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How technology turns consumers into spies

A new paper explores how digital cameras and other surveillance tools compel people to spend time and energy monitoring others.

How attitudes on race, immigration, gender will affect the 2018 midterm elections

An innovative study by Cornell researchers using three waves of surveys will show how voters’ views on immigration, race and gender influence the midterm elections in November and whether those attitudes shift leading up to the elections.

New book investigates the government-citizen disconnect

American anger at government has been growing, despite the increase in benefits people receive from the government. Suzanne Mettler explores this gulf in a new book.

Students learn about the law in NYC summer program

Nadia Udochi ’20 is taking part in Cornell’s Prelaw Program in New York City, which helps students decide if they want to pursue law careers.

Atkinson Center names 2018-19 SSHA faculty fellows

Cornell’s Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future has named seven social sciences, humanities and arts (SSHA) fellows for the 2018-19 academic year.

New study finds police-related fatalities may occur twice as often as reported

Official statistics on use of deadly force by police resulting in death underreport the reality; a new study finds much higher rates of police homicide that varies by region.

Prasad testifies on promise, peril of digital currencies

Cornell economist Eswar Prasad testified July 18 before the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade in Washington, D.C.

Aug. 11 event to honor life, legacy of Dorothy Cotton

A celebration of the life and legacy of civil rights icon Dorothy Cotton will be held Aug. 11 in Bailey Hall on the Cornell campus.

War taxes put public's money where its troops are

A new book by Sarah Kreps, associate professor of government, examines how the decline of war taxes has shielded Americans from the costs of war.