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Psychologists: ‘There is no alternative to free speech’

Psychology’s extensive study of bias offers an important lens through which to view and reduce conflicts about free speech and hate speech, two Cornell psychologists say.

Jelani Cobb to address policing and racial justice in Krieger Lecture

Columbia University historian Jelani Cobb will deliver the 2018 Krieger Lecture in American Political Culture May 3 on police violence against black people.

Engaged Cornell grants fund undergrad and faculty research

Students, faculty and their community partners have received Engaged Cornell research grants to study education, inequality and equity, and community health and sustainability in New York state and international settings.

For debaters, success on North Korea a question of expectations

“How should we engage with North Korea?” was the focus of the latest debate in the Lund Critical Debates Series sponsored by the Einaudi Center.

History grad has front row seat to D.C. drama

When Jordan Fabian ’09 walks the halls of the White House, he always has three questions in his mind, just in case President Donald Trump happens to pass him in the hallway.

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Alumna researches the politics of infrastructure in Puerto Rico

Rosa Ficek ’03 and her students were heavily into their research on the impact of invasive species on their home island of Puerto Rico when hurricane Maria struck last fall.

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Lecture to explore American anger at government

Sociologist Arlie Hochschild will lecture on “Anger at Government vs. Liberal Hopes, Can We Come Together without Losing Ground?” April 30.

Fellowship supports MFA creative writing student Yessica Martinez

Yessica Martinez has received a Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans that will fund her Cornell MFA in creative writing.

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Corporate, business law scholar Lynn Stout dies at 60

Lynn Stout, an internationally recognized corporate law scholar, died April 16 after a long struggle with cancer. She was 60.