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Pulitzer Prize winner describes why we ‘lock up our own’ – and how to stop

James Forman Jr. analyzed the roots of mass incarceration and how society can stop their spread at the capstone lecture for the Institute for the Social Sciences’ 2015-18 Mass Incarceration theme project.

Grant expands undergrad offerings on Latin America and Caribbean

A three-year, $342,000 grant to Cornell’s Latin American Studies Program brings new opportunities to Cornell undergrads and area community college students.

Residential Child Care Project receives $2.8M grant

The Residential Child Care Project at the Bronfenbrenner Center received a $2.8M grant to improve the quality of care for children living in group care settings.

Milk inspection program marks 50 years of success in New York

For 50 years, Cornell has partnered with New York state to train inspectors of milk and milk products.

Students use library portal to talk global health care

Students in the Ethical Issues in Health and Medicine class talked to Palestinian contemporaries via the Cornell Portal Sept. 25.

Caltech earthquake expert to lecture Oct. 11 and 12

Seismologist Lucile M. Jones will address global trends in risk reduction for natural disasters Oct. 11.

Roper Center to create world’s most comprehensive health opinion database

The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research will offer a searchable portal on the public’s views about health dating to 1935.

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$13M state investment revitalizes Cornell Food Venture Center

The renovated Cornell Food Venture Center plant reopened Oct. 4 at a ceremony celebrating the enhanced capabilities of the state-of-the-art facility.

Garcia briefs D.C. policymakers on the history of refugee policy

American studies professor Maria Cristina Garcia briefed Washington lawmakers on the history of immigration Oct. 1 in Washington, D.C.