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How hawkish is the Chinese public?

China’s citizens support greater reliance on the military and increased defense spending, according to a new study by Jessica Chen Weiss, associate professor of government. But this is not necessarily cause for concern, she says.

Why politicians choose re-election over climate change

Why do the world’s politicians keep signing weak environmental treaties? Because it helps them get re-elected, according to a new study by economist Marco Battaglini and a colleague.

Digital Ag Hackathon tackles pressing agricultural problems

Cornell’s first Digital Agriculture Hackathon saw students from a variety of disciplines come together to develop ways of addressing some of the world’s most pressing agricultural challenges.

Einaudi Center funds Cornell dissertations with global impact

Twelve graduate students will spend this year refining their dissertation plans and testing the waters of global research with help from the Einaudi-SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Program.

Study: Tug at heartstrings with big stats, human stories

Organizations can persuade people to pay attention to society’s problems by making emotional appeals, with eye-catching statistics and human interest stories, according to a new study co-written by Adam Seth Levine.

Former Canadian prime minister cautions against ignoring populism

In a world teeming with trade and immigration controversy, Stephen Harper, the conservative former Canadian prime minister, urged a Cornell audience on March 7 not to ignore rising populist or nationalist campaigns.

Students travel to D.C. to advocate for federal financial aid

Nineteen Cornell students traveled to Washington, D.C., March 6 for the annual Student Aid Advocacy Day, where they met with congressional members and staff. 

Robert Summers, pre-eminent legal scholar, dies at 85

Robert S. Summers, who grew up milking cows on his family’s farm in Oregon and went on to co-write the most widely cited treatise on U.S. commercial transaction laws, died March 1. He was 85.

ILR School celebrates opening of NYC headquarters

The ILR School held an opening ceremony Feb. 28 for its New York City hub, at the historic GE building at 570 Lexington Ave., which will be a center for ILR and nine other colleges and programs.