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Collaborators look at legal issues through big data lens

Professors Michael Heise and Marty Wells discuss how they collaborate on empirical legal research, applying advanced data science and statistical analyses to look at legal issues that affect people’s lives as well as examining the judiciary system and how it operates.

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Expert testifies on deadly deer disease to House committee

Dr. Krysten Schuler, senior research associate in the College of Veterinary Medicine, gave testimony on chronic wasting disease June 25 before the House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources.

New book explores children’s emotional expression

English professor Jane Juffer looks at children’s television, online gaming and political expression in her new book, “Don't Use Your Words! Children’s Emotions in a Networked World.”

Math can protect society’s networks, Kleinberg says in D.C.

Mathematical and computational models can make power grids, financial institutions and other networks less vulnerable to collapse, Jon Kleinberg, the Tisch University Professor of Computer Science, said at a June 13 presentation on Capitol Hill.

Cornell Law School professor wins Supreme Court death penalty appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 21 overturned the 2010 conviction of Mississippi death row inmate Curtis Flowers, who was represented by Cornell Law School professor Sheri Lynn Johnson.

Alexander Colvin named dean of ILR

Alexander Colvin, Ph.D. ’99, has been named the Kenneth F. Kahn ’69 Dean of the School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Provost Michael Kotlikoff announced June 20. The five-year appointment is effective July 1.

Panel considers role of the press in a time of lies

Panelists discussed journalism and how news is consumed in “International Politics and the Fourth Estate: The Role of the Media in Social and Political Movements Worldwide,” a Cornell Reunion event.

Wolfe offers ag fixes to ‘complex, severe’ climate change

David Wolfe, professor in the School of Integrative Plant Science, told a congressional committee in a hearing on agricultural resiliency that climate change impacts have been more complex and severe than scientists had forecast three decades ago.

US must get its house in order, Hadley says in Olin Lecture

Partisanship and extremism are fraying our political system and tarnishing the United States’ reputation around the world, former national security adviser Stephen J. Hadley ’69 told alumni at the Olin Lecture June 7 in Bailey Hall.