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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.

Evangelista part of Geneva Conventions 70th anniversary panel

History professor Matthew Evangelista was part of a recent panel discussion at an event in Geneva, Switzerland, marking the 70th anniversary of the 1949 Geneva Conventions.

Study: Nearly half of Americans have had a family member jailed, imprisoned

In a groundbreaking study illuminating the extensive scope of mass incarceration in the U.S., nearly 1 in 2 Americans have had a member of their immediate family spend time in jail or prison – a far higher figure than previously estimated.

Experts highlight NYS invasive species research in D.C.

Mark Whitmore, extension associate in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, briefed congressional staffers on an invasive species threatening hemlock trees and ways to combat it.

Cornell librarians help train researchers in Africa

A pair of Cornell librarians traveled to Africa earlier this year to conduct workshops and help researchers advance food security and legal scholarship.