Cornell launches Milstein Program in Technology and Humanity

A $20 million gift from the Milstein family will launch the new Milstein Program in Technology and Humanity, a collaboration between the College of Arts and Sciences and Cornell Tech that will pioneer a new approach to liberal arts education for the digital age. It is the first undergraduate program to link the Ithaca and Roosevelt Island campuses.

New lecture series addresses connections between language, inequality

An Oct. 20 lecture will kick off a new series on language and inequality.

New humanities podcast: ‘Disability and the Human Experience’

Susanne Bruyere spotlights our diverse ways of being human in “Disability and the Human Experience,” the new “What Makes Us Human?” podcast.

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Discrimination more likely when resources are scarce

Can scarcity – or even just the perception of it – lead someone to discriminate against blacks? The answer is yes – if resources are scarce, and the person is unmotivated to act without prejudice, says psychologist Amy Krosch.

Research African-American history Oct. 18

Learn about African-American history from the people who made it by using an archive of thousands of hours of video interviews, Oct. 18

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Community engagement initiatives deliver reciprocal benefits

On Sept. 27, a forum in downtown Ithaca with Cornell faculty, staff, and partners offered stories of experiences and answered questions about implementing community-engaged initiatives.

Nicholas Kristof to give Bronfenbrenner Centennial Lecture Oct. 2

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nicholas Kristof, known for his work exposing social injustice, will speak Monday, Oct. 2, at 5 p.m. in Call Auditorium.

In this communication course, scientists are the storytellers

This fall, Mark Sarvary in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, launched Introduction to Applied Science Communication: Digital Platforms and Public Engagement.

Study: Binge drinking cuts chance of landing a job by 10 percent

Heavy drinking six times a month reduces by 10 percent the probability a new college graduate will land a job, according to research led by the ILR School’s Smithers Institute.