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For girls who mature early, psychological problems last into adulthood

Early development may place girls at higher risk of mental health problems, both in adolescence and in adulthood, according to a new study by Jane Mendle, associate professor of human development.

Sociologists to explore end-of-life care in Feb. 23 talk

Sociologists Holly Prigerson and Libby Luth will speak on psychosocial influences on end-of-life care on campus Feb. 23.

Institute nurtures promising social scientists with ‘dream’ semester

Cornell’s Institute for the Social Sciences is once again offering the university’s most promising young social scientists time, money and resources to concentrate on their research.  

For the win (or tie): Most avoid risk, despite better chance at reward

Social psychologist Tom Gilovich co-authored a study analyzing "sudden-death aversion" – the tendency to avoid "fast" strategies that offer both greater chance of success and the possibility of immediate defeat.

ILR researchers demystify disability stats

Researchers at the K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan Institute on Employment and Disability released the Disability Statistics Status Report Jan. 30, revealing 41 million noninstitutionalized people are living with disabilities.

Lecture series to examine ‘The Difficulty of Democracy’

A semesterlong series of lectures, “The Difficulty of Democracy: Challenges and Prospects,” begins Feb. 9.

Annelise Riles receives lifetime achievement award

Annelise Riles, professor of anthropology and of law, will receive the Anneliese Maier Award from the German government.

An outdoor cat can damage your sustainability cred

A new study shows birders who allow pet cats out of the house are judged to be less concerned about the environment by other birders.

Lactation hormone cues birds to be good parents

Toppling a widespread assumption that a “lactation” hormone only cues animals to produce food for their babies, Cornell researchers have shown the hormone also prompts zebra finches to be good parents.