Workshop explores ape-human communication

“Eloquence of the Apes: A Trans-Disciplinary Workshop on Apes, Language and Communication,” Oct. 20-21, featured primatologist Sue Savage-Rumbaugh.

Trevor Pinch examines the line between human and machine in new podcast

Trevor Pinch, the Goldwin Smith Professor of Science & Technology Studies, examines the border between human and machine in a new podcast, “The Human Today."

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Myth of race still embedded in scientific research, scholar says

Dorothy Roberts, a scholar from the University of Pennsylvania, talked about race and racism and a more ethical way to study them Nov. 15 at the 2017 Institute for the Social Sciences' Annual Lecture.

Olaf Larson, rural sociology research pioneer, dies at 107

Olaf F. Larson, a pioneer in rural sociology research in the 1930s and a Cornell faculty member for 71 years, died Nov. 14 in Mount Dora, Florida. He was 107 years old and had been Cornell’s oldest living emeritus professor.

Conference examines criminalization of immigrants

“Criminalizing Immigrants: Border Controls, Enforcement and Resistance,” Nov. 9-10, brought researchers and academics from a range of disciplines together.

Kids in tough neighborhoods face joblessness, lower income as adults

Children who live in disadvantaged neighborhoods at any point in their lives up to age 18 are 75 percent more likely to be unemployed and also earn a lower income as adults, according to sociologist Steven Alvarado.

Psychologist examines ‘The Human Intellect’ in new podcast

David Pizarro, associate professor of psychology, raises questions about human intellectual dominance in a new podcast.

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Conference to explore impact of immigrant criminalization

“Criminalizing Immigrants: Border Controls, Enforcement and Resistance” will be held on campus Nov. 9-10.

Education innovator advocates for transdisciplinary ‘StudioLab’

A new transdisciplinary pedagogy encourages active learning via conceptual, aesthetic and technical learning.