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New center will foster data science research

Cornell’s Center for Data Science for Enterprise and Society, launching this fall and led by David Shmoys, will enhance research in the increasingly important field of data science.

Struggle to save America’s cities is focus of University Lecture

Harvard University historian Lizabeth Cohen will examine the role of government and private enterprise in renewing urban areas in a University Lecture, Nov. 14 at 4:30 p.m. in Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium, Klarman Hall.

Two doctoral students win Fulbright-Hays fellowships

Cornell doctoral students Mary Kate Long and Jiwon Baik have received Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad fellowships from the U.S. Department of Education.

Researchers explore the ‘gist’ of doctor-patient communication

Professors Holly Prigerson and Valerie Reyna have combined forces to study end-of-life communication between patients and their physicians and clinicians, with the goal of improved prognostic understanding and decision-making and, ultimately, better end-of-life decisions.

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Online birth stories reveal power imbalances

Cornell researchers performed a computational analysis on nearly 3,000 online birth stories, shedding light on new mothers’ feelings of powerlessness.

Expert: Design information networks that support democracy

Improved mediation and curation could strengthen the search engines and social media platforms dominating today's information ecosystem, Northeastern University's David Lazer said Oct 24 during the Cornell Center for Social Sciences’ Distinguished Lecture in the Social Sciences.

Fresh produce earns ‘halo effect’ under new GMO-labeling laws

Consumers were more willing to buy unlabeled produce after being shown food tagged as “genetically modified” in a new Cornell study that comes two months before a new federal food-labeling law goes into effect.

College of Human Ecology celebrates staff achievements

College of Human Ecology faculty and staff gathered Oct. 16 for their annual Service Awards and Staff Recognition Ceremony, to honor staff who achieved milestones and to recognize those designated for their exceptional contributions to the college.

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Women on Instagram derided as too real – or not real enough

Female influencers on Instagram endure criticism and harassment both for being too honest about their lives and for seeming too fake, a new Cornell study has found.