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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.

Staff News

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.

Symposium seeks to beat back ‘zombies,’ grow sustainable housing

Cornell’s sixth annual Community Development Institute brought together more than 125 experts in academia, government and community development to discuss solutions for dealing with “zombie homes” across New York state.

Economic scarcity shifts perception, leads to discrimination

Research by a Cornell sociologist found that under conditions of perceived economic scarcity, white decision-makers began to see black individuals differently, an implicit shift linked to devaluation and discriminatory behavior.

CS classes can break down cultural barriers, study shows

Computational education can break down and expose cultural barriers in unexpected ways, a new study from Cornell researchers has found.

Things to Do, Oct. 18-25, 2019

Events this week include “War and Peace” on film; the Lorelei Ensemble in Bailey Hall; a ceremony hosted by Hindu students and a reading by Desiree Cooper.