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Podcast examines love and obligation

“Love and the Goddess,” a new episode of the “What Makes Us Human” podcast series, explores marriage between girls and a goddess in South India.

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ILR sports summit draws hundreds in New York City

More than 250 people gathered at the Grand Hyatt in New York City for the Cornell ILR Sports Leadership Summit Nov. 15.

New book looks at the ‘grandfamily’ phenomenon

A new book by the interim dean of the College of Human Ecology looks at the 1.6 million U.S. children who live in “grandfamilies” – households in which children are being raised by their grandparents.

Discussion explores use of social impact bonds

Professor Mildred Warner discussed Social Impact Bonds with filmmaker Nadine Pequeneza, who directed a documentary on the subject, Nov. 5.

Conference discusses depth, breadth of America’s health crisis

“Deep Wounds: Social Determinants of Health Inequality” brought together scholars who take innovative approaches to studying the social foundations of health inequalities.

With Cornell grants, faculty launch social sciences research

Faculty members are exploring topics from artificial intelligence to immigration and virtual reality this fall, thanks to funding from Cornell’s Institute for the Social Sciences.

A choice may not feel like a choice when morality is at play

When people consider a particular decision as moral in nature, they often don’t perceive they have options and pay less attention to alternative courses of action, says Isaac Smith, an expert in behavioral ethics.

Cornell faculty, leadership begin to tackle grand challenges

Global Grand Challenges Symposium brought together faculty, administrators and guests to discuss challenges on which Cornell should place emphasis and resources in 2019-2020.

Reporter paints vivid portrait of opioid epidemic

Journalist Sam Quinones spoke about the origins and impacts of the opioid epidemic Nov. 7 on campus.