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Experts to dissect Obama-McCain domestic policies

At the event 'Educate the Vote: McCain v. Obama in 3D -- Data and Debate on Domestic Policy' Sept. 26, experts in health care, immigration and Social Security will analyze the candidates' proposals. (Sept. 2, 2008)

How equal is opportunity? Seminars engage alumni in social sciences research

Interim Provost David Harris, a scholar on race, ethnicity and public policy, is one of four Cornell social scientists leading a series of interactive seminars on inequality and socio-economic mobility. (Aug. 29, 2008)

Cornell Urban Scholars gain perspective, experience from summer program

Students in the Cornell Urban Scholars Program in New York City this summer relate some of their experiences working with agencies and nonprofits to alleviate poverty. (Aug. 25, 2008)

Law professor defends legality of controversial wars

In a new book, Cornell Law School faculty member Jens David Ohlin asks -- and answers -- one of the most debated questions of our time: When is war justified? (Aug. 21, 2008)

Book charts trend of retirees moving to rural communities

'Rural Retirement Migration,' a book written by Cornell development sociologists David L. Brown and Nina Glasgow, details the positive and negative effects of older people moving into communities. (Aug. 21, 2008)

Population center and its demographic research boosted by $1.15 million grant

The U.S. National Institutes of Health has awarded the Cornell Population Program a $1.15 million grant to expand its abilities to conduct national and international demographic research. (Aug. 15, 2008)

Overworking husbands drive working wives back into the home, study finds

Working long hours has increasingly become expected in the work culture, yet seemingly gender-neutral workplace norms can result in discriminatory outcomes, the study says. (Aug. 1, 2008)

Mannix is new vice provost for equity and inclusion

Mannix, professor of management at the Johnson School and director of the Institute for the Social Sciences, has been named vice provost for equity and inclusion, effective July 15. (July 29, 2008)

Children are hurt by chaos at home, says trio of professors

Children, especially low-income and minority children, are hurt by the effects of chaos at home, triggered by divorce, remarriage and the fast pace of modern life, said researchers at a videoconference. (July 28, 2008)