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Cornell Professor William Foote Whyte honored with award in his name by American Sociological Association

William Foote Whyte, the Cornell sociologist who authored an early examination on street gangs culture, has received a newly established award from the American Sociological Association  for his "significant contribution to the practice of sociology."

ew $3 million institute at Cornell to focus on working families

A new $3 million institute at Cornell University will look at how families are coping with changes in all stages of life and work.

Naked mole-rats: They're not just for scientists anymore

Cornell biologist Paul Sherman, co-author of two new books about naked mole-rats for children and young adults, expects one of the world's weirdest animals will appeal to kids and spark their scientific curiosity.

Women have access to executive jobs only when other women already hold such jobs, Cornell study finds

Researchers found that even a small increase in the number of women who have passed through that door to a managerial position dramatically increases other women's chances of being hired or promoted into that position. The result: a Catch-22 situation with important implications for the movement of women into management, as well as for the national affirmative action debate.

Spider silk inspires new model for super fibers of future

Scientists hoping to produce super-tough, bio-inspired fibers are a step closer with a new model for the molecular arrangement of spider silk, proposed by Cornell University researchers in the Jan. 5 issue of the journal Science.

Mighty morphin' pigeon watchers learn science in the city

Inner city schoolchildren all over North America soon will be learning from the pigeons under their feet through the program Project PigeonWatch.