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Professor’s perceptron paved the way for AI – 60 years too soon

As the Faculty of Computing and Information Science celebrates its 20th year, Frank Rosenblatt’s prescient research into artificial intelligence underscores Cornell’s pivotal role in computing history.

Lecture to address issues of diversity at elite schools

Anthony Jack, assistant professor of education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, will address diversity at elite institutions in a lecture Oct. 3 in the Biotechnology Building, Room G10.

Six A.D. White Professors-at-Large elected

A Nobel Prize-winning physicist, best-selling authors and a leader in global sustainable agriculture are among six newly elected Andrew Dickson White Professors-at-Large at Cornell.

Research gives robots a second chance at first impressions

A Cornell-led team was recently awarded a $2.5 million grant from the Office of Naval Research to develop a computational model of how humans form and update their memories of robots.

For online reviews, shoppers believe a pretty face

New Cornell research has found that people are more likely to be swayed by positive recommendations posted online by attractive reviewers.

Political polarization may be less about ideology than luck

Divisions between political parties are believed to reflect deeply rooted ideological differences, but a new study from sociology professor Michael Macy points to another factor: luck.

Kids from tough neighborhoods more likely to become obese as adults

Children – especially teens – growing up in disadvantaged neighborhoods face greater odds of unhealthy weight gain as adults, according to new research by a Cornell sociologist.

Two doctoral students selected for Liebmann fellowships

Doctoral students Stephen Roblin, in the field of government, and Laura Leddy, in the field of anthropology, have been selected as recipients of the Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship.

Kids can test drive social media safely with new simulations

Educators across the country can now use Cornell-designed interactive tutorials to teach elementary and middle schoolers how to participate positively in social media – while simultaneously learning to navigate some of its potential perils.