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In first look at Facebook data, researchers to track patterns of fake news

A Cornell researcher is collaborating on an unprecedented study examining Facebook data to look for patterns in “problematic sharing” – posting links to stories that have already been flagged or proven false – to determine whether this activity spikes around elections or terrorist attacks.

Source credibility is key to derailing fake news

New research led by psychology professor Melissa Ferguson, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, offers a roadmap for dealing with “fake news.”

Klarman postdoctoral fellowship program announced

The College of Arts and Sciences’ Klarman Fellowships will create a cohort of elite postdocs who pursue leading-edge research across departments and programs, including researchers in science and math disciplines, the humanities and social sciences.

Doris lecture charts mental disorders across life span

Avshalom Caspi ’83, Ph.D. ’86, gave the annual John Doris Memorial Lecture on charting mental disorders across a person’s life. The talk was sponsored by the Bronfenbrenner Center.

Grants bolster social sciences research

The Institute for the Social Sciences has awarded 12 small grants to social science researchers in six colleges and schools at Cornell. The awards assist scholars as they develop new research and seek external funding.

Rawlings scholars exhibit wide-ranging research

About three dozen Cornell seniors presented their undergraduate research at the 17th annual Hunter R. Rawlings III Research Scholars Senior Expo on April 17.

Exhibit on labor movements features Kheel Center artifacts

With historical materials from Cornell University Library’s Kheel Center for Labor-Management and Archives, the Museum of the City of New York opens the exhibit “City of Workers, City of Struggle: How Labor Movements Changed New York” on May 1.

Renowned psychologist, neuroscientist to deliver Doris Lecture

Avshalom Caspi ’83, Ph.D. ’86, will return to Cornell to deliver the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research’s annual John Doris Memorial Lecture on April 25. Caspi will discuss the implications of charting mental disorders from childhood to midlife.

New director leads Center for the Study of Economy & Society

Filiz Garip, a former engineer whose career has been defined by interdisciplinary thinking, has been named director of a Cornell incubator for new ideas and research in economic sociology.