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Free speech or religious offense? Panel ponders difficult questions raised by Danish cartoons

If a Danish newspaper doesn't have the freedom to publish cartoons depicting Muhammad, should the TV cartoon show "South Park" also not be free to satirize Mormons? That was the question posed by Michael Shapiro, associate professor of communication at Cornell, in a panel discussion Feb. 21.

No Child Left Behind Act can improve schools, Cornell professor asserts in new book

In the new book 'The No Child Left Behind Legislation: Educational Research and Federal Funding,' Cornell Professor Valerie Reyna asserts that new mandates for scientifically based educational programs will improve education, and other experts challenge her. (December 22, 2005)

In 'Six Degrees of Reputation' Cornell authors track plagiarism and abuse of online reviewing systems

Positive bias in online consumer reviews has become almost standard industry practice, but plagiarizing user reviews and passing them off as authentic is another animal altogether, says a new Cornell study that has been tracking that other animal. (December 12, 2005)

Cornell's Torres organizes D.C. avian flu conference to strengthen collaborations among health and wildlife experts

Avian flu experts emphasized the importance of dialogue and coordination among people in public health, animal health and wildlife management as essential preparation for a possible avian influenza pandemic, during a conference organized by Cornell.

How committed your relationship is goes hand in hand with happiness and well-being, study discovers

Having a romantic relationship makes both men and women happier -- and the stronger the relationship's commitment, the greater the happiness and sense of well-being of its partners, according to a study by Cornell University's Claire Kamp Dush. (December 01, 2005)

Working mothers, and particularly single mothers with jobs, are helping reduce U.S. child-poverty rate, Cornell study finds

The number of children living in poverty in the United States is down to 16 percent --the lowest in 20 years. The reason is largely that more mothers -- especially single mothers -- are working and not because of changes in family structure, reports Cornell University's Daniel Lichter, in Social Sciences Quarterly. (November 28, 2005)

Comfort foods help women when they're blue, but increase male highs, food study finds

A study co-authored by Jordan LeBel, associate professor at Cornell's School of Hotel Administration, and two colleagues shows that women seek comfort food when they're blue, while men indulge when they're happy. The findings may lead to a better understanding about food choices that lead to weight gain or, conversely, promote a healthy lifestyle. (November 15, 2005)

Memories and emotions about 'the American war' that continue to haunt

Soldiers, scholars and language instructors participate in Teaching Vietnam program on campus and off (November 15, 2005)

In Africa, children as young as 9 are heading households and turning to other children for help, study finds

With millions of orphans in Africa, more are becoming the heads of their own households at very tender ages. As such, they turn to other children for help three times more often than to other sources, finds Cornell doctoral candidate Mónica Ruiz-Casares, who studied child-headed households in Namibia. (November 14, 2005)