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'Will Boys Be Boys?' The many faces of adolescent masculinity at the Johnson

A new exhibition, "Will Boys Be Boys? Questioning Adolescent Masculinity in Contemporary Art," now through Jan. 8 at the Johnson Museum, explores, deconstructs and redefines "boy-ness" as a socially determined identity. (November 04, 2005)

Interracial relationships are on the increase in U.S., but decline with age, Cornell study finds

Interracial relationships and marriages are becoming more common in the United States, according to a new Cornell University study. (Nov. 2, 2005)

Shawkat Toorawa's remarkable publishing year

A combination of hard work, revisions of earlier writings, coincidence and swift turnarounds in publication led to Shawkat Toorawa's remarkable coup of four books in one academic year (November 01, 2005)

Judith Butler, eminent gender theorist, to give two public lectures

Berkeley's Judith Butler will give two public talks during her first visit as A.D. White Professor-at-Large, Nov. 9-11. (November 1, 2005)

Baby has the beat but quickly loses the ability to detect alien rhythms, studies find

Babies can recognize unfamiliar musical rhythms far more readily than adults, report Cornell University and University of Toronto researchers. (Aug. 15, 2005)

Mental processing is continuous, not like a computer

The theory that the mind works like a computer, in a series of distinct stages, was an important steppingstone in cognitive science, but it has outlived its usefulness, concludes a new Cornell University study. (June 27, 2005)

Study links warm offices to fewer typing errors and higher productivity

Chilly workers not only make more errors but cooler temperatures could increase a worker's hourly labor cost by 10 percent, estimates Alan Hedge, professor of design and environmental analysis and director of Cornell's Human Factors and Ergonomics Laboratory.

Workers more productive when using adjustable tables

Four out of five people prefer to work at electric, adjustable computer stations that allow them to stand at their computers part of the day, according to a new Cornell study. (Oct. 18, 2004)

Kissing cousin or close kin? One sniff is all some animals need to tell difference, Cornell behavior researcher discovers

The tiny Belding's ground squirrels appear to be "kissing". Instead, they are sniffing to analyze secretions from facial scent glands, hoping to learn from the complex odor bouquet who is family and who's not. More remarkably, they are determining in a matter of seconds precisely who is close-enough kin to risk their lives helping -- and perhaps even whether they are too closely related to for mating. (March 22, 2002)