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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.

Course will challenge students’ perceptions of food systems

A new course to be offered in the fall in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Just Food: Exploring the Modern Food System, will deliver insights into both domestic and international food systems.

Cornell Center for Health Equity symposium to bridge NYC – Ithaca research

The Cornell Center for Health Equity will hold its second annual symposium April 11-12 at Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine on the Ithaca campus.

Social scientists analyze the dynamics shaping China’s cities

Five faculty fellows involved in the China’s Cities collaborative project reported on their results from three years of research at a March 22 capstone lecture. The Institute for the Social Sciences sponsored the project.

For privacy, ‘granny cams’ may cause more harm than good

Cameras in nursing home bedrooms aim to protect the elderly, but according to new Cornell-led research they also raise tensions around issues of privacy, safety and dignity – and may even endanger the people they’re supposed to help.