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Conference spotlights equality of opportunity for children

As inequality continues to grow in the United States, a national conference at Cornell Oct. 25-26 shined the spotlight on creating equality of opportunity for children.

Podcast explores attachments to products and brands

Professor Kathryn LaTour, an expert in marketing hedonic experiences, discusses our love for certain products or brands in a new podcast.

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Most underestimate minorities’ environmental concerns – even minorities

Most Americans underestimate just how concerned minorities and lower-income people are about environmental threats, according to a new study. In fact, those groups are consistently among the most worried about environmental challenges.

New study to look at trends in couples’ earnings after baby

New proposed research by Kelly Musick, professor of policy analysis and management, has been awarded $1 million to study trends in couples' work after they have children.

Staff-family communication key to assisted living success

New research by Karl Pillemer, the Hazel E. Reed Professor in the Department of Human Development, has demonstrated an effective approach to reduce staff-family conflict in assisted living facilities.

Mobile communication lab lets any person participate in any study

Cornell’s mobile communication lab, one of a handful in the country, is changing the face social sciences research. It enables scholars to study the socio-economic, racial and geographic groups hardest hit by society’s problems.

Conference considers a global plant steeped in meaning

The public conference "Tea High and Low: Elixir, Exploitation and Ecology” will examine the world's most popular drink after water.

Digital agriculture initiative to tackle food security challenges

In response to the call to action for feeding an ever-growing global population, the Cornell Initiative for Digital Agriculture is taking a multidisciplinary approach to the complex challenge. 

Pulitzer Prize winner describes why we ‘lock up our own’ – and how to stop

James Forman Jr. analyzed the roots of mass incarceration and how society can stop their spread at the capstone lecture for the Institute for the Social Sciences’ 2015-18 Mass Incarceration theme project.