New book investigates who shacks up and why

More young unmarried Americans are living together than ever before, but not much is known about why couples decide to take on this romantic rite of passage. A new book by demographer Sharon Sassler sets out to fill these gaps.

Dark-skinned whites arrested more than those with lighter skin

A new Cornell study finds the darker a white man's skin is, the more likely he is to be arrested, compared to lighter-skinned white men. In contrast, black men, no matter how dark or light their skin, get arrested at the same rate.

Symposium addresses role of truth in universities, society

An academic symposium, “Universities and the Search for Truth,” held Aug. 24 in Bailey Hall, was part of the celebrations of Martha E. Pollack’s inauguration as Cornell’s 14th president.

Fulbright recipients head off to global destinations

Fourteen Cornell students and recent alumni are setting out this fall for destinations around the world, thanks to grants from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.

Cornell provides refuge for scholars under threat

Cornell sponsored Turkish academics Azat Gündoğan, a sociologist, and his wife, historian Nilay Ozok-Gündoğan, when they were threatened by their government.

NYC-based research finds interaction with kids is key

Cornell researchers are working with Head Start Centers and day schools in New York City on early intervention to promote development of spatial skills and language acquisition in preschoolers.

Cognitive scientist calls for integration in language sciences

In a new opinion piece in a major publication, Morten Christiansen, professor of psychology, calls for a new era of integration in the language sciences, which has fragmented into many highly-specialized areas of study.

Fearing surveillance, dads with a record avoid kids' schools

Fathers who have been incarcerated tend to avoid their kid's school - not because they don't care about their child's education, but because they're afraid of the school as a surveilling institution, says sociologist Anna Haskins.

Study: Many kinds of happiness promote better health

Experiencing a range of positive emotions, from enthusiasm to amusement, is linked to lower levels of inflammation, says a new study by Anthony Ong. He and his team drew on approaches used to measure the biodiversity of ecosystems.