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Dorothy Cotton’s lifetime of service leaves lasting legacy

The celebration of the life and legacy of Dorothy Foreman Cotton Aug. 11 in Bailey Hall provided highlights of her life as a civil rights pioneer, educator and community organizer and called on participants to keep her legacy alive.

How attitudes on race, immigration, gender will affect the 2018 midterm elections

An innovative study by Cornell researchers using three waves of surveys will show how voters’ views on immigration, race and gender influence the midterm elections in November and whether those attitudes shift leading up to the elections.

For more cohesive police forces in war-torn countries, adding women may help

Adding women to security forces in war-torn countries could improve the cohesiveness of those forces, according to a new study by Sabrina Karim, a Cornell expert in gender and postconflict state-building.

An untold story of the foreclosure crisis: college costs

Although subprime mortgage lending and unemployment were largely responsible for the wave of foreclosures during the Great Recession, additional sources of financial risk, including college costs, may have exacerbated the crisis.

Adult education scholar Arthur Wilson dies at 67

Arthur L. “Butch” Wilson, professor and chair of Cornell’s former Department of Education, died May 10 in Lexington, Virginia. He was 67.

Conflict of interest disclosures inspire misplaced trust

A new study suggests that when bloggers disclose conflicts of interest, readers find them more trustworthy – because people automatically interpret disclosures as signs of expertise.

Atkinson Center names 2018-19 SSHA faculty fellows

Cornell’s Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future has named seven social sciences, humanities and arts (SSHA) fellows for the 2018-19 academic year.

Seminar participants explore literary and media theory

Academics are participating in a six-week faculty summer seminar in the humanities and social sciences on the Cornell campus.

New study finds police-related fatalities may occur twice as often as reported

Official statistics on use of deadly force by police resulting in death underreport the reality; a new study finds much higher rates of police homicide that varies by region.