Research offers new hope for gender equity in STEM fields

Men continue to be much more likely to earn a degree in STEM fields than women. Research from Cornell's Center for the Study of Inequality offers unexpected hope in closing this gender gap.

Researchers survey strategies to improve end of life quality

A new study draws on experiences of members of care teams working with end-of-life patients to identify strategies to improve quality of life through policies, palliative care practices and design.

Mouse tracking may reveal ability to resist temptation

A study in which participants were given two choices - healthy and unhealthy - shows that the process by which we make decisions involving temptation is dynamic as opposed to sequential.

Bronfenbrenner talk highlights inequalities in children's health

University of Pittsburgh professor Karen Matthews explored biological links to persistent social inequalities in childhood health during the 2017 Bronfenbrenner Lecture, held June 15 in Martha Van Rensselaer Hall.

The social media economy benefits few, new book suggests

A class of enterprising women aspire to "make it" in the social media economy but often find only unpaid work, says Brooke Erin Duffy, assistant professor of communication, in her book, "(Not) Getting Paid to Do What You Love."

Hayes, Kinzler recognized by World Economic Forum

Alexander Hayes, assistant professor of astronomy, and Katherine Kinzler, associate professor of psychology and human development, were named Young Scientists 2017 by the World Economic Forum.

Republicans doubt 'global warming' more than 'climate change'

The U.S. public doubts the existence of "global warming" more than it doubts "climate change" – and Republicans are driving the effect, according to new research. But there's more agreement on climate science than meets the eye.

Carpenter advising awards honor four on faculty

Vice Provost Rebecca Stoltzfus presented Cornell faculty members Austin Bunn, Ella Maria Diaz, Michael Goldstein and Irby Lovette with 2017 Kendall S. Carpenter Memorial Advising Awards May 27.

Atkinson Center names 2017-18 SSHA faculty fellows

Cornell's Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future has named eight social sciences, humanities and arts fellows for the 2017-18 academic year.