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Sociologist to speak on inequality and stigmatization

Sociologist Michèle Lamont will discuss economic inequality and recognition for stigmatized minority groups on campus Feb. 2.

Simpler grammar, larger vocabulary: a linguistic paradox explained

New Cornell research explains why languages with many speakers, like English or Mandarin, have large vocabularies with relatively simple grammar – and why those with fewer speakers have the opposite characteristics.

Researchers learn the social function of babies’ babbling

New research shows that babies organize mothers’ verbal responses, which promotes more effective language instruction, and babbling is key.

Gifts create new Arts and Sciences professorships

Four new alumni gifts have helped the College of Arts and Sciences create three new professorships and fund a new graduate student position.

ISS grants jump-start new social science research

Cornell's Institute for the Social Sciences has awarded 14 small grants to researchers around the university working on solutions to 21st-century problems.

Government alumnus takes on the system

Ethan Felder ’09 isn’t shy about standing up for what he believes in – even if that means literally standing up in front of a crowd of 1,000 people at a Queens neighborhood rally.


Course marks 50 years of international engagement

Cornell’s International Agriculture and Rural Development 602 class is celebrating 50 years of international engagement.

Kids test-drive social media sites – minus the risks

A new social media simulator lets kids learn to present themselves online, deal with cyberbullying and identify fake news, all in a safe offline environment.

A not-quite-random walk demystifies the algorithm

Looking at the world through the lens of an algorithm illuminates some aspects but obscures others, says Malte Ziewitz, assistant professor of science and technology studies.