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Researchers energize effort for energy-smart solutions

A new project received a $100,000 planning grant from the NSF to create a proposal for an Engineering Research Center for sustainable energy-smart solutions.

New group to study AI’s impact on decision-making

The new Artificial Intelligence, Policy, and Practice Initiative will bring together a community of scholars with expertise in computing, the law, social science, communications and philosophy to create opportunities to collaborate on research.

Redesign dating apps to lessen racial bias, study recommends

Mobile dating apps that allow users to filter their searches by race – or rely on algorithms that pair up people of the same race – reinforce racial divisions and biases, according to a new paper by Cornell researchers.

Tech companies favor social scientists

Graduate and undergraduate students from Cornell’s social sciences fields are increasingly sought after by tech companies searching for employees who understand social processes, psychology, sociology and economics, but also have real-world data-science skills.

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Developmental psychologist Charles Brainerd to receive APA award

Charles Brainerd will receive the American Psychological Associations’ G. Stanley Hall award for distinguished contributions to developmental science.

Lois Gray, ‘amazing force’ at ILR School, dies at 94

Lois Spier Gray, an iconic ILR School professor who committed her life to advancing social justice and workers’ rights, died Sept. 20 in New York City.

Grants create community-engaged opportunities for students

The Office of Engagement Initiatives has awarded nearly $840,000 to 21 teams of faculty and community partners integrating community engagement into majors and minors.

When loyalty trumps honesty: judging loyal lies

People who are dishonest out of loyalty feel they are acting ethically and morally, according to new research. But outsiders disagree, and see those actions as immoral and wrong – unless they themselves lie out of loyalty.

Women who breastfeed more than five months have more kids

Women who breastfeed their first child for five months or longer go on to have more children than women who breastfeed for shorter durations, a new study finds.