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Humor, fear inspire young to engage in climate activism

A new study from the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture finds humor and fear motivates young people to pursue climate change activism.

Enrichment program boosts STEM for black students but leaves Latinos behind

An analysis by Cornell sociologist Steven Alvarado found that a major STEM enrichment program increases black students' high school STEM engagement but had little impact on black and Latino students’ aspiration to major in a STEM field in college.

Kate Manne on how attitudes to sexual harassment must change

Philosopher Kate Manne discusses how even though there’s been a sea change in how we think of sexual harassment, attitudes must change.


Einaudi Center to provide research help to doctoral students

The Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies has selected 12 Cornell graduate students for the 2018 Einaudi-SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Program.

New certificate program teaches dietitians skills to elicit change

eCornell offers a new Nutrition Counseling certificate for registered dietitian nutritionists to develop their skills.


Upstanding by design: built-in encouragement to call out cyberbullies

Researchers have discovered a way to encourage people to intervene in cyberbullying – and it can be built right into the design of social networking sites.

For girls who mature early, psychological problems last into adulthood

Early development may place girls at higher risk of mental health problems, both in adolescence and in adulthood, according to a new study by Jane Mendle, associate professor of human development.

Sociologists to explore end-of-life care in Feb. 23 talk

Sociologists Holly Prigerson and Libby Luth will speak on psychosocial influences on end-of-life care on campus Feb. 23.

Institute nurtures promising social scientists with ‘dream’ semester

Cornell’s Institute for the Social Sciences is once again offering the university’s most promising young social scientists time, money and resources to concentrate on their research.