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Kids can test drive social media safely with new simulations

Educators across the country can now use Cornell-designed interactive tutorials to teach elementary and middle schoolers how to participate positively in social media – while simultaneously learning to navigate some of its potential perils.

Babies not so helpless, new study shows

New research from Cornell’s Behavioral Analysis of Beginning Years Laboratory, led by associate professor of psychology Michael Goldstein, reveals that baby babbling elicits profound changes in adult speech.

Grants create engagement opportunities for students

The Office of Engagement Initiatives has awarded $1,307,580 in Engaged Curriculum Grants to 25 teams of faculty and community partners that are integrating community engagement into majors and minors across the university.

Want the money now or later? It may depend on your age

How a person would distribute monetary gains and losses over time may depend on their age, according to new research from Corinna Loeckenhoff, associate professor of human development.

Study: Red or blue, Americans value effort to achieve success

Though liberals are more likely than conservatives to believe some groups need help in order to succeed, Americans across the political spectrum believe that effort determines success, Cornell researchers have found.

Yang-Tan Institute to aid justice-involved youth with disabilities

The Yang-Tan Institute has received a $1.5 million grant from the New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council to build a statewide community of practice to support justice-involved youth who have disabilities.

Study finds racial bias in tweets flagged as hate speech

Tweets believed to be written by African Americans are much more likely to be tagged as hate speech than tweets associated with whites, according to a Cornell study analyzing five collections of Twitter data marked for abusive language.

Study addresses low female participation in STEM classrooms

A new study co-authored by Kelly Zamudio, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, shows that increasing class size has the largest negative impact on female participation in STEM classrooms.

Rigged card game sheds light on perceptions of inequality

In a study designed to measure perceptions of inequality, Cornell researchers found that winners of a simple card game were far more likely than losers to believe the game’s outcome was fair, even when it was heavily tilted in their favor.