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Symposium addresses role of truth in universities, society

An academic symposium, “Universities and the Search for Truth,” held Aug. 24 in Bailey Hall, was part of the celebrations of Martha E. Pollack’s inauguration as Cornell’s 14th president.

Fulbright recipients head off to global destinations

Fourteen Cornell students and recent alumni are setting out this fall for destinations around the world, thanks to grants from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.

Cornell provides refuge for scholars under threat

Cornell sponsored Turkish academics Azat Gündoğan, a sociologist, and his wife, historian Nilay Ozok-Gündoğan, when they were threatened by their government.

NYC-based research finds interaction with kids is key

Cornell researchers are working with Head Start Centers and day schools in New York City on early intervention to promote development of spatial skills and language acquisition in preschoolers.

Cognitive scientist calls for integration in language sciences

In a new opinion piece in a major publication, Morten Christiansen, professor of psychology, calls for a new era of integration in the language sciences, which has fragmented into many highly-specialized areas of study.

Fearing surveillance, dads with a record avoid kids' schools

Fathers who have been incarcerated tend to avoid their kid's school - not because they don't care about their child's education, but because they're afraid of the school as a surveilling institution, says sociologist Anna Haskins.

Study: Many kinds of happiness promote better health

Experiencing a range of positive emotions, from enthusiasm to amusement, is linked to lower levels of inflammation, says a new study by Anthony Ong. He and his team drew on approaches used to measure the biodiversity of ecosystems.

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.