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Streaming chill vibes? Spotify data says the season is the reason

A study of 765 million downloads from streaming service Spotify reveals clear patterns in musical preferences based on geography, gender, time of day and other considerations.

What happens when bosses don’t practice what they preach?

Managers who say one thing and do another often get negative reactions from employees. But the misalignment of words and deeds can be viewed as neutral or even positive, says Cornell researcher Brian Lucas.

Scientists tackle breeding challenges of land mine-finding rats

Cornell researchers have determined a distinct reproductive-system characteristic of pouched rats that could help in breeding of the rodents, which are excellent at detecting land mines.

Anthony Burrow receives Engaged Scholar Prize

Anthony Burrow, associate professor of human development, has won Cornell’s fourth annual Engaged Scholar Prize, which recognizes a faculty member’s innovative approach to community-based scholarship.

Historic building is hub for Cornell in NYC

On Jan. 2, the School of Industrial and Labor Relations’ new New York City headquarters and conference center opened in the historic General Electric building at 570 Lexington Ave. Several other Cornell colleges, units and programs will soon be using space in the building.

Hands-on, intensive parenting is best, most parents say

Parents may struggle to meet the ideal of intensive parenting – especially if they have low incomes and education levels, according to a new study by Patrick Ishizuka.

2018 Affinito-Stewart research grants awarded; 2019 proposals sought

Nine Cornell faculty members have been awarded Affinito-Stewart research grants for the 2018-19 academic year. Proposals for 2019-20 are due Feb. 8.

Book investigates resilience in the face of chronic poverty

A new book, “The Economics of Poverty Traps,” co-edited by Cornell agricultural and development economist Chris Barrett, highlights cutting-edge research on the mechanisms that keep people entrenched in poverty.

Forum highlights the connections between humans and apes

“Apes and Sustainability,” a forum held Nov. 15, brought together Cornell faculty, activists and scientists to explore new perspectives on preserving nonhuman great apes in sustainable ways.