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Cornell’s Tech/Law Colloquium kicks off next week

Cornell’s Tech/Law Colloquium returns this fall semester with a slate of 12 free public talks from leading scholars in the areas of digital technology, ethics, law and policy.

Lectures explore politics and justice in the Trump era

“Politics and Justice in the Era of Donald Trump” will be explored in a lecture series at Cornell featuring eminent social scientists, beginning on Sept. 12.

Empathy project goes online

The Cornell Race and Empathy Project - which records, archives and shares the everyday stories of Cornellians - has moved online.

Essentials

Research to focus on why it’s hard to say no to police searches

Vanessa Bohns will measure whether perception causes outside observers to systematically overestimate the voluntariness of consent to warrantless searches.

Intergroup Dialogue Project broadens students’ worlds

Intergroup Dialogue Project has become one of the main programs on campus to offer peer-facilitated courses and workshops on communication and collaboration across social, cultural and power differences.

Dorothy Cotton’s lifetime of service leaves lasting legacy

The celebration of the life and legacy of Dorothy Foreman Cotton Aug. 11 in Bailey Hall provided highlights of her life as a civil rights pioneer, educator and community organizer and called on participants to keep her legacy alive.

How attitudes on race, immigration, gender will affect the 2018 midterm elections

An innovative study by Cornell researchers using three waves of surveys will show how voters’ views on immigration, race and gender influence the midterm elections in November and whether those attitudes shift leading up to the elections.

For more cohesive police forces in war-torn countries, adding women may help

Adding women to security forces in war-torn countries could improve the cohesiveness of those forces, according to a new study by Sabrina Karim, a Cornell expert in gender and postconflict state-building.

An untold story of the foreclosure crisis: college costs

Although subprime mortgage lending and unemployment were largely responsible for the wave of foreclosures during the Great Recession, additional sources of financial risk, including college costs, may have exacerbated the crisis.