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Historian to discuss book examining Attica prison revolt

Historian Heather Thompson, will discuss her award-winning book about the 1971 Attica Prison uprising Tuesday, March 7, as part of the Freedom Interrupted series.

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Sociologist discusses links between breastfeeding, fertility

Vida Maralani, associate professor of sociology, focused on her research on breastfeeding and fertility at a Feb. 14 lunch series by the Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program.

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Rural sociologist Harold Capener dies at 97

Professor Emeritus Harold Rigby Capener, Ph.D ’51, who chaired the Department of Rural Sociology from 1966 to 1976, died Oct. 13, 2016. He was 97.

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Brito, Lambert, Yapici, Lancaster receive Sloan Fellowships

Cornell assistant professors Ilana Brito, Guillaume Lambert, Kyle Lancaster and Nilay Yapici have been awarded Sloan Foundation Fellowships, which support early career research and education.

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Mathematical models predict how we wait in line, traffic

Jamol Pender, assistant professor in Cornell’s School of Operations Research and Information Engineering, collaborated with Cornell colleagues to determine how we choose which line to wait in.

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Sociologist joins poverty, sustainability experts at UN

Parfait Eloundou-Enyegue, professor and chair of the Department of Development Sociology, joins a group of 15 experts Feb. 21 to start drafting the U.N.'s 2019 Global Sustainable Development Report.

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Chocolates and roses really do spell 'love,' researchers find

Vivian Zayas, associate professor of psychology, and colleagues finds that the closer to Valentine's Day we get, the more chocolates – and red roses – spell out "l-o-v-e."

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Gender gap found in Ph.D. fields and in program prestige

Cornell researchers find that women are underrepresented in the highest-prestige doctoral programs resulting in significant consequences for gender inequality in career outcomes.

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Shelley Wong reflects on time, race, knowledge

Time, says Shelley Wong, "is socially constructed, continually made and remade in culturally specific ways." Wong’s book project focuses on race, time and narrative.