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'Go Figure' exhibit examines female form

A new costume and textile exhibit at the College of Human Ecology examines how women’s bodies have been manipulated and shaped to fit fashionable silhouettes through history.

People with disabilities more likely to be arrested

People with disabilities in the study were nearly 44 percent more likely to be arrested by age 28, while those without had a lower probability of arrest, at 30 percent. This “disability penalty” was strongest for African-American men.

Architectural historian Bonnie MacDougall dies

Professor emerita of architecture Bonnie Graham McDougall died Nov. 26 at age 76. She was an expert on South Asian architecture and culture whose research and teaching interests included anthropology and linguistics.

Working toward a fair chance

For Ary Bobrow ’99, director of the United National Office of Project Services in Anglophone West Africa – a portfolio that covers Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone – his motivation has always been giving everyone an equal opportunity.

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There’s some truth in the struggling artist stereotype, says ILR research

The struggling artist stereotype isn’t far from the mark in today’s economy, according to a state-funded report by researchers at The Worker Institute at Cornell's ILR School.

Workshop explores ape-human communication

“Eloquence of the Apes: A Trans-Disciplinary Workshop on Apes, Language and Communication,” Oct. 20-21, featured primatologist Sue Savage-Rumbaugh.

Trevor Pinch examines the line between human and machine in new podcast

Trevor Pinch, the Goldwin Smith Professor of Science & Technology Studies, examines the border between human and machine in a new podcast, “The Human Today."

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Myth of race still embedded in scientific research, scholar says

Dorothy Roberts, a scholar from the University of Pennsylvania, talked about race and racism and a more ethical way to study them Nov. 15 at the 2017 Institute for the Social Sciences' Annual Lecture.

Olaf Larson, rural sociology research pioneer, dies at 107

Olaf F. Larson, a pioneer in rural sociology research in the 1930s and a Cornell faculty member for 71 years, died Nov. 14 in Mount Dora, Florida. He was 107 years old and had been Cornell’s oldest living emeritus professor.