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Roper Center to create world’s most comprehensive health opinion database

The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research will offer a searchable portal on the public’s views about health dating to 1935.

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Education improves economic rationality, study finds

A new Cornell study set out to find if people are born to be rational decision makers or if their rationality can be enhanced through education.

Speed Conference at Cornell Tech examines the pace of a digital world

The Sept. 28-29 Speed Conference, part of Cornell Tech’s new Digital Life Initiative, drew faculty from New York City and Ithaca to explore how humans can keep up with computers’ speed.

Researchers energize effort for energy-smart solutions

A new project received a $100,000 planning grant from the NSF to create a proposal for an Engineering Research Center for sustainable energy-smart solutions.

New group to study AI’s impact on decision-making

The new Artificial Intelligence, Policy, and Practice Initiative will bring together a community of scholars with expertise in computing, the law, social science, communications and philosophy to create opportunities to collaborate on research.

Redesign dating apps to lessen racial bias, study recommends

Mobile dating apps that allow users to filter their searches by race – or rely on algorithms that pair up people of the same race – reinforce racial divisions and biases, according to a new paper by Cornell researchers.

Tech companies favor social scientists

Graduate and undergraduate students from Cornell’s social sciences fields are increasingly sought after by tech companies searching for employees who understand social processes, psychology, sociology and economics, but also have real-world data-science skills.

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Developmental psychologist Charles Brainerd to receive APA award

Charles Brainerd will receive the American Psychological Associations’ G. Stanley Hall award for distinguished contributions to developmental science.

Lois Gray, ‘amazing force’ at ILR School, dies at 94

Lois Spier Gray, an iconic ILR School professor who committed her life to advancing social justice and workers’ rights, died Sept. 20 in New York City.