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Carpenter advising awards honor four on faculty

Vice Provost Rebecca Stoltzfus presented Cornell faculty members Austin Bunn, Ella Maria Diaz, Michael Goldstein and Irby Lovette with 2017 Kendall S. Carpenter Memorial Advising Awards May 27.

Atkinson Center names 2017-18 SSHA faculty fellows

Cornell's Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future has named eight social sciences, humanities and arts fellows for the 2017-18 academic year.

Two programs honor presidential adviser Sandy Berger '67

Two programs benefiting Cornell students honor the memory of Samuel "Sandy" Berger, an adviser to President Bill Clinton and government official.

Linguist, architect named A.D. White Professors-at-Large

Linguist and vernacular language scholar John Rickford and Indian architect and educator Brinda Somaya have been elected Andrew Dickson White Professors-at-Large at Cornell for six-year terms effective July 1.

Poverty fighters find new ways to educate and collaborate

The Program Work Team on Poverty and Economic Hardship met to brainstorm ways to eradicate poverty in upstate New York. In the United States, 40 percent of people will be poor at some point during their adult life, they said.

Forum focuses on youth development strategies

Youth Development Research Update brought to campus more than 50 Cornell Cooperative Extension educators and 4-H program leaders, youth service providers and faculty to discuss issues of well-being in children.

Historian's book traces rise of mass imprisonment

In "Getting Tough: Welfare and Imprisonment in 1970s America," historian Julilly Kohler-Hausmann examines political choices and discourse that have led to mass incarceration and rising inequality.

Female STEM leaders more likely to back policies aiding women

A national study of higher ed administrators has found that female department chairs, deans and provosts have different attitudes and beliefs than their male counterparts about how to retain women professors in STEM fields.

Support for health care law higher when polls mention 'repeal'

Support for the existing health care law is significantly higher in U.S. opinion polls when the survey question explicitly mentions "repeal" or "repeal or replace" as an option, according to Cornell researchers.