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Criminal behavior linked to thinking about risk, study finds

A study shows a distinction between how risk is cognitively processed by law-abiding citizens and how that differs from lawbreakers.  

Tree swallow study: Brief stressors have long-term effects

Two recent studies on tree swallows use an innovative study design to uncover long-term consequences of brief but major stressful events.

Turkish researcher becomes her own subject

Turkish political scientist Simten Coşar has found the freedom to write and do scholarship at Cornell.

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.


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.