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Adult education scholar Arthur Wilson dies at 67

Arthur L. “Butch” Wilson, professor and chair of Cornell’s former Department of Education, died May 10 in Lexington, Virginia. He was 67.

Conflict of interest disclosures inspire misplaced trust

A new study suggests that when bloggers disclose conflicts of interest, readers find them more trustworthy – because people automatically interpret disclosures as signs of expertise.

Atkinson Center names 2018-19 SSHA faculty fellows

Cornell’s Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future has named seven social sciences, humanities and arts (SSHA) fellows for the 2018-19 academic year.

Seminar participants explore literary and media theory

Academics are participating in a six-week faculty summer seminar in the humanities and social sciences on the Cornell campus.

New study finds police-related fatalities may occur twice as often as reported

Official statistics on use of deadly force by police resulting in death underreport the reality; a new study finds much higher rates of police homicide that varies by region.

Apps make it easy for domestic abusers to spy

A new study from Cornell researchers finds domestic abusers can choose from thousands of apps to spy on their partners, from traditional spyware to software intended for legitimate purposes, like finding phones.

Why do we slack on saving? Blame the brain

Humans have a cognitive bias toward earning, which makes us unconsciously spend more brain power on earning than on saving, according to a new Cornell study.

A holistic path to a finer palate

Wine enthusiasts may learn more if they draw a picture or tell a story about their tasting experience, rather than writing traditional tasting notes.

Atkinson's Academic Venture Fund awards $1.5M to 12 projects

The Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future’s Academic Venture Fund has awarded $1.5 million to a range of projects that will provide sustainable solutions around the world, from the Finger Lakes to the Pamir Mountains in Central Asia.