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Level of empathy for misfortunate based in social status

The level of empathy egalitarians and anti-egalitarians express toward others’ misfortunes depends on whether that other person holds a high- or low-ranking position in society.

Arts faculty honored for teaching and advising

The Appel Fellowship for Humanists and Social Scientists and the Paul Academic Advising Award for arts and sciences faculty will be presented May 26.

Cornell experts aim for carbon neutrality via Earth Source Heat

Cornell engineering faculty and facility experts met with more than 100 members of the Ithaca community May 17 at an open forum to give an update on the Ithaca campus’s path toward carbon neutrality and its goal to heat campus in a climate-friendly way.

Asteroid impact grounded bird ancestors

A study finds that following an asteroid impact 66 million years ago, only small ground-dwelling birds survived a mass extinction, profoundly changing the course of bird evolution.

Commencement countdown

 Statistics convey the scope of Cornell University's 150th Commencement for undergraduate, graduate and professional students May 27.

Pawprint

Weill Cornell Medicine graduates are an inspiration

Tarek Khader and Susannah Calhoun overcame great odds and obstacles to earn, respectively, an M.D. and Ph.D. from Weill Cornell Medicine.

Essentials

Woulda, coulda, shoulda: the haunting regret of failing our ideal selves

Psychologist Tom Gilovich and a former Cornell graduate student have found people are haunted more by regrets about failing to fulfill their hopes and dreams than by regrets about failing to fulfill their responsibilities.

Weekend highlights Cornell Tech grads’ solutions to global problems

On May 19, four student start-up teams won $100,000 pre-seed funding and one year of co-working space in the Tata Innovation Center on Roosevelt Island.

Grandfather and granddaughter to graduate together

Herb Doig started work on his master's degree in the 1950s and is now on the cusp of completing that journey at the age of 83, alongside his granddaughter Kiley McPeek.

2018 Merrill scholars honor their teachers, mentors

More than 30 of Cornell’s most accomplished graduating seniors were honored May 23, along with their most inspiring high school teachers and Cornell faculty members, at the Merrill Presidential Scholars Convocation luncheon.

Things to Do, May 25-June 1

Events this week include a celebration of the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art's 45th anniversary, ongoing exhibition of the Wicked Witch of the West's crystal ball and food science presentations.

Research explores the blind spots of workplace ‘suitors’

ILR School research investigates why initiators of unwanted romantic advances in the workplace often misunderstand the discomfort they cause.