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Study: Ancient people in Turkey adapted to climate change

A new study – led by archaeologists from Cornell and from the University of Toronto, working in southeastern Turkey – reveals evidence of resilience and even of a flourishing ancient society despite changes in climate.

Voters anxious ahead of election, students’ national poll finds

After learning the theory and methodology behind public opinion polls, undergraduates in “Taking America’s Pulse” surveyed a nationally representative sample of more than 1,100 Americans on a wide range of topics.

Digitized files give rare glimpse of anti-union advocacy

The Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, in Catherwood Library, recently digitized the anti-union files donated by former HR executive Leonard C. Scott, who specialized in combatting labor unions.

Social scientists win award for rural population studies

Cornell social scientists were part of a team that won the National Excellence in Multistate Research Award from the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities and the United States Department of Agriculture.

Leadership Sessions: Students reach ‘semi-finals’ for first time

President Martha E. Pollack and Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education Lisa Nishii discuss getting out to vote, “semi-final” exams during the third and fourth weeks of November, and other topics.

IAD grant will support learning hubs in Ghana, Zambia

The Institute for African Development has been awarded a U.S. Department of Education grant to strengthen African studies and languages for Cornell undergraduates.

Buzz kill: Spiders ‘hear’ airborne prey via their legs

Flying insects trigger a split-second, ninja-like backflip for ogre-faced spiders in order to strike airborne prey – and eat them.

Professor studying Pompeii honored by National Geographic

Caitlín Barrett, associate professor of classics in the College of Arts and Sciences, has been named a National Geographic Explorer after receiving a grant from the National Geographic Society to study daily life in ancient Rome.

CHESS receives $32.6M from NSF for new X-ray beamline

The National Science Foundation has awarded the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source $32.6 million to build a High Magnetic Field beamline, which will allow researchers to conduct precision X-ray studies of materials in persistent magnetic fields.

Engineering startups harness Cornell’s entrepreneurial energy

Students and faculty in the College of Engineering are leveraging the university’s robust entrepreneurial ecosystem to launch a variety of tech startups.

Psychological ownership improves care of public parks, lakes

Marketing strategies that boost feelings of psychological ownership can increase people's willingness to clean up trash, donate money and volunteer at public parks, according to research co-authored by Suzanne Shu, professor of marketing.

Cornell teams work tirelessly to limit COVID spread

At Cornell, committed leaders, expert faculty, trained staff and student hires have worked tirelessly behind the scenes to create a winning strategy to reactivate campus and keep the community safe from COVID-19.