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Reed awarded $1.4M grant to advance human-natural system modeling

A Cornell engineer is advancing the field of ‘multi-sector dynamics’ with a new $1.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy that will focus on techniques for better projecting the outcomes of human interactions with the natural world.

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Immersive education: Oceanography lectures inspire new eCornell course

Attracting more than 1,000 students every fall, Intro to Oceanography is the largest course at Cornell. When Senior Lecturer Bruce Monger started recording the lectures for remote teaching, he partnered with eCornell and ended up developing a publicly accessible oceanography and climate sustainability course too.

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The downside of a startup

New research co-authored by ILR School Professor M. Diane Burton shows that working for a startup can have long term negative financial implications with employees hired by startups earning roughly 17% less over the next 10 years than those hired by large, established firms.

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Research on social influence can be applied to vaccination choice

ILR School Associate Professor Vanessa Bohns’s research includes examining the extent to which people recognize the influence they have over others in interpersonal interactions. In a recent interview, Bohns discussed how sharing information about receiving a COVID-19 vaccine can impact other people’s choices.

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ILR study tests why internal hires outperform external hires

High-performing internal hires are likely to stay with the organization while high-performing external hires leave more often, according to research by ILR Assistant Professor Ben A. Rissing and Alan Benson ’07.

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New curriculum requirements bring host of new courses to A&S

Changes make the curriculum easier for students to navigate, simplify the graduation requirements and expand student opportunities for interdisciplinary work and faculty opportunities for innovative teaching.

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New committee drives diversity, equity and inclusion at Cornell AgriTech

Cornell AgriTech, a preeminent center for agriculture and food research, recently launched a new committee to drive diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives on the Geneva campus.

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A&S selects 24 sophomores for College Scholar program

The College Scholar Program in the College of Arts & Sciences allows students to design their own interdisciplinary major, organized around a question or issue of interest, and pursue a course of study that cannot be found in an established major.

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Plant biologists reveal genetic patterns in maize development

A team of plant biologists revealed new details about the genetic development of maize plants, showing how stem cells shape mature tissues and organs.

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