‘Status Symbols’ in online debates can create bias

New research involving machine learning determined that the persuasive power of “symbolic status” from virtual badges in online debates has the potential to create an imbalance of power.

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Community invited to Sept. 6 entrepreneurship kickoff

This year's entrepreneurship kickoff features more than 20 organizations and a pitch competition among student business founders.

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Dairy Innovation Competition crowns inaugural winners

Three dairy innovators – lu.lu Ice Cream, Oakfield Corners Cheese LLC and Terra Firma Farm – were named winners of the inaugural Northeastern Dairy Product Innovation Competition following a pitch competition on Aug. 8 in Stocking Hall.

Shape the future of senior living management

Heather Kolakowski, from the Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures, and industry specialists discuss sustainable and inclusive senior living in the Keynote “Affordable Senior Living: Challenges and Opportunities Ahead.”

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Library expands video streaming resources 

From Hollywood blockbusters to independent films, visual resources are just a couple of clicks away for Cornell students, faculty, and staff.

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Caffeinated snack wins top banana in national contest

CaféNana, a banana-inspired, caffeinated pick-me-up snack, partly made with food waste by Cornell students, has won the Institute of Food Technology’s Mars Wrigley Product Development competition.

Algorithm overlooks Spanish speakers in online SNAP ads

A Cornell-led team found the algorithm behind Google Ads charged far more to deliver online ads to Spanish speakers about the benefits of SNAP, formerly known as food stamps.

Harvest New York releases manual for NYS hemp growers

A new manual will provide guidelines for New York state growers of hemp – a crop with the potential to revitalize economies while revolutionizing industries from fiber to pharmaceuticals.

Floating an energy idea: Scientists study solar panel-topped ponds

Steve Grodsky, assistant professor of natural resources, and a multidisciplinary team of researchers, soon will learn how solar panels placed on top of water bodies can affect the biology of aquatic systems.