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Inclusive messages boost women’s participation in online STEM classes

A new study found that adding a photo of women and an inclusivity statement to a Facebook ad for a computer science course increased the number of women who clicked on the ad by 26 percent.

Digital Ag Hackathon tackles pressing agricultural problems

Cornell’s first Digital Agriculture Hackathon saw students from a variety of disciplines come together to develop ways of addressing some of the world’s most pressing agricultural challenges.

BanQu CEO illuminates blockchain path to social justice

At the Cornell Business Impact Symposium, keynote speaker Ashish Gadnis described a pathway to positive social impact that could help people around the world rise from poverty, reduce gender inequality, vanquish black markets and bring light to shadow economies.

Einaudi Center funds Cornell dissertations with global impact

Twelve graduate students will spend this year refining their dissertation plans and testing the waters of global research with help from the Einaudi-SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Program.

In competition, people get discouraged by competent robots

A Cornell-led team has found that when robots are beating humans in contests for cash prizes, people consider themselves less competent and expend slightly less effort – and they tend to dislike the robots, too.

With help from AI, microservices divvy up tasks to improve cloud apps

As applications grow more complex, companies such as Twitter, Amazon and Netflix are turning to microservices – scores of small applications, each performing a single function and communicating over the network to work together.

Six assistant professors win NSF early-career awards

Six Cornell assistant professors have received National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Program awards.

CIS, Cornell Tech host first-ever programming contest for high school girls

Female students from more than 20 high schools in upstate New York and New York City competed Feb. 23 in Cornell’s first High School Girls Programming Contest.

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Cornell team reaches world debating championship final

For the first time, a Cornell Speech and Debate Society student team made it to the grand final of the World Universities' Debating Championships, held this year in Cape Town, South Africa.