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Overly positive feedback leads to poor assistive tech

Being overly positive about new tech is a type of response bias – a hazard of all studies involving people, where participants give less than accurate reactions, whether consciously or unconsciously.

Graduate School recognizes over 80 new Dean's Scholars

The Graduate School welcomed over 80 new Dean’s Scholars into the community of over 300 current Dean’s Scholars at Cornell. The Dean’s Scholars program honors recipients of competitive diversity-focused fellowships.

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Rural Bangladeshis turn to faith, family for fact-checking

New Cornell research finds that in remote parts of Bangladesh with little internet access, people have relied on local experts, spiritual views and their sense of social justice to evaluate new coronavirus information.

Grant will support female student research in computing

Cornell Bowers CIS has been awarded a three-year, $300,000 grant from the Clare Boothe Luce Program for Women in STEM to increase the number of undergraduate women pursuing research in computer science.

$5M grant will tackle pangenomics computing challenge

As scientists continue to catalog genomic variations in everything from plants to people, today’s computers are struggling to provide the power needed to find the secrets hidden within mass amounts of genomic data.

Viral news – true and untrue – moves equally through Twitter

Finding illuminates why mitigating strategies to curb disinformation haven’t worked, while also suggesting that the most effective strategy against fake news may begin with its users.

Einaudi Center announces new Global Public Voices fellows

Global Public Voices fellows from the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies use their expertise to shape public debates about global policy issues and advocate for a more just and equitable future.

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Lillian Lee receives 2021 Association for Computational Linguistics Distinguished Service Award

The Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) awarded its 2021 Distinguished Service Award to Lillian Lee, the Charles Roy Davis Professor in the departments of computer science and information science in the Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science

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Students win NASA challenge grant with 3D-printed sensor

A team of Cornell students has won a grant from NASA’s University Student Research Challenge for a proposed sensor that can help 3D printers build better, more reliable products. To collect the prize, the team is now crowdfunding a cost-share required by NASA.