Cornell to welcome young African leaders

The Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy and the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies will welcome 25 of Africa’s most promising emerging public management leaders for a six-week Leadership Institute sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.

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Maria Fitzpatrick named to the National Academy of Social Insurance

The National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI) has announced the election of Cornell economist Maria Fitzpatrick as a member. The honor recognizes her contributions in the areas of child and family policy, the economics of education, and retirement policy.

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Physician and health care reform expert to lead discussion

Prominent physician, author and health services researcher Martin Shapiro will speak at an event on the Ithaca campus. He will describe steps to reform the health care system and lead a discussion that is open to all.

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Howarth advises senators to shrink NY’s natural gas options

Cornell professor Robert Howarth advised New York state senators last week to downsize the state’s natural gas pipeline system and to repeal laws that easily connect gas to new homes.

Experts assess innovative Cornell election study

An innovative Cornell-led survey paints a comprehensive picture of what Americans were thinking on Election Day in 2022 – and advances the science of surveys.

When recreational cannabis is legal, codeine demand drops

States that permit recreational use of cannabis see a reduction in demand for prescription codeine, an opioid with a high potential for misuse.

Results of innovative Cornell-led public opinion survey to be released Friday

Results from the Cornell-led 2022 Collaborative Midterm Survey will be released Friday. The innovative survey of more than 19,000 Americans recorded opinions on a range of public affairs topics. It also will advance the science of survey research.

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Cornell Program in Infrastructure Policy celebrates 10 years of championing a better built environment

The Cornell Program in Infrastructure Policy is celebrating its tenth anniversary at a critical time. Congress has recently passed several major spending bills that will accelerate infrastructure development. Leaders of the Institute are also describing plans for the years ahead with the benefit of new financial support. 

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Pandemic put more parenting stress on mothers

A first-of-its-kind study of parents’ work arrangements during the pandemic shows that mothers working from home increased their supervisory parenting fully two hours more than fathers did, and women were also more likely to adapt their work schedules to new parenting demands.