Brooks health economist John Cawley takes leadership role with international organization

John Cawley, a health economist at the Cornell Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy, will help lead an international organization of health economists. As a member of the Board of Directors of the International Health Economics Association, Cawley will help the group apply economics to health and health care systems while also assisting young researchers at the start of their careers. 

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‘Underground maps’ segment cities using fashion, AI

Cornell computer scientists have developed a new framework to automatically draw “underground maps,” which accurately segment cities into areas with similar fashion sense and, thus, interests.

Lund Debate examines migration, global public health

This year’s Lund Critical Debate, “Migration in the Age of Pandemics,” on February 16 will explore ways to promote the best public health outcomes worldwide and protect human rights, as waves of people cross national borders.

Global Development MPS alum earns AAAS fellowship

Rex Ukaejiofo, a 2020 graduate of the Global Development MPS program, earned a Science & Technology Policy Fellowship from AAAS.

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Nuclear Freeze documents digitized

Cornell University Library launches online collection of anti-nuke pioneer.

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Michael Walter, environmental engineer, dies at 75

Michael Walter, professor emeritus and former chair of the Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering, who was known for his affability and inclusivity, died Nov. 5 in Lansing, New York.

Xenophobia meter aims to track anti-immigrant hate speech

With funding from Global Cornell, the Xenophobia Meter project aims to track online anti-immigrant hate speech in real time using machine learning.

New initiative catalyzes sustainable seed systems from Caribbean to the Atlantic

A new initiative will catalyze seed systems development in Haiti and Senegal and sustainably deliver agricultural research outputs to farmers at-scale.

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Hans Bethe’s Nobel Prize medal given to library

The family of Hans Bethe recently donated his Nobel Prize medal, earned for his theory on the energy production of stars, to the archives of Cornell University Library. The medal now holds a special place among the physicist's papers from his 60-year teaching career at Cornell.