International symposium to select universitywide research challenge

Faculty from across Cornell and the world will gather for a “Global Grand Challenges Symposium: Frontiers and the Future” to discuss some of the world’s most urgent challenges and how collaborative research, teaching and engagement can help to meet them.

Wages trump safety standards for global apparel workers

Factory workers in apparel supply chains are more likely to quit due to wage and benefit violations, than due to violations of environmental protection and safety standards.

Iceland president visit to showcase sustainability, affinity

Although geographically remote, Cornell and Iceland are close in spirit, an affinity that will be on display when the president of Iceland, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, visits Cornell’s Ithaca campus Nov. 10-11.

People over numbers: Book charts China’s neopolitical turn

In a new book, “Seeking Truth and Hiding Facts,” Jeremy Lee Wallace, associate professor of government, explains why a few numbers long defined Chinese politics – until they no longer measured up.

Cornell students to work at UN’s COP27 conference in Egypt

At the upcoming Conference of the Parties – best known as COP27 – 11 Cornell students will help delegations from small countries gain a stronger environmental voice.

Conference features insightful advice, stories from entrepreneurs

The Eclectic Convergence conference included talks from six entrepreneurs, business executives and venture capitalists, as well as a pitch competition.

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Polarization research in Ecuador underscores risks to U.S. democracy

From Ken Roberts' recent research in Ecuador and evidence ripped from headlines worldwide, when political parties stoke partisan conflicts – often by contesting formal state institutions, like systems for managing elections – actual democratic capacity may take a hit as public opinion polarizes.

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Scholar offers talk about Brazilian crackdowns and feminist response

Angela Figueiredo's talk is one of three in the African Diaspora Knowledge Exchange Series.

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Cornell to co-lead UN agency’s new agrifood initiative

Ideas that sprang from a pre-pandemic panel discussion at Cornell now inform a United Nations initiative aimed to meet looming global food needs in a healthy, equitable and sustainable way.