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Eight new faculty members will begin teaching at the School of Industrial and Labor Relations this fall, completing a two-year cycle in which it hired 15 new members.

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The Cornell Center for Social Sciences has awarded $118,000 in spring grants supporting ambitious research projects and conferences involving two-dozen faculty members and resarchers.

Five Cornell students have been awarded $5,000 fellowships from the State University of New York to assist with SUNY graduate school expenses.

In 13 homes across the country last week, ILR School seniors received letters they wrote to their future selves nearly four years ago as students in Associate Professor Adam Seth Litwin’s Freshman Colloquium cohort.

Culminating four years of rigorous military training, five Cornell seniors became officers in the U.S. Navy, and one in the U.S. Marine Corps, in virtual ceremonies May 22. Three more will take the oath May 29.

The Cornell Center for Social Sciences has awarded nearly $110,000 in rapid response grants to help faculty pursue nine research projects related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Economists Eleonora Patacchini and Marco Battaglini found that federal appellate judges, who are randomly assigned to judicial panels, are more likely to hire women to court clerkships after serving on panels with female colleagues.

G. Peter Lepage, the Goldwin Smith Professor of Physics, and Thomas Pepinsky, professor of government, have received two of Cornell’s highest honors for faculty members.

The average American adult is exposed to nearly 600 alcohol ads on TV each year, and more exposure is linked to higher levels of drinking, according to a Cornell study.