Harrison College Scholars tackle interdisciplinary research projects

This year’s graduating class of Robert S. Harrison College Scholars presented their final theses during a daylong event May 7 in Goldwin Smith Hall.

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National Zoning Atlas launched to make America's patchwork of codes accessible and comprehensible

Professor of City and Regional Planning Sara Bronin's zoning atlas initiative is a first-of-its-kind effort to translate and standardize zoning codes across the U.S. into a single, accessible online resource.

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WHO collaborating center supports global nutrition research

The World Health Organization has selected the Division of Nutritional Sciences to lead systematic reviews and training supporting the development of WHO guidelines and research networks.

In State of the Brooks School address, Dean Barry outlines “an opportunity and an obligation”

The Cornell Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy is about to conclude its first academic year. In a State of the School address to faculty and staff, Dean Colleen Barry outlined accomplishments from that year and new initiatives the school is about to launch. She also described the school's long-term goals including the goal of becoming one of the nation's pre-eminent public policy schools. 

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Misperceptions can threaten scientific advancement

Misperceptions of marginalized and disadvantaged communities’ level of concern regarding COVID-19 and other issues could undermine cooperation and trust needed to address collective problems, according to new Cornell-led research.

Superheroes and more: Brooks students make a “contribution”

Imagining superheroes and sharing leftovers, building a library and embarking on a new educational adventure - that's how four Cornell Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy students plan to use funds they received through the Contribution Project. 

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China’s segregated school system hinders migrants

Eli Friedman’s new book reveals how cities in China have granted public goods to the privileged while condemning poor and working-class migrants to insecurity, constant mobility and degraded educational opportunities.

Restorative Record helps employers see beyond criminal records of job applicants

New initiative and accompanying web-based tool helps employers see beyond criminal records of applicants and into the skills applicants would bring to jobs.

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Underserved high schoolers now thriving in college credit Cornell program

"I saw what I am capable of when I am challenged" - that's what University of Buffalo freshman Donovan Blount says about a course developed at Cornell by two professors in the Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy. The leader of a national education equity organization says professors Maria Fitzpatrick and Matthew Hall are "academic heroes."

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