China’s bid to decarbonize may have hidden costs

A new paper attempts to quantify how decarbonizing the China Southern Power Grid, which provides electricity to more than 300 million people, will negatively impact river basins and will reduce the amount of cropland in China.

Summer Session Spotlight: Dr. Chip Gagnon on “Making Sense of World Politics”

GOVT 1817 Making Sense of World Politics will be taught online this summer by Dr. Chip Gagnon from June 24-July 12. The three-credit class will examine ways to think critically about global politics and develop informed ways of discussing them.

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NYS solar work: Good for climate, but are they good jobs?

A report from the ILR School’s Climate Justice Institute finds significant issues in New York state’s solar construction workforce, including transience, uncertain benefits and racial pay disparities.

Burmese journalist wins Soros Fellowship for New Americans

Journalist Kyaw Hsan Hlaing, who exposed the realities of violence perpetrated by the military in his native Myanmar, has been awarded a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans to support his work toward a Ph.D. in political science at Cornell. 

Paying a price to speak out, dissident writers help preserve freedoms

Speakers at “Dissident Writers: A Conversation” explored how writers keep freedoms open for others by taking risks to criticize governments or societies in environments where there is a cost.

Community Engagement Awards honor exceptional people, projects 

Collaboration was the theme of the evening at the second annual Community Engagement Awards, held April 16 and hosted by the Einhorn Center for Community Engagement to celebrate excellence in local and global university-community partnerships. 

Groundbreaking Path2Papers Initiative Receives $1.5 Million Grant

New grant awarded to Cornell Law School helps DACA recipients in the San Francisco Bay Area pursue work visas and other pathways to legal permanent residency.

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Workbook tackles injustice – and carbon – in built environment

Led by College of Architecture, Art and Planning experts, “Embodying Justice in the Built Environment: Circularity in Practice” seeks to help communities center justice principles while implementing sustainability strategies.

Missing identity options on forms can prompt anger, reduce belonging

Being asked to provide demographic information in official forms such as job applications – but finding one’s own identity group missing from demographic options provided – can signal a low likelihood of belonging in a given setting and trigger anger, according to new Cornell research.