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Two Class of 1978 alumni win ILR School’s top awards

John Bickerman and Mary Millman have been named the 2021 winners of the Groat and Alpern awards.

Water crisis took toll on Flint adults’ physical, mental health

The Michigan city’s adult residents suffered a range of adverse health symptoms potentially linked to the water crisis that began in 2014, with Black residents affected disproportionately, according to new research.

Fear year: Pandemic politics made us anxious, but hardly safer

Pandemic politics fostered existential anxiety globally that has exacted a material and mental toll while dodging difficult moral dilemmas, according to Cornell research.

Creating equitable opportunity in Buffalo and beyond

For more than four decades, ILR’s Lou Jean Fleron has been making western New York a better place for working people, by leading community-based economic development programs.

Roundtable to track authoritarian trends across Southeast Asia

In Authoritarianism and Democratic Backsliding in Southeast Asia – a virtual roundtable on April 15 at 8:00 p.m. ET – panelists will discuss how rising authoritarianism is reshaping politics in Myanmar, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines.

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Award recipient builds Migrations community at Cornell

Migrations postdoctoral fellow Eleanor Paynter received the International Studies Association’s 2021 Lynne Rienner Publishers Award for Best Dissertation in Human Rights. Since arriving at Cornell last summer, Paynter has raised Migrations’ visibility on campus and beyond.

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Atmospheric travel: Scientists find microplastic everywhere

By sea or by land, microscopic shards of plastic are more ubiquitous than science had known, according to a new study led by researchers at Cornell and Utah State University.

Donica Thomas Varner appointed university counsel

Donica Thomas Varner, vice president, general counsel and secretary at Oberlin College, has been named vice president and general counsel at Cornell. Her appointment was approved April 8 by the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees.

Staff News

Conversation to highlight ‘afterlife’ of mass incarceration

The Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research will host a virtual conversation April 19 with University of Chicago sociologist Reuben Miller author of “Halfway Home: Race, Punishment, and the Afterlife of Mass Incarceration.”