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Maria Fitzpatrick: understanding human behavior

Maria D. Fitzpatrick is a professor of economics and public policy and in 2020 she was named Cornell’s new associate vice provost for social sciences. She also is continuing her own robust research program, focusing on child and family policy.

Charters segregate schools but diversify neighborhoods

Residential and school segregation historically mirrored each other, but charter schools have weakened the link between neighborhood and school assignment, finds research led by Peter Rich.

Search committee set for policy school’s founding dean

A year after the provost announced plans to create a School of Public Policy, following a multiyear review of how to elevate Cornell’s excellence and prominence in the social sciences, the search for its first dean is underway.

NSF challenges Cornell to tame winter, natural disasters

In partnership with New York community groups, Cornell researchers are developing a hyperlocal weather forecasting system designed to help emergency response.  

Indian MP Rahul Gandhi to speak on democracy March 2

Rahul Gandhi, member of India’s Parliament and former president of the Indian National Congress, will join Kaushik Basu for an open conversation on democracy, development, and life in politics, India, and the world March 2.

Kasich: To solve America’s problems, work together

Former Ohio Gov. John Kasich decried the negativity of current politics and urged people across the political spectrum to work together to find solutions during a conversation Feb. 17.

Environmental policies not always bad for business, study finds

A Cornell doctoral student’s analysis of Chinese policies found that, contrary to conventional wisdom, market-based or incentive-based policies may actually benefit regulated firms in the traditional and “green” energy sectors.

Gov. John Kasich to speak at forum on Feb. 17

John R. Kasich, governor of Ohio from 2011 to 2019, will share insights about the future of the Republican party in a virtual event with the Cornell community on Feb. 17.

‘Racism in America’ webinar to examine protest movements

In its next webinar, the College of Arts and Sciences’ (A&S) yearlong webinar series, “Racism in America,” will examine how protest movements and civil disobedience have sought to both end and uphold white supremacy and racial discrimination. The Feb. 24 event, in partnership with the Cornell Law School, is free and open to the public.

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