People over numbers: Book charts China’s neopolitical turn

In a new book, “Seeking Truth and Hiding Facts,” Jeremy Lee Wallace, associate professor of government, explains why a few numbers long defined Chinese politics – until they no longer measured up.

Parking ticket reminders work, but not for all

Parking-ticket recipients who would benefit most from gentle “nudges” to pay their fines – those who are least responsive to tickets in the first place – respond least to those reminders, according to research from Johnson associate professor Ori Heffetz.

White House adviser Landrieu, industry leaders tout infrastructure progress

The Cornell Program in Infrastructure Policy (CPIP) at the Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy joined with the American Enterprise Institute to host White House adviser Mitch Landrieu and a panel of infrastructure industry leaders.

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Polarization research in Ecuador underscores risks to U.S. democracy

From Ken Roberts' recent research in Ecuador and evidence ripped from headlines worldwide, when political parties stoke partisan conflicts – often by contesting formal state institutions, like systems for managing elections – actual democratic capacity may take a hit as public opinion polarizes.

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Cornell to co-lead UN agency’s new agrifood initiative

Ideas that sprang from a pre-pandemic panel discussion at Cornell now inform a United Nations initiative aimed to meet looming global food needs in a healthy, equitable and sustainable way.

Students propose solar solution to Puerto Rico’s electricity woes

Brooks School students in a hands-on infrastructure class have developed a solar power policy proposal to combat Puerto Rico's persistent power outages.

The pros and cons of pay transparency

Peter Bamberger, Ph.D. ’90, research director of ILR’s Smithers Institute and a Tel Aviv University professor who has written a book on exposing pay, is among the experts who will speak at a Tuesday event.

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Words matter in food freshness, safety messaging

Changing the wording about expiration dates on perishable food items – which is currently unregulated and widely variable – could help reduce food waste, according to a new Cornell-led study.

Cornell, DEC team up for green Hudson Valley land planning

Through a long partnership between Cornell and the DEC, communities in the Hudson watershed have received training, tools and assistance to advance conservation land-use planning and policy.