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Gift endows, names Cornell Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy

The major gift from the Brooks family, whose Cornell roots span three generations, provides an early boost to help the university’s newest school achieve world-class excellence.

Regional partnership takes a chance on New York chickpeas

A Schuyler County-Cornell pilot project could help New York farmers diversify their crops and give regional food manufacturers a cost-effective source for the popular legume.

Rural sociologist Frank Young dies at 92

Professor emeritus Frank W. Young died on April 26 at his home in Ithaca. As a professor of development sociology, Young was best known for his work in social differentiation and social structure, and later in population health.

New center expands community engagement opportunities

The center will open new pathways for Cornellians to embrace the university’s land-grant mission to improve lives in New York state, across the nation and around the world.

Face value? Attractiveness biases financial decisions

Research by Vivian Zayas, associate professor of psychology, found attractive investment partners were seen as more trustworthy even if they weren’t the most profitable.

‘Consummate communitarian’ retiring as faculty dean

In 2020, Charles “Charlie” Van Loan volunteered to stay on as dean of the faculty for an additional year “after it became clear that the COVID-19 pandemic would ravage how we run the place,” he said.

New code of conduct to go into effect Aug. 2

The new Student Code, approved in Dec. 2020, focuses on making sure that the conduct process is objective, transparent, fair, and that students are an active participant throughout the process.

Subscribe, like, share: visibility in the age of algorithms

Algorithm uncertainties are just one of several challenges social media content creators face, according to new research led by Brooke Erin Duffy, associate professor of communication.