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Research by Steven Alvarado, assistant professor of sociology, finds a more consistent likelihood of incarceration for black Americans regardless of what kind of neighborhood they grew up in.

College students are closely interconnected even if they aren't in the same classes, according to an analysis by sociology professors Kim Weeden and Ben Cornwell that is helping schools across the country plan for potential reopenings this fall.

The provost has named the leaders of faculty committees that will help implement a new public policy school and superdepartments in economics, psychology and sociology.

Two undergraduate students and six graduate students began studies and projects June 2 as part of the first summer practicum in the Rural Humanities scholarly initiative funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Kathryn Boor ’80, the Ronald P. Lynch Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and a professor of food science, has been named dean of the Graduate School and vice provost for graduate education, Provost Michael Kotlikoff announced June 8.

Lynden A. Archer, the James A. Friend Family Distinguished Professor in Engineering, has been named the Joseph Silbert Dean of Engineering for a five-year term beginning July 1.

Kavita Bala, professor and chair of computer science, has been named dean of the Faculty of Computing and Information Science, Provost Michael Kotlikoff announced June 5.

Virtual events at Cornell include Virtual Reunion 2020, a Johnson Museum tour for 4-H students, a COVID-19 public policy discussion and a town hall featuring former Congressman Barney Frank and MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle.

Sixteen faculty and professional staff members in state contract colleges at Cornell are receiving the 2019-20 State University of New York Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence.

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