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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.

Students, alumni celebrate Black graduate excellence

“Celebrating Black Graduate Excellence at Cornell,” a two-day series of alumni-filled panels, honored the contributions of Black graduate students and the Black Graduate and Professional Student Association.

Wildlife regulation, ‘one health’ keys to avert more pandemics

Future pandemics can be averted if the world’s governments eliminate unnecessary wildlife trade and adopt holistic approaches, according to experts at a Feb. 23 virtual conference.

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.

$1.3M funds research for a kinder, more inclusive internet

The CAT Lab, led by J. Nathan Matias, assistant professor of communication in CALS, recently received nearly $1.3 million in grants to further its citizen science studies on the effects of digital technology on society.

Agarwal, Rush, Tschida, Udell win Sloan Fellowships

Four early-career faculty members have won 2021 Sloan Research Fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, which support research and education related to science, technology, mathematics and economics.

Leaders valued over managers, regardless of fit

People tend to prefer prototypical leaders even in situations that call for prototypical managers, a bias that can be tempered by deliberative thinking, according to new Cornell research.

Want to hire more women? Expand your short list

New research has found that when considering candidates for a position in a male-dominated field, individuals consistently included more women on longer “short lists.”

Star employees get most of the credit – and blame

Working with a “star” employee – someone who demonstrates exceptional performance and enjoys broad visibility relative to industry peers – offers both risks and rewards, according to new research from the ILR School.