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Developing drought-resistant beans in Costa Rica through genetic improvement

As Costa Rica gets dangerously warmer and drier due to the onslaught of climate change, bean breeders here are at the front lines of the fight to protect food security.

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Modeling suggests friendships may lead to lopsided elections

New Cornell research uses mathematical modeling to show that friendship networks can distort a voter’s sense of an election’s outcome, resulting in the victory of politicians who do not represent the preferences of the electorate as a whole.

Employee training pays off with fewer layoffs

Employees who had more training and development were less likely to be laid off when their companies faced pandemic-related financial hardship, according to new ILR School research.

Center for Social Sciences awards fall ’21 grants

The Cornell Center for Social Sciences grant program, which supports social science research by Cornell faculty members and conferences that directly benefit Cornell faculty and students, has awarded $145,136 for 15 proposals for fall 2021.

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50 years at Cornell: Women’s studies looks back, forward

Faculty and alumni from the early days of the program are remembering the barriers they hurdled and the support they received. A series of events are planned for the year.

Pictures, videos can send viewers down a ‘rabbit hole’

How many adorable cat videos can you watch in one sitting? Kaitlin Woolley ’12, associate professor of marketing in the Johnson School, said they’re kind of like potato chips: You can’t consume just one.

Student team creates award-winning food concept for NASA

A team of graduate students in food science, mechanical engineering and biological engineering is among the winners of Phase 1 of the NASA Deep Space Food Challenge.

Words used in text-mining research carry bias, study finds

Cornell researchers in natural language processing have found that the word lists packaged and shared amongst researchers to measure for bias in online texts oftentimes carry words, or “seeds,” with baked-in biases and stereotypes, which could skew findings.

Project aims to improve accuracy of climate change models

Flavio Lehner won a three-year, $500,000 grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to improve climate models on which future U.S. water projections are based.