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Religious have fewer children in secular countries

A country’s values, norms and policies influence fertility rates, particularly among the religious, according to a new study by sociologist Landon Schnabel.

Choose wisely: Spouses consolidate resources in families

The highly educated accumulate systematically advantaged portfolios of resources in long-term relationships, making families more unequal, according to Cornell sociologists.

Research partnership supports NYS families fighting opioids

A grant extension will continue work by a team of Cornell researchers and community partners to reduce the risk of opioid abuse for low-income youth and families.

NSF funds work on flagging bad online behavior

Members of the Prosocial Project have received a four-year, $1.19 million grant from the National Science Foundation for work on understanding the emergence and maintenance of norms to deter negative online behavior.

Peter Enns Named Director of Cornell Center for Social Sciences

Peter K. Enns, professor in the Brooks School of Public Policy and in the Department of Government, has been named the Robert S. Harrison Director of the Cornell Center for Social Sciences. Enns’ three-year appointment began July 1.

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International development scholar Phil McMichael retires

Phil McMichael, whose decades of research into equitable, sustainable, and just food systems reshaped development thinking, will become emeritus professor of global development on July 1.

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Modernization makes older adults feel rushed, too

Research led by Corinna Loeckenhoff, professor of human development, is the first to show that a sense of increased time pressure caused by “social acceleration” may affect older adults who are no longer working.

Testing AI fairness in predicting college dropout rate

Researchers from Cornell Bowers CIS found no evidence that removing protected student attributes from dropout prediction models improves their accuracy or fairness, but they advocate for including those attributes.

Staff, faculty win SUNY Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence

Twenty faculty and professional staff members in four of Cornell’s state contract colleges have been selected for the 2020–21 State University of New York Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence.