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Q&A: Tips for beating burnout, optimizing recovery

Vanessa Bohns, a social psychologist and professor of organizational behavior at the ILR School, says there are ways – starting with intentional rest and recovery – to recalibrate after nearly two years of a pandemic-induced, always-on work mindset.

Nexus Scholars Program applications now open

The program connects undergraduates with opportunities to work side by side with Cornell faculty over the summer.

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Graduate School recognizes over 40 new NSF GRFP recipients

Forty-four graduate students have been selected as new National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) fellows, joining Cornell’s community of nearly 200 NSF GRFP fellows currently on campus.

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New center will integrate human development research

The new Center for Integrative Developmental Science, which launched this fall in the College of Human Ecology, will strengthen Cornell as a leader in human development research.

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.