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Wilkerson to discuss ‘Racial Moment of Truth’ in CCSS lecture

Isabel Wilkerson, author of “The Warmth of Other Suns” and “Caste,” will deliver the Cornell Center for Social Sciences’ annual Distinguished Lecture in the Social Sciences at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 21.

Professor offers alphabetical guide to human nature

In his new book “Life, Death and Other Inconvenient Truths: A Realist’s View of the Human Condition,” Shimon Edelman offers a reference guide to human nature and human experience.

Klarman fellow examines tech policy via social science

Baobao Zhang’s three-year Klarman Postdoctoral Fellowship in the College of Arts and Sciences is an opportunity to research technology policy, particularly on the governance of emerging technologies such as AI.

Site empowering student voters wins ‘Pitch for the People’

Voteology, a site helping students assess where their vote will have the most impact, won the inaugural Pitch for the People, a virtual competition focused on the humanities and social sciences.

Subsidized cars help low-income families economically, socially

Programs that help low-income families access and keep cars provide more than just economic benefits, according to new research by Nicholas Klein, assistant professor of city and regional planning.

Four Cornellians tapped for NYS climate advisory panels

Four Cornellians have been appointed to three climate advisory panels that will inform the NYS Climate Action Council to draft a plan toward a zero-carbon state economy by 2050.

Experts: Acknowledge uncertainty in COVID communication

Sarah Kreps and Doug Kriner, professors of government, found that different presentations of scientific uncertainty influence attitudes about science and whether models of virus spread should guide public policy.

Gift supports A&S visiting journalist program, Cornell Tech

A $5 million gift from Jan Rock Zubrow ’77 and Barry Zubrow will support two vital university programs, one in the College of Arts and Sciences and the other at Cornell Tech in New York City.


ILR research: Workers selling their creativity short

Brian Lucas, assistant professor of organizational behavior in the ILR School, reports that while people think their creativity wanes as they work on a project, on the whole it remains constant – or actually improves.