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Study finds food safety practices benefit small farmers

A new Cornell study finds that when small-scale farmers are trained in food safety protocols and develop a farm food safety plan, new markets open up to them, leading to an overall gain in revenue.

Steep NYC traffic toll would reduce gridlock, pollution

Cornell and the City College of New York research shows that by creating steep tolls for cars to enter Manhattan, traffic congestion and greenhouse gas emissions could be reduced.

Short stays in solitary can increase recidivism, unemployment

Research co-authored by Chris Wildeman, professor of policy analysis and management, compared the outcomes of Danish inmates who were or were not placed in disciplinary isolation after committing similar infractions.

NYC mayor appoints McComas to climate change panel

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has appointed Cornell’s Katherine McComas, Ph.D. ’00, to the New York City Panel on Climate Change on June 11.

Place doesn’t trump race as predictor of incarceration

Research by Steven Alvarado, assistant professor of sociology, finds a more consistent likelihood of incarceration for black Americans regardless of what kind of neighborhood they grew up in.

Analysis finds campuses are small worlds for virus spread

College students are closely interconnected even if they aren't in the same classes, according to an analysis by sociology professors Kim Weeden and Ben Cornwell that is helping schools across the country plan for potential reopenings this fall.

Professor joins UNESCO forum on world after COVID-19

COVID-19 may challenge established power structures and compel people to reconsider borders, N’Dri Thérèse Assié-Lumumba, professor of Africana studies, said May 13 during a United Nations online forum.

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Committees established for policy school, superdepartments

The provost has named the leaders of faculty committees that will help implement a new public policy school and superdepartments in economics, psychology and sociology.

Burrow to take the reins at Bronfenbrenner Center

Anthony Burrow, associate professor of human development in the College of Human Ecology, has been named director of the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research.