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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.

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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.

Health, economy in pandemic topic of debate series debut

The Program on Ethics & Public Life in the Department of Philosophy is sponsoring a public debate series, which kicks off Oct. 1 with “Health vs. Economy in the Pandemic Control: What is the Right Balance?”

Policing, incarceration examined in racism webinar debut

Four faculty experts kicked off the College of Arts and Sciences’ yearlong “Racism in America” webinar series with a Sept. 16 discussion about policing and incarceration.

Yang-Tan Institute team studying autism and work outcomes

Susanne Bruyère is co-principal investigator for a National Science Foundation-funded team that is developing artificial intelligence technology to improve employment outcomes for people with autism spectrum disorder.

Facebook anniversaries inspire reflection, nostalgia

Facebook posts about birthdays and anniversaries prompt users to reflect on the passage of time and the patterns of their lives, according to new Cornell research.

Pillemer: Family estrangement a problem ‘hiding in plain sight’

A new book by Karl Pillemer highlights the prevalence of family estrangement and offers tips for seeking reconciliation.