Leading economist to give lecture on big data, inequality

Harvard professor Raj Chetty will discuss his research on improving equality of opportunity in America at the annual Distinguished Lecture in the Social Sciences, April 18 in Statler Auditorium.

After ‘mama,’ children’s first words include ‘this’ and ‘that’

Children’s strong drive to share attention has similar effects on language learning across cultures, finds the largest study of early vocabulary development in an Indigenous language.

Underground Railroad project releases new 3-D model

The 3-D tour focuses on the building, its foundation, the archaeological excavation underway and a Civil War monument on the church site.

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Grants aim to unite networks to increase impact

Three teams have been awarded Public Issue Network Grants, providing up to $30,000 in funding for each project over three years. The grants support faculty, staff, students, alumni and community partners as they weave broader, more effective networks of potential collaborators, coordinate resources and increase the impact of their work on a particular social issue.

Doctoral student’s work featured in Oxford Handbook chapter

The chapter, "AI and International Politics," is a broad look at the opportunities and risks that the proliferation of AI technology holds for international politics.

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Sophomore earns spot in summer program in D.C.

Mar’Quon Frederick will spend the summers of 2022 and 2023 in Washington, D.C., participating in internships, seminars on government and economics, and leadership and professional development workshops.

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Student grants serve communities from New York to Ethiopia

Students aim to reduce aviation emissions, support farmworkers and improve a New York animal shelter with the David M. Einhorn Center for Community Engagement’s Serve in Place awards.

Leaving your comfort zone inspires motivation, growth

Developing a skill such as public speaking can be uncomfortable and difficult, but new research shows that instead of avoiding embarrassment, seeking it out can actually result in better motivation and personal growth.

Women want to work, despite workforce precarity

Despite persistent gaps in workforce participation, when it comes to wanting to work, the gender gap has all but disappeared over the last 45 years, according to Cornell sociologist Landon Schnabel.