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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.

Refugee children get better health, nutrition via e-vouchers

Electronic food vouchers provided young Rohingya children in Bangladeshi refugee camps with better health and nutrition than direct food assistance.

16 faculty, staff members receive SUNY Chancellor's Awards

Sixteen faculty and professional staff members in state contract colleges at Cornell are receiving the 2019-20 State University of New York Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence.

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Center advances social sciences research with spring grants

The Cornell Center for Social Sciences has awarded $118,000 in spring grants supporting ambitious research projects and conferences involving two-dozen faculty members and resarchers.

Study finds gender differences in active learning classrooms

Men participated more in an active learning STEM course, while women reported lower perceptions of their scientific abilities and more likely to feel judged based on gender, a new Cornell-led study has found.