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Social sciences center awards COVID-19 grants

The Cornell Center for Social Sciences has awarded nearly $110,000 in rapid response grants to help faculty pursue nine research projects related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Maureen Waller receives 2020 Engaged Scholar Prize

Maureen Waller, professor of policy analysis and management in the College of Human Ecology, is the recipient of Cornell’s fifth annual Engaged Scholar Prize.

Senior tracks COVID-19 cases in Florida hometown

Dalton Price ’20, a bio major interested in infectious diseases who has past experience with the World Health Organization is working with his Florida hometown health department on COVID tracking and communication efforts.

Online showcase celebrates students’ community engagement

Cornell’s Office of Engagement Initiatives celebrated students’ work from this academic year online at the Community Engagement Showcase 2020.

Exposure to TV alcohol ads linked to drinking behavior

The average American adult is exposed to nearly 600 alcohol ads on TV each year, and more exposure is linked to higher levels of drinking, according to a Cornell study.

Women hear more white lies in evaluations than men: study

Women are more likely than men to hear “white lies” – inaccurate performance feedback in job evaluations –  according to a new study by researchers in the Department of Psychology.

COVID-19 impact: Rick Geddes on health and infrastructure

The pandemic will have an enormous impact on civil infrastructure, from highways and airports to dams and energy systems, says Richard Geddes, an expert on infrastructure policy.

In the fog of pandemic, opportunities to improve risk communication

Risk communicators must get trust, tradeoffs and preparedness right as the COVID-19 pandemic progresses, according to Cornell experts Dominic Balog-Way and Katherine McComas.

Rachel Dunifon named dean of Human Ecology

After two years as interim dean, Rachel Dunifon has been named the Rebecca Q. and James C. Morgan Dean of the College of Human Ecology, Provost Michael Kotlikoff announced May 6.