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.

Pandemic prompted exodus from New York City, gains upstate

An analysis of newly released census data by the Cornell Program on Applied Demographics shows how the pandemic’s onset influenced populations in each New York state county.

Jobseekers face prison credential dilemma

Formerly incarcerated men deal with uncertainty around whether to use their prison credentials or not when searching for work, according to new findings from Brooks sociologist Sade Lindsay.

Can combining finances lead to long-lasting love?

A new study shows that it pays to pool finances if you’re seeking a higher level of satisfaction, harmony and commitment in your serious relationship or marriage.

Active Learning Initiative awards 5 new grants

The Active Learning Initiative has announced its Phase IV grants. The winning proposals, from Classics, Government, History, the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and the Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering, included collaborations that extend across Cornell.

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Powerful people feel, express less gratitude

Powerful people in the upper echelons of organizations have plenty to be grateful for, but new research from Cornell Assistant Professor Alice Lee indicates that higher-power individuals feel and express less gratitude to their subordinates.