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Pandemic reshaped ‘small world’ campus networks

The shift to hybrid instruction last fall made face-to-face enrollment networks on campus smaller, less connected and more fragmented, according to an analysis by Cornell sociologists.

DE&I expert Tony Byers joins ILR dean on "WORK!"

In the latest episode of the ILR School’s podcast, Dean Alex Colvin and Tony Byers discuss the increased role of diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace.

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New lab studies role of gender in security forces

The new Gender and the Security Sector Lab, launched Jan. 4, is using an interdisciplinary, social scientific approach to study the role of gender in security forces – including police, military and peacekeeping forces.

People follow a crowd, no matter its politics

When it comes to evaluating news, people tend to trust the opinions of a large group whether it’s composed of liberals or conservatives, new Cornell Tech research has found.

The downside of a startup

New research co-authored by ILR School Professor M. Diane Burton shows that working for a startup can have long term negative financial implications with employees hired by startups earning roughly 17% less over the next 10 years than those hired by large, established firms.

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Research on social influence can be applied to vaccination choice

ILR School Associate Professor Vanessa Bohns’s research includes examining the extent to which people recognize the influence they have over others in interpersonal interactions. In a recent interview, Bohns discussed how sharing information about receiving a COVID-19 vaccine can impact other people’s choices.

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Appearance, social norms keep students off Zoom cameras

Establishing camera use as the norm, explaining the reasons that cameras improve the class and employing active learning techniques could help improve students’ use of cameras during online classes, a new Cornell study suggests.

ILR study tests why internal hires outperform external hires

High-performing internal hires are likely to stay with the organization while high-performing external hires leave more often, according to research by ILR Assistant Professor Ben A. Rissing and Alan Benson ’07.

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New curriculum requirements bring host of new courses to A&S

Changes make the curriculum easier for students to navigate, simplify the graduation requirements and expand student opportunities for interdisciplinary work and faculty opportunities for innovative teaching.

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