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Office of the Dean of Students announces three new leaders

The Office of the Dean of Students has announced three new staff members, two joining the Diversity and Inclusion team and one joining the Care and Crisis Services team, to better support Cornell students.

Migrations initiative wins $5M Mellon grant for racial justice

The grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Just Futures Initiative will bring together scholars from across the university and beyond to study the links between racism, dispossession and migration.

Three projects receive Belonging at Cornell innovation grants

As part of its mission to make Cornell a more diverse and inclusive environment for faculty, staff and students, the Presidential Advisors on Diversity and Equity have awarded three grants of $15,000 apiece for 2021 programming.

Study: Americans skeptical of COVID-19 contact tracing apps

Mobile contact-tracing technology has emerged as one way to contain COVID-19, but contact tracing apps, which require a critical mass of adopters to be effective, face serious obstacles in the U.S., Cornell researchers have found.

Center’s grants seed diverse research in the social sciences

Grants awarded recently by the Cornell Center for Social Sciences seeded research projects on topics ranging from COVID-19 and policing to clean energy and product design, led by scholars from across the university.

South Asia, Latin America ‘flashpoints’ of global care markets

South Asia and Latin America share a commonality as two epicenters of migrant care work and the globalized reproductive market, according to scholars Anindita Banerjee and Debra Castillo.

Indigenous methods focus of new conflict-resolution program

The new ILR Hopi & Navajo Mediation Engaged Learning Program will introduce students from the ILR School to the dispute resolution processes used by the Hopi and Navajo nations in Arizona and New Mexico.

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Phones show location's real-time impact on health

Employing an innovative research method that used smartphones to collect location and real-time survey data, sociologist Erin York Cornwell examined how everyday social environments may contribute to short- and long-term health changes.

Mildred Warner honored by planning schools association

Mildred Warner has received the ACSP Margarita McCoy Faculty Award for the advancement of women in planning in higher education through service, teaching and research.