Legal language affects how police officers are judged

Referring to police using the legal phrase “objectively reasonable” puts the officer in a more favorable light, regardless of race, according to new research from Neil Lewis Jr. ’13, assistant professor of communication, and doctoral student Mikaela Spruill.

Vanderbilt's Jonathan Metzl to deliver Krieger Lecture

“Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment Shaped the American Pandemic” is the topic for the lecture.

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Study: Language may not shape social outcomes

A new linguistic study, authored by Thomas Pepinsky, argues that there is no evidence that linguistic differences affect social and economic outcomes.

Enrollment now open for Summer Session 2022

Students are invited to enroll now for Cornell’s Summer Session where they can earn up to 15 credits. Courses are offered online, on campus and around the world in three-, six- and eight-week sessions between May 31 and August 2, 2022.

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Ideology impacts who seeks federal benefits

New research from Manoj Thomas, marketing professor at Johnson, and Shreyans Goenka, Ph.D. ’20, finds that low-income conservatives are just as likely as liberals to accept federal assistance, so long as there’s a work requirement.

When No One Believes: How a Law School Clinic Helped Asylum Seeker Get Second Chance

Three students from Cornell Law School’s Asylum and Convention Against Torture Clinic have been able to give an asylum seeker from Cameroon a rare second chance to prove he should be eligible to stay in the United States.  

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Lindsey Ruff ’19 Receives First Jackson Distinguished Alumni Award

Lindsey Ruff '19 was recognized for her instrumental work on a clinic case involving the free speech rights of death penalty lawyers in South Carolina that is now pending before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

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Face-to-face interaction enhances learning, innovation

Faces transmit social information about goals and motivations that can help learners overcome the inherent difficulty of sharing a teacher's visual perspective, new Cornell psychology research finds.

Working, studying in ‘off’ hours can harm motivation

Working a nontraditional schedule, and checking in at all hours of the day, night and weekends, is not necessarily beneficial for the 21st-century workforce, according to new Cornell research.