Time off after high school makes college less likely

Academic breaks after high school – even those lasting just a few months – can cause some students, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds, to forgo enrolling in college altogether, according to new Cornell research.

People rethink nationalist beliefs in uncertain times

Based on her in-depth study of ordinary people in Russia, Leila Wilmers explores how we engage the principles of nationalism in making sense of uncertainty and disruptive social change.

Cornell’s UN climate author warns of ‘rapidly closing window’

In a global cautionary tale, the UN’s IPCC has a new climate change report written by Cornell’s Rachel Bezner Kerr and 270 others, to pull our planet from dire environmental ruin.

A.D. White professors’ spring 2022 visits announced

An award-winning Argentine author, an agro-sustainability innovator, a renowned archaeologist and a leading sociolinguist are set to visit campus this spring as Andrew Dickson White Professors-at-Large.

Book describes dislocation of ‘the West’

In his new book, Professor Naoki Sakai examines a new order taking place that dislocates America and Europe from the center of world power.

New 3D body-mapping tech helps consumers, the environment

The technology, developed in the Department of Human Centered Design, aims to improve the fit and design of clothing and increase the sustainability of online shopping.

Why language is like charades – and could save us from AI

Language emerges from a continual flow of creative improvisation, not biologically evolved genes or instincts, Morten H. Christiansen and a co-author argue in a new book, “The Language Game.”

Fact checks effectively counter COVID misinformation

Journalistic fact checks are a more effective counter to COVID-19 misinformation than the false news tags commonly used by social media outlets, according to new Cornell research.

Student podcast explores changing face of archaeology

A group of graduate students from Cornell is collaborating with students across the country to create a scholarly podcast focused on issues of diversity in archaeology.

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