50 years at Cornell: Women’s studies looks back, forward

Faculty and alumni from the early days of the program are remembering the barriers they hurdled and the support they received. A series of events are planned for the year.

Pictures, videos can send viewers down a ‘rabbit hole’

How many adorable cat videos can you watch in one sitting? Kaitlin Woolley ’12, associate professor of marketing in the Johnson School, said they’re kind of like potato chips: You can’t consume just one.

Student team creates award-winning food concept for NASA

A team of graduate students in food science, mechanical engineering and biological engineering is among the winners of Phase 1 of the NASA Deep Space Food Challenge.

Words used in text-mining research carry bias, study finds

Cornell researchers in natural language processing have found that the word lists packaged and shared amongst researchers to measure for bias in online texts oftentimes carry words, or “seeds,” with baked-in biases and stereotypes, which could skew findings.

Project aims to improve accuracy of climate change models

Flavio Lehner won a three-year, $500,000 grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to improve climate models on which future U.S. water projections are based.

New A&S program expands undergrad research opportunities

The Nexus Scholars program, funded by nearly $5 million in philanthropic support, will help undergraduates working on research projects with faculty members over the summer.

Disability advocate Eli Clare to speak on COVID-19

Disability justice advocate Eli Clare has been chosen as a Distinguished Visiting Collaborator in the Central New York Humanities Corridor, and he will be hosted for two virtual talks by the Cornell Society for the Humanities in partnership with the Syracuse University Humanities Center.

Around Cornell

Climate change, sexual harassment burden NYS workplaces

Climate change, sexual harassment, dangers for delivery workers and expungement of criminal records are among the workplace issues that trouble New Yorkers, according to a new report by Cornell labor and workplace experts.

Lavish wealth tolerated more for individuals than groups

Support for redistributive policies intended to reduce growing income inequality may depend on who people are led to consider at the top of the economic ladder, finds new psychology research by Thomas Gilovich and collaborators.