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Skipping the second shot could prolong pandemic, study finds

New Cornell research shows many Americans remain confused about when COVID-19 vaccines provide strong protection.
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Grants advance social sciences research, collaboration

The Cornell Center for Social Sciences has awarded spring grants supporting research and conferences involving more than 30 faculty and researchers across campus, including collaborations within new and expanded superdepartments.
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Water crisis took toll on Flint adults’ physical, mental health

New research from Cornell and the University of Michigan offers the first comprehensive evidence that Flint's adult residents suffered a range of adverse physical and mental health symptoms potentially linked to the crisis in the years during and following it, with Black residents affected disproportionately.
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Fear year: Pandemic politics made us anxious, but hardly safer

According to new research by government professor Uriel Abelof, the past year has seen a dramatic rise in existential fear, with people around the world thinking about death twice as often as before.
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Sweet rewards valued more, may contribute to obesity

Research found that children valued a sweet food more after receiving it as a reward.
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Jason Koski/Cornell University Former President Bill Clinton speaks March 18 during the first event in the Milstein State of Democracy Address series.

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President Clinton: U.S. in ‘dogfight’ for democracy

During a March 18 webinar on the state of American democracy hosted by the Institute of Politics and Global Affairs (IOPGA), former President Bill Clinton challenged more than 3,600 students and other viewers to stand up for democratic norms including voting rights.
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Search committee set for policy school’s founding dean

The university has launched a search for the founding dean of the School of Public Policy, building excitement about the fledgling school that could formally start operations as soon as this fall.
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Center for Social Sciences announces 2021-22 faculty fellows

Political polarization, environmental justice and inclusion in higher education are a few of big issues faculty members—including several from the College of Arts and Sciences—will tackle in the next academic year as fellows at the Cornell Center for Social Sciences (CCSS).
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Pandemic reshaped ‘small world’ campus networks

Through courses alone, more than 90% of students were linked by three or fewer degrees of separation.
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Perceived erosion of democracy spawns new campaign

During his 16 years representing a Long Island district in Congress, Steve Israel said he saw divisiveness and partisanship grow exponentially. By the time he retired from the House of Representatives in 2017, compromise and respect for democratic norms seemed almost irrelevant, he said, and his biggest fear was not of foreign conflict but internal division.

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Migrations initiative wins $5M Mellon grant for racial justice

Migrations: A Global Grand Challenge, part of Global Cornell, has won a three-year, $5 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Just Futures Initiative that will bring together scholars across the university and beyond to study the links between racism, dispossession and migration.

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Center’s grants seed diverse research in the social sciences

How do perceptions of luck shape views about inequality and redistribution? Could interventions nudge hiring managers to evaluate job candidates blindly, and thus more objectively? Has remote instruction during the pandemic improved student interactions and equity in science labs?

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Cornell team seeks mercy for Lisa Montgomery

A team of Cornell faculty, graduate students and undergraduates is fighting to save Lisa Montgomery from federal execution next month, supporting her bid for clemency from courtrooms to recording studios to a social media campaign urging followers to #SaveLisa and consider #HerWholeTruth.

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Micky Falkson, senior lecturer in economics, dies at 83

Micky Falkson, a senior lecturer in the Department of Economics and one of its longest-serving faculty members, died at home in Ithaca Nov. 7. He was 83.

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Student poll found voters anxious about election

Of respondents, 53.5% said they felt fearful about America's future.
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Efficacy, politics influence public trust in COVID-19 vaccine

If an initial COVID-19 vaccine is about as effective as a flu shot, uptake by the American public may fall far short of the 70% level needed to achieve herd immunity, new Cornell research suggests.

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Michael Morley, emeritus professor of math, dies at 90

Michael D. Morley, professor emeritus of mathematics in the College of Arts and Sciences (A&S), died Oct. 11 at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pennsylvania. He was 90.

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Site empowering student voters wins ‘Pitch for the People’

In the 2016 presidential election, stronger turnout among college students could have flipped the outcomes in several states that were decided by razor-thin margins.

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Experts: Acknowledge uncertainty in COVID communication

The researchers examined how politicians’ rhetoric and media framing affected support for using COVID-19 models to guide policies.
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Policing, incarceration examined in racism webinar debut

The Racism in America series will resume in November with a focus on residential and educational segregation.
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