Maria Cristina Garcia, the Howard A. Newman Professor of American Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences, and Anthony Burrow, associate professor of human development in the College of Human Ecology, have won the inaugural Faculty Award for Excellence in Research, Teaching and Service Through Diversity.
Are elite institutions ready for an increasingly diverse student body? Anthony Jack, assistant professor of education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, will address this question in a lecture Oct. 3 at 3:30 p.m. in the Biotechnology Building, Room G10.
Students, staff and faculty members who exceeded their job responsibilities to enhance the atmosphere for women at Cornell were recognized at the 20th Cook Awards luncheon March 12 in Warren Hall. Colleagues, family and academic leaders including deans, vice provosts, President Martha E. Pollack and Provost Michael Kotlikoff attended the celebration.
A panel discussion, “Celebrating 150 Years of Ezra Cornell’s Promise: Reflections on What ‘... Any Person … Any Study’ Means,” will be held Monday, Oct. 29, at 4 p.m. in Call Auditorium, Kennedy Hall. The event is open to the public.
Cornell faculty members and academic staff participating in the Knowledge Matters Fellowship presented their projects, including comics, videos and websites, at a showcase wrapping up the yearlong transmedia training program May 10 at A.D. White House.
Faculty, staff and graduate students will gather for the fifth Empowering Women in Science and Engineering (EWISE) symposium on Wednesday, May 23, in Stocking Hall. The all-day symposium is open to graduate students, postdoctoral associates, researchers and faculty members.
From analyzing how labor policies contributed to rapid economic growth in Europe in the 1950s to testing the therapeutic value of virtual reality technology, Cornell social science research projects are receiving assistance from the Institute for the Social Sciences’ (ISS) Small Grants Program.
One in 10 people on Earth live in China’s cities. Over the past decade, nearly 200 million people in China have moved from rural to urban regions, and 8 million more are expected to relocate every year between now and 2050. Just what this means for China and the world has the attention of the Institute for the Social Sciences’ newest collaborative project, China’s Cities: Divisions and Plans.
Highly educated, high-income immigrants to the United States are changing the look and feel of American suburbs by tearing down older homes built just after World War II and building sprawling new houses, pejoratively called “McMansions.” But the changes are not always welcome by long-time neighborhood residents, said Suzanne Lanyi Charles, assistant professor in city and regional planning.
The Institute for the Social Sciences’ Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) theme project tackled the challenges inherent in interdisciplinary research collaborations, particularly the issue of how sociologists, psychologists, economists, lawyers, musicians and entrepreneurs sometimes struggle to understand one another.
An interdisciplinary team of Cornell scholars is collaborating on a new project, The Causes, Consequence and Future of Mass Incarceration in the United States, supported by the Institute for the Social Sciences (ISS) and led by Peter Enns, associate professor of government.