ISS grants jump-start new social science research
January 11, 2018
Are supporters of President Donald Trump increasing in prejudice? What’s the best way to end violence in Liberia during elections? Is Colombia ready for a sustainable boom in cocoa production?These are a few of the questions Cornell social science faculty are answering, thanks to small grants from the Institute for the Social Sciences.
There’s some truth in the struggling artist stereotype
November 27, 2017
The struggling artist stereotype isn’t far from the mark in today’s economy, according to a state-funded report by researchers at The Worker Institute at Cornell’s ILR School.
Trevor Pinch examines the line between human and machine in new podcast 
November 21, 2017
The boundary between human and machine is not entirely clear, although we often define ourselves by contrasting humans to machines and technology.
Workshop explores ape-human communication
November 21, 2017
A workshop held Oct. 20-21 examined questions related to apes, language and communication, and how researchers can examine and reassess the language of apes.
Myth of race still embedded in scientific research
November 20, 2017
Dorothy Roberts, a scholar from the University of Pennsylvania, talked about race and racism and a more ethical way to study them Nov. 15 at the 2017 ISS Annual Lecture.
  Conference examines criminalization of immigrants
November 17, 2017
Researchers from a range of disciplines and institutions gathered in early November to discuss the implications of the criminalization of immigrants.
Kids in tough neighborhoods face joblessness, lower income as adults
November 9, 2017
Steven Alvarado, assistant professor of sociology, conducted the first study that uses national data to examine the effects of a child’s neighborhood on their adulthood economic well-being.
New Initiative Launched to Support Vulnerable Families
October 25, 2017
The Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research has launched a new initiative, Project 2Gen, which aims to tackle the issues faced by vulnerable families by using a two-generational approach. Project 2Gen is led by co-directors Laura Tach and Rachel Dunifon.
Philly’s New Tax on Soda Makes Prices Bubble Up
October 25, 2017

Cawley, professor of policy analysis and management and of economics, investigated the effect of Philadelphia’s soda tax, which was implemented in some Philadelphia International Airport terminals, but not others.
Iscol Lecturer Takes on Trump Immigration Policies
October 20, 2017
On October 18th, Rebecca Heller, co-founder and director of the International Refugee Assistance Project, urged for advocating for the rights of refugees against waves of right-wing populist xenophobia sweeping through the U.S. and Europe.
Chris Barrett Talks Food Aid to D.C. Policymakers
October 20, 2017
Barrett, professor of applied economics and management, presented research focused on U.S. international food aid and assistance policies in Washington, D.C., Oct. 19. The talk was focused on the need for flexibility in food-aid agencies to meet the needs of different local communities.
New Lecture Series Address Connections Between Language and Inequality
October 17, 2017
On October 20th, Michael Degraff, professor of linguistics at MIT, will be presenting his lecture titled “Language, Education, and (In)equality in Haiti: Struggling Through Centuries of Coloniality.” His lecture will focus on the exclusion of local languages in education and how linguistic equality shapes economic and political equality.
Workshop Takes Transdisciplinary Approach to Great Ape Communication
October 17, 2017
On October 20th, Cornell will be hosting a workshop titled “The Eloquence of the Apes.” This conference will focus on evolution of communication in primates; what language brings to apes; and the apes and the humanists. This workshop will be held from 4:30-6:30PM in AD White House.
For Anthropologist, Doll Exchange Is Not Child’s Play
October 16, 2017
Hirokazu Miyazaki, director of the Einaudi Center for International Studies, has been researching the exchange of dolls between American and Japanese schoolchildren during the 1920s. During a period of American xenophobia and harsh immigration laws, this movement was one of the first attempts at “citizen diplomacy.”
Cornell Tech, Cuny Launch Internship for Women in Tech
October 16, 2017
Cornell Tech, CUNY, and the NYC Mayor’s Office have recently launched a new winter internship program for female computer science students in their freshman and sophomore years. Giving these women experience early in their college career will help them bolster their resumes when applying for 10-week summer internships and full-time jobs.
A ‘Playful’ Nobel Prize Winner Laid Groundwork for His Field at Cornell
October 11, 2017
Richard Thaler was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences on October 9th. Thaler was previously a member of Cornell’s faculty for 20 years, during which, he began to investigate the new concept of behavioral economics, the bridge between psychology and economics. He gives much credit to Cornell for his prize, stating ” it would be accurate to say that the prize was largely given for work I did in my Cornell years.”
ILR School Research Cited in Supreme Court Case
October 5, 2017
Research by ILR School professor Alexander J.S. Colvin showing that mandatory arbitration is more widespread than previously thought was cited in U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments Oct. 2.
Making Big Data Serve the Little Guy
October 4, 2017
A team of Cornell computer scientists, statisticians and mathematicians has formed the Center for Data Science for Improved Decision-Making to research data management and find ways to make these systems handle data responsibly and use this new resource for the public benefit.
Discrimination More Likely When Resources Are Scarce
October 3, 2017
Amy Krosch, assistant professor of psychology, has conducted several studies to establish the relationship between economic scarcity and discrimination. She found that “Just the mention of scarcity can lead people with little egalitarian motivation to discriminate.”
Research African-American History Oct. 18
October 2, 2017
On October 18, Julieanna Richardson will be leading a session on how to make the most of the HistoryMakers Digital Archive at the Africana Studies and Research Center. Richardson has spent the past 18 years compiling this database that contains oral histories from many prominent African Americans on a wide variety of topics.
Cornell Tech Leverages Academic Links with Cornell

September 28, 2017
The Roosevelt Island campus of Cornell Tech has catalyzed a slew of innovative academic programs that will benefit Cornell students from the Tech campus and from the Ithaca campus, while also deepening the academic partnerships that link Cornell’s New York state campuses.
  Community Engagement Initiatives Deliver Reciprocal Benefits
September 28, 2017
On September 27, faculty, staff, and partners of Engaged Cornell held a forum to discuss the success of several community partnerships and answered questions about the implementation of new initiatives.
In this Communication Course, Scientists are the Storytellers
September 18, 2017
Mark Sarvary, a senior lecturer in the department of neurobiology and behavior, has recently launched a new course to help students to learn about and make use of current technologies to communicate their scientific work more effectively.
  Study: Binge drinking cuts chance of landing a job by 10 percent
September 15, 2017
Researchers from the Smithers Institute in the ILR School find that heavy drinking decreases the probability that a new college graduate will find a job.
Law Scholars Dissect Trump’s Immigration Actions
September 13, 2017
The Cornell Law School hosted a discussion on September 8 in opposition of the recent changes of immigration policies by President Trump.
Today’s School Failures Have Reconstruction Roots
September 11, 2017
Noliwe Rooks, director of American Studies, has recently published a new book, “Cutting School: Privatization, Segregation, and the End of Public Education.” The book focuses on how school funding and the initiation of new educational procedures are connected to race.
On Twitter, followers don’t let followers spread fake news
September 6, 2017
When Twitter users tweet a false rumor, they are more than twice as likely to accept correction if it comes from a mutual follower compared to a correction from a stranger.
ILR School Research Identifies Ways to Soften Rejection
August 31, 2017
According to a new study by Emily Zitek, assistant professor of organizational behavior, a person tends to feel worse about rejection if that person is rejected in favor of someone else.
New Book Investigates Who Shacks up and Why
August 30, 2017
Sharon Sassler, professor of policy analysis and management, has written a new book “Cohabitation Nation: Gender, Class, and the Remaking of Relationships” about couples who enter a cohabitation arrangement rather than a traditional marriage arrangement.
Christopher Wildeman Dark-Skinned Whites Arrested more than those with Lighter Skin
August 29, 2017
Christopher Wildeman, associate professor of policy analysis and management, has recently co-authored a study that shows differences in skin color among whites may be socially meaningful, especially in the context of the criminal justice system.
Cognitive Scientist Calls for Integration in Language Sciences
July 31, 2017
Morten Christiansen, professor of psychology, believes that there needs to be less isolation between the researchers who study language processing and evolution in adults and those who study language acquisition.
Fearing Surveillance, Dads with a Record Avoid Kids’ Schools
July 24, 2017

“Dads who have been incarcerated at some point from their child’s birth through age 9 are nearly 50 percent less involved in their child’s education,” according to a new study by Anna Haskins, assistant professor of sociology.
Study: Many Kinds of Happiness Promote Better Health
July 20, 2017
“There are many kinds of happiness, and experiencing a diversity of emotional states might reduce a person’s vulnerability to psychopathology by preventing any one emotion from dominating their emotional life,” says Anthony Ong, professor of human development.
Research Offers New Hope for Gender Equity in STEM Fields
July 17, 2017
New research from Cornell’s Center for the Study of Inequality suggests that relatively newer STEM fields lack traditional gender norms and stereotypes.
Mouse Tracking May Reveal Ability to Resist Temptation
July 6, 2017
Melissa J. Ferguson, chair of the Department of Psychology, has recently conducted research using computer-mouse tracking in order to measure real-time conflict resolutions during self-control decision-making.
The Social Media Economy Benefits Few, New Book Suggests
June 20, 2017
Brooke Erin Duffy, assistant professor of communication, has recently published a new book, “(Not) Getting Paid to Do What You Love: Gender, Social Media, and Aspirational Work,” describing the economic situation of many social media content creators, unable to find paid work.
Hayes, Kinzler Recognized by World Economic Forum
June 20, 2017
Alexander Hayes, assistant professor of astronomy, and Katherine Kinzler, associate professor of psychology and human development, were named Young Scientists 2017 by the World Economic Forum.
Republicans Doubt ‘Global Warming’ more than ‘Climate Change’
June 20, 2017
A recent study by Jonathon Schuldt has shown that “74.4 percent of respondents who identified as Republicans said they believed that climate change is really happening. But only 65.5 percent said they believed in global warming.”
Carpenter Advising Awards Honor Four Faculty
June 16, 2017
Austin Bunn, Ella Maria Diaz, Michael Goldstein, and Irby Lovette have received the Kendall S. Memorial Advising Award for excellence in undergraduate advising.
Atkinson Center Names 2017-18 SSHA Faculty Fellow
June 13, 2017
Cornell’s Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future has named eight social sciences, humanities and arts fellows for the 2017-18 academic year.
Poverty Fighters Find New Ways to Educate and Collaborate
June 6, 2017
The Program Work Team on Poverty and Economic Hardship met to brainstorm ways to eradicate poverty in upstate New York. In the United States, 40 percent of people will be poor at some point during their adult life, they said.
Roberts2 How Fighting Corruption May Impact Brazil
May 29, 2017
Ken Roberts and Tom Pepinsky share their perspectives in New York Times opinion piece. “In any impeachment, there are political and partisan interests. It’s never strictly a legal matter,” said Roberts.
Photo of Professor Jeff Niederdeppe Wording in Surveys Matters More Than You May Think
May 22, 2017
Mention ‘repeal’ and the support for the health care law increases, according to study by Cornell social scientists Jonathon Schuldt and Jeff Niederdeppe.
Julilly Kohler-Hausmann Historian’s Book Traces Rise of Mass Imprisonment
May 22, 2017
A new book,  Getting Tough: Welfare and Imprisonment in the 1970s America, by Julilly Kohler-Hausmann on the ISS’ Mass Incarceration project examines how the prison population grew at the same time as politicians eviscerated the welfare system.
Dan Lichter For 1 in 6 Marriages, Spouses are Different Races
May 18, 2017
As the population’s diversity increases so does the opportunity for people to marry someone of a different race or ethnicity, says Daniel T. Lichter, ISS Director.
“You Live Under Fear” – 50,000 Haitian People At Risk Of Deportation
April 25, 2017
On April 20, Trump’s immigration agency recommended an end to the temporary protected status for Haitians who arrived in the U.S. after the 2011 earthquake in Haiti.
The Federal Budget’s Threat to Foreign Policy
April 16, 2017
Tom Pepinsky, associate professor of government, believes that the Trump Administration’s proposal for the 2018 federal budget will “deal a catastrophic blow to the government’s ability to make effective foreign policy for decades to come.”
Conference Explores Inequality, Social Mobility
April 14, 2017
The Center for the Study of Inequality will be hosting the “Social Mobility in an Unequal World: Evidence and Policy Solutions” conference between April 20-22. The purpose of the conference is to discuss new research ideas related to wealth, social mobility, and education.
Eye Expressions Offer a Glimpse into the Evolution of Emotion
April 13, 2017
“The eyes are windows to the soul likely because they are first conduits for sight. Emotional expressive changes around the eye influence how we see, and in turn, this communicates to others how we think and feel.” says Adam Anderson, professor of human development.
On Social Media, Female Entrepreneurs Act Demurely to Thrive
April 3, 2017
“While it’s inspiring that we are seeing a rise in female entrepreneurship in the digital age, these business categories tend to be highly feminized. This means that gender hierarchies and inequalities in the world of work endure,” says Brooke Erin Duffy, assistant professor in the Department of Communication.
Brain Changes in Older Adults Increases Risk for Scams
March 28, 2017
ISS Faculty Fellow Nathan Spreng’s study published in the Journal of Gerontology finds there are biological reasons explaining why older adults are more vulnerable to financial scams.
Photo of Professor Jeff Niederdeppe Seeing the Pros and Cons to Marijuana Legalization
March 8, 2017
“The pro arguments are really practical: ‘Give us money and jobs. Keep our prison from being overcrowded, make law enforcement’s job easier,’” says Jeff Niederdeppe, associate professor in the Department of Communication. “And the con arguments are a little more ideological: ‘This is going to lead to big industry and crime and undermine the fundamental values that make America great.’”
Adam Levine New Online Platform Matches Collaborators
March 2, 2017
ISS Faculty Fellow Adam Levine has launched a new networking site mixing academics, nonprofit organizations, and government entities to create research collaborations.
  Even with Robots, People Still Have Value
February 23, 2017
“If the answer to everything is that the only people that have value are the programmers, we might as well give up,” says Louis Hyman, in the New York Times.
Speaking out on Young Adult Novel Heroines
February 21, 2017
Protagonists “are driven by a strict and uncompromising code of right and wrong and they are not afraid to speak up, to dream, and to yearn for more than they currently have,” says Jane Mendle in the Los Angeles Review of Books.
heart candies Chocolates and Roses Spell Love
February 13, 2017
A study co-authored by Vivian Zayas in psychology finds that people associate chocolate with love as Valentine’s Day approaches.
 Kim Weeden Gender Gap Found in Ph.D. Fields and in Program Prestige
February 8, 2017
A new study co-authored by Kim Weeden, Chair of the Sociology Department, finds there is a gender gap in admittance to the most prestigious universities, and women are under represented in most prestigious fields.
Donald Trump Why Trump’s Actions are Making Scientists Nervous
February 7, 2017
ISS Faculty Fellow Jane Mendle and David Lodge, director of the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, explain the reasons to be alert.
Anthony Ong Linking Racism with Disease
December 20, 2016
Research by Anthony Ong, associate professor in human development, shows that daily discrimination sickens African Americans.

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Justin Grimes

Why the Polls Were Wrong
December 16, 2016
Peter Enns and Jonathan Schuldt explain why in the Washington Post.


ISS Jump-starts Research Led by Junior Faculty
December 14, 2016
“The ISS is one place that faculty members early in their career can turn to for support,” said Daniel T. Lichter, the Robert S. Harrison director at the ISS. .

Matthew Hall

When Wage Earners are Deported, Latinos Lose Homes
December 8, 2016
Deportation of undocumented Latinos resulted in more foreclosures, according to new research by Matthew Hall, co-leader of the ISS Deportation Relief Project.

Shannon Gleeson

With Whom We Will Stand?
December 2016
“History will judge us by our actions,” says Shannon Gleeson, co-leader of the ISS Deportation Relief Project, regarding deportation efforts underway in the United States.


Trevor Pinch’s Co-Authors New Book, Entanglements, Delving into Tech, Sociology, and Sound
November 30, 2016
Trevor Pinch, team member of the ISS’ Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship project, emphasizes the sociologist’s perspective on technology.

 Zayas, Vivian

Even After Having ‘Read a Book,’ One Still Judges it by its ‘Cover’
November 28, 2016
Vivian Zayas, team member of the ISS’ Judgment project, and her colleagues found that people continue to be influenced by another person’s appearance even after interacting with them face-to-face.

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Harvard Sociologist Matthew Desmond Speaks at Cornell About His Book, Evicted
November 28, 2016
Desmond’s talk on Nov 16th discussed the fallout coming from eviction, including lost jobs and unstable families.

 Shanjun Li

Professor Recommends Use of Economic Principles to Tackle Chinese Pollution, Traffic Congestion
November 27, 2016
“Air pollution and traffic congestion really have become the most pressing challenges in major urban areas in China,” said Shanjun Li, associate professor in applied economics and management. Li is a member of the China’s Cities project.

Donald Trump

Trump won with lowest minority vote in decades, fueling divisions
November 23, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim rhetoric “brought those divisions to the fore; it activated people on the right, who felt empowered, and it activated people on the left, who saw it as a threat.” Jamila Michener, assistant professor of government, on Trump winning the election with the lowest minority vote in 40 years.

 Chris Barrett

Barrett, Leibovich and Walsh named AAAS Fellows for 2016
November 21, 2016
ISS’ Poverty project leader Christopher Barrett was elected as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science.

 Reihan Salam

Panel Discusses the Impact of Drones on War, Policing, Privacy
November 21, 2016
The Cornell Law School welcomed four panelists on Nov. 17 to discuss how drones may influence privacy law in the United States and how wars are conducted.

 Peter Enns

Did Moderates Help Elect Trump?
November 16, 2016
Mass Incarceration project team leader Peter Enns and Jonathan Schuldt in communication present a new forecast model to more accurately understand the results of the 2016 election.


Moral Values Influence Action on Climate Change
November 16, 2016
Two moral values most highly rated by liberals — compassion and fairness — predict willingness to make lifestyle changes to avert climate change, according to four Cornell researchers.

Jessica Chen Weiss

The American People Elected a “Know Nothing Authoritarian,” says Jessica Weiss
November 14, 2016
Cornell held a discussion predicting what foreign policy under President-elect Donald Trump might look like.

Shannon Gleeson

Shannon Gleeson Puts the Immigration Debate in Perspective
November 11, 2016
Writing in The Hill, she points out that the last amnesty occurred during the Reagan Administration and that Obama Administration deported the most immigrants in our country’s history.

Adam Levine

Donald Trump’s Victory Should Not Be Surprising to Political Scientists, says Adam Levine
November 10, 2016

Levine says the Republican candidate was favored to win, albeit by a slim margin, according to the fundamentals model.


Trump’s A “Grave Danger,” Says Pultitzer-Prize Winning Journalist Eugene Robinson
November 4, 2016
Talk focused on “Election 2016: Who’s Up, Who’s Down and What’s Really Going. ISS and other Cornell units sponsored the event.

Sharon Sassler, professor, Department of Policy Analysis and Management
Adam Levine

Cornell Faculty Discuss Unsettling Presidential Election
November 3, 2016
Cornell faculty members Adam Levine (pictured), Jamila Michener, Bruce Lewenstein, and Sergio Garcia-Rios give their insights.

 Jawad Addoum, Assistant Professor of Finance

Physical Stature as a Teen Linked to Stock Investments
November 3, 2016
Research by Jawad Addoum, assistant professor of finance, and others shows that while both teen and adult height are important determinants of market participation, teen height appears to be economically more important.

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Understanding One’s Purpose – A Key to Self Esteem
November 1, 2016
Anthony Burrow, in the Department of Human Development used Facebook in his study looking at how the strength of one’s purpose affects their self esteem.


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Simple Questionnaire Predicts Risky Behaviors
October 31, 2016
Using her “Fuzzy-Trace Theory,”Human Development  Professor Valerie Reyna identifies those who cannot delay gratification –a behavior interfering with education, health, overall well being.

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Twitter Matters in the 2016 Presidential Campaign
October 28, 2016
Cornell Communication professor Drew Margolin explains why.

Abandoned Prison

Working to Abolish Death Penalty in U.S. and Abroad
October 27, 2016
Cornell Law School launches new Death Penalty Center.

Jessica Chen Weiss

Roundtable Examines Asia’s Place in U.S. Elections
October 27, 2016
ISS’ China’s Studies Project Member and government professor Jessica Weiss participates on panel  discusses how China pays attention to U.S. elections.

 Cornell Arts Quad 2

Why LGBTQ will Replace LGBT
October, 26, 2016
Cornell psychology professor emeritus Ritch Savin-Williams explains how the boxes people check on forms describing sexuality don’t always reflect life’s complexity.


How Kids Learn Prejudice
October 21, 2016
Cornell Professor Katie Kinzler says a “Trump effect” on children’s attitudes is likely very real.


Teens Who Feel ‘Too Fat’ Light Up to Slim Down
October 12, 2016
“This helps us better understand why people choose to engage in risky health behaviors. It’s not always just about the immediate pleasure or enjoyment; sometimes it’s a means to another end,” said the study’s author, John Cawley, professor of policy analysis and management. His study is published in Health Economics.


Blau Leads Panel on Immigration’s U.S. Economic Impact
October 12, 2016
“The panel’s comprehensive examination revealed many important benefits of immigration – including on economic growth, innovation and entrepreneurship – with little to no negative effects on the overall wages or employment of native-born workers in the long term,” Blau said.

 danieltlichter Rural-Urban Interface Discussed at Conference
October 11, 2016
Papers by Cornell faculty members Erin York Cornwell and David Brown are to be published in The Annals in Summer 2017.
Edward Baptist Conference Examines the Histories of Capitalism
October 6, 2016
“Most capitalist societies are profoundly unequal and become more so over time,” said Edward Baptist, Cornell historian.
 Musick460 Dads Get More Play Time Than Moms
October 4, 2016
New study co-authored by Kelly Musick finds mothers play with their children only after tasks, like cooking, shopping, folding laundry, are done.
KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA Immigrants Not Taking Americans’ Jobs
September 21, 2016
Cornell economist Francine Blau led National Academies’ Study looking at the fiscal and economic impacts of immigration.
 father feeding baby Employers Benefit by Offering Child-Care Programs
September 19, 2016
Article in Journal of Marriage and Family co-authored by Mildred Warner shows employees do better when their children are in employer-sponsored child-care programs. Warner received partial funding from the ISS.
anna-haskins Inequality, Education, Mass Incarceration
September 2016
In a world that is deeply unequal, what are our moral obligations for addressing inequality, asks Anna Haskins, a member of the ISS’ Mass Incarceration Project.
neema-kudva Nomadic Lifestyle Influences Perspective Work
September 8, 2016
“I am an upper caste, upper class, educated woman in India…and the minute I took that airplane, I became brown, oppressed, downtrodden, poor, someone who became invisible on the platform,” says Neema Kudva, associate professor in City and Regional Planning.
duterte Explaining How Rodrigo Duterte was Elected
September 6, 2016
Thomas Pepinksy, associate professor in government, provides insight.
sneezing Seriously, Don’t Come to Work Sick
August 30, 2016
ISS Small grant awardee Nicolas Ziebarth sees the need for a culture change at work. Employers should encourage sick employees to stay home.
Shanghai ISS’ Project to Study Economics, Politics of China’s Urbanization
August 20, 2016
Led by Jeremy Weiss in government, the project also includes Cornell faculty members Shanjun Li, Panle Barwick, Eli Friedman, Jessica Weiss.
KinzlerWebsite Babies Watching People Eat
August 19, 2016
Babies learn to like healthy foods by watching their parents enjoy them, says Katherine Kinzler, associate professor in the Departments of Psychology and Human Development.
Julilly Kohler-Hausmann, assistant professor of history (HIST). Julilly Kohler-Hausmann Awarded $5K Affinito-Stewart Grant
August 17, 2016
ISS Mass Incarceration project member Julilly Kohler-Hausmann received a $5,150 award for her work “The Politics of Abstention and Demobilization in America’s ‘Right Turn.’”
incarcerated-fathers Measuring the Impact: Schools Struggle from Multiple Angles with Incarceration
August 17, 2016
“When you’re starting to intervene in adolescence, it’s sort of already too late,” ISS Mass Incarceration Member Anna Haskins.
poverty Cornell’s Center for the Study of Inequality Receives $10 Million from Atlantic Philanthropies
August 10, 2016
Funds will support faculty and postdocs recruits, along with events, such as Pulitzer Prize winning author Matt Desmond’s visit to Cornell this Fall cosponsored by the Institute for the Social Sciences.
Craib_Cry of the Renegade_Flyer Just Released: Cry of the Renegade by Raymond Craib
Oxford Press, Summer 2016
Historian Raymond Craib worked on this book as a faculty fellow with the ISS from 2012-2013.
Jordan Matsudaira Investment in Public Higher Education and Job Training Key to Developing Skilled and Educated Workforce
WalletHub, Summer 2016
Labor economist Jordan Matsudaira, a member of the ISS’ Deportation Relief project, discusses the economic benefits of educated workers.
Shannon Gleeson Immigration: Looking beyond United States v. Texas
The Hill, July 14, 2016
“What can advocates do now and what have they in fact been doing?” asks Shannon Gleeson, co-leader of the ISS project, Assessing the Consequences of Temporary Deportation Relief.
Peter Enns Does Public Opinion Fuel Policy?
Christian Science Monitor
June 16, 2016
If the media starts talking about innocent people being convicted, then more crime doesn’t automatically translate into more punitive attitudes, says Peter Enns, team leader for the ISS’ Mass Incarceration project.
Laura Tach Having Educated Neighbors Increases Opportunities for Economic Mobility
May 27, 2016
Laura Tach in policy analysis and management finds that neighborhoods and even city blocks shape residents’ success.
Steven Alvarado Tough Neighborhoods Linked to Obesity
May 19, 2016

Sociologist Steven Alvarado’s studies also show poor neighborhoods more likely to have children with cognitive delays.
Kim Weeden

Cornell Scholars Examine Structures of Inequality
May 12, 2016

Understanding the sources of inequality, how it affects different groups of people, our political institutions, our economy, is very much in line with Cornell’s value of doing research that matters, says Kim Weeden, chair of the Sociology Department.

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Employers Steal Workers’ Pay
May 6, 2016
Shannon Gleeson, associate professor in the ILR School, opinion piece in US News and World Report discusses ways to combat wage theft.


How Social Media Affects Our Well-Being
May 2016

Natalie Bazarova, associate professor in communication and an ISS faculty fellow in 2015-2016, discusses the social media lab at Cornell.

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Cornell Scholars Examine Structure of Inequality
May 12, 2016

Understanding the sources of inequality and how it affects different people, political institutions and our economy ties in with Cornell’s public engagement mission, says Kim Weeden, chair of the Sociology Department.


Wonder Why Prisons Stay Full When Crime Rate Declines?
Washington Post, May 6, 2016
Even when crime goes down, the incarceration rate increases because prison terms are years long, Peter Enns, associate professor in government and the leader of the ISS Mass Incarceration Project, explains.



Poor Cell Phone Coverage Creates a ‘Mobile Divide’
Cornell Chronicle, May 3, 2016
CIE faculty fellow Aija Leiponen and other researchers have found that low-income areas receive almost 15 percent less network coverage compared with their affluent counterparts.


Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future Names Faculty Fellows
Cornell Chronicle, May 3, 2016
Like the ISS, the ACSF has a faculty fellows in residence program enabling scholars to devote time to their research projects. Congratulations to the fellows!

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Do Children in France have a Healthier Relationship with Alcohol?
New York Times, April 28, 2016
Cornell professors Katherine Kinzler and Justine Vanden Heuvel find that the countries where wine is consumed regularly have the fewest problems with alcoholism.


The Language of Persuasion
Cornell Chronicle, April 26, 2016
2008/2009 ISS Faculty Fellow, Lillian Lee, and other Cornell researchers have identified how language and interaction with the other party contribute to winning an argument.


New Book Probes Emotion, Aging and Health
Cornell Chronicle, April 25, 2016
New approaches to understanding physical and psychological changes in old age are presented in a new book co-edited by Cornell human development professors Anthony Ong and Corinna Loeckenhoff.

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World’s Largest Public Opinion Archive Holds Key Election Insights
Cornell Chronicle, April 25, 2016
“There is growing recognition that some of the major problems we face – such as political polarization here in the United States and climate change around the globe – demand the very best understanding of the opinions that people hold and why they matter,” says Adam Levine, assistant professor in government, about the Roper Center at Cornell.


Two on Faculty Named International Faculty Fellows
Cornell Chronicle, April 20, 2016
The Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies has announced two new international faculty fellows for 2016-19: Rachel Bezner Kerr and Thomas Pepinsky.


María Cristina García Wins 2016 Andrew Carnegie Fellowship
Cornell Chronicle, April 19, 2016
The program supports established and emerging scholars, journalists and authors “whose work distills knowledge, enriches our culture and equips leaders in the realms of education, law, technology, business and public policy.”

Erin York Cornwell

Having a Medical Emergency? Don’t Count on Strangers
Cornell Chronicle, April 14, 2016
2015/2016 Faculty Fellow Erin York Cornwell discusses the sociological factors that determine the chances of receiving help from strangers during a medical emergency.


Kelly Musick Named Cornell Population Center Director
Cornell Chronicle, April 14, 2016
New director of the Cornell Population Center Kelly Musick plans to grow the center’s reputation as a hub for social science research and training .

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Public Support for War Declines When Costs Are Known
Washington Post, April 14, 2016
An ISS small grant funded research published by Cornell Government Professor Sarah Kreps in Journal of Conflict Resolution.

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New Interdisciplinary Initiative Explores Capitalism
Cornell Chronicle, April 14, 2016
A new History of Capitalism initiative from Cornell’s College of Arts and Sciences and the ILR School brings together scholars from across the university to examine the nature of capitalism, its relationship with democracy and other forms of politics, and its effects on areas such as law, social mobility, inequality and the environment.


Entrepreneurship to Play ‘Essential’ Role in College of Business
Cornell Chronicle, April 14, 2016
The college leadership spoke about the ways in which the College of Business will boost entrepreneurship academics at Cornell.


Did Blacks Really Endorse the 1994 Crime Bill? New York Times, April 13, 2016
ISS’ Mass Incarceration Project Member Julilly Kohler-Hausmann discusses the legislative history of the 1994 crime law and how it does not reflect what many African-Americans wanted.


Students Explore Criminal Justice Through New Minor
Cornell Chronicle, April 12, 2016
“Students are studying and reading about criminal justice policy on their own because they realize this is a major issue they’ll need to address in their lifetime,” said Jamila Michener, assistant professor of government.

Mobilizing Against Inequality: Website provides platform for conversation about immigrant workers
ILR News, April 11, 2016
The Worker Institute at Cornell is re-launching “Mobilizing Against Inequality,” a website focused on building a conversation around immigrant worker struggles for rights and representation, and the organizations that advocate for them.
Diverse Faculty Shift National Discourse One Op-Ed at a Time
Cornell Chronicle, April 16, 2016
Katherine Kinzler, Associate Professor in Psychology and Human Development, discusses how the Public Voices Development Program is getting underrepresented perspectives heard in the media.
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CAU Offers Summer Seminars on Crime and Punishment
Cornell Chronicle, April 7, 2016
Mary Katzenstein, an ISS Inccarceration Project affiliate, will be leading a seminar series in which participants will spend mornings in discussions at Cornell and afternoons at the Five Points Correctional Facility in Romulus, New York

ISS Wraps Up ‘Creativity’ Project
Cornell Chronicle, April 7, 2016
From 2013-2016, the Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Project, led by Diane Burton, supported collaborative, interdisciplinary research.

Jon Kleinberg to Lecture on Digital Connectedness
Cornell Chronicle, April 6, 2016
Professor Jon Kleinberg, chair of Information Science, will give the spring 2016 Phi Beta Kappa Invitational Lecture on “Mapping the Online World: Social Connectedness in the Digital Age,” Wednesday, April 13, at 4:30 p.m. in Goldwin Smith Hall’s Lewis Auditorium.


New Book Reintegrates the Science of Language
Cornell Chronicle, April 4, 2016
New book integrates recent findings across numerous disciplines, including psychology, linguistics, computer science, anthropology, cognitive science and cognitive neuroscience.

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Obama Administration Issues Guidance on Fair Housing
Cornell University Tip Sheet, April 4th, 2016
Matthew Hall explains why the guidance is helpful to ex-offenders.

Top-heavy Dispersal of Wealth Linked to Lower Life Evaluations
Cornell Chronicle, March 31, 2016
A study co-authored by Poverty Team Affiliate Richard Burkhauser finds that the overall life evaluation of citizens drops as the share of income held by the top 1 percent of the population increases.

What Drives Cities to Pursue Sustainability Policy?
Cornell Chronicle, March 31, 2016
Survey finds that economic development and municipally owned utilities are key drivers of sustainability efforts.
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Performance Rankings Affect Worker Effort: Researchers
Cornell Chronicle, March 28, 2016
Victoria Prowse, a 2015/2016 Faculty Fellow, and other researchers suggest that workers at the far ends of the performance bell curve try harder and workers in the middle put in less effort.

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Cornell Press Series on Land Launched
March 28, 2016
Cornell University Press is pleased to introduce a new series, “On Land: New Perspectives in Territory, Development, and Environment,” edited by Wendy Wolford (Cornell University), Nancy Lee Peluso (University of California, Berkeley), and Michael Goldman (University of Minnesota).
Could Trump Turn New York Red?
The Hill, March 27, 2016
015/16 ISS Faculty Fellow Adam Seth Levine discusses Donald Trump’s chances on winning New York state in the general election.

$1.2M Gift Launches Research Program to Better Serve Youth
Cornell Chronicle, March 24, 2016
Cornell researchers join with the New York State 4-H program to serve 200,000 children and teens.

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Not All Communities Benefit Equally from Pollution Mitigation
Cornell Chronicle, March 24, 2016
2012/2013 Faculty Fellow Arturs Kalnins reveals in his study the connection between pollution levels and income of an area.


Calculator Estimate your Risk of Poverty During Next 15 Years
Cornell Chronicle, March 21, 2016
A new poverty calculator developed by Cornell sociologist Thomas Hirschl and his collaborators lets users determine the likelihood they will fall below the federal poverty line over the next five, 10 and 15 years.

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People of Color Care About Climate Change, but are Less Likely to Call Themselves Environmentalists
Huff Post Politics, March 21, 2016
ISS Small Grant Awardee Jonathon Schuldt explains how people of color do not let their political affiliation guide their opinions on climate change.


Why You Should Spend Your Money on Experiences, Not Things
Huff Post Politics, March 19, 2016
Psychology Professor Thomas Gilovich explains findings from his 20-year-long study.


Runaway Slave Ads Portray Grim Period of U.S. History
Cornell Chronicle, March 17, 2016
The project, “Freedom on the Move” (FOTM), aims to compile all North American runaway slave advertisements, never before systematically collected, into a collaborative database of information.

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Labor Protests Multiply in China as Economy Slows
New York Times, March 14, 2016
ISS faculty fellow Eli Friedman offers insight into the strikes and labor protests that have erupted across China.


The Superior Skills of Multilingualism
New York Times, March 13, 2016
Katherine Kinzler, psychology and human develop, spotlights the benefits of bilingual children.

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Panel Envisions Future of the Death Penalty Post-Scalia
Cornell Chronicle, March 1, 2016
Cornell Law School professor Valerie Hans spoke with other faculty at a panel focused on the future of the death penalty on Feb. 29.


Mass Incarceration has Masked Inequality
The Washington Post, February 26, 2016
Cornell economist Armin Rick and University of Chicago economist Derek Neal find that black men are no better off today than they were in 1965.

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The Deportation Debate on the Campaign Trail
The O’Reilly Factor, February 24, 2016
Stephen Yale-Loehr, ISS Immigration project associate, debates if Donald Trump and Ted Cruz’s strategies are constitutional.


Managing Director Named for Blackstone LaunchPad
Cornell Chronicle, February 24, 2016
Entrepreneurship at Cornell recently welcomed the first managing director for Blackstone LaunchPad (BLP) at Cornell.

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Cornell Chronicle, February 23, 2016
The World Health Organization (WHO) has named Cornell’s Division of Nutritional Sciences a collaborating center, establishing the division as a research and training partner in WHO’s public health and nutrition policies.
David Mimno, assistant professor of information science (ISP). Aye, Mimno Receive Sloan Foundation Fellowships
Cornell Chronicle, February 23, 2016
Cornell assistant professors Yimon Aye and ISS small grant recipient, David Mimno, have been named recipients of fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 03: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar attends the Yahoo News/ABCNews Pre-White House Correspondents' dinner reception pre-party at Washington Hilton on May 3, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Yahoo News) Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Every GOP Candidate is Wrong About Political Correctness
The Washington Post, February 22, 2016
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar writes that although the extremes of political correctness can sometimes be absurd, America needs this trend to help it fulfill the spirit of the Constitution.

Cornell’s Survey Research Institute Turns 20
Cornell Chronicle, February 18, 2016
Celebrating its 20th year, Cornell’s Survey Research Institute (SRI) continues to further its mission of collecting quality data for research projects at the state, national and global levels.

Entrepreneurship 1 Study: Managerial Pay Vital to Workplace Wellness
Cornell Chronicle, February 18, 2016
Cornell University’s Food and Brand Lab found that linking as little as 10 percent of annual managerial salary increases to implementing wellness actions is enough to incentivize meaningful changes from managers in the workplace.
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Cornell Chronicle, February 17, 2016
ornell’s tradition of cross-disciplinary study will be central to the College of Business’ advantage against its peers, according to a committee that is helping shape the new college.

Scholar-activist Ruth Gilmore to Speak on Policing Reforms
Cornell Chronicle, February 16, 2016
Award-winning scholar-activist Ruth Wilson Gilmore will discuss proposed policing alternatives and the possibility for change as Cornell’s 2016 Krieger Lecturer in American Political Culture.

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National Review, February 12, 2016
Sharon Sassler, an ISS Family project affiliate, notes that young cohabiting couples often bring up fear of divorce as a reason to delay marriage.
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Cornell Chronicle, February 11, 2016
Natalie Bazarova’s Social Media Lab finds close friends use the app.
Shannon Gleeson Immigration Rights Affect us All
Truthout, February 10, 2016
Shannon Gleeson criticizes Obama Administration’s deportation policies.
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Cornell Chronicle, February 10, 2016
The event highlighted the latest research at Computing and Information Science (CIS) and the College of Engineering.
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Cornell Chronicle, February 3, 2016
As business and technology continue to converge in the global marketplace, interdisciplinary employees are needed now more than ever, and a new Cornell collaboration aims to meet that demand.
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Cornell Chronicle, February 3, 2016
A new Cornell study explored how a noisy, disruptive and disorganized environment influences how much women eat.
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February 2, 2016
Aija Leiponen, associate professor in Dyson School and CIE member, agrees with Yahoo’s plan.
index Using Facebook When You Can’t See the Faces
Cornell Chronicle, January 29, 2016
Researchers suggest that the technology used on Facebook and other social media sites should be adapted to improve accessibility.
Lawyer speaking to jury Lecture Series Exploring Inequality Begins Feb. 8
Cornell Chronicle, January 27, 2016
This lecture series is cosponsored by the ISS.
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Cornell Chronicle, January 21, 2016
The U.S. Economy will continue to expand slowly, thanks to a projected gross domestic product of 2 percent, no inflation and a 5 percent unemployment rate, says Steven Kyle, associate professor in the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management.
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Cornell Chronicle, January 19, 2016
Sharon Sassler, professor in policy analysis and management, study finds it is not healthier to have a child in mid or late 20s as opposed to as a teenager.
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Cornell Chronicle, January 7, 2016
Sam Beck, senior lecturer in the College of Human Ecology, has co-edited a new volume on the theory and practice of public anthropology.
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Fast Company, January 6, 2016
“Eating together is more intimate than coworkers working on a Google doc or an Excel spreadsheet,” says Kevin Kniffin, visiting assistant professor of applied economics and management, on the value of communal eating at work. His study with Brian Wansink was funded by the ISS.
Adam Levine Why Climate Change Rhetoric Simultaneously Succeeds and Fails
Huffington Post, January 5, 2016
Adam Levine, ISS fellow and professor of government, discusses how people are more apt to advocate when they have basic information about climate change than they are when presented with personal anecdotes.
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Cornell Chronicle, January 4, 2016
Karl Pillemer, ISS small grant recipient and suggesting that older mothers are more prone to depression if their adult children struggle with serious problems such as financial difficulties or alcohol or drug abuse.
Jae Cho Graduate Student Jae B. Cho Named Kauffman Dissertation Fellow
January 2016
Cho received funding from the CIE project to collect regional data.
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Cornell Chronicle, December 18, 2015
College Scholar Program in the College of Arts and Sciences allows students to combine interest areas to create an interdisciplinary major.
Lourdes Casanova, senior lecturer in management (JMO) at Johnson (JGSM). Casanova Among Top Ibero-American Intellectuals
Cornell Chronicle – December 16, 2015
Lourdes Casanova, senior lecturer and academic director of the Emerging Markets Institute at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, was named one of the 50 Most Influential Intellectuals in Iberoamerica for the second year in a row by the online publication esglobal.
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Cornell Chronicle – December 10, 2015
ILR Professor and ISS Networks project team member heads to Washington, D.C. as Associate Director for Research and Methodology for three.
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Business News, December 10, 2015
ISS-funded study shows firefighters sharing meals together perform better.
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Cornell Chronicle, December 10, 2015
Nicolas Ziebarth, ISS small grant awardee, finds that U.S. is only country in industrialized world without mandated access to sick leave.
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Cornell Chronicle, December 10, 2015
ISS Small Grant Awardees David Mimno and Geri Gay Co-Author Study
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Cornell Chronicle, December 8, 2015
Small grants awarded to 15 Cornell social science faculty members.
Tom Gilovich The Wisest One in the Room
Cornell Chronicle, December 2, 2015
New book by Tom Gilovich and Lee Ross (Stanford University), puts readers on the path to wisdom.
Adam Smith New Book Explores How Objects Support Political Power
Cornell Chronicle, December 1, 2015
In “The Political Machine” (Princeton University Press), Adam Smith demonstrates that beyond assemblies of people, polities are just as importantly assemblages of things.
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Cornell Chronicle, November 25, 2015
Authors Michael F. Lovenheim, and Alexander Willén found that students’ exposure to a duty-to-bargain law while in elementary and secondary school lowers future earnings.
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Cornell Chronicle, November 23, 2015
Christopher Barrett and his co-author, Leah E. M. Bevis, have pulled together the emerging strands of a new body of research on the subject and identified interventions that have the potential to break the poverty trap.
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Cornell Chronicle, November 19, 2015
ISS small grant recipient Kevin Kniffin finds that firefighter platoons who eat meals together have better group job performance compared with firefighter teams who dine solo.
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Cornell Chronicle, November 19, 2015
Students gather to brainstorm and code for nonprofits for an event overseen by Wesley Sine, an ISS Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Faculty Fellow.
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Cornell Chronicle, November 18, 2015
ISS small grant recipient John Hale points out the interdisciplinary nature of this neurotechnology research.
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Cornell Chronicle, November 16, 2015
A study by ISS small grant recipient Anthony Burrow found that people with a sense of purpose are more likely to perceive a steep hill as easier to climb.
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Cornell Chronicle, November 11, 2015
ISS small grant recipient Karl Pillemer discusses various solutions to elder abuse.
Charles Whitehead Innovative Master of Laws (LLM) Degree in Law, Technology,
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Cornell Law School, October 27, 2015
Charles Whitehead, an ISS Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Faculty Fellow, named director of new program.
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Huffington Post, October 22, 2015
A study by Fall 2012 ISS Small Grant recipient, Nicolas Ziebarth, results in evidence that illustrates how infections are reduced.
Valerie Reyna Valerie Reyna Elected to National Academy of Medicine
Cornell Chronicle, October 19, 2015
ISS’ JDSB Project Faculty Fellow is recognized for distinguished contributions to health and medicine.
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Cornell Chronicle, October 8, 2015
Chris Barrett, ISS’ Poverty Team Leader, testified at a hearing to reform international food aid.
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Cornell Chronicle, October 6, 2015
On October 1, Parfait Eloundou-Enyegue, a Spring 2008 and Spring 2012 ISS Small Grant recipient, gave a seminar offering another perspective on population and its potential role in meeting some of the United Nations’ new sustainable development goals
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Cornell Chronicle, October 6, 2015
Kelly Musick, two ISS Small Grant recipien, and Katherine Michelmore, Ph.D. ‘14, of the University of Michigan have published “Change in the Stability of Marital and Cohabiting Unions Following the Birth of a Child” this month in the journal Demography.
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Cornell Chronicle, September 23, 2015
An interdisciplinary team of Cornell scholars is collaborating on a new project, The Causes, Consequence and Future of Mass Incarceration in the United States.
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Cornell Chronicle, September 21, 2015
On Sept. 19, Kurt Jordan presented “Destroyed, Forgotten, Never Noted: Ithaca’s Hidden Indigenous History” to more than 100 people gathered at the History Center in Tompkins County.
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Cornell University Media Relations Office, September 21, 2015
Cornell scholars speak out on Pope’s visit.
Edward Baptist September 14, 2015

Teaching slavery to reluctant listeners

Peter Enns September 14, 2015

Peter Enns, ISS’ Mass Incarceration theme project leader, to lead Roper Center at Cornell

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Taylor gift will enrich humanities, social sciences at Cornell

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September 8, 2015

CIE Project Leader Diane Burton Explains Why She Doesn’t Use Uber

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Computational social science conference set for Sept. 11-12

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Daniel Lichter to lead Institute for the Social Sciences

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Report shows that different races still do not live near each other

See also article in the Cornell Chronicle on Dan Lichter’s work.

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Study shows 6.3 percent occupancy increase in rebranded hotels

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Research finds that staying positive is better for long-term health

Valerie ReynaJuly 7, 2015

New study shows the power of gist in courtroom cases

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2015 STEM Index shows gender, racial gaps widen
Stephen Ceci is an ISS small grant winner

Dan LichterJune 27, 2015

The majority of America’s poor are actually in work
Daniel Lichter is the ISS Robert S. Harrison Director

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Energizing the Green Revolution in Africa
Christopher Barrett is an ISS small grant awardee

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In online dating, the good stories are about the losers — not the winners says Sharon Sassler, ISS small grant awardee

Diane Burton Kickoff 2014 June 24, 2015

“This is M.B.A. 101 stuff,” comments Diane Burton, CIE Project Leader in the New York Timesportrait_kap6June 23, 2015

4 tricks to sharpen your mind for the best workday ever, according to
Karl Pillemer, ISS small grant awardee

Dan LichterJune 14, 2015

U.S. birth rate increases for first time in seven years reports
Daniel Lichter, ISS Director

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Study finds marriage is good for your health reports
Karl Pillemer, ISS small grant awadee

Melissa FergusonJune 12, 2015

CIE faculty fellow Melissa Ferguson shows that first impressions can be reversed

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Sexist image of male scientists is wrong
Stephen Ceci is an ISS JDSB Affiliate

Michael RoachJune 11, 2015

Research finds that people who join startups are equally as important as founders

Peter EnnsJune 11, 2015

New research shows young U.S citizens are taking more liberal positions

DunningJune 11, 2015

‘Learned people easily may claim facts impossible to know

Christopher WildemanJune 10, 2015

2 in 5 African-American women know a prisoner

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Health may hinge on being cheerful during stress
Anthony Ong is an ISS small grant winner

Anna HaskinsJune 9, 2015

Anna Haskins speaks at the fifth BCTR Youth Development Research Update

MIAMI, FL - MAY 02: People looking for work stand in line to apply for a job during a job fair at the Miami Dolphins Sun Life stadium on May 2, 2013 in Miami, Florida. If voters approve a hotel tax hike to fund stadium renovations the jobs would be available. If not, the Dolphins management is indicating they would not be able to renovate the stadium nor create the jobs. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)June 9, 2015

Why don’t more Americans want a job?
Richard Burkhauser is an ISS Poverty Team Affiliate

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CIE Faculty Fellow Jack Goncalo shows how we can better keep secrets

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Six elderly New Yorkers provide lessons on aging: what one reporter learned
Karl Pillemer is an ISS small grant winner

Matthew HallJune 7, 2015

Studies say foreclosures, home prices widening social gaps
Matthew Hall is an ISS Deportation Relief Affiliate

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ISS funds oral histories, election surveys, other work


May 11, 2015

Newborn in the USA, ‘well behind the starting line’


May 5, 2015

Home foreclosures fueled racial segregation in U.S.

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April 29, 2015

Kleinberg to receive Allen Newell Award


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April 29, 2015

Texting friends or strangers during surgery reduces pain


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April 29, 2015

Language-loss study reveals early signs of Alzheimer’s Disease


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April 28, 2015

ISS Director Kim Weeden speaks on inequality Charter Day Weekend

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Behavioral economists discuss their emerging field charter day

April 26, 2015

How ‘six degrees’ can connect the world — and scientists


April 26, 2015

Panelists address Cornell’s role in reducing poverty

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Science can inform, correct convictions, panel shows


April 13, 2015

Laura Tach named 2015 William T. Grant Scholar

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March 26, 2015

Project aims to grow local farms, shrink childhood obesity


March 25, 2015

Emotion, values called valid in cancer-treatment decisions


March 11, 2015

Two Cornell psychologists give academic take on human bonding


February 24, 2015

Three ISS Fellows help expectant moms

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February 18, 2015

Institute for the Social Sciences names 13 Faculty Fellows

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February 12, 2015

Administrative Science Quarterly publishes CIE Team Member Jack Goncalo’s research on politically correct behavior in the workplace


February 12, 2015

Levine, ISS Fellow (2015), pens new book


February 12, 2015

Tach, ISS Faculty Fellow (2015), explores tax effects


February 10, 2015

ISS announces 2015/2016 cohort of faculty fellows


February 5, 2015

Lee, ISS Fellow (2008) finds Twitter reveals language of persuasion


February 4, 2015

ISS’ Contested Landscapes Project: 2015 Graduate Student Grants

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January 7, 2015

When working in mixed groups, staying PC boosts productivity


December 16, 2014

Fuzzy reasoning by patient may lead to antibiotic resistance

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December 11, 2014

Student research guides CCE parent education

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December 4, 2014

Stemming the outflow of upstate New York’s young people

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December 4, 2014

Women and men influence sensitivity in workplace teams

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December 4, 2014

Institute for the Social Sciences Supports diverse faculty research

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November 6, 2014

Tamar Kushnir co-authors study on toddlers’ notice of social cues.

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November 4, 2014

Jack Goncalo discusses creativity boost for mixed-sex work teams.


November 4, 2014

Shorna Allred leads researchers in climate change survey.


October 30, 2014

Natalie Bazarova comments on the effects of pro-anorexia sites.


October 28, 2014

Richard Swedberg discusses his new book, “The Art of Social Theory.”


October 9, 2014

Like the flu shot, message inoculation won’t last forever, finds Jeff Niederdeppe, ISS small grant recipient.


October 9, 2014

Gist, not rational analysis, cuts risky behavior, according to a study by Valerie Reyna, ISS Judgment Team Member.


October 8, 2014

‘Involuntary Excluders’ aren’t always in cahoots, says Vivian Zayas, ISS small grant award winner.


October 8, 2014

ISS’ Land Affiliate Kasia Paprocki Wins Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Award

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Accents impact workplace and consumer choice, Beth Livingston finds

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September 29, 2014

ISS Small Grant Award Recipient Sharon Sassler Examines Cohabiting Couples and Contraception


September 25, 2014

Antonio Bento, 2013 ISS’ Faculty Fellow, Examines Solo Hybrid Drivers in Carpool Lanes

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September 25, 2014

ISS’ Small Grant Awardee Brian Wansink Turns Back on Mindless Eating in his New Book

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September 24, 2014

Ed Baptist, ISS’ Small Grant Awardee, Authors New Book About the Untold Side of Slavery in America

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September 5, 2014

ISS’ Small Grant Awardee Ed Baptist Defended on Twitter for New Book

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September 4, 2014

Lauren Monroe, ISS’ 2012 Small Grant Awardee, Involved in Archaeological Gender Studies in Israel


August 13, 2014

ISS’ Grant Winner, Loeckenhoff, Receives Early Career Award in Gerontology

Valerie Reyna

July 17, 2014

Valerie Reyna, ISS’ Faculty Fellow, Examines the Hows and Whys of Economic Choices in New Book

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July 7, 2014

ISS’ Small Grant Award Winners Byrne and Niederdeppe Receive $3M Grant to Study Tobacco Warnings


June 26, 2014

Tricking Your Brain Into Feeling Powerful Motivates You To Save More


June 25, 2014

Bringing Creativity and Innovation Together


June 20, 2014

Pinch Recalls the Disputatious Tommy Gold in “Golem” Book Series

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June 20, 2014

ISS’ Faculty Fellow Provides New Explanation For The Gender Pay Gap


June 17, 2014

Statisticians To Honor Census Scientist John Abowd


June 17, 2014

ISS Funds Research On Correlation Between Youth Sports And Career Success


June 13, 2014

ISS’ Faculty Fellow, Ghosh, Says History Makes Women Well-Behaved

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June 12, 2014

ISS’ Poverty Team Leader Analyzes Problematic Legislation


June 12, 2014

ISS’ Faculty Fellow, Hancock, Finds ‘Emotional Contagion’ Sweeps Facebook


May 29, 2014

Valerie Reyna, ISS’ Judgment Fellow, Helps Demystify Cancer Risk


May 22, 2014

Students of ISS’ Fellow Enns Take America’s Pulse in Course on Polling


May 20, 2014

Institute for the Social Sciences Grant Awards


May 20, 2014

David Dunning, ISS’ Judgment Project Fellow, Explains Why Strangers Trust


May 13, 2014

Social Sciences Theme Project to Study Creativity, Entrepreneurship

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May 1, 2014

ISS’ Small Grant Awardee, Katherine McComas, Publishes Study on Genetically Modified Crops

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April 24, 2014

ISS’ Small Grant Awardee, John Sipple, Analyzes Sharing of Services Between NYS Schools


April 21, 2014

ISS’ Small Grant Awardee, Jeff Niederdeppe, Part of Survey Yielding Creative Childhood Obesity Solutions

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April 7, 2014

ISS’ Land Project Team Member and Small Grant Awardee, Sara Pritchard, Edits Book, “New Natures: Joining Environmental History with Science and Technology Studies”

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April 3, 2014

ISS’ Spring 2011 Small Grant Awardee, James Berry, Identifies Useful Education Reforms in India

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April 2, 2014

ISS’ Small Grant Awardee and 2008 Faculty Fellow, Jeff Hancock, Examines Facebook and “Self-Presentation”

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April 1, 2014

ISS’ Fall 2012 Small Grant Awardee, Suzanne Mettler, Sees ‘Caste System’ in World of American Higher Education


March 31, 2014

ISS’ Family Team Member and Small Grant Awardee, Sharon Sassler, Examines Significance of Where Couples First Meet


March 20, 2014

Spring 2010 ISS’ Small Grant Awardee, Natalie Bazarova, Studies Airing of Personal Matters Over Facebook

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March 18, 2014

Eduardo Peñalver, Affiliate of ISS’s Land Project, Named Cornell Law School Dean.

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March 13, 2014

ISS’ Fall 2011 Small Grant Awardee, Adam Seth Levine, is Part of Study Highlighting the Joy of Voting Early


March 11, 2014

ISS’ Spring 2012 Small Grant Awardee, Andrew Mertha, Documents Chinese ‘Tutelage’ of Khmer Rouge


March 10, 2014

Kim Weeden and Stephen Morgan, ISS’ Fellows, Launch New Journal to Speed Access to Sociology Research

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March 6, 2014

Work by ISS’ Spring 2013 Small Grant Awardee, Miguel Gomez, Sheds Light on the Science of Tasting Room Sales

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March 5, 2014

ISS’ 2013 Faculty Fellow, Benjamin Cornwell, Examines the Stresses of Context Switching in Daily Life in a New Study


February 24, 2014

ISS’ Contested Landscape Team Member Raymond Craib discusses his research on KPFA

Michael Macy at the ISS Networks Kickoff Lecture.

February 17, 2014

ISS’ Networks Team Leader, Michael Macy, Presents Paper on Global Communications and the Mesh of Civilizations

Valerie Reyna Lab

February 13, 2014

New Institute Focuses on Human Brain Research

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February 12, 2014

ISS’ Fall 2010 Small Grant Awardee, Kevin Kniffen, Debunks Idea of Between Game Momentum


February 12, 2014

ISS Networks Team Member Jon Kleinberg Shows How Facebook Tells the Computer Who You Love

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February 10, 2014

ISS’ Spring 2005 and Spring 2010 Small Grant Awardee, John Cawley, to Study Obesity Economics with National Award.


February 6, 2014

Research by ISS’ 2008 Faculty Fellows, Kalnins and Williams, Provides Evidence of Thriving Female-Owned Businesses


February 3, 2014

ISS’ Family Project’s Faculty Share Wisdom with Parenting Educators


February 3, 2014

Report by ISS’ Spring 2013 Small Grant Co-PI, Laura Tach, Investigates Tax Code Visibility for Working Poor


February 3, 2014

ISS’ Contested Landscapes Project Announces 2014 Graduate Student Research Grants


January 30, 2014

Climate Change’s Heat – Not Cold – is the Real Killer, Nicholas Ziebarth’s study funded by the ISS finds


January 30, 2014

Todd Schmit, ISS’ Small Grant Awardee, Conducts Study Investigating Food Hubs’ Support for Local Economy

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January 29, 2014

Maxim Troshkin, ISS’ Spring 2013 Small Grant Award Recipient, and Colleagues Conduct Study Focusing on Ideal Capital Tax Policy


January 16, 2014

ISS’ Small Grant Awardee, Michael Lovenheim, Finds Merit to Nutrient-Based Tax

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Focusing on the Undocumented Hurts Immigration Debate, Says ISS’ Immigration Project Leader, Michael Jones-Correa

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ISS’ Faculty Fellow, Lee Humphreys, Finds Checking in on Foursquare Helps Make New Friends

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December 23, 2013

ISS’ Judgment Project Member, Peter Enns, Traces Income Inequality to Bias in U.S. System


December 20, 2013

ISS’ Land Associate, Steven Kyle, Predicts US Economy to Recover Slowly in 2014

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December 10, 2013

ISS’ Director, Kim Weeden, Finds Men’s “Overwork” Widens Gender Gap Wages

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December 10, 2013

ISS’ Judgment Faculty Fellows’ Book Debuts Brain Models of Risky Decision-Making


December 3, 2013

ISS’ Small Grant PI, Melissa Ferguson, Finds Secret Keeping Exhausting

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November 25, 2013

ISS’ Poverty Project’s Leader Edits Book Linking Food Security to Political Stability


November 21, 2013

Book by Prof. van de Walle, ISS’ Poverty Faculty Fellow Explores Role of Foreign Aid in Africa

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November 21, 2013

ISS’ Small Grant PIs, Chong and Verma, Work Together on Study of Hotel Sustainability

Gender and Science

November 19, 2013

Something About STEM Drives Women Out, Finds Sharon Sassler, ISS’ Small Grant Awardee (Fall 2009)


November 14, 2013

Tamar Kushnir, ISS’ Faculty Fellow (2013), Finds that Age Changes How Young Children Read Social Cues


October 31, 2013

ISS’ Judgment Fellow, Peter Enns, Asks: What Moves Supreme Court’s ‘Swing’ Justices?


October 30, 2013

Sahara Byrne, ISS’ Small Grant PI (Spring 2010), Finds Parents Could Be Clueless About Risky Online Behavior


October 25, 2013

ISS’ Judgment Faculty Fellow, Valerie Reyna, co-directs the Cornell MRI Facility which Opens Doors to Understanding Human Cognition

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October 16, 2013

Bischoff, ISS’ Small Grant PI (Spring 2013), Finds High-income Americans Are More Segregated than Ever

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October 15, 2013

Economists Rickard and Schmit, ISS’ Small Grant Awardees (Spring 2010), Explore “Loca-Pouring” of Wines

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October 14, 2013

Interdisciplinary Experts Explore Roots of Healthy Aging with Support of ISS and Other Sponsors

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Sharon Sassler, ISS’ Family Project’s Affiliate, Finds Kids of Single Moms Who Later Marry Reap Few Benefits

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September 20, 2013

Peter Enns, ISS’ Faculty Judgment Faculty Fellow, Finds Presidential Campaigns Not the Ticket to Voters

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September 19, 2013

Optimists, Including ISS’ Poverty Project Affiliates, Tackle Food Security

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September 13, 2013

Research Results of Food Systems and Poverty Reduction Program Led by ISS’ Poverty Team Leader


September 10, 2013

ISS’ Poverty Faculty and Affiliates Focus on Food Security in a Vulnerable World

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September 10, 2013

Chris Barrett, ISS’ Poverty Project’s Team Leader, to Direct Dyson School


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September 5, 2013

Research by Reyna, ISS’ Judgment Faculty Fellow, Contributes to Breakthrough in Discerning Normal Memory Loss from Disease


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August 27, 2013

Research by Bogan, ISS’ Faculty Fellow, Sheds New Light on Tax Advantages of College Savings Plans

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August 27, 2013

Prentice, ISS’ Faculty Fellow, Pens Book Dissecting Anatomy Training and Surgical Education


August 26, 2013

ISS’ Faculty Fellow, Tamar Kushnir’s, Research Shows Kids Will Share When Given the Choice
(Similar story appeared in Science Daily News.)

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August 19, 2013

New Media Allows Requited Love to Know No Distance, ISS’ Faculty Fellow, Jeffrey Hancock, Reports

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August 14, 2013

Computer Scientist, Lillian Lee, Named AAIA Fellow


August 12, 2013

ISS’ Entrepreneurship Project Member, Charles K. Whitehead, Argues for Regulating the Non-Executive Risk Takers

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July 30, 2013

ISS’ Poverty Team Member, Chris Anderson, Publishes New Book Challenging Conventional Soccer Wisdom


July 26, 2013

ISS’ Networks Team Member, Jon Kleinberg, Receives ACM Data Mining Award


July 23, 2013

Tweeting is Not Revolutionary, ISS’ Faculty Fellow Lee Humphreys says


July 11, 2013

ISS’ Judgment Faculty Fellow, Valerie Reyna, Finds Agents like Snowden Prone to Irrational Decision Making


July 5, 2013

Doug Gurak, ISS’ Immigration Faculty Fellow, Contributes Findings to Graying of Rural America Briefing


June 19, 2013

Ted O’Donoghue, ISS’ Judgment Team Leader, Contributes to New Economics Research that Helps the Developing World


June 14, 2013

Jordan Matsudaira, ISS’ Poverty Faculty Fellow, Named to White House Council of Economic Advisers

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May 30, 2013

ISS’ Judgment Faculty Fellow, Daniel Benjamin, Finds Genetic Variants Linked to Educational Attainment


May 9, 2013

ISS’ Faculty Fellow, Lee Humphreys, Finds: Diaries, the Original Social Media: How Our Obsession with Documenting (and Sharing) Our Own Lives is Nothing New


May 8, 2013

ISS’ Director, Kim Weeden, Finds Gender Gap in STEM Majors Linked to High School Job Plans


April 5, 2013

ISS’ Land Project Awards Research Grants to Graduate Students

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March 21, 2013

ISS Funds Faculty Research in Seven Colleges