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Spotlight

Sumanta Basu: Analyzing data, finding hidden structure
“Statistics is unique; it’s like a language of science,” says Sumanta Basu, Statistics and Data Science/Computational Biology. “It gives researchers a rigorous framework to clearly present the logic behind their algorithms and analyses, as well...
  • Computational Biology
  • Statistics and Data Science
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
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Field Note

Tanmay Bansal ’21: Studying behavioral science interventions
Co-taught by Neil Lewis, Jr., assistant professor of communication, and René Kizilcec, assistant professor of information science, COMM/INFO 4800 is a capstone seminar that combines applied quantitative research methods and social behavioral...
  • Department of Communication
  • Behavior
  • Communication
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Alum’s ‘crazy idea’ helped launch craft beer revolution
The English and education degrees Steve Hindy ’71, MAT ’73, earned at Cornell ended up serving him well, if not quite how he’d planned. “I think I failed as an English teacher,” Hindy said, “but it turned out I was a pretty good beer teacher.”...
  • Food Science
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Food
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Field Note

From education to service: David Kay’s 40-year journey
The social tailwinds that lofted me here were stirred by the movements of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Most important was my undergraduate exposure to the debates about global economic growth and the environment following publication of The...
  • Community and Regional Development Institute
  • Department of Global Development
  • Applied Economics
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Spotlight

Consider workplace AI’s impact before it’s too late, study says
In the work world, artificial intelligence often is designed to prioritize technological aspects over social ones, and according to new Cornell research, this may trigger unexpected consequences in other parts of society.
  • Department of Communication
  • Applied Economics

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Grow-NY business competition is on; entries close July 15

The second Grow-NY food and agriculture business competition is going on as planned, with new safety practices in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers and state officials said May 14 during a virtual briefing. Funded by Empire State...

  • Agriculture
  • Development
  • Applied Economics
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Social sciences center awards COVID-19 grants
As the coronavirus pandemic escalated in the United States, reports of bias and hostility against immigrants and Asian Americans also grew. New research supported by a rapid response grant from the Cornell Center for Social Sciences (CCSS) will...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Global Development