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Research & Impact

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Spotlight

Dream Work—Unpaid Labor in the Gig Economy
Stories abound of so-called social media influencers who earn thousands of dollars for a single post. The New York Times reported in July 2019 that the YouTube star du jour, Emma Chamberlain, made as much as $2 million a year from her videos...
  • Department of Communication
  • Behavior
  • Communication

Field Note

Annie Weiss '21: Understanding gendered portrayal of food

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 Global Development
  • Agriculture
  • Food
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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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Spotlight

Celebrating the CALS Class of 2020
As this semester draws to a close, we would like to take moment to recognize the CALS graduating class of 2020 and echo the sentiments President Pollock shared in her recent address to the Cornell community. During their time at Cornell, members...
  • Animal Science
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
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Spotlight

The sweet side of science, modified
Science communication comes in many shapes, sizes and now tastes, thanks to an eye-catching food truck that encourages scientists to talk with the public about food security and genetic modification.
  • Food
  • Global Development
  • Genetics

News & Events

News

NYC mayor appoints McComas to climate change panel

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has appointed Cornell’s Katherine McComas, Ph.D. ’00, to the fourth New York City Panel on Climate Change (NPCC), an independent group of 20 scientists who will synthesize climate study data and advise city...

  • Atkinson Center
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Department of Communication

News

Center advances social sciences research with spring grants

Those are some of the questions scholars will study with the help of $118,000 in grants awarded by the Cornell Center for Social Sciences (CCSS). The center this spring funded 14 research projects and two conferences, involving two-dozen faculty...

  • Natural Resources
  • Department of Communication
  • Communication