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Research & Impact

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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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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

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News

Facebook anniversaries inspire reflection, nostalgia
And although these anniversaries seem like a signature product of the social media age, they stem from newspapers’ tradition of printing historical events that happened “on this date,” said Lee Humphreys, associate professor of communication in...
  • Department of Communication
  • Behavior
  • Communication
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News

NSF funding to help erase upstate NY’s digital divide
Cornell faculty will collaborate with community partners around New York – through Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) in each county – to set up networks based on low-power wide-area network (LPWAN) technology, a form of low-frequency radio....
  • Atkinson Center
  • Community and Regional Development Institute
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension