Trump-era shutdown surreal repeat of Carter-era standoff

David Bateman, an expert on Congress and the legislative process and assistant professor of government at Cornell University, explains how the possibility of a Trump-era government shutdown harkens back to the days of Jimmy Carter’s presidency – the last time a significant funding gap appeared under one party’s control. Bio: http://government.cornell.edu/david-alexander-bateman Bateman says: “That we’re […]

More prime-time ads could kick drunken driving to the curb

ITHACA, N.Y. – More than 10,000 people die each year from alcohol-related accidents, and drunken driving is a leading killer of young people. Public service announcements about the dangers of drunken driving could change that – but only if more people see those ads, according to a new Cornell University study. For example, by doubling […]

Metro housing costs create cascade of problems for middle class

Robert H. Frank, professor of economics and management at the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business and author of Falling Behind: How Rising Inequality Harms the Middle Class, says that as real estate prices in large metropolitan areas continue to soar, the middle class people who provide essential services ­– teachers, police and firefighters – […]

Ho-hum hybrid myth shattered by new gas-electric police car

The Los Angeles Police Department plans to use world’s first ‘pursuit-rated’ hybrid patrol car that accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 5.8 seconds, shattering the myth of the sluggish hybrid vehicle. Art Wheaton, automotive expert and director of  Western NY Labor and Environmental Programs for Cornell University’s ILR School, says that a high-performance hybrid police […]

Cornell faculty experts join March for Science April 22

Cornell faculty members will join thousands of their counterparts April 22 as they sound a call for supporting scientific research and evidence-based policies during an historic March for Science in Washington, D.C. The following Cornell experts are attending the march and are available for comment: Sarah Davidson Evanega: Science is the great giver Evanega is […]

Gender hierarchies persist online despite more female entrepreneurs

ITHACA, N.Y. – Self-employed women working in digital creative industries such as blogging or marketing feel compelled to conduct business online in a traditionally feminine way, according to a new Cornell University study. This includes maintaining social media personas that display modesty, sociality and “an aura of decorum” – the same restrictions that often apply […]

Archives of Atlantic Philanthropies given to Cornell Library

ITHACA, N.Y. – The archives of The Atlantic Philanthropies, among the world’s largest and most influential foundations, will be housed permanently at Cornell. The archives, which will serve as an important resource for philanthropists and historians, document roughly $8 billion in Atlantic grants over three decades – support that has transformed institutions, championed social causes […]

State of the University and keynote addresses highlight annual Cornell Trustee-Council meeting

WHAT:          Events coinciding with Cornell Trustee-Council annual meetings. WHEN:         Thursday, Oct. 22 and Friday, Oct. 23 WHERE:        Alice Statler Auditorium on the Cornell University campus MEDIA:         Media members who wish to cover any event during the Trustee-Council Annual Meeting must RSVP to Joe Schwartz in Cornell’s Media Relations Office at 607-254-6235 or Joe.Schwartz@cornell.edu, […]

Cornell University Trustees to meet in Ithaca

WHAT:          Cornell University Board of Trustees meetings WHEN:         Thursday, Oct. 22 and Friday, Oct. 23, 2015 WHERE:        Various locations on the Cornell University Ithaca campus MEDIA:         Some Cornell Board of Trustees meetings are open to media or the public (details below). Tickets to the open sessions are available to the news media. Members […]

Cornell connection to Nobel Prize in Physics

Cornell Associate Professor of Physics Peter Wittich is available for interviews about his collection of “first light,” the first neutrino data that the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) experiment saw and for which this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded. Wittich recounts the challenges faced by the researchers working in the active nickel mine where […]