“Side by Side:” Artist to unveil large installation on inclusion, empathy

WHAT:          Artist Pepón Osorio unveils large sculptural and media installation, “Side by Side,” at Cornell Council for the Arts Biennial event WHEN:          Thursday, April 20, from 5:15 to 7:30 p.m. WHERE:        2nd Floor, Rand Hall, East MEDIA:         The event is free and open to the public. Media members are asked to RSVP to […]

April surprise: Is Le Pen really Hillary?

Mabel Berezin is professor of sociology at Cornell University and author of “Illiberal Politics in Neoliberal Times: Culture, Security and Populism in the New Europe” and “Europe Without Borders.” Berezin says comparisons between French populist candidate Marine Le Pen and Donald Trump – already fraught ­– may end this weekend, when Le Pen faces the […]

Capitol Hill’s alumni networks attract influence, PAC money

ITHACA, N.Y. – The old adage, “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know” has long fueled the parental drive for children to attend Ivy League schools. But it turns out where you went to school is less important than who else went to the same school – at least, if you’re in Congress. […]

Brain changes make some older adults more vulnerable to scams

ITHACA, N.Y. – Older adults who have been scammed by friends, relatives or strangers seem to behave just like elders who have avoided rip-offs. They are able to balance their checkbooks. They can remember and evaluate information. Their personalities are normal, and their arithmetic is fine. But their brains are different. For the first time, […]

Watch for volatility spikes after May triggers Brexit

Andrew Karolyi, professor of asset management and finance at Cornell University’s SC Johnson College of Business, says that after Prime Minister Theresa May triggers Brexit on Wednesday, investors will be looking for clues in volatility spikes in markets with similar political pressures toward exit, like Greece, Italy, Spain, Hungary, and France.  Bio: https://www.johnson.cornell.edu/Faculty-And-Research/Profile/id/gak56      […]

Demise of Sears tears fabric of consumer culture

Lawrence Glickman, professor of history at Cornell University and an expert in American consumerism, says that up until the 1970s Sears – which this week acknowledged the possibility of bankruptcy – has been a key component in American economic culture.  Bio: http://history.cornell.edu/lawrence-b-glickman   Glickman says: “The demise of Sears would be a hugely important loss to […]

Cornell conference tackles sustainable energy, food and urbanization

WHAT: Sustainability in Asia: collaboration for research and implementation WHEN: Friday, April 7, 8 a.m. to 3:30 a.m. WHERE: Cordis Hotel, 555 Shanghai Street, Mongkok, Kowloon, Hong Kong MEDIA: Media members are asked to RSVP to Rebecca Valli in Cornell’s Media Relations Office at 607-255-7701 or rv234@cornell.edu.   HONG KONG – As the world grapples […]

Dutch election not bellwether for populist rise in Europe

Preliminary exit poll results in the Netherlands suggest that Geert Wilders’ anti-Islam Party for Freedom performed below expectations gaining only 19 of the 150 seats in the Dutch parliament. Mabel Berezin, professor of sociology at Cornell University and author of “Illiberal Politics in Neoliberal Times: Cultures, Security, and Populism in a New Europe” and “Europe […]

EPA cuts hurt US edge on climate change, environment

According to reports, Trump’s administration may issue executive orders this week to reduce the scope of climate change policy within the EPA, including energy-specific measures that may offer disincentives for renewables. Two Cornell University experts on global and regional impact of climate change explain the dangers of cuts to environmental policies. ——– David Wolfe: Renewable […]

Huge increase in uninsured under GOP health care bill

Colleen Carey, professor of economics at Cornell University and an expert in healthcare regulation, insurance markets and public subsidies, comments on the two main findings in Monday’s congressional review of the American Health Care Act: the impact the bill would have on health insurance coverage and the federal budget.  Bio: http://www.human.cornell.edu/bio.cfm?netid=cmc528   Carey says: “The report […]