Fearing surveillance, dads with a record avoid kids’ schools

ITHACA, N.Y. – Children whose parents have spent time behind bars have worse social, economic, cognitive, behavior and health outcomes than kids whose parents haven’t. But researchers know less about why that is. A Cornell University sociologist and former elementary school teacher recently identified a mechanism that may explain why these kids have worse educational […]

Cornell experts offer four perspectives on Brexit

Experts in finance, European politics and history from Cornell University react to the U.K.’s vote to withdraw from the European Union. Barry Strauss: Brexit will be a textbook case for years to come of how leadership makes the difference Strauss is an expert on global history, government and conflict, and chair of the department of […]

Teen health depends on location, location, location

Media note: Visit https://cornell.box.com/v/alvarado to find PDF copy of Alvarado’s research papers. ITHACA, N.Y. – The real estate maxim about the importance of location is true for teenagers too. Their intellectual and physical health depends on location, location, location. Teens in disadvantaged neighborhoods face a higher risk of obesity and reduced cognitive ability, according to […]

New study showing mosquito mating a possible key to controlling Zika virus to be outlined during DC event

Cornell-UN sociologist joins to advise developing nations how to prepare WHO: Cornell Professors Laura Harrington and Alaka Base Harrington, https://entomology.cals.cornell.edu/people/laura-harrington, chair of the Department of Entomology at Cornell University, is a vector biologist and expert on the biology of the main vector of Zika virus, Aedes aegypti. She will discuss the vector ecology and epidemiology […]

Three takes on New Hampshire primaries

The Republican establishment Glenn C. Altschuler, co-author of Rude Republic: Americans and Their Politics in the 19th Century, says campaign ads will reveal a lot about the Republican establishment. Bio: https://www.sce.cornell.edu/sce/altschuler/index.php Altschuler says: “It will be important to watch the ads. Will the ‘establishment’ candidates – Rubio, Kasich, Christie and Bush – go after Donald Trump with the hope of […]

Trump’s visceral campaign will be tested in Iowa, New Hampshire

Mabel Berezin, a Cornell University sociologist whose current work focuses on contemporary sites of social, political and cultural change, says Trump’s visceral campaign may take him all the way to the nomination. Bio: http://www.soc.cornell.edu/faculty/berezin.html Berezin says: “Donald Trump is running on the visceral – meaning he has displayed an almost preternatural ability to tap the […]

Obama, Hollande White House handshake could reshape French politics

U.S. President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande will meet at the White House on Tuesday to discuss counterterrorism efforts and ways to fight ISIS. Mabel Berezin, professor of sociology at Cornell University, is an expert on France and European politics and author of “Illiberal Politics in Neoliberal Times: Cultures, Security, and Populism in […]

After Paris, Europe should avoid border policy extremes

Mabel Berezin, professor of sociology at Cornell University, is an expert on France and European politics and author of “Illiberal Politics in Neoliberal Times: Cultures, Security, and Populism in a New Europe” and “Europe Without Borders.” She says that although many of the terrorists involved in the Paris attacks were born and raised in Europe, […]