Twitter followers use friendships to fight fake news

ITHACA, N.Y. – New Cornell University research offers hope that fake news and false rumors that reverberate around the Internet can be quashed. When Twitter users tweet a false rumor, they are more than twice as likely to accept correction if it comes from a mutual follower – someone they follow who also follows them […]

Cornell University joins growing alliance of colleges working to expand access and opportunity for 50,000 talented low- and moderate-income students

ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell University joined sixty-seven of the nation’s most respected colleges and universities in an alliance to substantially expand the number of talented low- and moderate-income students at America’s undergraduate institutions with the highest graduation rates. This growing alliance, called the American Talent Initiative (ATI), supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies, brings together a diverse […]

Being more like men does not help women in STEM careers

ITHACA, N.Y. – Whenever Cornell University demographer Sharon Sassler talks about her latest research, she has to restrain herself from singing the lyric, “Why can’t a woman be more like a man?” from the musical “My Fair Lady.” Even when women were more like men 20 to 40 years ago, it didn’t help them get […]

Ward Connerly to address race, diversity, and fairness in higher education at Cornell lecture

WHAT:          Ward Connerly on “The Future of Racial Preferences in Higher Education: Diversity and Fairness” WHEN:         Wednesday, Nov. 11, 6 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.) WHERE:        Room 151 in Warren Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca MEDIA:         The event is free and open to the public. Media members are asked to RSVP to Daryl […]

Clearing the ‘cloud hanging over climate science’

There is cloud hanging over climate science, but one Cornell University expert on communication and environmental issues says he knows how to help clear the air. In the December issue of Nature Climate Change, Jonathon Schuldt, assistant professor of communication, argues that only by creating a “science of climate diversity” can climate science and the […]

Life purpose buffers negative moods triggered by diversity