After Congress mandated a decrease in National Science Foundation funding for research on political science, professors said the change would have a direct impact on graduate students and researchers at Cornell.
In a high-tech world with constant communication — where purchases and important decisions can be made with the push of a button — understanding how people arrange sequences of events can be compelling. As such, when Cornell researchers investigated the value of the age-old concept of “saving the best for last,” they were led to interesting conclusions.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation –– in collaboration with the Department for International Development of the United Kingdom –– has awarded a $25.2-million grant to Cornell to improve breeding of cassava, a carbohydrate-rich tuber plant, in Africa.
The College of Veterinary Medicine has received a $6-million gift that it will use to create two new endowed professorships — positions that will allow the college to conduct research on animal health.
That the glaciers in Earth’s polar region are melting may seem like old news, but a recent study by Cornell researchers shows that climate change is rapidly melting the seldom-studied ice fields in Southern Patagonia, too.
Research recently conducted by Prof. Richard Burkhauser, policy analysis and management, is changing national conversations about inequality and the growth of the middle class, Cornell professors said.
When signing up for meal plans freshman year, many students wonder why they enter dining halls and leave with the dreaded freshman 15. Prof. David Levitsky, psychology and nutritional sciences, says that the availability of a greater variety of foods is linked to eating more and thus, weight gain.