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Chances Are You Don’t Remember What You Just Retweeted

Research at Cornell University and Beijing University finds retweeting or otherwise sharing information creates a “cognitive overload” that interferes with learning and retaining what you’ve just seen.
29-Apr-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Junk-Food Junkies Go Healthy When Rewarded

According to new Cornell University research, the most effective strategy for influencing such healthy food choices is not calorie counts and reduced prices, but rather more subtle incentives that reward healthy eating behavior.
28-Apr-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Presidential Search Underway at Cornell University

The search for Cornell’s 14th president has officially begun with the formation of a Presidential Search Committee, chaired by trustee Jan Rock Zubrow ’77, that plans to be as inclusive and thorough as possible. Zubrow led the search committee...
25-Apr-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Cornell Inducts China Advisory Board

Cornell University inducted seven members of its inaugural Cornell-China Advisory Board in a ceremony on April 2 at the Rosewood Hotel in Beijing.
22-Apr-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Beyond Milkweed: Monarchs Face Habitat, Nectar Threats

In the face of scientific dogma that faults the population decline of monarch butterflies on a lack of milkweed, herbicides and genetically modified crops, a new Cornell University study casts wider blame: sparse autumnal nectar sources, weather and...
22-Apr-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Kenneth Miranda of the IMF Named Cornell’s Chief Investment Officer

Kenneth Miranda, director of the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) investment office, has been selected as Cornell’s chief investment officer, Provost and Acting President Michael Kotlikoff announced today. Miranda will manage Cornell’s $6...
20-Apr-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Don’t Count on Strangers in Medical Emergencies, Especially if You’re African-American

So long, good Samaritans. In the first study of its kind, Cornell sociologists have found that people who have a medical emergency in a public place can’t necessarily rely on the kindness of strangers. Only 2.5 percent of people, or 1 in 39, got...
15-Apr-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

‘Weirdest Martensite’: Century-Old Smectic Riddle Finally Solved

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Physics professor James Sethna has co-authored a paper on the unusual microstructure of smectics – liquid crystals whose molecules are arranged in layers and form ellipses and hyperbolas – and their similarity to martensites, a crystalline...
15-Apr-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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