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Cornell's K-12 programs foster creativity, community
Cornell Chronicle , September 1, 2020

Traditionally, Cornell Adult University's (CAU) youth classes were like camps for the children of alumni participating in on-campus courses. In recent years these youth programs have grown to include courses

Teddy Roosevelt's 'racist' and 'progressive' legacy, historian David Silbey says, is part of monument debate
NBC, July 20, 2020
Racist attitudes toward Cubans, Puerto Ricans and Filipinos during the Spanish-American War were part of the racist attitudes of the time, which Roosevelt espoused.
The Biggest Bluff: How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win
by Maria Konnikova,
Psychology Today, June 30, 2020
In the summer of 2018, Maria Konnikova, a contributing writer for The New Yorker, author of Mastermind and The Confidence Game, and a Ph.D. in psychology, decided to train for
Trump's Re-election Prospects Darkening
The Straits Times, June 27, 2020
True or False: A CIA Analyst's Guide to Spotting Fake News
by Cindy L. Otis,
The Jerusalem Post, June 26, 2020
In 1782, with the outcome of the American Revolution still in doubt, Benjamin Franklin printed a newspaper designed to look like a supplement to the Boston Independent Chronicle.
Being Property Once Myself: Blackness and the End of Man
by Joshua Bennett,
The Florida Courier, June 22, 2020
Set in Bois Sauvage, Mississippi, “Salvage the Bones,’’ a novel by Jesmyn Ward, features China, a White pit bull who is both the family pet of Esch and Skeetah, two
"Let's Rename Army Bases Honoring Confederate Officers"
The Florida Courier, June 19, 2020
Grown Ups: A Novel
by Emma Jane Unsworth,
Psychology Today, June 15, 2020
Jenny McLaine, the narrator and main character of Grown Ups, Emma Jane Unsworth’s third novel, is thirty-five years old. Her mother, an actress, medium, and psychic, is, well, a
Money, Blood and Conscience: Love. Terror. The Crime of the Century. A Novel
by David Steinman,
The Jerusalem Post, June 12, 2020
"It is so f###ing ironic,” Buddy Schwartz says to his partner, as they celebrate the People’s Choice Producer of the Year Award for Surf Squad, their third blockbuster TV series.
"How Colleges Can Keep The Coronavirus Off Campus"
(co-authored with David Wippman)
The New York Times, June 1, 2020
"The Hollowing Out Of The CDC"
The Hill, May 31, 2020
The War of Return: How Western Indulgence of the Palestinian Dream Has Obstructed the Path to Peace
by Adi Schwartz and Einat Wilf,
The Jerusalem Post, May 29, 2020
"The reasons for the flight of the Palestinians are finally irrelevant,” literary critic and political activist Edward Said once declared. “What matters is that they are entitled to return.”
"America Is Dying To Reelect Trump"
The Hill, May 17, 2020
Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family
by Robert Kolker,
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 17, 2020
About one in every one hundred people suffers from schizophrenia: more than 3 million Americans and 82 million individuals throughout the world. Schizophrenia patients occupy about a third of the
Redhead by the Side of the Road: A Novel
by Anne Tyler,
Psychology Today, May 14, 2020
Micah Mortimer, the main character of Ann Tyler’s twenty-third novel, is forty-something and single. Self-employed as the “Tech Hermit” (who assists customers with computer problems), he is also the
Blood Libel: On the Trail of an Anti-Semitic Myth
by Magda Teter,
The Jerusalem Post, May 8, 2020
On December 28, 1235, in the town of Fulda in Hesse, Germany, 34 Jewish men and women were executed by Crusaders following allegations that two of them had killed Christian
"Higher Education's 'To Do' List - The Consequences Of Coronavirus"
(co-authored with David Wippman)
The Hill, April 26, 2020
The Triumph of Doubt: Dark Money and the Science of Deception
by David Michaels,
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 26, 2020
“A risk assessment is like a captured spy,” William Ruckelshaus, the first director of the Environmental Protection Agency, one said. “Torture it enough and it will tell you anything.”
Navigate Your Stars
by Jesmyn Ward,
The Florida Courier, April 24, 2020
In these sad, scary, and surreal times, all of us need some inspiration. Jesmyn Ward, a professor of Creative Writing at Tulane University, the author of three novels (“Where The
Sick Souls, Healthy Minds: How William James Can Save Your Life
by John Kaag,
Psychology Today, April 21, 2020
In 2010, thirty-year-old John Kaag, a postdoctoral student in philosophy at Harvard, had just watched his estranged, alcoholic father die and was in the midst of a divorce. A
"Testing Gen Z"
(co-authored with David Wippman)
Inside Higher Ed, April 20, 2020
Einstein in Bohemia
by Michael D. Gordin,
The Jerusalem Post, April 17, 2020
In April 1969, nine months after Soviet tanks occupied Wenceslaus Square, an article on the front page of Mlada Fronta declared “Prague Forgets Einstein.” Although streets around the world were named for
The End of October
by Lawrence Wright,
Psychology Today, April 14, 2020
The End of October, a novel by Lawrence Wright, begins with an outbreak of a deadly virus at a detention camp for homosexuals in Indonesia. Despite (and because of)
The Divided States of America: Why Federalism Doesn't Work
by Donald F. Kettl,
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 5, 2020
The Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution states, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the
Supreme Inequality: The Supreme Court's Fifty-Year Battle for a More Unjust America
by Adam Cohen,
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, March 29, 2020
In 1938, the most famous footnote in American law appeared in the Supreme Court decision of an otherwise obscure case, United States v. Carolene Products.
Heaven and Hell: A History of the Afterlife
by Bart D. Ehrman,
Psychology Today, March 26, 2020
The vast majority of Americans believe in an afterlife. According to a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center, 72% of Americans believe a heavenly place exists “where people
"How America's Undergraduates Can Survive - And Thrive - At Home"
(co-authored with David Wippman)
The Hill, March 24, 2020
Shakespeare in a Divided America: What His Plays Tell Us About Our Past and Future
by James Shapiro,
Psychology Today, March 16, 2020
When he visited the War Department’s Telegraph Office to get news from the front and send instructions to his generals, Abraham Lincoln read lengthy passages of Shakespeare’s plays from texts
The Storm Before the Calm: America's Discord, the Coming Crisis of the 2020s, and the Triumph Beyond
by George Friedman,
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 15, 2020
In the 2020s, according to George Friedman, two geopolitical cycles will converge for the first time in American history. The end of our nation’s third institutional cycle (which controls the
To Live and Defy in LA: How Gangsta Rap Changed America
by Felicia Angeja Viator,
The Florida Courier, March 6, 2020
In the early 1980s, rap music and hip hop were synonymous with New York City artists, fans, and venues.
American JewBu: Jews, Buddhists, and Religious Change
by Emily Sigalow,
The Jerusalem Post, February 28, 2020
"Physicist Julia Thom-Levy reflects on her experience leading CAU trip to CERN"
Cornell University's School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions, 2020

Julia Thom-Levy, physics professor and vice provost for academic innovation at Cornell University, recently led Cornell’s Adult University (CAU) participants on a trip to Switzerland to visit the world’s most

Senator Bernie Sanders Makes The Democratic Party Nervous
The Straits Times, February 23, 2020
Race Against Time: A Reporter Reopens the Unsolved Murder Cases of the Civil Rights Era
by Jerry Mitchell,
The Florida Courier, February 22, 2020
“The past is never dead,” William Faulkner wrote in “Requiem for a Nun.’’ “It’s not even past.”
"The Antitrust Hammer Hits College Admissions"
(co-authored with David Wippman)
The Hill, February 18, 2020
A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump's Testing of America
by Philip Rucker and Carol Leonning,
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 31, 2020
The memorial for Senator John McCain at Washington National Cathedral on September 1, 2018, reporters Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig remind us, served not only as a tribute to a military
Friendship: The Evolution, Biology, and Extraordinary Power of Life's Fundamental Bond
by Lydia Denworth,
Psychology Today, January 27, 2020
“There is one friend in the life of each of us who seems not a separate person, however dear and beloved,” the novelist Edith Wharton once wrote, “but an expansion,
The Bell of Treason: The 1938 Munich Agreement in Czechoslovakia
by P.E. Caquet,
The Jerusalem Post, January 24, 2020
In The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera asks whether the Czechs should have fought against the Nazis in 1938, or surrendered control of their country after England and France
Exposed: Why Our Health Insurance Is Incomplete and What Can Be Done about It
by Christopher T. Robertson,
The Florida Courier, January 24, 2020
In 1968, in a seminal article, economist Mark Pauly argued that health insurance drives down prices for consumers in an artificial way. Insulated from the actual price, insured people will
Well Worth Saving: American Universities' Life-and-Death Decisions on Refugees from Nazi Europe
by Laurel Leff,
The Jerusalem Post, January 17, 2020
With Nazis in control of the German government, Daniel O’Brien, a Rockefeller Foundation official based in Europe, wrote in his diary, “The Jews are being put out everywhere and without
The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us
by Paul Tough,
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 12, 2020
KiKi Gilbert is black woman, raised by a single mother, who lived in seven states and attended more than a dozen schools by the time she was 17 years old.
Prospective Longevity: A New Vision of Population
by Warren C. Sanderson and Sergei Scherbov,
Psychology Today, January 7, 2020
In 2018, Emile Ratelband, a 69 year-old motivational speaker, asked a court in the Netherlands to change his official age. Ratelband argued that physically and mentally he was about
Bitter Reckoning: Israel Tries Holocaust Survivors as Nazi Collaborators
by Dan Porat,
The Jerusalem Post, January 3, 2020
In the immediate aftermath of World War II, Sgt. Meir Davidson, a member of the British Army’s Jewish Brigade stationed in Milan, Italy, asked refugees to identify Nazi collaborators. A