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Contemplative practices boost creativity in problem-solving

A suite of learning techniques that tap self-awareness and creativity – such as dance, art, sleep, meditation, hobbies and play – can have a positive impact on problem-solving and other research practices. And it is catching on among Cornell scientists. More.

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Summer Stage
Wed, Jul 30, 10:23 AM
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Labor Politics in China
Wed, Jul 30, 10:18 AM
Learning to Argue
Wed, Jul 30, 10:10 AM
Workplace Mentorship
Thu, Jul 10, 10:31 AM
Department Chair Adds Role
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Resolving Railway Conflict
Thu, Jun 19, 04:02 PM
Big Red Mockers
Tue, Jun 10, 01:57 PM
Shakespeare Celebrated
Wed, May 14, 11:28 AM
Celebrating Hu Shih
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Celebrating Hu Shih
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Fall tree planting
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Where the Jobs Are
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How do you do something that’s technologically advanced that isn’t immediately technologically dated?

-Dean Dan Huttenlocher, on designing the Cornell Tech campus.

"I asked the general manager of a Hyatt hotel recently, what’s most different now from 35 years ago. And he said, ‘My customers really know how to complain'."

-Marketing Professor Chekitan Dev, School of Hotel Administration.

We need a broad variety of skills to keep our economy robust. … more and more [jobs require] at least some post-secondary education.

-Cornell President David Skorton, on Opening Bell with Maria Bartiromo.

It’s not just the technology; it’s the whole set of knowledge and business maturity and economic maturity together.

-Johnson Dean Soumitra Dutta, on the continuing “digital divide” between countries.

It’s not just the technology; it’s the whole set of knowledge and business maturity and economic maturity together.

-Johnson Dean Soumitra Dutta, on the continuing “digital divide” between countries.

While no one wants whites to be oppressed, we also would do well to pay some mind to all of the ways that black and Latino students face structural impediments to their even making it onto college campuses. Whites simply do not face the same hurdles.

-Noliwe Rooks, associate professor in the Department of Africana Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences, on the U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding Michigan’s ban on using race as a factor in admissions.

[S]pending years in a job you dislike is a recipe for regret and a tragic mistake. There was no issue about which [they] were more adamant and forceful.
 

-Prof. Karl Pillemer, on interviewing nearly 1,500 elderly people.

I have always thought that my most important job . . . was mentoring the next generation of physicians and scientists.

-Dr. Laurie Glimcher, Dean of Weill Cornell Medical College, in a Fast Company interview (Yes, You Do Have Time to Mentor).

“If you love to sleep in, you may not be getting enough sleep.”

-Allen Towfigh, MD, sleep specialist, Weill Cornell Medical Center.

The way people identify themselves and the ways society regulates sexuality has changed all around the world. … [but] some things stayed the same – loneliness, longing, passion, and the hope for fulfillment.

-Brenda Marston, curator of Cornell's Human Sexuality Collection, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.
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