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Podcast by Cornell University, College of Arts & Sciences

Podcast by Cornell University, College of Arts & Sciences

Location:

United States

Description:

Podcast by Cornell University, College of Arts & Sciences

Twitter:

@CornellCAS

Language:

English

Contact:

607-255-8942


Episodes

ZIP Codes Matter

12/18/2019
Mildred Warner, professor of city and regional planning, shows how inequality can be tracked across America simply by looking at ZIP codes.

Duration:00:05:01

Segregated Education

12/11/2019
Noliwe Rooks, professor of Africana studies and director of American studies in the College of Arts & Sciences, explains the history of educational inequities in the U.S.

Duration:00:04:47

Climate of Fear

12/4/2019
Anna Haskins, assistant professor of sociology in Cornell's College of Arts & Sciences, explores the impact of incarcerated parents on their children’s education.

Duration:00:04:19

Lived Experience

11/17/2019
Carole Boyce Davies, professor of Africana studies and English in the College of Arts & Sciences, explores global racial hierarchies and their remedies.

Duration:00:05:35

Workplace Rankings

11/12/2019
Jamie Lyn Perry, assistant professor of management and organization in the SC Johnson College of Business, explores power and status in the workplace.

Duration:00:05:13

Closing Achievement Gaps

11/5/2019
Peter Lepage, Goldwin Smith Professor of Physics in the College of Arts and Sciences and director of Cornell’s Active Learning Initiative, examines how active learning helps students succeed.

Duration:00:04:49

Unequal Parenting

10/30/2019
Kelly Musick, director of the Cornell Population Center and professor and chair of policy analysis and management in the College of Human Ecology, examines persistent inequalities in parenting and the earnings penalties that go along with them.

Duration:00:04:14

Health Inequities

10/23/2019
Jeff Niederdeppe, associate professor of communication in the College of Agriculture and Life Science, explores how “sociological” storytelling can change health outcomes.

Duration:00:04:49

Climate Refugees

10/16/2019
Historian Maria Cristina Garcia examines how climate change causes economic and political upheaval.

Duration:00:04:29

Unequal Representation

10/9/2019
Kiowa filmmaker Jeffrey Palmer, assistant professor of performing and media arts at Cornell University, examines how Indigenous stories are misrepresented by the media.

Duration:00:05:00

Unequal Happiness

10/2/2019
Thomas Gilovich, Cornell University's Irene Blecker Rosenfeld Chair of Psychology, examines the impact of inequality on psychological well-being.

Duration:00:04:30

Climate Change Inequality

9/25/2019
Linda Shi, assistant professor of city and regional planning, discusses how efforts to adapt to climate change can also worsen inequality.

Duration:00:04:44

Egypt's Nile

5/13/2019
Ziad Fahmy, associate professor and chair of Near Eastern studies at Cornell University, looks at what the Nile River means to Egypt.

Duration:00:04:07

Clean Water

5/6/2019
Prabhu Pingali, director, Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition, and professor of applied economics and policy and nutritional science in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, explains the impact of clean, piped-in water on women and girls in India.

Duration:00:05:57

Interstellar Water

4/29/2019
Jonathan Lunine, astronomy professor and director, Cornell Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Science at Cornell University, examines the origin of our planet’s water.

Duration:00:04:29

A Water-Filled Journey

4/22/2019
Athena Kirk, assistant professor of classics in the College of Arts & Sciences, examines Odysseus’ complex relationship with water.

Duration:00:04:31

Water Rights

4/15/2019
Charles Geisler, professor of development sociology in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, explores the critical question of who owns our planet’s water.

Duration:00:05:12

Water Connections

4/8/2019
Eric Tagliacozzo, professor of history in the College of Arts and Sciences, explores the critical role the oceans have played in Southeast Asia.

Duration:00:03:53

The Need for Trees

4/1/2019
Taryn Bauerle, associate professor in the School of Integrative and Plant Science in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, explores the critical role trees play in the earth’s water cycle.

Duration:00:05:02

Waterways of Venice

3/26/2019
William Kennedy, Avalon Foundation Professor Emeritus in the Humanities, explains the influence of water on European Renaissance culture.

Duration:00:04:27