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Corinna Wu

Corinna_Wu_SSIR Corinna Wu has worked as a science journalist for more than 15 years on the staffs of U.S. News & World Report, Science News, and the radio show Science Update. As a freelance writer, editor, and producer, her journalism has been published in Nature, Science, Technology Review, and Prism, and her radio pieces broadcast on the Marketplace Morning Report, KQED's Pacific Time, and Scientific American's 60-Second Science. In 2005, she was awarded a Knight Science Journalism Fellowship; she spent a year at MIT studying neuroscience and engineering design.


Diversity and Generosity | 2 | May. 15, 2013


Where levels of workplace diversity are higher than average, the level of charitable giving also tends to be higher.

What Makes People Mobilize? | May. 15, 2013


Protest movements don't emerge merely because people have something to protest. Many other factors come into play.

The Return of Segregation | May. 15, 2013


Racial integration in US schools has declined in the wake of recent court decisions to release districts from earlier desegregation orders.

Curbing Corruption | May. 15, 2013


Political reform alone doesn't ensure good government. Equally important, if not more so, are institutions that let citizens act collectively.

Incentivizing Donor Registration | Feb. 21, 2013


Does granting people priority for organ allocation affect their willingness to become organ donors?

When Cooking Can Kill | Feb. 21, 2013


Traditional cookstoves are being recognized as a major health hazard.

Thinking Back, Paying it Forward | Feb. 21, 2013


Nostalgia is more than just a warm, fuzzy feeling.

Elusive Effectiveness | 1 | Feb. 21, 2013


A look at how to examine the effectiveness of community advocacy and representation.

Searching for Gender Equality | Nov. 14, 2012


To combat violence against women, mobilize feminist groups.

Trading on Climate Change | Nov. 14, 2012


Tanzania might benefit from unexpected trade opportunities resulting from climate change—but the country must enact policies to take advantage of them.

Spreading Protest Tactics | Nov. 14, 2012


More collaboration among activist groups leads to a broader repertoire of tactics.

Tragedy of the Common Car | Nov. 14, 2012


Zipcar members may share cars, but they don't feel a sense of community.

The New Chinese Underclass | Aug. 31, 2012


Due to the rapid growth of its cities, China's middle class is growing—but so is its urban poor.

Unequal Market Access | Aug. 15, 2012


Markets can promote economic development, as long as they are inclusive.

Prairie Portfolio | Aug. 15, 2012


Economists are using a tool familiar to the financial industry to analyze climate change outcomes for conservationists.