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In a recent paper, Eva Meemken, an agricultural economist at Cornell, found that Fair Trade-certified cooperatives pay higher wages to member farmers, but those benefits did not extend to hired workers.

Cornell assistant professor of communication Brooke Erin Duffy explained to Vox, “The very limiting portrayals of gender which have sustained the advertising industry for well over a century no longer resonate with our social world.”

“The interstellar medium between stars in our galaxy is a better vacuum than the vacuums we have in labs, and the intergalactic medium is orders of magnitude emptier than even that,” says Shami Chatterjee, senior researcher at the Cornell Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Science. 

Jens David Ohlin, vice dean at Cornell Law School, is quoted in this article on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s July 17 public appearance. Ohlin says, “Will he be the political savior that Democrats are hoping for? I wouldn’t hold my breath.”

"China seems willing to offer Trump many concessions to de-escalate trade tensions," says Eswar Prasad, a professor of trade policy at Cornell. "But it is unlikely to cave in to demands that it change its economic model or industrial strategy. Such actions would go against the grain of Chinese leaders and their vision of China's economic future."

Stephen Yale-Loehr, professor of immigration law practice, is quoted in this article on international students’ work authorization application processing. He says, “work is now understood to be more integral to a person’s education generally.”

Mason Peck, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, and Ray Jayawardhana, Harold Tanner Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and professor of astronomy, are quoted in coverage of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.

Op-ed co-written by Sarah Kreps, professor of government, on what you need to know about drones and military escalation as the possibility of a confrontation looms.

Associate professor in the College of Engineering, Robert Shepard has engineered a robotic lionfish with synthetic arteries. The “blood” that runs through it serves as both the robot’s power source and controls its movement. This development may propel a new wave of soft robots.

Facebook recently unveiled its digital currency project. Computer science professor, Ari Juels says this kind of “stable coin” is highly unusual among cryptocurrencies.

Jessica Chen Weiss, an associate professor at Cornell who studies Chinese foreign policy and public opinion says: “What little the Chinese public knows of the developments in Hong Kong is largely filtered and framed by the Chinese media to minimize the risk that demands for political freedom spread across the border into mainland China.”

Soo Kim, assistant professor of marketing, weighs in on the biggest ways Americans waste money.