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Maria Figueroa, director of labor and policy research for the Cornell University Worker Institute in Manhattan, calls food couriers “the most vulnerable workers in digital labor.”

Professor Reneta McCarthy, senior lecturer at the School of Hotel Administration, credits Hilton for not just launching hotels but for nailing a PR strategy.

New research by Cornell doctoral students Mario Molina and Mauricio Bucca, played out as a card game, shows that even when the deck is literally stacked in people’s favor — and they know it — most winners still think it’s fair anyway but losers don’t. 

Libra could make international money transfers easier and cheaper, says professor of finance Eswar Prasad, which could facilitate both legal and illegal transactions.

Continued coverage of astronomy professor, Lisa Kaltenegger's research that details a "cosmic cheat sheet," utilizing nature's color palette from the early days of the planet in an effort to better find alien planets that could potentially host life.

“Two thousand people deported is not that large in the annual scheme of things,” says Stephen Yale-Loehr, a Cornell Law School professor specializing in immigration. “On the other hand the mere fact that they are announcing these raids is sending fear among immigrants and is causing them to hide or take other actions.” 

"The provisions for young children and the blind must have been based on the idea that others would be able to read the names and might draw, or avoid drawing, specific names on the pieces of paper," says Valerie Hans, a law professor at Cornell University.

“Not everything is going to decline in exactly the same way,” says Corrie Moreau, a professor of entomology at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences who was not involved in the new research. “But we are seeing, in this study and others, that insects are in a rapid fall.”

Jura Liaukonyte, associate professor of marketing and management communication at Dyson, discusses the findings of her study on the impact of TV ads on stock prices. “If I were to guess, most of the firms don’t know about this,” she says.

“Hydroponic farms in schools help to increase children's willingness to try fresh fruits and vegetables because they are learning about it and involved in growing it,” says Heather Kolakowski, a lecturer at Cornell’s School of Hotel Administration. “It has a more positive impact than saying, ‘Here, try this salad.’”

As with picking, trucking may be fully automated one day. In the meantime, said Karen Levy, a sociologist at Cornell University who has studied the trucking industry, “what you end up doing is making people better cogs.”

Alex Susskind, professor of food and beverage management at Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration comments on a chain of cafe specializing in artisan drinks that has been dubbed the "Vietnamese Starbucks."