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The Ford Focus is poised to be the top car exported to the U.S. from China. With “such a big nameplate coming from China,” there could still be presidential pushback on Hackett’s first major strategic decision, said Cornell University labor professor Art Wheaton.

“The long-term impact of President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord will wash over everything from agriculture to economics to housing,” says Mike Hoffman, the executive director of the Cornell Institute for Climate Smart Solutions, in this op-ed.

Solar Probe Plus is likely to be launched in 2018 and the resulting data will improve forecasts of major space weather events that impact life on Earth. Cornell physical sciences professor Jonathan Lunine says the mission will “give us unprecedented information on the kinds of environments these planets experience.”

“Calling Thunder” is an aural bridge across four centuries that explores sounds of 17th-century natural life in Manhattan. The project is a collaboration of Bill McQuay, a former sound engineer with NPR who is now an audio producer with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and David Al-Ibrahim, an interactive storyteller and graduate student at the School of Visual Arts. Their work was inspired by the work of Eric Sanderson, an ecologist with the Wildlife Conservation Society.

Dutch centre-right Prime Minister Mark Rutte scored a resounding victory over anti-Islam and anti-EU Geert Wilders in an election on Wednesday. Mabel Berezin, professor of sociology at Cornell University, said defeat for Wilders, who has been in parliament for nearly two decades, should not be considered a sign that European populism is waning.

Hirokazu Miyazaki, Cornell professor of anthropology and director of the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, pens this op-ed looking back at the Immigration Act of 1917 and its widespread impact.

“If all of Trump's campaign promises materialize, they would break with a quarter century of increased cooperation between the two countries,” writes government professor Gustavo Flores-Macias in this commentary piece.