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"People who have really good data would usually trumpet that from the hills. People who have that information and can make a chart would show you a chart," says Chris Gerling, a researcher with the Department of Food Science who is skeptical of the health benefits touted by wine producers.

“The stage is now set for a further escalation of trade tensions between China and the U.S.,” says Eswar Prasad, professor of trade policy and economics at Cornell. “It has become clear that there is no clear path to a resolution of the trade dispute in the coming months, and China might choose to live with a trade war while waiting out the Trump presidency.”

Lisa Kaltenegger, director of Cornell University’s Carl Sagan Institute, is featured in this article for her work characterizing a potentially habitable super-Earth. 

Louis Hyman, associate professor and director of the Institute for Workplace Studies at Cornell’s ILR School, discusses Silicon Valley’s history with labor rights, startup work structures and the role of immigration in the US tech ecosystem. 

Stephani Robson, a senior lecturer at the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University, agreed that the concept of a microhotel room “is often more about meeting the needs of developers.” Although the size of microhotel guest rooms is “minimalist,” she says,  “it does not mean they are not comfortable or stylish. They’re very well planned, and they make optimal use of every square inch.”

“I advise a lot of students in a lot of majors and they’re all like, this is going to be cool,” said Antonio DiTommaso, professor of soil and crop sciences at Cornell. “I think some of it is just a novelty, but it’s really going to be based on the cropping, the agronomics, the medicinal aspect, the chemistry, consumer attitudes and policy.”

"The message the US government does not want to come out and say is that they are behind in 5G. But the Europeans have to decide how they want to go. The US wants them to rely upon them and if the US says it is behind, it makes them less attractive, so there is a little bit of political spin and being in a corner," says Bart Selman, professor of computer science.

 

 

With a cause like predator hunting comes a sense of mission — and a built-in community, says Karen Levy, a sociologist at Cornell University.

Douglas MacMartin, research associate and lecturer in mechanical and aerospace engineering, discusses the potential need in the future for geoengineering, or artificially shading the earth by releasing sulfate particles into the stratosphere.

Seagulls don't have talons, so it would be very unlikely a seagull could fly away with a chihuahua, says Kevin McGowan, project manager at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. 

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.