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Buffalo Co-Lab announces visiting activist scholars

A pair of public interest lawyers will teach a course that look at the roles community members and groups can play in public policy negotiations.

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Hochul sees brighter days ahead for upstate economy

As New Yorkers emerge from the pandemic’s economic morass, New York Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul acknowledged a tough path ahead, but shared hope for the state’s future at Cornell’s annual town-gown regional meeting.

Study: Did cobras first spit venom to scare pre-humans?

Researchers investigating the evolutionary origins of a novel defensive trait by snakes – venom spitting – offer the first evidence that snake venom evolution is associated with defense, rather than solely to help capture prey.

Noninvasive blood test tracks organ injury from COVID-19

A Cornell-led collaboration has developed a noninvasive blood test that uses cell-free DNA to gauge the damage that COVID-19 inflicts on cells, tissues and organs, and could help aid in the development of new therapies.

Economist: U.S. poised for rebound with vaccines, stimulus

Steven Kyle offered his annual projection for the U.S. economy during Dyson’s 2021 Agricultural and Food Business Outlook Conference, held virtually Jan. 25.

Computer model reveals how cortical areas develop and evolve

A new study uses computer modeling to show, for the first time, that the development and evolution of secondary visual cortical areas in the brain can be explained by the same process.

CTI online course on diverse classroom honored

An online course offered by the Center for Teaching Innovation to support instructors in designing and sustaining inclusive learning environments has been recognized by a national higher-education organization.

NY Times theater critic wins 2020-21 Nathan Award

Alexis Soloski, a theater critic for The New York Times, has been named winner of the 2020-21 George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism. The award is presented by the English departments of Cornell, Princeton and Yale.

Professor emerita to discuss latest work in ‘Book Breaks’

History professor emerita Mary Beth Norton will discuss her book, “1774: The Long Year of Revolution,” in the next “Book Breaks” discussion, Jan. 31, hosted by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

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Call center providing COVID-19 guidance

Specialists at the Northeast ADA Call Center, based in ILR’s Yang-Tan institute, are helping people navigate pandemic-related issues impacting people with disabilities.

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Helmet design protects dentists, doctors from COVID-19

Simulations show the helmet, designed by the Esmaily Lab, prevents 99.6% of virus-containing droplets exhaled by medical patients from reaching the environment.

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DE&I expert Tony Byers joins ILR dean on "WORK!"

In the latest episode of the ILR School’s podcast, Dean Alex Colvin and Tony Byers discuss the increased role of diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace.

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