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Students win State Department Pickering Fellowships

Two undergraduates in the College of Arts & Sciences and a recent graduate of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences have been named Pickering Fellows by the U.S. Department of State. These are Cornell’s first Pickering Fellows since 2011.

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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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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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Reed awarded $1.4M grant to advance human-natural system modeling

A Cornell engineer is advancing the field of ‘multi-sector dynamics’ with a new $1.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy that will focus on techniques for better projecting the outcomes of human interactions with the natural world.

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Immersive education: Oceanography lectures inspire new eCornell course

Attracting more than 1,000 students every fall, Intro to Oceanography is the largest course at Cornell. When Senior Lecturer Bruce Monger started recording the lectures for remote teaching, he partnered with eCornell and ended up developing a publicly accessible oceanography and climate sustainability course too.

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The downside of a startup

New research co-authored by ILR School Professor M. Diane Burton shows that working for a startup can have long term negative financial implications with employees hired by startups earning roughly 17% less over the next 10 years than those hired by large, established firms.

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Research on social influence can be applied to vaccination choice

ILR School Associate Professor Vanessa Bohns’s research includes examining the extent to which people recognize the influence they have over others in interpersonal interactions. In a recent interview, Bohns discussed how sharing information about receiving a COVID-19 vaccine can impact other people’s choices.

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