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Bird reports rose during lockdowns

Around 80% of bird species examined in a new study were reported in greater numbers in human-altered habitats during pandemic lockdowns, according to new research based on data from the eBird program at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Ithaca campus moving to COVID alert level green

Cornell administrators announced that the university would be changing its COVID-19 alert level back to “New Normal,” citing improved surveillance testing results and the relatively low number of current cases of COVID-19.

Booster shots: What you need to know

In this Q&A, Dr. Roy Gulick of Weill Cornell Medicine breaks down the science underlying booster shots of COVID-19 vaccines and answers some frequently asked questions.

States That Prioritized Access to Water at Height of Pandemic Saved Lives

Water shutoffs for non-payment are a constant threat for millions of Americans in any given year. That risk was a deadly one during the pandemic, with access to clean water for handwashing and sanitation a proven way to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The dozens of states that implemented moratoria on water shutoffs to protect vulnerable citizens reported better public health outcomes, according to a new Cornell study.

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Cornell Receives Award from Zoom for Innovative Classroom Technology Use

During the pandemic, IT and audio-visual staff equipped many classroom spaces on the Ithaca campus with specialized Zoom Rooms software. These setups allowed instructors to deliver course material, including views of presentations, board notes, and documents, to both in-person and remote students. Recently, Zoom presented Cornell with an award recognizing this innovative use of their applications.

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‘More inspired than ever:’ Cornell students start their journeys in law, med school

Despite the pandemic, Cornell students successfully navigated the process of applying to medical and law schools and are headed to some of the country’s top professional schools this fall.

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Cooperative Extension in NYC: ‘Uniquely suited to help’

Cornell Cooperative Extension supports residents of every borough in New York City, thanks to its long-standing community relationships and faculty research and expertise.

COVID-19 slows birth rate in U.S., Europe

Births declined 7.1% in the United States during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a Cornell-led study just published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Best-selling science writer to talk about epidemics, life expectancy, innovation

New York Times best-selling science and technology writer Steven Johnson will visit campus Sept. 22 and offer a talk to the Cornell community, “20,000 More Days: How We Doubled Global Life Expectancy in Just 100 years.”

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