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.
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.
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.
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.