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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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Spring tweaks to COVID-19 plan are based on fall’s lessons

One unsung aspect of Cornell’s success in managing the spread of COVID-19 on campus has been a commitment to analyze and learn, to pivot and adapt. As a result, the university will implement tweaks to its COVID-19 response plan this Spring semester.

From vaults to virtual classes, library archives enrich teaching

Archivists, curators and librarians are finding virtual ways to help faculty members teach, using gems from Cornell University Library’s rare collections, from medieval texts on parchment to punk show flyers.

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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Appearance, social norms keep students off Zoom cameras

Establishing camera use as the norm, explaining the reasons that cameras improve the class and employing active learning techniques could help improve students’ use of cameras during online classes, a new Cornell study suggests.

UK variant identified in Tompkins County

The Tompkins County Health Department alerted the local community that B.1.1.7, the new, highly contagious “UK variant” of COVID-19, has been identified in Tompkins County.

Cornell to help train state’s pioneering public health corps

Cornell is partnering with New York state and Northwell Health System to develop and train the nation’s first state public health corps, which will support COVID-19 vaccination and improve long-term public health outcomes.

Student film project to have encore showing Jan. 24

A collection of student films, offering insights into Cornell student life during the pandemic, will be shown again Jan. 24, from 2-4 p.m., followed by a live discussion with the filmmakers.

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