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One year in: Cornell’s leaders look back, and forward

During the Employee Assembly Open Forum on March 12, President Martha E. Pollack and senior leaders reflected on ways Cornell has pursued its mission throughout the pandemic. 

Cards from school kids brighten days in quarantine

Cornell Health and local elementary schools partner to bring positivity and joy to Cornell students in quarantine.

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Pandemic lockdowns boost, democratize online education

A Cornell-led research team found that the rollout of nonessential business closures due to the pandemic led to an increase in engagement, across demographic groups, with a popular online learning platform.

W.E. Cornell program takes on inequity in entrepreneurship

The W.E. Cornell program, which aims to improve gender representation in entrepreneurship, is launching its spring cohort as industries reckon with the inequities exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

NIH grant launches study to track SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater

Supported by a grant from the NIH, researchers from Weill Cornell Medicine and the University of Miami will study ways to use wastewater as an early warning and mapping system for genetic variants of the virus that causes COVID-19.

Students use active learning to solve COVID-19 problems

Students examined issues from the logistics of vaccine storage and transportation, to the disinfection of public spaces, and the sanitation and reuse of personal protective equipment.

COVID-19 is transforming workplace culture

According to ILR professor Bradford Bell, redesigned spaces and strategies will greet many employees when pandemic restrictions lift.

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Modeling gives data-driven picture of COVID-19 risks

Cornell researchers found no evidence of students transmitting COVID-19 to employees or the broader community during the fall semester, but students who traveled were eight times more likely to test positive within two weeks of their return.

Burnout: how it hurts, what can help

Worker burnout has soared in the past year. In this Q&A, ILR School Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior Vanessa Bohns answers questions and offers strategies to combat the “always on” syndrome. 

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