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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Modifications to Homecoming weekend activities

Cornell announced Sept. 10 that many events planned for Homecoming weekend will be modified or canceled due to the pandemic.

Tech/Law Colloquium features privacy, COVID and incarceration

The Technology and Law Colloquium – a hybrid Cornell University course and public lecture series – returns this semester with talks from 13 leading scholars who study the legal and ethical questions surrounding technology’s impact in areas like privacy, sex and gender, data collection, and policing.

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Guiding principles will help us navigate ‘new normal’

President Martha E. Pollack reviews potential outcomes for the fall semester and reaffirms Cornell’s commitment to respecting knowledge and each other.

Uncertainty colors pandemic workplace decisions

Valerie Reyna, the Lois and Melvin Tukman Professor of Human Development and co-director of the Center for Behavioral Economics and Decision Research, recently answered questions about workplace risk.

Updates on campus testing, public health measures

The science continues to indicate that the university’s approach to an in-person semester is safe and that risk of infection is minimal when the community collectively follows public health guidance, according to Cornell leaders.

Few US workers aware of COVID sick leave protections

Even with federal provisions aimed at protecting workers, instances of sick people being unable to take time off tripled during the pandemic, new Cornell research has found.

Ithaca campus moving to COVID alert level yellow

Cornell administrators announced that the university would be changing its COVID-19 alert level to yellow following an increase in the number of positive cases on campus.