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.

ESG pressure takes center stage at the 2021 Emerging Markets Institute conference

Emerging markets are making progress in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) efforts but also face hurdles, including metrics and governance.

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Q&A: Tips for beating burnout, optimizing recovery

Vanessa Bohns, a social psychologist and professor of organizational behavior at the ILR School, says there are ways – starting with intentional rest and recovery – to recalibrate after nearly two years of a pandemic-induced, always-on work mindset.

Veterinary nonprofit expands to NYS animal shelters

FARVets, a nonprofit run through the College of Veterinary Medicine to address animal overpopulation with spay-neuter clinics and vaccinations, has extended its reach in New York state as it has had to limit international programming because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Better-fitting masks offer better COVID protection

New research by an adjunct faculty member shows the maximum risks of being infected by the coronavirus for different scenarios with and without masks.

Q&A: COVID-19 and public health investment

For physician and epidemiologist Dr. Jay Varma, the COVID-19 pandemic underscores not only the importance of public health, but also the powerful and pressing role of governments, academic medical centers and other organizations to work together on emerging health threats.

New tool predicts where coronavirus binds to human proteins

A computational tool will greatly benefit our understanding of the SARS-COV-2 virus and the development of drugs that block sites where the virus binds with human proteins.

Pollack praises staff for advancing mission through pandemic

The university has done much more than just stay open, President Martha E. Pollack said Nov. 12 during her fifth annual address to staff, hosted by the Employee Assembly. Pollack offered special thanks to the Cornell University Police Department for its responses to recent events on campus.

Rural Bangladeshis turn to faith, family for fact-checking

New Cornell research finds that in remote parts of Bangladesh with little internet access, people have relied on local experts, spiritual views and their sense of social justice to evaluate new coronavirus information.