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Reunion 2021 to be virtual, open to all Cornellians

Due to the ongoing pandemic and related public health concerns, Cornell will hold all-virtual Reunion events this June for a second consecutive year, university officials announced today.

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Nasal spray blocks COVID-19 infection in ferrets

Cornell researchers have helped develop a nasal formulation that blocks the spread of COVID-19 among ferrets – and are hopeful the formulation could have the same effect on humans, and potentially generate therapeutic treatments as well.

ILR report released on inequalities during pandemic

Results of the 3,100-respondent survey speak to enormous challenges experienced in health care institutions, voting system and the world of work, authors say

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Cornell, WWF to co-host event on preventing pandemics

Cornell and WWF will host a virtual conference Feb. 23 focused on the link between humans and wildlife, and the subsequent prevention of future pandemics.

COVID-19 cluster identified on Ithaca campus

University officials announced Feb. 5 that there is a cluster of at least 12 positive COVID-19 cases within the student body and that campus is moving to alert status Yellow: Low to Moderate Risk.

COVID-19 spread extremely low at North Carolina day camps

Cases of symptomatic COVID-19 were extremely low among children and staff at a network of North Carolina YMCA day camps that took precautions like masking and physical distancing, researchers have found.

Cornell community can participate in COVID-19 research

Cornell leadership said in a statement that, beginning Feb. 4, faculty, staff and students will have the option of agreeing to allow COVID-19 testing data and samples to be used by Cornell researchers.

COVID-19 research seed grants yielding rapid results

Professor Iwijn De Vlaminck is working on using cell-free DNA – discarded scraps of DNA – as a way of gaining understanding of COVID-19’s effects on the organs of children who've been exposed to the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Model makers: How engineers saved the fall, spring semesters

As the spring semester begins, a team of engineering students and faculty has finished tweaking the master schedule, using lessons they learned last fall during their heroic effort to help Cornell safely hold in-person classes.