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Faculty examine racism ‘embedded’ in US health care

In a “Racism in America” webinar, four Cornell faculty members elaborated on ways the COVID-19 pandemic has shown race-based discrepancies in health care and health outcomes.

Cornell releases plans for fall return to campus

Cornell officials announced the outline of plans for the Fall 2021 semester and they will hold a virtual town hall April 8 open to all members of the Ithaca, Geneva, and Cornell Tech campuses.

Fit, function, fashion, sustainability - fiber science and apparel design researchers address face mask improvement

The end of face masks in public could be a year or more away as questions of transmissibility post-vaccine and effectiveness against emerging strains remain. One thing is clear: when it comes to fit, function, fashion, and sustainability, current face masks leave a lot of room for improvement.

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Sustainability efforts shine with new solar collectors

A new solar collector array atop Guterman Research Center is one of several sustainability projects, from reusable dining serviceware to living laboratory experiments, that are continuing apace despite the many interruptions made by COVID-19 to campus life.

Researchers create rapid tests, analytics for COVID-19

A multidisciplinary team co-led by Weill Cornell Medicine researchers has expanded the repertoire of tools for the public health community to understand SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Radio show looks at COVID-19 vaccination efforts in Tompkins County

The latest episode of “All Things Equal” features an interview with Samantha Hillson of the Tompkins County Health Department, on COVID-19 vaccination options and efforts in our local community.

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Panel: Tech industry activists could transform the workplace

ILR School dean Alexander Colvin, Ph.D. ’99, hosted “The Future of Work: Labor in America,” the first installment of a new ILR eCornell Keynotes series.

In pandemic, students with tech-savvy teachers fared better

Doug McKee and his research team found that structured peer interaction helped minimize the impact of the shift to remote teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cornell experts working to increase vaccine acceptance

Cornell experts, including Neil A. Lewis Jr. ’13, assistant professor of communication and social behavior, have been part of several efforts to increase access and increase vaccine confidence, particularly in underserved communities.

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