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After two years as interim dean, Rachel Dunifon has been named the Rebecca Q. and James C. Morgan Dean of the College of Human Ecology, Provost Michael Kotlikoff announced May 6.

Collaborating across disparate disciplines to tackle the grand challenges facing humanity is intrinsic to Cornell’s unique brand of research innovation.

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Meet Wendy Ju, Denis Willett, Nika Haghtalab and Shaun Nichols, who are bringing their expertise to Cornell.

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Karl Pillemer, an expert on older adults, predicts older people will increasingly stay in their own homes, rather than in nursing homes, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Interdisciplinary scholar Noliwe Rooks discusses how people curate their home spaces, now that much of work and school is conducted from home via video conferencing.

Rural counties in upstate New York are likely to be the state’s most vulnerable to a COVID-19 outbreak that could strain local health care infrastructure, according to an analysis by Cornell demographers.

A research tracker created by Nathan Matias, assistant professor of communication, has helped foster collaboration among social scientists responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Quarantine Buddy is a website founded by a trio of undergrads that helps people connect with others and combat loneliness and isolation. More than 600 people have already signed up and some of the matches are unusual.

Cornell Atkinson is calling for proposals for faculty research related to the global COVID-19 pandemic. The center’s Rapid Response Fund will award seed grants of up to $10,000 for projects.