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“The fact that he was charged with conspiracy indicates that he faces years, not months, in prison if convicted,” said Jens David Ohlin, dean of the Law School. “Does that mean he will cooperate with New York prosecutors to spare himself? Maybe or maybe not. Self-interest and loyalty are two opposing forces, and both can be powerful.” 

“A big focus today is breeding for a changing climate,” says Abraham Stroock, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering. “We want to discover new traits and their genetic origins for resilience in a hot and dry climate of our future—of our today in many parts of the world.” 

“Given our efforts to jump start the economy after the pandemic, it is particularly unfortunate that the Senate failed to extend the program,” says Steve Yale-Loehr, professor of immigration law. 

“The party can rein in this nationalism, but doing so requires political capital that they may be unwilling or unable to spend,” says Jessica Chen Weiss, associate professor of government.  

“The key challenge that decentralized cryptocurrencies face is that they have proven to be inefficient and costly mediums of exchange and have, instead, become speculative assets,” says Eswar Prasad, professor of economics and international trade policy.

Francine Blau, professor in the ILR School, says, “The pandemic put their lives at risk, and we began to wonder if we are adequately remunerating a lot of the core labor we need to function as an economy and society.” 

Coverage and review of the Merlin Bird ID app’s new Sound ID feature that allows birders to identifying a bird by its song.

“The Supreme Court went out on a limb and created a broad rule in context of farm labor,” says Beth Lyon, clinical professor of law and founding director of the Farmworker Legal Assistance Clinic. “It will be interesting to see how it plays out in other industries.” 

Lisa Kaltenegger, director of the Carl Sagan Institute, is lead author of a new study finding that there are 1,715 stars that have had an unobstructed view of Earth over the course of human civilization. 

Vanessa Bohns, associate professor in the ILR School, says that corporate executives need to lead by example to counteract harmful workplace norms. Bohns explains, “If the boss responds to work emails at 10 p.m. on a Saturday or never takes a vacation, all the PTO benefits in the world won’t make employees feel comfortable taking advantage of them.” 

“The American ethos ties together self-worth, value, and productivity. There’s an element of that in these videos because they remind us that we can always do better,” says Lee Humphreys, professor of communication. 

“It seems to show a lack of understanding about public behavior with respect to these apps, which is that people are more likely to use them if they think that this pandemic is still going on,” says Sarah Kreps, professor of government.