In the News

Nicholas Mulder, assistant professor of history, discusses the difficulties of implementing successful sanctions on a country with a large economy, like Russia. 

Tasha Lewis, associate professor in the department of human centered design, says “brands create blends [of fibers] to achieve a certain type of garment, but are not thinking about end of life of that garment.”

According to a new “Labor Action Tracker” report out of the ILR School, 140,000 workers went on strike in 2021.

This piece on the growing number of deconstruction policies in cities across the U.S. mentions the work of Felix Heisel, assistant professor of architecture and director of the Circular Construction Lab at Cornell. Heisel and his team are deconstructing a 110-year-old home to see whether the local economy can handle a deconstruction ordinance. 

“High-quality data clearly shows infection decreases when workers have access to sick leave,” says Nicolas Ziebarth, associate professor of policy analysis and management. “It prevents contagious workers from coming to work.” 

A highly pathogenic avian influenza has been detected in a non-commercial flock of birds on Long Island. Samples from the flock were tested at the Cornell University Animal Health Diagnostic Center. 

Glenn Altschuler, professor of American studies, writes this opinion piece about bills introduced in the Florida Senate and Assembly prohibiting instruction in K-12 public schools and employment training programs that could make people “feel discomfort, guilt, anguish, or any other form of psychological distress” for “historical injustices because of their race, color, sex, or national origin.” 

Miguel Gómez, professor of applied economics and policy, says that he anticipates there will be a spike in avocado prices in 7-10 days. Desirée LeClercq, assistant professor in the ILR School, says, “I think that consumers are becoming more educated on how these products are made. But whether or not that’s going to trickle into consumer behavior, I think has yet to be seen.”

Jesse LeCavalier, associate professor of architecture, discusses the inventory and logistics strategy of Walmart.

“Online harassment is a problem for everybody, but I think it’s especially problematic for kids,” says Natalie Bazarova, associate professor of communication. 

“High tech is the new high touch,” says Chekitan Dev, the Singapore Tourism Distinguished Professor with the Nolan School. 

Eswar Prasad, professor of economics, writes this opinion piece about digital currencies calling for better cross-border regulation and supervision.