MEDIA ALERT: Experts available on war in Ukraine

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Carol Anne Barsody, a master’s student in archaeology, is working with electrical and computer engineering student Jack Defay ’22 to create a 3D model of a mummified bird from Cornell’s Anthropology Collections – one of several interdisciplinary collaborations that Barsody has undertaken to research this ancient artifact. Read the article in the Cornell Chronicle.

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“The two countries are trying to signal very clearly that they’re in the pro-democracy camp, and they don’t want to be aligned with countries that are seen as acting in opposition to democracy,” says Sarah Kreps, professor of government and law.

“Right now, we have a relatively good handle on saying when there’s a heatwave, we know how much worse this was compared to a world where we wouldn’t have had any climate change, and things like that,” said Flavio Lehner, assistant professor of earth and atmospheric sciences. 

“Taiwan-based TSMC is the biggest world producer of chips, and China and the rest of the world need TSMC semiconductors. Hence, I don’t expect China to target electronic exports,” said Lourdes Casanova, director of the Emerging Markets Institute and senior lecturer of management. 

Andrea Stevenson Won, an assistant professor and director of the Virtual Embodiment Lab, comments on Meta's purchase of virtual reality company Oculus in 2014. 

“There is no neat, tidy explanation” for the early-pay disparities, said Francine Blau, a Cornell University labor economist.

Research scientist Tommy Urban and a team of archaeologists have discovered 88 fossilized human footprints in Utah, likely dating back 12,000 years.