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MEDIA ALERT: Experts available on coronavirus

Cornell faculty members can speak about coronavirus from a variety of perspectives: the science and health implications of the disease, its impact on the global economy, the science of vaccines and impact on healthcare systems, labor and specialized industries, effects on countries around the world and the broader impact the crisis is having on our daily lives.

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Cindy Hsin-Liu Kao, assistant professor of design and environmental analysis in the College of Human Ecology, uses textile techniques from knitting and weaving to make on-skin devices that also serve as high-tech forms of expression. Graduate students Kunpeng Huang ’21 and Heather Jin-Hee Kim are first authors on award-winning papers describing the research.Read the article in the Cornell Chronicle.

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“People feel like they contributed a lot during the depths of the pandemic and now they’re looking for some of the returns when the economy’s doing better and companies are doing better – profits are up, stock prices are up,” says Alex Colvin, dean of the ILR School. “We’re seeing similar effects going on with quit rates going up, people more willing to leave their jobs now and look for something better.” 

“There’s another opportunity that supports both reducing greenhouse gas emissions and using fuels while also benefiting agriculture,” says Todd Schmit, associate professor of applied economics and policy. 

Joseph Margulies, professor of practice in law and government, discusses citizen arrest laws. 

“It’s hard to imagine how this jeopardizes national security,” says Doug Kriner, professor of government, about releasing documents from the Trump administration. “It doesn’t involve a current ongoing administration that might be harmed in any way, and it doesn’t even involve the right to frank and open conversation between the president and other advisers within the administration.”

“China’s growth momentum has taken a sharp hit from the combination of deleveraging, squeeze on property speculation, and energy shortages,” says Eswar Prasad, professor of economics and international trade policy.

“This is one of the hardest problems in machine learning,” says J. Nathan Matias, assistant professor of communication. “It’s also an area that so many companies and policy makers have just decided was going to be the solution—without understanding the problem.”