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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, 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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Lawrence Glickman, a historian at Cornell University, says the simultaneous public health disaster and economic meltdown may lead us to rethink the country’s values. However, “given ...how rare it is for fundamental transformations to happen, my money would be on this pandemic not fundamentally altering our basic structures of society.” Glickman is the Stephen and Evalyn Milman Professor of American Studies in the Department of History, College of Arts and Sciences. He teaches political, cultural and intellectual history.

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“Despite the objective evidence of women's intellectual and professional accomplishments, it seems that their ability to make intellectual contributions is still not seen as being on par with men's,” says assistant professor of human development Lin Bian.

“It doesn’t seem that there was a huge amount of transmission in the country in January and February,” says Isaac Weisfuse, adjunct professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine. “It shows how quickly the virus can spread in a completely susceptible population. It’s quite striking that we went from zero to 100 miles an hour.”

“If you want to keep temperatures low, we need to act quickly. The emission cuts required are really quite dramatic, as they say here,” says Natalie Mahowald, professor of earth and atmospheric sciences.

“I'm not a privacy absolutist,” says Ifeoma Ajunwa, assistant employment law professor. “But we shouldn't allow pandemics to become pretexts.”

Linda Shi, assistant professor of city and regional planning, says increasingly destructive weather in addition to the risk of flooding could cause property value loss with each extreme weather event.

“Hong Kong and sanctions, the trade war, Xinjiang, and even Taiwan, are of little consequence to this president. Viewed from this light, these sanctions are probably best seen as yet another example of the president trying to have his cake and eat it too,” says Allen Carlson, associate professor of government.