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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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Britney Schmidt, associate professor (A&S, ENG) is in Antarctica through February 2022 with a small team of researchers to explore the confluence of glaciers, floating ice shelves and ocean using a submarine robot called Icefin – the first mission of its kind. But the whole time, she’ll also be thinking about worlds beyond Earth. The members of her Planetary Habitability and Technology lab, which is transitioning with Schmidt from Georgia Tech to Cornell, are working to better understand how oceans work both on Earth and beyond, and to develop tools for further exploration. Read the article in the Cornell Chronicle.

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“The country as a whole will benefit from not stranding human capital,” says Erica Groshen, senior labor market advisor. 

“Even though the population seems like it’s recovered, some perturbation could come along that could cause eagles to decline again,” says Krysten Schuler, senior author on the study and assistant research professor in public and ecosystem health. 

“In this story, her emphasis on the plight of two girls – Twyla and Roberta – prompts readers to consider their material conditions and the forms of neglect that they have experienced, regardless of who they are, and to recognize, question and challenge such systems,” says Riché Richardson, professor of African American literature. “‘Recitatif’ reminds us of what people share, the common denominators that connect us to others, regardless of our differences.” 

“Models are predicting what’s normal in a world that isn’t normal,” says Erica Groshen, senior labor market advisor. 

The radical changes in our economy that are required for reaching low climate goals have not been achieved,” says Natalie Mahowald, professor in engineering. “Unfortunately, what we are seeing today is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of what we will see unless substantial reductions in emissions are made and quickly.” 

“There are some people at Treasury, all the way to the top, that have a very strong analytical bent and recognize there is something to the notion that the lack of contestability in certain markets has driven up prices, but also think that it’s hard to imagine that’s a significant factor in the current surge,” says Eswar Prasad, professor of economics and international trade policy.