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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Kate Bronfenbrenner, senior lecturer in the ILR School, says for employers who've never had a contract before, every issue is a fight. “You're having to negotiate every word.”

"When you're presented with information that goes contrary to what you believe, then you actually start thinking more deeply about it in order to counter argue,” says David Pizarro, professor of psychology, who studies how biases affect moral judgment.

Ileen DeVault, professor of labor history, says it's Amazon Labor Union's win that could be the tipping point for organized workers. "I've said over and over again that the real change would come when the first Amazon warehouse unionized.”

Gilmore D. Clarke and Michael Rapuano’s “impact on American space, primarily the New York metro area but by example, cities throughout the United States, was every bit as profound as the impact of Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, if not more so,” says Thomas J. Campanella, professor of city & regional planning who is writing a book about the pair.  

“Their relationship with Russia is defined by mistrust,” says Cristina Florea, assistant professor of history. 

“This conversation is happening all over the country — when one store closes, then all of a sudden people are left again without anything, and that is the problem. We need a full ecosystem within Black communities that’s diverse enough to withstand one store closing,” says Angela Odoms-Young, associate professor of nutritional science.