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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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NYC approved of a package of bills setting minimum pay and working conditions for delivery workers. Patricia Campos-Medina, executive director of the Worker Institute says that protections are the “floor” of what is necessary to provide “basic rights.”

“In opaque crises like the one now afflicting China’s Evergrande real estate conglomerate, it’s less ‘what you know’ than ‘what you know you don’t know’ that drives financial volatility,” says Robert Hockett, professor of law.  

Nina Bassuk, professor of urban horticulture, explains how climate change can kill trees through a multitude of stressors. 

“The only way these strikes can serve the function of minimizing political risk is if you have good intelligence,” says Sarah Kreps, professor of government. “You might be able to get away with the recklessness of one or two strikes that kill civilians but you get too many of those and you will start to see some blowback.” 

“When I go shopping for an Audi and I can’t afford it, I don’t get to declare an Audi shortage,” says Erica Groshen, senior labor market advisor. “At the wage being offered, businesses still aren’t getting as many applicants for work.” 

Nikole Lewis, assistant professor of astronomy, says, “A lot of those iconic Hubble images are because you are seeing dust scatter light all over the place, which is beautiful. But it makes it really hard to study the stuff that is inside.” The new James Webb telescope will be able to peer through dust that can obscure stars.