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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, 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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First-year Cornell veterinary student Sean Bellefeuille runs a business that prints 3-D anatomical models for surgeons and students. Dr. Jorge Colon, a senior lecturer at the Center for Veterinary Business and Entrepreneurship, describes the technology as "a game-changer" for surgeons in the operating room.

In The News

President Martha Pollack and Provost Michael Kotlikoff co-write this opinion piece about the measures Cornell has taken to keep its students, faculty, staff and community safe while holding a hybrid of in-person and online classes. Their piece highlights Cornell’s robust testing program and notes that Cornell’s leadership meets daily to evaluate its programs.

Lisa Kaltenegger, director of the Carl Sagan Institute, says, “For the first time, we’ll be able to collect enough light,” with the next generation of telescopes.

Sasa Zivkovic, assistant professor of architecture, says the cabin he created with Leslie Lok, assistant professor of architecture, is “proof of a concept,” as it shows an example of real-world construction using mass customization and alternative building materials.

“[It’s possible] they just threw [Hankinson] under the bus in order to keep Louisville from completely erupting,” says Joe Margulies, professor of law.

Stephen Yale-Loehr, professor of immigration law practice, says, “Over all, the proposed rule sends a chilling message to prospective international students and makes the United States seem more unwelcoming – and this is in line with other things that the administration has done in other areas of immigration.”

“The toughest question is, what can senators ask about? Because the line between legitimate probing of a potential justice’s willingness to adhere to the law, on the one hand, and on the other hand, expressions of religious prejudice – it’s just hard to draw that line,” says Nelson Tebbe, professor of law.