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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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Already famous for its uncanny ability to imitate other birds and mechanical devices, Australia’s Superb Lyrebird can also imitate the panicked alarm calls of a mixed-species flock of birds while males are courting or even mating, a team including Anastasia Dalziell, a Cornell Lab of Ornithology associate and recent Lab Rose Postdoctoral Fellow, now at the University of Wollongong, Australia. Read the article on the Cornell Chronicle

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Greg Morrisett, dean and vice provost of Cornell Tech, calls on cities to implement some best practices, and notes that “A little bit of education goes a long way in terms of training employees, and hiring a firm to come in and probe for weakness and look for problems is another good best practice.” 

“For a long time, economists have argued that workers are less likely to go on strike and push for things like unions in bad economic times,” says Ileen DeVault, professor of labor history at the ILR School. “Employers could fire you and replace you with another worker. Workers had more power when unemployment rates are low.” 

“He tried to delay them as much as possible,” says Jens David Ohlin, professor and interim dean at the Law School, referring to the Trump cases in general. “But now that he’s out of office, he no longer has a (path to delay). Now, he’s just like anyone else.” 

Lourdes Casanova, director of the Emerging Markets Institute, says, “Some interpret low numbers in the Chinese economy without taking into account that China is behaving more and more like a developed country... [It is] not yet at the same level in GDP per capita as the U.S. and Europe because of the size of the population, but other indicators are already similar.”   

Frank Lomax, lecturer in industrial process and product design, says that it will likely take new regulation to get oil and gas companies to invest in protecting their assets from extreme weather.  

This article about family estrangement references a survey conducted by the Cornell Family Reconciliation Project. More than a quarter of adults responding to the survey said that they were estranged from a family member. Karl Pillemer, professor of human development who led the study, discusses what causes estrangement in families.