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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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“China’s growth momentum has taken a sharp hit from the combination of deleveraging, squeeze on property speculation, and energy shortages,” says Eswar Prasad, professor of economics and international trade policy.

“This is one of the hardest problems in machine learning,” says J. Nathan Matias, assistant professor of communication. “It’s also an area that so many companies and policy makers have just decided was going to be the solution—without understanding the problem.” 

“In any media industry, the newest, coolest thing sees the highest uptake among younger generations,” says Brooke Erin Duffy, associate professor of communication. “We’re in a cultural moment where people just seem to be getting tired of the aspirational, performative culture of Instagram.” 

“Workers are right to think the ball is in their court,” says Adam Seth Litwin, associate professor in the ILR School. “They need to take a really big bite of the apple right now, because whatever they get, they’re going to have it in their mouth for a long time.”

“This is something that started a couple of years back,” says Alex Colvin, dean of the ILR School, referring to a slight increase in labor actions. “But this current set of strikes definitely is larger than typical that we've seen over recent decades.” 

“The Supreme Court is complicit in what Texas is doing here by having destabilized the law of abortion,” says Michael Dorf, professor of law.