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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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While many factors have led to Cornell’s success to date in managing the spread of COVID-19 on campus, one unsung aspect has been the university’s commitment to analyze and learn, to pivot and adapt. Senior-level committees – working in close collaboration with the Tompkins County Health Department and Cayuga Medical Center – have met steadily throughout the pandemic to assess Cornell’s COVID-19 plan, and have suggested improvements that have shaped Cornell’s processes. The university will continue to evaluate and modify its approach as needed with agility through the spring semester. Read the article on the Cornell Chronicle

In The News

Professors of government Rachel Beatty Riedl and Kenneth Roberts co-write this opinion piece about how democracies around the world address authoritarian parties in their government.

“Lockouts are an economic weapon employers use to take the initiative in collective bargaining,” says Alex Colvin, dean of the ILR School. “During the pandemic, lockouts pose a greater threat to unions due to the high unemployment rate and greater availability of replacement workers.”

Thomas Urban, visiting scholar in Classics, is lead author on a new study finding the fort where the Tlingits of Southeast Alaska defended their land from the Russians in 1804. Similar coverage can be found in Nature.

A new study by researchers from Cornell finds the depth of Kraken Mare, the largest sea on Saturn’s moon Titan, is at least 1,000 ft deep.

Ian Kysel, visiting assistant clinical professor of law and co-director of the Asylum and Convention Against Torture Appellate Clinic, says, “Going back decades, the U.S. Government has failed to adequately invest in making rights and human dignity the cornerstone of U.S. policy in the region—on migration or otherwise. Human rights are key to addressing the major challenges facing migration.”

Jonathan Burdick, vice provost for enrollment, says the “handwriting was on the wall for both the subject exams and the essay option long before the pandemic struck.”