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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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Cornell's College of Human Ecology is celebrating the completion of PolyForm, a 34-foot-wide, walk-through installation designed by Jenny Sabin, professor of architecture in the College of Architecture, Art and Planning, as a centerpiece of the newly renovated Martha Van Rensselaer Hall. The sculpture embodies CHE's mission of interconnectedness with humans at the center. Read the article in the Cornell Chronicle.

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Aiyana Green, a Cornell policy analysis and management major in the College of Human Ecology, and Steven Strogatz, professor of mathematics, write this essay about how relating big numbers to something more familiar helps people understand them better. 

“Once you politicize the electoral machinery and [people] no longer have confidence in it being nonpartisan, then it becomes impossible to have elections,” says Kenneth Roberts, professor of government.

“Coworkers who eat together tend to perform at a higher level than their peers, yet cafeterias are often undervalued by companies,” says Kevin Kniffin, assistant professor of management.

“The dilemma society faces is: do we really want a central bank to know all about our financial lives?” says Eswar Prasad, professor of economics and trade policy.  

Karl Pillemer, professor of human development, says, “People who go through adversity, especially in later life, develop wisdom, ability to regulate their emotions, resilience. It is remarkable how resilient people are.”

“We’re in a sort of golden age for bird research,” says Adriaan Dokter, research associate in the Lab of Ornithology. Ken Rosenberg, senior research associate in the Lab of Ornithology, says, “It’s astounding how little we know about some of the most common songbirds.”