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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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“The Supreme Court went out on a limb and created a broad rule in context of farm labor,” says Beth Lyon, clinical professor of law and founding director of the Farmworker Legal Assistance Clinic. “It will be interesting to see how it plays out in other industries.” 

Lisa Kaltenegger, director of the Carl Sagan Institute, is lead author of a new study finding that there are 1,715 stars that have had an unobstructed view of Earth over the course of human civilization. 

Vanessa Bohns, associate professor in the ILR School, says that corporate executives need to lead by example to counteract harmful workplace norms. Bohns explains, “If the boss responds to work emails at 10 p.m. on a Saturday or never takes a vacation, all the PTO benefits in the world won’t make employees feel comfortable taking advantage of them.” 

“The American ethos ties together self-worth, value, and productivity. There’s an element of that in these videos because they remind us that we can always do better,” says Lee Humphreys, professor of communication. 

“It seems to show a lack of understanding about public behavior with respect to these apps, which is that people are more likely to use them if they think that this pandemic is still going on,” says Sarah Kreps, professor of government. 

“The pandemic has brought to the fore a lot of inequality issues that existed before, but now amplify them,” says Vicki Bogan, associate professor of applied economics and management.