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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 is pioneering an innovative approach for the wireless charging of electric vehicles, forklifts and other mobile machines, while they remain in motion. Read the article in the Cornell Chronicle.

In The News

In this opinion piece, CALS Dean Benjamin Houlton and research associate Garrett Boudinot argue that the Biden administration should establish a 10-year financial incentive for the adoption of carbon farming practices. 

“The Communist Party can’t acknowledge that the reason it’s doing something is because there has been a demand from below. It always has to appear as if they are being benevolent,” says Eli Friedman, associate professor in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations. 

“The trends are all going down because vaccines are making a big difference,” says medical epidemiologist Isaac Weisfuse.

“It’s very hard to reduce wages once you’ve started paying someone at a certain level,” says Linda Barrington, executive director of the Institute for Compensation Studies.

Louis Aronne, professor of metabolic research at Weill Cornell Medical College, says only with long-term use can researchers learn if new drugs control the medical consequences of obesity. 

“A future probe could be designed to detect this signal extremely well, suggesting that a future interstellar mission would be able to continuously measure the density of space to even higher precision than Voyager 1,” says Stella Ocker, an astronomy doctoral student.