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A nuclear energy tipping point? Experts weigh in.
December 2, 2021
Mary Nichols, a senior visiting fellow at the Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability and a former chair of the California Air and Resources Board, and Mark Lynas, a visiting fellow at the Cornell Alliance for Science and author of “Nuclear 2.0: Why a Green Future Needs Nuclear Power,” comment on the future of nuclear energy in California and beyond.
Energy, Environment & Sustainability
MLB negotiations will proceed amid lockout theatrics
December 2, 2021
For the first time in more than 25 years, Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association are in a lockout after the two sides were unable to agree upon a new collective bargaining agreement. Michael Huyghue says while the situation appears dramatic, both sides are simply exercising their collectively bargained leverage. 
Law School
Labor Relations & Human Resources
Low vaccination rates could lead to additional COVID-19 variants
November 30, 2021
Omicron, a new coronavirus strain designated as a variant of concern by the World Health Organization, has been confirmed on five continents while global health experts anticipate further spread.
Mississippi abortion case 'not a nailbiter'
November 30, 2021
Sherry Colb, professor of law, notes that the arguments in a Supreme Court abortion case centered on Mississippi are unlikely to be surprising. 
Law and Policy
Omicron variant may delay return to in-person work
November 29, 2021
Bradford S. Bell, professor in strategic human resources and director of ILR’s Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies, says employers may walk back plans for workers to return to the office as concern over the omicron variant grows.
Economics and Business
As banks waver on climate plans, EU and ECB devise plan to keep them liable
November 23, 2021
Andrew Karolyi, dean of the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business and a scholar specializing in international financial markets, comments on a warning from the European Central Bank that most of the lenders it oversees have not produced strategies to respond to climate change.
Energy, Environment & Sustainability
Declining birth rate reflects difficulty of combining parenting and child rearing
November 22, 2021
Sociologist Vida Maralani says fertility can also recover as life returns to more normal.
Social & Behavioral Sciences
House social spending bill’s immigration provisions ‘historic’
November 22, 2021
The House of Representatives passed a $1.9 trillion social spending bill on November 19th. 
Law and Policy
Public Engagement
Migration treaty violations, trade central to U.S.-Mexico-Canada summit
November 18, 2021
Gustavo Flores-Macías, Ian Kysel and Shannon Gleeson comment on the first U.S.-Canada-Mexico summit held in five years at the White House this week, which will focus on migration, trade and labor. 
Law and Policy
Exclusive items, inclusive toys top finds of holiday shopping
November 18, 2021
The following experts are available to discuss holiday shopping.
Social & Behavioral Sciences
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