Professor John Hopcroft, computer science.

How an Electrical Engineer Molded Computer Science At Cornell and Beyond

After a 53-year long career at Cornell spent shaping the field of computer science and its disciples, Prof. John Hopcroft delivered his final lecture to an empty lecture hall on April 29. It was not how he envisioned his last hurrah. “It’s fundamentally different to teach a hundred students when they’re physically there and you can interact with them, and when you’re giving a lecture to an empty hall and simply being videotaped,” Hopcroft said in an interview with The Sun. Hopcroft’s illustrious reign over computer science research and education began with his own teachers, who showed him what it meant to be a good educator. “[Throughout my education] there were a number of faculty who really cared about my learning, and my being successful,” Hopcroft said.

Since the closing of their lab facilities, researchers across campus have had to shift their focuses and procedures.

Child Psychology Research In an Age of Social Distancing

For scientists at the Cornell Early Childhood Cognition Lab — which studies how children learn through their experiences — social distancing meant shifting studies and data collection online through emailing participants and developing game apps to observe child behavior.

Despite quickly gaining a sinister reputation as "murder hornets," Asian giant hornets, spotted for the first time ever in North America last year, likely pose a much greater risk to the health of bees than humans.

‘Murder Hornets’ Bigger Threat to Bees Than to Humans, Experts Say

For the past few weeks, the phrase “murder hornet” has made frequent appearances in media outlets — producing chilling claims that a dangerous human-killer threatens to invade North America. But despite the buzz, these hornets — technically called Asian giant hornets — are much more of a threat to honey bee populations than they are to people.

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York on March 31, 2020.

Race as a Social Determinant of Health: Why Black Populations Are Disproportionately Affected by COVID-19

As COVID-19 continues to claim over one-thousand American lives a day, Black people have been up to twice as likely as the general population to die from the disease. The reasons for the striking racial disparity are complex, but often stem from social inequities that can create an elevated risk for contracting or dying from coronavirus, researchers say.

Cornellians and the greater Ithaca community joined the nation in protest against racist police brutality in a march from Ho Plaza to the Ithaca Police Office on Wednesday, June 2.

An Emergency Department Doctor’s Tips for Protesting During a Pandemic

To ensure everyone is as safe as possible at protests, individuals can take multiple measures to protect themselves and other protesters. The key to safely demonstrating is wearing appropriate clothing and protective equipment, and removing oneself from dangerous circumstances when necessary, according to Prof. Radhika Sundararajan, emergency medicine.