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Cornell SC Johnson College of Business news, events, and media related to the COVID-19 pandemic

How is COVID-19 affecting businesses, hospitality, the economy, management, finance, policy, and employment practices? What does the future hold? College thought leaders are connecting with faculty across the university to provide guidance and insights during this worldwide crisis.

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Featured Events

Join faculty, alumni, and industry experts online for a series of webinars and panel discussions

Get expert advice and learn how COVID-19 is affecting business, the economy, hospitality, management, supply chain, finance, and more. Registration is open to the public unless otherwise noted.

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Featured faculty:
Heather Kolakowski

Thriving in isolation: Health and human connection

Friday, October 23, 1:00 p.m. EDT
Join this live, interactive panel on utilizing health, hospitality, and design to reframe human connection, share our humanity, and promote inclusion. Academic research and industry practices will be presented to deepen the understanding of diverse employee needs and strategies for boosting our capacities to thrive in isolation.

October 23: Register Now

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Featured faculty:
David Sherwyn

Employee-oriented tech: Relevance, risk, and reward

Tuesday, October 27, 1:00 p.m. EDT
Join us as we discuss the benefits and legal risks of employee-oriented tech within the hospitality industry.

October 27: Register Now

Because business never stops, join us online for more events

Many of our regularly scheduled events—and new events—will be held online, which means these events will now be open to wider audiences and you’ll be able to join us from afar. Below are some upcoming events that feature our faculty and alumni.

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SC Johnson College faculty and programs featured in the media or other Cornell news publications

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Opinion: Let Bezos and Musk make billions. Just force them to share a little with the rest of us.

September 29, 2020

Professor Emeritus Bob Frank argues that increasing the capital gain tax could make money available to help many aspects of our society.

Johnson BusinessFeed

How forcing colleges to go online could change higher education for the better

September 9, 2020

Professor Emeritus Bob Frank explains just how this is a possibility.

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Uptick in COVID-19 cases makes it difficult to bring back jobs. ‘Some people may be put out of the job market for a long time.’

July 30, 2020

Professor Murillo Campello says that the employment disruption created by COVID-19 has necessitated everyone to take a hard look at their skills.

Dyson BusinessFeed

August’s trade gap was the biggest in 14 years. That’s probably good news.

October 6, 2020

Professor Eswar Prasad says rising imports to U.S. shores is a bright spot for the current economic recovery.

Dyson BusinessFeed

Will it work to fine people who refuse to wear a mask?

September 16, 2020

Professor David Just, a behavioral economist, discusses the risks of repercussions on maskless individuals in public.

Dyson BusinessFeed

Economics professor breaks down COVID-19 recession

September 10, 2020

While economic growth is sloping downwards, Associate Professor Steven Kyle says the current state of the economy is not a textbook recession.

SHA BusinessFeed

Hilton, Hyatt and others pull back the curtain on making hygiene more than theater

September 28, 2020

SHA Dean Kate Walsh discusses cleanliness and communication as hotel brands leverage sanitization as a selling point following a harsh travel year.

SHA BusinessFeed

Council Post: Four travel and hospitality trends emerging from the pandemic

September 22, 2020

SHA Dean Kate Walsh says that health safety and cleanliness will be the biggest differentiators in the near future of the hospitality industry.

SHA BusinessFeed

Are cruises to nowhere the way to resume sailing?

September 17, 2020

SHA professor Robert Kwortnik, a cruise expert, says that trips to no where could be a solution for the industry hit hard by COVID-19.

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Daniel Hooker finds a teachable moment in COVID-19

August 14, 2020

Hooker, a veteran food industry executive, will teach a new course this fall covering global supply-chain issues surfaced by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Johnson BusinessFeed

Hiring trends emerge in study into COVID-19 impact on job market

June 24, 2020

Professor Murillo Campello has leveraged big data on job-vacancy postings to reveal several dimensions of the impact of COVID-19 on the U.S. job market.

SC Johnson College BusinessFeed

The Rundown: Highlights from the week of June 1

June 5, 2020

Expert perspectives from Cornell SC Johnson College of Business faculty on COVID-19’s impact on business, hospitality, and the economy.

Dyson BusinessFeed

Measuring the economic and environmental consequences of COVID-19

June 3, 2020

Professor Shanjun Li has been awarded a Cornell Atkinson Rapid Response Fund grant to examine the economic and environmental consequences of COVID-19.

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The Rundown: Highlights from the week of May 25

May 29, 2020

Expert perspectives from Cornell SC Johnson College of Business faculty on COVID-19’s impact on business, hospitality, and the economy.

Dyson BusinessFeed

Just awarded grant for COVID-19 food security research

May 26, 2020

Professor David Just has been awarded a Rapid Response Fund grant from Cornell's Atkinson Center to examine food bank interest and use in the age of COVID-19.