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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: David Sherwyn and Bruce Tracey

19th Annual Labor and Employment Law Roundtable

Wednesday, December 2, 1:00 p.m. EST
Join Cornell School of Hotel Administration faculty as they look ahead to the expected labor policies of the incoming Biden administration and discuss how the change in the White House is likely to affect issues such as workplace safety, labor law reform, and workplace discrimination.

December 2: Register Now

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Harmonic Hospitality: A symposium on the intersections among music, entrepreneurship, and hospitality

Thursday, December 3, 4:30 p.m. EST
Join Cornell School of Hotel Administration faculty as they discuss creativity, disruption, and engagement with artists and industry professionals. They will examine some of the connections among music, entrepreneurship, and hospitality through a series of panel and roundtable discussions.

December 3: Register Now

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Featured faculty:
Lilly Jan

Reopening restaurants after COVID-19: Lessons from Asia

Tuesday, December 8, 9:00 a.m. EST
Join us to hear directly from two Singapore-based restaurateurs as they share their experiences regarding how a food and beverage operation creates a safe, responsible environment for guests and staff that is both sensitive to the ongoing pandemic and economically viable for its stakeholders.

December 8: Register Now

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New York City real estate: Straight talk on the road to recovery

Wednesday, December 9, 11:00 a.m. EST
Join Dean Hallock in welcoming industry experts as they discuss how, and how successfully, New York City’s real estate ecosystem will rebound and what the 21st century’s “new normal” will be.

December 9: 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.

Missed us live? Recorded livestreams are available below.

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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.

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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

The Nasdaq is skyrocketing. That may not be a great sign for the economy

November 4, 2020

Associate Professor Scott Yonker discusses investors sticking with the pandemic winners as uncertainty looms.

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Rooting from home as a model for working from home?

November 3, 2020

Assistant Professor Kevin Kniffin says it’s timely to revisit how employers and employees alike can best adapt to the times.

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Grocery stores are preparing for a second wave of panic buying — you should, too

October 25, 2020

Professor Edward McLaughlin says that stores are better prepared for a second wave of consumer hoarding as preparations for a harsh winter begin.

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Travel is no longer a privilege, but a right

November 2, 2020

Professor Chekitan Dev suggests viewing the COVID crisis as an opportunity will help travel and hospitality learn new ways to survive and thrive.

SHA BusinessFeed

How two restaurants have survived Covid-19. So far.

October 31, 2020

Professor Alex Susskind says fine-dining establishments have had to rethink their entire business during the pandemic.

SHA BusinessFeed

The ugly truth about tipping waitstaff during COVID-19

October 23, 2020

Professor Michael Lynn discusses the trends he's seeing in the data around tipping during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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.

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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.

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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.