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The Obama Evidence-Based Revolution:
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Celebrating the contributions of Hamilton and McPheron as they retire

Stephen Hamilton and Marylu McPheron each left the BCTR this summer

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Iscol Family Program for Leadership Development in Public Service 2015 Lecture

Wednesday, October 7 at 7:30pm in the Alice Statler Auditorium

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Student Profile: Melis Schildkraut

Melis is a psychology major who has worked with the CRPSIR

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4-H'ers hit campus for Career Explorations

Youth from across the state explored areas of study at Cornell

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Karl Pillemer on Fox & Friends

BCTR director discusses findings that marriage is good for your health - especially if you're a man

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The Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research expands, strengthens, and speeds the connections between research, policy, and practice to enhance human development and well-being.

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Elaine Wethington named a BCTR Associate Director

The midlife crisis myth

Do a significant number of people experience stress about aging in midlife, leading to sudden life changes and sports car purchases? They do not, according to a new study. A recent post on explains that there is no evidence that people experience greater...

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Schools learning to address rising student self-injury

"Schools around the country have begun offering new classes and mental-health programs to help stem a sharp rise in the number of adolescents found to be engaging in self injury, especially cutting," begins a recent Wall Street Journal article. The piece goes on to...

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Fall 2015 Talks at Twelve

The center is pleased to announce the fall speakers in our Talks at Twelve series. Talks at Twelve are held in the Beebe Hall second floor conference room and lunch is served. These talks are free and open to all. No RSVP or registration...

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Two in five African-American women know a prisoner

Recent research findings, co-authored by BCTR affiliate and fellow Christopher Wildeman (Policy Analysis & Management), show that on average African-American adults, and women in particular, are more likely to be acquainted with someone who is incarcerated  than whites. Forty-four percent of black...

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New systematic translational review on improving young children’s reading skills

A new systematic translational review (STR) from the BCTR Research Synthesis Project examined whether there are brief, low-cost, home-based parenting interventions that improve pre-reading skills for children ages 2–5. The review of existing research on this subject found that there is an...

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Linking research to the practice of youth development

A special issue of the journal Applied Developmental Science explores the application of a truly translational research process to "youth development." The issue is edited by Stephen Hamilton, BCTR associate director for youth development. From the abstract for the issue:

The articles in this...

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Talks at Twelve: Barbara Ganzel

Trauma-informed Hospice and Palliative Care: Unique Vulnerabilities Call for Unique Strategies



2015 Bronfenbrenner Lecture: Ron Haskins

The Obama Evidence-Based Revolution: Will It Last?



2015 Iscol Lecture: Reshma Saujani

Workforce of the Future


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Research In Translation


ACT focus group studies connect policy makers with youth voices

Since its inception in 2000, the ACT for Youth Center of Excellence (COE) has sought to enhance efforts...

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