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2015 Youth Development Research Update

Presentation were given on gossip, STEM, children of incarcerated parents, and cohabitation

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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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Student Profile: Patricia Rothenberg

Patti is a BCTR alum who now works for Project Hope. She had worked with CRPSIR with Janis Whitlock.

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Revisiting Urie's role as Head Start turns 50

Bronfenbrenner testified before Congress and met with Lady Bird Johnson about childhood poverty

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CUCE-NYC to expand urban farming in Manhattan

New funding from Manhattan borough president will expand existing programs

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CUCE-NYC’s urban farming efforts on NPR

Land grant schools, like Cornell for New York State, provide support to urban farmers when they need such things as soil tests or information about pest control - support that they can't find elsewhere. A recent article on explains the importance of urban...

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Reshma Saujani

Girls Who Code CEO to deliver 2015 Iscol Lecture

Reshma Saujani, founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, a national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology and prepare young women for jobs of the future, will deliver the 2015 Iscol Lecture on October 7. In her groundbreaking...

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CRPSIR research assistant graduates with honors

Kemar Prussien, who has worked with Janis Whitlock in the Cornell Research Program on Self-Injury and Recovery (CRPSIR) for the last two years, graduated with honors in psychology this year. While her main interest is in sickle cell anemia, seeing Dr. Whitlock speak...

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Affiliate Anthony Burrow talks about purpose on “Through the Wormhole”

Anthony Burrow, assistant professor of human development and BCTR faculty affiliate, studies the role of purpose in the lives of young people and how and to what extent a sense of purpose can promote positive adjustment outcomes. He is a 2012 BCTR...

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US parents continue to use spanking despite the evidence against it

The majority of American parents still use spanking to discipline their children despite overwhelming evidence that it is ineffective and detrimental. In practice, research findings are often no match for cultural norms and closely-held beliefs about the physical punishment of children. Kimberly...

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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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