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A Panel Discussion on the impact of his work

With Stephen Ceci, Gary Evans, Richard Sternberg, and Elaine Wethington and moderated by Stephen Hamilton

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"Making Human Beings Human:”

Urie Bronfenbrenner’s Vision for Understanding and Enhancing Positive Human Development

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Student Profile: Sherry Zhang

Sherry works with both Jennifer Tiffany and Janis Whitlock

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From robotics to fiber science at 4-H's Career Explorations

Recycling old clothes into new in Fiber Science and Apparel Design (pictured)

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RNI workshop connects extension educators with Cornell faculty

Marianella Casasola (pictured) and other faculty and staff presented at the event

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The mission of the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research is to expand, strengthen, and speed the connections between cutting-edge research and the design, evaluation, and implementation of policies and practices that enhance human development, health, and well being.

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ACT Youth Network presents to New York State agencies

Since 1998, the New York State Youth Development Team (YD Team), a public-private partnership of 30 leading statewide agencies and youth-serving organizations, has been dedicated to promoting the health and well being of adolescents in our state. The YD Team has provided leadership that...

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ACT teams with communities to better support young parents

This July Pathways to Success community teams from Buffalo, the Bronx, and Rochester met for the first time on campus. They reviewed the results from needs and resources assessments of services and support available for young parents in their respective cities. Funded by the...

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Research Synthesis Project releases first sytematic translational reviews

The BCTR Research Synthesis Project released its first two systematic translational reviews (STRs) this spring. The first identified validated measures of youth nutrition program outcomes, and the second examined the concept of “engagement” in university-community partnerships. These two STRs are the result of...

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ACT for Youth introduces PhotoVoice to Career Explorations participants

As part of the 4-H Career Explorations program, the ACT for Youth Center of Excellence hosted a three-day “Focus for Teens” workshop to introduce youth to a qualitative, participatory action research method called PhotoVoice. Thirteen youth participants explored the question, “How...

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2014 CCE summer interns begin work with BCTR researchers

Each year the Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Summer Internship Program connects undergraduates with faculty research projects, helping Cornell fulfill its land grant mission by engaging students in outreach. From research to education and program development, interns are involved in a wide spectrum...

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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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