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New USDA-funded nutrition center with BCTR ties

The BCTR's Jennifer Tiffany and Debbie Sellers to play key roles in the new center

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The Legacy of Urie Bronfenbrenner

A panel of human development faculty discuss his impact

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Student Profile: Brian Cash

Brian is an HD doctoral student working with the Residential Child Care Project

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Center fall event videos now online

View the Bronfenbrenner Lecture, Iscol Lecture, and Legacy of Urie Bronfenbrenner panel

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Parent educators and researchers discuss recent findings at in-service event

Topics include adolescent anger and child feeding practices among low-income mothers


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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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Roundtable addresses women veterans’ particular challenges

Brian Leidy, director of the BCTR’s Military Projects, participated in a panel at a recent roundtable discussion at Cornell on the issues women veterans face. These issues include invisibility, devaluation, work/family balance issues, the lack of jobs in a recession, and...

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CCE Summer Interns present their research findings

This year's Cornell Cooperative Extension Summer Interns presented on their summer research on October 7th. Included in the group were four students who worked with BCTR researchers (listed below). This year each student gave a condensed one-minute presentation on their work. Presentations were followed...

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ACT for Youth at American Evaluation Association conference

This October, staff from the ACT for Youth Center of Excellence participated in the annual conference for the American Evaluation Association held in Denver, CO. For the conference, Jane Powers, Mandy Purington, and Mary Maley...

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Chen paper wins award from UMass Gerontology Department

Emily Chen (Ph.D. in Human Development, '14), former BCTR graduate research assistant and TRIPLL affiliate and mentee, received a Francis G. Caro Student Paper Award at the University of Massachusetts. Her paper, Social Diffusion of Advance Care Planning among Related Older Adults, was...

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Loeckenhoff reaps early career award in gerontology

Corinna Loeckenhoff, director of the BCTR's Gerontology Minor and center faculty affiliate, has been recognized by the Gerontological Society of America with the 2014 Margret M. and Paul B. Baltes Foundation Award in Behavioral and Social Gerontology. Loeckenhoff is an...

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Children of the Prison Boom: Mass Incarceration and the Future of American Inequality



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Promoting Sexual Health Including HIV and AIDS Education in School-based Programs though Community Partnerships


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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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