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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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Student Profile: Olivia Eilers

Olivia worked with ACT for Youth on survey output and data evaluation.

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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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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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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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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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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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