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Debbie Sellers joins the BCTR as Director of Research and Evaluation

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The BCTR is very happy to welcome Debbie Sellers as the center’s new Director of Research and Evaluation. Debbie received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in 1992 and an M.S. in Biostatistics from the Harvard School of Public Health in 1993. Formerly, Debbie was Director of Research and Development for the Center for Applied Ethics, Division of Health and Human...

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CCE group travels to Nicaragua

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September 7-16, 2012, Nancy Schaff (4-H State STEM Program Specialist) traveled to Nicaragua with eight Cooperative Extension colleagues for a cross-cultural exchange experience and fact-finding trip. Eight of the group were Cornell Cooperative Extension professionals (CCE Director, Distance Learning Coordinator, three 4-H Youth Development professionals, and two representing community development...

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Hamilton to lead Career and Technical Education project for NY State Dept. of Education

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Steve Hamilton will direct a project for the New York State Education Department that will identify tests of high school students' achievement in Career and Technical Education that are sufficiently rigorous to be used in place of a required Regents' examination. The goal is to recognize the academic content in demanding Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs and provide a pathway to college...

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4-H to work with Lab of Ornithology on citizen science projects

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Students participating in the BirdSleuth program Nancy Schaff (4-H State STEM* Program Specialist) will be serving as a co-investigator on a Cornell Lab of Ornithology (CLO) project funded by the Noyce Foundation. Noyce has provided significant funding at the national level for 4-H Science. The initial one-year CLO/4-H project will study the pilot implementation of CLO and other citizen science projects...

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Video from the 2012 Iscol Lecture now online

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Nadim Mahmud, Josh Nesbit, Jill Iscol, and Ken IscolOn October 1, Nadim Mahmud & Josh Nesbit of Medic Mobile delivered the 2012 The Iscol Family Program for Leadership Development in Public Service Lecture, From Ideas to Action: Technology and Global Health. Medic Mobile uses cell phones to disseminate medical information to remote populations without access to medical care, including parts of...

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NY events for 4-H National Youth Science Day draw students and media attention

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Eco-Bot Challenge in Johnson City October 10, 2012, millions of young people across the nation became scientists for the day during the fifth annual 4-H National Youth Science Day (NYSD). NYSD brought together youth, volunteers, and educators from the nation's 111 land-grant colleges and universities to simultaneously complete the National Science Experiment. This year's experiment, the 4-H Eco-Bot...

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2012 CCE Student Poster Event showcases summer research projects

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Helene Dillard making remarks at the poster event September 24, 2012, Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) hosted their annual student poster event. The fourth annual gathering showcased the work of the CCE Summer Interns. Attendees included Deans Alan Mathios of the College of Human Ecology (CHE) and Kathryn Boor of the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences (CALS), many CCE association executive...

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Martha Holden visits Australia to present and advise on the CARE model

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During the month of August, Martha Holden (Director, Residential Child Care Project) visited Australia to attend The Association of Children's Welfare Agencies (ACWA) conference and meet with local residential services personnel and a university's child protection research center. The ACWA conference was held August 20-22 in Sydney. Holden co-presented a workshop, CARE: Creating Conditions for Change...

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Military Projects renewed to evaluate U.S. Army’s Family Programs

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The Military Projects within the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research was recently awarded $267,372 by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, United States Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Defense under Agreement No. 2011-48746-31000 to conduct program evaluation and needs assessment for Family Programs in the United States Army. This is a renewal of work begun...

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Chats in the Stacks with TR book co-editors Wethington & Dunifon

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Wethington and Dunifon BCTR's Elaine Wethington and Rachel Dunifon will be speaking in Mann Library's "Chats in the Stacks" series about their book Research for the Public Good: Applying the Methods of Translational Research to Improve Human Health and Well-Being (Bronfenbrenner Series on the Ecology of Human Development, American Psychological Association. The talk will be held at 4pm on Thursday,...

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