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BCTR at “The Future of Action and Engaged Research” CU search conference

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Small group discussion at the conference On September 8 and 9, BCTR's Elaine Wethington and Jennifer Tiffany participated in a search conference on engaged learning and action research at Cornell that brought together over thirty faculty and staff from across the university. Davydd Greenwood (Anthropology) and Richard Feldman (Language Resource Center) facilitated the two-day collaborative reflection,...

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Schaff to join CCE fact-finding trip to Nicaragua

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Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) and Epsilon Sigma Phi are organizing a learning and fact-finding cross-cultural trip to Nicaragua Setptember 7-16, 2012. The trip offers an opportunity for extension professionals from New York, along with a colleague from Montana, to visit several cooperatives, explore small scale development opportunities, and engage with colleagues from the National Autonomous...

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Whitlock quoted in Maclean’s article on depression and suicide in college student populations

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The September 10th issue of Maclean's Magazine (Canada) features a cover story on depression and suicide in college students. Janis Whitlock, Ph.D., director of the Cornell Research Program on Self-Injurious Behavior, is quoted twice in the article, which suggests that a variety of stresses are causing an increase in depression in college students. The stress of it all is a huge burden to bear. In...

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Community input in the formation of Rachel Dunifon’s Role of Grandparents study

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Rachel Dunifon’s research program, The Role of Grandparents in the Lives of Adolescent Grandchildren, would not have come about if it weren’t for the Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Educators with whom she works in her parenting program. They are the ones who made Dr. Dunifon aware of the prevalence of grandparent-headed households, who told compelling stories about the families in their communities...

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NY 4-H and UnitedHealthcare launch Eat4-Health program at the State Fair

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New York 4-H and UnitedHealthcare will kick off their new Eat4-Health partnership to promote healthy living on Wednesday, August 29th at the State Fair. 4-H youth will join UnitedHealthcare’s mascot Dr. Health E. Hound, community leaders, and fair attendees for fun group activities and exercises designed to promote health. Former USDA Secretary Ann Veneman will also be in attendance. The event and...

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Iscol Scholars hold health fair in Brooklyn

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Aaron Oswald (A&S), Said Israilov (CHE), Juhi Purswani(CHE), Diana Cheung (CHE), Luz Aceves (CHE-HD ‘12) Saturday, July 28 the Iscol summer Scholars who are in the Cornell Urban Semester Summer in NYC held a health fair at Nuestros Ninos in Brooklyn as part of their public service mission. The fair included (among other things) opportunities for exercise and healthy snacks for kids and parents,...

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Wethington quoted in NY Times article about social isolation in seniors

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Elaine Wethington, BCTR associate director and professor of human development and of sociology, is quoted about social isolation in seniors for an article about a tight-knit group of seniors living in Washington Heights in a recent article in the New York Times. Wethington discusses the way seniors can find themselves alone as family and friends die and that those who are not already connected to a...

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NY team earns third place at National 4-H Forestry Invitational

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New York placed third among 15 state teams that competed in the 33rd annual National 4-H Forestry Invitational from Sunday, July 22, through Thursday, July 26. Teams from Tennessee and Alabama placed first and second, respectively. The invitational was held at West Virginia University Jackson’s Mill State 4-H Camp and Conference Center near Weston, West Virginia. The event was sponsored by Farm Credit...

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First BCTR Graduate Research Assistant awards announced

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The BCTR received applications from CHE graduate students for the 2012-2013 Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) awards. The selection was based on the fit of the students' backgrounds, skills, and career goals in relation to the mission of the BCTR and the focus and needs of its current projects.The first annual awards have been granted to: Sarah Luna, Division of Nutritional Sciences Sarah Moore, Human...

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Complementary Strengths findings presented at World AIDS Conference

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Jennifer Tiffany presented results from the Complementary Strengths Research Partnership at the 19th World AIDS Conference in Washington, DC, on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 as part of a panel on Young People, HIV, and Sexual and Reproductive Health Services. The paper, co-authored with John Eckenrode, Deinera Exner-Cortens, and Sara Birnel-Henderson and titled Active Program Participation and HIV Risk...

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