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BCTR speakers at Human Ecology reunion

Karl Pillemer and Janis Whitlock will both speak at College of Human Ecology Reunion events on Friday, June 8. Karl will be a panelist on the Class of 1962 50th Reunion Symposium "Shall We Meet Again At 100? Suggestions for a Long Life" from 10:00-11:00am in the Statler Hotel Ballroom. Janis will deliver a talk, "Building Young Adult Resilience and Wellbeing in University Settings: intervention and...

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PROSPER Partnership Network training at the BCTR

The Unit 1 Training for the PROSPER (PROmoting School-community-university Partnerships to Enhance Resilience) Partnership Model was held at the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research (BCTR) on May 16 & 17, 2012. PROSPER works through the Cooperative Extension system to implement and sustain high-quality evidence-based programming designed to prevent risky behaviors in youth, promote...

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2012 RCCP Conference connects international attendees around improving child and family care

The Third International Conference of the Residential Child Care Project, In the Best Interests of the Child: Caring for Them—Caring for Us, was held May 9-11, 2012 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Three hundred people attended from the U.S. (27 states), Canada (6 provinces), England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales, Ireland, Bermuda, Australia (5 states/territories), and South Africa. The conference...

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Rebecca Morgan receives research stipend to work with CRPSIB this summer

Rebecca Morgan (HD, '13) is a recipient of a 2012 Summer Undergraduate Stipend, awarded by the College of Human Ecology. Rebecca's project is The development of a recovery model for non-suicidal self-injury: Benchmarks, processes, and factors that influence the recovery trajectory. She will work with Dr. Janis Whitlock, director of the Cornell Research Program on Self-Injurious Behavior (CRPSIB), for...

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New Book: “Research for the Public Good”

Co-edited by Elaine Wethington and Rachel Dunifon, Research for the Public Good: Applying the Methods of Translational Research to Improve Human Health and Well-Being (American Psychological Association Books), is the second volume to be published from the Biennial Urie Bronfenbrenner Conference series.  The book represents work presented at the 2009 Bronfenbrenner Conference, Improving the State...

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New BCTR project on translational research on palliative care

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A $200,000 gift from the Lawrence and Rebecca Stern Family Foundation to College of Human Ecology researchers will support a new BCTR project on translational research on palliative care. The project, which began March 1, 2012,  consists of research and policy analysis on optimal and cost-effective palliative care models, led by gerontologist Karl Pillemer, the Hazel E. Reed Professor in the Department...

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First BCTR Student Showcase draws faculty, staff, and students

On May 7, 2012 the Bronfenbrenner Center held the first annual BCTR Student Showcase in Beebe Hall. The event featured posters and presentations by students who have been working with BCTR projects this academic year. Nine students presented on diverse topics from various BCTR projects (see full presentation list below). The showcase was attended by 38 in all, including faculty, staff from the center...

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4-H Career Explorations will bring youth to Cornell campus, June 26-28

During the three-day 4-H Career Explorations events, New York youth grades 8-12 explore academic fields and career possibilities through hands-on experiences on Cornell campus. Over 500 students and their adult chaperones (some of them 4-H Educators) will participate. The event is made up of two grade specific tracts: University U (for those entering 8th & 9th grade). Participants will be introduced...

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Video online of John Eckenrode’s presentation at the Picower Symposium

Video is now online of BCTR director John Eckenrode's presentation, Preventing Early Adversity and Improving the Life Chances of Socially Disadvantaged Children and Families, at the Spring 2012 Picower Symposium, sponsored by The Picower Institute for Learning and Memory at MIT. View video here. Preventing Early Adversity and Improving the Life Chances of Socially Disadvantaged Children and Families As...

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2012 Doris Lecture video now online

Video of the 2012 John Doris Memorial Lecture, What the U.S. Can Learn from Britain's War on Poverty, delivered by Jane Waldfogel is now available. The lecture was held on Monday, March 26, 2012 in 102 Mann Library, Cornell University campus.  The video is also archived in the Media Library. Save

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