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BCTR in the Fall 2013 issue of Human Ecology Magazine

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The cover of this fall's issue of Human Ecology Magazine features 4-H's efforts to promote STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education. The college is host to various STEM outreach programs, many specifically for girls. New York State 4-H Leader, Valerie Adams-Bass is quoted, This generation uses technology every day with cellphones and computers, and it's very intuitive for them, but...

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Palliative Care symposium at Gerontological Society of America meeting

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Pillemer, Riffin, and Chen Cary Reid, Catherine Riffin, Cara Kenien (TRIPLL associate director), Karl Pillemer, and Emily Chen of the Stern Foundation-funded Palliative Care Project organized a 90-minute symposium at the Gerontological Society of America annual meeting  (New Orleans, Nov 22).  The symposium, Identifying Research Gaps in Palliative Care Using a Multifaceted Approach, included four...

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Online forums a ‘mixed bag’ for depressed youth

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A recent article by Reuters looked at the effect using online forums and resources has on depressed and self-harming young people. Dr. Janis Whitlock, director of the Cornell Research Program on Self-Injury and Recovery, explains that the internet can provide both help and harm. It's a mixed bag ...  There are some real assets, there are some real benefits to being able to access information and other...

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BCTR remembers friend and colleague Don Tobias

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The BCTR lost a dear friend and colleague on November 22nd when Don Tobias passed away. As executive director of Cornell University Cooperative Extension – New York City (CUCE-NYC), Tobias created and oversaw programs that implemented Cornell research to better the lives of New Yorkers in three main areas: nutrition and health; urban environment; and family and youth development. The BCTR has particularly...

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ACT focus group studies connect policy makers with youth voices

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Since its inception in 2000, the ACT for Youth Center of Excellence (COE) has sought to enhance efforts to promote the health and well-being of adolescents. As an intermediary funded by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), the COE aims to connect research to practice by applying knowledge about what works in prevention and youth development in communities across the state. But the sharing...

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Learn about Affordable Care Act December 5

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Jennifer Tiffany Working with university, community, and government partners, Jennifer Tiffany (BCTR's Director of Outreach and Community Engagement and CCE's Associate Director-Human Ecology) helped organize a December 5 forum on navigating the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and accessing New York State's ACA health plan marketplace, New York State of Health. The information session will take place at...

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4-H Youth “Give STEM a Chance” at Cornell

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Making LN2 ice cream The 4-H Finger Lakes District and Cornell’s New York State 4-H Youth Development Office sponsored its first 4-H Science Sampler Day on Saturday, November 9, 2013 on Cornell campus. Sixty-eight 4-H members in grades 6 – 8 from across New York State enjoyed an opportunity to sample STEM-related workshops taught by graduate and undergraduate students and outreach educators. STEM...

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RCCP receives Duke Foundation funds to study CARE Model

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The Duke Endowment of Charlotte, NC has granted a sixth-year funding allocation to the Residential Child Care Project (RCCP) through to January 31, 2015. The funding allows the RCCP to gather and analyze longer-term data in their quasi-experimental field study of the Children and Residential Experiences (CARE) Model in North Carolina. The results of the study will be submitted to the California Evidence-based...

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Annual NY 4-H conference features cross-center connections

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The Annual New York State Association of Cornell Cooperative Extension 4-H Educators Conference was held October 15-17, 2013 in Lake Placid, NY. This year's theme was Go for the Gold: Make the Best Better at Work, Home and Play. Over 73 individuals who work in the area of 4-H youth development in New York state attended. Janis Whitlock New York State 4-H Youth Development is housed in the BCTR and...

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BCTR at the American Public Health Association annual meeting

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Jennifer Tiffany and Mary Maley Jennifer Tiffany and Mary Maley presented papers at the American Public Health Association (APHA) annual meeting, held in Boston, November 2-6, 2013 and attended by approximately 13,000 public health professionals and stakeholders. Jennifer Tiffany's paper, Context matters: Setting-level influences on active program participation and HIV risk reduction among urban youth...

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