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BCTR Talks at Twelve will now be recorded and available online

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The BCTR Talks at Twelve series brings in off-campus speakers and features Cornell speakers from across the university. Starting with the first talk this spring, the center is recording the audio and powerpoint from talks and posting them to our YouTube channel and in this web site's Media Library. The first talk by a group of Cornell Cooperative Extension educators, La CCE Brigada Exploratoria en...

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New evidence on fluoride

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The latest post from the BCTR's Evidence-Based Living blog examines the safety of fluoride for young children. New evidence on fluoride   The Evidence-Based Living blog assesses the scientific evidence on human problems and looks at how to use it every day. Post topics are diverse, including parenting, health, aging, and other issues that directly impact people's daily lives. The BCTR's Jane Powers...

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Valerie Adams co-authors chapter in new volume on racial stereotyping

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Valerie Adams, NY State 4-H Leader, co-authored a chapter, "Media Socialization, Black Media Images and Black Adolescent Identity," in the newly-published Racial Stereotyping and Child Development (Karger).    

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Evidence-Based Living blog joins the BCTR

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Jane Powers The BCTR is proud to welcome the Evidence-Based Living blog to the center. Started by Karl Pillemer and Rhoda Meador (now director of the Ithaca College Gerontology Institute) in 2010, the blog is now managed by Jane Powers (Director, ACT for Youth) in the BCTR and posts continue to be written by Sheri Hall with input from BCTR staff. The blog is based on one key principle: Now more than...

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Fifty parent educators attend the 2013 Parenting in Context In-Service event

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CCE parent educator Denyse Variano of Orange County Approximately 50 Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) parent educators from across New York State gathered in Ithaca for the 2013 Parent Education In-Service. The annual event is sponsored by the Parenting in Context Initiative in the College of Human Ecology and was held on the Cornell University campus on January 14th and 15th, 2013. The In-Service...

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Student Profile: Catherine Riffin

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Catherine’s primary line of research at the BCTR concerns the impact of chronic pain on family relationships. As a member of Translational Research Institute on Pain in Later Life (TRIPLL), she works under the direction of Drs. Karl Pillemer and Cary Reid in examining how older parents’ chronic pain has implications for their adult children’s psychological well-being. She is also currently involved...

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New expanded edition of Jill Iscol’s “Hearts on Fire” out now

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New updated and expanded trade paperback and enriched e-book editions of Hearts on Fire: Stories of Today's Visionaries Igniting Idealism into Action by Jill Iscol with Peter W. Cookson were released on January 15th by Random House. Jill Iscol is the president of the Iscol Family Foundation, supporter of the BCTR's Iscol Family Program for Leadership Development in Public Service, which supports the...

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Whitlock quoted in Huffington Post piece about cutting hashtag

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A recent piece on the Huffington Post revealed the hashtag "#cuttingforbieber" to be a hoax created to make fun of Justin Bieber fans. Contacted for comment, Dr. Janis Whitlock (director, Cornell Research Program on Self-Injurious Behavior) noted the danger of publicly joking about self-injury. In the 1990s, there were 14 pop icons that came out and talked about cutting. They weren't necessarily advocating...

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BCTR produces series of videos on aspects of youth development

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Each year the Youth Development Research Update brings practitioners and researchers together to explore how practitioners can use research findings to benefit young people and to identify questions emerging from the field that researchers have not yet explored. Following the 2012 Youth Development Research Update, the BCTR produced a series of short video interviews with two of the event speakers....

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Video of Wethington and Dunifon”Chats in the Stacks” now online

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On September 27, 2012, Elaine Wethington and Rachel Dunifon delivered a "Chats in the Stacks" talk at Mann Library about their book, Research for the Public Good: Applying Methods of Translational Research to Improve Human Health and Well-being. The video from the talk is now online and is being featured by Cornell Cast this week. The book, which includes chapters by presenters from the 2009 Bronfenbrenner...

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