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Meghan McDarby awarded 2013-14 Kendal Scholarship

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Meghan McDarby (HD, '14)  is working towards a minor in gerontology and is this year's recipient of the Kendal at Ithaca Scholarship. Meghan serves as co-program coordinator of Cornell Elderly Partnership, where her responsibilities include: fostering and maintaining visit relationships with local skilled-nursing and assisted-living facilities; working closely with academic and faculty advisors to...

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Video from the 2013 Bronfenbrenner Conference now online

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front row: Carstensen, Mather, Tsai, Ong, Loeckenhoff; back row: Mroczek, Riediger, Zautra, Kubzansky, Bonanno, Charles, Anderson, Urry. The Fourth Biennial Urie Bronfenbrenner Conference on New Developments in Aging, Emotion, and Health was held October 3-4, 2013 on Cornell campus. The event brought together national and international experts to examine the ways emotions change and impact health in...

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Military Projects and CORE partner to evaluate the military’s Healthy Base Initiative

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On September 26, 2013, BCTR's Military Projects and the Cornell Office for Research on Evaluation (CORE) were awarded a grant by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, United States Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Defense under Agreement No. 2013-39580-21518 to partner with the Department of Defense Military Community & Family Policy, Healthy Base Initiative (HBI)...

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Student Mixer informs undergrads about paths to grad school

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Karen Ojeda, Ayesha Sujan, and Anne Laurita The second annual BCTR Student Mixer, held on Tuesday, October 22nd, drew together eleven graduate and seven undergraduate students from a diverse spectrum of backgrounds and disciplines. The mixer was originally proposed by the BCTR Student Engagement Committee (SEC) as a way for undergraduates to talk candidly with current graduate students about their...

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Pillemer study finds that mothers’ favorites remind them of themselves

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Findings from research by J. Jill Suitor, Megan Gilligan, and the BCTR's Karl Pillemer examining mothers' favoritism was published this month in the Journal of Marriage and Family. The study was particularly concerned with patterns of favoritism over time. A recent Daily Mail article outlined the study's results: Mothers favour children who remind them of themselves over those who are successful or...

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Why kids cut and what we can do about it

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Janis Whitlock Dr. Janis Whitlock, director of the Cornell Program on Self-Injury and Recovery in the BCTR, wrote a recent post on the New York Center for Rural Schools blog. Speaking the soul: Why kids cut and what we can do about it lays out some facts about self-injury and what schools, specifically, can do to evaluate and help students who self injure. An excerpt from the blog post: An estimated...

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BCTR connections at the CCE student poster showcase

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Jamie Blum presenting on her research with PROSPER September 24, 2013, Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) hosted their fifth annual student poster showcase. CCE Summer Interns who worked on research projects with the guidance of faculty presented on their findings. This year the BCTR connections ran throughout the event. BCTR faculty worked directly with some of the students: Rachel Dunifon, BCTR...

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ACT for Youth sponsors “Provider Day”

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Across New York State, communities want to promote the health and well-being of their young people more effectively. The ACT for Youth Center of Excellence offers key support to these efforts among 76 community projects, building their capacity to offer positive youth development and adolescent sexual health programming. On September 23rd, close to 200 program providers from these New York State projects...

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CITIZEN U puts youth on track for college

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Shaniyah Way in her yearbook photo for CITIZEN U. A recent Cornell Chronicle article features success stories from 4-H's CITIZEN U program. One of the students highlighted is Shaniyah Way, who will is headed to Broome County Community College this fall. Way credits CITIZEN U with giving her the push she needed to decide to go on to college after graduating high school. After two years of study and...

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4-H at the 2013 State Fair

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In 2013 the New York State Fair (NYS Fair) opened an exhibit in the Grange Building celebrating its history. That exhibit included a video created by 4-H Youth Development showing 4-H presence at the State Fair over the years (see below). 4-H youth development plays an integral role in shaping communities across New York State. For twelve days 4-H'ers from around New York state have come together to...

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