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Jennifer Tiffany named Executive Director of CUCE-NYC

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Jennifer Tiffany This week College of Human Ecology (CHE) dean Alan Mathios announced that Jennifer Tiffany will permanently serve as Executive Director for Cornell University Cooperative Extension in New York City (CUCE-NYC). She had been acting as interim director since the sudden loss of Donald Tobias in November, 2013. In addition to her role as BCTR Director of Outreach and Community Engagement,...

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Employment struggles hinder youths’ transition to adulthood

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Stephen Hamilton, co-PI of Cornell Youth in Society, comments on difficulties young adults are having making the transition to adulthood in a tough job market in a recent article on Global Post: Adults often define themselves in relation to their work ... If they either have no work at all, or they have work that is clearly not work that expresses who they are and offers them a chance to develop themselves...

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TRIPLL researchers receive Community Collaboration Award

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Pillemer, Reid, Wethington This April, researchers from the BCTR's Translational Research Institute on Pain in Later Life (TRIPLL) were awarded the Faculty Excellence in Community Collaboration Award from Cornell Engaged Learning + Research and the Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives. Karl Pillemer, Cary Reid, and Elaine Wethington were the recipients. The award recognized TRIPLL's unique approach...

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Overcoming older African Americans’ reluctance to participate as research subjects

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Myra Sabir, former Bronfenbrenner Life Course Center postdoctoral fellow and assistant director, is the primary author of a recent article in The Journal of Aging Studies on the difficulties of recruiting older African Americans as research subjects. The BCTR's Karl Pillemer is co-author. The paper's abstract: Well-known trust-building methods are routinely used to recruit and retain older African...

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Boomers pioneer new retirement housing trends

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A recent article on Yahoo! Finance reports that, according to the National Association of Home Builders, almost one fourth of remodelers surveyed last year were doing work so that boomers could age in place. The BCTR's Elaine Wethington, co-director of the Translational Research Institute on Pain in Later Life, was quoted in the article, For many, the desire to age in place stems from the difficulty...

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BCTR at the Society for Research on Adolescence meeting

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Stephen Hamilton and Mary Agnes Hamilton The 15th Biannual Meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence was held in Austin, TX on March 20, 2014. The 2014 conference theme of Social Justice was addressed by faculty, staff, and students from the BCTR's Cornell Research Program on Self-Injury and Recovery,  Cornell Youth in Society, and The Role of Grandparents in the Lives of Adolescent Grandchildren.  Deinera...

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4-H program supports youth with learning disabilities

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Nigel Gannon, 4-H's State Healthy Living Program Specialist, recently co-presented Teaching Public Speaking Skills to Dyslexic Learners at the 41st Annual Everyone Reading Conference at New York University. The session described a successful and replicable model for schools to use in preparing students for formal and informal public speaking challenges. His co-presenters were John Simms, Reconstructive...

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Self-injury information available online, but rarely accurate

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Although keywords related to self-injury were searched online over 40 million times in the past year, the majority of the pages returned contain misinformation on the subject. A recent article in JAMA Pediatrics by University of Guelph researchers examined the accuracy of information contained in the first page of Google search results for each of 92 keywords related to self-injury. The top hits all...

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BCTR Annual Report highlights our second year

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The 2012-13 BCTR annual report is now available to view online here. BCTR director John Eckenrode gave an overview of center accomplishments in his introductory message: This was the 2nd year for the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research (BCTR). The center represents an innovative College of Human Ecology (CHE) approach to outreach and extension grounded in a translational research framework....

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Register now for 2014 Youth Development Research Update

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Each year, the Youth Development Research Update creates a forum for practitioners and Cornell University researchers to discuss issues relevant to the well-being and development of children and adolescents. Research presentations will be followed by ample time for participant questions. Throughout the event, roundtable discussions will provide practitioners an opportunity to reflect on the presented...

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