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Iscol lecturer: U.S. justice has always oppressed minorities

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By Shashank Vura for the Cornell Chronicle Glenn E. Martin When Glenn E. Martin went to the White House last year along with 40 other experts in the field of criminal justice, his colleagues were all accorded green passes. Martin, a former prison inmate, was given a pink pass reading “needs escort.” Despite the 21 years that had elapsed since his conviction, Martin said he was held back at one...

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Workshop series: How to Do Research in Real-World Settings

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Researchers are increasingly conducting studies in community settings and applying for grants that require documentation of real-world impact. Indeed, some funders now require components such as dissemination plans, stakeholder engagement, or community participation. To meet these new demands, researchers may wish to collaborate with non-academic groups and craft research questions and results that...

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Conference spotlights consequences of parental incarceration

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By H. Roger Segelken for the Cornell Chronicle: Anna Haskins speaking With millions of American parents, mostly fathers, locked in jails and prisons, a national conference at Cornell Sept. 15-16 shined the spotlight on their kids back home. “Minimizing the Collateral Damage: Interventions to Diminish the Consequences of Mass Incarceration for Children” was the topic of the Fifth Biennial Urie Bronfenbrenner...

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‘Likes’ less likely to affect self-esteem of people with purpose

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By Susan Kelley for the Cornell Chronicle: Burrow and Rainone How many likes did I get? The rush of self-esteem that comes with the ubiquitous thumbs-up has more people asking that question, as Facebook and other social media sites offer more ways for friends to endorse photos and posts. But one group seems immune to that rush: people with a sense of purpose. In the first study on the effects of purpose...

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Doing Translational Research podcast: Marianella Casasola

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In this episode of the Doing Tranlsational Research podcast Karl Pillemer talks with Marianella Casasola about her work examining infant cognitive development, early word learning, and early spatial cognition. Dr. Casasola talks about her experiences partnering with Head Start to do research, details of her more recent findings, and she gives some advice that any new parent can easily employ to boost...

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Conference explores Building a Community of Practice

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The Residential Child Care Project (RCCP) hosted its fourth international RCCP Conference this summer in Lake George, NY. The conference brings together professionals who work with vulnerable children and families to explore ways to provide the best care for the populations they serve. Approximately 250 people from 13 countries, including Australia, Canada, England, Scotland, N. Ireland, Bermuda, Ireland,...

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Youth consult on research and media projects

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Sara Birnel Henderson and Michele Luc with Youth Network consultants The ACT for Youth Center of Excellence sponsors a network for young people who are interested in making change and supporting the health and well‐being of youth in New York State. At its heart is the ACT Youth Network NYC, a panel of young adult and teen consultants who meet monthly to provide youth perspectives on health‐related...

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Experts address elder financial abuse as global problem

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From the Weill Cornell Newsroom: Clockwise from left: Karl Pillemer, Bridget Penhale, Nelida Redondo, Kendon Conrad, Mark Lachs and Peter Lloyd-Sherlock.Photo: Ira Fox Financial exploitation of older people by those who should be protecting them results in devastating health, emotional and psychological consequences. A group of international elder abuse experts met in June at Weill Cornell Medicine...

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4-H youth explore careers, college experience

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By R.J. Anderson for the Cornell Chronicle Cate Schick, 16, of Garden City, New York, launches a glider she constructed as part of the “Geospatial Discovery” track at 4-H Career Explorations. Nearly 380 middle and high school students from 42 New York counties streamed across campus June 28-30 to launch rockets, dissect mouse embryos, calibrate watershed models, program robots and learn what it...

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Doing Translational Research podcast with Chris Wildeman

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In episode 6 of the BCTR podcast Doing Translational Research, center director Karl Pillemer talks with Christopher Wildeman about his research on mass incarceration and inequality. Christopher Wildeman is an associate professor of policy analysis and management in the College of Human Ecology at Cornell, where he is also co-director of the National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect and a faculty...

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