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Creativity at 4-H National Science Day event

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Preparing an arm band monitor By Jon Craig for the Cornell Chronicle A Brooklyn elementary school was transformed into a high-tech laboratory during a Cornell-led science discovery day Oct. 4. About 300 schoolchildren jammed all corners of Public School 21 as part of the 10th annual 4-H National Youth Science Day that reached an estimated 100,000 schoolchildren in 50 states. Last fall, Cornell led...

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Welcome visiting scholar Peter Lloyd-Sherlock

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Peter Lloyd-Sherlock The BCTR welcomes visiting scholar Peter Lloyd-Sherlock, a professor of social policy and international development at the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom. Lloyd-Sherlock’s research focuses on the health and well-being of older adults in low- and middle-income countries. “As the Bronfenbrenner Center continues to extend its international reach, we are excited...

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NY Times’ Nicholas Kristof talks inequality, empathy, children

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Nicholas Kristof speaking By Stephen D'Angelo for the Cornell Chronicle To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Cornell developmental psychologist Urie Bronfenbrenner and his contributions to child well-being, the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research welcomed Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nicholas Kristof of The New York Times to deliver the Urie Bronfenbrenner Centennial...

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National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect refunded

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By Sheri Hall for the BCTR The National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect, or NDACAN, secured a $5.2 million federal contract that will maintain the project over the next five years. 2018 will be the Archive’s thirtieth consecutive year receiving federal funding since the Archive was founded at Cornell in 1988. NDACAN promotes analysis of data on child maltreatment, child well-being, and adoption...

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Introducing Cornell Project 2Gen

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By Sheri Hall for the BCTR BCTR Researchers are launching a new project called Cornell Project 2Gen that focuses on helping vulnerable families by developing programs that support parents and their children jointly. The approach is gaining momentum within research communities across the country. That’s because research documents a strong connection between parents’ economic, psychological, and...

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Nicholas Kristof to give Bronfenbrenner Centennial Lecture Oct. 2

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Nicholas Kristof By Sheri Hall for the BCTR Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nicholas Kristof, a writer for The New York Times known for his work exposing social injustice, will speak on campus Monday, Oct. 2, at 5 p.m. in Call Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. Kristof will deliver the Bronfenbrenner Centennial Lecture to honor the 100th anniversary of the birth of developmental...

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New systematic review on peer education

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What is the evidence for use of peer education in programs supporting adolescent reproductive and sexual health? The BCTR Research Synthesis Project develops high-quality evidence summaries on topics suggested by researchers or practitioners. Their latest review looked into this question. From the review: Peer education is a method for intervention or program delivery that is defined by the use of...

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Preventing sexual violence by addressing boys

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Jane Powers, Mary Maley, Amanda Purington, and Janis Whitlock By Sheri Hall for the BCTR BCTR researchers are working with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to evaluate a program for adolescent boys that aims to prevent them from becoming future perpetrators of sexual violence. Center researchers, coming together from across existing BCTR projects, will work together on the new Sexual Violence...

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Fall 2017 Talks at Twelve

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In the fall semester the BCTR presents talks from our visiting scholar Peter Lloyd-Sherlock as well as Monika Safford of Weill Cornell and Paul Krause from eCornell. All Talks at Twelve are held in the Beebe Hall second floor conference room and lunch is served. These talks are free and open to all. No RSVP or registration is required, but notice is appreciated if a larger group is planning to attend...

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Interactive workshop series teaches translational research skills

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Building on a successful first year, the BCTR is pleased to announce the 2017-2018 How to Do Research in Real-World Settings workshop series. This year we cover new ground in the field by introducing new topics, and presenting new information on those already covered. The workshops are tailored for both those who have already participated and newcomers. Researchers are increasingly conducting studies...

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