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Spring 2018 Talks at Twelve

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This semester we welcome speakers from across campus and across the U.S. for our spring 2018 Talks at Twelve series. 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...

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ACT hosts visiting scholar from Malaysia

Professor Haslinda Binti Abdullah with ACT for Youth Network members

By Sheri Hall for the BCTR This winter, the BCTR hosted a visiting scholar from Malaysia who shared information about youth development programs in her country. Professor Haslinda Binti Abdullah is an associate professor and the deputy dean of research and innovation at Universiti Putra Malaysi. Abdullah spent a week in...

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The new Youth Risk and Opportunity Lab

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By Sheri Hall for the BCTR After more than a decade of research on self-injury, a BCTR laboratory is expanding its focus to include research on social media and adolescent sexual health as well. The Research Program on Self-Injury and Recovery has changed its name to the Youth Risk...

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PRYDE conference on social media literacy in youth

  By Sheri Hall for the BCTR What does the research tell us about how young people use social media? And what can educators do to teach youth how to use social media in productive, positive ways? These were the questions researchers addressed at the second annual conference hosted by the...

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New book examines incarceration’s impact on children and families

By Sheri Hall for the BCTR More than 2 million U.S. children have a parent in prison – a circumstance that impacts individual children as well as our society on the whole. The newest book in the Bronfenbrenner Series on the Ecology of Human Development, When Parents Are...

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High schoolers spawn fish, grow lettuce on NYC school rooftop

By Jon Craig for the Cornell Chronicle Atop a roof overlooking Manhattan’s skyline at sundown Oct. 25, more than 300 public officials and proud parents of Food and Finance High School students toured a first-of-its-kind aquaponics greenhouse. Philson A.A. Warner, founding director of the Cornell Cooperative Extension – New York...

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Matthew Avila awarded Kendal at Ithaca Scholarship

By Sheri Hall for the BCTR Matthew Avila, a senior in the Department of Human Development, will receive this year’s Kendal at Ithaca Scholarship for students interested in pursuing a career in gerontology. The scholarship was established by an anonymous Cornell alumnus living at Kendal of...

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Celebrating the launch of Cornell Project 2Gen

By Stephen D'Angelo for the Cornell Chronicle At an Oct. 23 symposium, Cornell researchers launched a new Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research initiative: Cornell Project 2Gen, a project that leverages cutting-edge approaches to support vulnerable families and disrupt the intergenerational cycle of poverty. Project 2Gen, led by co-directors

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Iscol lecturer takes on Trump immigration policies

By Stephen D'Angelo for the Cornell Chronicle Rebecca Heller, co-founder and director of the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP), urges advocating for the rights of refugees against the waves of right-wing populist xenophobia sweeping through the U.S. and Europe. She was on campus Oct. 18 to deliver...

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4 Postdocs add fresh perspectives to center work

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By Sheri Hall for the BCTR “One of our main goals in the BCTR is to help train the next generation of translational researchers in the field of human development,” said Karl Pillemer, director of the BCTR. “These emerging scholars greatly benefit our work, bringing in...

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