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Welcome Christopher Wildeman, incoming BCTR director!

Portrait of Christopher Wildeman

By Sheri Hall for the BCTR Christopher Wildeman, professor in the Department of Policy Analysis and Management, will become director of the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research (BCTR) on July 1. Wildeman follows gerontologist Karl Pillemer, the Hazel E. Reed Professor in the Department of Human Development, who is taking...

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Project expands to examine family and community health

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By Sheri Hall for the BCTR A long-standing parenting education project in the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research has changed its name to reflect a broader focus on healthy families and communities. The Parenting in Context project changed its name to The Parenting Project: Healthy Children, Families,...

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Conference takes multigenerational approach to youth development

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  By Sheri Hall for the Cornell Chronicle What can youth learn through interviews with older adults? How does immigration status affect the lives of youth and their parents? Can we better design towns and cities to meet the needs of children and senior citizens? How is the opioid epidemic...

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PRYDE Scholars garner multiple awards

Greta Sloan receiving a plaque award

The first cohort of PRYDE Scholars graduate this year. Two seniors who served as PRYDE Scholars for the past two years have received prestigious awards for their leadership, innovation, and commitment to improving the world. Julia Lesnick HD ’18 was awarded the 2018

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Using comics to convey research

By Lori Sonken for the Cornell Chronicle Cornell faculty members and academic staff participating in the Knowledge Matters Fellowship presented their projects, including comics, videos and websites, at a showcase wrapping up the yearlong transmedia training program May 10 at A.D. White House. “My students said they better...

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Record number receive gerontology minor

Corinna Loeckenhoff and Sylvia Lee

By Sheri Hall for the BCTR A record number of students will be graduating this year with a minor in gerontology from the College of Human Ecology. Twenty-four students are on track to complete the minor requirements, said associate professor Corinna Loeckenhoff, director of the program....

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Collaborating to help youth communicate

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By Sheri Hall for the BCTR New York State 4-H (NYS 4-H) Youth Development is partnering with communications and theater experts from Cornell and the Ithaca community to offer a 4-H Communication Institute this summer. The weekend-long program will offer 4-H teens the opportunity to attend...

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Event celebrates program that helps youth in care

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By Sheri Hall for the BCTR The Hillside Family of Agencies hosted their first annual CARE in Action Day this month at their Varick campus to celebrate how CARE, the Residential Child Care Project’s program model that promotes evidence-based approaches in supporting troubled...

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Promoting good behavior online

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By Sheri Hall for the BCTR BCTR research scientist Janis Whitlock is joining a new collaborative project at Cornell’s Institute for Social Sciences that will look at how technology influences pro-social and anti-social behaviors, and how to promote good behavior online. The project is...

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Grant unites Project 2Gen, partners in fight against opioids

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By Stephen D'Angelo for the Cornell Chronicle The College of Human Ecology, in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension-Tompkins County (CCE-Tompkins), has been awarded the William T. Grant Foundation’s first Institutional Challenge Grant to respond to increasing rates of opioid abuse and child maltreatment in low income, rural communities in...

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