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Creativity at 4-H National Science Day event

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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...

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Welcome visiting scholar Peter Lloyd-Sherlock

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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...

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NY Times’ Nicholas Kristof talks inequality, empathy, children

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Nicholas Kristof to give Bronfenbrenner Centennial Lecture Oct. 2

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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...

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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: The review found no convincing...

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Preventing sexual violence by addressing boys

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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...

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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...

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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...

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