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Researchers: Work with us!

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By Sheri Hall for the BCTR Calling all Cornell social science researchers: The Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research offers a broad range of opportunities for scholars interested in conducting translational research. For faculty members interested in translational research, BCTR experts can strengthen a grant proposal, offer training and technical support,...

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Cornell Project 2Gen sponsors early education research

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By Sheri Hall for the BCTR Cornell Project 2Gen sponsored two researchers’ presentations at the Child Care and Early Education Policy Research Consortium meeting last month in Washington D.C. BCTR research associate Lisa McCabe, Cornell sociology professor John Sipple and Cornell alumnae Hope Casto, associate professor of education studies...

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Using disruptive innovation to grow 4-H

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By Sheri Hall for the BCTR If you follow business news – and specifically small, up-and-coming companies – you may have heard the term “disruptive innovation.” The theory, developed by Clayton Christensen from the Harvard Business School, describes how a product or process can leap ahead of established market...

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Fitzpatrick named BCTR Milman Fellow

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By Stephen D'Angelo for the College of Human Ecology The Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research is pleased to welcome Maria Fitzpatrick, associate professor of policy analysis and management, as the recipient of the Evalyn Edwards Milman BCTR Faculty Fellowship, a role she will hold through June...

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ACT for Youth awarded new contract with NY State

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By Sheri Hall for the BCTR A BCTR project that helps New York youth lead more positive, healthy lives will expand its work with the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH). The state awarded a new contract to the Assets Coming Together for Youth Center for Community Action...

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The science of successful aging

By Sheri Hall for the BCTR What’s the secret to successful aging?  That’s the question two BCTR researchers took on at a panel discussion “The Science of Successful Aging” at the 2017 International Convention on Psychological Science, where thousands of researchers from more than 70 countries gathered to share...

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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

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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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