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Annual NY 4-H conference features cross-center connections

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The Annual New York State Association of Cornell Cooperative Extension 4-H Educators Conference was held October 15-17, 2013 in Lake Placid, NY. This year's theme was Go for the Gold: Make the Best Better at Work, Home and Play. Over 73 individuals who work in the area of...

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BCTR at the American Public Health Association annual meeting

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Jennifer Tiffany and Mary Maley presented papers at the American Public Health Association (APHA) annual meeting, held in Boston, November 2-6, 2013 and attended by approximately 13,000 public health professionals and stakeholders. Jennifer Tiffany's paper, Context matters: Setting-level influences on active program participation and HIV risk...

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Meghan McDarby awarded 2013-14 Kendal Scholarship

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Meghan McDarby (HD, '14)  is working towards a minor in gerontology and is this year's recipient of the Kendal at Ithaca Scholarship. Meghan serves as co-program coordinator of Cornell Elderly Partnership, where her responsibilities include: fostering and maintaining visit relationships with local skilled-nursing and assisted-living facilities;...

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Video from the 2013 Bronfenbrenner Conference now online

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The Fourth Biennial Urie Bronfenbrenner Conference on New Developments in Aging, Emotion, and Health was held October 3-4, 2013 on Cornell campus. The event brought together national and international experts to examine the ways emotions change and impact health in new ways as people age. The conference was...

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Military Projects and CORE partner to evaluate the military’s Healthy Base Initiative

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On September 26, 2013, BCTR's Military Projects and the Cornell Office for Research on Evaluation (CORE) were awarded a grant by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, United States Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Defense under Agreement No. 2013-39580-21518 to partner with...

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Student Mixer informs undergrads about paths to grad school

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The second annual BCTR Student Mixer, held on Tuesday, October 22nd, drew together eleven graduate and seven undergraduate students from a diverse spectrum of backgrounds and disciplines. The mixer was originally proposed by the BCTR Student Engagement Committee (SEC) as a way for undergraduates to talk candidly with...

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Pillemer study finds that mothers’ favorites remind them of themselves

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Findings from research by J. Jill Suitor, Megan Gilligan, and the BCTR's Karl Pillemer examining mothers' favoritism was published this month in the Journal of Marriage and Family. The study was particularly concerned with patterns of favoritism over time. A recent Daily...

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Why kids cut and what we can do about it

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Dr. Janis Whitlock, director of the Cornell Program on Self-Injury and Recovery in the BCTR, wrote a recent post on the New York Center for Rural Schools blog. Speaking the soul: Why kids cut and what we can do about it lays out...

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BCTR connections at the CCE student poster showcase

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September 24, 2013, Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) hosted their fifth annual student poster showcase. CCE Summer Interns who worked on research projects with the guidance of faculty presented on their findings. This year the BCTR connections ran throughout the event. BCTR faculty worked directly with some of the students:

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ACT for Youth sponsors “Provider Day”

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Across New York State, communities want to promote the health and well-being of their young people more effectively. The ACT for Youth Center of Excellence offers key support to these efforts among 76 community projects, building their capacity to offer positive youth development and adolescent sexual health...

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