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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

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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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RCCP awarded $2.9 million to evaluate Syracuse schools intervention

By Sheri Hall for the BCTR The BCTR’s Residential Child Care Project received a $2.9 million grant from the National Institute of Justice to evaluate a program that helps teachers manage aggressive and challenging behavior among students in the Syracuse City School District. BCTR researchers will be evaluating a...

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Creativity at 4-H National Science Day event

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

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...

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NY Times’ Nicholas Kristof talks inequality, empathy, children

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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