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New study finds that exercise gives cancer survivors a sense of control

The BCTR's Mary Maley is lead author on a new article in the Journal of Education Nutrition and Behavior: A Second Chance: Meanings of Body Weight, Diet and Physical Activity to Women Who Have Experienced Cancer. The article, co-authored by BCTR faculty affiliate Carol Devine, outlines...

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The state of preschool

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"Preschool is important to children’s development – the evidence on that is clear. But since preschool is not required and often not offered by local school systems, not all families have access to quality preschool programs. The National Institute for Early Education Research publishes a report every year that...

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Schaff to administer NASA education program in NY state

Nancy Schaff (NY 4-H STEM Program Specialist) has received a subcontract with the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, MA. This is a sub-award to a NASA Education & Public Outreach grant for a program called "Here, There, and Everywhere"(HTE). According the the HTE web site: Schaff...

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The link between depression and dementia

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"A disproportionate number of older adults suffer from depression, according to data collected by the National Institute of Mental Health. It is estimated that millions of senior citizens suffer from dementia. And older adults commit suicide at higher rates compared to other age groups. Now a new systematic review...

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Chen admitted to RAND Summer Institute

Emily Chen has been admitted to the prestigious RAND Summer Institute (RSI) this year. The RSI consists of two annual conferences that address critical issues facing the aging population: the Mini-Medical School for Social Scientists and the Demography, Economics, Psychology, and Epidemiology of Aging conference. Both...

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Eckenrode and Farley receive SUNY Chancellor’s Awards

Congratulations to BCTR director John Eckenrode and BCTR director of finance and administration Peter Farley, who each received 2013 SUNY Chancellor's Awards for Excellence. Eckenrode is honored for Faculty Service and Farley for Professional Service. The SUNY website description of the...

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2013 student showcase sparks cross-project discussions

The BCTR offers students across campus the opportunity to learn about and participate in research techniques and data collection and analysis as research assistants in many of the center's projects. The annual student showcase gives some current BCTR students an  opportunity to present on their work with the...

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Recent work from the Cornell Youth in Society project

The BCTR's Cornell Youth in Society carries out research and outreach to understand and enhance community supports and opportunities for young people making the transition to adulthood in the United States and around the world. Below are some updates on this project's work.  

Mentoring youth at work

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“Women, Science and Motherhood” features Wethington

The BCTR's Elaine Wethington talks about the career vs. motherhood choice that female academics face and her own decision to pursue her academic career in a new video produced by the Cornell Institute for Women in Science. Stanka Fitneva, professor of psychology...

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Evidence on child well-being across the globe

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"Ensuring children grow up to be healthy, productive and fulfilled adults are major goals of every society. Children across the world today face complex risks and challenges including the wide availability of unhealthy foods, the prevalence of bullying and increases in drug and alcohol abuse." Read the rest of...

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