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Wethington quoted in NY Times article about social isolation in seniors

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Elaine Wethington, BCTR associate director and professor of human development and of sociology, is quoted about social isolation in seniors for an article about a tight-knit group of seniors living in Washington Heights in a recent article in the New York Times. Wethington discusses the way...

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NY team earns third place at National 4-H Forestry Invitational

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New York placed third among 15 state teams that competed in the 33rd annual National 4-H Forestry Invitational from Sunday, July 22, through Thursday, July 26. Teams from Tennessee and Alabama placed first and second, respectively. The invitational was held at West Virginia University Jackson’s Mill State...

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First BCTR Graduate Research Assistant awards announced

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The BCTR received applications from CHE graduate students for the 2012-2013 Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) awards. The selection was based on the fit of the students' backgrounds, skills, and career goals in relation to the mission of the BCTR and the focus and needs of its current projects.The...

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Complementary Strengths findings presented at World AIDS Conference

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Jennifer Tiffany presented results from the Complementary Strengths Research Partnership at the 19th World AIDS Conference in Washington, DC, on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 as part of a panel on Young People, HIV, and Sexual and Reproductive Health Services. The paper, co-authored with

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20th Annual NDACAN Summer Research Institute supports secondary analysis projects

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The National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect hosted its 20th annual Summer Research Institute from June 11-15 on the Cornell Ithaca campus. The Summer Research Institute provides a week-long opportunity for child maltreatment researchers to spend extended time working on their own research projects in a...

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CRPSIB group presents at International Society for the Study of Self-Injury annual meeting

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Janis Whitlock, Ph.D. (director), Amanda Purington (project coordinator), and Rebecca Morgan (undergraduate research assistant) of the BCTR's Cornell Research Program on Self-Injurious Behavior (CRPSIB) attended and presented at the 7th annual meeting of the International Society for the Study of Self-Injury (ISSS) held at...

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2012 Youth Development Research Update gathers practitioners and researchers

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The 2012 Youth Development Research Update was held June 5-6 at La Tourelle, Ithaca. The 48 attendees were from Cornell, youth service agencies (e.g. adolescent pregnancy prevention providers and youth bureaus), extension educators (4-H, parent education from 19 counties). Practitioners in attendance were very excited to have direct...

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Research Navigator Initiative trains extension staff in all NY counties

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The third Research Navigator training took place on campus during April 2012 and was organized by Karl Pillemer and Jennifer Tiffany. The Research Navigator Initiative was developed to provide training to county CCE personnel with the goal of improving their understanding of...

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BCTR awards first Innovative Pilot Studies Seed Grants

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The Bronfenbrenner Center is pleased to announce the first recipients of Innovative Pilot Study seed grants. Most applications came from collaborative teams and, in all, ten Cornell centers/departments, four other universities, and a government agency were represented in the submitted proposals. Application information for the 2013 Innovative...

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ACT for Youth conducts focus groups on family planning services

This June under the direction of Jane Powers, ACT for Youth staff are conducting focus groups across New York State to better understand young people's views about, and access to, family planning services. This research is sponsored by the New York State Department of Health as...

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