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BCTR at “The Future of Action and Engaged Research” CU search conference

On September 8 and 9, BCTR's Elaine Wethington and Jennifer Tiffany participated in a search conference on engaged learning and action research at Cornell that brought together over thirty faculty and staff from across the university. Davydd Greenwood (Anthropology) and

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Schaff to join CCE fact-finding trip to Nicaragua

Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) and Epsilon Sigma Phi are organizing a learning and fact-finding cross-cultural trip to Nicaragua Setptember 7-16, 2012. The trip offers an opportunity for extension professionals from New York, along with a colleague from Montana, to visit several cooperatives, explore small...

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Whitlock quoted in Maclean’s article on depression and suicide in college student populations

The September 10th issue of Maclean's Magazine (Canada) features a cover story on depression and suicide in college students. Janis Whitlock, Ph.D., director of the Cornell Research Program on Self-Injurious Behavior, is quoted twice in the article, which suggests that a variety of stresses are...

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NY 4-H and UnitedHealthcare launch Eat4-Health program at the State Fair

New York 4-H and UnitedHealthcare will kick off their new Eat4-Health partnership to promote healthy living on Wednesday, August 29th at the State Fair. 4-H youth will join UnitedHealthcare’s mascot Dr. Health E. Hound, community leaders, and fair attendees for fun group activities and exercises designed to...

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Iscol Scholars hold health fair in Brooklyn

Saturday, July 28 the Iscol summer Scholars who are in the Cornell Urban Semester Summer in NYC held a health fair at Nuestros Ninos in Brooklyn as part of their public service mission. The fair included (among other things) opportunities for exercise and healthy...

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Wethington quoted in NY Times article about social isolation in seniors

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

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

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

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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