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Whitlock study finds that self-injury in young adults indicates suicide risk

A paper published by the Journal of Adolescent Health on December 4th reports the findings of a longitudinal study on non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) led by BCTR and Human Development researcher Dr. Janis Whitlock. In a Cornell Chronicle article on the study, Dr. Whitlock describes the...

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BCTR awards the 2012-13 Kendal Scholarship

Emily Futcher (Policy Analysis & Management, '13) has been awarded the 2012-13 Kendal at Ithaca Scholarship, given yearly to an exceptional undergraduate working towards the gerontology minor. Emily’s ongoing involvement in the Cornell Healthy Aging Laboratory (headed by Corinna Loeckenhoff) allowed her to pursue...

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BCTR in the Fall ’12 issue of HE magazine

The newly-published issue of Human Ecology Magazine focuses on the ways the college supports diverse populations in communities. The work of the BCTR and BCTR projects is featured throughout the issue: p. 2: New York State 4-H's Eat4-Health Program p. 3: Iscol Family Program students hold health...

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BCTR welcomes visiting fellow Dr. Chiyoko Kobayashi Frank

The Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research is hosting Chiyoko Kobayashi Frank, Ph.D. as a Visiting Fellow (October 1, 2012 – September 30, 2013). Dr. Frank will collaborate with Dr. Barbara Ganzel, a faculty affiliate of the Bronfenbrenner Center, and be housed in Dr. Ganzel’s

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4-H’s CITIZEN U featured in NPR StoryCorp’s National Day of Listening

StoryCorps is an ongoing project that records the diverse oral histories and stories of Americans. StoryCorps is created in partnership with National Public Radio, who air selected recordings weekly. This Friday, November 23rd, StoryCorps is instituting a National Day of Listening, an alternative or...

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The Military Projects announces funding for multiple projects

The Military Projects announce new and continued funding for multiple programs to design and implement evaluation studies, develop common reporting metrics, and create research informed training materials. These projects support the military Family Programs’ goal to sustain the well-being and readiness of military service members and their...

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Debbie Sellers joins the BCTR as Director of Research and Evaluation

The BCTR is very happy to welcome Debbie Sellers as the center’s new Director of Research and Evaluation. Debbie received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in 1992 and an M.S. in Biostatistics from the Harvard School of Public Health in 1993. Formerly, Debbie was...

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CCE group travels to Nicaragua

September 7-16, 2012, Nancy Schaff (4-H State STEM Program Specialist) traveled to Nicaragua with eight Cooperative Extension colleagues for a cross-cultural exchange experience and fact-finding trip. Eight of the group were Cornell Cooperative Extension professionals (CCE Director, Distance Learning Coordinator, three 4-H...

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Hamilton to lead Career and Technical Education project for NY State Dept. of Education

Steve Hamilton will direct a project for the New York State Education Department that will identify tests of high school students' achievement in Career and Technical Education that are sufficiently rigorous to be used in place of a required Regents' examination. The goal is to recognize...

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4-H to work with Lab of Ornithology on citizen science projects

Nancy Schaff (4-H State STEM* Program Specialist) will be serving as a co-investigator on a Cornell Lab of Ornithology (CLO) project funded by the Noyce Foundation. Noyce has provided significant funding at the national level for 4-H Science. The initial one-year CLO/4-H project will study...

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