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Scholars train for research in real-world settings

By Sheri Hall for the Cornell Chronicle Thirty-three researchers from across the globe visited the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research (BCTR) last month to learn how to conduct research through community partnerships that will inform real-world practices and decisions. The center’s first Translational Research Summer Institute, which took place June 20-22,...

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Career Explorations puts future in 4-H’ers hands

By Stephen D'Angelo for the Cornell Chronicle More than 500 middle and high school students from across New York gathered at Cornell’s Ithaca campus June 26-28 to participate in life-changing workshops taught by Cornell faculty, staff and graduate students during the annual 4-H Career Explorations conference. “The goals of 4-H...

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4-H and Girls Who Code partner in NY counties

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By Sheri Hall for the BCTR When Reshma Saujani, founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, delivered the Iscol Lecture at Cornell in 2015, Cooperative Extension Associate Alexa Maille was inspired. Saujani – an attorney, political activist, and fundraiser – founded Girls Who Code...

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Welcome Christopher Wildeman, incoming BCTR director!

Portrait of Christopher Wildeman

By Sheri Hall for the BCTR Christopher Wildeman, professor in the Department of Policy Analysis and Management, will become director of the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research (BCTR) on July 1. Wildeman follows gerontologist Karl Pillemer, the Hazel E. Reed Professor in the Department of Human Development, who is taking...

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Project expands to examine family and community health

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By Sheri Hall for the BCTR A long-standing parenting education project in the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research has changed its name to reflect a broader focus on healthy families and communities. The Parenting in Context project changed its name to The Parenting Project: Healthy Children, Families,...

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Conference takes multigenerational approach to youth development

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  By Sheri Hall for the Cornell Chronicle What can youth learn through interviews with older adults? How does immigration status affect the lives of youth and their parents? Can we better design towns and cities to meet the needs of children and senior citizens? How is the opioid epidemic...

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PRYDE Scholars garner multiple awards

Greta Sloan receiving a plaque award

The first cohort of PRYDE Scholars graduate this year. Two seniors who served as PRYDE Scholars for the past two years have received prestigious awards for their leadership, innovation, and commitment to improving the world. Julia Lesnick HD ’18 was awarded the 2018

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Using comics to convey research

By Lori Sonken for the Cornell Chronicle Cornell faculty members and academic staff participating in the Knowledge Matters Fellowship presented their projects, including comics, videos and websites, at a showcase wrapping up the yearlong transmedia training program May 10 at A.D. White House. “My students said they better...

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Record number receive gerontology minor

Corinna Loeckenhoff and Sylvia Lee

By Sheri Hall for the BCTR A record number of students will be graduating this year with a minor in gerontology from the College of Human Ecology. Twenty-four students are on track to complete the minor requirements, said associate professor Corinna Loeckenhoff, director of the program....

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Collaborating to help youth communicate

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By Sheri Hall for the BCTR New York State 4-H (NYS 4-H) Youth Development is partnering with communications and theater experts from Cornell and the Ithaca community to offer a 4-H Communication Institute this summer. The weekend-long program will offer 4-H teens the opportunity to attend...

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