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Learn translational research methods in our “How to” Workshops

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Cornell researchers, are you interested in an introduction to or discovering more about translational research methods? The BCTR's How to Do Research in Real-World Settings interactive workshop series has you covered! In our third year of offering these workshops, we introduce some new topics and keep the basics...

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Goats, origami, virtual reality and more at the State Fair!

By Sheri Hall for the BCTR Hundreds of 4-H youth from across New York State showed off their skills and accomplishments at the State Fair this year in everything from a fashion review to cooking competitions, a robotics challenge and the traditional animal exhibitions. Human Ecology Interim Dean

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Elizabeth Day honored with postdoc award

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Adapted from an article by Katya Hrichak for the Cornell Chronicle Six postdocs at Cornell were honored with an inaugural Postdoc Achievement Award Sept. 17 at the Big Red Barn as part of the kickoff to National Postdoc Appreciation Week. The BCTR's Elizabeth Day received one of two Excellence...

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Showing students another career path in academia

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By Sheri Hall for the BCTR Two BCTR researchers authored a book chapter that is part of a career guide for people who earn a doctorate degree in behavioral or social sciences but do not want to pursue a career as a professor. Jane Powers, the director...

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National 4-H adopts BCTR program connecting youth with elders

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By Sheri Hall for the BCTR A Bronfenbrenner Center program that connects youth and older adults through advice-sharing has achieved a significant national distinction: approval as a national 4-H curriculum. The designation means that 4-H programs across the country can adopt the program. Building a Community Legacy...

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BCTR Talks at Twelve: Amanda Purington, Yoon Hyung Choi, Dominic DiFranzo - Thursday, December 13, 2018

Social Media TestDrive: Digital Literacy Education for Youth
12:00-1:00 PM
ILR Conference Center, Room 423

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Talks at Twelve: bethany ojalehto - Monday, November 26, 2018

Cultural Diversity in Ecological Cognition and Stewardship
12:00-1:00 PM
ILR Conference Center, Room 423

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Talks at Twelve: Kimberly Kopko, Sharon Tennyson, John Sipple - Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Enhancing the Impact of School-Based Health Centers in Rural NY via Parenting Education
12:00-1:00 PM
ILR Conference Center, Room 225

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Whitlock named BCTR associate director

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BCTR researcher Janis Whitlock accepted a new position this summer as the center’s associate director for teaching and training. Whitlock’s research focuses on using social media to detect and treat mental health problems, understanding self-injury and reducing sexual violence among young people. She is the director...

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Time in nature to improve kids’ health

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Adapted from an article by David Nutt for the Cornell Chronicle The Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future’s Academic Venture Fund (AVF) supports collaborations that cut across disciplines to address today’s greatest sustainability challenges. In 2018, the fund awarded $1.5 million to a range of projects that will provide...

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