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NY 4-Her wins national tech award

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A 4-H student from New York State earned a prestigious national award for his resilience and commitment to using technology to spark community change.

The National 4-H Council awarded Clyde Van Dyke, 17, the 2019 4-H Youth in Action Pillar Award for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). He...

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Nearly half of Americans have had a family member jailed, imprisoned

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By Susan Kelley for the Cornell Chronicle

In a groundbreaking Cornell-led study illuminating the extensive scope of mass incarceration in the U.S., nearly 1 in 2 Americans have had a brother or sister, parent, spouse or child spend time in jail or prison – a far...

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Anthony Burrow receives Engaged Scholar Prize

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by Stephen D'Angelo for the Cornell Chronicle

 

Anthony Burrow, associate professor of human development in the College of Human Ecology, is the recipient of Cornell’s fourth annual Engaged Scholar Prize, Vice Provost for Engagement and Land-Grant Affairs Katherine A. McComas announced recently.

Administered by the Office of Engagement Initiatives, the...

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Book offers hope to parents of children who self-injure

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By Susan Kelley for the Cornell Chronicle

Parents who discover their children intentionally hurt themselves – by cutting, carving, scratching or burning their skin – often feel guilty and ashamed, assuming they somehow caused their children’s emotional distress.

A new book by experts in self-injury offers parents hope: assurance that...

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Elaine Wethington retires

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by Sheri Hall for the BCTR

Professor Elaine Wethington, a medical sociologist who made meaningful contributions to translational research at Cornell, retired in December after more than 30 years at Cornell University.

Wethington was a professor of human development, sociology and gerontology in medicine at Weill Cornell...

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Anna Lifsec is Berns Research Award recipient

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Anna Lifsec

by Sheri Hall for the BCTR

Sophomore Anna Lifsec ILR ’21 was awarded the Roberta M. Berns ’65 Memorial Research Award for her research on vulnerable children, especially those involved with the foster care system or whose parents are involved with...

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Tach is BCTR associate director for policy engagement

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by Sheri Hall for the BCTR Laura Tach, an associate professor of policy analysis and management, is taking on the role of associate director for policy engagement at the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research. Tach is a sociologist whose research focuses on poverty and social policy. She is the...

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Wethington named AAAS fellow

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by Sheri Hall for the BCTR Elaine Wethington, professor of human development, sociology and gerontology in medicine, and associate director of the BCTR, was elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest multidisciplinary scientific society. Wethington...

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Talks at Twelve: Chris Wildeman and Peter Enns - Thursday, April 11, 2019

Family Contact with Mass Incarceration
12:00-1:00 p.m.
423 ILR Conference Center

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Talks at Twelve: William Hobbs - Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Connective Recovery in Social Networks After the Death of a Friend
12:00-1:00 p.m.
423 ILR Conference Center

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