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2015 Iscol Lecture: Reshma Saujani - Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Workforce of the Future
7:30pm
Alice Statler Auditorium

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Affiliate Anthony Burrow talks about purpose on “Through the Wormhole”

Anthony Burrow, assistant professor of human development and BCTR faculty affiliate, studies the role of purpose in the lives of young people and how and to what extent a sense of purpose can promote positive adjustment outcomes. He is a 2012 BCTR pilot grant recipient for...

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CUCE-NYC partnering to expand urban farming in Manhattan

Cornell Cooperative Extension-New York City (CUCE-NYC), a leader in farming programs in the city, will join with Manhattan borough president Gale Brewer to expand urban agriculture projects in city schools, public housing facilities, and senior centers. The borough will dedicate up to $1 million to such...

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US parents continue to use spanking despite the evidence against it

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The majority of American parents still use spanking to discipline their children despite overwhelming evidence that it is ineffective and detrimental. In practice, research findings are often no match for cultural norms and closely-held beliefs about the physical punishment of children. Kimberly Kopko, director of the...

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Revisiting Urie’s role as Head Start turns 50

A recent Cornell Chronicle article on Urie Bronfenbrenner's involvement in the founding of the National Head Start Program begins, The article goes on to detail Urie's unique contributions to the formation of the influential program:

Among Head Start’s architects, Bronfenbrenner stood out for his dynamic systems theory of human development –...

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Support missing when grandparents find themselves parenting again

"Grandparents increasingly play a key role in the lives of their grandchildren, as our recent study of U.S. families shows. But some of the most vulnerable in this group are failing to receive the childrearing support that other similarly at-risk families receive," begins a recent post...

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2015 BCTR Student Showcase highlights undergrad work

On Friday, May 1 students from the BCTR presented summaries of their work at the 4th annual BCTR student showcase. A total of 10 students, representing The Cornell Research Program on Self Injury and Recovery, the Superstar Practitioner Project, and ACT for Youth, demonstrated knowledge...

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Ron Haskins to deliver 2015 Bronfenbrenner Lecture

The BCTR is pleased to announce that Ron Haskins of the Brookings Institution will deliver this year's Bronfenbrenner Lecture on September 16. His recent book, Show Me the Evidence: Obama's Fight for Rigor and Results in Social Policy, tells the story of how the...

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The BCTR (and Urie!) in Human Ecology Magazine

The spring issue of Human Ecology Magazine features the BCTR prominently - including a cover story on Urie Bronfenbrenner, for whom the center is named. Also inside are: a story on BCTR director Karl Pillemer's new book, 30 Lessons for Loving (p.28); briefs...

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CRPSIR cited in NPR story on self-injury

In his late teens David Fitzpatrick began to cut himself with razor blades. He was not intending to commit suicide, but was using self-injury as a way to cope with overwhelming emotions. This type of is self-wounding is called Nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI), which the Cornell Research Program...

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