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Showing students another career path in academia

portraits of Lisa McCabe and Jane Powers

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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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

portrait of Janis Whitlock

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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Getting youth to drink water, not sugar

young man drinking a bottle of water, which creates a waterfall inside his body

Researchers from the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research helped inform new public service advertisements created by the New York Department of Health to educate youth about the dangers of sugar-sweetened beverages. Researchers working on the ACT for Youth project conducted two rounds of focus groups in...

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Reconciled with a family member? We want to hear from you!

silhouette of four people - two teenagers and two adults who are holding hands - on a shore at sunset

  By Sheri Hall for the BCTR What problem is experienced, directly or indirectly, by almost everyone and can cause emotional distress so profound that it lasts for a lifetime? The answer is estrangement from a family member. More than one-fifth of adults report currently experiencing estrangement from a family member...

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Homeward: Life in the Year After Prison - Monday, September 17, 2018

Homeward: Life in the Year After Prison
5:00 PM
Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium, Klarman Hall

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