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

 
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Family Contact with Mass Incarceration
Chris Wildeman and Peter Enns, Cornell University

Thursday, April 11, 2019
12:00-1:00 p.m.
423 ILR Conference Center



How does mass incarceration in the United States affect families? This talk will present results from the Family History of Incarceration Survey (FamHIS), which includes the first-ever estimates of the share of Americans who have ever had an immediate family member (e.g., parents, siblings, children) or other family members that they feel close to (e.g., uncles, cousins, grandparents) incarcerated. The talk will also discuss similarities and differences between attitudes toward the criminal justice system, civic participation and health outcomes among those who have and have not had an immediate family member incarcerated.

Peter K. Enns is an associate professor in the Department of Government and executive director of the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research at Cornell University. His research and teaching focus on public opinion, representation, mass incarceration and inequality. He is the author of Incarceration Nation: How the United States Became the Most Punitive Democracy in the World.

Christopher Wildeman is provost fellow for the social sciences, director of the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research, and director of the National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect at Cornell University, where he is also a professor of policy analysis and management and sociology (by courtesy). Since 2015, he has also been a senior researcher at the Rockwool Foundation Research Unit in Copehagen, Denmark.

Prior to joining Cornell’s faculty in 2014, Christopher was an associate professor of sociology at Yale University. He received his Ph.D. in sociology and demography from Princeton University in 2008. From 2008-2010, he was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation health & society scholar and postdoctoral affiliate in the Population Studies Center at the University of Michigan.

His research and teaching interests revolve around the consequences of mass imprisonment for inequality, with emphasis on families, health and children. He is also interested in child welfare, especially as relates to child maltreatment and the foster care system. He is the 2013 recipient of the Ruth Shonle Cavan Young Scholar Award from the American Society of Criminology.


Lunch will be provided.
This event is free and open to all. No registration is required, but groups of 10 or more, please inform Lori Biechele of your plans to attend so enough lunch can be ordered.

Parking is available on Garden Ave., in the Hoy Garage, or at various Parkmobile lots. Please stop at any information booth for assistance.

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Talks at Twelve: Sara Czaja, Wednesday, February 27, 2019

 
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Social Isolation Among Older Adults: What Role Can Technology Play?
Sara Czaja, Weill Cornell Medicine

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
12:00-1:00 p.m.
225 ILR Conference Center



Social isolation and loneliness are prevalent among older adults, represent significant health risks, and have been linked to cognitive declines, lower quality of life, a heightened risk for physical and mental health problems, functional declines, and mortality. Technology applications such as email, social media sites and online support groups hold promise in terms of enhancing engagement and providing support to older people in various domains and contexts. This presentation will present findings from CREATE and other trials regarding the access to and use of these applications among older adults and the resultant impact on social connectivity, loneliness and social support.

Sara J. Czaja, Ph.D. is the director of the Center on Aging and Behavioral Research in the Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine. She is also an emeritus professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (UMMSM). Prior to joining the faculty at Weill Cornell, she was the director of the Center on Aging at the UMMSM. Sara received her Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering, specializing in Human Factors Engineering at the University of Buffalo in 1980. She is the director of the Center for Research and Education on Aging and Technology Enhancement (CREATE). Her research interests include: aging and cognition, aging and healthcare access and service delivery, family caregiving, aging and technology, training, and functional assessment. She has received continuous funding from the National Institutes of Health, Administration on Aging, and the National Science Foundation to support her research.

She is a fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA), the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society and the Gerontological Society of American. She is also past president of Division 20 (Adult Development and Aging) of APA. She is a member of the National Research Council/National Academy of Sciences Board on Human Systems Integration. She served as a member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Committee on the Public Health Dimensions of Cognitive Aging and as a member of the IOM Committee on Family Caregiving for Older Adults. Dr. Czaja is also the recipient of the 2015 M. Powell Lawton Distinguished Contribution Award for Applied Gerontology, of GSA; the 2013 Social Impact Award for the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM); the Jack A. Kraft Award for Innovation from HFES and the APA Interdisciplinary Team, both with CREATE; and the Franklin V. Taylor Award from Division 21 of APA.


Co-sponsored by the Graduate Field of Human Development

Lunch will be provided.
This event is free and open to all. No registration is required, but groups of 10 or more, please inform Lori Biechele of your plans to attend so enough lunch can be ordered.

Parking is available on Garden Ave., in the Hoy Garage, or at various Parkmobile lots. Please stop at any information booth for assistance.

For further parking info, see:
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Talks at Twelve: bethany ojalehto, Monday, November 26, 2018

 
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Cultural Diversity in Ecological Cognition and Stewardship
bethany ojalehto, Cornell University

Monday, November 26, 2018
12:00-1:00 PM
ILR Conference Center, Room 423



How can people better understand and interact with ecologies for sustainable futures? bethany ojalehto will discuss interdisciplinary research that explores how individuals conceptualize the natural world across Indigenous and Western communities, focusing on comparisons between Indigenous Ngöbe and European-Americans who live in the same island ecosystem in Panama. Research findings indicate that individuals in these two cultural groups mobilize distinct modes of causal reasoning about human-nature relationships that are correlated with contrasting notions of natural resource use. She will discuss implications for ecological stewardship and resource conflict in diverse cultural settings.

bethany ojalehto is assistant professor of human development at Cornell University. Her research explores how people conceptualize agency and ecologies, with a focus on cultural variation in social cognition and human-environment relationships. She has been privileged to develop these research perspectives through partnership with Indigenous Ngöbe communities of Panama, where she has participated in research and collaboration since 2010. She received her B.Sc. in psychology and human rights from Cornell University’s College of Human Ecology in 2008, and her Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from Northwestern University in 2016.


Lunch will be provided.
This event is free and open to all. No registration is required, but groups of 10 or more, please inform Lori Biechele of your plans to attend so enough lunch can be ordered.

Parking is available on Garden Ave., in the Hoy Garage, or at various Parkmobile lots.  Please stop at any information booth for assistance.

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

 
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Enhancing the Impact of School-Based Health Centers in Rural NY via Parenting Education
Kimberly Kopko, Sharon Tennyson, John Sipple - Cornell University

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
12:00-1:00 PM
ILR Conference Center, Room 225



This integrated pilot project explores the feasibility and impact of expanding existing services provided by School-Based Health Centers (SBHCs) in rural New York to enhance the sustainability of healthy families and communities. Based on site visits, meetings, interviews, parent surveys, literature reviews and a four-county quantitative study of healthcare access and outcomes across generations, our multidisciplinary team of applied research, extension and healthcare professionals developed a two-generation community-centered response model based on expanding parent education and support services through SBHCs. Extending the scope of parent support services at SBHCs in rural communities may be a sustainable and cost-effective way to enhance the positive role they play in these areas.


Kimberly Kopko received her Ph.D. in child development from the Department of Human Development at Cornell University and joined the Department of Policy Analysis & Management in the College of Human Ecology after spending a year as an assistant professor of psychology at Ithaca College.  Her research and extension work examines parenting and family processes. Current research and outreach projects include: parenting and child learning, parenting education in School-Based Health Centers (SBHCs), teens being raised by custodial grandparents, and the use of research and evidence-based parent education programs to promote positive parenting behaviors and strengthen families.  Ongoing academic and research interests incorporate an international dimension with a focus on parenting and family support and comparative parenting, family, and child social policies in Scandinavian countries.

Sharon Tennyson is a professor at Cornell University in the Department of Policy Analysis and Management, a core faculty member of the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs (CIPA), and director of graduate studies for the field of public affairs. She is a member of the advisory board of Cornell's Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, and faculty coordinator of the Einaudi Center's Working Group on Disasters.

An economist by training, Dr. Tennyson's primary research focus is the impact of laws and government regulations on the wellbeing of consumers in markets. Recognizing that government actions may alter firms' operations and/or consumers' decisions in markets, her work explores the effects of regulations on these behaviors and the changes in market outcomes that result.  Much of her work has studied insurance markets, but she has also written on the regulation of credit cards, prescription drugs and airlines.

From 2014-2017 Dr. Tennyson served as director of CIPA, and from 2012-2017 she served as editor of the Journal of Consumer Affairs. She is a former president of the Risk Theory Society, and began her career as an assistant professor in the Department of Insurance and Risk Management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

John W. Sipple, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Development Sociology at Cornell University. He serves as director of the New York State Center for Rural Schools, faculty director of Cornell’s Community and Regional Development Institute, co-editor of the academic journal Community Development, and served three years as a state-appointed monitor for the East Ramapo (NY) School District. Prof. Sipple studies the linkages between the $600 Billion/year K-12 educational system and the vitality of local communities. This includes problems and policies related to equity in state assessment, earlycare and PreK, demographic change, and the intersection of school-based health clinics and broader community well-being. He leads an effort to put data in the hands of local decision makers via useful and easy-to-use data tools (NYEducationData.org). He has published broadly in academic journals and books and presented at regional, national, and international conferences. He is a former 7th and 8th grade science and mathematics teacher, earned his B.A. from Dartmouth College, an ME.d from the University of Virginia and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.


Lunch will be provided.
This event is free and open to all. No registration is required, but groups of 10 or more, please inform Lori Biechele of your plans to attend so enough lunch can be ordered.

Parking is available on Garden Ave., in the Hoy Garage or at various Parkmobile lots.  Please stop at any information booth for assistance.

For further parking info, see:
Short-term parking options
Parkmobile map

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Talks at Twelve: Neil A. Lewis, Wednesday, June 26, 2019

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Talks at Twelve: Neil A. Lewis

Psychology of Stratification: How Social Position Influences Meaning Making, Motivation, and Behavior
May 17, 2018

Neil A. Lewis, Jr.
Cornell University

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Psychology of Stratification: How Social Position Influences Meaning Making, Motivation, and Behavior
May 17, 2018

Neil A. Lewis, Jr.
Cornell University

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Talks at Twelve: Paul Krause, Wednesday, June 26, 2019

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Talks at Twelve: Paul Krause

Online Learning: Examples and Opportunities
December 7, 2017

Paul Krause
eCornell


Online Learning: Examples and Opportunities
December 7, 2017

Paul Krause
eCornell

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Talks at Twelve: Monika Safford, Wednesday, June 26, 2019

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Talks at Twelve: Monika Safford

Health Equity in the 21st Century: Challenges and Solutions
November 30, 2017

Monika Safford
Weill Cornell Medical College


Health Equity in the 21st Century: Challenges and Solutions
November 30, 2017

Monika Safford
Weill Cornell Medical College

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Talks at Twelve: Peter Lloyd-Sherlock, Wednesday, June 26, 2019

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Talks at Twelve: Peter Lloyd-Sherlock

Researching Unregulated Residential Care Homes in Argentina
October 11, 2017

Peter Lloyd-Sherlock
University of East Anglia, UK


Researching Unregulated Residential Care Homes in Argentina
October 11, 2017

Peter Lloyd-Sherlock
University of East Anglia, UK

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Talks at Twelve: T.V. Sekher, Wednesday, June 26, 2019

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Talks at Twelve: T.V. Sekher

Designing and Implementing the Longitudinal Ageing Study in India
May 25, 2017

T.V. Sekher
International Institute for Population Sciences


Designing and Implementing the Longitudinal Ageing Study in India
May 25, 2017

T.V. Sekher
International Institute for Population Sciences

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Talks at Twelve: Dana Weiner, Wednesday, June 26, 2019

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Talks at Twelve: Dana Weiner

Data-Driven Policy Making in Child Welfare
April 20, 2017

Dana Weiner
Chapin Hall, University of Chicago


Data-Driven Policy Making in Child Welfare
April 20, 2017

Dana Weiner
Chapin Hall, University of Chicago

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