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Talks at Twelve: Matthew Hall, Saturday, September 21, 2019

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Talks at Twelve: Matthew Hall

Latino Children and White Out-Migration from New Gateway School Districts
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Matthew Hall
Policy Analysis & Management, Cornell University


Latino Children and White Out-Migration from New Gateway School Districts
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Matthew Hall
Policy Analysis & Management, Cornell University

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The Legacy of Urie Bronfenbrenner


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Evans, Sternberg, Wethington, Ceci, Hamilton, and Eckenrode

The BCTR is named in honor of Urie Bronfenbrenner, the renowned developmental psychologist who taught at Cornell for over fifty years. This September 18th a panel of Cornell faculty reflected on Urie's enduring legacy in the field. In his introduction, BCTR director John Eckenrode expressed the hope that the panel discussion would rectify a knowledge gap among newer members of the College of Human Ecology (CHE) and the university about Urie and his importance to human development and the college as a whole.  The panel was moderated by BCTR associate director Stephen Hamilton.

The panelists were all professors of human development who were influenced by Urie's work. All but Sternberg were also colleagues of Urie's in the CHE department of human development. Elaine Wethington, center associate director, was co-author with Bronfenbrenner, Stephen Ceci, and others on The State of Americans: This Generation and The Next. Stephen Ceci worked on Urie's research projects in the 1980s. Gary Evans  took a class with Urie as a faculty member and went on to  co-teach with Urie. Robert Sternberg was acquainted with Urie and feels the impact of Urie's research in his own work.

Gary Evans

Gary Evans

Gary Evans noted that, while the impact of Urie's research is profound, he was also an engaged and influential teacher. Evans quotes Urie himself on teaching:

As a teacher, I have seen as my main goal enabling students to experience the adventure, and hard-won harvest, of disciplined, creative thought that goes beyond any one discipline. To be sure transmitting knowledge is also important, but today’s knowledge is sure to be surpassed by tomorrow’s. Thus, the greatest gift one can give to the young is to enable them to deal critically and creatively with new answers, and the new questions, that the future brings.

In the event video, Evans refers to this quote and to figures in a handout, which can be seen here.

Stephen Hamilton relayed a story of Urie testifying before a senate committee and being asked what it takes to produce a well-functioning human being. Urie replied, simply, "Somebody's gotta be crazy about the kid."

For an anecdote about the strange, interesting story about Urie and the naming of the College of Human Ecology, see minute 15:40 of the event video.

Panelists recall legacy of Urie Bronfenbrenner - Cornell Chronicle

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Center fall event videos now online


Three videos from our major fall events are now online in case you missed them, or want to revisit the events. All are permanently archived in our media library and direct links to the videos can be found below.

Iscol Family Program for Leadership Development in Public Service (IFPLDPS) Lecture [BCTR]2014 Iscol Lecture: WAKAMI: A Value Chain that Connects and Transforms People and the Earth
Monday, October 6, 2014

Maria Pacheco, Founder and CEO, Wakami

Bronfenbrenner Lecture [BCTR]2014 Bronfenbrenner Lecture: "Making Human Beings Human:” Urie Bronfenbrenner’s Vision for Understanding and Enhancing Positive Human Development
September 23, 2014

Richard M. Lerner, Applied Developmental Science; Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development, Tufts University

2014_0824_041.jpgThe Legacy of Urie Bronfenbrenner
September 18, 2014

Welcome by John Eckenrode, director, BCTR
Panelists:
Stephen Ceci, Helen L. Carr Professor of Developmental Psychology
Gary Evans, Elizabeth Lee Vincent Professor of Human Ecology
Robert Sternberg, Professor of Human Development
Elaine Wethington, Professor of Human Development; associate director, BCTR
Moderated by Stephen Hamilton, Professor of Human Development; associate director, BCTR

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2014 Iscol Lecture, Saturday, September 21, 2019

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2014 Iscol Lecture

WAKAMI: A Value Chain that Connects and Transforms People and the Earth
Monday, October 6, 2014

Maria Pacheco
Founder and CEO, Wakami

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WAKAMI: A Value Chain that Connects and Transforms People and the Earth
Monday, October 6, 2014

Maria Pacheco
Founder and CEO, Wakami

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The Legacy of Urie Bronfenbrenner, Saturday, September 21, 2019

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The Legacy of Urie Bronfenbrenner

September 18, 2014

Welcome by John Eckenrode, director, BCTR
Panelists:
Stephen Ceci, Helen L. Carr Professor of Developmental Psychology
Gary Evans, Elizabeth Lee Vincent Professor of Human Ecology
Robert Sternberg, Professor of Human Development
Elaine Wethington, Professor of Human Development; associate director, BCTR
Moderated by Stephen Hamilton, Professor of Human Development; associate director, BCTR


September 18, 2014

Welcome by John Eckenrode, director, BCTR
Panelists:
Stephen Ceci, Helen L. Carr Professor of Developmental Psychology
Gary Evans, Elizabeth Lee Vincent Professor of Human Ecology
Robert Sternberg, Professor of Human Development
Elaine Wethington, Professor of Human Development; associate director, BCTR
Moderated by Stephen Hamilton, Professor of Human Development; associate director, BCTR

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2014 Bronfenbrenner Lecture, Saturday, September 21, 2019

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2014 Bronfenbrenner Lecture

"Making Human Beings Human": Urie Bronfenbrenner’s Vision for Understanding and Enhancing Positive Human Development
September 23, 2014

Richard M. Lerner
Applied Developmental Science; Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development, Tufts University


"Making Human Beings Human": Urie Bronfenbrenner’s Vision for Understanding and Enhancing Positive Human Development
September 23, 2014

Richard M. Lerner
Applied Developmental Science; Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development, Tufts University

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Talks at Twelve: Emily Chen and Catherine Riffin, Saturday, September 21, 2019

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Talks at Twelve: Emily Chen and Catherine Riffin

Priority Research Areas in Palliative Care: Findings from a Mixed Method, Multi-Stakeholder Research Project
Thursday, May 15, 2014

Emily Chen
Human Development, Cornell University

Catherine Riffin
Human Development, Cornell University


Priority Research Areas in Palliative Care: Findings from a Mixed Method, Multi-Stakeholder Research Project
Thursday, May 15, 2014

Emily Chen
Human Development, Cornell University

Catherine Riffin
Human Development, Cornell University

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Talk now online: “Evidence-Based Practice for Promoting Positive Youth Development”

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David DuBois

David DuBois

David DuBois, professor in the Division of Community Health Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago, delivered a Talk at Twelve on February 20, 2014. The recording (audio and powerpoint) of Evidence-Based Practice for Promoting Youth Development: A Critical Perspective is now available in our media library and YouTube channel.

Numerous frameworks and sets of criteria have been advanced in recent years with the aim of identifying "What Works" for promoting positive youth development. In his talk, Professor DuBois critically examined these efforts and in doing so offered recommendations for improving their methodological and conceptual rigor as well as their practical utility.

Evidence-Based Practice for Promoting Youth Development: A Critical Perspective

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2013 Iscol Lecture, Saturday, September 21, 2019

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2013 Iscol Lecture

Samasource: A Sustainable Solution to Global Poverty
September 30, 2013

Leila Janah
Founder and CEO of Samasource

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Samasource: A Sustainable Solution to Global Poverty
September 30, 2013

Leila Janah
Founder and CEO of Samasource

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Warner and Archibald talk recordings now online

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Recordings of two recent BCTR Talks at Twelve are now posted to our YouTube channel and the media library on this site:

warner-mailchimpMildred Warner, City & Regional Planning, Cornell University: Planning Across Generations: New Approaches to Planning and Economic Development from November 14, 2013

Thomas ArchibaldThomas Archibald, Agricultural and Extension Education Department, Virginia Tech: Research on Translation: A Study of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices from December 12, 2013

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