Human Ecology Forum

Articles from Vol. 27, No. 3, Summer

A Drink to Good Health
A fortified orange-flavored powdered drink has proved so successful in improving the health of Tanzanian children that the Cornell University and Tanzanian teams who tested it now want to see if it will do the same for pregnant and lactating women...
An Ecological and Global View of Workplace Design
Faculty and students in the International Workplace Studies Program, founded by Professor Franklin Becker, are finding new ways of working that will generate better products and faster services. In the process, they are committed to understanding global...
Cornell Cooperative Extension in Poland - Learning What You Never Knew You Never Knew
When a once-Communist country converts to a free and capitalist society, the transition brings new values, new rules, and a whole new mind-set. Mary Misek, a program leader for Cornell Cooperative Extension of Lewis County, saw this firsthand. She...
Global Collaboration Benefits Textile Research
Textile scientist Anil Netravali and researchers at Kyoritsu Women's University in Japan are working to develop stronger, more durable synthetic fibers and fabrics. An agreement of collaboration between the two universities has allowed the researchers-and...
Hands That Work, Then Teach
The whole area of continuing education for home builders typically involves trade shows, seminars, and certification programs. Joe Laquatra has become a specialist in designing such courses as well as in conducting them. His most recent, "Builders,...
Influencing Nutrition Policy and Programs Worldwide
Professor Jean-Pierre Habicht says "institution building" is the best way to ensure that scientific research is translated into effective nutrition policy and programs in developing countries. In international nutrition circles, Professor Jean-Pierre...
KIDS - AND ADULTS - Need Elbowroom
Professor Gary Evans, an international expert on environmental stress, looked at the effects of crowding on families in Poona, India. He found that children in crowded homes do worse in school and have more frequent conflict with their parents than...
Mann Library to Preserve Core Historical Literature of Home Economics
As a 100th birthday present to the College of Human Ecology, Albert R. Mann Library has launched a multiyear project to identify and preserve the core historical literature of home economics and human ecology. Mann Library director Janet McCue calls...
New Water Treatment System Cleans Up Pesticides
A new Cornell University invention can clean up wastewater from pesticides and textile processing on-site efficiently, inexpensively, and without some of the problems of current technologies, say two Cornell environmental chemists. The research...
Proposed Maternal and Child Nutrition Training Program Targets International Students
International students wanting to study in the Division of Nutritional Sciences have often hit a brick wall. Almost all the grants for students in the division have required U.S. citizenship or an immigration visa. Funding for international students...
Relevant beyond Our Borders
While some Human Ecology students seek an international experience through study abroad, many others are exposed to different cultures and places in their classrooms - by the nearly 100 international students who choose to pursue their studies here....
Study Abroad Expands Cultural View, Life Skills, and ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE
Four Human Ecology students traveled to Spain, Italy, Indonesia, and Sweden to learn more about themselves and the world around them. Everyone should experience study abroad," says Jessica Schwarz, who spent the spring of her junior year in Bali,...
Teaching the Efficiencies of Housing Construction at Home and Abroad
Governments in Europe and Asia have been turning to Associate Professor Joseph Laquatra as a partner in bringing energy-saving innovations and cost-saving efficiencies to their home construction industries. As a Cornell Ph.D. candidate back in 1984,...
U.S. Mothers Are Less Tolerant of Crowding
Each year, up to 65 Human Ecology students spend a semester studying abroad. But Meredith Madon, a senior majoring in human development, went a step farther: she used her time away not just to hit the books on faraway shores but to launch an original...