Human Ecology Forum

Articles from Vol. 26, No. 2, Spring

Antioxidants in Fruits and Vegetables Protect Lung Function
Now add one more reason to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables: Their antioxidants seem to help protect lung function and may help prevent asthma, emphysema, and chronic bronchitis, according to a new Cornell University study. The beneficial effects...
At the Front Line of Child Abuse
Despite the best professionals and organizations around the country, incidences of child abuse and neglect continue to rise. The College of Human Ecology's Family Life Development Center is a resource to organizations, professionals, and researchers...
Child Protection Expert Says Parental Smoking Is Abuse
Cigarette smoking is a form of child abuse, says one of the nation's leading child abuse experts, and it's high time we recognize it as such. "More young children are killed by parental smoking than by all unintentional injuries combined," says James...
Food Relief Supplies Bartered out of Need, Not Excess
When refugees sell or barter food, it's not always an indication that they've been given too much food relief, as donors assume, but because they are desperate to obtain different food, such as salt, necessary for survival. In fact, in a new Cornell...
New Ways to Structure the Workplace
Technology, the global marketplace, the need for efficiency, and the ever-present bottom line are rapidly changing the nature of the workplace. The college's International Workplace Studies Program works with some of America's biggest corporations to...
Program Examines Economic Policy and Poverty in Africa
Since the late 1970s, African economies have performed poorly. Growth has been slow or nonexistent, poverty remains widespread, and living standards have stagnated. This discouraging economic performance contributed to internal and external pressures...
Taking Care of Our Children
The Cornell Early Childhood Program is well positioned to help New York communities deal with the fall-out from welfare reform and universal pre-K legislation. Such active involvement in addressing current issues provides an ideal climate for training...
The New Template of American Life
The Bronfenbrenner Life Course Center sponsors multidisciplinary, collaborative research aimed at the issues created by our rapidly changing society. The knowledge that's gained will help create effective social policies that ensure healthy, productive...