Human Ecology Forum

Articles from Vol. 26, No. 4, Fall

Apparel for Special Needs
In collaboration with physicians at Cornell's Weill Medical College in New York City, apparel designers are working to meet the special needs and improve the quality of life of persons with impaired mobility. The aging of America has generated a...
Extension Program Guides Participants to Fiscal Health
A mere $10 investment to enroll in a Cornell Cooperative Extension financial education program reaped an average $5,000 gain in net worth for participants one year later, according to a college survey. After just six months in the program, called...
Improving the Health and Well-Being of Inner-City Families
Cornell Cooperative Extension offers a variety of nutrition and health programs to residents of limited-resource communities in New York City - with strikingly successful results. In years past, for many inner-city families corn, tomatoes, and lettuce...
Inner-City Youth Test Their Wings in Possible Careers
A work-based learning program encourages New York City youth to make smart, satisfying career choices and follow through with skill development and education. Essential to the program's success are partnerships with local employers. High school...
Obesity, Eating Disorders Discourage College Dates
Men and women seem to have an equal tendency to avoid dating people with eating disorders. But when it comes to obesity, men are far less accepting than women, says a new Division of Nutritional Sciences study. "Students - and probably others -...
Patsy Brannon Named Dean of the College of Human Ecology
Patsy M. Brannon, Cornell Ph.D. '79 and chair and professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Science at the University of Maryland, will be dean of the College of Human Ecology, effective June 1999. A specialist in the nutritional regulation...
Richard Burkhauser in New Chair of Policy Analysis and Management
The economic paradigm that explains human behavior allows you to understand the way the world works," says Richard Burkhauser, the new chair of Cornell's Department of Policy Analysis and Management, explaining why economics is his field of choice....
The Name of the Game Is Reading
Getting New York City kids excited about reading is one goal of Cornell Cooperative Extension's Youth to Youth Literacy Program. Encouraging Cornell graduates to contribute their talents to impoverished neighborhoods is another. Each morning last...
Urban Semester Teaches Lessons in Work, Public Service, and Diversity
Human Ecology students experience a professional career, public service, and multicultural studies through the Urban Semester Program in New York City. Most finish the term with a new perception of people, places - and themselves. Jean Hong, a nutritional...
"Welfare-to-Work" Poses Many Challenges
In 1996 the federal government made fundamental changes in the country's welfare system and initiated a process intended to move millions of Americans off public assistance. The hope is that recipients will be able to move into jobs and out of poverty....