Human Ecology

Reports news and information of particular interest to the faculty and alumni of the New York State College of Human Ecology at Cornell University. Features short, signed articles written by the college?s faculty and students, and coverage of the college?

Articles from Vol. 31, No. 1, August

High Technology in the Apparel Industry: In a Matter of Minutes, Eight Cameras Coupled with Computer Software Can Generate Three-Dimensional Images of the Human Form, Both Clothed and Unclothed. Researchers in Cornell's Department of Textiles and Apparel Know That This Technology Has the Power to Revolutionize Ready-to-Wear Fashion. They Are Collaborating with Industry to Prove It
The lead patternmakers for manufacturing services with Liz Claiborne's Casual Division are impressed by the technology. They have spent their careers designing patterns for mass-produced clothing, but they had only seen how clothing fit on one very...
International Partners in Forming Policy Development
President Emeritus Frank H.T. Rhodes often explained his vision of Cornell University as a "global land-grant college" with a mission of outreach and purpose that extends internationally. David E. Sahn, professor of economics in the Division of Nutritional...
Malnutrition and Child Mortality: Cornell Nutrition Research Advocates Policies to Prevent the Deaths of Millions of Children in Developing Nations Each Year
ABOUT 90 PERCENT of child deaths worldwide occur in just 42 countries--and about one-fourth of these deaths occur before age 5 in the poorest countries, such as Angola and Niger. However, 8 million of the 11 million childhood deaths worldwide each...
Organizational Success through Planning: For Most Organizations-Not-for-Profit Groups, Public Agencies, All Trying to Work Collaboratively-Everyday Management Tasks Can Be Difficult. William Trochim, Professor of Policy Analysis and Management, Helps Organizations Deal Effective[y with These Challenges
As the director of the Office of Management for Not-for-profit Institutes (OMNI), Trochim teaches core management skills such as planning and evaluation to institutions and organizations. Without such skills, multiple organizations trying to collaborate...
Redifining Community ACTion
Funded by the state's Department of Health, ACT for Youth promotes positive youth development. It aims to prevent abuse, violence, and risky sexual behavior in young people, ages 10-19. The program is in the final year of a three-year funding cycle,...
Residential Energy Costs and Pollution: Cornell Housing Expert Heads New York State Program to Promote Energy Savings among Consumers and Builders
HOUSING AND ENERGY expert Joseph Laquatra, professor of design and environmental analysis in the College of Human Ecology, has been named to head a New York State program to promote energy-saving incentives for homeowners, landlords, and builders....
Teaching Diversity through Drama and Imagination: The Cornell Early Childhood Center Has Established a Pilot Program to Foster Appreciation for Diversity in the Pre-Kindergarten Curriculum
TO HELP PRESCHOOLERS develop an awareness of different points of view and better understand diversity, the Cornell Early Childhood Center, a laboratory preschool at the College of Human Ecology, matched a $5,000 Artist in the School Community grant...
The Computer as a Partner in Design Education
Most people think of the computer as a timesaving technology to be used for processing or documenting information. Professor Kathleen Gibson has a more creative perspective. With her design expertise, she develops ways to interface with the computer...
The Power of Partnerships
From the beginning of the land grant university, the power of partnerships was clearly recognized and integral to the mission of generating new knowledge and translating that knowledge into effective and accessible education and into solutions to societal...
Wearable Technology Is the Wave of the Future: A Cornell Student Has Developed a "Smart Jacket" That Automatically Warms, Lights Up, and Monitors Heart Rate
"INTELLIGENT CLOTHING integrates functional clothing design with portable technology," says Lucy Dunne, a graduate student pursuing a master's degree in wearable technology/smart clothing in the College of Human Ecology's Department of Textiles and...