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. 33, No. 1, April

2003-2004 Annual Report of the College of Human Ecology
Design and Environmental Analysis New courses in the Department of Design and Environmental Analysis (DEA) that address the broad themes of the environment and health and well-being (Environments and Health, DEA 661 and Poverty over the Life Course...
From Scholarship to Policy
Like many faculty members in the College of Human Ecology, my doctoral training is in a specific academic discipline--I received my Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago. Yet, like all of the departments in the college, my home department...
Impact of Human Ecology Research
It is my great pleasure to provide you with the 2003-04 annual report of the New York State College of Human Ecology at Cornell University. In my first year as dean, the college has seen great progress toward the improvement of facilities, the recruitment...
Making Healthy Behavior Easy: Carol Devine Maps the Influences on Food-Choice Strategies in Busy Lives
"Time and people's perception of what they need to accomplish to meet their multiple responsibilities are the themes that run through all the interviews," says Carol Devine, speaking about her new study, Work-Family Integration and Diets of Multi-Ethnic...
Material World: Electrospinning; Margaret Frey Spins a Green Alternative for Textiles
While most people groan at soaring gas prices, Margaret Frey, assistant professor of textiles and apparel, sees opportunity. Aside from fueling our cars, petroleum is the major raw material in manufactured fibers for textiles and in plastics. Rising...