Academic journal article Human Ecology

Creating and Sharing Knowledge

Academic journal article Human Ecology

Creating and Sharing Knowledge

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In 1923, College of Human Ecology founder Martha Van Rensselaer described the then emerging discipline of home economics as "a valuable means of applying the principles of science, of art, of psychology, and of economics to vital questions whereby men and women will be healthier and happier and the nation more prosperous."

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While the college has grown and evolved in countless ways over the last century, the underlying sentiment she described still lies at the very heart of our mission today: and outreach. We do that by improving nutrition and health, advancing design and technology, enriching human development, and shaping policies that secure economic and social well-being for individuals, families, and communities.

At the end of the day, we're in the business of creating and sharing knowledge, with students, researchers, policymakers, extension leaders, businesses, and a vast array of institutions.

It is our intention that Human Ecology magazine plays a part in our efforts by keeping these varied constituencies informed about our work. …

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