Human Ecology Forum

Articles from Vol. 25, No. 4, Fall

African Mothers Who Work Face Dilemma
When African women work outside the home, their families reap more income but often with potentially "deleterious consequences on the health of their very young children," according to new research. Although the extra money African women earn apparently...
Ask Nutriquest
Dear Nutriquest, Is it true that eating spaghetti/pasta the day before an athletic competition/event will help increase your energy and performance? - Curious About Pasta This is just one of the many questions posed to the College of Human Ecology's...
Cornell Nutritionists Help Establish New International Growth References
Millions of healthy infants may be assessed as growing too slowly because of inadequate international child growth standards, according to nutritionists from Cornell University and the World Health Organization (WHO). As a result, many infants are taken...
Creating the Electronic Textbook
The first time I saw a Web page I said to myself, 'It's like they've invented this medium just for me,'" says textiles and apparel associate professor Charlotte Jirousek. "I knew it was perfect for my classes." Two years of hard work later, Jirousek...
Designing On-Line
The World Wide Web and other technologies promise to bring rapid changes to the apparel and textile industry. Professor Susan Ashdown's apparel design students are collaborating with students from two other colleges to learn the benefits - and limitations...
Evaluating the Web
Corporations and organizations are making huge investments to create World Wide Web sites. But most are making the leap into cyberspace with little or no knowledge of what impact their sites will have. Are their investments worth it? Human Ecology professor...
Extension Networks Benefit Families, Communities
Electronic extension networks expand the link of the land-grant system to communities. Information about child care, organizational collaborations, family strengths, science and technology, and health can be accessed as easily as turning on a computer....
If You Build It, Will They Come to Class?
The potential of the World Wide Web for teaching seems almost limitless. Students can find more information with greater ease than ever before, and faculty members can put course schedules, syllabi, notices, and even class lectures on their Web sites....
Satellite Network Enhances Lifelong Learning
What clues in behavior should alert case workers that children are being psychologically abused? How can child care providers create safe, fun, but inexpensive places for children's play? What environmental risk factors are likely to be associated with...
Student Ratings Soar When Professor Uses Enthusiasm
Attention teachers far and wide: It may not be so much what or how you teach that will reap high student evaluations, but something as simple as an enthusiastic tone of voice. And beware, administrators, if you use student ratings to judge teachers:...
Students Learn the ABCs of Creative Vision
Try this: Practice viewing the world as a child, seeing things as they might be, exploring your creative potential. For example, find the letters of the alphabet in everyday objects, such as a cloud that forms a C. Now for the final exam: Using design...
The College Embraces Technology for Education
The College of Human Ecology has joined Cornell and other colleges and universities worldwide in embracing new technologies to enhance teaching and learning. This issue of Human Ecology Forum delineates how college educators have used the World Wide...
The Electronic Classroom
. . . The result is an electronic classroom that's accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The benefits to learning are enormous. There are also a few negatives. Here are just a few of the ways College of Human Ecology faculty members are putting...

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