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. 38, No. 1, May

Afterword: EFNEP Celebrates 40 Years of Delivering Nutrition Education to Limited-Resource Families
The discovery of hunger in America during the 1960s resulted in political action and legislation by Congress. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) launched several pilot studies through Cooperative Extension to investigate strategies for addressing...
Bronfenbrenner Conference Investigates the Best Ways to Translate Research into Policy and Practice
Eighteen scholars from universities and government agencies across the nation gathered at Cornell for the Second Biennial Urie Bronfenbrenner Conference to discuss a topic on the minds of social scientists: the best ways to use basic research in real-world...
From Insight to On-Site: Faculty's Research Findings Are Translated into Programs and Policies to Improve People's Lives
The idea has been around nearly as long as human beings have been doing research: what is the best way to use our discoveries to help people better their lives? While the concept is centuries old, only in the past decade the field called Translational...
Gaining Ground on Obesity: Human Ecology Is Partnering with Communities to Build Environments and Change Behaviors So Overweight Kids and Adults Can Get Fit
In February 2010, first lady Michelle Obama launched Let's Move, a national campaign that taps parents, community leaders', school teachers, and others to help kids eat better and exercise more. Within a generation, the initiative seeks to solve the...
Lifting Latin American Youth out of Poverty
In many parts of the world, young people in poverty are running in place as they try to advance from adolescence to adulthood. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Their parents...
New Blog Bridges the Gap between Research and Real Life
For almost all of human history, people have faced a singular problem: a lack of information about how to cope with the challenges of daily living. But over the past 20 years, and especially in the past live years with the explosion of digital media,...
Nurse-Family Partnership: Success Based on Science: Young, Low Income Mothers and Their Children Lead Healthier, More Prosperous Lives
Sarah Burnett was a freshman at Alfred University when she found out she was pregnant. She was scared and didn't know what to expect, but she knew she wanted to keep the baby. So she dropped out of school and moved back to her mother's house in Elmira,...
Prevailing over Pain: Human Ecology Faculty Help Hundreds of Thousands of New York City Seniors Cope with Persistent Pain
Alan Abrahams, a 79-year-old living in the Murray Hill neighborhood on Manhattan's east side, turns to Duke Ellington and George Gershwin to tune out his chronic pain. He plays jazz standards at his 110-year-old Chickening studio grand piano in the...
Whitlock Blogs on Youth and Mental Health for Psychology Magazine
In "Youth and Consequences," a new blog for Psychology Today, Janis Whitlock, research scientist in the Family Life Development Center, sheds light on adolescent mental health in the new millennium. Her monthly posts have examined everything from cutting...

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