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. 3, May

Drug-Coated Biomaterials Prevent Artery Reblockage: Human Ecology Scientist Brings Cornell New Inventions in Biomedical Technology and $1.75 Million
PROFESSOR CHIH-CHANG CHU and researchers in his laboratory in the Department of Textiles and Apparel have developed a group of biodegradable biomaterials that can deliver nitric oxide derivatives and other biologically active compounds. One of the...
Education for Cleaner Indoor Air: The Quality of Indoor Air in a House Has a Direct Connection to the Health and Well-Being of the Family Living There. Pollutant-Free Air Is Healthy Air. but Not All Families Live in Pollutant-Free Surroundings
Joseph Laquatra, professor of design and environmental analysis, investigates indoor air quality and the role that financial resources play in affecting indoor environments. He applies information from his research to design strategies for improving...
Engineering Textiles to Protect Workers from Toxic Chemicals
Charlotte Coffman is well known as an educator in the field of protective clothing. She was instrumental in developing Cornell Cooperative Extension's Personal Protective Equipment Program, which identifies ways to use protective equipment to reduce...
Ergonomics and Productive Workplaces: Human Factors Expert Influences Forklift Design
MOST OF THE WORK of Cornell ergonomist Alan Hedge, a professor of design and environmental analysis and director of Cornell's Human Factors and Ergonomics Laboratory, focuses on applying ergonomic design criteria to make workplaces more productive....
Helping Older Individuals Age Successfully
Although America is an aging society, existing beliefs, policies, and practices have not kept pace with this changing demography. For too many Americans, old age is a roleless phase of existence, a time of heightened risk of social isolation. The development...
Integrating Research and Outreach/extension
Why does the integration of research and outreach matter? I am rarely asked this question, surprisingly. I am, however, asked often what makes our outreach and extension programming different from the myriad of other readily available information in...
Laquatra Named Hazel Reed Extension Professor in Family Policy: Appointment Recognizes Efforts for New York Families and Communities
JOSEPH LAQUATRA, professor of design and environmental analysis, has been named the Hazel E. Reed Human Ecology Extension Professor in Family Policy. The professorship was established in 1998 in honor of the late Hazel Reed, professor emerita of the...
Rethinking the Criminalization of Youth: Behavioral Scientists Address Juvenile Justice
Asymposium, "Rethinking the Criminalization of Youth," brought scholars from around the nation to talk specifically to Cornell undergraduates in November 2003. Former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno, a Cornell alumna and a Frank H.T. Rhodes Class...
Serving Children of Low-Income Families
Researchers know that, in the United States, households with children are more likely than other households to suffer from food insecurity--that is, they do not have assured access to sufficient food for a healthy, active lifestyle. It also is known...
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