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. 39, No. 2, Fall

An Uncommon Vision
The Human Ecology Commons--the expansive interior space linking historic Martha Van Rensselaer Hall and the new Human Ecology Building--is fast becoming the heart of the college. It's a place where "you feel comfortable taking your shoes off," according...
Building Connections
The new Human Ecology Building is the crown jewel of the college, an 89,000-square-foot facility loaded with high-tech research laboratories; versatile classrooms; inspirational studios for drawing, design, and fabrication; a spacious gallery to display...
Facilities That Fit the College's Long-Term Mission
Building spaces that successfully advance the student-centered mission of the College of Human Ecology requires a unique approach to facilities planning. By accepting the challenge to develop spaces to support the growth of innovative research in fields...
Iscol Program Marks 10 Years of Inspiring Students to Serve
Since she graduated from Cornell, Chakira Branch '08 has dedicated herself to serving inner-city youth as a volunteer in her hometown of New York City. In 2009, she was sworn, in by Mayor Michael Bloomberg as one of 193 inaugural members of New...
New Bronfenbrenner Center Seeks to Link Research and Policy
In a ribbon-cutting ceremony Aug. 30 at Beebe Hall, College of Human Ecology leaders officially opened the new Eronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research (BCTR), which aims to address pressing human needs by linking social and behavioral scientists...
New Faculty Members Infuse College with Diverse Expertise
Cornell is hiring new faculty members at an unprecedented rate--with the goal of hiring up to 100 professors by the university's sesquicentennial in 2015. The College of Human Ecology is already a key contributor to this university-wide effort,...
'One Great Idea': 100 Years of Cornell Cooperative Extension
In early winter of 1911, John H. Barron, Cornell Class of 1906, took a job with the Binghamton Chamber of Commerce as a Farm Bureau agent, where he was charged with delivering scientific findings at Cornell to the agriculture community. Barron opened...
Researchers Connect Gene to Precondition for Alzheimer's
College of Human Ecology scientists have shown for the first time a significant correlation between a human gene and the risk for mild cognitive impairment (MCI), often a precursor to Alzheimer's disease and related forms of dementia. The findings...
Transforming the Power of Plants
It was the early 1990s when Anil Netravali began his career at the College of Human Ecology as a fiber scientist. At the time, carbon, glass, and Kevlar composites were remaking electronics, sporting goods, military vehicles, medical devices, and other...
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