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. 34, No. 1, May

Freedom and Guidance Allow Grad Students to Take the Lead: Graduate Education and Research in Human Ecology Sharpen Students' Skills for Success on the Cutting Edges of Their Fields
With 94 major fields of study, 16 minor fields, and 15 different degree programs, graduate study at Cornell isn't short on options. In the College of Human Ecology, in particular, where research is devoted to improving human life, faculty-student camaraderie...
Leadership Initiative Teaches Principles through Practice: Students Discover That Leaders Are Made, Not Born, as They Learn to Build Teams, Trust Others, and Take Risks
By his own account, Ruben Frescas was a confirmed introvert with a hesitant approach to life in general and to the educational challenges he hoped would prepare him for a career in medicine. The son of a stonemason and a warehouse worker from a small...
Leading toward a Better World
It is often said that you'll know a leader when you see one. There are certain traits inherent in a leader that set them apart from the crowd and enable them to mobilize, motivate, and change the world around them. Paramount among the skills of an...
Mentoring Marines to Prevent Sexist and Violent Behavior against Women: A Leadership Program in the Family Life Development Center Trains Senior Marines to Mentor Their Fellow Marines in Holding Themselves to a Respectful Code of Conduct toward Women
The scenario titled "Illegal Motion" starts out like this: "At a party, you see a squad member trying to get an obviously drunk woman to have sex with him. She's not just buzzed; she's stumbling over her own feet. You know the woman--a civilian--and...
Seniors Raising Children Get Support from Cornell Cooperative Extension
Millions of grandparents are raising grandchildren and finding it much harder than raising their own children. Grandparents have lower energy levels; their discipline techniques can be outdated; their adult children often have serious problems; and...
Sloan Program Cultivates Leaders in Health Care: The College of Human Ecology's Sloan Program in Health Administration Educates Leaders for an Industry as Complex as It Is Idiosyncratic
Why do students choose the Sloan Program in Health Administration? "They think of health care as a meaningful way to make a living," says Will White, director of the Sloan Program and professor of Policy Analysis and Management. "Health care is certainly...
Three at the Top: The College's Alumni Become Leaders in Their Fields, Using the Skills and Knowledge They Attained at Cornell as a Foundation
The College of Human Ecology has always provided an education that balances theory and practice. Its location within Cornell University, commitment to the university's land-grant mission to serve the public, and inspirational teachers offer students...
Urban Semester: Immersed in New York's Diversity
The discussions about race, ethnicity, religion, and sexuality are tough, really tough for the students in the college's Urban Semester program. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Consider that the undergraduates in Urban Semester are expected to move about...
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