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. 36, No. 2, November

A Multidisciplinary Approach
As we go to print on this issue of Human Ecology, President-elect Barack Obama is working on the transition to his administration after an historic election in America. On January 20, 2009, he will inherit a pivotal leadership role in a global society...
Better Living Thought Design
Like the College of Human Ecology, the Department of Design and Environmental Analysis (DEA) is multifaceted. The starting point is its faculty. We have backgrounds in social and environmental psychology, human factors and ergonomics, economics; architecture,...
Climate Change Named No. 1 World Crisis by Cornell Faculty
A new study surveying Cornell's academic staff on the world's leading crises found that the No. 1 problem is climate change--a phenomenon not easily reversed. But there's another important problem that's much easier to impact: insufficient education...
Cornell Population Program Spans Domestic and International Issues
What role do grandparents play in the lives of children in the United States today? How do advertisements for food products impact consumption and ultimately obesity in our society? Do poverty levels affect reproductive health among people living in...
Designing Evaluation Systems Based on Empirical Evidence: William Trochim and His Colleagues Develop Evaluation Systems for Huge and Complex Organizations, Helping Researchers, Educators, and Public Employees to Implement Programs That Address Society's Challenges
All of us--whether educators, researchers, health care providers, or just taxpayers--want to know that our time, effort, and money are well spent and will bring the results we desire. And the same can be said for the vast number of programs and activities...
From Breast Cancer to Recycling Textiles: Human Ecology Student Interns Address Challenges Facing Central New York Communities
Six students worked in New York communities last summer to apply the findings of Human Ecology research--ultimately bringing together the college's education, research, and outreach initiatives. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Now in its second year,...
Human Ecology Experts Lead Symposium on AIDS Crisis in Africa
Dozens of scholars, policymakers, and stakeholders from across the globe gathered at the United Nations in New York City on September 9 for an academic symposium on the AIDS crisis in Africa coordinated by the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell....
'Ignore the Poor at Your Own Peril': Human Ecology Faculty Lend Their Expertise to Universitywide Initiative Examining Poverty Dynamics
It was January of 1964 when President Lyndon B. Johnson launched the War on Poverty to address the fact that 19 percent of the citizens in the world's richest country were living' below the poverty line. Forty-five years later 20 percent still do so....
Legal Eagles: New Program Brings a Scientific Eye to the Law
Researchers from Cornell's Law, Psychology, and Human Development (LPHD) Program are influencing judicial decisions across the nation, including a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court. The multidisciplinary program launched in 2007 brings together Human...
Live Broadcast Role of Chaos Development: Nearly 600 Community Professionals Take Part in Live Broadcast
Chaos in the forms of noise, crowding, and shifting family dynamics is harmful to children's development and disproportionately impacts low-income and minority families, according to research by three Human Ecology professors working to educate community...
More Than Skin Deep: Chih-Chang "C.C." Chu Is Working with Cornell Researchers in the Engineering and Medical Colleges to Develop Artificial Skin, Heart Valves, and Blood Vessels
For years researchers have been trying to develop a high-functioning artificial artery that the human body will accept as its own. The realization of this medical dream may be one step closer, thanks to the pioneering work of College of Human Ecology...
Researchers: Every $1 Invested in New York Nutrition Program Reduces Participants' Health Care Costs by $10
For every dollar invested in teaching low-income adults in New York State about healthy food choices, the benefit is about $10 in reduced health care costs and improved productivity. That's what a group of Human Ecology researchers--Jamie Dollahite,...
The Immigrant Child: Past, Present, and Future
"The notion of the American dream means that it is attainable; for all," said Sharon Sassler, associate professor of policy analysis and management, during a plenary session for the conference "The Immigrant Child: Past, Present, and Future." Whether...
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