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. 40, No. 1, Spring

CCE Summer Internships Strengthen Communities, Inspire Students
From improving access to healthy foods to reducing risk-taking by adolescents, College of Human Ecology students will work with faculty researchers throughout the summer to address pressing concerns in communities across New York, thanks to the wide...
College Welcomes New Faculty in Key Areas
Cornell has quickened the pace in hiring new faculty, aiming to bring on board up to 100 professors by the university's sesquicentennial in 2015. Contributing to this initiative, the College of Human Ecology is attracting new faculty to work on...
Doing Good by Design: Students Delve into the Unknown to Design Creative, Research-Based Solutions to Community Challenges
Professors Paul Eshelman and Gary Evans like to push their students beyond "their realm of familiarity." This belief has led to some unexpected encounters: meetings with disadvantaged teens at Boys & Girls Club of America locations, observations...
Dollars and Sense of Education Policy: Human Ecology Economists Are Doing the Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic on Education Reform
Ensuring that children and young adults are well-educated and prepared for productive careers is a top priority in communities across the United States. How to achieve those goals and improve our education system is hotly debated at local, state, and...
Fortifying 4-H: Scientists at the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research Are Studying How to Improve New York's Largest Youth Development Program
On a warm late afternoon in March, a group of grade-schoolers are running low on patience. The six kids, participants in the 4-H Urban Outreach Program offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County, are wriggling in their seats around...
Human Ecology Celebrates Century-Long CCE Partnership
Since 1911, Cornell Cooperative Extension (GCE) has teamed up with the college to improve the human condition, "not just engage in abstract theory and detached analysis," but to "draw conclusions with real, real impact," said Alan Mathios, the Rebecca...
Lichter Heads Cornell Population Center-A 'Hub for Social Sciences'
For nearly every pressing social and political issue--immigration, poverty, education reform, public health, and environmental protection, for instance--Dan Lichter sees a common thread: demography. "Population change sets the broader policy context...
New FSAD Chair Shares Big Ideas for Weaving Fashion and Technology
Jintu Fan, an innovator in textile science and design and developer of the world's first sweating fabric manikin, joined the College of Human Ecology Jan. 1 as professor and chair of the Department of Fiber Science & Apparel Design (FSAD). Most...
Recipe for Success: Nutrition Educators Use Dialogue to Bring Home the Message for Families of Modest Means
More than 22,000 low-income families in New York each year learn about food safety, portion size, and how to stretch their dollars at the grocery store, through a series of nutrition programs given by Cornell Cooperative Extension. In one particularly...

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