The U.N.'s Committee on World Food Security appointed Rachel Bezner Kerr, associate professor in the Department of Development Sociology, to a project team tasked with determining agroecological approaches and other innovations for sustainable agriculture and food systems. Read more
Mississippi History Newsletter, Vol 59/No. 2, (page 5): A doctoral student from Cornell University has been named the 2017 Medgar and Myrlie Evers Research Scholar. Bobby J. Smith II will explore the relationship between the politics of food, race, and activism using the holdings of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. Read more
To develop new knowledge for fighting economic insecurity in upstate New York, a set of leaders has formed a network to collaborate and share best practices. The Program Work Team on Poverty and Economic Hardship, a group of Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) staff, Cornell faculty, community leaders and service providers from across the state, met in person for the first time May 31 in Warren Hall. The goal? To talk about how to improve their work and extend the reach of their programs. Read more
The program, now in its second summer, is a spinoff of the afterschool film club that senior lecturer Bryan Duff and students in the course Engaging Youth in Learning run each semester in Ithaca. For the summer program, “we focus on youth from rural areas because their access to summer enrichment tends to be limited,” said Duff, who directs the education minor. Read more
Learn about migrants and migration in Central America, Mexico, and the United States via engaged learning & research.
CORE THEMES: Ethical approaches to working with vulnerable populations; Workplaces and working conditions; Oral histories/testimonios; Immigration policy and enforcement practices.
Learn qualitative methodologies for field research and apply them in short projects in collaboration with the Cornell Farmworker Program. Read more
Wonder Women (DSOC 1120), is a Learning Where You Live course taught in the north campus residence halls. See the Learning Where You Live brochure for information about the course. Speakers this year include Heather Lane, owner of Purity Ice Cream; Gretchen Ritter, Dean of Arts & Sciences; Kate Supron, former mayor of Cayuga Heights; and Paulette Clancy, professor in Chemical Engineering. Read more
Given our current age of “alternative facts” and “fake news,” moving sociological research into the hands of a wider audience has taken on added importance. And while the discipline has seen vigorous debate about the role and value of public sociology, I have begun to consider how to actively awaken my fellow citizens to what C. Wright Mills described as understanding one’s personal troubles within the context of the sociological imagination—particularly with respect to the dynamics of American poverty and inequality. Read more
The Atkinson Venture Fund grant recently awarded $127,000 to PI, Jenny Goldstein along with co-PIs Matt Reid in Environmental Engineering and Tom Pepinsky in Government. The project is titled Assessing Mercury Use in Indonesian Gold Mining: Socio-Political Interventions and Impacts on Ecosystem and Human Health. Read more
From PeriodiCALS, August 1, 2017: The Community & Regional Development Institute (CaRDI) received national and regional accolades for their work developing curriculum and training in New York state. Read more