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Development Sociology grad student, Ellie Andrews, interview for podcast on pollinator protection

Aug 10, 2017
I was just interviewed for a podcast on pollinator protection, by Andony Melathopoulos, an Assistant Professor of Pollinator Health Extension in the Department of Horticulture at Oregon State University. As honey bees across the US face a range of challenges, keeping bees healthy and productive requires ever more skill and investment. Her research seeks to understand the sociological dimensions of these educational imperatives: how are new beekeepers learning to keep bees and how are experienced ones adapting to new challenges? Read more
Laszlo Kulszar, Chair of Agricultural Economics and rural Sociology at Penn State

Laszlo Kulszar named Chair of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology at Penn State

Jul 21, 2017
 Laszlo Kulszar, a graduate from Development Sociology has just been appointed to chair the department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology at Penn State University.  Laszlo was a student of David Brown’s  and they met when David was doing field work in Hungary in the 1990s, with Laszlo's father as David's principal colleague there. Laszlo had just completed his MS in Budapest, and David was so impressed with his performance that he recruited him to Cornell to complete his graduate studies. Read more
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Africa's Great Generation: Rapid urbanization and a young population is the challenge of a century

May 5, 2017
This century, African families will raise the largest generation of children in the continent’s history. When Parfait Eloundou-Enyegue describes their experiences, he can deftly move from the big picture demographics—the projected increases in the number of births through the year 2100—to the personal challenges facing the members of this generation as they age. Among these are employment and inequality. Read more
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Population Association of America remembers Joe Stykos

May 1, 2017
The Population Association of America has a memorial service for members who have recently passed away. This year, esteemed Development Sociology friend and colleague Joe Stycos, was honored at this service.  Emeritus Professors Mary Kritz and Doug Gurak took the lead in remembering Joe.
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“Connect: NY – Poverty on the Edge”

Apr 17, 2017
CaRDI's David Kay was one of five panelists in this episode which aired on April 17, 2017. It is the 4th installment of 6 one-hour programs on poverty airing on PBS stations around the state. Website access is available at "The Connect: NY team traveled to rural Oswego County where we met some long-time residents - some of whom blame their economic problems not on what lies within, but what lies outside their control, namely state taxes, state laws and state mandates. . . . "   Read more
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Left-Wing Politics and Women's Leadership in Latin America

Apr 13, 2017
The recent shift towards right-wing conservatism in several countries in Latin America has generated a pessimistic future for populist and leftist political parties and movements in the region. Nowhere are these discussions about the future of the “new left” more prevalent than in Peru, where former left-leaning presidential candidate Verónika Mendoza and the Frente Amplio movement gained rapid popularity and received nearly twenty-percent of the electoral votes in the 2016 elections. The Polson Institute for Global Development, along with partners, brought Candidate Mendoza to Cornell to speak. Read more