Steven Wolf will present, “Critical debates in agrienvironmental policy: Hard paths, soft paths, and artificial paths’ in September symposium, NEW DIRECTIONS IN AGRI-ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE: Re-assembling food, knowledge and autonomy..
Munck af Rosenschöld, J. and Steven Wolf. 2017. Toward projectified environmental governance? The case of the U.S. Regional Conservation Partnership Program. Environment and Planning A. 49(2):273-292.
2017. Wang, P., G. Poe, and S. Wolf. 2017. Payments for Ecosystem Services and Wealth Distribution. Ecological Economics. 132:63-68.
2017. Bonanno, A. and S. Wolf (eds). Resistance to the Neoliberal Agri-Food Regime: A Critical Analysis. Routledge/Earthscan, London. Read more
Population Working Group, Congress of the European Society for Rural Sociology
Aug 20, 2017
David Brown organized the population working group at the July, 2017 Congress of the European Society for Rural Sociology. He, Nina Glasgow, Laszlo Kulcsar, Scott Sanders and Brian Thiede presented “The Ecology of Aging-Related Services in Rural Communities With Extremely Old Populations” in one of the working group’s four sessions. This paper is a follow up to their recent publication, “A Demographic Deficit? Local Population Aging and Access to Services in Rural America, 1990-2010.” Rural Sociology, 82: 44-74.
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. Info about the project follows (click on ‘Taking the Quicksilver out of Gold Mining’), 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
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, 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
Bobby Smith selected as 2017 Medgar and Myrlie Evers Research Scholar
Jul 21, 2017
Development Sociology PhD candidate Bobby J. Smith II was selected as the 2017 Medgar and Myrlie Evers Research Scholar at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH) in Jackson, MS. Each year, in partnership with the Medgar and Myrlie Evers Institute and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, MDAH selects one upper-level graduate student or early career faculty member to conduct summer research at the archives and use the wealth of primary resources documenting the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi and the nation. The Evers Scholars program will enable Bobby to conduct integral research for his dissertation project on the historicization of contemporary ideas about food justice, which interrogates the relationship between the politics of food, race and activism in the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement.
The Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future's Academic Venture Fund awarded $1.8 million in 2017, with 15 grants to seed novel approaches to some of the world's greatest sustainability challenges. Read more
The Program Work Team on Poverty and Economic Hardship met to brainstorm ways to eradicate poverty in upstate New York. In the United States, 40 percent of people will be poor at some point during their adult life, they said. Read more
The Challenge of Change Commission released a report focusing on developing the unique role public research universities must take to meet vast array of food and nutrition security challenges. Read more
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. Read more
Rachel Bezner Kerr
Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 7:00-8:00 pm
Cortland Beer Company, 16 Court Street, Cortland NY
The challenges and successes of participatory research with farmers in Malawi experimenting with sustainable agriculture methods and educational activities to improve food availability, nutrition and ensure healthy soils. Read more
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 http://video.wcny.org/show/connect-ny. "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
Parfait Eloundou-Enyegue, professor and chair of the Department of Development Sociology, joins a group of 15 experts Feb. 21 to start drafting the U.N.'s 2019 Global Sustainable Development Report. Read more
Among approximately 30 protestors arrested in August for blocking the entrances to buildings storing construction vehicles for the Bakken Pipeline was Development Sociology alum, Jan Flora. Dr. Flora is professor emeritus at Iowa State University. He received his M.S. in Rural Sociology from Cornell in 1967 and his Ph.D. in Development Sociology from Cornell in 1971. (picture and following article from August 31, 2016. Iowa Informer, by Gavin Aronsen.) Read more
Cornell Chronicle, December 9, 2016. ". . . Bobby J. Smith II, a doctoral student in development sociology, is the teaching assistant for the class. He’s researching food justice for his dissertation and said he and Rooks wanted to focus the class on the senior population because they’re typically left out of conversations about food insecurity. . . ." (Photo: Lindsay France/Cornell Marketing Group). Read more
East Hill Notes, by Gary Stewart: Engaged Cornell continues to enhance and empower area organizations and residents, as reflected in this year’s curriculum grant recipients that included 22 funded projects involving 93 faculty and staff members, 29 academic departments, and nearly 60 community partners.
The 34 planned and active courses are expected to reach more than 1,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, and will cover 30 majors and seven minors. . . Read more
Ajay Kailas is currently a third year medical student at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine pursuing a future dermatology match. He graduated cum laude with a degree in Development Sociology from Cornell University as a Dwight D. Anderson Scholar in 2013. During his time in the department, he studied Native American attitudes and beliefs towards the HPV vaccination for three years, working with the Hopi Tribe in Arizona.