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Wendy Wolford Became an Associate Director

Jul 27, 2012
Faculty member Wendy Wolford became an associate director at Cornell's Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future in July.

Phil McMichael Elected to the Nominations and Elections Committee

Jul 27, 2012
Faculty member Phil McMichael was elected to the Nominations and Elections committee of the CALS Faculty Senate.

Paul Berry gave a Presentation

Jul 26, 2012
MS/PhD candidate Paul Berry gave a presentation at the Rural Sociological Society Annual Meeting in Chicago in July.

Emme Edmunds gave a Talk in Geneva, Switzerland

Jul 25, 2012
PhD candidate Emme Edmunds gave a talk at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland in July.

Tom Hirschl Presented a Talk

Jul 20, 2012
Faculty Tom Hirschl presented a talk "Technological Revolution and Historical Materialism" at a workshop organized by the Institute for the Study of the Science of Society, Chicago, July 20 –23.

Gonzales Participated in SACNAS

Jul 16, 2012
Angela Gonzales participated in the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) Summer Leadership Institute in Washington, DC, July 16-20.

David Kay was Quoted in Newsday

Jun 25, 2012
CaRDI's David Kay was quoted in a Newsday article about differences in estimates of gas production from hydrofracking in the Marcellus Shale.

DSOC Staff Member's Awarded the 2012 Gold Medal Award

Jun 4, 2012
Dear Friend Amelia: The Civil War Letters of Private John Tidd, by DSOC staff member Mary Jordan & Joyce Hatch, with Ronald E. Ostman, editor, has been awarded the 2012 Gold Medal Award from the Independent Publisher Book Awards for the Best Regional Non-Fiction, U.S. North-East. Read more

Parfait Eloundou-Enyegue Invited to Join Study led by the Gates Institute

May 25, 2012
Faculty member Parfait Eloundou-Enyegue was invited to join a large study led by the Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health to study the prospects for a demographic dividend in sub-Saharan Africa.

McMichael and Bezner-Kerr Presented at the Food (In)Scurity Series

May 9, 2012
DSOC faculty Phil McMichael, new faculty member and alumna Rachel Bezner-Kerr and alumna Hannah Wittman presented at the University of Chicago's Food (In)Security series on May 9th.

DSOC Members were Presenters at the Population Association of America's Annual Meeting

May 3, 2012
DSOC PhD candidate Brian Thiede was one of the 16 presenters from DSOC at the Population Association of America's Annual Meeting on May 3-5. Others presenters were: F. Arguillas, A. Basu, A. Bradford, P. Eloundou-Enyegue, A. Flaim, J. Francis, S. Giroux, D. Gurak, T. Hirschl, M. Kritz, D. Lichter, S. Sanders, S. Sassler and L. Williams.

Alyssa Browne is a 2012 Recipient of the Academic Excellence Award

Apr 27, 2012
Congratulations to Alyssa Browne! She has been named a 2012 recipient of the Academic Excellence Award for exceptional academic achievement in the Development Sociology major.

Amanda Maass Earned te 2012 Richard A. Church Senior Service Award

Apr 27, 2012
Congratulations to Amanda Maass! She has earned the 2012 Richard A. Church Senior Service Award. This award is given to students based on their outstanding contributions to CALS and the university.

John Sipple Elected to the Cornell University Senate.

Mar 31, 2012
John Sipple was elected to the Cornell University Senate.

John Sipple Discuss New Data Applications

Mar 30, 2012
Faculty member and director of NYS Center for Rural Schools John Sipple discussed the Center's new data applications that help NYS schools.

Farmworkers Program receives triple recognition from Washington DC

Mar 29, 2012
Mary Jo Dudley, Director of the Cornell Farmworker Program (CFP) has been selected as a 'Champion of Change' as part of President Obama's "Winning the Future" initiative. For the second year in a row, the Cornell Farmworkers Program was featured as one of a few selected programs that were highlighted in Cornell's application for the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Role. Citing her "commitment to action" on farmworkers' rights, the Clinton Global Initiative has chosen ILR Junior Alexis Werth to join university students from around the world at a CGI-sponsored conference in Washington, DC March 30-April 1.

Bridges to Community Class Travels for Community Service Projects

Mar 17, 2012
The Bridges to Community class travelled to Nicaragua for community service projects during the spring break.

Bridges to Community Builds Hospital

Mar 17, 2012
22 undergraduate students from Bridges to Community will help build a hospital during spring break in Nicaragua.

David Brown Taught a Class

Mar 2, 2012
Department chair David Brown taught a class on social aspects of rural & regional development in Slovakia.

Visiting Professors

Feb 22, 2012
Three faculty members, Bugumiła Grzebyk, Teresa Miś, and Damian Pyrkosz, visited from the University of Rzeszów, Poland. Their work concentrates on rural and regional development.

Latinos Drive Interracial Marriage Boost

Feb 21, 2012
Daniel Lichter, Dsoc field member and professor of policy analysis and management, speaks on race relations in the US in the video "Latinos Drive Interracial Marriage Boost".

Interracial Marriage in US Hits New High: 1 in 12

Feb 16, 2012
Daniel Lichter is also featured in this article noting that interracial marriages within the US have climbed.

David Brown Presented at the European Society for Rural Sociology

Jan 20, 2012
Department Chair David Brown presented at the European Society for Rural Sociology

David Kay and Richard Stedman featured in Cornell Chronicle

Jan 13, 2012
CaRDI's David Kay and field member Richard Stedman were featured in a Cornell Chronicle Online article about hydrofracking in Pennsylvania and New York.

Ezra Cited Contributions by DSOC Members

Dec 2, 2011
Cornell's quarterly magazine Ezra cited contributions to the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future by faculty member Wendy Wolford and CaRDI's David Kay. Also featured in the magazine's winter edition was CaRDI assistant director Rod Howe.

Congratulations to DSOC Members

Dec 2, 2011
Congratulations to our undergraduate Honors students Charles Abbott, Cody Ernst, Rachel Storrey, Warner Phipps and Alyssa Browne; and to Aly Stein of the International Honors Program.

John Sipple Presented at a Conference

Dec 2, 2011
John Sipple presented at the conference "Education Investments for a Healthy Economic Future" in December of 2011.

Rethinking Development Conference Success!

Nov 10, 2011
Our Rethinking Development Conference Nov. 10-12 was a huge success. Faculty presenting were: Max Pfeffer, David Brown, Doug Gurak, Wendy Wolford, Phil McMichael, Chuck Geisler, Mary Kritz, Fouad Makki, Tom Hirschl, Frank Young, Shelley Feldman, and field member Mildred Warner, as well as post-doc Jason Cons and grad students Max Ajl, Scott Sanders, Edmund Oh, Rebakah Daro Minarchek, Mindi Schneider, Olajumoke Warritay, Marygold Walsh-Dilley and Paul Berry. Thanks to one and all!

DSOC Members Awarded Agrarian and Rural Transformation Fellowship

Nov 4, 2011
DSOC made up half the group awarded an Agrarian and Rural Transformation Fellowship from Cornell's Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future. Congratulations to post-doc Jason Cons, and grad students Elisa Da Via, Edmund Oh and Marygold Walsh-Dilley.

David Kay and Richard Stedman featured in Cornell Chronicle

Nov 4, 2011
CaRDI's David Kay and field member Richard Stedman were featured in a Cornell Chronicle Online article about hydrofracking in Pennsylvania and New York.

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