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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.

DSOC Members Participated in the Cornell Population Center's Encore Conference

Oct 28, 2011
Faculty members Doug Gurak, David Brown, and Joe Francis, plus grad students Brian Thiede, Scott Sanders and post-doc Sarah Giroux participated in the Cornell Population Center's Encore Conference October 28th.

Wolford and Kay cited in Ezra

Oct 7, 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.

Tom Hirschl Granted Funding

Sep 2, 2011
Faculty member Tom Hirschl was recently granted funding for his proposal Policy Education and Action for Fighting Poverty and Economic Hardship in Upstate New York. Read more

Alaka Basu Cited in the Financial Times

Aug 30, 2011
Faculty member Alaka Basu was cited in the Financial Times in the article, "India sees rise in one-child families" on August 30, 2011.

Jussaume Appointed Chair of Sociology Department

Aug 26, 2011
Ray Jussaume, PhD '87 was appointed chair of the Sociology Department at Michigan State University.

Conner Bailey served as President of the Rural Sociological Society

Jan 3, 2011
Conner Bailey PhD '80, Professor of Rural Sociology at Auburn University, served as president of the Rural Sociological Society during 2011-12. His presidential address was titled "Local Solutions to Inequality."

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