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Parfait Eloundou-Enyegue - Keynote speaker at United Nations summit

Mar 16, 2016
Parfait Eloundou-Enyegue delivered the key note address at the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) high level summit between researchers, funding agencies and international development organizations working on the demographic dividend in Abuja, Nigeria on March 7-9, 2016.

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Mary Jo Dudley - Cornell Farmworkers Program receives award from Park Foundation

Jan 14, 2016
The Cornell Farmworkers Program received an award from the Park Foundation for Addressing Farmworkers' Needs in Tompkins County. These funds will support collaborations with farmworkers in addressing their social, geographic, and linguistic isolation through on-farm workshops and gatherings. For more information, please contact Mary Jo Dudley, Director of the Cornell Farmworkers Program, at Read more

Allison Chatrchyan-- Delegate to COP 21

Jan 8, 2016
Allison Chatrchyan organized the Corbell delegation to the Conference of the Parties in Paris.

Lois Morton, Ph.D. '98 - USDA's December Woman in Agriculture

Dec 18, 2015
Lois Morton, Ph.D. '98, was named USDA's December Woman in Agriculture. Dr. Morton is a professor of sociology in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University and director of the USDA-NIFA Climate & Corn-based Cropping System Coordinated Agricultural Project. Morton’s research focuses on the relationship between people and the natural environment as it relates to climate change. She discusses with us the impact research has on women worldwide and how the field continues to evolve. Read more

Brian Thiede Ph.D. '14 - Winner of Grant Competition

Dec 18, 2015
Brian Thiede's proposal to the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality's New Scholars grant competition was selected for funding.

Tom Hirschl - Appearance on "Inside Story"

Dec 18, 2015
Professor Tom Hirschl recently appeared on a cable show entitled "Inside Story" about the demise of the American middle class. the show is hosed by Ray Suarez, formerly of NPR.

David Brown - Keynote Speaker in Slovakia

Dec 14, 2015
David Brown was a keynote speaker at an OECD sponsored conference titled, “Sustainability of Rural Areas in Practice.”  The conference was held in Nitra, Slovakia o December 3-4, 2015. David’s presentation was titled, “Examining Rural Change: Narratives of Change, Crosscutting Themes and Emerging Issues.”

Holly Buck reviews Atmosphere of Hope by Flannery

Dec 14, 2015
In his new book, Atmosphere of Hope, paleontologist and acclaimed science writer Tim Flannery is explicit about offering hope which leans towards the first view, but is grounded in realism. The aim of this book seems to lie in warding off a kind of climate depression — the “feelings of hopelessness” cited in the DSM-5’s definition of chronic depression, along with their stay-in-bed numbness and inability to make decisions. Read more

Alaka Basu joins Board of Trustees, Washington DC

Nov 25, 2015
Alaka Basu joined the Board of Trustees of the Population Reference Bureau in Washington, DC.

Sergio Chavez PhD '07 - new book, "Border Lives"

Nov 17, 2015
Oxford University Press has published a new book by Sergio Chavez, Ph.D. Development Sociology (2007), entitled, "Border Lives." This is one of the first ethnographic studies to demonstrate the ways in which the border has created both an opportunity and barrier for working class Mexicans. Read more

Tom Hirschl - Presentation on Poverty, Economic Hardship, and Resilient Families

Nov 17, 2015
Tom Hirschl delivered a presentation entitled “Poverty, Economic Hardship, and Resilient Families” at the 33rd Annual Breakfast and “Way” Awards Program at the Holiday Inn, Elmira, NY hosted by the Human Relations Commission (HRC) of Chemung County on November 13, 2015.

Rachel Bezner Kerr named as Einaudi International Faculty Fellow

Nov 17, 2015
Rachel Bezner Kerr named as Einaudi International Faculty Fellow.

Tom Hirschl - 2016 Society for Social Work and Research Book Award

Nov 12, 2015
Congratulations to Professor Tom Hirschl, the recipient of the 2016 Society for Social Work and Research Book Award for his book entitled
“Chasing the American Dream: Understanding What Shapes Our Fortunes.”

Rachel Bezner Kerr - Pitch and Poster Contest Winner

Nov 12, 2015
Congratulations to Rachel Bezner Kerr, David Wolfe, Sera Young & Laurie Drinkwater for their Third Place Award in the Atkinson Center’s 2015 Trustee Council pitch and poster contest for their poster entitled “Farmer-led Curriculum on Agroecology, Climate Change, Nutrition, and Social Equity in Malawi and Tanzania.” Rachel's presentation begins at the 12 minute mark.
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Thomas A. Lyson Center Dedication

Oct 14, 2015
Heidi Mouillesseaux-Kunzman recently had the honor of co-hosting the dedication ceremony for the Thomas A. Lyson Center for Civic Agriculture and Food Systems. Tom Lyson was the Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor of Development Sociology at Cornell, and one of the most influential rural sociologists of his generation before he passed away in 2006. Read more

CALS NYS Internship Program Fall Forum

Oct 9, 2015
Working in two programs connected to the College of Human Ecology and College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS), more than 40 students conducted wide-ranging research on invasive species, improving rural food opportunities, bolstering parental education, enhancing food safety at yogurt producers, sparking scientific interest among summer camp girls, and renewing the landscape at a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house. Read more

Scott Peters - Imagining America to Receive Phi Beta Kappa Key of Excellence

Oct 1, 2015
The Phi Beta Kappa Society, the nation’s oldest and most-widely known academic honor society, will present Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life with the capstone Key of Excellence Award and its $10,000 prize at a reception on Thursday, October 1 during the 15th annual national Imagining America conference. Imagining America’s Faculty Co-Directors Drs. Timothy Eatman and Scott Peters will accept the award in support of its work. Read more