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Scott Peters - Joined review panel for new National Endowment for the Arts initiative

Sep 9, 2015
Scott Peters - Joined review panel for new National Endowment for the Arts initiative called “Humanities in the Public Square.”

Phil McMichael - Critical Development Seminar

Sep 9, 2015
Phil McMichael attended the annual Critical Development Seminar at the Autonomous University of Zacatecas (August 27-28) where the Spanish translation of his book, Food Regimes and Agrarian Questions (Fernwood 2013) was launched. He also made a presentation: "Rethinking the agrarian question through lens of the food regime."

Rachel Bezner Kerr - Seminar Wednesday, September 9

Sep 3, 2015
SEMINAR ANNOUNCEMENT: Perspectives in International Development

TOPIC:            Agroecology, Social Equity and Food Security: Learning from Participatory Research in Malawi
SPEAKER:       Rachel Bezner Kerr, Cornell Professor, Department of Development Sociology
DATE:             Wednesday, September 9
TIME:              12:20-1:10 p.m.
VENUE:           135 Emerson Hall
Rachel Bezner Kerr is an Associate Professor in Development Sociology. Her research interests converge on the broad themes of sustainable agriculture, food security, health, nutrition and social inequalities, with a primary focus in southern Africa. She has worked with a long term, interdisciplinary, participatory research project in Malawi that has aimed to improve nutrition, food security and land quality using agroecological methods. She completed her Ph.D. in development sociology at Cornell in 2006.
Refreshments provided.  Co-sponsored by CIIFAD and Soil and Crop Sciences Section, School of Integrative Plant Science and the Departments of Natural Resources and The Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management.

A gift in honor of Professor Emeritus Eugene Curtis Erickson was recently made to the Cornell Annual Fund for Undergraduate Scholarships by Mr. Salmaan G. Jaffery.

Aug 28, 2015
A gift was recently made to the Cornell Annual Fund for Undergraduate Scholarships in honor of Development Sociology Professor Emeritus Eugene Curtis Erickson by Mr. Salmaan G. Jaffery.

John Sipple named to expert team to monitor the East Ramapo Central School District

Aug 18, 2015
State Education Department Commissioner MaryEllen Elia announced today that Dennis M. Walcott has been appointed as Monitor for the East Ramapo Central School District. In his role as Monitor, Walcott will be supported by Dr. Monica George-Fields, an expert in teaching and learning and school turnaround, and Dr. John W. Sipple of Cornell University, who has a background in education policy and finance and will be supported by experts in state education finance. Read more

Alumnus Scott Sanders receives certificate of appreciation from the Rural Sociological Society for serving as secretary treasurer.

Aug 18, 2015
Alumnus Scott Sanders receives certificate of appreciation from the Rural Sociological Society for serving as secretary treasurer.

Frank Young - Studies in Structural Sociology

Aug 7, 2015
Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 4:00pm
Mann Library, Stern Seminar Room (160)
Taking “community” as a central concept, emeritus professor of development sociology Frank Young has published a collection of articles and essays that embodies a new approach to the study of sociology. Read more

Tom Hirschl - New Article in PLOS ONE

Aug 3, 2015
Tom Hirschl and Mark Rank's article entitled, The Likelihood of Experiencing Relative Poverty over the Life Course,  was published in PLOS ONE and covered by Newsweek, Time and the Washington Post. Read more

Rachel Bezner Kerr - chapter publication

Jul 16, 2015
Rachel Bezner Kerr ('06) and Raj Patel ('02), "Food security in Malawi - Disputed diagnoses, different prescriptions," in Food security and Development - Country Case Studies, ed. Udaya Sekhar Nagothu,

Philip McMichael - Opening presentation at University of Michigan

Jul 16, 2015
Philip McMichael gave the opening presentation for the Food Sovereignty: Construction of an International Sustainable Food Movement workshop at the University of Michigan. His talk was entitled, "Connecting the local and the global in inter-governmental arenas: the food sovereignty narrative."
Guatemalan Consulate Lansing NY June 2015

The Cornell Farmworker Program Hosts Guatemalan Mobile Consulate in Lansing, NY

Jun 8, 2015
When conducting our research with farmworkers, we encountered a significant number of workers that requested our assistance in linking them with the Guatemalan Consulate.  The Guatemalan Consulate will visit Lansing, NY on June 26-27, 2015 from 9AM-4PM.  Guatemalans in our communities will be able to obtain official Guatemalan identity documents including passports, birth and marriage registration, and consular identification cards. Read more

Rachel Bezner Kerr recent presentations

Jun 2, 2015
On May 14, Rachel Bezner Kerr spoke at the Center for Agroecology, Water and Resilience in Coventry University in the U.K. She also attended the Global Alliance for the Future of Food meetings in Milan May 18-19.

Congratulations to Paula Horrigan!

Jun 1, 2015
Paula Horrigan and her co-editors of “Community Matters: Service-learning in Engaged Design and Planning” have been awarded the "Great Places Award" in the Book Category from the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA). Paula was in Los Angeles last week to accept the award.
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Ignacio "Iggy" Saldana turns setbacks into success

May 22, 2015
Ignacio "Iggy" Saldana '15 will graduate with a bachelor's degree in Development Sociology from Cornell this week following a long journey of challenges and growth as a scholar, student and person. He will attend Columbia Law School.   Read more
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David Brown Receives Distinguished Rural Sociology Award

May 15, 2015
Congratulations to David Brown, who received the Rural Sociological Society's Distinguished Rural Sociologist Award for 2015, for his contributions to the field of rural sociology, research and service, advancing the discipline through work on rural demography, economic development, and migration.  Prof. Brown has served the Rural Sociological Society as President (2000); Vice President (2000), Associate Editor of Rural Sociology, founding Editor of Rural Development Perspectives, and he served on the Executive Committee of the European Society for Rural Sociology (2011-2014).

CaRDI Research Roundtable on Art and Development

Apr 30, 2015
Development and Culture: Why art? Why now?  At this dynamic public event, a panel of scholars and artists presented their experiences with integrating culture work into community and economic development strategies. April 21st 11:30-3:00 pm.

Parfait Eloundou-Enyegue presentation-Webinar

Apr 30, 2015
"Mapping Research Approaches to the Demographic Dividend" webinar presented by faculty Parfait Eloundou-Enyegue, hosted by the Population Reference Bureau and funded by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. April 23, 2015. Read more

Land project to build on three years of collaboration

Apr 30, 2015
DSOC field members Wendy Wolford, Chuck Geisler and Steven Wolf were part of a group studying contested global landscapes as part of the Institute for the Social Sciences. Members of the group will put out a book series and teach courses and summer institutes to graduate students. Read more

Wendy Wolford article in Ezra magazine

Apr 21, 2015
Faculty member Wendy Wolford's article Too Close to Call states "Over the next 50 years, it will become clear whether the best we can do is enough to address the worst of what we have done." Read more

Mary Jo Dudley wins the George D.Levy Award

Apr 21, 2015
Cornell Farmworker Program's Mary Jo Dudley received the George D. Levy Engaged Teaching and Research Award. The Award recognizes a Cornell University faculty member whose collaborative efforts over time have resulted in exemplary community-engaged learning and research coursework or program(s) with local and/or global communities. The $5,000 award is presented to a faculty member whose community-engaged coursework or program(s) demonstrate high quality and innovative approaches to community engaged teaching, learning research, and community capacity building. Congratulations!
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Ellie Andrews awarded TSF grant

Feb 12, 2015
PhD student Ellie Andrews was awarded a Toward Sustainability Foundation grant. This support will allow her to lay the foundations for further research and outreach to strengthen beekeeping associations across NY state.  This work addresses challenges to honey bee health, and is part of a process of building and maintaining social learning networks for local environmental knowledge and practices.     Read more