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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 - 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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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.”

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

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

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."

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,