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Cornelia Flora selected as part of notable alumni series

Feb 12, 2015
Cornelia Flora PhD '70 was selected as part of the Graduate School's 150 Notable Alumni series, which marks Cornell's sesquicentennial year. Cornelia works in sustainable agriculture and social justice and is currently Director of the North Central Regional Rural Development Center at Iowa State University. Read more quotes Tom Hirschl's book

Feb 6, 2015
An article run by is based on the book Chasing the American Dream by DSOC professor Tom Hirschl, Mark Rank of Washington University in St. Louis and Kirk A. Foster. The book studies income inequality in America. Read more

DSOC grads and students win Gertrude Spencer Prize

Feb 6, 2015
PhD candidate Kathy Sexsmith and her DSOC 1212 undergrad student Elizabeth Gorman won the First Year Writing Seminar Gertrude Spencer Prize for Elizabeth's paper "Missing from the Milk Carton-The Hidden Reality of Migrant Workers in the VT Dairy Industry". PhD candidate Sara Keene and her DSOC 1211 student Kathryn Quizon won honorable mention for Kathryn's paper "Reworking Welfare: Shifting From Familial to Societal Responsibility". Well done! Read more

Matthew Hoffman presentation: CRP

Feb 1, 2015
Alumnus and Polson Visiting Fellow Matthew Hoffman PhD '11 gave a lecture on "Private Property in Shared Landscapes" on 1/30 for the City and Regional Planning Spring Colloquium Series at Cornell. Read more

Field opportunities available in gender research in agriculture

Jan 12, 2015
Field opportunities are now available with the CGIAR research program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB) to conduct gender research in agricultural project contexts, including GMOs, herbicide-resistent crop varieties, effects of modernization on collective action in pest management, value chains, nutrition, and more. This initiative is being led by DSOC alums Kayte Meola (PhD '12) and Cynthia Caron (PhD '03). Read more

Public Voices Thought Leaders Fellowship Program

Dec 22, 2014
Faculty member Rachel Bezner Kerr has been selected to be part of the Public Voices Thought Leaders Fellowship Program in 2015, a program that increases the public impact of the nation's top underrepresented thinkers.
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LEAD New York receives major gift

Dec 15, 2014
The American Agriculturist Foundation made a $333,000 gift to CaRDI's LEAD New York program, the leadership development program for adult professionals in the food, agriculture and natural resource industries. Read more

CaRDI Research Roundtable on Youth Retention in NY

Dec 12, 2014
John Sipple and Heidi Mouillesseaux-Kunzman were part of CaRDI's recent presentation on stemming the outflow of talented youth from upstate New York, which was profiled by both the Cornell Chronicle and the Ithaca Journal. Read more

David Brown nominated to steering committee

Dec 11, 2014
Faculty member David Brown was nominated as an expert to join a National Academy of Sciences Steering Committee planning a workshop on rural classification systems. The workshop will be sponsored by the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Read more

Heidi Mouillesseaux-Kunzman award

Dec 8, 2014
CaRDI's Heidi Mouillesseaux-Kunzman received a Cornell Cooperative Extension Friend of Extension – Campus Collaborator Award from CCE Tioga County.  The award was given in recognition of “many years of program support, trainings, and partnership,” including Heidi’s “leadership in offering the national ‘Stronger Economies Together’ curriculum to the Tioga County Rural Economic Area Partnership (Tioga REAP)". Read more

Patel, Bezner Kerr publication

Dec 7, 2014
Patel, R., R. Bezner Kerr, L. Shumba and L. Dakishoni. Cook, eat, man woman: Understanding the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition in Malawi, and its alternatives. 2014. Journal of Peasant Studies November Read more

Kritz/Gurak presentation: the University of Oxford

Dec 4, 2014
At the Workshop on “The Drivers and Dynamics of High-Skilled Migration” organized by the International Migration Institute, University of Oxford, Mary Kritz and Douglas Gurak presented a paper on “International Student Mobility: Sending Country Correlates and Policies.” The Workshop papers will be published by Oxford University Press in a forthcoming book entitled High-Skilled Migration: Drivers, Dynamics, and Policies.

Max Ajl publications

Dec 3, 2014
Ajl, Max. "The Hypertrophic City vs the Planet of Fields," in Implosions/Explosions: Towards a Study of Planetary Urbanization, edited by Neil Brenner (Berlin, Jovis) 2014 and a book review of  Eckart Woertz's Oil for Food in the Journal of Peasant Studies, Volume 41, Issue 4, 2014 Read more

Alaka Basu publication

Dec 1, 2014
Basu, Alaka M. (2014), "Demography for the Public: Literary Representations of Population Research and Policy", Development and Change, vol. 45, no. 5, (pages 813–837) Read more

Youjin Chung receives SSRC grant

Nov 7, 2014
PhD student Youjin Chung received the Social Sciences Research Council Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship for the field of Development and Migration. She also passed her M exam-congratulations! Read more

Amit Anshumali receives grant from Tata-Cornell

Nov 7, 2014
PhD candidate Amit Anshumali received a fellowship from the Tata-Cornell Agriculture and Nutrition Initiative-well done!

Raj Patel/Philip McMichael publication

Nov 6, 2014
Raj Patel (PhD 2002) and Philip McMichael, ‘The political economy of the food riot,’ in Riot, Unrest and Protest on the Global Stage, eds, David Pritchard and Francis Pakes (Palgrave MacMillan, 2014). Read more

Tom Hirschl receives extension award

Nov 6, 2014
Faculty member Tom Hirschl was given the award "Friend of Extension, Campus Collaborator" at the annual dinner for Cornell Cooperative Extension-Chemung County. The award honors his work with a poverty reduction coalition in the City of Elmira.

David Brown visiting professor appointment

Nov 5, 2014
Faculty member David Brown was appointed Visiting Professor in the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape and in the Institute for Social Renewal at Newcastle University in the UK. The appointment is for three years and will facilitate David’s continuing the research he initiated with Newcastle colleagues during his recent sabbatical leave there. Read more

Philip McMichael publication-LRAN

Nov 4, 2014
Philip McMichael. 2014. ‘Banking on land.’ Keeping Land Local: Reclaiming Governance from the Market. Land Struggles, LRAN Briefing Paper Series No. 3. Read more
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Scott Sanders PhD 2013 and David Brown publication

Nov 3, 2014
Sanders, Scott R. and David L. Brown (forthcoming, 2014) “Escaping Poverty in Post- Socialist Vietnam: Does Space Matter?”. Poverty and Public Policy.

Kasia Paprocki receives Fulbright-Hays Award

Oct 8, 2014
PhD candidate Kasia Paprocki was one of only four students from Cornell to receive the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Award for 2014-2015.  She is currently conducting dissertation research on the use of shrimp farming as a climate change adaptation strategy in coastal communities in Bangladesh's southwestern Khulna district. Congratulations!

Sara Rzayeva faculty position

Oct 6, 2014
Sara Rzayeva (PhD 2014) has accepted a faculty position in Economic Sociology at the Azerbaijan State Economic University. Congratulations, Sara! Read more

CaRDI Community Development Institute

Sep 30, 2014
CaRDI, in collaboration with the Water Resources Institute, held a Community Development Institute titled "Water Resources Infrastructure: A Critical Piece of Community Development" September 17-18, 2014 in the Hudson Valley region.  Key themes included smart growth, sustainable development, economic vitality, and integrating various levels of expertise.  The conference brought together Cornell faculty, a diverse set of stakeholders from the region, and state-level agency representatives.  Read more

Cornell Farmworker Program highlighted by Dean Peñalver

Sep 23, 2014
The Cornell Farmworker Program was highlighted by Dean Eduardo Peñalver as a vehicle for Latino students to get involved:“Roberto López ’15 asked the panel how students could contribute to the university. Peñalver suggested joining Cornell’s Farmworker Program: “You’re empowered here, but you’re also empowered as citizens. … There are Latinos all around us in upstate New York – they’re not visible, they’re isolated, and they need your support.” Read more