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Angela Gonzales receives CALS Dean's Award

Apr 30, 2014
Faculty member Angela Gonzales received the Award for Promoting Multicultural Diversity at the CALS Dean's Award Reception April 21st. She is also a Kaplan Family Distinguished Faculty Fellow with the Cornell Public Service Center.

Glasgow-Brown presentation University of Wales

Apr 25, 2014
Nina Glasgow and David Brown gave a presentation to the Human Geography program at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth on April 28. The title of their talk was “Challenges and Opportunities of Population Aging in Rural Communities.” Read more

Kritz/Gurak Presentation at Penn State

Apr 23, 2014
Faculty Mary Kritz and Douglas Gurak presented a paper at the Opening Conference of the Penn State Census Bureau Research Data Center on “Internal Migration and Destination Places: Race and Nativity Differences.” The Conference was held on April 7-8, 2014. Read more

CaRDI's David Kay publication

Apr 23, 2014
Jeffrey Jacquet and David L. Kay: The Unconventional Boomtown: Updating the impact model to fit new spatial and temporal scales. Journal of Rural and Community Development. Volume 9, number 1 2014. Read more

Philip McMichael at UN/FAO in Rome

Apr 23, 2014
Department Chair Philip McMichael participated in the Open Ended Working Group of the Committee on World Food Security at the UN/FAO (Rome), as a representative of the Civil Society Mechanism, April 29, 2014. Read more

Rachel Bezner Kerr presentation in Malawi

Mar 26, 2014
Faculty member Rachel Bezner Kerr organized & presented at a closed policy workshop with key government and international representatives on ‘Participatory Research on Climate Change Adaptation: Policy Recommendations”, and was interviewed by the Nation and Malawi Broadcasting Corporation. Read more

$25,000 NAEF gift for LEAD NY

Mar 26, 2014
The Northeast Agricultural Education Foundation made a $25,000 gift in support of the LEAD NY class 15 study trip to Kenya and Rwanda in February 2015. Read more

DSOC undergrad Alyssa Pritts in Peru

Mar 26, 2014
DSOC undergrad Alyssa Pritts '15 is currently in Peru researching the supply chain of the native varieties of the potato, and working with an organization helping to improve the livelihood of indigenous populations surrounding Cuzco.  Read more

Kathy Sexsmith project funded by SIF.

Mar 23, 2014
PhD candidate Kathy Sexsmith collaborated on a proposal to document the wages and working conditions of Latino workers on dairy farms in Upstate New York. The project is a joint effort between the Worker Center of Central New York, Syracuse University, and Cornell University, and was funded by the Sociological Initiatives Foundation.

Emme Edmunds talk at JNU

Mar 21, 2014
PhD candidate Emme Edmunds gave a talk at Jawaharlal Nehru University on "Paradoxes of taboo: gender, knowledge and sex education among middle class people in Delhi". Read more

Rachel Bezner Kerr publication-Secheresse

Mar 21, 2014
Snapp, S.S., R. Bezner Kerr, A. Smith, M. Ollenburger, W. Mhango, L. Shumba, T. Gondwe and G.Y. Kanyama-Phiri. Modeling and participatory, farmer-led approaches to food security in a changing world: a case study from Malawi. Secheresse 24:350-358. Read more

Charles Geisler publication

Mar 13, 2014
Geisler, Charles. Disowned by the Ownership Society: How Native Americans Lost Their Land. Rural Sociology Volume 79, Issue 1, pp 56-78. March 2014. Read more

Thomas Hirschl publication-book

Mar 13, 2014
Rank, Mark Robert, Thomas A. Hirschl and Kirk A. Foster. Chasing the American Dream: Understanding What Shapes Our Fortunes.  Oxford University Press, 2014. Read more

Mary Jo Dudley receives Food Justice certification.

Feb 28, 2014
Mary Jo Dudley, Director of the Cornell Farmworker Program, has received certification by the Agricultural Justice Project as a Food Justice Certified Inspector for farms and agricultural business applying for Food Justice certification.  Mary Jo has been certified to conduct Food Justice inspections as a worker representative under any approved AJP worker organization. Read more

Documentary by Andreas Hernandez '08 shown at Cornell

Feb 28, 2014
CUSLAR, Latin-American Studies Program and Latino Studies Program recently screened a film by DSOC alumnus Andreas Hernandez PhD '08 titled "Soil, Struggle and Justice: Agroecology in the Brazilian Landless Movement". Dr. Hernandez is Chair of the Department of International Studies at Marymount Manhattan College in New York City. Read more

Alaka Basu presentations

Feb 28, 2014
DSOC faculty member Alaka Basu gave the Fifth B.G. Kumar Lecture at the Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum, India, on 16 December 2013.
She then gave the Professor P.N.Mari Bhat Memorial Lecture at the International Institute for Population Studies, Mumbai, India, on 6 January 2014.
In February, Professor Basu was part of the two member Panel Discussion of the Ford Foundation Roundtable Series on Ending Child Marriage at the Council on Foreign Relations, Washington, DC. Read more

DSOC faculty at Young Social Scientists Forum

Feb 27, 2014
DSOC faculty member Shelley Feldman was part of a panel discussion at the 4th Annual Young Social Scientists' Sustainability Research Forum on Social Science and Sustainability: Challenges, Critiques and Constructive Collaborations on February 13th. Field member Steven Wolf presented his research at the forum. Read more

Chuck Geisler publication-Research in Social Problems & Public Policy

Feb 19, 2014
Geisler, Charles. "Peak Farmland": Revealed Truth or Recreancy?” with Ben Currens, Research in Social Problems and Public Policy (RSPPP)Vol. 21, 2014.

Tom Hirschl joins research team at Newcastle University, UK.

Feb 15, 2014
DSOC faculty member Tom Hirschl visited David Brown and colleagues at Newcastle University, UK, in mid-February to work on a project analyzing counter urbanization in England and Wales. The study team recently acquired a longitudinal data file on job commuting, and Tom is assisting with implementing methods in event history analysis. Tom also gave a seminar about his forthcoming book "Chasing the Dream" at Newcastle University. Read more