Rachel Bezner Kerr's project "Healthy Soil, Fertile Land and Food Security" was awarded funding through the Atkinson Center’s Academic Venture Fund. The project is a collaboration with David Wolfe and Laurie Drinkwater (Horticulture), and Sera Young (Nutritional Sciences). Read more
The Cornell Farmworker Program (CFP) received a grant from the New York State Integrated Pest Management Program (IPM) to develop Spanish language educational materials to manage pests in immigrant farmworker housing. Read more
Gil Gillespie received the 2014 award for excellence in teaching at the joint Association for the Study of Food and Society and Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society conference in Burlington, Vermont on June 21st. Read more
Rachel Bezner Kerr publication-Annals of the AAG
Jul 2, 2014
Bezner Kerr, R. 2014. “Lost and Found Crops: Agrobiodiversity, Indigenous Knowledge, and a Feminist Political Ecology of Sorghum and Finger Millet in Northern Malawi,” Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 104 (3): 577-593. DOI: 10.1080/00045608.2014.892346.
“Farmer-led agroecological research to improve food security and nutrition in Malawi.” Presented at GloFoods: Transitions pour la securite alimentation mondiale. Montpellier, France, June 12, 2014. Read more
David Brown and his colleagues in the Centre for Urban Development Studies (CURDS) presented the results of their research on the migration-commuting nexus on June 19 to the Centre for Rural Economy at Newcastle University. This was one of David’s primary sabbatical projects. Read more
David Brown presentation-EAPS
Jul 1, 2014
David Brown, and his colleague Uzi Rebhun [Hebrew University, presented “Patterns of urban/rural migration in Israel” to the European Association for Population Studies in Budapest on June 25.
David Brown has been elected chair of the Sociology of Development Section, and Wendy Wolford has been elected to the Council of the Sociology of Development Section of the American Sociological Association. Congratulations to you both! Read more
Tom Hirschl quoted in Cornell Commencement Address
May 28, 2014
Cornell President David Skorton quoted the work of Cornell professor Thomas Hirschl, who co-authored the book “Chasing the American Dream.”
Dr. Hirschl's book was also excerpted online in Salon.
Phil McMichael delivered a keynote address "Rethinking Development in the Anthropocene Age: Turning 'Back' to the Agrarian Question," to the Canadian Association for the Study of International Development, Brock University, St. Catherine's, May 27-30. Read more
Alaka Basu gave a talk on 'Population and Development' to The Sixth International Parliamentarians Conference on the Implementation of the ICPD Program of Action, hosted by UNFPA, Sveriges Riksdag and EPF, 22-25 April 2014.Read more
The Cornell Farmworker Program will be hosting as visit of the Guatemalan Consulate at the All Saints Church, 347 Ridge Rd. in Lansing on Friday, June 13 and Saturday, June 14 between 10 am and 4 PM.Read more
Nina Glasgow presented “Antecedents & Consequences of Natural Population Decrease” to the Centre for Rural Economy at Newcastle University on May 6. This presentation discusses Nina’s emerging project to study the lived experience of persons, especially older persons, who reside in places with more deaths than births. Read more
Congratulations to undergrad Saul Shuster, who received a CALS Academic Excellence Award at the Dean's Awards Reception on April 21st and is featured in the Spring 2014 periodiCALS online magazine. Read more
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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