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'Cheers' to the Class of 2013

May 26, 2013
Undergraduate and graduate students gathered on the Arts Quad in full regalia to celebrate Cornell's 145th Commencement with friends and family May 26. Read more

DSOC Undergrads Qualify for NCAA Wrestling Championships

Mar 25, 2013
Congratulations to DSOC undergrads Stryker Lane, Nashon Garret, and Jace Bennet for qualifying for the NCAA wrestling championships. Nashon placed third and was named All-American, along with team mate Kyle Dake, who won his fourth straight title. Read more

Cornell Bridges to Community wins Perkins Prize

Mar 7, 2013
Congratulations to Cornell Bridges to Community (CBC) for winning the 2013 James A. Perkins Prize for Interracial Understanding and Harmony! The group was honored at a reception with President Skorton on March 6th. Read more

Lindy Williams Gave Keynote Lecture

Mar 1, 2013
DSOC faculty Lindy Williams gave the keynote lecture "Whither State Interest in Intimacy?" at the Fifteenth Annual Southeast Asian Studies Graduate Conference on Friday March 1st.

DSOC Club Hosted Community Dialogue

Feb 26, 2013
The DSOC Club, lead by undergrad Jeremy March and faculty Tom Hirschl, hosted a community dialogue as part of Black History Month on February 26th. Discussion topics included Michael Schwerner, a DSOC graduate who was one of the three civil rights workers murdered in Mississippi in 1964.

Philip Lowe Receives the Bertebos Prize

Jan 28, 2013
Former visiting scholar Philip Lowe received the Bertebos Prize from King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden. The prize is awarded by the Royal Academy of Agriculture and Forestry for highly qualified, pioneering development methods referring to food, agriculture, animal health or ecology.

CaRDI Partners with Cornell Cooperative Extension

Jan 25, 2013
CaRDI is partnered with Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) to offer a series of webinars to extension educators and leaders in CCE called "Understanding and Using Socio-Economic Demographic Information to Support Community and Economic Development".

2 DSOC Students Passed their Master's Exams.

Jan 1, 2013
Paul Berry and Carrie Freshour successfully passed their Master's exams.

Max Ajl published in Jadaliyya

Dec 24, 2012
PhD candidate Max Ajl had his article "Why Chuck Hagel is Irrelevant," published in Jadaliyya. It was then cited in two Glenn Greenwald columns in the Guardian. Read more

Joe Francis is the Representative to FSCPE

Dec 3, 2012
In his role as director of the Cornell Program on Applied Demographics, Joe Francis is New York State's representative to the Census Bureau's Federal-State Cooperative Program on Population Estimates (FSCPE). Last year he was appointed Co-Chair of the FSCPE Geographic Subcommittee, which he helped form to provide better linkages and communication between the Geography Division and the Population Division of the Census Bureau as well as the member states.

John Sipple Working on Creating Educational Opportunity Index

Dec 3, 2012
John Sipple was in Albany working on a project to create an educational opportunity index for all 700 school districts in New York for the NY State Dept. of Education and the Board of Regents.

Cornell Farmworker Program Hosts the Guatemalan Mobile Consulate

Dec 2, 2012
The Cornell Farmworker Program hosted three Guatemalan Mobile Consulate visits in Cayuga, Onondaga, Jefferson and Lewis counties during which over 500 official documents, including Guatemalan passports, ID cards, and birth registry for children born in the US were issued. Throughout the three day visit, CFP staff and students conducted workshops on emergency planning topics and helped nearly 200 farmworkers to begin to complete emergency planning forms related to guardianship and power of attorney.

DSOC Class 1204 Featured in Blog

Nov 20, 2012
Students in the DSOC 1204 class "China in Transition" are featured in a guest blog section, writing about contemporary social and environmental issues in China related to the popular press. Read more

Basu and Eloundou-Enyegue Attend Meeting at United Nations

Nov 19, 2012
DSOC faculty Alaka Basu and Parfait Eloundou-Enyegue attended a high level expert meeting on population dynamics November 19th & 20th at the United Nations to discuss possible directions in the Millennium Development Agenda after 2015. DSOC faculty Mary Kritz attended an expert meeting on new trends in migration on December 3rd.

Brown and Glasgow Invited to Experts Seminar

Nov 19, 2012
DSOC faculty members David Brown and Nina Glasgow were invited to join 18 other internationally recognized academics, practitioners and policy makers for an experts seminar sponsored by the Arkelton Trust during November 19-21. The meeting focused on rural resilience during times of austerity.

Devparna Roy Joined in the CIIFAD Seminar Series

Nov 14, 2012
Devparna Roy '06, Visiting Fellow for the Polson Institute for Global Development, gave the presentation, To Bt or Not to Bt? Roles of the State, Civil Society and Firms in Transgenic Crop Controversies in India as part of the CIIFAD seminar series on November 14th.

Thomas Lyson Published a Japanese Version of "Civic Agriculture"

Nov 12, 2012
A Japanese version of the late Thomas Lyson's "Civic Agriculture" was published last July, with translation and bibliographical essay by Dr. Shu Kitano.

Max Ajl Invited to Present on American Foreign Policy

Oct 24, 2012
PhD candidate Max Ajl was invited to present on American foreign policy as it relates to the elections on a panel organized by MEChA in October. He was also in a debate on environmentalism in the magazine Jacobin, where he is a contributing editor. Link Read more

Success of International Conference on Global Land Grabbing

Oct 23, 2012
The International Conference on Global Land Grabbing was a huge success, thanks to the hard work of Wendy Wolford, Chuck Geisler, Marygold Walsh-Dilley, Sue Smith, Linda Warner, Kathy Sexsmith, Youjin Chung, Holly Buck, Ryan Nehring, Devparna Roy, Paul Berry, Kasia Paprocki, Tim Gorman, Rebakah Daro Minarchek, Marion Dixon, Upik Djalins, Fouad Makki, Phil McMichael, Mindi Schneider and Steven Wolf among others. Read more

Zoe Greenfield won a Grant from the Cornell Agricultural Experiment Station

Oct 10, 2012
Undergrad Zoe Greenfield won a $1000 research grant from the Cornell Agricultural Experiment Station.

Heidi Mouillesseaux-Kunzman Organized a Presentation for SUNY BEST

Oct 4, 2012
On October 4th, CaRDI's Heidi Mouillesseaux-Kunzman organized a presentation on bioenergy for SUNY BEST, a coalition of higher education, economic developers, businesses, & other community development professionals that work together to support regional economic development.

Rural Schools Association of New York State is part of CaRDI

Sep 13, 2012
The Rural Schools Association of New York State is now a part of CaRDI. The Association represents and serves the interests of small and rural schools across NY state, linking communities to Cornell and enhancing the capacity of local decision-making.

Scott Sanders and Lisa Cimbaluk passed their B exams

Sep 13, 2012
Scott Sanders and Lisa Cimbaluk passed their B exams

DSOC Faculty Rode for Charity

Aug 27, 2012
Two DSOC faculty members rode for charity in September: Angela Gonzales to raise funds for the Hopi Cancer Assistance Fund, and Tom Hirschl for the Southern Tier AIDS Program. Read more

Shoshana Perrey will Support the Food Justice Summit

Aug 24, 2012
Grad student Shoshana Perrey will be supporting the local Food Justice Summit