Recent Submissions

  • To Encircle the World 

    Horrocks, Allison (2014-03-20)
    Allison Horrocks, 2013 Dean's Fellowship recipient in the History of Home Economics in the College of Human Ecology, traces Kittrell’s rise to prominence as an educator and nutrition expert, connecting her story to a diverse ...
  • Inside Human Ecology: A conversation with Kay Obendorf 

    Obendorf, Kay (2014-05-02)
    Kay Obendorf was interviewed on April 1, 2014 by Steven Henick and Jane Pickney as part of the final project for a Directed Study on Leadership, HE 4000 led by Professor Pauline Morin In Spring 2014. The two students worked ...
  • Thinking at Every Desk: Four Simple Skills That Will Transform Your Teaching Classroom, School and District 

    Colosi, Laura; Cabrera, Derek (2010-09-30)
    Frustrated that their university students arrive unable to think, Dr. Laura Colosi of the College of Human Ecology’s Family Life & Development Center at Cornell University and Dr. Derek Cabrera of the Research Institute ...
  • Health Care Turning Point: Why Single Payer Won't Work 

    Battistella, Roger (2010-10-14)
    Employer-based health insurance practiced in the United States today creates insecurity for American workers and saddles American companies with high costs that undermine their competitiveness against international firms. ...
  • Feed Your Pet Right 

    Nesheim, Malden; Nestle, Marion (2011-02-10)
    Marion Nestle, and Malden C. Nesheim wrote Feed Your Pet Right, the first complete, research-based guide to selecting the best, most healthful foods for your cat or dog. The authors presented highlights from their ...
  • The Road to Renewal: Private Investment in United States Transportation Infrastructure 

    Geddes, Richard (2011-10-20)
    Despite record levels of government spending, America's transportation system is plagued by traffic congestion, decaying infrastructure, and politicization of transportation funding—leading to calamities such as the 2007 ...
  • Craving Earth: Understanding Pica, The Urge to Eat Clay, Starch, Ice and Chalk 

    Young, Sera (2011-11-03)
    Nutritional scientist Sera Young presents her new book, "Craving Earth." Pica--the urge to eat clay, starch, ice and chalk--has been a phenomenon among humans, particularly women, for a very long time. Dr. Young’s study ...
  • The Oxford Handbook of the Social Science of Obesity 

    Cawley, John (2011-10-27)
    The need to better understand the causes and consequences of obesity, and how to prevent and treat it, has become urgent worldwide. John Cawley discusses his new book, The Social Science of Obesity, highlighting insights ...
  • Food Policies for Developing Countries 

    Pinstrup-Andersen, Per (2012-03-08)
    Nearly a billion people around the world still suffer from hunger and poor nutrition while a billion are overweight or obese. This imbalance highlights the need not only to focus on food production but also to implement ...
  • The Adoloescent Brain: Learning, Reasoning, and Decision Making 

    Reyna, Valerie (2012-03-01)
    In the second decade of life, young adults have endless choices, but the decisions they make depend on developing the power of the human brain to learn and reason. Cornell professor of human development and psychology Dr. ...
  • Why Calories Count 

    Nesheim, Malden; Nestle, Marion (2012-09-06)
    Calories are the source of health problems affecting billions of people in today's globalized world and these units of energy are a mystery to many of us. Marion Nestle (Paulette Goddard Professor of nutrition, food studies ...
  • Reach for the Public Good:Applying the Methods of Translational Research to Improve Human Health and Well-Being 

    Wethington, Elaine; Dunifon, Rachel (2012-09-27)
    Professors Elaine Wethington (Dept. of Human Development) and Rachel Dunifon (Dept. of Policy Analysis and Management) discuss their new publication, “Research for the Public Good: Applying Methods of Translational Research ...
  • The Autobiographical Self in Time and Culture 

    Wang, Qi (2013-09-17)
    Professor of human development Dr. Qi Wang examines the developmental, social, cultural, and historical origins of the autobiographical self—the self that is made of memories of our past. By analyzing everyday family ...
  • Fixing Family Problems Around the World: Home Economics at the Cornell School for Missionaries 

    Schatz, Anna (2013-10-02)
    Anna Schatz, 2012 Dean's Fellowship recipient in the History of Home Economics, examines the history of the School for Missionaries at Cornell University. From 1930 through the 1950s, this program sought to unite the ...
  • Cultivating the Country's Best Crop: Developing Youth Through 4-H in the 20th Century 

    Williams, Amrys (2011-11-14)
    This presentation provides a look at the history of 4-H clubs and their relationship to the developing ideas about rural culture, community and modernity in 20th century United States. 4-H clubs—the youth phase of ...
  • Watchful Weighing: The Body Politics of Home Economics 1920-1950 

    Moran, Rachel (2011-03-03)
    Not long after the turn of the century, home economists, physicians, and public health workers made the height-weight chart into a household term. Historian Rachel Moran examines the spread of tables in schools, agricultural ...
  • The Homemaker and the Home Economist: Definitions and Identities in the Second Half of the 20th Century 

    Flaming, Anna (2010-03-02)
    Anna Flaming describes how home economists proposed a positive and diverse definition of the American homemaker. Through secondary and collegiate education and organized outreach to homemakers, home economists became ...

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