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  • Martha Van Rensselaer: A Vision for the Ages 

    Stewart, Gary (Cornell University Human Ecology, 2009-06-30)
    A documentary on the life and work of Martha Van Rensselaer, who helped to found the Cornell school that is now the College of Human Ecology, and in doing so greatly influenced the education of women and the direction of ...
  • 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 ...
  • EFNEP: How We Started 

    Dollahite, Jamie (2009-06)
    Over the past 40 years, the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) has aimed to assist limited resource audiences in acquiring the knowledge, skills, attitudes and changed behaviors necessary for nutritionally ...
  • EFNEP: A Strong Community Presence 

    Dollahite, Jamie (2009-06)
    Over the past 40 years, the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) has aimed to assist limited resource audiences in acquiring the knowledge, skills, attitudes and changed behaviors necessary for nutritionally ...
  • EFNEP Education: The Heart of the Problem 

    Dollahite, Jamie (2009-06)
    Over the past 40 years, the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) has aimed to assist limited resource audiences in acquiring the knowledge, skills, attitudes and changed behaviors necessary for nutritionally ...
  • Heathy Homes: Assessing Your Indoor Environment 

    Laquatra, Joseph (2005-12)
    Learn How to Identify and Reduce Health Hazards in Your Home.
  • Child Language: Acquisition and Growth 

    Lust, Barbara (2007-11-29)
    How do humans learn languages? Why do we learn them at all? Barbara Lust presents highlights from her new book exploring human language development, noting recent discoveries about child language acquisition from the fields ...
  • Forsaken Females: The Global Brutalization of Women 

    Parrot, Andrea; Cummings, Nina (2007-03-08)
    In a book talk timed to commemorate International Women’s Day, professor of policy analysis and management Andrea Parrot and health educator Nina Cummings explore the diverse ideologies and cultural conditions that promote ...
  • The Science of False Memory 

    Reyna, Valerie; Brainerd, Charles (2006-11-02)
    Charles Brainerd and Valerie Reyna review a comprehensive trove of studies in cognitive science to highlight what is currently known about why people can remember things differently from what really took place and why some ...
  • Health Care Reform: Where Are We Now? 

    White, William; Simon, Kosali (2009-11-30)
    Health reform remains a work in progress. Faculty members from the Department of Policy Analysis and Management discuss the current debate on health care reform in the U.S.. The discussion provides a comparison of legislative ...
  • 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 ...

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