When Asia Ambler joined the Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Broome County’s Community Improvement Through Youth (CITY) Project at age 14, she was struggling to feel accepted in school. She grew and thrived in the program, learning how to communicate better and eventually lead community projects.Full Story All News & Events
Solitary confinement, even for just a few days, may significantly increase inmates’ risk of death after serving their sentences, new Cornell research shows.Full Story All News & Events
More than 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain – outnumbering those affected by heart disease, diabetes and cancer combined. To develop innovative approaches to pain management, a team of behavioral and social science researchers on Cornell’s Ithaca campus, clinical researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine and computer scientists at Cornell Tech has received a five-year, […]Full Story All News & Events
BCTR Research Associate Kristen Elmore was named a Faculty Fellow in Engaged Learning for the 2019-20 school year. The program was designed to support faculty members who are dedicated to advancing community-engaged learning at Cornell and within their respective fields. Elmore is the assistant director of the Program for Research on Youth Development and Engagement, […]Full Story All News & Events
If you gave Cornell undergraduate students an opportunity to make a difference by funding their ideas, what would they do? This is the question developmental psychologist Anthony Burrow is looking to answer with The Contribution Project, an initiative he developed to help 50 Cornell undergraduate students make meaningful contributions by granting them each $400. Burrow’s […]Full Story All News & Events
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