College of Human Ecology at Cornell

College of Human Ecology at Cornell The College of Human Ecology explores the relationship between people and their world and shapes it for the better through teaching, research and public engagement.

The College of Human Ecology has over 100 years of academic excellence and community outreach woven into its history, fusing a respect for tradition with a spirit of innovation. We house state of the art research facilities in fields ranging from nutrition to fiber science. We are home to the only interior design program in the Ivy League, and the only PhD in apparel design in the country. We award more than 60 graduate degrees annually, our faculty are world renowned, and students have an open door to resources and opportunities across all of Cornell. AREAS OF STUDY:
Design and Environmental Analysis (DEA)
Fiber Science and Apparel Design (FSAD)
Human Biology, Health, and Society (HBHS)
Human Development (HD)
Nutritional Sciences (NS)
Policy Analysis and Management (PAM)
Global and Public Health Sciences (GPHS)
Health Care Policy (HCP)

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Jeanne Moseley, senior lecturer in the Nutritional Sciences at Cornell and the director of the Global Health Program, an...
05/10/2021
Faculty Recognized at Kaplan Fellows for Service-Learning Work | Cornell Chronicle

Jeanne Moseley, senior lecturer in the Nutritional Sciences at Cornell and the director of the Global Health Program, and Anthony Ong, professor of human development (HD Today e-NEWS), have been named 2021 Kaplan Family Distinguished Faculty Fellows in Service Learning.

Administered through the Cornell Public Service Center, the Kaplan Family Distinguished Faculty Fellowship recognizes faculty members who have had a significant impact on undergraduate, professional or graduate education at Cornell by involving their students in service-learning programs.

Learn how Moseley and Ong will use the fellowship to strengthen existing partnerships and create new service-learning opportunities here: https://news.cornell.edu/stories/2021/05/faculty-recognized-kaplan-fellows-service-learning-work

The Kaplan Family Distinguished Faculty Fellowship recognizes faculty members who have had a significant impact on undergraduate, professional or graduate education at Cornell by involving their students in service-learning programs.

Cornell University sophomore Jordan Tralins spoke with CNN's John King about launching the Covid Campus Coalition, a cam...
05/07/2021
Jordan Tralins ’23 inspires national coalition for student vaccine awareness

Cornell University sophomore Jordan Tralins spoke with CNN's John King about launching the Covid Campus Coalition, a campaign to provide college students with reputable, scientific vaccine information on social media.

Jordan Tralins '23 is a Human Biology, Health and Society major in the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell.

Read more about Jordan's experience and how students from 20+ universities have partnered with the initiative here: https://www.human.cornell.edu/dns/spotlights/jordan-tralins-student-vaccinations

#iamhumec

When the U.S. began distributing COVID-19 vaccines this winter, Jordan Tralins ’23 found it odd that her social media feeds didn’t have any factual information about the shots. “I remember seeing a video on Tik Tok of a nurse fainting after she received it, but the video didn’t explain this ...

We are still the CHE and Big Red community, just not all in the same place this year. The HumanEcology@home album explor...
05/07/2021

We are still the CHE and Big Red community, just not all in the same place this year. The [email protected] album explores what our CHE community is facing together as we respond to the coronavirus pandemic and continue with school, work and life.

In Scientific American, Dr. Anthony Burrow discusses how new neuroscientific knowledge can help shape more meaningful le...
05/06/2021
Adolescent Brains Are Wired to Want Status and Respect: That’s an Opportunity for Teachers and Parents

In Scientific American, Dr. Anthony Burrow discusses how new neuroscientific knowledge can help shape more meaningful learning opportunities for adolescents by considering their desire for status, respect, and finding a sense of purpose.

"In a study of early adolescents participating in a 4-H program, Burrow found that those who were asked to write about their sense of purpose before engaging in an educational activity were more likely to engage with the activity and find it important and interesting.

“Purpose is a pretty powerful form of identity capital because it’s not just an answer to the question of who you are, but it’s an answer to the question of who you’re going to be and the direction you’re heading in,” Burrow says. “It’s got legs.”

Anthony Burrow is an associate professor of human development. He is the director of the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research and Program for Research on Youth Development and Engagement (PRYDE).

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/adolescent-brains-are-wired-to-want-status-and-respect-thats-an-opportunity-for-teachers-and-parents/

Advances in neuroscience and psychology could lead to real-world benefits in education and mental health

Recently, Dean Rachel Dunifon and Kristine Mahoney, CHE's Director of Facilities and Operations, gave Spectrum News Cent...
05/05/2021
Cornell's Human Ecology renovation reflects women's history

Recently, Dean Rachel Dunifon and Kristine Mahoney, CHE's Director of Facilities and Operations, gave Spectrum News Central New York/S. Tier a tour of MVR Hall and recounted how the renovation fused the College's rich history with the present.

🎥 Join the video tour and learn more about the intentional design choices by clicking the article below.

The renovation took almost 20 years.

Alumni Spotlight - Outstanding Senior AwardThe Human Ecology Alumni Association Board of Directors is pleased to announc...
05/05/2021

Alumni Spotlight - Outstanding Senior Award
The Human Ecology Alumni Association Board of Directors is pleased to announce their recipient of the 2021 Outstanding Senior Award: Judy Liu. Beyond her outstanding academic record, Judy has made a lasting impact on life within the college as a teacher, researcher, and mentor. Equally importantly, Judy has lived out the mission of the College of Human Ecology in her volunteer work serving children and families across the wider Ithaca community. Congratulations to this year’s Outstanding Senior, Judy Liu. Stay in touch-we can’t wait to hear what you do next!

A special shout out to our honorable mentions for this award to Tiffany Brazer, Sophia Danziger, Lauren Forstenhausler, Emma Jelliffe, Alexia Kim, Bailey Landow and Audrey Perlman. Congratulations seniors! #iamhumec https://www.human.cornell.edu/alumni/involved/alumni/seniors

Alumni Spotlight - Outstanding Senior Award
The Human Ecology Alumni Association Board of Directors is pleased to announce their recipient of the 2021 Outstanding Senior Award: Judy Liu. Beyond her outstanding academic record, Judy has made a lasting impact on life within the college as a teacher, researcher, and mentor. Equally importantly, Judy has lived out the mission of the College of Human Ecology in her volunteer work serving children and families across the wider Ithaca community. Congratulations to this year’s Outstanding Senior, Judy Liu. Stay in touch-we can’t wait to hear what you do next!

A special shout out to our honorable mentions for this award to Tiffany Brazer, Sophia Danziger, Lauren Forstenhausler, Emma Jelliffe, Alexia Kim, Bailey Landow and Audrey Perlman. Congratulations seniors! #iamhumec https://www.human.cornell.edu/alumni/involved/alumni/seniors

The number of children in their grandparents’ care doubled from 1970 to 2010. It can be difficult for these caregivers t...
05/04/2021
The Challenges and Joys for Grandparents Raising Grandkids | Kiplinger

The number of children in their grandparents’ care doubled from 1970 to 2010. It can be difficult for these caregivers to find legal, financial and emotional support.

“Economically, it is really challenging. The grandparents are retired and weren’t financially prepared for this,” says Rachel Dunifon, a professor of policy analysis and management (PAM) and human development (HD).

"But the amount of love in these families is incredible," she adds. “There is a huge amount of appreciation for each other.”

Rachel Dunifon is the Rebecca Q. and James C. Morgan Dean of the College of Human Ecology.

Via Kiplinger

http://ow.ly/DuZG50EEIwM

Grandparents, who are unexpectedly caring for grandchildren, face a number of legal and financial obstacles. It's essential they seek out support.

Teach-in on Confronting Anti-Asian RacismThe Confronting Anti-Asian Racism event is coming up on May 7, 12–2 p.m. Come t...
05/04/2021

Teach-in on Confronting Anti-Asian Racism
The Confronting Anti-Asian Racism event is coming up on May 7, 12–2 p.m. Come together with community members for this interactive opportunity to learn about the history and experience of anti-Asian racism in the U.S. and at Cornell. The event is for students, staff, and faculty and involves a teach-in from 12–1 p.m., followed by a listen-in from 1–2 p.m.
http://ow.ly/Y63T50EEgQN
This event has been co-organized with faculty and staff from the Asian & Asian American Center at Cornell University, Cornell Asian American Studies Program, Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies at Cornell (including EAP, SAP, and SEAP), Graduate School, and Office of Faculty Development and Diversity. Cornell University

Teach-in on Confronting Anti-Asian Racism
The Confronting Anti-Asian Racism event is coming up on May 7, 12–2 p.m. Come together with community members for this interactive opportunity to learn about the history and experience of anti-Asian racism in the U.S. and at Cornell. The event is for students, staff, and faculty and involves a teach-in from 12–1 p.m., followed by a listen-in from 1–2 p.m.
http://ow.ly/Y63T50EEgQN
This event has been co-organized with faculty and staff from the Asian & Asian American Center at Cornell University, Cornell Asian American Studies Program, Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies at Cornell (including EAP, SAP, and SEAP), Graduate School, and Office of Faculty Development and Diversity. Cornell University

Community effort propels Cornell past millionth test | Cornell Chronicle
05/04/2021
Community effort propels Cornell past millionth test | Cornell Chronicle

Community effort propels Cornell past millionth test | Cornell Chronicle

Cornell has administered 1 million COVID-19 tests, a milestone that symbolizes the collective work of hundreds of Cornellians, who worked overtime and engaged in duties outside of their regular jobs to protect lives.

In NBC News, Dr. Jane Mendle reminds us that early puberty isn't just a biological transformation — it's also a social s...
05/03/2021
Opinion | The perils of early puberty, and how parents can help

In NBC News, Dr. Jane Mendle reminds us that early puberty isn't just a biological transformation — it's also a social shift.

“It changes how kids think about themselves and the world around them,” Mendle said.

She explains that "Although seemingly unrelated, kids’ friendship troubles, social isolation and debilitating anxiety may stem from starting puberty too soon."

Jane Mendle is an associate professor of human development. She specializes in adolescent psychology, particularly how different aspects of puberty relate to psychological well-being.

Read more about Mendle's latest research findings on the psychological impact of early puberty and learn how parents can help kids cope here: https://www.nbcews.com/think/opinion/mental-health-issues-kids-can-be-linked-early-puberty-parents-ncna1266010

Early development — before 8 in girls and 9 in boys — is rising, and it can bring social isolation and debilitating anxiety with it.

☕️☕️☕️🙏🙏🙏 Thanks to Manndible Cafe and the wonderful staff that kept so many HumEc students, faculty and staff going ove...
04/30/2021

☕️☕️☕️🙏🙏🙏 Thanks to Manndible Cafe and the wonderful staff that kept so many HumEc students, faculty and staff going over the years! 🌷🌼🌹 #iamhumec

For those of us who may not have heard the news yet. It's rather an understatement to say that we will miss them much. https://bit.ly/3tVhqRb

Congratulations to the 7 CHE faculty and researchers who were awarded Spring Cornell Center for Social Sciences (CCSS) g...
04/30/2021
Grants advance social sciences research, collaboration | Cornell Chronicle

Congratulations to the 7 CHE faculty and researchers who were awarded Spring Cornell Center for Social Sciences (CCSS) grants!

🔸Adriana Reyes, Assistant Professor, PAM
🔸Douglas Miller, Professor & Associate Chair, PAM
🔸Kelly Musick, Professor and Department Chair, PAM
🔸Barbara Strupp, Professor, DNS
🔸Anthony Ong, Professor, HD
🔸Richard Canfield, Sr. Research Associate, DNS
🔸Qi Wang, Professor and Department Chair, HD

Awarded each spring and fall, CCSS grants seek to promote interdisciplinary work, advance projects that are strong candidates for external funding and jump-start work by early-career faculty.

New to this spring – grants were allocated for collaborations between members of the university’s newly formed or expanded superdepartments in economics, psychology and sociology, and of the coming School of Public Policy.

Learn more about their research and conference proposals here: https://news.cornell.edu/stories/2021/04/grants-advance-social-sciences-research-collaboration

The Cornell Center for Social Sciences has awarded spring grants supporting research and conferences involving more than 30 faculty and researchers across campus, including collaborations within new and expanded superdepartments.

Alumni Spotlight — Cornell Young Alumni Career HuddleHow to pivot into a new career- Not really feeling your current job...
04/28/2021

Alumni Spotlight — Cornell Young Alumni Career Huddle
How to pivot into a new career
- Not really feeling your current job?
- Are you getting tired of asking yourself, “What’s next?” every few years?
- Looking for answers to make lasting career change?
On April 29, from 7-8pm ET, join Cornell alumni and learn how to navigate change, adapt to new directions, and head towards a job with purpose and meaning. Conversation groups will be hosted by experienced leaders in the following fields:
Consulting
- Arnaub Chatterjee MHA '07, MPA '08, Senior Vice President - Product, Acorn AI at Medidata Solutions
- Stephanie Barry '92, Founder & Managing Director, Vim Research + Design
Design/Fashion
-Lauren Scher Pollack '06, Showroom Experience Strategist, Steelcase
-Nicolette Petito '02, Sr Director of Product Development, Warby Parker
Education/Non-profit
- Lauren Braun '11, Business Development Manager, Quartet Health
- Silver Arcos '00, Mentor Teacher, National Summer School Initiative (NSSI)
Finance
- Michael Siegel '97, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Legeis Capital, LLC
- Lauren Silfen '82, Supervision Lead: CCAR, Funding & Liquidity, RRP, Governance, Federal Reserve
Non-traditional (TV, Media, HR, recruiting)
- Michele Dowling Johnson '89, Chief Marketing Officer, Blue Foundry Bank
- Monique Hall '14, Associate Editor, Scholastic
REGISTER: http://ow.ly/K1FD50Eu6V8
Hosted by the College of Human Ecology Alumni Association and the Young Alumni Council
Cornell University Cornell Alumni Association Cornell Black Alumni Association #iamhumec

Alumni Spotlight — Cornell Young Alumni Career Huddle
How to pivot into a new career
- Not really feeling your current job?
- Are you getting tired of asking yourself, “What’s next?” every few years?
- Looking for answers to make lasting career change?
On April 29, from 7-8pm ET, join Cornell alumni and learn how to navigate change, adapt to new directions, and head towards a job with purpose and meaning. Conversation groups will be hosted by experienced leaders in the following fields:
Consulting
- Arnaub Chatterjee MHA '07, MPA '08, Senior Vice President - Product, Acorn AI at Medidata Solutions
- Stephanie Barry '92, Founder & Managing Director, Vim Research + Design
Design/Fashion
-Lauren Scher Pollack '06, Showroom Experience Strategist, Steelcase
-Nicolette Petito '02, Sr Director of Product Development, Warby Parker
Education/Non-profit
- Lauren Braun '11, Business Development Manager, Quartet Health
- Silver Arcos '00, Mentor Teacher, National Summer School Initiative (NSSI)
Finance
- Michael Siegel '97, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Legeis Capital, LLC
- Lauren Silfen '82, Supervision Lead: CCAR, Funding & Liquidity, RRP, Governance, Federal Reserve
Non-traditional (TV, Media, HR, recruiting)
- Michele Dowling Johnson '89, Chief Marketing Officer, Blue Foundry Bank
- Monique Hall '14, Associate Editor, Scholastic
REGISTER: http://ow.ly/K1FD50Eu6V8
Hosted by the College of Human Ecology Alumni Association and the Young Alumni Council
Cornell University Cornell Alumni Association Cornell Black Alumni Association #iamhumec

“We’ve lost 2 or more seats every Census since 1950. This is a break in the trend line that’s positive for New York. We’...
04/27/2021
Big Apple? NY loses House seat by thin slice in census count

“We’ve lost 2 or more seats every Census since 1950. This is a break in the trend line that’s positive for New York. We’re not losing as much clout as we have in prior cycles,” says Dan Lamb, lecturer for
Cornell Institute for Public Affairs - CIPA in the AP's coverage of the #Cenusus2020 data.

He added, "New York isn’t shedding people, it’s just not attracting as many residents as other states are, particularly in the Sun Belt."

Dan Lamb is a lecturer for the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs - CIPA. Lamb served as a congressional aide for 15 years and was a candidate for Congress in 2012. His government experience also includes public transit management, public infrastructure consulting, and serving as an aid in the New York State Senate.

https://apnews.com/article/census-2020-government-and-politics-2826fe626ffb4bc1e7d2cada6fdd035b

NEW YORK (AP) — New York will lose one seat in Congress as a result of national population shifts, according to census data released Monday — a loss that might have been avoided if just a few dozen more people in the state had been counted. The state's population grew by more than 4% over the pa...

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The College of Human Ecology has over 100 years of academic excellence and community outreach woven into its history, fusing a respect for tradition with a spirit of innovation. We house state of the art research facilities in fields ranging from nutrition to fiber science. We are home to the only interior design program in the Ivy League, and the only Ph.D. in apparel design in the country. We award more than 60 graduate degrees annually, our faculty are world renowned, and students have an open door to resources and opportunities across all of Cornell. AREAS OF STUDY: Design + Environmental Analysis (DEA) Fiber Science and Apparel Design (FSAD) Human Biology, Health, and Society (HBHS) Human Development (HD) Nutritional Sciences (NS) Policy Analysis and Management (PAM)

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