Cornell’s College of Human Ecology publishes this magazine to illustrate how its programs address complex societal issues to improve the human condition. This mission of human improvement is accomplished through faculty initiatives in research, outreach, and teaching— with an emphasis on an ecological perspective, collaborative projects, and multidisciplinary curricula within and across five academic units: the Department of Design and Environmental Analysis; the Department of Fiber Science & Apparel Design; the Department of Human Development; the Department of Policy Analysis and Management; and the Division of Nutritional Sciences, a unit shared with the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The college includes the Family Life Development Center, the Bronfenbrenner Life Course Center, and the Sloan Program in Health Administration.
Published by the New York State College of Human Ecology at Cornell University
Alan Mathios, PhD
Rebecca Q. and James C. Morgan Dean, College of Human Ecology
Assistant Dean for Communications
Ted V. Boscia
Assistant Director, Communications
Writers: Ted V. Boscia, Franklin Crawford, Marissa Fessenden, Sheri Hall, George Lowery, Krishna Ramanujan, Susan Lang, and Jennifer Wojcikowski
Editor: Liz Bauman
Designer: Laurie Ray
Photography: Cornell University Photography, John Abbott, Jesse
Winter, IStock, Roger Tully
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