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July 11, 2024

Leak, Vashistha recognized for excellence in promoting diversity

Two faculty members have been awarded the university’s highest honor for excellence in research, teaching and service through diversity. Tashara M. Leak, associate professor in the Division of Nutritional Sciences…
July 11, 2024

Writing about identity, values can boost teens’ self-esteem

Providing teenagers opportunities to affirm positive aspects of their identities can help bolster their self-esteem over time and ease transitions to high school, new Cornell psychology research finds. In a…
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July 3, 2024

Cornell professor studying identity development among LGBTQ+ youth

Adam Hoffman, assistant professor of psychology, is exploring how LGBTQ+ youth develop social identity and how that process affects their mental health, self-esteem and other outcomes. He is conducting a…
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April 30, 2024

ARC researcher, Zeynab Jouzi, addresses food insecurity through an interdisciplinary approach

After two years with the Cornell Action Research Collaborative (ARC), Zeynab Jouzi, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow and researcher, reflects on the importance of using interdisciplinary approaches and participatory research to…
April 18, 2024

ARC researcher, Eunyoung Myung, works to bridge the health equity gaps in New York communities

Eunyoung Myung, postdoctoral associate at the Cornell Action Research Collaborative, wants to understand the role communication plays in health and ultimately learn how media use can narrow the divide in…
February 21, 2024

2023 Annual Report

View and download the Action Research Collaborative's 2023 annual impact report. Action-Research-Collaborative-2023-Impact-ReportDownload
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December 21, 2023

Exploring girlhoods, Black scholars connect, imagine and heal

Jamila Walida Simon, M.S. ’10, grew up in a time and place where children were expected to be largely seen and not heard; as an adult, she wanted to correct…
December 15, 2023

Poverty is a political choice, Michener tells NYS Senate

A majority of Americans will experience poverty at some point because of systemic challenges – not poor choices – that state and federal policies can address, Jamila Michener, associate professor…
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November 22, 2023

Professors Strogatz, Lewis Jr. receive awards for science communication

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine have awarded top prize for science communication by a “research scientist–later career” to Steven Strogatz, the Susan and Barton Winokur Distinguished Professor…
November 15, 2023

NYS families to access more fresh produce via $8M USDA grant

Tim Bryant started using food stamps after a parking garage gate hit his head, causing a traumatic brain injury that forced him to drop out of his master’s degree program.…
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September 26, 2023

Michener to direct new Center for Racial Justice and Equitable Futures

Jamila Michener, associate professor of government in the College of Arts and Sciences and senior associate dean of public engagement at the Cornell Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy,…
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September 8, 2023

Fall 2023 ARC Faculty Course Offerings

Course Number Instructor Course Description Introduction to Human Development HD1130 / PSYCH 1131Adam Hoffman Introduction to Human Development provides a broad and foundational overview of field of human development, starting from conception and ending through process…
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August 23, 2023

Students work with NYC communities during summer fellowship

Two Human Ecology graduate students spent this past summer in New York City as part of a summer fellowship through the Action Research Collaborative (ARC), learning how researchers and communities…
August 2, 2023

Fact-checking can influence recommender algorithms

In January 2017, Reddit users read about an alleged case of terrorism in a Spanish supermarket. What they didn’t know was that nearly every detail of the stories, taken from…
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July 6, 2023

NYC faculty discuss equity, community ownership

Faculty in Cornell’s Action Research Collaborative (ARC) joined New York City and State policymakers and community members for ARC’s second symposium on June 22. The annual symposium is an opportunity…
June 28, 2023

Harlem youth lead projects that benefit their community

With a bit of funding, high school students in Harlem have come up with projects that help their neighbors – and offer researchers insights into how young people think about…
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May 10, 2023

Prioritize space to dream, OADI alumna tells diverse students

Samantha Huanca ’23 remembers feeling overwhelmed on North Campus on the first day of her freshman year. As the first person in her family to go to college, she said,…
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May 1, 2023

Racial equity messaging must be more inclusive

In a review of more than three decades’ worth of studies that examine support for, or opposition to, policies with racial equity implications, a Cornell-led research group found that more…
April 3, 2023

Lessons learned from engaging communities in nutrition research: a recap of Tashara Leak’s Talks at Twelve

Tashara M. Leak, co-director of the Action Research Collaborative and assistant professor in the Division of Nutritional Sciences (CHE), spoke at the March 20, 2023 Talks at Twelve, hosted by…
March 27, 2023

To Hold Tech Accountable, Look to Public Health

HOW IS IT that public health has delivered on its promise to improve the lives of millions, while failing to resolve the dramatic health disparities of people of color in the…
March 27, 2023

Michener advocates ‘Broadening the Tent’ at White House

Drawing on personal experience, a Cornell faculty member urged policymakers at a White House event to consult extensively with beneficiaries of government programs and services and learn from their experiences.…
March 16, 2023

This Cornell Giving Day, support the Action Research Collaborative!

ARC co-directors, Dr. Neil Lewis Jr., and Dr. Tashara M. Leak meet with NY Lt. Gov. The Action Research Collaborative (ARC) is Cornell’s institutional home for fostering cross-sector collaborations between…
February 21, 2023

Cornell expert leading effort to establish nutrition guidelines

Cornell nutrition expert Angela Odoms-Young will serve as the vice chair of the national 2025 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC), which will review scientific evidence regarding federal nutrition programs and…
February 9, 2023

The Action Research Collaborative at Cornell partners with Field & Fork Network to expand ‘Double Up’ nutrition incentive program across New York State

Cornell’s Action Research Collaborative (ARC) is partnering with Field & Fork Network to evaluate the impact of the Double Up Food Bucks New York (Double Up NY) program on families…
February 6, 2023

NY Lt. Gov. tour highlights sustainability, equity

New York Lt. Gov. Antonio Delgado engaged with students and faculty on topics ranging from biological engineering to nutrition to 4-H youth development programs – and how they impact New…
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January 31, 2023

The Action Research Collaborative: Year in Review 2022

Since launching in January 2022, the Action Research Collaborative (ARC) has been Cornell University’s institutional home for fostering cross-sector collaborations and partnerships that benefit marginalized communities. In its first year,…
January 31, 2023

ARC Co-director, Neil Lewis Jr., spotlighted in 2023 Thinkers50 Radar

Neil Lewis Jr., assistant professor of communication and social behavior in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) and co-director of the Action Research Collaborative (ARC), was selected to be a…
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December 5, 2022

U.S. academia won’t achieve faculty diversity at current pace

  On one of their walks to catch up during the pandemic, Neil Lewis Jr. ’13 posed a hopeful question about faculty diversity to his Department of Communication colleague, J.…
August 17, 2022

NYC symposium addresses solutions for inequities

  Members of Cornell’s Action Research Collaborative joined representatives from New York City agencies at a symposium Aug. 11 to discuss innovative new solutions aimed at dismantling the systemic racism…
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January 13, 2022

Action Research Collaborative aiming for results – now

  When the late social scientist Kurt Lewin joined Cornell’s faculty after fleeing Nazi Germany in the 1930s, he began to view research as a way of directly helping people…