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Research Roundtables

Research Roundtable Series

Research roundtables have been hosted by CaRDI for over a decade. Below, presentations and documentation from research roundtables are made available.

2016 - Enhancing Community Impacts of School-Based Health Clinics in Rural New York

Summary

While school-based health clinics (SBHCs) are effective for individual children, their impact on the families and communities in which these children reside is frustratingly poor. Researchers explore community-based interventions designed to expand the impact of these clinics in communities increasingly challenged by poverty, addiction, and lack of access to health care.

Featured speakers

Kim Kopko (Director, Parenting in Context; Associate Director, Cornell Cooperative Extension; Associate Director of Extension & Outreach in the College of Human Ecology), Sharon Tennyson (Professor, Policy Analysis & Management; Director, Cornell Institute for Public Affairs), John W. Sipple (Associate Professor, Development Sociology; Faculty co-Director, CaRDI; Director, NYS Center for Rural Schools), Maria Jose Sanchez Arrieta (Project Associate, Cornell Institute for Public Affairs).


2015 - Dialog with Dan Kahan: How do we support informed community decisions when controversial issues are involved?  What are the roles of the University and CCE?

Summary

Communities are increasingly faced with making decisions about contentious issues, such as local responses to climate change, GMOs, vaccinations, and more. What can we—as university researchers and CCE educators—do to effectively infuse empirical research into potentially divisive community conversations to inform and support public decision making?

Featured Speakers

Dan Kahan (Elizabeth K. Dollard Professor of Law & Professor of Psychology at Yale Law School).


2014 - Youth Retention and Attraction in New York: A Research-based Approach through Student-Community-University Engagement

Summary

Many communities across the United States struggle to attract and retain young professionals. Upstate New York is no different.  This research roundtable will discuss past and present research on the issue of youth attraction and retention (YA&R), with a particular focus on the strategies communities adopt to curb the loss of young, educated people.

Featured Speakers

Heidi Mouillesseaux-Kunzman (Community & Regional Development Institute (CaRDI)), John Sipple (Department of Development Sociology, Cornell University), Eve Hens (Genesee County Business/Education Alliance).


2014 - Rust2Green Utica: Joining Forces to Restory the Restbelt

Summary

Since 2010 Rust to Green (R2G) has been unfolding in Utica NY as a university-community partnership advancing actionable place-based design and planning fostering sustainable community development and urban resilience. Rust to Green is at work resisting one narrative – of a doomed and dying post-industrial Rust Belt region – and promoting another: growing greener 21st Century communities in Upstate New York.

Featured Speakers

Paula Horrigan (CaRDI, & Department of Landscape Architecture), Caroline Williams (Oneida County Cornell Cooperative Extension), Lynn Mishalanie (R2G Utica Core Leadership, UticART and Utica Monday Nite)
 

See the presentation slides here.


2013 - Indicators of Fiscal Stress for Local Government

Summary

This presentation provided an overview of OSC's Fiscal Stress Monitoring System including a review of the underlying conceptual model, a description of the indicators used and methods of selecting indicators, recent findings, and a demonstration of the tools and resources available on OSC's new fiscal monitoring webpage.

Featured Speakers

Janet Mayo, Office of the NYS Comptroller

See the presentation slides here.


2013 - Young Adult Migration & Age Segregation across the Rural United States

Summary

Aging in rural America is closely linked to migration patterns (out-migration of young and/or in-migration of old). Professor Winkler introduced a new interactive website (www.netmigration.wisc.edu) where the public can generate maps and charts describing age-specific net migration or US counties, and show key examples from upstate New York.

Featured Speakers

Richelle Winkler, Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Sciences, Michigan Technological University

See the presentation slides here.


2011- "Rural Regional Innovation: A Framework for Rural Development in a Metropolitan-Focused World."

Summary

Dimensions of rural regional innovation that respond to the policy challenges for rural development.

Featured Speakers

Brian Dabson (Research Fellow, University of North Carolina School of Government)


2010 - Terror Management Theory and Other Psychological and Cognitive Barriers to acting on Climate Change

Featured Speakers

Poppy McLeod (Associate Professor in Communications, and an Adjunct Professor in the Johnson School of Management), Janis Dickinson (Associate Professor in Natural Resources and Director of Citizen Science at the Lab of Ornithology).

See the presentation slides here.