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
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.
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?
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?
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
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.
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
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.
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)
2013 - Indicators of Fiscal Stress for Local Government
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.
Janet Mayo, Office of the NYS Comptroller
2013 - Young Adult Migration & Age Segregation across the Rural United States
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.
Richelle Winkler, Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Sciences, Michigan Technological University
2011- "Rural Regional Innovation: A Framework for Rural Development in a Metropolitan-Focused World."
Dimensions of rural regional innovation that respond to the policy challenges for rural development.
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
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).