His project will examine the relationship in the U.S. between parental investments in children and family structure, and then—by combining the results with demographic projects of family structure—generate new projections how of class gaps in parental investment are likely to evolve in the coming decades.
Colorado State University’s food systems research team has received $1 million in support from the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR), a nonprofit established through bipartisan congressional support in the 2014 Farm Bill. The $1 million award is being matched by several other organizations, for a total of $2 million in research funding for the CSU team to address today’s food and agriculture challenges.
Residents tell researchers they consider themselves powerless to control their surroundings or to protect the environment, their health or their property.
Students in Jason Downing’s courses discuss privilege poverty and related issues. Donating to the Food Bank of Larimer County is an option for extra credit.
A group of CSU faculty studying the effect that engaging environments have on the brains of aging adults and people with dementia has received a prestigious grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to continue its work.
Two CSU professors are leading the charge to better understand the linkage between rural and urban communities, their respective well-being, and how these diverse worlds interact with the food that comes across your dinner table.
“Professor Laura Raynolds is the world’s foremost scholar on Fair Trade and one of the most prominent scholars of alternative agro-food networks more broadly. She is sought after as an advisor and mentor because of her reputation in the field, her passion for the subject, and her dedication to her students,” notes College of Liberal Arts Dean Benjamin Withers.
Pat Hastings presented his poster “Compared to Average? Geographic and Sociodemographic Reference Group Effects on Perceived Relative Income.”
Sbicca was elected to the Board of the Geographies of Food and Agriculture Specialty Group of the American Association of Geographers.