05/30/2017
Next Alumni Gathering: July 25 in San Francisco!
san-francisco-image-250x141.jpgMiami University gerontology alumni are invited to our next gathering, which will take place in San Francisco on Tuesday, July 25, 5:00 – 6:30 pm. We will meet at the ThirstyBear Brewing Company, located at 661 Howard Street. If you live in the area or will be attending the IAGG conference, please join us for happy hour!
05/14/2017
Congratulations May 2017 Graduates!!
2017-GTY-Grad-Graduatates-600x351.pngEight gerontology master's students and one doctoral student participated in Miami University Commencement Ceremonies on May 13, 2017. ...
05/10/2017
Mallory-Wilson Center Awards presented to Miami senior Reeti Pal and sociologist Jennifer Bulanda
The Mallory-Wilson Center for Healthcare Education is proud to present Miami senior Reeti Pal with the 2017 Ken and Joan Frankel Outstanding Premedical Student Award and Miami Sociology professor Dr. Jennifer Bulanda with the Mallory-Wilson Center Faculty/Staff Recognition Award. Reeti will be honored at a ceremony on May 12, while Dr. Bulanda received her award from Miami's seniors at the Graduating Prehealth Student Reception on April 20th
02/07/2017
Webinar | Achieving Caregiver Respite and Support: A Strategy in Four Levels
FREE Webinar Wednesday, March 29, 2017 || How can we enhance the work we do with and on behalf of the family caregivers who are so vital to our system of long-term services and supports? There are multiple ways, and no single set of services or supports fits all.
01/04/2017
Miami's 3rd annual CIQS Day introduces STEM careers to area high school female students
Miami is hosting its 3rd annual Careers Involving Quantitative Skills (CIQS, pronounced "kicks") event, a day designed to encourage female high school students to pursue a career in STEM or in other fields that require good quantitative skills
11/21/2016
Alumni making connections - face-to-face and online
Alumni-Connections-Nov-2016.pngA highlight of the 2016 GSA Conference in New Orleans in November was gathering with many of our alumni at our 2nd Annual Alumni Networking Break.
10/10/2016
The 2016 P.K. Whelpton Memorial Lecture Examines Immigration and Longevity
irma-elo-2016-whelpton-250x374.jpgDr. Irma T. Elo, Professor of Sociology and Director of thePopulation Aging Research Center at the University of Pennsylvania, will present the 2016 P.K. Whelpton Memorial Lecture. The talk will take place at 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 1, in 180 Marcum Center. The lecture, "Longevity and Immigration," is sponsored by Miami’s Scripps Gerontology Center. The event is free and open to the public.
09/03/2016
Alumni Advisory Group Inaugural Meeting
Alumi-Inaugrual-meeting.jpgAlumni Advisory Group meeting On August 1, 2016, Scripps Gerontology Center convened the inaugural meeting of the Gerontology Alumni Advisory Group. Executive Director Suzanne Kunkel noted that "Our history is rooted in the groundbreaking demographic research that took place here in the first five decades since our founding in 1922. We are deeply proud of that legacy. But we are equally proud of the next generation of pioneering work that began in the 1960's-research and education about aging. Our gerontology alums represent this momentous new legacy." The Alumni Advisory Group was formed with the purpose of advising the Scripps Gerontology Center regarding best ways for alumni to connect with each other, with current and future students, and with the broader Miami University and Scripps communities.
09/02/2015
The 2015 P. K. Whelpton Memorial Lecture
Deborah Carr is Professor in the Department of Sociology and Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research at Rutgers University. Her research interests include aging and the life course, psychosocial influences on health over the life course, and end-of-life issues. She has published more than 100 academic journal articles and book chapters, and several books including Worried Sick: How Stress Hurts Us and How to Bounce Back (2014, Rutgers University Press) and Spousal Bereavement in Late Life (2006, Springer Publishing). She is principal investigator on several National Institute of Aging-funded studies of end-of-life issues, including the New Jersey End of Life study and Wisconsin Study of Families and Loss (WISTFL).