05/07/2015
Combating Alzheimer’s with poetry and storytelling
How can storytelling and poetry programs help improve the quality of life and alleviate symptoms for Alzheimer’s sufferers? Find out at a special teleconference, Wednesday, May 13th at 3:00 P.M. ET hosted by USAgainstAlzheimer’s, in partnership with the NEA Interagency Task Force on the Arts and Human Development. Guest speakers will discuss how art programs can mitigate Alzheimer’s symptoms, share the latest research, and recommend ways to implement programs on the ground.
05/01/2015
Charitable Words Supports Students
charitable-words-scholars_2015.jpgCharitable Words connects nonprofits with internships, advisors and resources to better their impact and best tell their stories. Charitable Words has been a valuable partner in education by sponsoring multiple scholarships each year for undergraduate students who work with older adults, especially at non-profits. This partnership has supported our students in gaining valuable experience and supported nonprofits doing important work.
04/27/2015
A Voice at the Table
miami-seal.jpgHere at Miami, we create an environment that ensures that gerontology graduate students have a voice in the classroom. Here's a look inside one of our graduate gerontology courses courses.
04/20/2015
International Scholars to Take a New Look at How We Understand Later Life
The inaugural North American Network in Aging Studies (NANAS) conference will bring together scholars from North America and Europe to present findings on how various aspects of our culture have shaped what it means to grow old. The conference will take place May 19-22 at Miami University, Oxford, OH.
03/05/2015
Miami Faculty Receives Top Honor
Miami University's Dr. Suzanne R. Kunkel received the 2015 Clark Tibbitts Award for her outstanding contributions to the advancement of gerontology as a field of study. Dr. Kunkel received the award from the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education.
01/15/2015
Writing workshops build community among isolated older adults
Dr. de Medeiros uses workshops based in various literary genres to help older adults open up and build community.
01/09/2015
Opening Minds through Art hosts 2nd annual training
oma-training_sub-page-image_01092015.pngLearn how to implement our evidence-based art program for people with dementia.
01/02/2015
Gerontology faculty member calls for new research models for dementia interventions
An article in the Washington Post cites a paper authored by Dr. Kate de Medeiros, gerontology faculty and Scripps research fellow.
12/08/2014
Accepting applications for three $1,000 scholarships
Scholarships for undergraduate students are designed to connect students interested in humanitarian work with nonprofit organizations in Greater Cincinnati and around the globe.