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04/19/2021
Dr. Elizabeth 'Like' Lokon Selected to Fulbright Scholars Program
Since 2008, Dr. Lokon has directed Miami's service-learning program Opening Minds through Art (OMA.) OMA puts college students in direct contact with elders living with dementia as they support the elders in art-making. The Fulbright Scholars grant will allow her to bring OMA to Indonesia.
03/11/2021
Miami recognized as Age-Friendly University
Joins a global network of 70 universities committed to age-friendly principles.
03/05/2021
The Art of Aging Podcast: Opening Minds Through Art - Using Art to Bring Joy to People with Dementia
In this podcast episode, The Art of Aging interviews Elizabeth "Like" Lokon, founder of Opening Minds Through Art (OMA).
02/19/2021
Scripps Staff Updates
This month Courtney Parker joined us as our Communications Specialist and Meghan Young will continue with Scripps in a new role as Associate Director of Opening Minds through Art.
02/19/2021
Understanding our Ohio population: Expanding our research findings throughout Ohio
The Ohio Population website and downloadable resources were established to help users understand the demographic changes and trends taking place at the county and state level. The newest version of the website is now available and provides an enhanced user experience through an interactive data center, printable versions of all content, and expanded information about the older population.
01/21/2021
Phyllis Cummins, Ph.D. leads efforts in adult learning and age-inclusive education
Senior Research Scholar, Phyllis Cummins, Ph.D. has been heavily involved in efforts to improve adult learning and age-inclusive education. Through numerous grants, partnerships outside of Miami University, and serving on work groups and committees, Cummins is making a difference at Scripps and beyond.
01/11/2021
Executive Director Suzanne Kunkel, Ph.D. and O'Toole Family Professor and Scripps Research Fellow Kate de Medeiros, Ph.D. awarded first place in the American Journal of Nursing 2020 Book of the Year Award
Executive Director Suzanne Kunkel, Ph.D. and O'Toole Family Professor and Scripps Research Fellow Kate de Medeiros, Ph.D. awarded first place in the American Journal of Nursing 2020 Book of the Year Award. Their book titled “Global Aging: Comparative Perspectives on Aging and the Life Course, 2nd Edition” won first place in the Gerontologic Nursing category.
12/04/2020
Featured Fellow: John Bowblis, PhD
Professor of Economics and Scripps Research Fellow, Dr. John Bowblis wasted no time in 2020. In addition to 16 peer-reviewed papers accepted for publication and one research brief, Bowblis has an active role in five newly-funded grants.
11/23/2020
#ScrippsStories social media campaign a success
Scripps Gerontology Center took the month of November to acknowledge how thankful we are for the people who have been involved with Scripps over the years. For three weeks, we featured personal stories from our faculty, staff, students, and alumni on our Facebook and Instagram pages. These stories showed the diversity in how many of us found a passion for gerontology and how it intertwines with our personal lives.