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On September 25, 2017, Columbia Aging Center Director Ursula Staudinger received the 2017 SENECA medal from the The Industry Club Düsseldorf. Following the Roman philosopher of the same name, the acronym SENECA stands for “SENescendi Exquirite CAusas” – “Explore the reasons of aging”.

Nationwide participants in our 2017 Age Boom Academy, pictured below, joined us in New York at the Columbia Journalism School to explore inequities in health, work and retirement over the course of three days. The academy is funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and directed by Ruth Finkelstein, in partnership with Bruce Shapiro and Jack Rosenthal.  Below is a sampling of coverage from the journalists who participated.

In a June 22 article in USA Today, Columbia Aging Center faculty member, David Weiss is cited for his work on widely-held aging prejudices: our own.  

The program "Treasures of New York" featured Columbia University's Manhattanville campus and the inauguration of the Jerome L. Greene Science Building which houses the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute and was designed by celebrated architect Renzo Piano. Columbia Aging Center Faculty Research Fellow, Daphna Shohamy, featured.

 

 

Faculty member Esteban Calvo has two new publications. The first is “Retirement Sequences of Older Americans: Moderately Destandardized and Highly Stratified Across Gender, Class, and Race” in The Gerontologist, and was co-authored with Ignacio Madero-Cabib and our director Ursula Staudinger. Here sequence analysis was used to model labor-force patterns among older Americans.  The authors were surprised to uncover patterns that seemed more standardized, irreversible, and age graded than previously reported.

MPA student, Christina Norwood '17, was the recipient of the 2017 Regina Loewenstein Prize "for Academic Excellence in Health Policy and Management for Highest Academic Achievement."  The Columbia Aging Center is proud to congratulate former Perspectives on Aging President, Christina Norwood, on this great achievement. Christina also served as the rapporteur for our University Seminar: The Future of Aging Research. She begins a new job at Emory University and we wish her much continued success.

 

Associate Director, Ruth Finkelstein, Principal Investigator on the project “Generativity in Deprived Urban Contexts?

The Columbia Aging Center Announces Funding for

Four New Projects to Develop Aging Science at

Columbia University

A Research Program to Explore the Modifiability of Aging

 

Join us on June 5th at 6pm in Knox Hall, Room 509 at 606 West 122nd Street for our director's public lecture "More Years, More Life: Opportunities and Challenges of Demographic Change."  This talk is co-presented with the 2017 Summer Institute Program of INCITE, "Oral History and Aging: Transmitting Life Stories of Being and Becoming across Cultures and Generations."

 

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