News and Events

April 14, 2016  Join Mailman's student groups Sexual and Reproductive Health Action Group & Perspectives on Aging for an interactive panel featuring Bergen Cooper, Senior Policy Research Associate, Center for Health and Gender Equity; and Cailin Crocket, Gender Specialist, United Nations Development Programme. This panel discussion that will explore key issues related to aging, sexual health, and rights-based approaches to health care provision across the life course.

March 31, 2016  This spring we're offering a series of seven events all devoted to the biology of aging. Full series details are here.

The next event in the series is a brown bag seminar with Ai Yamamoto, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurology.  Dr. Yamamoto's talk entitled "A Role for Selective Autophagy in the Developing and Aging Brain" takes place on Thursday, March 31, 2016, at 12 p.m.

Morningside Location: Northwest Corner Building Room 703NWC, 550 West 120th Street and Broadway, 7th Floor (RSVP to Caitlin Hawke: Access the seminar at campus level on the 4th Floor of the Northwest Corner Building since you will need to be "swiped" in.



This spring we're offering a series of events all devoted to the biology of aging. Full series details are here.

March 20, 2016  The Columbia Aging Center is a proud partner of the March 20 Up With Aging event organized by Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and her Senior Advisory Council.

Columbia Aging Center faculty member Vegard Skirbekk convenes a March 30 panel at the Pew Research Center in Washington, DC, on the topic of Religion & Health during Pew's "Advancing the Demographic Study of Religion" conference.



Ellen Idler: "Why isn't religion more widely recognized and studied as a social determinant of health?"

The John A. Hartford Foundation's application cycle for their Health and Aging Policy Fellows program is now open. 

The Columbia Aging Center is delighted to have visiting scholar Wei-Jun Jean Yeung in residence. Jean holds the Provost's Chair Professorship in the National University of Singapore’s Department of Sociology. She is also director of the NUS Centre for Family and Population Research. Her brown bag talk is entitled “Age of Retirement and Human Capital in an Aging China, 2015-2050.”  It will be held on Wednesday, April 6, 12:30-2 pm, in ARB 416.

Catch Dr. Ruth Finkelstein talking to Ronnie M. Eldridge, former New York City Council member, on her show, Eldridge and Co. on CUNY TV. You can watch the video below or visit their site for information on upcoming showtimes.

March 13, 2016  Columbia Aging Center colleague, Masako Osako, PhD, received an award for her distinguished contribution to the the University of Tokyo Taiken Program for immersive experiential learning.  On February 29, 2016, President Makoto Gonokami of the university presented the award to five honorees at a ceremony held on the Hongo Campus, Tokyo. Masako Osako is the Executive Director of the Secretariat of the International Longevity Center Global Alliance and is active in the UTokyo Alumnae Association in the United States.

March, 11, 2016  Attend a special seminar by Werner Greve entitled "Development of Adaptivity: Toward a Lifespan Perspective on Developmental Regulation."

It will be held on Friday, March 11, 2016, at 12:30 p.m. in the Rosenfield Building Room 440, 722 West 168th Street.

This talk will present a theoretical framework that attempts to integrate models of developmental regulation in adulthood (in particular the two-process model by Brandtstädter) with results and arguments concerning coping and self-regulation in childhood and adolescence. In a series of empirical studies several facets of this approach were empirical examined (including methods of assessment of adaptation in childhood, functionality of adaptivity in childhood and adolescence, developmental preconditions of adaptivity in adolescence). 

Werner Greve is professor of psychology at the University of Hildesheim, Germany. His main research interests focus on lifespan development, coping processes, evolutionary psychology, criminology, and philosophical psychology. His publications include several monographs and textbooks (e.g., on the adaptive self, psychology of crime), book chapters (e.g., resilience in old age) and journal papers (e.g., self-regulation, human action, evolutionary psychology).