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Events of interest

Conferences, speakers and other events of interest to the Sustainable Communities Transdisciplinary Area of Excellence

Working group to present on aging issues

Oct. 31, 2014 - A presentation on aging issues titled Productive Aging and Families across the Globe will be held from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, in UDC-220. The session is co-sponsored by the Transdisciplinary Area of Excellence (TAE) in Sustainable Communities, the Institute for Intergenerational Studies and the Department of Social Work in the College of Community and Public Affairs. Lunch will be provided.

Presenters and the presentation titles
     • Health Aging and Productive Engagement in Later Life in the U.S. and China, presented by Ada Mui, professor, Columbia University School of Social Work
     • Older adults as Primary and Co-Caregivers of Grandchilden in India, presented by Denise Burnette, professor, Columbia University School of Social Work
     • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren in US: Intergenerational Trauma and Resiliency, presented by Youjung Lee, assistant professor, Department of Social Work, Binghamton University, and recipient of a TAE seed grant in July 2013

Past events

April 10-11, 2014Implications of Hydraulic Fracturing for Creating Sustainable Communities - a SUNY Conversations in the Disciplines Conference

April 10, 2014 - Health Equity Conference focused on vulnerable populations

The keynote address – Health Equity: Protecting vulnerable populations – will be given by Dr. Cheryl Easley and Dr. Carol Easley Allen. Additional topics include:

     • The Affordable Care Act and vulnerable populations
     • Power for the People: Examining energy insecurity as a hidden dimension of risk among vulnerable populations
     • Confronting inequities associated with teen pregnancy and parenting: The Federal Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program
     • Using GIS to address nutritional health inequities

Nov. 2, 2013Fall 2013 Conference Program (pdf, 1.5mb)

Last Updated: 10/5/14