When Where Speaker Presentation
April 8, 2016
10:00AM-1:30 PM
Anniversary Drawing Room, PMU Neal Krause, PhD,
Population Studies Center,
Institute for Social Research Professor Emeritus, Health Behavior & Health Education,
University of Michigan
Scholars in the Spotlight and CALC Spring Luncheon:
Lifetime Trauma, Praying for Others, and C-Reactive Protein

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April 9, 2016
From 2:00 PM
TedxPurdue University J. Jill Suitor, PhD,
Professor of Sociology and a member of the Center on Aging and the Life Course at Purdue University
Do Mothers Have a Favorite Child?

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May 2, 2016 North & South Ballrooms, PMU
Spring Poster Reception, Office of Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs
September 16, 2016
TBA Laura L. Carstensen, PhD,
Founding Director of the Stanford Center on Longevity,
Professor of Psychology and the Fairleigh S. Dickinson Jr. Professor in Public Policy at Stanford University
David J. Ekerdt, PhD,
Professor of Sociology and Director of the Gerontology Center at The University of Kansas
20th Anniversary Symposium of the Center on Aging and the Life Course:
Time Horizons and Optimal Aging
October 14, 2016
12:30PM- 1:25 PM
HAAS 111 Steve Amireault, PhD,
Assistant Professor, Health & Kinesiology
Understanding physical activity participation among older adults: A dynamic and technology-based approach
November 4, 2016
12:30PM- 1:25 PM
HAAS 111 Amanda Veile, PhD,
Assistant Professor, Biological Anthropology
From the Cradle to the Grave: Life History Transitions and the Ecology of Aging in a Yucatec Maya Subsistence Farming Community
November 16-20, 2016 New Orleans, Louisiana   GSA 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting
New Lens on Aging: Changing Attitudes, Expanding Possibilities
December 2, 2016
12:30PM- 1:25 PM
HAAS 111 Regan Bailey, PhD,
Associate Professor, Nutrition Science


Annual Symposium

The Center on Aging and the Life Course sponsors an annual symposium, typically during fall, and monthly colloquia during the academic year. Prior speakers at the annual symposia are listed below.

For CALC symposium videos, please visit our Symposium Video Play List

Center on Aging and the Life Course Symposia, 1999-Present
Date Theme Speakers
October 2
Optimizing Functional Ability in Later Life Wojtek Chodzko-Zajko, Sarah L. Szanton
September 5
Avenues to Optimal Longevity S. Jay Olshansky, Rafael de Cabo
September 20
Aging Families and Health: Social Influences on Health Lifestyle Choices in Later Life Deborah S. Carr, Karen Hooker, Alex Zautra
September 21
Health and Aging in Diverse Contexts: From Research to Policy Kyriakos S. Markides, Toni P. Miles, Douglas K. Miller
September 23
Comparative Longevity: From Cells to Societies Steven Austad, Eileen Crimmins
October 1
Relationships and Resilience in Later Life: Mechanisms for Optimal Aging Toni Antonucci, Rosemary Blieszner, Brant Burleson, Karl Pillemer
September 11
The Aging Brain David J. Madden, Mark Mattson, Naftali Raz
September 26
Family Relations and Late Life Health Cynthia Berg, Lynne Martire
September 21
Interdisciplinary Intersections: Inter-personal Relations Over the Life Course Susan Charles, Mary Lee Hummert, Katherine Newman
September 25
Tenth Anniversary Symposium: The Legacy of Longevity Toni Antonucci, Thomas Perls, Sidney Stahl, Kenneth Ferraro, David Waters
September 22
Aging and Stress: Behavioral and Biological Perspectives Monika Fleshner, Linda K. George
September 23
Early Origins of Adult Health: Social and Behavioral Processes Linda Burton, Richard Settersten, William Graziano
September 18
Adverse Childhood Experiences and Adult Health Vincent Felitti, Kristine Springer, Robert Hauser, Laura P. Sands
September 19
Aging as the Link between History and Biography Glen Elder, Jr., Cheryl Elman, Keith Whitfield
February 19
Why Do Minority Men Earn Less? Evidence from the Highly Educated Dan Black
November 27
Life Course Inequality: Antecedents and Consequences Chad Boult, Felicia LeClere, Angela O’Rand
April 14
Mechanisms and Consequences of Aging (biological) Frank Bellino, Robert Floyd, Leonard Hayflick, Arlan Richardson, David Waters
November 5
Calorie Intake, Oxidative Stress, and Aging Richard Weindruch

For additional information, contact the Center on Aging and the Life Course located in Bill and Sally Hanley Hall
1202 W. State Street | West Lafayette, IN 47907-2055 (765-494-9692).