When Where Speaker Presentation/Activities
September 27, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM STEW 214 A-D Benjamin Cornwell, PhD
Associate Professor of Sociololgy and
Director of Graduate Studies, Cornell University

Karen Rook, PhD
Distinguished Professor of
Psychological Science, University of
California, Irvine
Fall Symposium: Age and Social Connectedness
Patterns of Change in Older Adults' Social
Connections: Results from a National Survey

Social Network Compensation in Later Life:
Moving Forward after Loss
October 11, 2019, 12:30 PM - 1:25 PM HAAS 111 Daniel Hirai, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of
Health & Kinesiology
Skeletal Muscle Oxygen Transport in Health, Aging, and Disease
November 1, 2019, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM HNLY 136 Rachel Pruchno, PhD
Director of Research, New Jersey Institute
for Successful Aging, Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
ORANJ BOWL: A Powerful & Innovative Resource for Studying Aging
November 13-17, 2019 Austin, TX More information at
Gerontological Society of America
Annual Scientific Meeting
Strength in Age - Harnessing the Power of Networks


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
September 28
Technological Innovations for Optimal Aging Wendy Rogers, Denise McAllister Wilder, Brandon Pitts, Jacob Monroe, Satyajit Ambike, Thomas Siegmund
September 15
Health Across Generations Mary Beth Terry, Jonathon Wells
September 16
Time Horizons and Optimal Aging Laura Carstensen, David Ekerdt
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).