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Top 10 most-read stories for 2022

As we wrap up the calendar year, we looked back at the most-read stories in each issue of our newsletter, Advances, which launched in January 2022. The monthly top hits offer a taste of the range of work undertaken by… Continue Reading →

OLLI Scholars offer fresh energy, timely topics while gaining teaching experience

From any angle you consider it, the OLLI Scholars program offered by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UMass Boston is a win. Graduate students gain teaching experience (along with a stipend) by designing and presenting six-week non-credit courses… Continue Reading →

UMB Gerontology represents at GSA 22

A large contingent of UMass Boston gerontology students, faculty, and staff presented more than 50 talks and posters and collected awards at the 2022 annual scientific meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, held in early November in Indianapolis. For… Continue Reading →

CSDRA: Ten years of helping Massachusetts communities serve their older residents

“The center has built a reputation of being the people who local communities turn to when they have questions about their aging population.” Caitlin Coyle, PhD, directorCenter for Social and Demographic Research on Aging, UMass Boston In 1998, when Carol… Continue Reading →

Federal government invites comment on strategies for supporting family caregivers

National strategy roadmap was informed by LeadingAge LTSS Center research It’s been a long time coming, but the needs of family caregivers are starting to receive high-level policy attention. At a White House ceremony on September 21, 2022, the U.S…. Continue Reading →

OLLI Reads to discuss “So You Want to Talk About Race” on Oct. 26

This past summer, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee launched a community reading experience, OLLI Reads, to encourage the discussion of diversity, equity, and inclusion in a safe environment. The committee’s first book selection is the New… Continue Reading →

Meet our first-year doctoral students

We’re excited to welcome these students as they embark on their gerontology PhD studies in the fall of 2022. Magdalen A. Balz Hometown or country: Salem, MAEducation: MS, Speech, Language and Hearing SciencesCurrent research interests: cognitive healthy and cognitive decline… Continue Reading →

Caitlin Coyle named director of Center for Social and Demographic Research on Aging

Caitlin Coyle, PhD ’14, has been appointed director of the Center for Social and Demographic Research on Aging (CSDRA) at UMass Boston’s Gerontology Institute. She succeeds Jan Mutchler, PhD, the center’s founding director. Mutchler was named director of the Gerontology… Continue Reading →

OLLI invites public to open house July 27

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UMass Boston invites all who are curious about OLLI courses and its community to attend an open house on Wednesday, July 27, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Current OLLI members, course presenters, and… Continue Reading →

Interdisciplinary UMass Boston team leads research on Age-Friendly Universities

In 2017, UMass Boston became the third American university to join the AFU Global Network. In 2019, the five-campus University of Massachusetts system became the first university system to join the network. How well do universities meet the needs of… Continue Reading →

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