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OLLI offers free film series, virtual walking tours, and more for inspiration, discussion

Winter session of online presentations features films, discussions, and more from Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston Living through the last few years of a global pandemic has taught us all about courage, resilience, and perseverance. So the Osher… Continue Reading →

Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education names gerontology PhD students junior leaders

UMass Boston gerontology doctoral students Shan Qu and Yan-Jhu Su are serving as junior leaders of the Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE), a program of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA). Qu, a first-year junior leader, is in… Continue Reading →

Meet a researcher: Edward Alan Miller

These days, Edward Alan Miller, PhD, wears multiple hats. The gerontology professor at UMass Boston was named department chair in 2021 after serving many years as graduate program director. He guides the continuing growth of the Journal of Aging &… Continue Reading →

Seven things Governor Healey should know about growing older in Massachusetts

By Marc Cohen, Caitlin Coyle, James Hermelbracht, Edward Alan Miller, Jan Mutchler, and Anna-Marie Tabor Older adults are the fastest-growing segment of the American population. In Massachusetts, adults 65 and older will make up nearly a quarter of the Commonwealth’s… 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 →

Meet a researcher: Marc Cohen

Marc Cohen, PhD, worked for decades in private industry before joining UMass Boston in 2016. His transition to an academic setting was nearly seamless, he says, because for all those years, “I was a misplaced academic in the corporate world.”… Continue Reading →

Undergraduate gerontology program gets new name, new leader

Jeff Stokes named director of Aging Studies undergraduate program Jeff Stokes may be as excited about returning to campus this fall as any student looking forward to a fresh new school year. Stokes, PhD, an assistant professor of gerontology at… Continue Reading →

Gerontology welcomes Jaqueline Contrera Avila to faculty

The Department of Gerontology welcomes Jaqueline Contrera Avila, PhD, to campus this fall as our newest faculty member. Avila is a population health researcher with experience in U.S. and Latin America population-based data. Her research interests include the social determinants… 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 →

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