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These seminars are designed for researchers studying issues at the intersections of topics related to the life course. The University of Minnesota community and friends of the Life Course Center are welcome to attend. 

Seminars are held in the ISRDI Seminar Room from 12:15-1:15 PM unless otherwise noted. Refreshments are served.

      • Wednesday, January 29
        "Layer On Instead of Lean In" -watching recording here
        Sheila Riggs — Dentistry: Associate Professor & Chair, Department of Primary Dental Care
        University of Minnesota
      • Wednesday, February 5
        "Virtual Reality: A Healthcare Innovation for Seniors"
        Chuck Olsen -Visual
      • Wednesday, February 12
        "The American Activity Ethic: Parental Perceptions of Extracurricular Activities and What They Reveal about Passion, Prowess, and the Quest for Perpetual Growth in an Age of Uncertainty "
        Doug Hartmann & Teresa Swartz
        University of Minnesota
      • Wednesday, February 19
        "Well-Being and Value Conflict"
        Valerie Tiberius — Philosophy
        University of Minnesota
      • Wednesday, February 26
        "Cultivating Wellbeing in Our Lives and Communities"
        Mary Jo Kreitzer — Bakken Center for Spirituality and Healing
        University of Minnesota
      • Wednesday, March 4
        "Higher Education's Role in Age Friendly Minnesota"
        Tom Hyder — Gerontology
        MN Gerontological Society
      • Wednesday, March 18 -CANCELED! 
        "Life Course Trajectories of Family Care: Implications for Care Policy"
        Janet Fast — Economics
        University of Alberta
      • Wednesday, March 25 -CANCELED!
        "Health Insurance Literacy: How Best to Measure and Does it Matter to Health Care Access and Affordability?"
        Kathleen Call — Health Policy & Management
        University of Minnesota
      • Wednesday, April 1 -CANCELED!
        "Impact of School Resource Officers on Adolescent Health and Well-being"
        J'Mag Karbeah -Life Course Center Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellow
      • Wednesday, April 8 -CANCELED!
        "Will the Robots Take Care of Grandma?"
        Jerry Jacobs — Sociology
        University of Pennsylvania
      • Wednesday, April 15 -CANCELED! 
        Esteban Calvo — Sociology & Epidemiology
        Columbia University
      • Wednesday, April 29 -CANCELED! 
        "Couple BMI Trajectory Patterns during Mid-later Years: Socioeconomic Stratification and Later-life Physical Health Outcomes"
        Kandauda Wickrama — Human Development and Family Science
        University of Georgia
      • Wednesday, May 6 -CANCELED! 
        "Prescriptions and Pregnancy: Does Getting Pregnant Change the Way Women with Chronic Conditions Take Rx Medications" 
        Julia Drew — Institute for Social Research and Data Innovation
        University of Minnesota


Spring 2019 Flyer

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The LCC offers annual mini conferences and co-sponsored events throughout the year.

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The LCC regularly convenes Open Forums where research results are presented to the broader community. in addition to piloting its new University of Minnesota Advanced Careers Initiative (UMAC), promoting intergenerational learning and career readiness for what’s next in Boomers’ lives.

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