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Items of Interest

  • Alzheimer's Disease: View streaming video of the HBO program on Alzheimer's disease
  • Social Security: Read a Summary of the Social Security and Medicare Trustees Annual Report

Archive of Colloquia & Brown Bag Schedule


The Colloquia Series:

  • “Update on Dementia Research” presented by Dr. Fred Walbrun, MD, Geriatrician at Prevea Health Center in Green Bay, October 18, 2011.
  • “The Ethics of Euthanasia” presented by Dr. Derek Jeffreys, Professor of Religious Studies and Humanistic Studies, April 19, 2011.
  • "The New Potential of Stem Cells" presented by Dr. Dennis Lorenz, Professor of Human Development and Psychology, February 8, 2011.
  • “Gender and Aging” presented by Dr. Christine Smith, Professor of Human Development and Psychology, November 11, 2010.
  • “Economics of Health Care Reform” presented by Dr. Kumar Kangayappan, Professor of Urban and Regional Studies, Economics and Interdisciplinary Studies, October 5, 2010.

All presentations occurred in the University Union, Alumni Room B from 2 pm to 3:20 pm.


Brown-Bag Schedule:

  • November 1, 2013 - Stacie Christian. "Gen Silent" - Video Discussion
  • October 18, 2013 - Dr. Brenda Tyczkowski. "Factors in Nursing Home Placement"
  • February 10, 2012 - Le (Leanne) Zhu. "Current Research Topic – Food Science and Tea"
  • November 11, 2011 - Robert Geimer, JD, MBA. "Important Topics and Concerns in Elder Law"
  • May 13, 2011 - no meeting/end of semester
  • April 8, 2011 - Doreen Higgins "Minority Elders & Federal Health Care Policy"
  • March 11, 2011 - Cancelled
  • February 11, 2011 - Noreen Greatens and Peggy Collinsmith "Legacies Arts Project"
  • January 14, 2011 - no meeting/semester break
  • December 10, 2010 - no meeting/end of semester
  • November 12, 2010 - Sandy Stokes "Medical Literacy"
  • October 8, 2010 - Stacie Herzog "Caregiver Stress"