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Pioneer Symposium Features GSSW Faculty

October 11, 2016

Assistant Professor Jennifer Greenfield and Associate Professor Leslie Hasche were among the distinguished faculty chosen to present their research at the University of Denver's Pioneer Symposium, "Health and Aging," on Sept. 16. This is the 10th year that the University's Office of Alumni Relations has sponsored the symposium, which features distinguished faculty members from a variety of disciplines. For the first time this year, the symposium has expanded into a series of four events to be held over the course of the academic year.

Greenfield's talk, "The Costs of Caring: Understanding the Long-Term Effects of Caregiving among Working Families," summarized her research findings on costs associated with providing care for children and for older adults.

Hasche's presentation was entitled "Intergenerational Crisis or Promise? How to Bring Generations Together for an Aging Society." It showcased efforts to address state and federal debt, environmental sustainability, promotion of aging-friendly communities, the growing costs of health care, age discrimination in the work place and intergenerational family conflicts.

We invite you to return to the classroom and learn how University of Denver faculty are addressing important issues concerning our students, our community and our world. Additionally, watch a video highlighting the "Health and Aging" symposium, which also featured Harry Johns, President and CEO of the Alzheimer's Association. 

Mark your calendar for the upcoming events in the symposium series:

  • Friday, November 11, 2016 - History & Service
  • Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - Social Justice & Community Building
  • Friday, May 5, 2017 - Inclusive Excellence & Empowerment

 Monitor the Alumni Events page for more information.