Fuss Center Calendar of Events

The Fuss Center organizes and hosts talks, conferences, and other events for the College and the local community. Please call or Email Joann Montepare, Director of the Center, at 617-663-7006 or jmontepare@lasell.edu, for information on upcoming events.

2013

Talk of Ages: GenSilent
Screening talkback with Lisa Krinsky, Director LGBT Aging Project

Encore Town Hall featuring Marci Alboher author of The Encore Career Handbook

Women’s History Month Keynote
Author and environmental journalist Florence Williams talks about her recent book Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History

Age-Friendly Communities
Massachusetts Gerontology Association (MGA) Spring Conference

Speakers
Andrew E. Scharlach, Ph.D., Professor of Social Welfare and Eugene and Rose Kleiner Chair in Aging, University of California at Berkeley
Frank Caro, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of Gerontology, McCormack Graduate School, UMass Boston; Co-founder, BrooklineCAN
Judith G. Gonyea, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Social Research Department,  School of Social Work, Boston University

2012

Talk of Ages:  Healthy Aging and the Environment
Distinguished advocate and author Maria Valenti discusses how multiple, interacting environments can affect health across generations                                                                           

Talk of Ages:  A Sense of Wonder
Celebrated writer and actor Kaiulani Lee celebrates the 50th anniversary of the publication of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring with a screening and talkback of her film, A Sense of Wonder

End-of-Life Care, Choices and Conversations
Massachusetts Gerontology Association (MGA) Fall Policy Forum

Speakers
Ruth Palombo, Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs, MA Commission on End-of-Life Care  
Len Fishman, Hebrew SeniorLife, The Conversation Project
Terry Bard, Harvard Medical School Department of Psychiatry, Death with Dignity Initiative
Leonard Morse, Massachusetts Medical Society
Sandra Bertman, Mount Ida College, National Center for Death Education

Intergenerational Reading and Activity Series
Rockwell Child Study Center
Organizer: Amanda Rudy (Class of 2012)
Read more about this year's Intergenerational Reading Selections.

2011

Women’s History Month Keynote
Author and social activist Kathleen A. O’Shea spoke about women aging in prison, and the personal, social, and economic intersections of aging, gender, and criminal justice in contemporary America.
Read more about Kathleen O'Shea's visit to Lasell.

Intergenerational Speaker Series: Belmont Council on Aging

Speakers:
Dennis A. Frey, Jr., Associate Professor of History, Lasell College
Weimar Berlin:  Nightclubs, Nazis, & Nihilism

Aaron Paniccia, Fuss Senior Intern (Class of 2011)
Eating Disorders and Aging

Joann M. Montepare, Fuss Director, Professor of Psychology, Lasell College
Behind the Face

Intergenerational Reading and Activity Series
Rockwell Child Study Center
Organizer: Lindsey Palmer, Fuss Center Intern (Class of 2012)
Read more about this year's Intergenerational Reading Selections.

2010

Women’s History Month Keynote
Legendary marathoner, Kathrine Switzer, tells her story of being the first woman to officially enter and run the Boston Marathon. Lessons are learned across the generations from her life experiences seeded by this event.
Read more about Kathrine Switzer's visit to Lasell.

Health Care Reform and Medicare: What’s an Elder to Do?
Massachusetts Gerontology Association (MGA) Fall Policy Forum

Speakers:
Stuart Altman, Ph.D., Sol C. Chaikin Professor of National Health Policy, Brandeis University
Ann L. Hartstein, Secretary of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs
Marc Cohen, President, LifePlans, Inc.
Jessica Constantino, Director of Advocacy, AARP-MA

Encore Summit: Discovering Work that Matters in the Second Half of Life
Discovering What’s Next (DWN)

Speakers:
Ellen Goodman, Pulitzer Prize winning columnist
Judy Goggin, Vice President, Civic Ventures
Barry Bluestone, Ph.D., Stearns Trustee Professor of Political Economy and Founding Director of the Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy, Northeastern University 
Doug Dickson, President, Discovering What's Next

Intergenerational Reading and Activity Series
Rockwell Child Study Center
Organizer: Melissa Ciliento, Fuss Center Intern (Class of 2010)
Read more about this year's Intergenerational Reading Selections.

2009

Home Sweet Home: New Directions in Housing and Care
Massachusetts Gerontology Association (MGA) Fall Policy Forum

Speakers
Ann L. Hartstein, Secretary of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs
Ann Bookman, Ph.D., Research Fellow, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT
Joan Hyde, Ph.D., CEO, Ivy Hall Senior Living
Judy Willett, Executive Director, Beacon Hill Village
Janet Giele, Ph.D., Professor, Heller School of Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University
Paula Panchuck, Ph.D., Vice President for Lasell Village at Lasell College

Faculty Profile

Vladimir Zimakov, MADiane Heath Beever ’49 Associate Professor of Art; Director of the Wedeman GalleryProfessor Zimakov's design, illustration and fine art work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group shows in America, Russia and other parts of the world.  

News Highlight

Lasell Alum Honored with National Educator Award  Friday, October 10, 2014Medford, Mass. fifth grade teacher and Lasell undergraduate alum Anthony Petrelis ’05 has been honored as the only educator in Massachusetts to receive the 2014 national Milken Educator Award.

Featured Event

Colored Girls Hustle  Wednesday, October 29, 2014Yamawaki Auditorium

Lasell College Ranked Among Best Colleges by U.S. News and World Report for 2014

- 25th in "Best Regional College" - North