Fuss Center Activities

The Center is engaged in a variety of research and teaching activities with faculty, students and community groups which explore diverse aspects of aging and intergenerational relations.

RECENT GRANTS

2013
 Talk of Ages: A Web Resource for Integrating Aging Content and Intergenerational Activities into Psychology Classes with support from the APS Fund for Teaching and Public Understanding of Psychological Science

2012-2013
Transitions to Encore Careers: Expanding the Encore Work Continuum
In collaboration with Discovering What’s Next (DWN) with support from the Tufts Health Plan Foundation

2010-2011
Transition to Encore Careers: Building Pathways to New Opportunities
In collaboration with Discovering What’s Next (DWN) with support from the Tufts Health Plan Foundation

2009-2010
Transitioning to Encore Careers: A Community-based Program to Provide Guidance and Support for Older Adults Seeking New Work Opportunities
In collaboration with Discovering What’s Next (DWN) with support from the Tufts Health Plan Foundation

2009-2012
Students as Investigators: Increasing Academic Challenge through Undergraduate Research across the Curriculum in collaboration with the Office of Academic Affairs with support from the Davis Educational Foundation

RECENT STUDENT INTERNSHIPS AND RESEARCH

Petar Petrov
Personal Models of Development: A Life Drawing Analysis
Cultural Messages of Personal Development, Subjective Age, and Age Attitudes in Birthday Cards

Jenny Swanson and Emily Cooper
Talk of Ages: Intergenerational Perspectives on Wisdom
Variations in Subjective Age and Adults’ Perceptions of Wisdom
Social Perceptions of LGBT Elders

Katelyn Gormley and Shahin Allahverdi 
Knowledge and Perceptions of HIV/AIDS across Gender, Age, and Cohort

Aaron Paniccia
Assessing the Feasibility of an Intergenerational Job Bank: Views of College Students and Local Elders

RECENT RESEARCH AND TEACHING PRESENTATIONS

Engaging Older Adults in College Classes: Three Innovative Intergenerational Formats
Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, Arlington, VA
Mimi Reddicliffe and Richard Bath, with Joann Montepare

New Work, New Stories: A Community Program to Empower Older Adults Seeking Encore Careers
International Conference on Positive Aging, Los Angeles, CA
Doug Dickson, Carole Greenfield, Devra Simon, and Kathy Burns, with Joann Montepare

The Voice of Wisdom: Positive Perceptions of Aging Voices
Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, MA
Tracy McLaughlin-Volpe and Daniel Kempler, with Joann Montepare

The Older Voice: Positive Traits and Their Acoustic Characteristics
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, San Diego, CA
Daniel Kempler and Tracy McLaughlin-Volpe, with Joann Montepare

Faculty Profile

Tessa LeRoux, Ph.DProfessor of Sociology; Director of Nancy Lawson Donahue ’49 Institute for Values and Public Life; Book Review Editor for Journal of Family Theory and ReviewTessa Leroux's main scholarly work is in the field of gender and family studies. She has published articles in the area of gender role socialization, teenage pregnancy and single parenthood, domestic work and migration, and family ideology.  

News Highlight

Lasell Introduces Cross-Registration Program with Regis College, Expanding on Courses Offered  Monday, March 30, 2015Lasell College will begin a cross-registration program with Regis College this Fall, enabling undergraduate students to enroll in additional courses there at no additional cost. Lasell students will be able to add selected Regis courses to their Lasell schedule starting with pre-registration this April.

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Colored Girls Hustle  Wednesday, October 29, 2014Yamawaki Auditorium

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