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

Elizabeth Hartmann, Ph.D.Assistant Professor of EducationElizabeth Hartmann is an Assistant Professor of Education at Lasell College.   

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