Faculty Senate Integrating Knowledge: A Homecoming Symposium on Youth and Aging
On Friday, November 4, the Faculty Senate will convene Youth and Aging: Penn Integrates Knowledge Locally and Globally, a symposium exploring new vistas in interdisciplinary research, integrative teaching, and Penn’s growing local and global engagements. Penn faculty from all 12 schools of the University will engage in two stimulating and freewheeling discussions about being young and growing old in America and around the globe.
New and complex challenges and opportunities—at both ends of the life cycle—confront each of us today, and these changes have important consequences on both the personal and the societal levels. Nurturing young people and guiding them towards successful lives in a globalized economy often must be balanced by the growing need to prepare those who once expected a quiet retirement to live independent, productive, and fulfilling lives well into their 80’s.
President Amy Gutmann will introduce these thoughtful and unscripted conversations, which are intended to exemplify the Penn Compact’s commitment to the integration of knowledge, bringing together a wide range of practical and theoretical perspectives from faculty, students, and alumni; researchers and practitioners; and producers and consumers.
The symposium will begin promptly at 1:30 p.m. and run until 5 p.m. in the Harold Prince Theatre at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 3680 Walnut St. It will be followed by a reception from 5-6 p.m. in the Theatre lobby. All Penn faculty, students, alumni, and staff are invited to attend. No registration is required.
Dean Richard Gelles, the Joanne and Raymond Welsh Professor of Child Welfare and Family Violence in the School of Social Policy & Practice, will moderate the first panel discussion on Youth in American Culture from 1:45 to 3:15 p.m. The participating panelists will include:
Martin Fishbein, Harry C. Coles, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Communication, Annenberg School for Communication
Amy Hillier, Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning, School of Design
Peter Kuriloff, Professor, Foundations and Practices in Education, Graduate School of Education
Alan Lerner, Practice Professor of Law, Law School
Cindy Christian, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Endowed Chair in Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, School of Medicine
Stella Volpe, Associate Professor of Nursing, and Miriam Stirl Term Professor in Nutrition, School of Nursing
Elijah Anderson, The Charles and William Day Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences and Professor of Sociology, School of Arts and Sciences
Michael Zuckerman, Professor of History, School of Arts and Sciences
Carol Wilson Spigner, Kenneth L. M. Pray Distinguished Professor, School of Social Policy & Practice
James Serpell, Professor of Humane Ethics and Animal Welfare, School of Veterinary Medicine
Stewart Friedman, Practice Professor of Management, Wharton School
Valerie Trent, Second-year MSW Student, School of Social Policy & Practice
Mary Naylor, the Marian S. Ware Professor of Gerontology in the School of Nursing, will moderate the second panel on Aging in American Society from 3:30 to 5 p.m. The participating panelists will include:
Yolanda Ann Slaughter, Assistant Professor of Community Oral Health, Preventive and Restorative Sciences, School of Dental Medicine
Harris Steinberg, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture, Executive Director of Penn Praxis, School of Design
John Trojanowski, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, School of Medicine
Jerry Johnson, Professor of Geriatric Medicine and Division Chief, Geriatrics, School of Medicine
Christopher Feudtner, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, School of Medicine
Lois Evans, Viola MacInnes/Independence Professor in Nursing, School of Nursing
Rebecca Huss-Ashmore, Associate Professor of Anthropology, School of Arts and Sciences
Christine Poggi, Associate Professor of the History of Art, School of Arts and Sciences
Paul Ducheyne, Professor of Bioengineering, School of Engineering and Applied Science
Joan Davitt, Assistant Professor, School of Social Policy & Practice
Olivia Mitchell, International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans Professor, Wharton School
Kevin Volpp, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Health Care Systems, Wharton School
Provost Ronald Daniels’ concluding remarks will be followed by the reception.
More information is available at: www.alumni.upenn.edu/ homecoming2005/friday.html.
—Neville Strumpf, Senate Chair
Almanac, Vol. 52, No. 9, October 25, 2005