Divya Srinivasan, Ph.D.,  Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. Publications: 1. Duan, X., Rhee, J., Mehta, R., & Srinivasan, D. (2018). Neuromuscular control and performance differences associated with gender and obesity in fatiguing tasks performed by older adults. Frontiers in physiology, 9, 800. 2. Hughes-Oliver, C. N., Srinivasan, D., Schmitt, D., & Queen, R. M. (2018). Gender and limb differences in temporal gait parameters and gait variability in ankle osteoarthritis. Gait & posture, 65, 228-233. Grants: FW-HTF: Whole-body Exoskeletons for Advanced Vocational Enhancement (WEAVE) Sponsor: National Science Foundation; $3 millions; 2018-2013.

Megan Dolbin MacNab Department of Human Development and Family Science. 1) Fellow, Gerontological Society of America 2) In March 2017, Dr. Dolbin-MacNab testified before the United States Senate Special Committee on Aging in the hearing, “Grandparents to the Rescue: Raising Grandchildren in the Opioid Crisis and Beyond.” Dr. Dolbin-MacNab’s testimony informed the “Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Act (Public Law No: 115-196),” which was signed into law in July 2018. This law establishes a federal task force to support grandparents raising grandchildren.

Brook Kennedy, Associate Professor, Industrial Design. RIDE RITE, a concept for an elderly assistive bicycle won first prize in the Stanford Center on Longevity Design Challenge. The project was completed in the fall 2017 undergraduate design studio and supervised by Associate Professor of Industrial Design Brook Kennedy. Brook Kennedy used to work for Smart Design, inventors of the OXO GoodGrips Peeler which is cited as a milestone of universal (inclusive) design aimed at arthritics.

Matthew Komelski, Faculty, Department of Human Development. Traveled to Shandong, China, to deliver a series of invited lectures on active and contemplative pedagogies at Jinan University.

Toni Calasanti, Department of Sociology, and faculty affiliate, Women’s and Gender Studies, and the Center for Gerontology. As of April, President, Southern Sociological Society As of August, Chair-Elect, Section on Aging and the Life Course, American Sociological Association Publications: Repetti, Marion and Toni Calasanti. 2018. “‘Since I retired, I can take things as they come. For example, the laundry.’ Gender, class, and freedom in retirement in Switzerland.”Ageing & Society, 38(Aug.): 1556-1580. doi.org/10.1017/S0144686X17000174. Toni Calasanti and Marion Repetti. 2018. “Swiss retirees as “Active Agers”: A critical look at this new social role.” Journal of Population Ageing, 11(1), 23-41. doi 10.1007/s12062-017-9212-4 Calasanti, Toni and Sadie Giles. 2017/2018. “The Challenge of Intersecting Inequalities.” Generations, 41(4): 69-76. Calasanti, Toni, Neal King, Ilkka Pietilä, and Hanna Ojala. 2018. ”Rationales for Anti-aging Activities in Middle Age: Aging, Health, or Appearance?” The Gerontologist 58(2): 233-241. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnw111 Calasanti, Toni and Neal King. 2018. “The Dynamic Nature of Gender and Aging Bodies.” Journal of Aging Studies, 45: 11-17. Repetti, Marion, Chris Phillipson, and Toni Calasanti. 2018. “Retirement Migration in Europe: A Choice for a Better Life?” Sociological Research Online. June 20: 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1177/1360780418782243 Presentations: Toni Calasanti. 2018. “Critical Gerontology: Where is it presently, where is going in the future?” Flagship symposium, British Society of Gerontology, Manchester, England, July. King, Neal and Toni Calasanti. 2018. “Age relations in the distinction between people and bodies.” Presented at the British Society of Gerontology meetings, Manchester, England, July. 2018. Calasanti, Toni. 2018. “Dependence in an era of migration: the importance of inequalities.” LIVES workshop, State, Family and Aging in the “Age of Migration.” University of Lausanne, Switzerland. May.