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Human Development and Family Science News
Article ItemGerontological Society of America appoints Karen Roberto to board of directors , article
As a member of the prestigious organization, Roberto aids in developing the organization’s governing policies.
Article ItemResearchers study how privacy preferences and family tensions can deter use of contact tracing apps , article
France Bélanger and Katherine Allen were engaged in a study on smart home speakers and the privacy and other concerns they sparked when the pandemic emerged. Pondering the dilemma of health officials trying to expand the use of contact tracing apps, the researchers wondered whether such apps also triggered similar privacy tensions in families.
Article ItemNational Science Foundation funds research on the social implications of COVID-19 , article
Three research teams at Virginia Tech were awarded RAPID grants from the the Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences directorate of the National Science Foundation to spur the development of social science–oriented research related to COVID-19.
Article ItemKatherine Allen honored with emerita status , article
A member of the Virginia Tech community since 1989, Allen has advanced critical areas of research, assessment, and theory through her scholarship on family diversity, family gerontology, feminist family studies, and LGBTQ families.
Article ItemChoices and Challenges Forum tackles counternarratives in technology and disability , article
A rapper, a poet, and an activist walk into the 2020 Choices and Challenges Forum … or rather they log into their Zoom sessions and become presenters on multiple topics involving disability and technology. Join this Department of Science, Technology, and Society forum for the thought leaders; stay for the poetry and music.
Article ItemCOVID-19 repository highlights how Virginia Tech’s social scientists are responding to the pandemic , article
The Institute for Society, Culture, and Environment, Virginia Tech’s investment institute focused broadly on the social sciences, has been highlighting the research and expertise of its social scientists through its COVID-19 publication repository, which was established this spring.
Article ItemOnline program focuses on protecting vulnerable older adults during COVID-19 and beyond , article
When Pamela Teaster envisioned a leadership program in gerontology, the world had not yet been transformed by the COVID-19 pandemic. But now the certificate program’s launch this fall coincides with a time when policies for the aging population are more critical than ever. That’s why an influential advocate from Washington, D.C., is teaching the inaugural class.
Article ItemHokie parents, students adjust to life under one roof , article
As college students return home to finish spring semester classes online due to COVID-19, families are forced to adapt on the fly. After all, this isn’t just a week of spring break or a summerlong stay.
Article ItemPandemic parenting needs personal strategy , article
COVID-19 has altered what parenting looks like for many mothers and fathers. Virginia Tech researcher Cindy Smith provides a few tips that might help navigate these new, at times stressful dynamics.
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