Faculty and students in field of aging to be honored

5/5/2008 - By: Ed Cohen

The University of Nevada, Reno’s Sanford Center for Aging will recognize its scholarship winners for the coming year along with the incoming Sanford Distinguished Professor and the year’s Faculty Scholar at the center’s annual awards and recognition ceremony May 5.

The ceremony will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the fourth-floor ballroom of the Joe Crowley Student Union on the University of Nevada, Reno campus. Hors d'ouevres and refreshments will be served.

Appointed to a two-year term as Sanford Distinguished Professor is Kenneth Lucey, professor and chair of the University’s Department of Philosophy. Lucey’s research is sponsored by the Sanford Center for Aging along with the University’s Core Humanities program. His research interests include metaphysics, epistemology, ontology, philosophy of religion and philosophical logic.

This year’s Faculty Scholar is Betty Dodson, director of the gerontology program within the Geriatric Academic Program within the University’s College of Health and Human Sciences.

Also at the event students who are completing the requirements for a certificate in gerontology will be recognized, and students in the course Aging: An Interdisciplinary Approach, taught by Judith Sugar, associate professor of public health, will present their posters on aging topics. The posters competed for a first prize of $100 and the opportunity to present at the event.

Created in 1993, the Sanford Center for Aging develops innovative programs, supports educational and research, and partners with community organizations to “add life to years” of Nevada elders.


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