Aging and Midwestern Families Focus of Programs (175)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The aging process and a study of three midwestern families will be the focus of free public programs March 19 at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.

 Both programs feature Dr. Glen H. Elder Jr., distinguished professor of sociology and research professor of psychology at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

 The public is invited to bring lunch and listen to Elder talk about his study of midwestern families, soon to be published as “Leaving the Land,” by the University of Chicago Press.

 The bag lunch program, hosted by the Evolution and Culture Colloquy, starts at 11:30 a.m. in 237 University Center.

 At 3:30 p.m. Elder will lecture on “History and Fulfillment of Promise,” which compares the aging process in individuals born in the first decade of the 20th Century with those born in the second decade.

The lecture, hosted by the Aging and Society Colloquy, will be in 226-227 University Center.

 Elder’s visit also is sponsored by the UT Evening School and the departments of sociology, history, child and family studies, distance education and independent study.

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 Contact: Dr. Tom Hood (423-974-6021)