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2012 News Archive

Holiday Greetings from The Sloan Center on Aging & Work

19 December 2012—Wishing you and your family the best this holiday season.

The National Ergonomics Conference and Exposition

7 December 2012—Samantha Greenfield gives the keynote address at the conference December 4 -7th, 2012.

Multiple Perspectives on the Meaning of Engagement in Later Life

16 November 2012—Jacquelyn James presents on Saturday, November 17 in San Diego at the Annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America

Employment Experiences of Older Workers in the Context of Shifts in the National Economy

14 November 2012—The existing literature on the determinants of employment experiences focuses on family, organization, and societal systems.... presents by Kevin E. Cahill, Center's Research Economist.

Relative Age bias in the Workplace

13 November 2012—The Gerontological Society of America's 65th Annual Scientific Meeting in San Diego, CA on November 14th, 2012

Older Workers, Adult Children and Working Longer by Kathleen E. Christensen

31 October 2012—The tenth annual National Work and Family Month comes at a time when issues of work-life balance are enjoying unprecedented attention.

New Engines for a New Economy Summit

15 October 2012—Dr. Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, Director of the Sloan Center on Aging & Work has been invited to attend the New Engines for a New Economy Summit on October 19, 2012.

Age Diversity and Flexibility in the Workplace: Transformative Strategies for a Multigenerational Workforce

3 October 2012—Samantha Greenfield, Sloan Center's employer engagement specialist will be speaking at The Working Mother WorkLife Congress October 8-10, 2012 at the NY Marriott Marquis on Trends in Innovation

Aging Gracefully - interview series with CatholicTV.com

21 September 2012—Dr. Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, Sloan Center’s director will participate in CatholicTV.com "Your Catholic Broadband Network" on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 10:30 am

2012 EANE Compensation & Benefits Conference

10 September 2012—Samantha Greenfield, Sloan Center's employer engagement specialist will be speaking on Workplace Age Diversity at the Employers Association of the NorthEast’s Compensation and Benefits Conference on September 12th.

Workplace Age Diversity: Bridging the Generational Gap

23 August 2012—Our own Samantha Greenfield speaks to the Experienced Professionals Group of Chicago’s Northern Trust about “Workplace Age Diversity: Bridging the Generational Gap”.

Op-ed: What Ichiro's departure says about loyalty and the employer-employee relationship

27 July 2012—Dr. Kevin Cahill, research economist at the Sloan Center on Aging & Work, recently wrote an Op-ed for The Seattle Times sharing his perspective as an economist ... more »

Sloan Center researchers receive the Larry R. Klein Award

29 June 2012—Sloan Center researchers, Kevin Cahill, Michael Giandrea and Joseph Quinn received the Larry R. Klein Award for the best article ... more ».

Gender differences in career centrality: Explaining variation in industry and national contexts

27 June 2012—Dr. Stephen Sweet, Sloan Research Fellow, will be presenting at the Gender, Work and Organization 7th international interdisciplinary conference, 27-29 June 2012, Keele University, Staffordshire, UK. ... More »

Christina Matz-Costa, PhD. was recently selected as a 2012 Hartford Faculty Scholar in Geriatric Social Work

25 June 2012—Christina Matz-Costa, PhD. was recently selected as a 2012 Hartford Faculty Scholar in Geriatric Social Work. Out of a large, nation-wide pool of qualified candidates, Dr. Matz-Costa is one of 8 scholars selected to receive $100,000 over the next two years to enhance their research, teaching, and leadership skills.  More »

Let’s Talk about Work and Family, Huffington Post blog written by Kathleen E. Christensen, Program Director, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

25 June 2012—Posted June 25, 2012. One of the most popular articles on the Internet this week has been Anne-Marie Slaughter's provocative Atlantic essay, Why Women Still Can't Have It All. The article has … more »

Work After Retirement: Lessons for Employers and Policymakers from the United States

14 June 2012—Kevin E. Cahill, Sloan Research Economist, will be presenting at Eurofound’s “Income from Work after Retirement” expert workshop in Brussels, Belgium on Friday, June 15, 2012. Learn more »

Sloan Center researchers will be presenting at the Work and Family Researchers Network (WFRN) Inaugural Conference June 14-16 in New York City

14 June 2012—The conference features cutting-edge research and synthetic overviews of various topic areas. The program includes invited papers as well as those accepted via an open-submission process. Learn more »

Meaning and Experience of Work ; Adult Development and Aging

14 June 2012—Dr. Jacquelyn James will be speaking at the Barnstable Senior Center in Hyannis on June 14, 2012. Learn more »

136th Boston College Commencement

23 May 2012—Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, Center director and Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Social Work, congratulates Dr. Melissa Brown, Dr. Sandee Tisdale, and Dr. Christina Matz-Costa upon receiving their doctoral degrees at the 136th Boston College Commencement.

2012 NIA-funded Institute on Research in Aging and Social Work

18 May 2012—Christina Matz-Costa, Center Senior Research Associate has been accepted to the 2012 NIA-funded Institute on Research in Aging and Social Work

Workplace and Career Flexibility for Older Workers

4 May 2012—Samantha Greenfield, Center Employer Engagement Specialist speaks at World at Work Conference about Workplace and Career Flexibility for Older Workers.

Tapping Mature Talent: Policies For A 21st Century Workforce

2 May 2012—Tapping Mature Talent: Policies For A 21st Century Workforce presented by The Council For Adult And Experiential Learning & The National Governors Association at the National Press Club, Washington D.C. ...more »

Workplace Age Diversity: Bridging the Generational Gap

25 April 2012—An evening of learning and sharing especially designed for graduate alumni of Boston College May 3, 2012 ...more »

Barbara Berkman, Strategy Council member at the Sloan Center on Aging & Work, receives the ACS’s 2012 Distinguished Achievement in Cancer Award

20 April 2012—Dr. Berkman is the Helen Rehr/Ruth Fizdale Professor of Health and Mental Health at Columbia University School of Social Work.... more »

Recruit, Retain and Integrate Older Workers — Inside E Street

13 April 2012—Samantha Greenfield, Center Employer Engagement appeared with Lark McCarthy on Inside E-Street... more »

Hartford Foundation Awards Tina Matz-Costa $100,000 to Expand on the Work of the Center's Engaged as We Age Research Team

10 April 2012—The goal of the study is to understand the experience of psychological engagement among a sample of relatively healthy adults aged 65 to 79 ... more »

Roundtable Phone Call for the Center’s Research Fellows

4 April 2012—Christina Costa, Senior Research Associate at the Center, along with Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes and Jackie James convenes the second roundtable phone call ... more »

Melissa Brown Successfully Defends Dissertation

30 March 2012—Dr. Brown’s dissertation explores important questions related to the experiences of today’s working caregivers. ...more »

Innovations in the Workplace for Caregiving Employees

28 March 2012—Dr. Jacquelyn James, Director of Research, Sloan Center on Aging & Work will be co-presenting at the American Society on Aging …more »

Sloan Center Launches Innovative Practices Database Prototype

26 March 2012—The searchable database houses 26 summaries of innovative practices from industry sectors such as health care, pharmaceutical, financial services, education and manufacturing ... more »

Optimizing the Long Future of Aging: The Meaning and Experience of Engagement

21 March 2012—Dr. Jacquelyn James, Director of Research, Sloan Center on Aging & Work will be giving a talk … more »

Data Training and Users Workshop for the Longtitudinal Study of Generations

19 March 2012—Elyssa Besen, Ph.D. candidate in the Lynch School of Education and research assistant at the Sloan Center on Aging & Work has been selected as one of 15 scholars from across the U.S. ...more »

Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes honored with Diversity Education Series Award

4 March 2012—Dr. Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, Sloan Center on Aging & Work Director, received recognition from the Boston Globe … more »

Innovative Practices of Workplace Flexibility and the Aging Workforce

20 February 2012—Last Friday, February 17, Samantha Greenfield, Employer Engagement Specialist and Kim Lee DeAngelis, Research Associate, presented at Biogen Idec in Weston, MA.... more »

Building Your Bridge to Retirement—Inside E Street

13 February 2012—Kevin E. Cahill, research economist at the Sloan Center on Aging & Work, appeared with Lark McCarthy of AARP to discuss encore careers and bridge jobs on “Inside E-Street.”.. More »

Louisiana Leadership Summit keynote address

30 January 2012—Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, Director of the Sloan Center on Aging & Work, will be the keynote speaker …

The Aging Workforce: Challenges for the Health Care Industry Workforce

25 January 2012—On January 26th , Sloan Center Director of Research, Jacquelyn James, will be a panelist at the Health Care Industry Workforce Strategies meeting at the Raritan River Conference Center, NJ.

WEBINAR: Hallmarks of Innovative Practices of the Aging Workforce

20 January 2012—On January 23rd , Sloan Center Employer Engagement Specialist, Samantha Greenfield and Research Associate, Kim Lee DeAngelis, will discuss Age: A 21st Century Diversity Imperative and Flexibility Strategies