Public Service & Outreach
The Institute offers to the public the latest research and information on aging-related issues, through the following programs.
This popular community lecture series features UVA faculty members who describe their research and its implications in key topics related to aging. Topics have included driving and aging, exercise and healthy aging.
Distinguished Speaker Series
At least once a year, the Institute sponsors a lecture by a leading researcher to provide state-of-the information to the university and regional community. Past speakers have included Dr. Eric Kandel, Nobel Prize winner for his discovery of the molecular basis of memory, and Dr. Robert Butler, Founding Fellow of the American Geriatrics Society.
- Featured event (with video): UVA Law School "Understanding and Implementing Virginia's Revised Health Care Decisions Act"
(October 22, 2009)
- Past events (with audio) >
Symposia and workshops
The Institute sponsors meetings that bring nationally renowned experts to U.Va. to share the latest research on a topic related to aging. A major symposia on Healthy Aging brought together medical practitioners and researchers who are examing cardio-respiratory fitness in aging; effects of diet and exercise on sarcopenia; and exercise and quality of life. Another symposia focused on clinical research concerning driving safety and assessment.
ecoMOD Sweeps Major Architectural Education Awards
The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards Prize jury has selected the University of Virginia as the $25,000 grand prize winner and one of five $7,500 finalists of the 2007 NCARB Prize for Creative Integration of Practice and Education in the Academy.
Former NCARB president Frank M. Guillot, FAIA, and jury chair Barbara A. Sestak, AIA, announced this year’s prize winners on March 10 at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture national convention.