Stories by Jonathan Riggs:
Overdue recognition for a stellar staffer
Lifelong Trojan and USC Davis School of Gerontology mainstay Linda Broder won the Staff Monthly Recognition Award from USC’s Staff Assembly and Staff Club.
USC Davis welcomes students
Faculty and staff gathered to welcome new and returning students to the USC Davis School of Gerontology on Aug. 23.
PhD candidate wins two national awards
USC Davis School of Gerontology PhD candidate Jeff Laguna received two high-profile awards over the summer.
USC Davis alum attains his goals
Finding a job can be daunting for many new graduates, but thanks to his creativity, recent USC alum Peter Lancellotti is living his dream.
Crimmins honored for outstanding research in gerontology
Eileen Crimmins has won the 2012 Robert W. Kleemeier Award, one of the most prestigious honors given by The Gerontological Society of America.
Sleep study keeps USC sociologist awake
The effects of neighborhood environments and social relationships on health and longevity fascinate Jennifer Ailshire, a sociologist at the USC Davis School of Gerontology
Henke studies global partnerships in China
Nowhere on Earth will the impact of the aging revolution be as drastic as in China — by 2050, there will be more than 400 million Chinese citizens over the age of 60.
Pynoos earns Witkin Humanitarian Award
USC Davis School of Gerontology Professor Jon Pynoos was honored with the Janet L. Witkin Humanitarian Award from Affordable Living for the Aging,
Advocating for the LGBT community
All too frequently overlooked and underrepresented, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) aging issues nevertheless provide enormous opportunities for change. For his dedication to making strides in this area, Brian Gilad Wilson, a graduate student at the USC Davis School of Gerontology, was honored with a scholarship from the USC Lambda LGBT Alumni Association.
Valter Longo wins ‘Rising Star’ award
USC Davis School of Gerontology professor Valter Longo was awarded the 2013 Vincent Cristofalo “Rising Star” Award in Aging Research from the American Federation for Aging Research.
Shaping the future of gerontology
Mentors mold us every day, but all too often their world-changing contributions go unnoticed.
Gerontology meeting focuses on quality of life
California’s position at the forefront of the aging revolution offers enormous challenges and amazing opportunities. This duality unique to the Golden State underscored the urgency of the 32nd annual meeting of the California Council on Gerontology and Geriatrics, held on April 13 at Town & Gown.
Life, death, dignity
Speaking calmly and holding a cup of coffee, Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez described some of the most haunting images of his father’s final weeks.
Rising stars of science
Building on their success as members of USC’s first International Genetically Engineered Machine team, Ellen Park and Kevin Le won first place at the Undergraduate Symposium for Scholarly and Creative Work.
Friends, family and the future of aging
Reinforcing the strong ties between the USC Davis School of Gerontology and its strong allies in aging research in Japan, China and Korea, the Student Gerontology Association chose “Aging in Asia” as the theme for its 12th annual alumni dinner.
From science to service
USC is home to a vast array of aging-related research, as evidenced by the impressive speakers and scope of “What’s Hot in Aging Research at USC,” the USC Davis School of Gerontology’s third annual interdisciplinary symposium.
USC doctoral student wins NSF fellowship
Emotions color and control much of what we do. As we age – biologically, psychologically, socially – emotional responses change and grow more complicated.
Gerontology students gain a new advocate
Southern California students interested in helping older adults have a new statewide voice.
Keepers of the flame
As community advocate Barbara Flemings greeted every new arrival to the USC Davis School of Gerontology auditorium, her khaki suit jacket flapped open, revealing a Barack Obama T-shirt.
Welcome to the culture club
Science requires a laser-like focus in one’s chosen discipline, but even the most dedicated of researchers benefits when breakthroughs are shared.
Movies and memories
Whispers come from the hallway as Margaret Thatcher’s assistants speak about her deteriorating mental condition.
Better than chocolate
Funny how a little red slip of paper, sprinkled with glitter, can make someone cry.
Gerontology experts chart global aging
USC Davis School of Gerontology dean Gerald C. Davison and assistant clinical professor Aaron Hagedorn were among the international experts chosen to pen a chapter for the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Ageing Society’s newest publication, Global Population Ageing: Peril or Promise?
What’s best for your aging brain?
Conventional wisdom and popular science suggest many solutions to keeping our minds sharp as we age: medications, physical exercise, brain games. But which is truly best?