Carlene Arthur

Carlene Arthur Receives Staff Career Achievement Award

Carlene Arthur, a retired operations coordinator for the Center for Gerontology in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, has received the university’s 2018 Staff Career Achievement A...
Core faculty members for the Center of Gerontology include, from left: Laura Sands, Karen Roberto, Pamela Teaster, Nancy Brossoie, and Tina Savla.

The Center for Gerontology Celebrates 40th Anniversary with Theatre and Wisdom

Voices may rise from conversational to impassioned. Sometimes the words carry an angry timbre, sometimes a laugh. The exchange is between family members discussing relocating the eldest to an assisted...
Rosemary Blieszner

Rosemary Blieszner Named Dean of the College

Rosemary Blieszner, an Alumni Distinguished Professor, has been named dean of the Virginia Tech College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. Her appointment was based on the recommendation of the colle...
The Universal Design Kitchen features design principles and appliances intended to accommodate people with a range of physical and cognitive abilities.

Center for Real Life Design Launches with an Emphasis on Universal Design

Muted colors and matte finishes create a soothing environment for children with autism. A slate-gray cooking surface on a cream porcelain countertop provides contrast for those with impaired vision. A...
Karen Roberto

Insights into the Care of Older Adults

Karen Roberto, a University Distinguished Professor of Gerontology at Virginia Tech, was recently featured on Pulse of the Planet, a daily radio series and podcast that tracks the rhythms of nature, c...
Megan Dolbin-MacNab

The Impact of the Opioid Addiction Crisis on Grandparents

Virginia Tech faculty member Megan Dolbin-MacNab testified before the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging in Washington, D.C., on March 21 on the impact of the opioid addiction epidemic on grandpar...

Laura Sands Named Editor-in-Chief of New Journal

Laura Sands — a professor in the Center for Gerontology and the Department of Human Development, both in the Virginia Tech College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences — has been named editor-in-c...
Rosemary Blieszner

Rosemary Blieszner Named Interim Dean

Alumni Distinguished Professor Rosemary Blieszner has been named interim dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences following the announcement of the University of California, Davis,...
Tina Savla works in a research laboratory

Grant Awarded for Research on Alzheimer’s Caregiving in Appalachia

A team of researchers in the Virginia Tech Department of Human Development have received a grant to conduct research into how families in Appalachia manage care for older relatives with Alzheimer’s di...
Katherine Allen

Katherine Allen Recognized with Earnest W. Burgess Award

Katherine Allen, a professor in the Department of Human Development, is the 2016 recipient of the Earnest W. Burgess Award. This biennial award of the National Council on Family Relations recognize...
Pamela Teaster

Pamela Teaster Named Director of the Center for Gerontology

Pamela Teaster, a professor in the Department of Human Development at Virginia Tech, has been named director of the university’s Center for Gerontology. She previously served as the associate director...



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