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International Aging Expert to Lecture Oct. 5

Tom Schuller to discuss learning across the life span

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September 24, 2010 | by Wendy Leopold

EVANSTON, Ill. --- Tom Schuller, an international authority on aging who has authored 15 books on the topic of education and aging, will deliver the Bernice Neugarten Memorial Lecture Tuesday, Oct. 5, at Northwestern University.

Schuller’s lecture on “Learning Across the Life Span: New Century, New Challenges” will take place at 5 p.m. in Room G15 of Walter Annenberg Hall, 2120 Campus Drive on Northwestern’s Evanston campus. It is free and open to the public, but reservations are required.

Schuller is director of Longview, a British think tank that promotes life-course research. An academic and policy researcher, he directed the independent “Inquiry into the Future for Lifelong Learning” and co-authored its main report, “Learning Through Life.” The study was sponsored by the United Kingdom’s National Institute of Adult and Continuing Education.

The Neugarten lecture honors the late Bernice Neugarten, a pioneer in human development and aging, who in 1981 established the human development and social policy program at Northwestern’s School of Education and Social Policy.

To reserve a seat, call (847) 467-2073 or e-mail Kelly-clarke@northwestern.edu. For further information about the lecture, visit http://www.sesp.northwestern.edu/news-center/news/2010/09/neugarten-lecture-schuller.html. 
Topics: Campus Life