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Spring Colloquium Series 2014

4:00 PM in room 18 of the Family Studies Building

March 27 Avenues for Intervention: Sexual Risk Taking and Alcohol Use among Multiple South African Populations

Lisa A. Eaton, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Studies

University of Connecticut

April 10 Mexican Immigrant Parenting in the U.S.: The Importance of Culturally-Sensitive Measurement

Linda C. Halgunseth, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Studies

University of Connecticut

April 24 International Perspectives on Early Childhood Care and Development

Paul P. M. Leseman, Ph.D.

Professor and Head, Department of Pedagogical and Educational Sciences and

Research Director, the Langeveld Institute, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

CHHD Colloquium Series

Core CHHD activities include the interdisciplinary colloquium series (usually offered in coordination with the graduate and faculty seminar) and special invited lectures. Leading and emerging researchers present their current work at the intersecting concerns of the three CHHD domains: Culture, Health, and Human Development.

Interdisciplinary Conference on Health, Workplace, and Environment

October 17, 2013

(click here to link)

Fall 2011 Invited Lecture

Co-Sponsored by the UConn School of Business

Piotr Olaf Zylicz, PhD

Vice-President, Polish Foundation for Management Research

Entrepreneural Leadership in Post-Communist Poland

October 6, 2011, time TBA
Board Room, UConn School of Business

Spring Colloquium Series 2011

4:00 PM in room 18 of the Family Studies Building

*Click on the name to view presentation summary

February 17 James Georgas, Ph.D.
University of Athens, Greece
“How different and similar are families across cultures?  A 30-nation study”
March 24 Saskia van Schaik, M.A.
University of Utrecht, the Netherlands
“Cultural diversity in center-based early childhood care in the Netherlands: Challenge or resource?”
April 14 Martha Julia García-Sellers, Ph.D.
Tufts University, USA
“Questioning the generality of theory and methodology for effective home and school interventions”
April 28 Charles M. Super, Ph.D. & Caroline J. Mavridis, Ph.D.
University of Connecticut, USA
“Parent education in diverse cultural contexts:  Design and implementation”

Spring 2009 Colloquium Series

March 19 Ughetta Moscardino, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Developmental Psychology, University of Padua, Italy
“Parental ethnotheories of infant health and development among immigrant mothers in Italy”
April 16 Elena L. Grigorenko, Ph.D.
Professor and Director of the Graduate Program, Department of Allied Health Sciences, University of Connecticut
“Challenges to the assessment of abilities and competencies in the era of globalization”
April 23 Pouran Faghri, MD, MS, FACSM
Professor and Director of the Graduate Program, Department of Allied Health Sciences, U. of Connecticut
“Working life and healthy workplace: Issues to consider”
April 30 Beth Muller, APRN
University of Connecticut Health Center
“Interviewing and understanding children from diverse cultural backgrounds: A clinical perspective”

Spring 2008 Colloquium

March 24 Oumar Barry, Ph.D.
Universite Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, Senegal
Marian Zeitlin, Ph.D.
Cornell University
“Designing a School Readiness Program in Senegal: Developmental Tests, Nutritional Assessment, and Home Life”

Spring 2007 Colloquium Series

February 15 Rafael Perez-Escamilla, Ph.D.
Professor of Nutritional Sciences, University of Connecticut, and Director, Center for Eliminating Health Disparities among Latinos (CEHDL)
“Planting seeds, building capacity: The Brazilian Household Food Insecurity Measurement Project”
March 15 Chessa Lutter, Ph.D.
Regional Advisor, Pan American Health Organization
“The role of fortified foods in children’s health and development: Research and public policy in Latin America”
April 12 Harriet Kuhnlein, Ph.D.
Director, Centre for Indigenous Peoples’ Nutrition and Health McGill University
“Culture and Nature: Indigenous Peoples’ Food Systems and Health”
May 2 Frank Furstenberg
Zellerbach Family Professor of Sociology University of Pennsylvania
“Transitions to adulthood: New initiatives for public policy”

Links to previous series:

2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999

Below is a collage of pictures from past colloquia.

From Upper Left:

  1. Robert LeVine (Harvard University), 2003;
  2. Charles Super, Steve Suomi (National Institutes of Health), Sara Harkness, and Lee Pachter discuss Suomi’s presentation in 2005;
  3. Xinyin Chen (University of Western Ontario), 2003;
  4. Tom Miller, 2004;
  5. Anna Lartey (University of Ghana), 2002;
  6. Carol Lammi-Keefe, 2001;
  7. Jerome Kagan (Harvard University), 2002;
  8. rapt members of the audience;
  9. Amy Miller, Lee Pachter, and Sara Harkness discuss Pachter’s presentation in 2005;
  10. Fabienne Doucet, 2004;
  11. Carol Worthman (Emory University), 2002;
  12. Robert Sternberg (Yale University), 2004.