TIme's Potential

Wednesday, 1 May 2002 - 4:00pm6:00pm

TIme's Potential

The Past, Present and Future of Aging

Jeffrey Kallberg

Professor of Music

Eugene Narmour

E.J. Kahn Distinguished Professor of Music
Acting Director, Penn Humanities Forum

Chrstine Poggi

Associate Professor and Graduate Chair
History of Art

Rosemary Stevens

Stanley I. Sheerr Endowed Term Professor Emeritus
History & Sociology of Science

Susan Stewart

Donald T. Regan Professor of English

Neville Strumpf

Edith Clemmer Steinbright Professor in Gerontology
School of Nursing

John Trojanowski

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Codirector Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases
School of Medicine

In honor of National Aging Month, seven distinguished Penn faculty in the humanities, social sciences, medicine, and nursing discuss how aging informs many more aspects of our lives than we may realize. SAS professors Jeffrey Kallberg, Christine Poggi, and Susan Stewartexplore the effects of aging on music, art, and literature. Penn Medicine's John Trojanowski, cochair of the Center for Neurodegen-erative Diseases, updates us on the science of the brain and the encoding of creative potential as one ages. Penn Nursing's Neville Strumpf, noted gerontologist and former acting dean of nursing argues for the importance of humanistic values in caring for the elderly. And Rosemary Stevens, former dean of SAS, offers a historical and social critique of hospital care in the United States.


Program

Introductions
Eugene Narmour

Aging, Medicine, and Hospitals
Rosemary Stevens

Literary Creativity in Old Age
Susan Stewart

New Treatments in Alzheimer's Disease
John Trojanowski

Late Style in Painting
Christine Poggi

Late Style in Composition
Jeffrey Kallberg

Time and the Experience of Aging
Neville Strumpf

Jean Dampt's "The Grandmother's Kiss"

Event Synopsis


SUGGESTED READINGS

The National Institute on Aging

The Administration on Aging

Wider Horizons, WHYY, Phila.