Archive for June, 2011

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Jun
11

quality assisted living

LESLIE MORGAN, PROFESSOR OF SOCIOLOGY

Looking for a high quality assisted living facility can be a stressful experience for older adults and their families. The challenge starts when we ask, “What is high quality?” Dr. Leslie Morgan suggests a more helpful question: “What facility would best meet the individual personality and needs of my loved one?”

“Quality Assisted Living” provides results from a study on perceptions of what constitutes quality of life in assisted living facilities, funded by the National Institute on Aging. In this video, Morgan explains how her research team completed in-depth interviews with residents, staff and family members to tease apart the notion of “quality.” The book they’ve delivered is a down-to-earth, accessible discussion of topics ranging from dining preferences to housing regulations to financial issues, in residents’ own words.

Morgan is a professor of sociology at UMBC and a researcher with UMBC’s Center for Aging Studies. For more information on “Quality Assisted Living” see the book’s official website.

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10
Jun
11

edication rethunk

LEE BOOT, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF THE IMAGING RESEARCH CENTER

Lee Boot, associate director of UMBC’s Imaging Research Center, has been producing a series of videos entitled “Education Rethunk,” which deconstructs the education problem in the US by looking at it through the lens of culture.

Boot produced the videos for What Weekly and the blog WhoWeAm, which is a project of the Imaging Research Center seeking to discover who we are as individuals and as the collection of cultures that make our city, region and country.

Part One of the series, “Schools Unhinged,” features Diane Lee, vice provost and dean for undergraduate education at UMBC.

Other videos in the series:
Education Rethunk, Part 2: Edu-culture
Education Rethunk, Part 3: Ad-ucation
Education Rethunk, Part 4: Dusting Off Our Game

More videos will be posted as they become available.




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