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A New Map of Life - Center for Vital Longevity’s Booziotis Lecture Series


The Jean and Bill Booziotis Distinguished Lecture

“A New Map of Life” - Life expectancy nearly doubled in the 20th century yet we live in cultures designed to support short lives. As we reach older ages and health span comes to approach life span, we need to rethink how we live our lives from childhood to old age. Longer lives present us with the possibility to use added years in ways that improve quality of life all the way through.

Laura L. Carstensen, PhD is a Professor of Psychology and the Fairleigh S. Dickinson Jr. Professor in Public Policy at Stanford University where she serves as founding director of the Stanford Center on Longevity. Her research has been supported continuously by the National Institute on Aging for more than 25 years and she is currently supported through a prestigious MERIT Award. In 2011, she authored the book, A Long Bright Future: Happiness, Health, and Financial Security in an Age of Increased Longevity. Dr. Carstensen has served on the National Advisory Council on Aging and the MacArthur Foundation’s Research Network on an Aging Society. In 2016 she was inducted into the National Academy of Medicine. She has won numerous awards, including the Kleemeier Award from the Gerontological Society of America, a Guggenheim fellowship, and the Master Mentor Award from the American Psychological Association. She received a BS from the University of Rochester and PhD in clinical psychology from West Virginia University.

The event is part of the Center for Vital Longevity’s Booziotis Lecture Series, made possible by the late Bill Booziotis, former president of Booziotis and Company Architects and Center for Vital Longevity Advisory Council Member. Booziotis and his wife, Jean, established the series to bring the Center’s work, focused on understanding the science of the aging mind, to the public.

Register to attend this event. Details on how to join will be sent to you after registration.

Tuesday, October 27 at 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Virtual Event

Persons with disabilities may submit a request for accommodations to participate in this event at UT Dallas' ADA website. You may also call (972) 883-5331 for assistance or send an email to All requests should be received no later than 2 business days prior to the event.

Event Type

Lectures & Workshops

Target Audience

Undergraduate Students, General Public, Prospective Students, Graduate Students, International Students




longevity, Life Expectancy

Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Contact Information
Lauren Yglecias
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