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Cornerstone Symposium

Upholding the well-being of families in a changing world

Save the date: Thursday, April 6, 2017, McNamara Alumni Center, beginning at 4:00 PM

Dr. Linda Burton

The fifth annual Cornerstone Symposium will feature Dr. Linda Burton, dean of social sciences at Duke University. Dr. Linda Burton visited the department in the fall of 2016 as the Ambiguous Loss Visiting Scholar. She presented "It's Complicated: Exploring the Intimate Unions of Low-Income Urban and Rural Mothers."

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Past Symposiums

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Dr. Ramona Zachary

The fourth annual Cornerstone Symposium celebrated the career of FSoS faculty member Dr. Sharon Danes. Dr. Ramona Zachary was the honored guest and featured scholar. Dr. Zachary is a professor at Baruch College in New York City, and co-author of The Theory of Entrepreneurship: Creating and Sustaining Entrepreneurial Value.


Friday, September 25, 2015

Dr. Joyce Arditti, Professor of Human Development at Virginia Tech, and editor of Family Problems: Stress, Risk, and Resilience, presented "It's Normal not to Have a Father: Ambiguous Loss and Trajectories of Paternal Involvement among African American Youth" at the Cornerstone Symposium.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Dr. Simon Robins

Dr. Simon Robins visited the department in the spring of 2014 as the Ambiguous Loss Visiting Scholar. He and Dr. Pauline Boss sat down for a public conversation on Ambiguous Loss Theory. View archived video of the conversation on the NCFR website.

He returned in October to present "Ambiguous Loss in non-Western societies: Supporting families of missing persons in Nepal and East Timor" at the Cornerstone Symposium.

Dr. Robins is the author of Families of the Missing: A Test for Contemporary Approaches to Transitional Justice.


Friday, September 27, 2013

Jean Bauer and Elizabeth Dolan

The inaugural Family Social Science Cornerstone Symposium honored Dr. Jean Bauer, former family social science professor. Dr. Elizabeth Dolan, University of New Hampshire professor emeritus presented on Dr. Bauer's extensive body of research and the legacy she left behind.

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