A Symposium to Honor Dr. Gordon De Jong

Event is open to Sociology, Crime, Law and Justice and Demography Faculty and Graduate Students
When Mar 31, 2012
from 01:30 PM to 05:00 PM
Where Nittany Lion Inn - Assembly Room
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Contact Phone 814-863-4907
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The Department of Sociology & Crime, Law and Justice at Penn State is pleased to host a symposium to honor Dr. Gordon De Jong.

Gordon’s research is highly esteemed in the fields of social demography, migration, immigration, and aging. Directing the Population Research Institute of Penn State, editing the journal Demography, founding and chairing the Population Section of the American Sociological Association, and chairing the dual-title graduate degree Demography program at Penn State are among the many leadership roles for which he is well known.

Over his career he has been Program Director on ten competitively awarded U.S. Government and foundation training grants covering a cumulative total of 40 years of support for 214 U.S. and developing country graduate students at Penn State.

This celebration will feature several papers from peers and former graduate students, inspired by the contributions of Gordon’s work.

1:30 – 3:00pm  - Presentations by Gordon’s colleagues; Open discussion, Assembly Room

3:00 – 3:30pm - Break, outside of the Assembly Room

3:30 – 5:00pm - Presentations by Gordon’s colleagues; Open discussion, Assembly Room


“Immigrant child health in new immigrant destinations”

Deborah Roempke Graefe, Research Associate, Population Research Institute, Penn State

“The contributions of De Jong’s value-expectancy framework to research on older adult migration”

Janet M. Wilmoth, Professor of Sociology and Director, Aging Studies Institute, Syracuse University

"New immigrant destinations: Challenges to Hispanic incorporation in rural America"

Daniel T. Lichter, Ferris Family Professor and Director, Cornell Population Center, Cornell University

“Too old to move, too young to die: Aging and migration among the Mexican-origin population in the United States”

Jacqueline Angel, Professor of Sociology and Public Policy, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin