First Teaching India Speaker: Elder Care in India

Join us in the Traina Room of the Student Community Center at 12:15 p.m. on Monday, October 9th for the first Brown Bag Lunch Speaker Series for Teaching India 2006.

Dr. Jyotsna Kalavar, Associate Professor of HDFS at Penn State New Kensington, will be discussing the current social and economic changes in India that are impacting older people with her talk entitled, "The Emerging Phenomenon of Elder Care in India"

Jyotsna (Josi) Kalavar completed her undergraduate studies in Psychology from Bombay University.  She came to the United States in 1984 for graduate studies.  Her Ph.D. is from the University of Maryland at College Park, and she subsequently went to the University of Michigan for two years of postdoctoral research in gerontology.  Dr. Kalavar has been at  Penn State New Kensington since 2001.  She has been active in research, and has received more than $175,000 in research grant awards from external agencies, including the National Institute of Aging.  In 2004-2005, she spent her sabbatical year in India as a Fulbright Scholar. Currently, she teaches a variety of courses in Psychology and Human Development.