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August 16, 1988
Vern Bengtson of South Pasadena, professor of sociology and director of the Gerontology Research Institute at USC, has won a MERIT Award from the National Institute of Aging for his longitudinal study of three-generational families. Bengtson and his research team began the study in 1971. The focus is on changes and continuities in relations between grandparents, parents and grandchildren over time.
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August 16, 1988
Vern Bengtson of South Pasadena, professor of sociology and director of the Gerontology Research Institute at USC, has won a MERIT Award from the National Institute of Aging for his longitudinal study of three-generational families. Bengtson and his research team began the study in 1971. The focus is on changes and continuities in relations between grandparents, parents and grandchildren over time.
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August 10, 1989
Vern L. Bengtson , a USC sociologist, has been named president-elect of the Gerontological Society of America, the world's largest organization of researchers in aging. Bengtson will serve for one year, beginning Nov. 20. The 9,000-member GSA is a multidisciplinary scientific group of researchers from such fields as clinical medicine, geriatrics, psychology and social policy and practice.
NEWS
August 24, 1997 | PATRICK MOTT
Grandparents are playing another growing role in children's lives. The number of parents in America who are either unwilling or unable for some reason to properly care for their children is rising dramatically. And as a result, more grandparents are raising a second set of children: their grandchildren.
NEWS
August 6, 1998 | AMY WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Steven Spielberg's new World War II movie, "Saving Private Ryan," has been almost universally lauded for painting an unusually realistic portrait of war. Moviegoers not only see what combat looks like, but they hear it as well, from the plink of gunfire on a soldier's helmet to the boom of mortar shells to the cries of the wounded.
NEWS
October 22, 1992 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Live television coverage of the initial outbreaks of violence in last spring's Los Angeles riots was a catalyst for further looting and violence, according to the special panel investigating police response to the civil unrest.
NEWS
June 28, 1995 | LAURA HENNING, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
My elderly neighbor Bessie cackled cheerfully and resembled the witch in "The Wizard of Oz," but in reality she was as sweet as they come. She passed away last year at the age of 99. At the estate sale there were poignant reminders of a long life. Among the jumble of possessions were old family photographs, her wedding dress and trinkets in a faded, pink, heart-shaped Whitman's chocolate box. They were tantalizing clues to a woman I never knew well.
BUSINESS
September 9, 1996 | JENNIFER OLDHAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Downsized out of three jobs since 1989, Tom Morrison has been fiddling lately with the idea of changing professions. Thinking public relations might give him a new start, the 48-year-old aerospace engineer checked out a breakfast for industry professionals at the Four Seasons Hotel. But when Morrison got a look at the competition, he felt over the hill. "It was absolutely incredible," he said. "Eighty-five percent of this audience--which was about 150 people--were easily under the age of 30."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 19, 1989 | BERKLEY HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On his lush lawn bordered by beds of asparagus ferns and impatiens in shades of pink, purple, red and orange, Vern L. Bengtson surveyed the land around Prospect Circle, where eight lanes of the Long Beach Freeway may one day traverse South Pasadena. "The problem is that the whole neighborhood, this beautiful 1920s neighborhood, would be taken," Bengtson said. "To me, it's cultural suicide to destroy a glimpse into what represents the best of the architectural past in Southern California.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 1993 | LARRY GORDON, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
College courses have sought to be relevant to current events at least since the Vietnam War. Now some classes on California campuses can barely keep up with news bulletins from the federal courthouse in Los Angeles. For example, Stanford University is offering "The Fire This Time: Los Angeles Riots 1965 and 1992--Why." USC has "Social Problems and the Context of the Los Angeles Riots."
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