March 21, 2006

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LEWISBURG, Pa. — Jeffrey Jensen Arnett will give the lecture, "Emerging Adulthood: A Developmental Perspective on the Late Teens and Twenties," March 28 at 7 p.m. in Rooke Chemistry Auditorium at Bucknell University.

The talk is open to the public without charge.

Associate research professor of human development and counseling at the University of Maryland, Arnett is a leading authority on the transitional period known as `emerging adulthood.'

He will present his findings on changes in the experience of entering into adulthood, with attention to implications for higher education.

As the world has grown more complex, so has the process of growing up, leading many of today's young people to extend the timeline for making adult commitments. Consequently, the period following adolescence has come to be recognized as a distinct life stage with its own unique set of challenges.

During his visit to Bucknell, Arnett also will participate in a Writers at Work session, "Writing in the Social Sciences," at 4 p.m. in Room 200G Roberts Hall. The Writers at Work series facilitates informal conversation between writers and interested members of the community.

Arnett's visit is sponsored by the education department along with University Relations, Dean of Students office, Faculty Advisory Committee on Teaching, Interfraternity Council, and the Writing Center.


Story posted March 20, 2006


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