CENTER FOR GRIEF & DEATH EDUCATION (CGDE)
302G - Graff Main Hall
History of the Center
The Center was originally founded in 1969 as the Center for Death Education and Research at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. It was formed with the purpose of serving as a repository for materials concerning mortality and as a focal point for the collection and dissemination of literature and information to the academic and professional communities as well as the public. With the retirement of its first director, Dr. Robert Fulton, the center was relocated to the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse. The Center was associated with Sociology Department for many years under the name the Center for Death Education and Bioethics. Former directors at UWL include Dr. Bob Bendickson, Dr. Gerry Cox, and Dr. Mike Brennan. In 2014, the Center associated with the Psychology Department.
News regarding the Center
March 2012 - La Crosse Tribune Article