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Professor Horhota kicks off High Noon series with talk on “Memory Fitness”

Fall 2015 High Noon schedule

What is memory, and how does it change with age?  Can anything be done to maintain one’s memory over time?

Dr. Michelle Horhota
Dr. Michelle Horhota

Furman University psychology professor Michelle Horhota will address that subject when she opens the university’s High Noon fall lecture series Wednesday, Sept. 30 at noon at the Upcountry History Museum-Furman.

The lecture, “Memory Fitness: Strategies for Improving Memory,” is free and open to the public.

Dr. Horhota’s talk is the first of seven consecutive lectures presented by Furman professors during the fall. All lectures are free and begin at noon on Wednesdays.

Horhota’s research focuses on the social judgments of older adults, and understanding the role of beliefs and stereotypes on memory performance.  A graduate of the University of Toronto, she holds master’s and doctoral degrees in Cognitive Aging from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

In her High Noon lecture, she will discuss normative age-related memory change and share recent scientific research that suggests some practical strategies for minimizing memory declines.

The Upcountry History Museum/Furman is located at 540 Buncombe Street in downtown Greenville’s Heritage Green area.  Here are the other lectures in the fall High Noon series:

 

October 7—“What a Coincidence!”

John Harris, Professor of Mathematics

October 14—“Robot Revolution?”

Thomas Allen, Professor of Computer Science

October 21—“Revisiting Reconstruction: South Carolina and the Sesquicentennial”

Courtney Tollison, Professor of History

October 28—“Translating Controversy: Theology and Politics of the Bible in English”

Bryan Bibb, Professor of Religion

November 4—“A Major League Legacy”

Mike Buddie, Furman Director of Athletics

November 11—“America and the Holocaust”

Dr. Diane Vecchio, Professor of History

A complete schedule of the High Noon lectures is available on Furman’s website.

For more information, contact Furman’s Marketing and Public Relations office at 864-294-3107 or vince.moore@furman.edu.

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