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Kendon Smith Lectures & Alumni Breakfast Invitation

The Department of Psychology is proud to announce this year’s Kendon Smith Lecture Series:

Memory across time: From neurons to life stories

March 2 and 3, 2017


Dr. Howard Eichenbaum (Boston University), Dr. Thomas Lyon (University of Southern California),
Dr. Elaine Reese (University of Otago, New Zealand), and Dr. Daniel Schacter (Harvard University)


Dr. Jeni Pathman

The Kendon Smith Lecture Series is an endowed annual event that brings international experts to the UNCG campus to discuss specific themes in psychology that are of interest to the academic community and the public. Click here to learn more about Dr. Kendon Smith and to see the list of luminaries and past themes of the series.

Lecture attendance is free and open to the public. We encourage visitors to park at the Oakland Parking Deck.  A limited number of free exit passes will be available at the event.

Parking on campus:

New this year! Alumni Breakfast on March 3. Please sign up below.


Thursday, March 2nd 2017 – School of Education Building 120

1:30 – 1:45pm

Series Opening Remarks: Drs. Pathman, Marcovitch, and Dean Kiss

1:45 – 3:00pm

Dr. Howard Eichenbaum, “The hippocampus: Memory in time”


Coffee Break

3:15 – 4:30pm

Dr. Daniel Schacter, “Memory and Imagination: Functions of Episodic Simulation and Retrieval”


Friday, March 3rd 2017 – Elliott University Center (EUC) Auditorium

8:00 – 9:00am  SPECIAL ALUMNI BREAKFAST. EUC Kirkland Room. Please RSVP here:

8:30 – 9:00am

Continental Breakfast for all participants

9:00 – 10:15am

Dr. Elaine Reese, Origins of Autobiography: Development of Memory and the Life Story”


Coffee Break

10:30 – 11:45am

Dr. Thomas Lyon “Asking Child Witnesses about Time and Number


General Discussion and Questions