Visiting Scholar To Talk About Repressed-Memory Syndrome

November 3, 2003

Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Paul McHugh will talk November 10 at 8 p.m. about repressed-memory syndrome. The free public lecture will be in Francis Auditorium of Pearce Science Center at the Coalter and Frederick streets in Staunton.

Paul McHugh is Henry Phipps Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Johns Hopkins University. His research has focused on the brain and behavior. He served for five years on the editorial board of The American Scholar and is a trustee of the Association for Research in Nervous and Mental Disease. McHugh is a member of the President’s Council on Bioethics, and was recently appointed by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to the national review board for the Office of Child and Youth Protection.

The Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Program makes possible the visits of distinguished scholars to dozens of colleges and universities around the country. They spend two days on each campus, meeting with students and faculty members, taking part in classroom discussions and giving a free public lecture. Mary Baldwin is one of the relatively few colleges and universities chosen to host a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the prestigious national honor society.