Mark Mapstone '89 shares his expertise on Alzheimer's issues with students and the public
(April 12, 2004) GENEVA, N.Y.–Neuropsychologist Mark Mapstone '89 pulls double duty when he visits the Hobart and William Smith campus later this week. In addition to being tapped as the speaker for Charter Day, celebrating the founding of Hobart College, Mapstone is also this year's John Henry Hobart Fellow in Residence for Ethics and Social Justice.
His fellowship lecture, “The Moral Challenge of Driving in Dementia: Balancing Personal Freedom and Public Safety,” begins at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 15, in the Sanford Room of the Warren Hunting Smith Library. This talk, as well as a question and answer session on Alzheimer's Disease scheduled for 4:30 p.m. the following day in Coxe Hall, are free and open to the public.
At 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 17, the men of Hobart and their guests gather in St. John's Chapel to hear Mapstone's Charter Day address, “Reflections on a Hobart Education.”
Mapstone is chief neuropsychologist at the University of Rochester's Alzheimer's Disease Center and assistant professor at UR's medical center. He holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from Hobart, a master's in the same field from Boston University and a doctorate in clinical psychology from Northwestern University Medical School.
The John Henry Hobart Fellow in Residence for Ethics and Social Justice is sponsored by the Hobart Deans Office. Guests spend several days on campus and, in addition to giving public lectures, spend time with students and faculty members in the classroom.
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