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Guest lecture explores exercise and brain function

The College of Idaho will host a guest speaker as part of the Treasure Valley Psychology Lecture Series for the second consecutive year when University of Illinois professor Art Kramer presents “Take a Hike: Physical Activity, Cognition and Brain Function” at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, inside Langroise Auditorium on the C of I campus in Caldwell. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Kramer is the director of the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science & Technology as well as the Swanlund Chair/professor of psychology and neuroscience at the University of Illinois. He received his Ph.D. in cognitive/experimental psychology from Illinois in 1984. Kramer’s research projects include topics in cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience, aging and human factors. His work has been featured by a long list of print, radio and electronic media including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Today Show, NPR and Saturday Night Live. For more information about Kramer, click here

Founded in 1891, The College of Idaho is the state’s oldest private liberal arts college. It has a century-old tradition of educating some of the most accomplished graduates in Idaho, including six Rhodes Scholars, three Marshall Scholars, and another 11 Truman and Goldwater Scholars. The College is located on a beautiful campus in Caldwell, Idaho. Its distinctive PEAK curriculum challenges students to attain competencies in the four knowledge peaks of the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and a professional field, enabling them to graduate with an academic major and three minors in four years. For more information on The College of Idaho, visit www.collegeofidaho.edu.