On March 3, 2017, Professor Emeritus Richard A. King passed away peacefully in his sleep at age 87. He was a long-standing member of the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience and the Experimental Psychology (now Behavioral and Integrative Neuroscience) Program since 1958. He was also a founding member of the Curriculum in Neurobiology.
Dr. King was known for his research on the biological basis of memory, and for his formative contributions to the Department’s teaching mission at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. he textbook, Introduction to Psychology, which he wrote with Clifford Morgan and others, dominated the field for several decades. Dr. King was a longtime supporter of the entire field of psychology and he will be deeply missed.
Two memorial services will be had for friends of Dr. King. Please join us either on Friday, March 24 at 2:00 pm at Carolina Meadows (100 Whippoorwill Lane) or Saturday, March 25 at 2:00 pm at University Presbyterian Church (209 E. Franklin Street).