Ciara Greene (right), assistant professor of psychology at University College Dublin, presents the Ulysses Medal to Elizabeth Loftus, UCI Distinguished Professor of psychological science and criminology, law & society, during a November ceremony at the Irish institution of higher education. Conor Healy / Picture It Photography

Elizabeth Loftus, Distinguished Professor of psychological science as well as criminology, law & society, has been awarded the Ulysses Medal, University College Dublin’s highest honor, given to those whose work has made an outstanding global contribution. It’s named in recognition of UCD alumnus James Joyce, and past recipients include linguist Noam Chomsky, former U.S. President Bill Clinton, former Irish President Mary McAleese, philosopher Jurgen Habermas, poet Thomas Kinsella, novelist Edna O’Brien and several Nobel laureates. The medal was presented in November, during the UCD School of Psychology’s 60th Anniversary Public Lecture Series, at which Loftus spoke on “The Fiction of Memory.”