Gustafson is 1997
James Gustafson, Woodruff Professor of Comparative Studies and Religion, will give the 1997 Distinguished Faculty Lecture on April 7 at 4 p.m. His talk is titled "Particularity/ Universality: A Retrospective Tracking of a Career." The lecture will be followed by a reception, both in Winship Ballroom, Dobbs Center.
Sponsored by the Faculty Council, the Distinguished Faculty Lecture series is intended to foster interdisciplinary dialogue among the University's faculty members. The series was inaugurated last year by Woodruff Professor Doug Wallace.
set for April 12
The 21st annual International Cultural Festival will be held on the quadrangle Saturday, April 12, from noon to 5 p.m. A variety of exhibits and entertainment celebrating Emory's diverse cultural community are planned, including demonstrations of Chinese character writing; Pakistani mendi, a decorative type of skin painting using vegetable dyes; and dancers from Emory's AHANA troupe and Atlanta area dance groups representing various countries. For more information, call 727-1732.
Still time to register
If you received an invitation to be a charter participant in Emory HealthStart, it's not too late to register. The time for responding to invitations has been extended. For additional information or to register, call 727-WELL. Those invited to join may fax their acceptance to 727-7500 or return it in the postage-paid envelope that accompanied the inviation.
Get an early start
on Mother's, Father's
The Emory Bookstores' annual spring sale will be held Thursday and Friday, April 10 and 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Coca-Cola Commons, Dobbs Center. Buy clothing, trade books and gift items at 50 percent off retail prices. Cash, credit cards, check or EmoryCards will be accepted for payment. All sales are final. For more information, call Lisa Dunson at 727-0066.
Johnson is Phi Beta
Kappa visiting scholar
Luke Johnson, Woodruff Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins at the theology school, has been appointed one of 12 visiting scholars for 1997-98 by Phi Beta Kappa. The visiting scholars travel to universities and colleges that have Phi Beta Kappa chapters, spending two days on each campus. During the visit, the scholar is expected to meet with undergraduates on an informal basis, to participate in classroom lectures and seminars, and to give one major address open to the entire academic community.
The purpose of the Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholars Program, begun in 1956, is to enrich the intellectual atmosphere of the institution and to enable undergraduates to meet and talk with distinguished scholars in diverse disciplines. The 12 visiting scholars will collectively make about 100 campus visits.
Johnson, author of The Real Jesus: The Misguided Quest for the Historical Jesus and the Truth of the Traditional Gospels, also has taught at Yale Divinity School and at Indiana University, where he received three awards for outstanding teaching.
Other scholars include: embryologist Donald D. Brown of the Carnegie Institution of Washington; Jean Bethke Elshtain, professor of social and political ethics, University of Chicago; physicist Howard Georgi of Harvard University; Ramon A. Gutierrez, professor of history and ethnic studies at the University of California, San Diego; John R. Horner, curator of paleontology, Museum of the Rockies; Murray Louis, artistic director, Nikolais and Murray Louis Dance Company; anthropologist Lawrence Rosen of Princeton University; Linda Schele, professor of art, University of Texas at Austin; Patricia Meyer Spacks, professor of English, University of Virginia; Gary A. Tomlinson, professor of humanities, University of Pennsylvania; and James Boyd White, professor of law, English and adjunct professor of classical studies, University of Michigan.
Classic marks 10th year
Softball teams are invited to participate in the 10th annual Zachary Brown Memorial Softball Classic on Friday and Saturday, May 16 and 17, at the Softball County Club Sportsplex in Decatur. League teams should call the Softball Country Club at 299-3588. Other teams and individuals interested in forming teams should contact Carl Washington at 778-3355. Cost is $150 per team.
The tournament is a tribute to Zachary Brown, an avid softball player who died of melanoma in 1988 at the age of 29. Brown's family and friends celebrate his love of softball and offer continued commitment to melanoma research at Emory's Winship Cancer Center.
Nonleague play will begin Friday at 6 p.m. League teams play on Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. Free skin cancer screening will be offered by Winship Cancer Center physicians, and a silent auction will be held Friday evening featuring coveted sports memorabilia. All proceeds benefit the Melanoma and Pigmented Lesion Center at Winship Cancer Center.
The World Wide Web site on poet Ted Hughes' was incorrectly identified in the March 31 issue. The correct address is <www/uni-leipzig.de/~angl/ hughes.htm>.
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