Charles Johnson, winner of the National Book Award for his novel Middle Passage, will read from his new historical novel, Dreamer, about the life of Martin Luther King Jr., on April 2 at 7 p.m. in Winship Ballroom. A reception and booksigning will follow.
Currently the Pollock Professor of English at the University of Washington, Johnson is a widely published writer and was one of 12 authors honored in an international stamp series celebrating great writers of the 20th century. For more information call 404-727-6847.
Carter Center hosts forum on existence of God
The Carter Center will play host to "What is the Evidence for the Existence of God?" a panel discussion sponsored by the Faith and Science Lecture Forum, April 3 at 8 p.m. in the Day Chapel.
William F. Buckley, national television personality and founder of the National Review, will be a panelist. Arguing for the existence of God will be William Lane Craig, research professor of philosophy at the Talbot School of Theology. Peter Atkins, professor of chemistry at Oxford University in England, will present evidence against God's existence.
The event will be broadcast live on WNIV 970 and 1400 AM. For tickets call Buckhead Community Church at 770-952-8834 or send e-mail to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Cell Biology begins Sutin Lecture series
The Department of Cell Biology in the School of Medicine has inaugurated the Jerome Sutin Lecture. Sutin was the chair of the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, now Cell Biology, for more than 30 years and retired in 1997. Current Chair Barry Shur established the continuing lectureship to honor the many contributions Sutin has made to neuroscience and cell biology at Emory and the discipline at large.
The first lecturer will be Martin Raff, co-author of Molecular Biology of the Cell and professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University College, London. He is best known for his work in developmental neurobiology; his recent work focuses on regulation of the differentiation and growth of glial cells. The lecture, "Timing and Cell Number Control in Neural Development," is scheduled for Wednesday, April 8, at 4 p.m. in the Health Sciences Center Administration Building (WHSCAB) auditorium. A reception featuring Raff and Sutin will follow in WHSCAB's plaza lobby.
SCHOLARSHIP & RESEARCH
President's Commissions seek new members
Two President's Commissions are currently accepting nominations for 1998-99 members. Anyone interested in serving on one of these boards that advise President Bill Chace on the status of minority and lesbian/gay/bisexual concerns is invited to nominate themselves. Emory staff, students and faculty are eligible.
Applicants should submit their name, address, phone number, campus affiliation and e-mail address, along with a brief statement detailing their interests in serving on the commission. To submit a nomination for the L/G/B commission (deadline April 10), contact Yvette Morgan by e-mail at <email@example.com>. For the minorities commission, contact Bob Lee at <rlee@rwwhsc. medadm.emory.edu>.
Education fair for cancer patients, families
Emory Healthcare is sponsoring an education fair in recognition of National Cancer-Related Fatigue Week April 1-2. The fair will provide information for patients, family members and caregivers about supportive care options for those undergoing cancer therapy. Multiple vendors will attend, and refreshments will be served. Workshops include sessions on nutrition, Tai Chi, and relaxation and visualization. The fair will be located in the atrium of Emory Clinic Building B from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. both days. For more information call 404-727-8599.