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Pulitzer winner wows crowd at reading: "If you ever reach the point where you can see that [life] is a balance and can be a balance—where your highs can be just as wonderful as your lows—you're learning. Relationships are excellent at that," writer Alice Walker told a crowd of about 200 who gathered to hear her read from her new book in Winship Ballroom on Oct. 30. Walker was at Emory promoting her latest work, The Way forward Is With a Broken Heart. Click here or above for the full story. Photo by Ann Borden.

Paschel peels into the South's food culture: "I'm going to research collective taste and preference, not individual taste. We all know BMW and Mercedes are good, but the question is: How did that get to be?" asks Jarrett Paschel, who a month ago came to Emory from the University of Washington, where he performed similar food research for 10 years. Paschel is the newest post-doctoral fellow at the recently created Emory Center for Myth and Ritual in American Life. He currently is studying a Georgia native: the famed Vidalia Onion. Click here for above for the full story. Photo by Jon Rou.

  • Briefs: EHC Heart Center gears up for walk; Open forum on lynching photographs; Nominations accepted for distinguished lecturer









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