September 29, 2003


Laney kicks off Oxford Lyceum series
Former Emory President Jim Laney will deliver the first of Oxford College’s 2003–04 Lyceum Lectures, which carry the theme “Expressions of Peace,” on Monday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. in Oxford’s Allen Church.

Laney served as U.S. ambassador to South Korea from 1993–97 and continues to advise Washington on Korean matters.

Other fall lectures in the Lyceum series include:

Oct. 9:
Han Park, University Professor of International Affairs and director of the Center for the Study of Global Issues at the University of Georgia. 7 p.m., Allen Church.

Oct. 20: Aviv Ezra, recently appointed vice consul of Israel in Atlanta and Israel’s second highest-ranking diplomat in the Southeast. 7:30 p.m., Williams Hall.

Oct. 22: Samir Moukabbam, program director for the Middle East Peace Education Program of the American Friend Service Committee’s Southeast region. 7 p.m., Allen Church.

Nov. 13: Frans de Waal, Charles Howard Candler Professor of Psychology and director of the Living Links Center. 7 p.m., Williams Hall.
For more information, call 770-784-8888.

Bid farewell to Mars, Oct. 1

The Department of Physics is hosting “A Farewell to Mars,” an encore of the Mars viewing event earlier this month, on Oct. 1 from 9 p.m.–midnight in the Math & Science Center Planetarium.

Visitors to the planetarium event can view live, closed-circuit video images transmitted directly from the Math & Science Center’s rooftop 24-inch Cassegrain telescope.

Weather permitting, planetarium staff also will take small groups up to the roof to view Mars through the telescope eyepiece. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Kate Bennett at