March 29, 2004


Dutch ambassador cancels campus visit
Due to European Union efforts to combat terrorism after the recent attack in Spain, the March 28-30 visit by Ambassador Gijs de Vries from the Netherlands has been cancelled.

De Vries received an emergency appointment to coordinate counter-terrorism in the European Council of Ministers, and he informed Emory that he must begin work immediately. All events connected with de Vries' visit have been cancelled.

For more information, contact the Office of International Affairs at 404-727-7504.

Special Collections acquires African American materials
Special Collections has acquired the libraries of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History and of early 20th century African American history and culture scholar Carter Woodson.

The collection includes many rare and important books, pamphlets and periodicals. Among the earliest books in the collections is a leather-bound copy of A Short History of Barbados, From Its First Discovery and Settlement To 1767 (1768).

Known as the "Father of Black History," Woodson founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life in 1916 and established the Journal of Negro History, for many years the premier scholarly journal focused on African American history and culture.

Woodson's library long has been in storage at the association and inaccessible to researchers. Special Collections will preserve and catalog the collection and publish a printed document. An exhibition of collection items is scheduled to open at Emory in October 2006.

"Few libraries of African American intellectuals have been preserved, and Carter Woodson was truly one of the leading intellectuals of the 20th century," said Randall Burkett, curator of African American collections.

ER Inauguration coverage

The next issue of Emory Report , previously scheduled for April 5, will be published on April 7 and will contain full coverage of all Inauguration Celebration activities and events. ER will resume its normal publication schedule with the April 12 issue.

The name of Kirk Larson, '73C, organizer of the Inauguration torch relay, was misspelled in last week's insert. ER regrets the error.