Emory Report
Sept. 5, 2006
Volume 59, Number 2


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Sept. 5, 2006
Around Campus

Library garners grants for MetaScholar Initiative
New grant funding will allow the Woodruff Library’s Meta-Scholar Initiative to continue its commitment to digital scholarship and Southern cultural heritage.

The MetaScholar Initiative will build an online exhibition on the life and work of composer, conductor and educator William Levi Dawson, in partnership with Woodruff Library’s Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library. Supported by a $100,000 Ford Foundation grant, the digitized exhibit will extend the Dawson symposium held at Emory through contextual materials and a searchable database.

In addition, the Cyberinfrastructure for Scholars project, with funding from a $616,645 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will create a cross-resource search tool for Southern studies scholars and will improve access to archival collections.

Maimonides: creation ‘and’ evolution
If influential Jewish thinker Maimonides—who contended that religious faith is dependent on science—were alive today, he might shake his head at the recent creation vs. evolution debate.

According to religion professor David Blumenthal, who will present “Maimonides: Science Generates Faith” on Sept. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the School of Law’s Tull Auditorium, the Middle Ages religious philosopher maintained that without positive knowledge of God and God’s role in the universe which is rooted in science, a person could not be a properly religious person.

Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Law and Religion, Blumenthal’s lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, go to www.law.emory.edu/cslr or call 404-712-8710.