July 9, 2007
Emory announces program for Dalai Lama visit
Emory has released program and ticket information for the public events related to the visit of His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama, Presidential Distinguished Professor at Emory University. The Dalai Lama will deliver his inaugural lecture during an Oct. 20–22 visit to Emory, during which he will participate in a conference on science and spirituality, and an interfaith session on religion as a source of conflict and a resource for peace building. The Dalai Lama is scheduled to give a free, public talk, “Educating the Heart and Mind: A Path to Universal Responsibility,” at an Emory-sponsored event in Centennial Olympic Park Oct. 22.
Tickets for the First Emory Summit on Religion, Conflict and Peacebuilding and the Mystical Arts of Tibet: Sacred Music Sacred Dance are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased online at http://emory.interticket.com
or by calling the Arts at Emory Box Office at 404-727-5050.
for complete, up-to-date information.
Department of Justice praises debate project
The Computer Assisted Debate Project was recognized recently by the U.S. Department of Justice as one of five programs that “work” to help kids in its national “Weed and Seed” initiative.
CAD, which provides a challenging and engaging after-school learning experience for at-risk middle school students living in Atlanta Housing Authority communities, is a program of the National Debate Project, which Emory supports with students and faculty from the Barkley Forum.
Weed and Seed, a community-based strategy sponsored by the Department of Justice, is a comprehensive multi-agency approach to law enforcement, crime prevention and community revitalization.