Emory Report
April 7, 2008
Volume 60, Number 26


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April 7, 2008
Advance Notice

Navarro lecture series begins
University of Chicago Professor Frederick De Armas will inaugurate the Emilia Navarro Distinguished Lecture Series on Tuesday, April 8, at 4:30 p.m. in the Jones Room of the Woodruff Library.

De Armas will give a lecture titled “Drawing Desire: Giulio Romano, Correggio and Lope de Vega’s ‘El castigo sin venganza’.” A reception will follow.

The annual lecture series is being instituted by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese in memory of the late Emilia Navarro, professor emerita of Spanish and Portuguese.

De Armas’ lecture is sponsored by the John Gordon Stipe Memorial Fund and co-sponsored by the Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry and the Department of Women’s Studies.

Saturn’s rings focus of event
Saturn and its moons will be the stars of the Emory Planetarium open house on Friday, April 11 from 8 to 10:30 p.m. The event is free, but timed tickets will be distributed, beginning at 8 p.m., at E300 in the Math and Science Center.

“Saturn is always a big favorite,” says Richard Williamon, planetarium director. “It’s a very dynamic planet that’s always changing.”

The physics department also invites the public to a talk on Friday, April 18 by Jeff Hester, a renowned astronomy professor from Arizona State University. The free lecture, titled “To Know,” starts at 8 p.m. in White Hall 208.

Naked voices for a cause
“Barenaked Voices: Fifth Annual Emory Student A Cappella Celebration” will be held Saturday, April 12, at 8 p.m. in the Schwartz Center Concert Hall.

Hosted by Emory’s director of choral studies, Eric Nelson, this showcase of student- and faculty-led a cappella groups will feature Aural Pleasure, No Strings Attached, Emory University Chorus, Emory University Concert Choir, The Gathering, Dooley Noted and AHANA A Cappella.

Donations will be accepted at the door to benefit Emory’s “Helpline,” a student-run telephone counseling and referral service, and “Active Minds,” a peer-to-peer organization dedicated to raising awareness about mental health among college students.

For information, see www.arts.emory.edu or call 404-727-5050.