February 11, 2008

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Nancy Seideman,
Executive Editor

Kim Urquhart, Editor

Christi Gray, Designer

Bryan Meltz, Photography Director

Leslie King, Editorial Assistant

Carol Clark, Staff Writer


“Lost Kingdoms of the Nile: Nubian Treasures from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston” premieres at the Carlos Museum through Aug. 31.

Explore Africa’s ancient treasures
Welcoming visitors to the Carlos Museum, receptionist and docent Ginny Connelly points to the cover of this month’s National Geographic. It features King Taharqa, one of the Nubian kings of the 25th dynasty who ruled Nubia and Egypt during Egypt’s last great cultural renaissance.
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East meets West in science initiative

The wind whipped the PowerPoint screen, cymbals sounded from the rooftop, and the electricity momentarily blinked off — not the usual challenges encountered in an Emory classroom. But then again biology lecturer Alex Escobar had never taught 2,000 Tibetan Buddhist monastics.
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‘Wrathful God’ forum explores extremism

Is religious extremism a shared tradition across religious faiths? Is the God of extremism different from the God of mainstream religious traditions? Is it possible to be “critically orthodox” as an antidote to religious extremism without abandoning the central tenets of a tradition? An upcoming conference, “The Wrathful God: Religious Extremism in Comparative Perspective,” will address these and other questions. Click here to read the full text of this story.