Emory Report
February 25, 2008
Volume 60, Number 21


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February 25, 2008
Advance Notice

Come out to Classroom on Quad Feb. 27
Classroom on the Quad, set for Wednesday, Feb. 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., will include panel discussions, Wonderful Wednesday lunch festivities, and a keynote address by former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno.

In support of Classroom on the Quad’s focus on immigration, organizers are collecting gently used books to benefit metro Atlanta’s immigrant and refugee population.

For more information, contact Nadine Kaslow at nkaslow@emory.edu.

Good and evil topic of talk
Carol Newsom, C.H. Candler Professor of Old Testament, will deliver a lecture on “Three (Rather Different) Ways of Imagining Good and Evil” at noon, Monday, March 3, in the Jones Room, Woodruff Library.

“In this lecture, the apocalyptic imagination of good and evil is compared with two alternative ways of thinking, one found in the wisdom traditions, the other in the mythic creation story of Genesis,” said Newsom.
The free lecture, part of the University’s “Life of the Mind” series, will be followed by a question and answer session. For more information, call 404-727-6055.

Pride Banquet to be March 5
Sara Look ’92C, co-owner of Atlanta independent feminist bookstore Charis Books, is the keynote speaker for the 16th Annual Pride Banquet.

It will be held Wednesday, March 5 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Governors Hall of the Miller-Ward Alumni House and also feature President Jim Wagner.

Tickets are $20 for staff/faculty/alumni; students are free. RSVP by Feb. 28 to 404-727-0272 or eelkins@emory.edu.

The Office of Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender Life, the President’s Commission on LGBT Concerns, Emory Pride and Emory Gay & Lesbian Alumni are sponsors.

Turman Award to honor Reese
The Emory Alumni Board of the Emory Alumni Association presents the 11th annual 2008 J. Pollard Turman Alumni Service Award honoring Philip Syng Reese ’66C–’76MBA–’76L on Friday, March 7 at the Miller-Ward Alumni House.

The award — one of the most prestigious honors Emory alumni can receive — pays tribute to the lifelong contributions J. Pollard Turman ’34C –’35L–’ 73H made to Emory.

Reese, a resident of Wilmington, Del., was the first graduate of the JD/MBA program, which he helped start. A former member of Emory’s Board of Governors (now the Emory Alumni Board), he also sits on the advisory boards for Goizueta Business School and the School of Law. Reese chairs the Law School Council and co-chairs the School of Law’s campaign cabinet.

RSVP by Feb. 29 to Kerry Gallo at kgallo@emory.edu.