Emory Report
January 22, 2008
Volume 60, Number 16

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January 22, 2008
Advance Notice

Rushdie lecture tickets on sale
Salman Rushdie, celebrated author and Emory’s Distinguished Writer in Residence, will deliver a public lecture titled “Autobiography and the Novel” at 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10 at Glenn Memorial Auditorium. Tickets, which are $10 ($5 with Emory ID), are available now at www.emory.edu/events.

“The lecture will be an examination of how the lives of writers intertwine with their work, and in what ways, if at all, the life can be said to be the best explanation of that work,” said Rushdie of the presentation.

Current issues in special collections
Current issues in special collections is the focus of a Feb. 1 symposium hosted by Emory University Libraries.
“New Covenants in Special Collections: A Symposium on Obligations and Opportunities,” will address how the special collections community can best serve its myriad audiences and prepare for new challenges. Emory’s Ronald Schuchard, Rudolph Byrd and Erika Farr are among the featured presenters.

The conference wraps up with an informal conversation between Distinguished Writer in Residence Salman Rushdie and Rosemary Magee, vice president and secretary of the University.

The conference is free and open to the public and will be held in the Jones Room of the Woodruff Library. The Rushdie conversation is scheduled for the reception hall of the Carlos Museum.

For more information, contact Donna Bradley at 404-727-7620.

CDC chief kicks off lecture series
A new seminar series presented by Emory’s Institute for Advanced Policy Solutions, in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, premiers with a Jan. 30 seminar, “The Healthiest Nation,” by CDC Director Julie Gerberding. The inaugural event begins in the Woodruff Library’s Jones Room at 4 p.m. Seating is limited; RSVP by Jan. 25 to policyinstitute@emory.edu.

The institute and the CDC created the Health System Transformation Seminar Series as a forum to discuss health system transformation, health care reform and health policies. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, currently the executive director of the Center for Health Transformation, is the invited speaker for the next seminar in March.