January 22, 2008

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Tracing origins of a deadly disease
Did Columbus and his men introduce the syphilis pathogen into Renaissance Europe, after contracting it during their voyage to the New World? Or does syphilis have a much longer history in the Old World? Graduate student Kristin Harper (pictured above) has taken the first phylogenetic approach to this centuries-old debate, heading up a groundbreaking study that provides new support for the Columbus theory of syphilis’ origin.”
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‘Evenings with Authors’ will be feast for ears
Life of the Mind, the popular lunchtime lecture series that spotlights Emory’s best and brightest faculty members, is casting a glow on Emory’s authors.
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Founders Week events warm up mid-winter

Music, theatrical perform-ances, art and museum exhibition openings, scholarly lectures, and a mini-film festival make up the 2008 Founders Week, Feb. 3-10. The series of events will culminate with the Founders Ball and a public lecture by Distinguished Writer in Residence Salman Rushdie, titled “Autobiography and the Novel.”
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