Emory Report
June 9, 2008
Volume 60, Number 32



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June 9, 2008
Advance Notice

Rushdie reading set for July 7
Emory, A Cappella Books and the Carter Presidential Library present Salman Rushdie, as part of his national book tour, for a special evening lecture at 7 p.m. Monday, July 7 at the Carter Presidential Center. Emory’s Distinguished Writer in Residence will read from and discuss his new novel “The Enchantress of Florence.”

Tickets can be purchased at A Cappella Books or online at www.acappellabooks.com. The ticket price of $28 includes an autographed first edition of “The Enchantress of Florence.” For more information, contact A Cappella Books at 404-681-5123.

Rushdie’s lecture will be in The Carter Center’s Ivan Allen Pavilion. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Buddhism forum to be June 23–28
Emory is sponsoring an international forum for scholars of Buddhism on June 23–28.

The XVth Congress of the International Association of Buddhist Studies is held once every three to four years.
This year’s conference features over 250 presenters. Panels and sections are offered on a variety of historical and contemporary topics in Buddhism across all the main traditions. Exhibitors whose products support the study of Buddhism will be on hand.

Performances include a Tibetan sand mandala, Tibetan music and dance (pubic tickets available at www.arts.emory.edu).

For more information, visit www.religion.emory.edu/iabs2008/.

Photos, lectures on ancient kingdom
Two events, in conjunction with the Carlos Museum’s exhibition “Ancient Kingdoms of Nubia,” will take place this summer.

On Sunday, June 29, at 4 p.m., archaeologist Charles Bonnet, author of “Nubian Pharaohs: Black Kings on the Nile,” discusses 40 years of Swiss Mission of Archaeology excavations at Kerma and Dukki Gel in Sudan.

On Thursday, July 10, 7 p.m., photographer Chester Higgins discusses his photographs, described as “brilliantly evocative.”

Higgins’ photographs, “Nubian Dreams: Images of the Sudan by Chester Higgins,” will be on view in Woodruff Library’s Schatten Gallery through July 20.

Both events will be held in the Carlos Museum’s Reception Hall.

For more information, visit, http://www.carlos.emory.edu/.