Emory Report
November 24, 2008
Volume 61, Number 13



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November 24
, 2008
Advance Notice

4th annual Quilt on the Quad
Emory will host an 800-panel display of The AIDS Memorial Quilt on World AIDS Day, Monday, Dec. 1. Sponsored by Emory Hillel, the fourth annual “Quilt on the Quad” is from 11 a.m.–4 p.m., and will be the largest collegiate display in the world that day.

The opening ceremony at 11 a.m. will feature a keynote by Emory alumnus and designer Kenneth Cole, current chairman of HIV/AIDS research organization amfAR. There will be a public reading of all of the names on The Quilt, and personal remarks from two members of the Emory community.

Related events include “AIDS at 27: Turning Hope into Action” on Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 5:30 p.m. in the School of Medicine, Room 120. Speakers are from Emory, the Peace Corps, the International AIDS Trust, as well as contributors to the anthology, “AIDS Sutra: Untold Stories from India.”
For more information, visit www.cfar.emory.edu.

Faculty art on view at SOM
The School of Medicine and Emory College Visual Arts Department are collaborating to extend the classroom experience into the SOM’s new lobby-turned-exhibition space where future doctors will sharpen their diagnostic skills through art.

The public opening for the first exhibition, “Art by the Emory Visual Arts Faculty,” curated by Julia A. Fenton, is Dec. 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. The series is organized by Bill Eley, executive associate dean for medical education and student affairs, and co-sponsored by the Creativity & Arts Initiative.

While Harvard and Yale partnered with museums for similar programs, Emory is bringing art right into the school setting. Research suggests that students enhance observation skills key to patient assessment through such programs.

‘Zummarella’ looks at ideal woman
The next exhibition at the Visual Arts Gallery deals with the notion of the ideal woman in contemporary society through the provocative installation “Zummarella,” by Min Kim Park, a South Korean artist based in Chicago who explores gender, ethnicity and identity using performance, video, photography, sound and site-specific installation. To create the title, Park combined the Korean word “azuma” (the closest English translation is “housewife”) and the last part of “Cinderella.”

The exhibition runs Dec. 4–Jan. 24 (closed Dec. 18–Jan. 4), with an opening reception on Dec. 4 from 5:30–7:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.visualarts.emory.edu.