Emory Report
October 6, 2008
Volume 61, Number 7



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October 6
, 2008
Advance Notice

Westen on election for Life of the Mind
“The Mind of the Voter: The Election of 2008” is the next topic in the Life of the Mind lecture series.
Drew Westen, professor of psychology and psychiatry, will speak Thursday, Oct. 9, at 4 p.m. in the Jones Room of the Woodruff Library.

Westen is the author of “The Political Brain: The Role of Emotion in Deciding the Fate of the Nation.” A political consultant, he is frequently quoted in the media about national elections.

The series is coordinated and sponsored by the Office of Academic and Strategic Partnerships in the Office of the Provost and co-sponsored by the Faculty Council.

$5 to get into High Museum
Emory faculty, staff and students can get $5 admission with ID on two evenings. from 4 to 8 p.m., at the High Museum of Art through a partnership of European Studies and the Art History Club.

On Thursday, Oct. 16, history professor Judith Miller will give an informal lecture titled “Marketing love: The Rococo” at 6 p.m. At 7 p.m., Virginia Shearer, the High’s associate chair of public programs, will speak on “Careers in Museumship.”

On Thursday, Oct. 23, Miller will talk on “The New Moralism: Chardin and Greuze.” Julia Forbes, head of museum interpretation at the High, will speak on “Creating an Exhibition: The Louvre Atlanta” at 7 p.m.

For more information, contact Miller at histjam@emory.edu or Desiree Gonzalez at dmgonza@learnlink.emory.edu.

Library IT event spotlights advances
An Oct. 6-7 conference, “Scientific Collaborations, Connections and Communities,” will provide information on new research methodologies and data sources from advances in information technology.

The free, day-and-a-half event is for metro Atlanta science and health professionals, researchers, professors and students who work in hospitals, universities and other similar environments.

Sponsored by the University libraries, the conference is headlined by Los Alamos National Laboratory researcher Johan Bollen, who will address new approaches to measuring scholarly research and impact; and Harvard University’s Isaac Kohane, who will focus on biomedical informatics and developments that link hospital systems into “living laboratories.”

Details at www.metascholar.org/events/2008/sccc/.