Emory Report
September 22, 2008
Volume 61, Number 5



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22, 2008
Advance Notice

Learn all about 2008 elections
The Woodruff Library highlights the historic 2008 presidential election with two exhibits, a workshop and a panel of election experts.

The exhibits explore past and present presidential campaigns as well as the presidency itself.
A workshop Monday, Oct. 6 in Emory Center for Interactive Teaching, Room 215, from 4 to 5 p.m. will show participants where to locate current and comparative data on elections results, issues, candidates and campaign at all levels, plus political gossip and poll results.

On Wednesday, Oct. 8, the library hosts an election panel of Emory experts, including Merle Black, Alan Abramowitz and Beth Reingold among others, to talk about election dynamics, trends, developments and resources. The audience will have an opportunity to ask questions.

Luminaries hosts scholar Pauline Yu
Pauline Yu, president of the American Council of Learned Societies and a leading scholar of Chinese poetry, will explore the “ecology” of learning communities and consider the impact of new technologies, such as the Internet, on these communities in a lecture Wednesday, Oct. 1, 5 p.m. in the Jones Room of the Woodruff Library.

“Evolution of Communities of Knowledge” is the second lecture this year in the Luminaries in Arts and Humanities series that brings leading artists and scholars of the arts and humanities to the University.
Initiated and hosted by the Office of the Provost, free public lecture series is cosponsored by the Emory Creativity & Arts Strategic Initiative.

10th Mary Lynn Morgan lecture set
Gina Wingood, director of the graduate studies Ph.D. program in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education in Rollins School of Public Health, will give the 10th annual Mary Lynn Morgan Annual Lecture.

She will speak Thursday, Oct. 2, at 7:30 p.m. at the Miller-Ward Alumni House.

Wingood currently leads a five-year study, Social Health of African American White Women’s Lives (SHAWL). It looks at 100 black women and 500 white women to see how personal or cognitive factors, attitudes and actions ultimately affect their risk for HIV/AIDS.

The lectureship, established in 1999 by the Center for Women at Emory, honors trustee emerita and health professional Morgan.