Emory Report
September 29, 2008
Volume 61, Number 6



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September 29, 2008
Advance Notice

Carter forum on U.S. energy issue
America’s energy problem is the topic of a Carter Center forum on Thursday, Oct. 2, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Emory faculty, staff and students interested in learning about the issue are invited to join state and local politicians and community members from around the state for a non-partisan discussion of “choices for an uncertain future.”

The Office of Student Leadership and Service, a sponsor, is providing shuttle service from the bus stop between the Dobbs Center and School of Medicine at 2:15 p.m. to return by 5:30 p.m. Space is limited; e-mail Matt.Garrett@emory.edu to reserve a slot.

Other sponsors include the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum.

Silent kung fu film set to music
Martial arts, silent film and contemporary music combine in a free screening of “Red Heroine” (1929) with live musical accompaniment by the Devil Music Ensemble on Sunday, Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m. in White Hall 208. “Red Heroine” is the only surviving Chinese silent kung fu film. The score that the Devil Music Ensemble has composed pulls from the traditions of Chinese classical and folk music, as well as soundtracks from classic kung fu cinema, and is the only modern score made expressly for this film.

The screening is co-sponsored by the Emory College Center for Creativity & Arts, the Department of Film Studies, the Department of Russian and East Asian Languages and Cultures, the Confucius Institute of Emory University, the Department of Theater Studies and the Department of Music.

For information visit www.filmstudies.emory.edu.

De Waal talk on morality, behavior
Survival requires a cohesive and cooperative group, posits Frans de Waal, who once wrote: “As a species, we evolved for a complex give-and-take — not take, take, take.”

The director of the Living Links Center at Yerkes National Primate Research Center, de Waal will be giving a talk titled: “Is Man a Wolf to Man? Morality and the Social Behavior of our Fellow Primates,” on Thursday, Oct. 2 at 4:15 p.m. in White Hall 205.

The Department of Philosophy is sponsoring the talk by de Waal, who is also the C.H. Candler Professor of Primate Behavior.