Emory Report
April 13, 2009
Volume 61, Number 27


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April 13, 2009
Advance Notice

Leadership topic of Life of Mind lecture
“Learning to Lead” by Goizueta Business School’s Maryam Alavi, vice dean and Lucy and John Cook Professor, is the next Life of the Mind lecture Wednesday, April 22, at 4 p.m. in the Woodruff Library’s Jones Room.

Alavi will present a model to help design effective leadership and avoid pursuing “faddish” concepts and approaches, looking at leadership practices from a variety of perspectives.

“In the era of relatively flat organizational structures and turbulent business and social environments, individuals must enact leadership at all levels of organizations to deal effectively with complexity and to bring about innovation and positive organizational change,” she notes.

Documentary looks at national debt
The nation’s financial practices and policies are revealed with the documentary “I.O.U.S.A: One Nation. Under Stress. In Debt.”

A free screening of the film is Monday, April 20, at 3 p.m in White Hall Auditorium, followed by a reception and Q&A session with former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker.

The documentary follows Walker as he travels the country explaining America’s unsustainable fiscal policies.

Novelist Ha Jin to present awards
Ha Jin, a former member of Emory’s Creative Writing Program faculty and winner of the National Book Award, will read at this year’s Awards Night, the annual celebration of student writing on Monday, April 20, at 8 p.m. in Cannon Chapel. A book signing and reception will follow in Brooks Commons.

Jin will also hold a colloquium, at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 21, in N301 Callaway Center. Both events are free and open to the public.

Chorus, ESO to perform Brahms
Emory’s University Chorus and Symphony Orchestra will join forces for two free performances of Brahms’ “Ein Deutsches Requiem,” April 17–18 at 8 p.m. in the Schwartz Center.

Completed in 1868, Brahms’ “Requiem” established him as one of the leading composers of his age. University Chorus Director Eric Nelson notes that, “the text, chosen by Brahms himself from the German Bible, offers a realistic view of life’s brevity and sorrow while simultaneously offering words of hope and consolation.”

The work provides a rewarding challenge for the chorus, and an opportunity to collaborate with the Emory Symphony Orchestra.