Emory Report
April 20, 2009
Volume 61, Number 28


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April 20, 2009
Advance Notice

Alice Walker events to kick off April 23
Events surrounding the first public exhibition of papers and other memorabilia from the archives of author Alice Walker kick off Thursday, April 23.

A daylong symposium on her art and life is Friday, April 24, followed by a public talk by Walker. “Reflections on the Turning of the Wheel: Living a Life of Freedom and Choice” is 8 p.m. in Glenn Memorial.

The quilt the Pulitzer Prize winner created while writing “The Color Purple,” along with other memorabilia, will be on display April 23-24 in the Woodruff Library’s Schatten Gallery.

Go to www.emory.edu for a comprehensive schedule of events surrounding the exhibition and her visit.

Seminar features holistic cardiologist
Cardiologist and author Mimi Guarneri will speak on “Personalized Medicine in the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease” as part of the Emory/Georgia Tech Predictive Health Institute’s campus-wide seminar series.

The free, public event will be Thursday, April 30, at noon in the School of Medicine Building, Room 110.

Recognizing the need for a more comprehensive and holistic approach to cardiovascular disease, Guarneri wrote the book, “The Heart Speaks: A Cardiologist Reveals the Secret Language of Healing,” copies of which will be available for purchase at the seminar.

For more information, contact Holly Korschun at 404-727-3990.

Johns Lecture on health policy

Nationally recognized expert on health policy Robert Blendon will inaugurate the Michael M.E. Johns Lecture on Health Policy on Friday, April 24.

Blendon, professor of health policy and political analysis at Harvard University and the John F. Kennedy School of Government, will speak in the Rollins School of Public Health, Rita Anne Rollins Room, at 2 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow. For more information: call 404-727-8889.

Emory Dance hosts spring concert
The Emory Dance Company presents “Laying Tracks,” featuring new works from student choreographers. The spring concert runs April 23-25 at 8 p.m., and April 25 at 2 p.m. in the Schwartz Center Dance Studio. Tickets ($8; Emory faculty, staff and students $4) are available through Arts at Emory: 404-727-5050; www.arts.emory.edu.