Emory Report
March 2, 2009
Volume 61, Number 22



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March 2, 2009
Advance Notice

Life of Mind: All about epigenetics
“Beyond the Genome: DNA is Not Destiny” is the title of the Life of the Mind lecture Monday, March 16, at 4 p.m. in the Woodruff Library’s Jones Room.

The lecture will be presented by Victor Corces, Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor, and chair of biology. A native of Spain, Corces is an epigeneticist, whose research holds implications for the study of all kinds of genetic diseases.

Corces plans to talk a little bit about why he became a scientist, and give a non-technical overview of epigenetics, and explain why the field is important.

Singing stories for ‘Her-story’
A chance to participate in the “Living Her-story” of Emory is offered March 5 at “Singing Unsung Stories,” 5 p.m. at Cannon Chapel.

The Emeritus College hosts a panel discussion with retired Unsung Heroines to tell their stories and history. A reception will follow.

The Center for Women, which is co-sponsoring this event, annually honors women who demonstrated extraordinary dedication to issues that affect women at Emory or in the larger community, but whose efforts have not received accolades or formal recognition.

The event, made possible by a contribution from the Office of the President, will be filmed as part of the Living History project and posted on its Web site. For more information or to RSVP, contact Charity Crabtree at 404-712-8834, charity.crabtree@emory.edu.

Lecture is on Jews in mid-century
The state of European Jewry on the eve of World War II is the topic of an event by Emory’s Institute for the Study of Modern Israel on Wednesday, March 4, at 7 p.m. at the Miller-Ward Alumni House. A dessert reception follows the lecture by University of Chicago professor Bernard Wasserstein.

Wasserstein’s talk, titled “On the Eve: The Jews of Europe Before the Second World War,” is part of the annual Max K. and Mathilda Wertheim Stein Lecture on Modern Jewish and Israeli History. This lecture is co-sponsored by Emory’s Tam Institute for Jewish Studies and the German Studies Department.

The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Elizabeth Fricker, efricke@emory.edu or 404-727-2500.