Emory Report
May 4, 2009
Volume 61, Number 30


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May 4
, 2009
Advance Notice

Staff Fest offers volunteer service
Current economic pressures have put a slightly different twist on Staff Fest 2009 on Friday, May 15. But volunteer opportunities remain a hallmark.

The day begins with service project opportunities through Volunteer Emory from 9 a.m. to noon at MedShare, Oakhurst Community Garden and Project Open Hand.

Barrels will be set up around the Quad for non-perishable food items for the Atlanta Community Foodbank. The Employee Council is also sponsoring a school supply drive during the fest to help with needs for summer school classes.

This year’s event, on the Quad, is from 1–3 p.m. While there won’t be a meal, refreshments will be expanded.
The Fun Run/Fun Walk, a live DJ and volleyball tournament will be back, and Emory community groups will share their information. Please stop by the Emory Report booth!

For more information, visit www.emory.edu/staff_fest.

Egyptomania in Atlanta via bus
Satisfy your mania for Egypt by hopping aboard a chartered bus to explore Egyptian revival art and architecture in Atlanta.

“Egyptomania” is Saturday, May 9, beginning at 9:30 a.m. The tour encompasses the Fox Theater, Oakland Cemetery and the High Museum of Art. Peter Lacovara, curator of Egyptian art at the Carlos Museum, will be putting it in perspective.

A picnic lunch will be held on the grounds of Oakland Cemetery.

The cost is $35 for Carlos museum members and $50 for non-members. Registration is required by calling 404-727-4280.

Conference focus is gender violence
International specialists will explore gender violence and gender justice in an Emory conference on May 7–8.
Speakers from around the world will offer perspectives on topics such as sexual violence, girl soldiers, the role of feminism, and humanitarian interventions in a variety of societies and developing nations, particularly Africa.

Funded by Emory College and the Institute for Developing Nations, the sessions will take place in the Jones Room of the Woodruff Library from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In a lead-up to the conference, political scientist Cynthia Enloe will hold a seminar on feminist interventions in development studies on May 6 from 2–3:30 p.m.

For more information on “Gender Violence and Gender Justice: Critical Perspectives on Post-Conflict Societies,” contact organizer Pamela Scully at pamela.scully@emory.edu.