Emory Report
October 5, 2009
Volume 62, Number 6


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October 5, 2009
Advance Notice

Dance and science meet on stage and in conversation
“Big Eater," a multi-disciplinary dance work by artistic director David Neumann and his advanced beginner dance group will perform on Friday, Oct. 16 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

The performances, which mark the Atlanta debut of the work, will be in the dance studio of the Schwartz Center.

On Thursday, Oct. 15, Neumann discusses his collaboration with Emory scientist David Lynn in “Where Dance and Science Meet.” University Vice President & Secretary Rosemary Magee will host this Creativity Conversation at 4 p.m. also in the dance studio. The event is free and open to the public.

Emory commissioned the work last year and Neumann participated in Emory's Evolution Symposium and Evolving Arts Festival.

Performance tickets are $15; $10 Emory employees; $5 all students. Call 404-727-5050 or visit www.arts.emory.edu.

Apple@Emory event devoted to Mac users
Tuesday, Oct. 12, will be a day devoted to Mac users at Emory. The event, to be held in the Cox Hall ballroom, highlights the latest in Apple software and mobility, beginning at 9 a.m. with an opportunity to check out an iPod Touch and try mobile computing.

Included are hands-on sessions featuring Snow Leopard; Citrix; VDT, plus the iPhone and the iPod Touch. The keynote will feature Roman Cibirka of the Medical School of Georgia, speaking about the iPhone, mobility and handheld computing in medicine.

At the “Ask an Expert” desk, Emory’s support specialists will answer questions on using the Mac, iPod or iPhone at Emory. Campus iPhone users will be able to nominate their favorite applications for the participants of the day’s events to explore.

Half-day workshops for IT professionals and Emory faculty will be Oct. 13.

Register here.

Humanities research is star of conference
A three-day conference, "Constellations: Of Comparative Literature and the New Humanities," will discuss research in the humanities across disciplines, answering questions about comparative literature and the interdisciplinary links between the humanities and the sciences.

Hosted by the Department of Comparative Literature, the event will run Oct. 16-18 in White Hall.

A two-day roundtable features Geoffrey Bennington, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of French and Comparative Literature and Cathy Caruth, Winship Distinguished Research Professor in Comparative Literature and English, and speakers from other U.S. universities.

Session panels will have international and national scholars. One group highlights Emory scholars who will discuss interdisciplinarity and comparison.

For more information, contact Alian Teach (404-727-1108) .

Conference explores economic migration
Human trafficking, the guest-worker program and the undocumented workforce and how they affect the greater Georgia community are the topics of Emory Law’s Public Interest Committee’s 6th annual conference.

"Expendable People?: A Human Rights Perspective on the Impact of Global Economic Migration on Georgia" will be held at 9:15 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, in Tull Auditorium.

David Bacon, activist, photojournalist and author of the recently published book, "Illegal People," will deliver the morning keynote address. Other presenters include Emory Law professor Polly Price and Kirsten Widner of Emory’s Barton Child Law and Policy Clinic. A complete list of speakers and panelists is available.