Emory Report
September 14, 2009
Volume 62, Number 3



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September 14, 2009
Advance Notice

‘Staring’ lecture, signing at Carlos
Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, professor of women’s studies in Emory College, will give an illustrated lecture titled “Staring: What We Stare At, Why We Like It, and Its Social/Ethical Implications” on Tuesday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. in the Reception Hall of the Carlos Museum.

She will also sign copies of her recently published book, “Staring: How We Look.”

A cultural critic and pioneering researcher in disability studies, Garland-Thomson explores “the myriad causes of gaping, gawking and prolonged gazing” in her book.

For more information on Garland-Thomson’s book and its premise, see the article published in the July 6 edition of Emory Report.

‘Helpful bargains’ at library sale
The fourth annual Friends of Pitts Theology Library book sale is Tuesday, Sept. 15 from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. in Rudolph Courtyard behind the Pitts library.

The selection will include music, political science, and general reading books in addition to the main subjects of biblical studies, church history, ministry, theology and world religions.

“This sale is more than a fund-raiser, it’s a service to our students, a way to help them build their professional libraries with high quality, low cost books,” says Pat Ziebart, reference and electronic resources librarian.

“Most of the books are priced at $1 or less. It’s really exciting to see happy people finding helpful bargains.”
Sponsored by the Friends of Pitts Theology Library, the event helps students build their libraries and its proceeds benefit the Pitts Library collections.