Emory Report
September 21, 2009
Volume 62, Number 4


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September 21, 2009
Advance Notice

Memorial poetry reading for Turner Cassity
A celebration of the life and poetry of Turner Cassity will be held Thursday, Sept. 24, at 4:30 p.m. in the Jones Room of the Woodruff Library.

Friends and fans of Cassity are invited to participate in the free reading, which will include poetry-reading and story-telling for the occasion.

Cassity, who also wrote plays and short stories, passed away at age 80 on July 26. The Jackson, Miss., native published 11 collections of poetry. He retired from Emory in 1991 as a catalog librarian at the Woodruff Library.

For more information, contact: Ginger Cain (404-727-3160).

Free screenings highlight health issues awareness
A number of free events highlight vascular health in September, which is National Peripheral Arterial Disease Awareness month.

Emory Healthcare will offer free vascular screenings on Monday and Sept. 21-22 and Sept. 24 at Emory University Hospital Midtown; and Sept. 23 at Emory University Hospital from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

No registration is required.

Rare German movie to be screened at Emory
A rare film — not available on DVD or VHS — gets a special screening Thursday, Sept 24. at 6 p.m. in White Hall 205.

The Department of Film Studies and the Department of German Studies presents “Fanfaren der Liebe.” The quirky German comedy, with English subtitles, tells the story two out-of-work male musicians who dress in drag to get into an all-female band. The 1951 film is widely credited with inspiring Billy Wilder’s 1959 classic, “Some Like It Hot.”

“Fanfaren der Liebe” kicks off Emory Cinematheque’s Fall 2009 Film Series, which will be screening 35mm films. Up next is “Dracula” on Oct. 7. Series curator Eddy von Mueller, lecturer in film studies, will introduce each screening.

More on the series will be featured in an upcoming edition of Emory Report.

For more information, go to the Film Studies Web site or call 404-727-6761.