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Emory's Black Film Series Takes a Look at Lynching in America


Atlanta, Ga. Emory University’s fourth annual Black Film Thursdays series will examine painful passages in American history under the title "Eyewitness: Lynching and Racial Violence in America." The March 28 – May 16 series is being coordinated to complement the upcoming Atlanta exhibition of "Without Sanctuary: Lynching Photography in America," appearing at the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic site May 1 – Dec. 31.

Legal Aftermath of Sept. 11 Focus of Emory Law School Symposium


Atlanta, Ga. Emory University School of Law presents a seminar on the events of Sept. 11 and their impact on the law, institutions of government, business. The panel will focus on criminal, immigration, tax, administrative and constitutional law issues arising from the tragedy and its aftermath.

Legal, Ethical Issues Surrounding Frozen Embryos Focus of Emory Seminar


Atlanta, Ga. A lecture and panel discussion on the use and disposition of frozen embryos, sponsered by Emory's Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Religion, and the Law and Religion Program, will be held on Wednesday, March 20 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Halle Institute Brings German Journalist, Novelist to Atlanta


Atlanta, Ga. Emory's Claus M. Halle Institute for Global Learning welcomes Berlin-based novelist and journalist Peter Schneider to campus March 18-April 5 as its 2002 Distinguished Fellow. Schneider will give a series of public lectures, including "September 11 and Its Aftermath: Media and Collective Conscience in Germany" at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 21.

Cognitive Psychologist Robert Sternberg to Deliver Lecture on the Theory of Hate Feb. 28


Atlanta, Ga. Sternberg will present the theory of hate and how it applies to personal relationships and world events in a lecture sponsored by the Institute for Comparative and International Studies. He will examine the structure of hate and how it develops, as well as its application to terrorism, massacres and genocide.

Julian Bond and Alan Keyes to Debate on the "State of Race" in America Feb. 27


Atlanta, Ga. The past, present and future of race relations in America will be debated at Emory at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27 by two of the most prominent African-American commentators in the nation -- Alan Keyes and Julian Bond. They will discuss the future of American race relations, whether our society can move closer to integration, and gains made thus far.

Emory Hosts Kenneth Cole Leadership Forum on "The Impact of Terrorism on Community Building and Social Change"


Atlanta, Ga. Community and government leaders will gather at Emory University to discuss terrorism and homeland security – and how community building and social change and impacted by them – during the first Kenneth Cole Leadership Forum. The forum is the inaugural event for the Kenneth Cole Fellowship in Community Building and Social Change, a comprehensive, 12-month program designed to prepare Emory undergraduates to become part of the next generation of community builders.

Tibet Week at Emory University--February 11-15, 2002

Atlanta, Ga. Emory will be hosting Tibetan Monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery in South India. The monks will construct a sand mandala in the Dobbs UniversityCenter to promote world peace and healing.

Health Pioneer Foege Featured at Emory Symposium


Atlanta, Ga. The individual and global struggles-- and the ability to make a difference-- in the world of international health will be addressed by public health pioneer Dr. William Foege during Emory University's third annual Science and Theology Symposium Tuesday, Feb. 26.

Alvin Ailey Dance Expert, Thomas F. DeFrantz, to Give Free Lecture at Emory During Black History Month


Atlanta, Ga. Alvin Ailey, one of the most beloved and renowned figures in dance history, will be the subject of a free public lecture at Emory University as part of the Emory Friends of Dance Biannual Lecture Series. Ailey is especially well known for his contributions to black modern dance in America. Thomas DeFrantz from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will give the free public lecture, "Alvin Ailey’s 'Revelations': of Time and Transformations."

MEDIA ADVISORY: Student-Run iMovieFest hits the Emory University Campus Jan. 28


WHAT: iMovieNight Showcase, featuring the highlights of iMovieFest, a week long, movie-making event created by Emory University students.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Emory MLK Week Keynote Event Jan. 22: Opening Celebration of Exhibits on Emory's Early Black History and Anti-Lynching Activity


WHAT: Martin Luther King Jr. Week keynote event. Celebration opening the exhibits
"A Dream Deferred: African Americans at Emory and Oxford Colleges, 1836-1968" and
"Protesting Racial Violence in Our History: Andrew Sledd, Warren Akin Candler and Lynching in Early 20th-Century Georgia."

Noted Author James Carroll to Deliver Emory's Tenenbaum Family Lecture Feb. 4


Atlanta, Ga. Internationally renowned author James Carroll will explore the complicated and conflicted 2,000-year history between Jews and the Catholic Church during Emory University’s annual Tenenbaum Family Lecture Series at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4.

Noted Sociologist Bellah to Speak on Marriage: Sacred or Obsolete?


Atlanta, Ga. Renowned sociologist Robert M. Bellah, co-author of the best-selling books "Habits of the Heart" and "The Good Society," will address "Marriage: Sacred Institution or Obsolete Tyranny?" at the annual Emory University Currie Lecture in Law and Religion at noon, Monday, Jan. 28. The lecture will be held in Emory Law School’s Tull Auditorium, 1301 Clifton Road, on the Emory campus.

King Week Celebration at Emory Highlights Role of African Americans in the University's History


Atlanta, Ga. An exhibit exploring the contributions and history of African Americans at Emory University is the centerpiece of the university’s 2002 Martin Luther King Jr. Week Jan. 21-27. "A Dream Deferred: African Americans at Emory and Oxford Colleges, 1836-1968" opens with a celebration featuring the MLK Interdenominational Choir of Newton County at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 22 in Cannon Chapel, 515 Kilgo Circle. The event is free and open to the public. The exhibit will be on display in Special Collections, Woodruff Library, 540 Asbury Circle, through May 15. For more information on King Week events, call 404-727-4148.


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