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Halle Visiting Professor at Emory and Expert on Religious Violence to Give Public Talk Dec. 6


Atlanta, Ga. The first question that came to many minds after the terrorist attacks Sept. 11 was, "Why would anyone do such a thing, especially in the name of religion?" Mark Juergensmeyer focused on this question for his new book on religious terrorism, "Terror in the Mind of God: The Global Rise of Religious Violence" (University of California Press, 2000). In the book, he attempts to enter into the mindset of Osama bin Laden and others who perform acts of terrorism for religious reasons.

Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols Kicks off Yuletide Season


Atlanta, Ga. For many Atlantans, the start of the Yuletide season begins with Emory University’s annual Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. Performed by the Emory University Chorus and Concert Choir, the program is based on the traditional Christmas service at King’s College Chapel in Cambridge, England. This magical melding of scripture lessons read in conjunction with the performance of international carols has been an Atlanta tradition since 1935.

Netherlands Chamber Choir to Perform at Emory Nov. 17


Atlanta, Ga. The Netherlands Chamber Choir, celebrating its 65th anniversary this month while on tour in the United States, will perform at Emory University Saturday, Nov. 17, as part of the Candler Concert Series. The performance of the 24-member choir, conducted by Toñu Kaljuste, is hailed as "an unforgettable evening" by NRC Handelsblad.

Japanese Pianist Featured For Second Concert In Emory's Complete Series of Piano Sonatas By Beethoven Oct. 26


Atlanta, Ga. Music at Emory and the Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta continue their presentation of the entire cycle of Beethoven's 32 piano sonatas in eight recitals by noted pianists from around the world with the Oct. 26 recital by Japanese pianist Yasuo Watanabe.

Emory Dance Company Presents Fall Concert Nov. 9 &10


Atlanta, Ga. "Crescendo," the Emory Dance Company’s fall concert, overflows with varied dance offerings from classical ballet to current modern choreography, featuring five works by guest artists and new Emory dance faculty members.

Atlanta Theater Community Launches Festival of Works By Playwright Naomi Wallace


Atlanta, Ga. Seldom has an entire theater community come together around the work of a lesser-known playwright, but 12 theater companies in Atlanta are joining forces to celebrate the work of American playwright Naomi Wallace.

Emory Panel To Discuss Questions of Religion and Violence


Emory University faculty will host a panel discussion on the role of religion in the recent terror attacks from the perspective of three traditions—Islam, Judaism and Christianity—at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24 in Winship Ballroom of Dobbs University Center, 605 Asbury Circle, on the Emory campus. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call 404-727-7596.

Martin Marty To Speak At 14th Annual Reformation Day Celebration At Candler


Renowned Lutheran theologian Martin E. Marty will be among the speakers and events planned for the 14th annual Reformation Day celebration at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology Tuesday, Oct. 23. The full day of music, lectures and worship will conclude with the Kessler Reformation Concert at 8:15 p.m. in Cannon Chapel, featuring an opening commentary by Marty.

Theater Emory Spearheads City-Wide Naomi Wallace Festival With Production of "The Trestle At Pope Lick Creek" Oct. 24-Nov. 10


Atlanta, Ga. Theater Emory spearheads the city-wide Naomi Wallace Festival with a production Oct. 24-Nov. 10 of "The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek," a highlight of the 1998 Humana Festival of New American Plays.

Session On Spirituality, Self-Care Planned At Emory


The Emory Center for Pastoral Services invites clergy, caregivers and lay people to a one-day symposium on the ever-growing need for ministers and congregations to find a balance between ministry and rest—or "feeding the sheep" versus "resting beside the still waters."

Piano Virtuoso Arcadi Volodos Performs At Emory Oct. 17


Atlanta, Ga. Arcadi Volodos, the 29-year-old Russian piano virtuoso hailed by critics for his combination of technical skill and eloquent musicality, will perform at Emory University on Wednesday, Oct. 17 as part of the Candler Concert Series. A critic with The Baltimore Sun called Volodos "the most phenomenal pianistic talent to hit the scene since Evgeny Kissin" following his March concert there. For tickets or information, call the Arts at Emory box office at 404-727-5050 or send e-mail to

Renowned Christian Historian Jaroslav Pelikan To Give First McDonald Lectures On Jesus and Culture


Atlanta, Ga. Jaroslav Pelikan, one of the world’s most distinguished and honored historians and theologians, will deliver a series of lectures Oct. 9-11 for the inauguration of Emory University’s McDonald Chair for the Study of Jesus and Culture. Pelikan, who is the Sterling Professor Emeritus of History at Yale University, will give five lectures on campus dealing with Russian spirituality and the Russian Christ. All lectures are open to the public free of charge.

British Author David Lodge To Deliver Emory's Ellmann Lectures


Atlanta, Ga. British author David Lodge will share his satirical wit and academic acumen in the Richard Ellmann Lectures in Modern Literature at Emory Oct. 7-9. Lodge’s three-lecture series will be followed Oct. 10 by a reading from his newest novel, "Thinks…," a comic look at the field of cognitive science. Following five years of research into cognitive psychology for "Thinks…," the theme of Lodge’s Ellmann Lectures is "Consciousness and the Novel."

Emory, MLK Historic Site To Partner In Southern Debut of American Lynching Exhibit


Atlanta, Ga. Emory University and the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site have formed a collaborative partnership to present an exhibition on the history of lynching throughout the United States from the 1870s to 1960s. The exhibition, which runs May 1—Dec. 1, 2002, will be mounted in the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site. Additionally, Emory faculty and staff will start the development of educational materials and programs related to the exhibit.

Arts at Emory University Fall 2001


Atlanta, Ga. Emory offers a wide range of visual and performing arts available to the general public, much of it at no cost. Here is what's on tap in the arts for the fall semester.

Emory Orchestra/Chorus Concert Features Violinist Cerovsek


One of the most sought-after young violinists on the classical music scene will be the featured violinist at the April 25 concert by the Emory University Orchestra and University Chorus, and better still, the event is free and open to the public. Corey Cerovsek will perform Henryk Wieniawski’s “Concerto No. 2 in D minor for Violin and Orchestra.” The other piece on the program is Vaughan Williams’ “Dona Nobis Pacem,” which will be performed by the orchestra and chorus together.

Great Teachers Lecture Focuses On How Churches Deal With Crises


When news reports break into TV programming to relate the latest crisis, viewers seldom see what resources the community uses to cope with the situation. Nancy Eiesland and Elizabeth Bounds, two faculty members at Emory University's Candler School of Theology, have looked behind the scenes at times of stress and will present the results of their research, "When Crisis Strikes Your Community: How Religious Groups Respond," as the next offering in the Great Teachers Lecture Series.

Emory Experts to Lead Public Forum on Prolonging Life


Emory medical, legal, ethics and science experts will share their views on "Perspectives on Death and Prolonging Life," at a half-day public forum from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 7 on campus. The forum will look at the cultural, religious and ethical implications of prolonging life for those who in the past might have perished-whether it's a child born prematurely or those who now survive with incurable diseases.

Role of the Public Intellectual Debated In March 24 Conference


American intellectuals once played an active and visible role in shaping politics and public dialogue. But aside from occasional presidential retreats with selected pundits, today's American academics appear to have far less influence on public policy, especially in comparison with their European counterparts. "The Public Intellectual: Scholars and Politics in America in the New Millennium" conference will address what accounts for this disparity, and what can and should be done about it.

Noted Irish Methodist To Preach At Candler Homecoming


Atlanta, Ga. Homecoming at Emory University's Candler School of Theology will feature sermons and discussions with noted Irish clergyman the Rev. T. David Cooper, superintendent minister at the Newtownabbey Methodist Mission in Ireland, Thursday and Friday, April 19 and 20.

Emory Invites Public To Reconciliation Symposium


Atlanta, Ga. As the nation comes together to inaugurate a new president, Emory University is inviting the public to come together, either in person or on-line, for a three-day Reconciliation Symposium Jan. 25-27 that will look at reconciliation as it relates to society's most pressing issues—from global conflict to local violence, from health care to the environment.

Emory Hosts Percussion Workshop For Kids and Family Percussion Concert


Atlanta, Ga. Members of the Atlanta Percussion Trio, Thamyris and DrummerMom will lead a hands-on workshop on Sunday, Jan. 21 for children ages 5-12.

Exhibit Explores Contributions of African Americans To Oxford and Emory


Atlanta, Ga. "A Dream Deferred," developed by students in Oxford College's "Cultures of the African Diaspora" course, explores the diverse contributions of African Americans to Oxford College and Emory University, from the founding of Emory College in 1836 to the desegregation of Emory-at-Oxford in 1968.

Emory Hosts Martin Luther King Jr. Week Activities Jan. 15-21


Atlanta, Ga. Emory University's Martin Luther King Week activities include a popular volunteer tree planting project; talks by theologian Vincent G. Harding and civil rights pioneer Doris A. Derby; and a worship service featuring a Presbyterian pastor from Johannesburg, South Africa. All events are free and open to the public.

Andrew Young Discusses Service and Leadership Monday At Emory


Atlanta, Ga. For his keynote address during "An Evening on Service and Leadership," Andrew Young will discuss the important connection between service and leadership, a relationship he embodies as a lifelong civil rights activist and the current chairman of the Atlanta-based GoodWorks International, a specialty consulting group for international business, whose credo is "We Do Well By Doing Good." The event is sponsored by Emory READ, Emory University’s children's literacy initiative; the Mu Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa, the national leadership honor society.

Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols Kicks Off Yuletide Season


Atlanta, Ga. For many Atlantans, the start of the Yuletide season begins with Emory University's annual Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. Performed by the Emory University Chorus, the program is based on the traditional Christmas service at King's College Chapel in Cambridge, England. This magical melding of scripture lessons read in conjunction with the performance of international carols has been an Atlanta tradition since 1935.

Oxford Presents Southern Folk Advent 2000


Atlanta, Ga. As Christmas approaches, Oxford, Ga., is host to a unique worship service based on materials native to Georgia. Southern Folk Advent, a tradition in Oxford for the last several years, uses hymns from the historic Sacred Harp tune book, compiled in Georgia in 1844. These hymns arose from the life experiences of poor folk struggling to survive in the early 19th-century South. Their haunting music embodies the struggles and dreams of generations of Christians singing and praying for the coming of Christ.

Sandra Day O'Connor To Give Rosalynn Carter Distinguished Lecture At Emory Nov. 13


Atlanta, Ga. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor will deliver the 2000 Rosalynn Carter Distinguished Lecture in Public Policy at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13 in Glenn Memorial Auditorium. Her lecture is titled "Going Where Few Women Have Gone Before." The lecture is free and open to the public. (The event originally was scheduled for January, but O'Connor was prevented from getting to Atlanta due to inclement weather in Washington.)

Renowned Violinist Pinchas Zukerman and Friends To Perform At Emory


Atlanta, Ga. "Pinchas Zukerman is himself one of the finest musicians in the world today, both as a soloist and as a chamber player," says Kendall Simpson, director of Emory's concerts division. "The artists on this program, who all are renowned in their own rite, have decided to come together to perform some of the most noted classical music for the chamber repertoire, and it's always a privilege to have Zukerman on your stage for what he can do as an artist." This is the violinist's second Emory appearance; the first was in 1988. Only a few tickets remain for the first concert in this year's Candler Series at Glenn.

Common Cause Hosts Forum On Campaign Finance Reform At Emory


Atlanta, Ga. In a recent poll commissioned by Common Cause and the Emory University political science department, 86 percent of Georgians surveyed want some form of campaign finance reform. "So far the only candidate committed to attending is Green Party candidate Jeff Gates. What does that say about the candidates?" says Robert Pastor, professor of political science at Emory.

Hugo Award-Winning Sci-Fi Author Connie Willis To Speak At Emory


Atlanta, Ga. Connie Willis is the winner of seven Hugo and six Nebula awards, more than any other science fiction author. In 1999 she was named science fiction author of the decade by Locus magazine. She received her most recent Hugo in September for her novella, "The Winds of Marble Arch."

Emory Dance Company Presents Fall Concert, "7 Considerations"


Atlanta, Ga. Emory Dance Company's fall concert, "7 Considerations," is just that: seven dancemakers considering seven different topics, ranging from social issues to musical patterning and kinetic weaving. The event, running Nov. 16-18, features work by Emory faculty and is highlighted by choreography by three noted guest artists: Alfonso Bordi, Lelavision and Bala Sarasvati. For tickets and information, call 404-727-5050.

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright Margaret Edson To Speak At Emory


Atlanta, Ga. Emory University's Creative Writing Program will present a lecture by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Margaret Edson as part of its Reading Series. Edson was the recipient of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for drama for her first play, "Wit."

Emory Presents Bach "St. John Passion" Symposium and Concert Nov. 9 and 11


Atlanta, Ga. It is only fitting that in Emory's Year of Reconciliation Johann Sebastian Bach's 18th-century masterpiece "St. John Passion" will be discussed and performed. Widely considered one of the greatest pieces in Western sacred music, Bach’s work, and other composers' pieces based on the Gospel of St. John, have been the subject of controversy regarding anti-Semitic sentiments.

Author Stephen Carter To Talk About Wrongs, Rights of Religion in Politics


Atlanta, Ga. Stephen Carter, author of the best-selling "The Culture of Disbelief," redefines the role of religion in politics in his new book, "God's Name in Vain: The Rights and Wrongs of Religion in Politics." He points out that American politics is unimaginable without its religious voices. From abolitionist sermons to presidential candidates' confessions, Carter illustrates the ways in which religion and politics do and do not mesh well, and the ways in which spiritual perspectives make vital contributions to our national debates.

Emory's Lipstadt, Attorney Rampton Highlight Nov. 1-2 Conference On Libel Law, Jewish Identity


Atlanta, Ga. Richard Rampton, the British barrister who successfully defended Emory University's Deborah Lipstadt during her libel trial in England on her book, "Denying the Holocaust," will be the keynote speaker for a two-day public conference titled, "Reconciling the Irreconcilable: Holocaust Denial, Historical Truth and Jewish Identity," Nov. 1-2 at Emory University School of Law.

Candler Hosts 13th Annual Kessler Reformation Concert


Atlanta, Ga. Emory University's Candler School of Theology hosts the 13th annual musical celebration of the Reformation with the Kessler Reformation Concert. Reflecting Emory University's Year of Reconciliation, the program will celebrate theological reconciliation in musical terms by exploring the interrelationship of Lutheran and Catholic music and musicians. Performing will be the Candler Choraliers, joined by area Lutheran and Catholic singers and the Atlanta Symphony Brass Quintet. Marian E. Dolan, professor of church music and choral conducting, will be directing.

Theater Emory Tackles Shaw's Empic "Back to Methuselah" in Two Parts


Atlanta, Ga. George Bernard Shaw’s epic five-part play, "Back to Methuselah," is so technically difficult to stage, that only a handful of productions have been done around the world since 1920. Theater Emory will stage the rarely produced work Oct. 11-Nov. 4 as the start of a season selected by acting artistic director Leslie Taylor. Staging "Methuselah" is no small feat; a full production could run upwards of seven hours, so Theater Emory’s production will be staged in two parts, similar to how "Angels in America" and "Nicholas Nickleby" were done elsewhere.

Music at Emory Concert Season Offers Varied Fare From Classical Stars to Contemporary World Music


Atlanta, Ga. The 2000-01 concert season at Emory University will feature music and artists from a broad spectrum of genres, from major national and international classical artists -- including mezzo soprano Frederica von Stade with acclaimed chorus Chanticleer, violin virtuoso Pinchas Zukerman, and pianist Alicia de Larrocha -- to contemporary and world music artists -- including guitarist John McLaughlin and Indian percussionist Zakir Hussain. The season also includes a performance of J.S. Bach's monumental work for chorus and orchestra, "St. John Passion," by the Emory Concert choir and an accompanying symposium on the controversial work. Tickets are on sale now to the individual concerts at the Arts at Emory box office by calling 404-727-5050 or sending e-mail to Attached is a chronological listing of all music programming at Emory for the upcoming season.

Theater Emory 2000-01 Season Includes Shaw's Rarely Seen "Methuselah" and the Southeastern Premiere of Susan Botti's Operatic Soliloquy


Atlanta, Ga. Theater Emory's 2000-2001 season will stretch from the Garden of Eden and Renaissance Venice to far into the future. Acting artistic director Leslie Taylor (producing artistic director Vincent Murphy is on sabbatical) has selected a season bracketed by ambitious works: one rarely seen because of its technical complexity, the other a new operatic soliloquy by a rising star in the music world. Three of the works also will fall under the umbrella of Emory University's Year of Reconciliation. Taylor is joined by Pat Miller as acting producing director of Theater Emory in Murphy's absence.

Emory's Year of Reconciliation Opens With Talk by Renowned American Critic Wayne Booth


Atlanta, Ga. American critic and teacher Wayne Booth, known internationally for his work in rhetoric and literary criticism, will discuss the language used in dialogues on science versus religion in a public lecture titled "The Rhetoric of Reconciliation," at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28 in Glenn Memorial Auditorium, 1652 N. Decatur Rd., on the Emory campus.

Noted Authors Give Reading At Emory For National Black Arts Festival, Opening of Black Arts Movement Exhibition


Atlanta, Ga. Emory University will host a joint reading by acclaimed writers Thulani Davis and Eugene B. Redmond as part of the National Black Arts Festival. The readings will be followed by a reception to mark the opening of the exhibition "The Black Arts Movement in Poetry and Literature: Print Culture of the 1960s and 1970s," drawn in part from materials donated to Emory by Davis.

Emory Hosts Reception Celebrating Atlanta Premiere Of Alfred Uhry's Tony Award-Winning Play, "Parade"


Atlanta, Ga. Emory University will host a cocktail reception celebrating the Atlanta premiere of "Parade" and honoring the contributions of playwright Alfred Uhry to Emory and the greater arts community. Uhry, a native of Atlanta, is the recipient of a Pulitzer Prize and several Tony Awards for his playwriting. This will be Uhry's first public appearance related to the Atlanta opening of "Parade," a musical about the lynching of Leo Frank. Uhry will speak briefly about how and why he came to write about the tragic chapter in Atlanta's history.

Pianist, Composer Philip Glass To Give Solo Piano Concert At Emory April 15

Atlanta, Ga. Acclaimed composer and musician Philip Glass will perform new arrangements of some of his well-known pieces in his solo concert at Emory University on Saturday, April 15. The concert is part of Music at Emory's NextFest series.

Poet Adrienne Rich To Give Reading At Emory April 18

Atlanta, Ga. Adrienne Rich is a teacher, activist and award-winning poet. She is the author of "Midnight Salvage: Poems 1995-1998," "An Atlas of the Difficult World: Poems 1988-1991," "A Wild Patience Has Taken Me This Far: Poems, 1978-1981," many other collections of poetry, and four non-fiction books.

Emory Dance Company Goes "Tidal" For Its April 7-8 Spring Concert


Atlanta, Ga. Emory Dance Company's annual spring concert showcases the choreography of students in the company. This year's program will include eight diverse works ranging in size and style.

Acclaimed Violinist Kennedy To Perform at Emory April 4


Atlanta, Ga. Violin virtuoso Kennedy (Nigel Kennedy performs under his surname) will tour the United States in March and April with Germany's Bamberg Symphony Chamber Orchestra with Pieter Daniel conducting, in support of the U.S. release of his new EMI Classics recording, "Classic Kennedy." Released in the United Kingdom in fall 1999, the recording-featuring the violinist in short showpieces that he says each achieve "three and a half minutes of perfection," ­--shot to the top of the classical charts. His Emory program will include selections from the new album, along with J.S. Bach's "Concerto for Solo Violin in A minor" and Beethoven's "Violin Concerto in D Major."

"Selling Race: Cinematic Poster Art" Exhibit Extended At Emory


Atlanta, Ga. An exhibit titled "Selling Race: Cinematic Poster Art From Race Films to Blaxploitation" at Emory University's Schatten Gallery of Woodruff Library has been extended through Saturday, Aug. 5

Keynote Address For Women's History Month at Emory To Be Given By Former Cherokee Nation Chief Wilma Mankiller


Atlanta, Ga. Wilma Mankiller, former chief of the Cherokee nation, will deliver the keynote address for Emory's celebration of Women's History Month. Mankiller will address this year's theme, "The Women We Come From." Following her talk, Mankiller will sign copies of her autobiography, "Mankiller: A Chief and Her People," and "The Reader's Companion to U.S. Women's History" that she co-edited.

"Selling Race: Cinematic Poster Art" Exhibit


Atlanta, Ga. A new exhibit opening March 22 in Schatten Gallery of Woodruff Library illustrates how commercial art was used to promote movies to African Americans from the1920s to 1970s, and looks at documents from Atlanta's official film censor, Mrs. Richardson, in a new light. "Selling Race: Cinematic Poster Art From Race Films to Blaxploitation" contains items from Emory's African-American Cinema Collection, an archive of film ephemera that complements the research of Emory professors Dana White and Matthew Bernstein into "Segregated Cinema: Atlanta From the Cotton States Exhibition to the Olympic Games."

Emory's Rosalynn Carter Distinguished Fellows Discuss Their Experiences as "Women Making a Difference"


Atlanta, Ga. Rosalynn Carter has been a distinguished fellow of the Emory Institute for Women's Studies since 1989, and in that capacity she has worked to generate programs centered around public policy. One such program is the Rosalynn Carter Honorary Fellows, a group of local women serving three-year terms who have distinguished themselves as leaders in public policy. The 2000-2002 honorary fellows will kick off their term with an informal panel discussion titled "Women Making A Difference."

Local Cult Classic "Cabbagetown: 3 Women" Returns to the Stage at Emory, Original Cast Memebers and Musicians Reprise Their Roles


Atlanta, Ga. "Cabbagetown: 3 Women," a play inspired by actress Brenda Bynum and adapted by R. Cary Bynum from the book "Cabbagetown Families, Cabbagetown Food", tells the story of three Cabbagetown women who came from the North Georgia mountains to work in the mill. The play became a local cult classic when it premiered in 1978, and this production at Emory stars Brenda Bynum, Annette Coleman and Doris Bucher, all members of the original cast. Musicians returning from the original cast are Fritz Raushenberg and Joyce Brookshire, who wrote several songs featured in the play. Brookshire, a Cabbagetown native and country folk musician, is the daughter of Lila Brookshire, one of the women portrayed in the play. This production of Cabbagetown is a part of Emory's celebration of Women's History Month. All of the proceeds will benefit the Emory Women's Center.

Emory Provost/Theologian Rebecca Chopp To Give Law School's Annual Currie Lecture


Atlanta, Ga. Emory Provost Rebecca Chopp is a widely published scholar in Christian theology, women's studies and the role of religion in American public life. Her topic, "The Poetics of Testimony," refers to "those discourses-poetry, novels, theory, theology-that speak of the unspeakable and tell of the suffering and hope of particular communities who have not been authorized to speak."

Blacklisted Screenwriter Bernard Gordon To Speak At Emory March 6, Two of His Films To Be Screened March 5


Atlanta, Ga. Screenwriter Bernard Gordon was subpoenaed by the House Committee on Un-American Activities in 1947, just as his career was getting underway. After being blacklisted for his unwillingness to name names, Gordon worked anonymously for years in Hollywood before joining the expatriate filmmaking community in Europe. He managed to enjoy a long, successful career as a writer and producer whose credits include Nicholas Ray's "55 Days at Peking," the 1964 version of "The Thin Red Line," "The Battle of the Bulge," cult films "Earth Versus the Flying Saucers" and "The Day of the Triffids." He even wrote the screenplay for arch anti-communist Ronald Reagan's film "Hellcats of the Navy."

Wild About Gorillas: March 5 Harmony Concert Marks Release of Conservation Book by Emory Researcher


Atlanta, Ga. Last fall students at Fernbank Elementary School in DeKalb County joined an innovative conservation effort to help the mountain gorillas of Rwanda. Transforming what they learned about the gorillas' endangered plight, the students completed hundreds of illustrations, some of which now adorn the children's book, "Majii and the Mountain Gorillas of Rwanda." The official release of the book will be celebrated at the March 5 concert by HARMONY: Atlanta's International Youth Chorus in residence at Emory University. The books will be available for sale for the first time at the concert. Ambassador Joseph Mutaboba, permanent representative to the United Nations from Rwanda, and a representative from the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International will speak at the event.

Candler's Annual Bishop Thomas Lecture To Feature African American Artist Allan Rohan Crite


Atlanta, Ga. African American artist Allan Rohan Crite of Boston, 89, has enjoyed a remarkably long and creative career as an artist and illustrator. His works are represented in major American museums, including the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston; the Museum of Modern Art in New York; and the Phillips Collection, the Corcoran Gallery and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington.

Free Thamyris Concert Feb. 27 Focuses On Keyboards


Atlanta, Ga. The eclectic Atlanta ensemble Thamyris will turn its attentions on the keyboard with a program featuring pianists Laura Gordy and Brent Runnels and percussionist Peggy Benkeser. The program includes the world premiere of two humorous pieces for vibraphone and piano by Amsterdam composer Matthias Kadar; John Cage's "Suite for Toy Piano"; Alvin Singleton's improvisational tour de force for piano four hands, "Inside-Out"; and the Southeastern premiere of a marimba solo by Steven Everett. Also on the program are Stravinsky's 1935 neo-classical masterpiece "Concerto for Two Solo Pianos" and tangos by Astor Piazzolla arranged for vibraphone and piano.

Theater Emory's Elizabethan Theater Comes To An End With "As You Like It" Feb. 18-March 4 and a Swan Song Feb. 22-23


Atlanta, Ga. Three years ago Emory University's Department of Theater Studies built a replica Elizabethan theater to see what role the physical space played in the creation and success of work by Shakespeare and his contemporaries. The Black Rose-which took its name from the Rose and Blackfriars theaters that it was patterned after-was to be in place only for that semester, but was such a hit with audiences, artists and the national media alike that it still stands. The investigation of the Black Rose now comes to a close, however, with the final full production, Shakespeare's "As You Like It" Feb. 18-March 4.

Black History Month Activities At Emory University


Atlanta, Ga. Following is a list of activities for Emory University's celebration of Black History Month that are free and open to the public. For more information about any of these events, call 404-727-6754.

Emory University Hosts "Confronting Media Violence" Conference


Atlanta, Ga. The "Confronting Media Violence" conference will bring together many of the world's experts and media leaders to discuss these issues, says sociologist Robert Agnew, director of Emory's Violence Studies Program. "Certain researchers claim that media violence only has a small effect or no effect on violent behavior, and there is much debate as to whether current efforts to control media violence­­such as the V-chip and ratings system­­are effective," says Agnew. "This conference should do much to shed light on the important and troubling issue of media violence."

National Book Critics Circle Nominee Frederick Busch To Speak At Emory


Atlanta, Ga. "The Night Inspector," the new novel from prolific fiction writer and essayist Frederick Busch, has been nominated for a National Book Critics Circle award, according to the group's announcement on Monday. Busch will be at Emory University on Wednesday, Feb. 9 to read from the novel and to hold a colloquium from 2-3 p.m. that afternoon in the same location. Both events are free and open to the public.

Students' Beliefs About Their Abilities Do Affect Their School Performance, Says Emory's Pajares in Jan. 27 Great Teachers Lecture


Atlanta, Ga. Do girls really not do as well in math as boys? How much of the hype and backlash about self-esteem can parents and educators really believe? What traps can well-meaning parents and educators fall into? Find out at Emory's Jan. 27 Great Teachers Lecture "Schooling in America: Myths, Mixed Messages and Good Intentions." The lecture by Frank Pajares, associate professor of educational studies at Emory University, will take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27 in Cannon Chapel on the campus quadrangle. The event is free and open to the public. A map of campus is available on-line at For more information, call 404-727-6216.

Theater Emory Offers "George Bernard Shaw Sampler" Feb. 2-5


Atlanta, Ga. Theater Emory, the resident professional theater company of Emory University, launches its next playwright investigation with its "George Bernard Shaw Sampler" Feb. 2-5. Scenes from several Shaw plays and some short one-act plays will have staged readings for Theater Emory's first step in exploring the work of the Nobel Prize-winning Irish author who lived from 1856-1950. The company recently completed its multi-year investigation of the playwright Henrik Ibsen.

Award-Winning Emory Authors Jim Grimsley, Joseph Skibell To Give Fiction and Play Readings Jan. 26 and 30


Atlanta, Ga. Novelists and playwrights Jim Grimsley and Joseph Skibell will read from their recent and forthcoming works, followed by a reception and book signing. Grimsley will read from his novels "My Drowning" and "Winter Birds." Skibell will read from his novel in progress, "The English Disease."

Rajmohan Gandhi To Give Series of Public Lectures At Emory Feb. 1-8, Includes Panels With Archbishop Tutu and Andrew Young


Atlanta, Ga. Rajmohan Gandhi -- a scholar, political commentator and the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi -- will be on campus for three weeks as the second distinguished fellow of the Claus M. Halle Institute for Global Learning at Emory, and in that capacity will give a series of forums and lectures on religious reconciliation, India's role in global trade, and politics.

Pulitzer Prize-winning Author Headlines Emory's Martin Luther King Jr. Week Jan. 17-23


Atlanta, Ga. Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Atlanta native Taylor Branch will highlight Emory's Jan. 17-23 Martin Luther King Jr. Week with a 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18 lecture in Cox Hall Ballroom (569 Asbury Circle). Branch received the Pulitzer for "Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-1963." The sequel, "Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years, 1963-1965," was published last year, and he is at work on the third part of the trilogy, "At Canaan's Edge," that will cover 1965-68. One of Branch's themes is the faith it took for civil rights leaders to practice nonviolence in the face of such burning hatred, when the natural human response to abuse is self-defense. He is concerned about apathy among today's students towards the civil rights movement. "I see a whole generation coming up who don't know and more importantly don't care [about that era]," he said in a Seattle Times interview. "I'm convinced if they did know, they would care."

Noted Latin American Community Activists to Speak at Emory


Atlanta, Ga. Emory's Latin American and Caribbean Studies program will host noted community activists from Guatemala and Oaxaca, Mexico, who will discuss "Revitalizing Indigenous Culture, Grassroots Development, and the New Millennium: Voices from Rural Latin America" on Tuesday, Nov. 16.

Emory Hosts International Art Exhibit and Symposium On "Samuel Beckett and the Visual Text" Nov. 11-13


Atlanta, Ga. Few contemporary authors have inspired as many works of visual art as Samuel Beckett has, and Emory University will host an international exhibition and symposium on this symbiotic relationship Nov. 11-13 titled "Samuel Beckett and the Visual Text." Included in the exhibition are artists' editions of Beckett's texts, including fine press and graphic work by such well-known artists as Avigdor Arikha and Jasper Johns. The exhibition will be on display in Schatten Gallery of Emory's Robert W. Woodruff Library, 540 Asbury Circle on the campus. The exhibit and symposium are free and open to the publi

Candler Hosts 12th Annual Kessler Reformation Concert


Atlanta, Ga. Emory University's Candler School of Theology hosts the 12th annual musical celebration of the Reformation with the Kessler Reformation Concert. This year's program, "Reformation Through Worship: Martin Luther's German Mass," will celebrate the achievement of Deutsche Messe, Luther's 16th century effort to engage the German people in worship by setting the liturgy in the language of the people.

Emory College, Emory Scholars, Film Studies Present International Film Festival Sept. 22-Nov. 17


Atlanta, Ga. Emory College will offer a festival of new international films from Sept. 22-Nov. 17 to inaugurate the university's new state-of-the-art facilities following an overhaul of the principle undergraduate teaching spaces in White Hall. Renovations included significant upgrades in audiovisual equipment.

Emory Dance Company Presents "Intimate Spaces" Fall Concert November 18-20


Atlanta, Ga. Emory Dance Company's fall concert, "Intimate Spaces," will encompass new and re-staged works by guest artists and Emory dance faculty Nov. 18-20, including "Newspapers," created by Gladys Bailin, distinguished professor emerita at Ohio University. "Intimate Spaces" will be at the Mary Gray Munroe Theater in the Dobbs University Center (605 Asbury Circle) at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 18-20, 1999. For Thursday and Saturday's performances, general admission is $7; faculty, staff, senior citizens and artists are $6; students with ID are $5. Friday evening's performance is a benefit for the Friends of Dance Scholarship Fund, which sponsors a summer scholarship for an Emory student. For more information, call 404-727-5050.

'Forgotten Hero of My Lai' To Give Talk, Book-Signing at Emory


Atlanta, Ga. Hugh Thompson, the former U.S. Army helicopter pilot who put a stop to the My Lai massacre during the Vietnam War, will give a public talk at Emory University at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28 in Cannon Chapel. Afterwards he will sign copies of the recently published biography, "The Forgotten Hero of My Lai: The Hugh Thompson Story" beginning at 5:30 p.m. For information call 404-727-4449.

Derrida To Give Keynote Lecture at Emory's International Symposium on Philosopher Jean-Francois Lyotard


Atlanta, Ga. An international colloquium to honor the work of the late philosopher and Emory professor Jean-François Lyotard is being presented by Emory University's French and Italian department Sept. 30-Oct. 2. In the years prior to his death in April 1998, the controversial French philosopher, best known for his popularization of "postmodernism," split his time between Paris and Atlanta, where he was the Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Philosophy and French at Emory.

Emory to Host Tutu, Bradley, Shalala Addresses on Values, Ethics, Leadership at 3rd Annual Sam Nunn Nationsbank Policy Forum


Atlanta, Ga. As worry about the moral health of the nation becomes a national pastime, Emory University will bring together students, scholars, community and national leaders to focus on how our communities can strengthen the civic and moral ties that hold us together at the third annual Sam Nunn NationsBank Policy Forum March 21-23. The forum will feature keynote addresses by retired South African Archbishop and visiting Emory professor Desmond Tutu; presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Bill Bradley; and U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Donna Shalala.

Emory's Candler School of Theology Offers Short-Term Courses for Laity


Atlanta, Ga. Two short-term courses promoting a deeper understanding of faith issues are being offered by faculty at Emory University's Candler School of Theology. The courses, held on evenings or weekends, are conducted through the school's Lay Theology Institute (LTI) and provide an ecumenical setting to stimulate learning about faith. No special background is needed.

Prominent Clergy Gather at Emory Feb. 28 to Preform James Weldon Johnson's "God's Trombones" to honor U.S. Rep. John Lewis


Atlanta, Ga. Emory University will honor U.S. Rep. John Lewis with a performance of Johnson's God's Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28 in Glenn Memorial Auditorium. Lewis will be presented with the President's Medal on this occasion in recognition of his contributions to Georgia and the civil rights movement. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 404-727-2245.


Candler School of Theology Offers Variety of Short-Term Courses for Laity


Atlanta, Ga. Six short-term courses promoting a deeper understanding of faith issues are being offered in 1998-99 by faculty members of Emory University's Candler School of Theology. The courses, held on evenings or weekends, are conducted through the school's Lay Theology Institute (LTI).


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