August 26, 2011

Welcome to Fall Semester

Fall event highlights

To see all campus events, visit the Emory Events Calendar at

CNN DialoguesCNN Dialogues

"The New America: What the Census Tells Us About Who We Are and How We Live" is the opening topic in a series of conversations on major issues shaping this time in history. The series is a partnership between Emory's James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference, the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, and CNN.

CNN senior correspondent Wolf Blitzer moderates a panel that includes Dana White, Goodrich C. White Professor of Urban Studies at Emory.

This inaugural dialogue will be Wednesday, Aug. 31, at The Carter Center at 7 p.m. For information:

Emory Remembers 9/11Emory Remembers 9/11

The Emory community will commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 with a week's worth of academic, worship, service, artistic and musical events to explore that still-painful day, its aftermath and the far-reaching changes wrought upon the country and world.

"Emory Remembers 9/11" begins with a campus-wide remembrance at Wonderful Wednesday on Sept. 7, includes a University worship service, community service project and musical tribute on Sunday, Sept. 11, and continues through Tuesday, Sept. 13, with a panel conversation, "Islamophobia and the Impact on American Life," hosted by the Center for Ethics.

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An exploration of water features a series of creative projects across the University on ways humans interact with water.  The Creativity & Arts Soiree on Friday, Sept. 9 will kick off the year-long theme of "water."

Visual artist John Grade, who will be in residence, will create a temporary work of outdoor public art from biodegradable materials to integrate water elements from Emory's natural environment.

On Sept. 27, Craig Hill, Goodrich C. White Professor of Chemistry, and Rosemary Magee, Secretary of the University, will hold a Creativity Conversation.

"Water Study: A Site Specific Event" features Emory dance students with members of Beacon Dance. Structured as a tour of a scientific experiment through the Baker Woodlands ravine, the series begins Saturday, Oct. 15 with two performances at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. daily through Wednesday, Oct. 19.  A play, "Without Which Nothing," about water is being developed and will be in the workshop stage. For information:



"Watergate's Impact on Current Day Politics" will be Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 7:30 p.m. in Glenn Memorial Auditorium. Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein — the Washington Post reporters who broke the 1972 story — are making a limited number of appearances on the 40th anniversary of the Watergate break-in, a story chronicled on film in 1972's "All the President's Men."

Their appearance on campus is for the annual Goodrich C. White Lecture. As is the custom for this lecture, they will be meeting with student and alumni members of DVS Senior Society, and a small number of faculty members and others.

For information: contact Gary Hauk.

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