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Emory College of Arts and Sciences is the four-year undergraduate school located at Emory University. As one of the nation's top undergraduate destinations, Emory College is dedicated to developing the next generation of leaders and lifelong learners.



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Apr 20, 2014 Shomu Banerjee, Senior Lecturer, Department of Economics
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In this second talk of "The Good Life" speaker series, Shomu Banerjee, senior lecturer and applied microeconomic theorist in the Department of Economics, talks about living the good life (April 15, 2014). The Good Life Speaker Series seeks to facilitate a meaningful exchange of ideas on how to lead the "good life," based on Socrates' concept of Eudaemonia. We aim to attract speakers whose experiences and knowledge provide distinctive and challenging understandings on how to...
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Apr 1, 2014 William G. Dever, Distinguished Visiting Professor, Lycoming College, and Professor Emeritus of Near Eastern Studies, Arizona State University
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William G. Dever, Distinguished Visiting Professor, Lycoming College, and Professor Emeritus of Near Eastern Studies, Arizona State University, presents the 2014 Tenenbaum Lecture (February 3, 2014). His illustrated lecture showcases recent archaeological evidence that reveals the differences in beliefs and practices of ordinary people in ancient Israel compared to the elitist, idealist portrait in the Bible, particularly the ongoing veneration of the Canaanite Goddess Asherah.
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Mar 3, 2014 Ralph Savarese, Grinnell College
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Ralph Savarese of Grinnell College advances the notion of a much less human-centered empathy by exploring the propensity in autism to attend to objects more than people (February 19, 2014). Focusing on the work of two autistic writers, Dawn Prince and Tito Mukhopadhyay, he investigates the trope of personification, appealing to neuroscientific investigations of the phenomenon in order to distinguish between a categorical and a precategorical engagement with experience. Lyric writing, especially...
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Mar 1, 2014 Comedian Josh Blue and Jon McCullough of Blaze Sports
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Comedian Josh Blue and Jon McCullough of Blaze Sports talk about their experiences as Paralympic athletes and more in this engaging, often humorous conversation held January 31, 2014, at Emory University. They are also joined by Benjamin Reiss, Professor of English and co-chair of the Disability Studies Initiative at Emory. Blue (http://joshblue.com/) was a winner of the Last Comic Standing competition and a disability advocate. Blaze Sports (www.blazesports.org) is a Decatur nonprofit adaptive...
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Mar 1, 2014 Corey Keyes, Professor of Sociology
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In this first talk of "The Good Life" speaker series, Corey Keyes, Professor of Sociology, addresses "Positive Psychology and Flourishing" (Feb. 25, 2014).
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Feb 17, 2014 Dr. Shaun Casey (State Department Office of Faith-Based Community Initiatives and Professor of Christian Ethics, Wesley Theological Seminary)
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Dr. Shaun Casey (State Department Office of Faith-Based Community Initiatives and Professor of Christian Ethics, Wesley Theological Seminary) gives a talk entitled "Exploring Religion and U.S. Foreign Policy: Launching the State Department's Office of Faith-Based Community Initiatives" (February 7, 2014). Casey's research interests include the ethics of war and peace, the role of religion in presidential politics, public theology, the role of the Church in fighting global poverty, and...
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Dec 11, 2013 Ari Ne'eman, president of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, and Maria Town, US Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy
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A conversation between Ari Ne'eman, president of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network and member of the President's National Council on Disability, and Maria Town, an Emory alum who currently works at the US Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy. The conversation was moderated by Dr. Rosemarie Garland-Thomson (October 28, 2013). The Disability Studies Initiative at Emory is a new working group (beginning Fall 2013) generated across departments and schools that is dedicated...
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Dec 11, 2013 Ari Ne'eman, president of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network
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Sponsored by Emory's Disability Studies Initiative, Ari Ne'eman, president of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network and member of the President's National Council on Disability, delivers a talk on "Autism and the Disability Community: The Politics of Neurodiversity, Causation and Cure" (October 29, 2013). The Disability Studies Initiative at Emory is a new working group (beginning Fall 2013) generated across departments and schools that is dedicated to interdisciplinary research and...
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Nov 11, 2013 Robert Pippin, Evelyn Stefansson Nef Distinguished Service Professor, Committee on Social Thought, University of Chicago,
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Dr. Robert Pippin, Evelyn Stefansson Nef Distinguished Service Professor, Committee on Social Thought, University of Chicago, gives the keynote talk at the Interdisciplinary Futures Symposium, held in honor of Emory's ILA 60th anniversary celebration on October 24, 2013.
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Apr 11, 2013 Jamyang Norbu, Tibetan scholar, novelist, playwright
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Tibetan scholar Jamyang Norbu talks about his efforts to raise the profile of the Ache Lhamo (Tibetan opera) in exile in Dharamsala, India (April 4, 2013). From 1979 to 1984, he was the director of the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA), which was one of the first institutes set up by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to preserve Tibetan artistic heritage, especially opera, dance, and music.
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Feb 20, 2013 Norman Stillman, Schusterman/Josey Chair in Judaic History, University of Oklahoma
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A wide-ranging historical and cultural guide to Jewish civilization in its Islamic milieu
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Feb 20, 2013 Norman Stillman, Schusterman/Josey Chair in Judaic History, University of Oklahoma
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A wide-ranging historical and cultural guide to Jewish civilization in its Islamic milieu
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Sep 22, 2012 Michael Greve, George Mason University School of Law
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Jul 8, 2012 Susan Botti, Composer and Singer
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Composer and singer Susan Botti performs a concert of her original chamber work "Gates of Silence" with Vanderbilt University's Blakemore Trio (March 23, 2012, at Emory's Dance Studio of the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts).
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Apr 11, 2012 Sanford Biggers (Visual Artist, Columbia University)
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Apr 11, 2012 Center for International Programs Abroad
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Apr 11, 2012 Lawrence P. Jackson (English and African American Studies)
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Mar 8, 2012 Neal Gabler (Senior Fellow, USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center)
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Mar 8, 2012 Neal Gabler (Senior Fellow, USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center)
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Feb 13, 2012 Robert McCauley, Director, Center for Mind, Brain, and Culture
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Feb 1, 2012 Tonio Andrade, Associate Professor of History
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Sep 13, 2011 Dean Robin Forman, Emory College
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Sep 13, 2011 Emory College Students
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Sep 6, 2011 Emory Alumni
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At the June 2011 meeting of the Emory College Alumni Board, alums took a moment to offer advice to incoming first-year and transfer students.
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Aug 31, 2011 Anna Leo, Dance, and Rosemary Magee, Vice President
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Anna Leo of the Dance Department and Rosemary Magee, Vice President of Emory University, collaborated on this reading/movement piece inspired by their trip to Dharamsala, India, during the summer of 2010. Video by Hal Jacobs.
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Apr 27, 2011 Pres. Jimmy Carter
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President Jimmy Carter talks to an Emory Sociology class about the personal, social and political dimensions of aging (clip).
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Apr 27, 2011 Pres. Jimmy Carter
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President Jimmy Carter talks to an Emory Sociology class about the personal, social and political dimensions of aging (full talk).
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Aug 2, 2010 Alexander Escobar, Biology
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Aug 2, 2010 Alexander Escobar, Biology
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Nov 4, 2009 Michael Elliott, English and American Studies
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May 25, 2009 Dana White, Urban Studies, and Peter Dowell, American Culture
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May 25, 2009 Dana White, Urban Studies, and Peter Dowell, American Culture
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Apr 28, 2009 Eric Weeks, Physics
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Mar 30, 2009 James Roark, Emory, and Richard White, Stanford
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Mar 16, 2009 Emory College
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