“Dance in Progress” features solo by Anna Leo

Emory’s “Dance in Progress” series is an ongoing sharing of various stages of the choreographic process. Choreographers may present after performances, sharing their findings and illuminations; or while they are living the dynamic, chaotic process of crafting and discovering; or during the initial, impulsive cultivation of concepts, thoughts, images, and movement.

In this first event of the series, Emory Dance faculty member Anna Leo talks about the process of creating her piece “Warrior Woman,'” a dance solo performed by Bridget Roosa, Director of Dance at Agnes Scott College, that translates the poetry pantoum form into movement (September 6, 2011, Dance Studio, Schwartz Center for Performing Arts).


Emory Dance faculty member Anna Leo on the choreography


Bridget Roosa on the dance solo


Steve Everett, Professor of Music, on composition


Leslie Taylor, chair of the Theater Studies Program, on costume design

Get more information on upcoming dance events

 

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Poet Kevin Young Named Best in Atlanta

 

In its annual “Best of Atlanta” issue, Creative Loafing named creative writing professor Kevin Young (Atticus Haygood Professor of English and Creative Writing) the best in his field.

Poet Kevin Young has drawn on musical traditions from blues to jazz to gospel throughout his career, especially in his 2003 National Book Award-finalist poetry collection Jelly Roll: A Blues. In January 2011, the Emory professor published the epic Ardency: A Chronicle of the Amistad Rebels — a personal project 20 years in the making. The volume is something like a collection of demo tapes, with Young appropriating disparate musical forms — aria, hymn, blues — and translating them into poetic terms. The result is wildly varied, a perfect match for the chorus of different voices he invokes to tell the story of Cinque and the other African rebels that mutinied the slave ship Amistad in 1839. The book reveals not only the story told through the poems, but also the story of a poet exploring his craft.

See www.kevinyoungpoetry.com

Collaborating on the Old Kingdom Mummy

Much has been written about the tremendous conservation efforts involved in restoring the Old Kingdom mummy at the Carlos Museum (see the Emory Report article for starters and links).

One amazing detail that stands out is the amount of collaboration that took place behind the scenes — especially involving College faculty and students (see list below).

We should also point out that the College was involved in producing a video about the mummy conservation that plays in the exhibition (and on YouTube). And that fine soundtrack was the handiwork of Jazz Studies Director Gary Motley.

For more details on collaboration between the Carlos Museum and College faculty/students, see “A Speaking Past” (Fall 2008, Quadrangle).

Curator & Conservators

Dr. Peter Lacovara, Senor Curator of Egyptian, Nubian, & Near Eastern Art – Carlos Museum

Mimi Leveque, Conservator – Peabody Essex Museum and ArchaeaTechnica Art Conservation Services

Renee Stein, Conservator – Carlos Museum

Volunteers

Dr. George Armelagos, White Professor of Anthropology

Ron Barnhart, Senior Preparator – Carlos Museum

Dr. Bob Brier, Senior Research Fellow – Long Island Univ.

Arden Davis, Conservation Intern – Georgia State Univ. 2012

Kathryn Etre, Andrew W. Mellon Advanced Fellow in Objects Conservation – Carlos Museum

Dr. Salima Ikram, Professor of Egyptology – American Univ. in Cairo

Pat Kelley, Insects Limited, Inc.

Rebecca Levitan, Conservation Intern – Emory College 2013

Kathryn Marklein, Emory College 2010

Arthur McCanna, Emission Spectroscopist – Emory Univ.

Richard Newman, Head, Scientific Research Dept. – Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

NSF- Arizona Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Laboratory, University of Arizona

Monique Osigbeme, Emory College 2012

Bruce Raper, Lead Preparator – Carlos Museum

Dr. Janet Richards, Assistant Professor of Egyptology, Univ. of Michigan

Eleanor Ridley, Conservation Volunteer – Carlos Museum

Nancy Roberts, Head of Collections and Design – MCCM

Joan Sammons, Conservation Volunteer – Carlos Museum

Dr. Fred Strobel, Director, Mass Spectrometry Center – Emory University

Dr. William Torres, FACR Vice Chairman, Clinical Affairs, Dept of Radiology Emory Univ. Hospital

Gail Walter, Conservation Volunteer – Carlos Museum

 

Mummy Collaborations

Much has been written about the tremendous conservation efforts involved in restoring the Old Kingdom mummy at the Carlos Museum (see the Emory Report article for starters and links).

One amazing detail that stands out is the amount of collaboration that took place behind the scenes — especially involving College faculty and students (see list below).

We should also point out that the College was involved in producing a video about the mummy conservation that plays in the exhibition (and on YouTube). And that fine soundtrack was the handiwork of Jazz Studies Director Gary Motley.

For more details on collaboration between the Carlos Museum and College faculty/students, see “A Speaking Past” (Fall 2008, Quadrangle).

Curator & Conservators

Dr. Peter Lacovara, Senor Curator of Egyptian, Nubian, & Near Eastern Art – Carlos Museum

Mimi Leveque, Conservator – Peabody Essex Museum and ArchaeaTechnica Art Conservation Services

Renee Stein, Conservator – Carlos Museum

Volunteers

Dr. George Armelagos, White Professor of Anthropology

Ron Barnhart, Senior Preparator – Carlos Museum

Dr. Bob Brier, Senior Research Fellow – Long Island Univ.

Arden Davis, Conservation Intern – Georgia State Univ. 2012

Kathryn Etre, Andrew W. Mellon Advanced Fellow in Objects Conservation – Carlos Museum

Dr. Salima Ikram, Professor of Egyptology – American Univ. in Cairo

Pat Kelley, Insects Limited, Inc.

Rebecca Levitan, Conservation Intern – Emory College 2013

Kathryn Marklein, Emory College 2010

Arthur McCanna, Emission Spectroscopist – Emory Univ.

Richard Newman, Head, Scientific Research Dept. – Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

NSF- Arizona Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Laboratory, University of Arizona

Monique Osigbeme, Emory College 2012

Bruce Raper, Lead Preparator – Carlos Museum

Dr. Janet Richards, Assistant Professor of Egyptology, Univ. of Michigan

Eleanor Ridley, Conservation Volunteer – Carlos Museum

Nancy Roberts, Head of Collections and Design – MCCM

Joan Sammons, Conservation Volunteer – Carlos Museum

Dr. Fred Strobel, Director, Mass Spectrometry Center – Emory University

Dr. William Torres, FACR Vice Chairman, Clinical Affairs, Dept of Radiology Emory Univ. Hospital

Gail Walter, Conservation Volunteer – Carlos Museum

 

Emory Scores High on Rankings

Emory University is listed among the top 25 national universities for the 20th consecutive year in U.S. News & World Report‘s annual “Best Colleges” rankings published Sept. 13.

Emory was listed as 20th among national universities, 19th among schools offering the “best value” to students. Emory also was cited for its economic diversity, with 19 percent of its undergraduates receiving Pell Grants. Emory’s Goizueta Business School is 12th in the rankings of undergraduate business programs.

See more information on Emory-wide rankings

Biologist Jaap de Roode among “Brilliant 10”

Emory College biologist Jaap de Roode is among this year’s “Brilliant 10,” top scientists under 40 recognized by the editors of Popular Science magazine. He will be featured in the October issue of the magazine, along with other promising young researchers from across the nation.

An evolutionary biologist, focused on the ecology of insects and parasites, de Roode runs one of the few labs in the world studying monarch butterflies. His lab recently showed that monarch butterflies use medication to cure themselves and their offspring of disease. His research into how animals self-medicate could shed light on naturally occurring compounds that hold potential for human medicines.

“Our annual ‘Brilliant 10’ is a testament to the importance of scientific research and a salute to the dazzling young minds driving it,” says Mark Jannot, editor-in-chief of Popular Science. “Each year, we solicit nominations form hundreds of eminent scientists and whittle the candidates down to the ones whose work really blows the top of our heads off.”

The National Science Foundation recently awarded de Roode a $500,000 grant to further his research into the behavior of monarchs infected with a protozoan parasite.

Read more at eScienceCommons and see videos

Spring 2011 Quadrangle Magazine is now online

 

The spring 2011 issue of Emory College’s Quadrangle magazine is now available online.

Features

Major Dilemma. Double major? Single? Or create your own … Emory expands the palette to widen minds. (See YouTube video with Joanne Brzinski talking about double majors at Emory, and another with students sharing their experiences)

Light the Corners. Emory researchers shine a light on memory, which may not work quite the way you think

Profiles. Judith Evans-Grubbs makes ancient history seem much less ancient; Shivani Jain changes her world view (and possibly yours)

Q Corners. Marshall Duke on why Emory “are” more places than you’d think

Bookmarks. Natasha Trethewey explores love and loss in the wake of Katrina; more new faculty books

Kudos. Ken Ono and colleagues answer a centuries-old riddle; more faculty accomplishments

Impact. On classrooms, living rooms, and blue pig

See full pdf version

Creativity Conversation with Craig Hill (Chemistry)

 

What is the relationship between imagination and discovery? Craig Hill, Goodrich C. White Professor of Chemistry, and Rosemary Magee, Vice President and Secretary of Emory University, will posit this and other questions concerning the interaction of science and creativity as they discuss Hill’s recent work on a carbon-free molecular water oxidation catalyst (WOC), a crucial component for generating clean hydrogen fuel using only water and sunlight.

WHEN: Tuesday, September 27, 2011, 5:30pm

WHERE: Oxford Road Building, Presentation Room

More details

Talking about Creativity at the Arts Soiree

 

 

In these YouTube videos from the 2011 Arts Soiree, Emory College students and Dean Robin Forman talk about the power of creativity in their lives.

The Soiree brought out hundreds of students and faculty to exchange ideas, sample art programs and opportunities at Emory — as well as make music, art and dance in front of the Schwartz Center.

Want to feel even more creative? Check out the Emory Creativity & Arts blog.