Greg Catellier 2011 “Dance in Progress”

Greg Catellier, senior lecturer in the Emory Dance Program, talks about the ideas behind his choreography and performances in this Emory Dance Program series. [November 1, 2011, Dance Studio, Schwartz Center for Performing Arts]


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Also check out…

Lori Teague “Dance in Progress” (Oct. 4, 2011)

Visiting Artist Kyle Abraham “Dance in Progress” (Sept. 27, 2011)

George Staib “Dance in Progress” (Sept. 20, 2011)

Anna Leo “Dance in Progress” (Sept. 6, 2011)


Visual Awareness May Bridge Science and Religion

Alex Escobar, a senior lecturer in Emory University’s Department of Biology and dean of science education in Emory College, talks about visual awareness in this new YouTube video.

He feels we produce bits of awareness in our brain’s cortex, or “qualia,” much like the points of color in a Seurat painting that create an overall understanding (of the sky, trees, people on the lakeshore, etc.). This understanding holds great implications for science and religion — and the seams between the two.

“You are the scene that you are perceiving,” he says. “Everything that you experience is actually part of who you are.”

For more details on the scientific underpinnings of his theory, see his 2011 article, Escobar, A. “Qualia as the fundamental nature of visual awareness.” Journal of Theoretical Biology 279 (2011): 172-176.

Also check out his 2009 essay, “What Do We Really See?”

Faculty in the News

Jed Brody, an Emory physics senior lecturer, has just published a science fiction novel, The Philodentrist Heresy (Moon Willow Press).

Fereydoon Family, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Physics, is collaborating with clinical ophthalmologist Hans Grossniklaus to discover new insights into the leading cause of blindness in adults.

James Flannery, Winship Professor of the Arts and Humanities and director of the W.B. Yeats Foundation at Emory, was honored as producer when Atlanta Celtic Christmas Concert earned a Southeast Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Arts and Entertainment. The winning broadcast of  the Celtic Christmas Concert was performed at Emory and televised on Georgia Public Broadcasting this past December.

Natasha Trethewey, Emory University professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, has been named Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry for 2012-2013 by Librarian of Congress James H. Billington.