DeVore exemplified power, pride, presence and beauty in African American women. A former model and longtime business executive, she started one of the first modeling agencies for black models, which helped launch the early careers of actresses Diahann Carroll and Cicely Tyson, among other celebrities.
The “Medical Treasures at Emory” exhibition includes a 19th century stethoscope and a kit of Civil War surgeon’s instruments, primarily used for amputations. Photo courtesy MARBL.
“Medical Treasures at Emory,” an exhibition of fascinating historical medical books and artifacts, is now open at Emory University’s Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library (WHSCL) – a reminder of the days when doctors had a rudimentary understanding of human anatomy, performed surgery without antiseptic and used primitive forms of anesthesia for operations and dental work.
Two exhibits inspired by Emory University undergraduate courses and co-curated by students are on display on Level 2 of the Robert W. Woodruff Library, with a group presentation and reception slated for April 30.
The archive of Neighbors Network — a citizens' watchdog organization that monitored the activity of the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazi skinheads and other hate groups in metro Atlanta and other nearby areas — is now open to researchers and the public at Emory University's Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL).
Poet W.S. Merwin will visit Emory University for an onstage conversation with Kevin Young, during which Merwin will read some of his poems. The event, which is open to the public at no charge, will start at 6 pm in the Jones Room on level 3 of the Robert W. Woodruff Library.
The Robert W. Woodruff Library is accepting Emory College student submissions for the Undergraduate Research Award. Up to three prizes of $500 each will be awarded to selected undergraduate students, one of which will be a first-year student.