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2006 Science and Spiritual Awareness

Morehouse Celebrates the Inaugural Walter E. Massey Lecture on Science and Spirituality

The Late Coretta Scott King to be posthumously awarded the Gandhi, King, and Ikeda Community Builder’s Prize

ATLANTA, April 5, 2006– Morehouse College kicks off the 2006 Science and Spiritual Awareness celebration with the theme: The Cosmos Within: Science, Consciousness and the Ultimate Reality.

During the convocation induction service on Thursday, April 6 at 11 a.m., awards will be presented to the Martin Luther King Jr. Board of Preachers, the Board of Sponsors and the Collegium of Scholars. The late Coretta Scott King will posthumously receive the Gandhi, King, Ikeda Community Builder's Prize.

“Mrs. King deserves to be recognized in her own right for her singular contribution to this nation for the championing of peace and non-violence,” said Dr. Lawrence E. Carter, Dean of the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel. As part of Science and Spiritual Awareness Week, King will be honored with the Gandhi, King, Ikeda Community Builders Prize and a portrait unveiling.

The keynote speaker for the convocation is world-renowned quantum physicist John Hagelin, Director of the Institute of Science, Technology, and Public Policy, which is a progressive policy think tank in Iowa. Hagelin has successfully headed a nationwide effort to identify, scientifically verify and promote cost-effective solutions to critical social problems in the fields of crime, health care, education, economy, biotechnology, energy and the environment. He received his A.B. from Dartmouth college and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University.

Schedule of Events:

Thursday, April 6, 2006
11:00 AM Science and Spiritual Awareness Week Induction Crown Forum
The Inaugural Walter E. Massey Lecture on Science and Spirituality
The Cosmos Within: Science, Consciousness and The Ultimate Reality

Mrs. Coretta Scott King (Hon. ’70) to receive the Gandhi, King, Ikeda Community Builders Prize Posthumously

*Photo Opportunity: The unveiling of oil portraits of Mrs. Coretta Scott King, Dr. Daisaku Ikeda and Mrs. Kaneko Ikeda

Ranked three times as the number one college in the nation for educating African American students by Black Enterprise magazine, and recognized by The Wall Street Journal as one of the top feeder schools for the 15 most prominent graduate and professional schools in the country, Morehouse College is the nation’s largest, private liberal arts college for men. Founded in 1867, the College enrolls approximately 3,000 students. Morehouse is one of only two Historically Black Colleges or Universities (HBCU) to produce three Rhodes Scholars.
Prominent alumni include Martin Luther King Jr., Nobel Peace Prize laureate and civil rights leader; Dr. David Satcher, former U.S. Surgeon General and director of the National Center for Primary Care at the Morehouse School of Medicine; Shelton “Spike” Lee, filmmaker and president of 40 Acres & A Mule Productions; Samuel L. Jackson, Academy Award nominated actor; Maynard H. Jackson, founder of Jackson Securities and the first African-American mayor of Atlanta; and Nima A. Warfield, the first African-American Rhodes Scholar from a HBCU.

Posted by Kara at April 5, 2006 05:15 PM

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