YOUR SOURCE FOR UNIVERSITY NEWS OCTOBER 20, 2008 / Vol. 61, No. 8
PEOPLE: Support sustainable food 3
CAMPUS: Eco shares joie de vivre 4
Development chief JWJI’s Calinda
frames Campaign Lee on linking DISCOVERY: Radical playwright’s legacy 6
Emory in terms of scholarship and FORUM: How are you saving energy? 7
the economy. activism.
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By NANCY SEIDEMAN
Much is not known about
how the national economic
crisis ultimately will affect
Emory — particularly when
every closing stock market
bell can bring new upheaval to
the country’s financial health.
What is clear is that there will
be an effect.
What is known now is being
shared with the entire Emory
community by University lead-
ership in a variety of ways,
including staff and faculty dis-
cussions led by Mike Mandl,
executive vice president for
finance and administration.
In a presentation that gives
a clear, concise primer on the
University’s major financial
levers, Mandl outlines how the
current dismal investment and
Please see ECONOMY on page 4
At the Election Extravaganza, administrators like Senior Vice Provost for Community and Diversity Ozzie Harris worked bRYaN mElTz
with students to register voters.
Students get out the vote FROM STAFF REPORTS
Emory has created
University-wide, central office
By BEVERLY CLARk Society of America, a nonpartisan political debate orga- to oversee administration and
nization. enforcement of conflict-of-inter-
The first few weeks of this semester, you could hardly turn Emory Students for Barack Obama can take credit for est (COI) policies, and research-
around on campus without running into someone with a registering 936 students out of the 213,000 people that ers are being informed about
clipboard asking, “Are you registered vote?” For students, Obama volunteers registered in Georgia in the last four new financial disclosure require-
the answer is a resounding “Yes!” months. And most all of those students are registered in ments that will apply to inves-
Campus voter registration efforts culminated in a Georgia, Henson said. tigators on new and pending
Wonderful Wednesday “Election Extravaganza” Oct. 1 “By having students registered here we’ll be able to get National Institutes of Health
before the Oct. 6 registration deadline hit in Georgia. out the vote more thoroughly on campus, and a lot of what (NIH) grants.
The bipartisan party included Students for John happens here in Georgia affects students so they should Earl Lewis, provost and
McCain and Students for Barack Obama, as well as the have a voice in that. Plus, for Obama supporters, your executive vice president for
Student Government Association, the Emory College vote counts more here in Georgia compared to if you’re academic affairs, and Fred
Council, the Office of Multicultural Programs and a dozen from California or New York where he is most likely to Sanfilippo, executive vice presi-
other groups who provided information on the campaigns win,” he said. dent for health affairs, said the
and election issues. Several administrators were on hand Henson said he’s optimistic that the youth vote will oversight move has been dis-
as well to help with the voter registration effort. be heard this year, although it’s “never been reli- cussed for months as the scale
More than 1,000 students, nearly all first-time voters, able in a presidential election, mainly due to apathy. of research at the institution
were registered through the various campus outreach has grown dramatically. Last
efforts, said Brett Henson, president of Emory Students year, for the first time, spon-
for Barack Obama, and co-president of the Collegiate Please see ELECTION on page 5
sored research at Emory passed
the $400 million mark.
Please see RESEARCH on page 5
OCTOBER 20, 2008
AT EMORY.EDU EMORY PROFILE: Julie Shaffer
Where do the presidential
candidates stand on the
issue of health care reform?
Two analyses by Emory
health policy researcher
Kenneth Thorpe that detail
estimated savings from the
plans proposed by Sen. John
mcCain and Sen. barack
Obama are now available on
the Institute for advanced
policy Solutions Web site.
The presidential candidates’
health care plans share some
important elements, but
Thorpe’s analyses can help
point out the differences. The
analyses are also available on
the Department of Health
policy and management’s site
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Emory’s annual sustainable Food Fair and Farmers Market,
held on Oct. 7, attracted the masses supporting the local
sustainable food movement. This year, grass-fed beef was
CONTRIBUTE showcased and will soon be featured in Emory dining
facilities like The Depot and Café Antico. Local chefs also
Do you have an opinion to offered up tastes of delicious dishes made with local
share? Emory Report provides products. The event was organized by Emory’s anthropology
an opportunity to reach out Julie Shaffer is sustainable food service
pHOTOS bY bRYaN mElTz
students, in cooperation with the Office of Sustainability
to faculty, staff, students, education coordinator. Initiatives and Emory Dining.
alumni and others through
The time is ripe
weekly First person essays. To
learn more, contact Editor Kim
Urquhart at 404-727-9507 or
Educator puts new face on food at Emory
By CAROL CLARk Atlanta magazine. steps at the farmhouse. “I hang a purist or a member of the
McDonald’s was not part the laundry out on the line and food police,” she adds. “The
Even in her windowless Cox of Shaffer’s childhood in I cook in the kitchen,” Shaffer food police and the diet food
Hall office, Julie Shaffer creates northwestern Ohio, where her says. “For the few weeks I’m industry have taken a lot of the
the earthy aura of a garden. It grandparents on both sides there, I pretend it’s my place.” fun out of food. And we keep
EXECUTIVE EDITOR comes from the sky-blue of her were Mennonite farmers. “I It was in Italy that Shaffer getting fatter and fatter.”
Nancy Seideman turquoise jewelry, the leaf-red loved going out to the farms to first heard of Slow Food Shaffer aims to bring
of her sweater, the scent of see the animals, run through International, a movement to everyone to the table to break
rosemary sprigs arranged in the fields, and pick pears and counteract fast food and fast- bread together, not count
a basket and the chirp of a vegetables,” she says. Her paced living by nurturing local calories. “Our food sources
cricket beneath her desk. version of a Happy Meal is food traditions. “It’s about did not become industrialized
kim Urquhart “That’s my cell phone,” her grandmother’s farm-fresh, bringing the pleasure back to overnight, and they’re not
firstname.lastname@example.org Shaffer apologizes, trying to hard-boiled eggs mixed with eating,” Shaffer says. going to be become localized
ignore the interruption. But pickled beets. “The egg turned She started the Atlanta overnight either,” she says.
DESIGNER the cricket starts chirping bright pink,” she recalls. “I chapter of Slow Food in 2000,
Christi Gray again, and Shaffer reaches into always loved that.” helping it grow from 30 members
email@example.com her purse to take the call. Shaffer went on to a 30-year to 500 today. She hopes to Feast organic
Since Shaffer took the career as an art teacher, most bring the same momentum
p H O T O D I R E C T OR position of sustainable food recently at Redan High School for sustainable food to Emory, this turkey day
Bryan Meltz service education coordinator in Stone Mountain, where she managing events such as the The Emory community
firstname.lastname@example.org in August she has been busy, lives. But her passion for fresh, Tuesday Farmer’s Market, has one more thing to be
sowing new ideas about local foods remained a big part cooking demonstrations, thankful for: a Heritage
S Ta F F WR I T E R food on campus. The Emory of her life. She raises Brussels picnics, potlucks and more. Harvest Feast will be held
Carol Clark sustainable food initiative calls sprouts, broccoli, cabbage, “I think it’s arrogant to during lunch on Thursday,
email@example.com for 75 percent of the campus lettuce, figs, blueberries and assume that people would want Nov. 13 at Emory Dining
food supply to come from local herbs on her large plot of land, to pay more for local, organic locations, to spotlight local
E D I T O R I a l a S S I S TaNT and/or sustainable sources by and she loves to cook simple, food without knowing why it foods and the importance
Leslie king 2015. Acquainting everyone flavorful meals. “I’m really costs more to produce, and why of preserving endangered
from dining staff to donors good at making ice cream,” she it’s better for the environment,” breeds of livestock. more
with the joys of eating locally says. “My favorite is lemon- Shaffer says. “My job is to details will be posted at
EmORY REpORT (USpS705-780) is is a crucial part of meeting basil flavored.” help people understand that emory.edu/sustainability. For
published by the Office of Communica- that goal. For the past 14 summers, sustainable means producing those planning to cook on
tions and marketing weekly September “Many people have grown Shaffer has rented the same food in a way that doesn’t harm Thanksgiving, order forms
through may and bi-weekly June through up thinking of the McDonald’s 15th-century farmhouse in the Earth.” are available at the Tuesday
august and distributed free to faculty Tuscany, Italy, where people Students are especially
Happy Meal as the standard Farmer’s market for a fresh,
and staff of Emory University. periodicals
of good taste. I have my take great pride in their food open to new ideas, and are the local turkey from a network
postage is paid at atlanta, Georgia.
postmaster: Send off-campus address work cut out for me,” says culture. Shaffer’s daughter key to the future of our food of independent growers.
changes to Emory Report, 1762 Clifton Shaffer, former editor of Edible India, now 16, took her first culture, Shaffer says. “I’m not
Rd., plaza 1000, atlanta, Georgia, 30322.
Send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
OCTOBER 20, 2008
QUESTIONS FOR ... Susan Cruse Rosemary Hynes of the
Graduate School and Sita
Ranchod-Nilsson, director of the
Campaign Emory: Your questions answered Institute for Developing Nations,
have been selected to participate
in the HERS management Institute,
a year-long academic program at
On Sept. 25 Campaign Emory announced a $1.6 billion goal, Wellesley College.
the most ambitious fundraising endeavor in the University’s Under the women in leadership
history and the largest ever undertaken in Georgia. The good initiative of Emory’s president’s
news is that the campaign already has raised more than half Commission on the Status of
of its goal — $849 million — over the past three years leading Women, the two will attend
up to the public announcement. Amidst the University celebra- five weekends throughout the
tion of what this investment means for fulfilling Emory’s vi- academic year that feature sessions
sion was the realization that the nation is facing a widespread on issues in higher education
economic downturn. including accreditation, legal
Emory Report queried Employee Council, Faculty Council issues, financial issues, fundraising,
and Student Government Association leadership to find out student life and others with the
community concerns regarding the economy’s possible impact idea of creating leaders.
on the campaign, and posed those questions to Susan Cruse, kim Loudermilk, senior
senior vice president of development and alumni relations. associate dean for academic
planning in Emory College of
Emory Report: Why is Emory launching a campaign now, in arts and Sciences, was chosen
the midst of a national economic downturn? to attend the HERS session this
Susan Cruse: We announced the goal on Sept. 25, but Cam- past summer, held at bryn mawr
paign Emory began on Sept. 1, 2005. The stakeholders who College.
care about Emory, including our strong base of alumni in
Georgia and around the world, continue to invest in Emo- Angel Leon, chief of
ry’s vision for positive transformation in the world. On Sept. cardiology at Emory Crawford
25 we thanked our early supporters and unveiled Campaign long Hospital, and Norman
Emory to a broader constituency and invited them to invest Elliott, clinical assistant professor
as well. To stop now would have halted the momentum we of gastroenterology the School
Susan Cruse is senior vice president of bRYaN mElTz
already have, and it would have been unfair to those who of medicine, have been named
development and alumni relations.
place their trust, and their dollars, with us. Our peers have to the Emory Healthcare board of
not stopped. There are 29 universities in $1 billion-plus Directors.
ER: What goes on behind the scenes in the Office of Develop- leon holds the linton and
campaigns right now. We can’t stop, and the need has not
ment and University Relations during a campaign? Helen bishop Chair in medicine.
diminished. If anything, the downturn makes it more im-
Cruse: In a nutshell, we are taking the campaign to a much Elliott is the new community-based
portant to increase endowment and provide financial aid.
broader audience, identifying and engaging additional member of the board.
stakeholders for our programs, and talking to a wide vari- Carolyn Meltzer, chair of
ER: Will the downturn in the investment market have an
ety of people about what they can invest in at Emory. We radiology, has been named to
impact on giving going forward?
Cruse: Historically, recessions have little or no effect on steward the gifts, and we have a fiduciary responsibility to replace allan levey, chair of
philanthropy in general. Extrapolating data from the last use the money as the donor intended. Ensuring a success- neurology, whose term expired
recession in 2001, Boston College wealth researcher John ful campaign is not just about the dollar goal. It’s did we at the end of august. meltzer,
Havens has said that unless national incomes decline accomplish what we set out to accomplish? Did we advance the William p. Timmie professor
sharply, the decline won’t last long and it won’t be signifi- the strategic plan? Did we get more people excited about in radiology, is associate dean for
cant. Universities in particular are pretty recession-proof. I Emory? Have we contributed to the community? research in the medical school.
do think there is another dimension to this financial crisis,
and we don’t have enough data to know what to expect. ER: What impact will the campaign have had on Emory when Sue McAvoy, director/public
We’re all going to watch carefully and see what happens. it concludes in 2012? interest advisor, Office of Career
Cruse: As President Wagner says, we’re not striving to be Services at the School of law, has
ER: What can students, staff and faculty do to support Cam- another Harvard or Princeton — we want to be the best been elected
paign Emory? And why do our gifts matter? Emory we can be. And unlike most universities, Emory president of
Cruse: In addition to running a campaign, we’re trying to has a living strategic plan. We know where we’re going, we the Davidson
instill a culture of philanthropy where everybody has a role. know the areas where we have the edge, and we’re build- College alumni
And everybody does. Faculty, staff and students are our ing on that. We want to be a place where we can provide association.
stakeholders, advocates and role models. Get involved in access to students regardless of economic need. We want She will
whatever way fulfills you. You can visit the campaign Web to contribute to positive transformation in the world in a va- serve on the
site at www.campaign.emory.edu, you can call me or any of riety of ways, from addressing world hunger, to advancing board as
development officers in any of the units if there is a specific therapies for disease, to introducing someone to the beau- president-
interest that you have, but all support is welcome in any ties of art or live performance. The bottom line at the end of elect in 2009,
form. There is no gift too small. Every dollar provides relief the day is that our faculty and students are why we’re here. president in 2010 and immediate
for the already impacted budget. They are what the campaign truly is all about. past president in 2011. In her
position she will serve a two-year
term on the board of trustees.
— Kim Urquhart
Rosemary Magee, vice
president and secretary of the
University, was recognized by
Biophysicist wins NSF CAREER award
By CAROL CLARk smaller and smaller pieces,” using traditional biochemi- there proteins that stabilize appointed
Rasnik says. “One approach to cal approaches. A molecule is their formation?” to her current
The National Science understand biological systems tagged with a dye that emits Rasnik involves under- position in
Foundation has awarded a is to learn how each small piece light when excited by a laser, graduate biology majors in 2005, magee
CAREER development grant works, so that you can better and causes an energy trans- his research. “The interface of works with the president and the
to Ivan Rasnik, assistant pro- understand the whole system.” fer to a nearby dye molecule. physics and biology is relevant board of trustees in developing
fessor of physics, providing The NSF CAREER awards go Researchers can then indirectly to both sides,” he says. “I want governance practices across
$500,000 over five years for to investigators who are work- observe the changes in distance students to understand the campus and in setting the agenda
his work at the interface of ing on transformative ideas in between the dyes by measuring interdisciplinary character of for the future. prior to that she
biology and physics, and for their fields, while also striving the amount of light they emit. science.” served as a dean in Emory College.
his efforts to bring underrepre- to educate the next generation In collaboration with bio- He will use part of the NSF
sented students into the physi- of scientists. Rasnik competed chemist Cynthia McMurray grant to continue recruiting
cal sciences. nationally with physicists, biol- at the Mayo Clinic, Rasnik is women and minority students,
Rasnik is studying proteins ogists, chemists and mathema- focused on the interactions who are typically underrepre-
that recognize and correct mis- ticians for the award, funded by of mismatched repair pro- sented in the physical sciences.
“Acclaim” recognizes the
matched DNA bases, which may the NSF program “Physics of teins with DNA triplet repeat A native of Uruguay, Rasnik
accomplishments of faculty and
be involved in initiating ail- Living Systems.” sequences that can form hairpin earned a bachelor’s of chemistry
staff. Listings may include awards
ments such as Huntington’s dis- Biological physics is a rel- structures, which may be linked and went on to pursue a Ph.D.
and prizes; election to boards and
ease, by locating and tracking atively new field, gaining to the origin of Huntington’s program in physics in Brazil,
societies; and similarly notable
the movement of single protein momentum a decade ago with disease. after a professor recommended
accomplishments at Emory or
molecules as they perform their advancements in techniques “Among the many questions him. “If you identify people who
in the wider community. Emory
functions. such as single molecule fluores- we have about DNA triplet have a natural interest in sci-
Report relies on submissions for
“In physics, when you want cence resonance energy transfer repeat sequences, we’d like to ence and give them just one
this column. Contact: ltking@
to understand something com- (smFRET), which reveals infor- know how the DNA hairpins opportunity, sometimes it can
plicated, you break it down into mation that cannot be detected are formed,” Rasnik says. “Are make a big difference,” he says.
OCTOBER 20, 2008
Umberto Eco delights community
nominations sought By ELAINE JUSTICE home of Angela Della Costanza
The Honorary Degree Turner, former honorary consul
Committee is soliciting nomi- As he introduced Italian of Italy for the State of Georgia
nations from faculty, staff, scholar/author Umberto Eco and Ted Turner’s daughter-in-
students and alumni for 2010 for the opening of the 20th law.
Commencement. Nominations anniversary Ellmann Lectures, Eco also sat with Della
for distinguished candidates Joseph Skibell, associate Costanza Turner for an Italian
for an honorary degree from professor of English, said Eco TV interview, and had a wide-
Emory University are due by has his own sense of “joie de ranging audio interview for
Nov. 10. vivre.” Eco then proved that to Emory on iTunes U with Vice
The committee looks for in- be the case. President and Secretary of the
dividuals who have achieved During his eventful three- University Rosemary Magee,
the highest distinction in day visit, Eco enlightened, both of which he seemed to
their fields while also demon- entertained and captivated large relish.
strating a transformational Emory and Atlanta audiences, At the book signing following
impact. giving three lectures constructed his reading, Eco “signed books
Submit nominations with the same deft touch he until his hand wouldn’t work
online or via mail or e-mail. brings to his novels. anymore,” said Schuchard. “He
Information about Honorary “You couldn’t have had a better just talked his head off.” At 76,
Degrees and the nomination guest or more appreciative Eco does try to pace himself, “but
process can be found at www. audiences,” said Ronald carrying on many conversations
Schuchard, Goodrich C. White from many points of view in
Professor of English and founder many languages is an exhausting
of the prestigious literary series. process,” said Schuchard. “He
Register for ING Schuchard, who is retiring bore up very well.”
run team discount as director of the Ellmann One of the qualities
Lectures this year (Skibell is Schuchard hopes for in the
The Emory team for the the new director of the series), Ellmann Lectures is their
2009 ING Georgia Marathon said Eco was “a most generous appeal to new audiences, and
and half marathon is being guest.” Not only did Eco give in that Eco proved a smashing
formed. three lectures and a reading, success — Schuchard is still Umberto Eco aNN bORDEN
All Emory employees and he visited fourth-year Italian getting glowing e-mails from
immediate family members classes of Judy Raggi Moore and members of the Emory and from around the University life, enjoying each other’s
can join the team and register Simona Muratore “with only a Atlanta community. having dinner together and company and great conversation,
at a discount for this March last-minute notice.” The other measure of the walking en masse to the lecture. then walking over to a lecture
29 event. The marathon and He mingled at receptions, lectures is something much That’s something you don’t see together. That’s one of the things
half marathon start at Under- danced to jazz at a barbeque closer to an academic’s heart. anywhere these days. You don’t I wanted the Ellmann Lectures
ground Atlanta at 7 a.m. hosted by the Wagners at In Schuchard’s words, “it was see enough of faculty coming to create, a sense of celebration
To register, go to www. great to see faculty members together to celebrate intellectual of intellectual life.”
Lullwater and brunched at the
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ECONOMY: How Emory is coping
The discount is $15 off the Continued from the cover the future. Do I fill that open
position now? Is there some
regular registration price
activity we can live without?”
A focus on priorities
until Dec. 31.
debt/credit markets are cur- According to Mandl, activ- In president Jim Wagner’s Oct. 8 community letter, he stated
For more information,
rently impacting Emory, and ity levels are going to need to that, “Ensuring that Emory’s momentum and positive trajectory
what the community can do change in order to deal with continue will require clear understanding, discipline, and prudent
starting today to better prepare the changing economic environ- tradeoffs. We will continue to invest in those areas that are
for the next year or so to adjust. ment, which is one reason he essential to achieving our vision. To these ends, budget priorities
EHSO moves On Oct. 16, Mandl met with thinks it’s important to talk will include:
Employee Council members to
to 1762 Clifton give a current update, and to
about these issues across cam- • Investing in competitive, merit-based salaries to reward, retain,
pus. “Meeting this economic and attract the best faculty and staff.
The main offices of the discuss issues on their minds challenge is a shared responsi-
Environmental Health and including specific questions bility, and it’s important to hear • Investing in the financial aid required to retain and attract the
Safety Office (EHSO) have regarding filling positions, best students, regardless of their economic standing. This will be
from people in all areas of the
moved to 1762 Clifton Rd., research funding and support, especially challenging in the coming years.
University’s operation, who are
Suite 1200, the location financial aid, and the more gen- feeling the effects of the situ- • Completing all the construction we have started and reviewing
formerly occupied by Procure- eral — what should staff be ation every day on the job and the timing and pace of future projects.
ment and Payment Services. doing now to prepare for bud- at home.” • Investing in research and teaching in accord with school-based
Contact numbers and fax getary challenges ahead? The more communication, and University-wide strategies.
numbers remain the same. Mandl offered advice that the better, said several employ-
EHSO director Patricia he has shared with his own ees who attended the Oct. 16 • Investing in Campaign Emory, whose success is critical to our
Olinger praises the new digs staff: “I’m not a fan of absolutes, briefing. “People need to be future.
from a “workability stand- so I don’t generally use terms reassured that Emory is doing • Investing in research compliance and support, an indispensable
point and a synergy stand- like ‘freeze.’ I’m suggesting that everything possible to manage business function for a University that now competes successfully
point…This brings everyone we approach all decisions with the economic situation and to for more than $410 million a year in research funding.”
together in one group,” she a different degree of thought- help us work through it,” said To read the letter, visit http://www.emory.edu/home/news/
says, noting that they had fulness and consideration, and Patricia Chebat, administrative releases/2008/10/emory-and-the-economy.html.
outgrown their spaces at the with the assumption that bud- assistant, Goizueta Business
dental school. gets will be flat or decrease in School.
The new location pro-
vides EHSO with a training
facility, a smaller conference
room, parking for visitors and Campus communication on economic news priority for leadership
the convenience of having all
University leadership has initiated an ongoing, multi-pronged communications program to keep the Emory community updated on the
the main EHSO components
national economic situation and how it will likely affect the University in the short- and long-term.
Emory Report will continue to play a key role as a comprehensive news resource on this issue by: reporting on the steps leadership is
EHSO’s Office of Envi-
taking to adjust to the changing resource levels across the University; providing advice on how everyone can play a role in increasing revenue
ronmental Affairs, which
or decreasing expenses in individual units and departments; and offering financial information for employees and their families who are
remains in the Whitehead
coping with the difficult economic situation.
Building, Suite G-44, and
also watch for stories on the University’s budget process and the endowment — all designed to give the community an understanding
Radiation Safety Support for
of the University’s finances, with the goal of helping Emory better navigate the challenges we face.
Crawford Long and Emory
In this issue, Emory Report covers an economic briefing that mike mandl, executive vice president for finance and administration, is giving
University hospitals were not
to faculty and staff groups throughout the University.
affected by the move, Olinger
as always, Emory Report welcomes your story ideas, issues of concern, and questions about how the University is responding to the
current national economic crisis. E-mail us at email@example.com, or go to www.emory.edu/EmORY_REpORT for the latest news.
The new offices are served
by the “A” Cliff shuttle, — The Editors, Emory Report
CCTMA, the Executive Park
shuttle or MARTA.
OCTOBER 20, 2008
REPORT FROM: Emory alumni association
Reaching out to and beyond alumni this fall
The Emory Alumni Association The EAA is about students. More Destinations speaker series is one of Carlos Museum.
isn’t just about Emory alumni. than 200 sophomores gathered in the EAA’s most popular programs. And the EAA is about alumni.
Though that phrase may sound Cox Hall on Oct. 7 to receive their An EAA alumni panel, “Insight Into We’re about involving alumni in every
suspiciously like a slogan, it’s not. sophomore pins — symbolic of their the 2008 Election,” featuring former aspect of the University. Encouraging
Mainly because it would be a really completion of two semesters as Emory Sen. Wyche Fowler ’69L (D-Ga.) and alumni to volunteer, mentor students
bad one. students, which earns them the right former head of the Christian Coalition and fellow alumni, attend University
Clunky vernacular aside, the to be called “alumni.” Ralph Reed ’91PhD was attended by events, and in the wake of the public
EAA reaches out to a variety of “You are Emory’s present and it’s some 200 alumni in Atlanta the same launch of Campaign Emory, contribute
constituents. While serving Emory’s future,” said Paul McLarty ’63C–’66L, day. And on Oct. 30, Black will make to their alma mater in a variety of
105,000 alumni is certainly important president-elect of the Emory Alumni an EAA encore appearance at Faculty ways, is our job. And we’ve very happy
and arguably why we exist, our Board, during his congratulatory Destinations: Nashville, less than one with the way things are going.
relationships go deeper than that. In address. “May you carry on our week before the election. The EAA is still basking in the glow
fact, many of our proudest moments tradition of excellence and pride in our The EAA is about staff. “4EU” of our largest Emory Homecoming
come when we can involve alumni alma mater.” means “Emory Educated, Emory Weekend ever. Some 4,000 guests
in the Emory community that goes The EAA is about faculty. On Oct. Employed,” a new partnership between attended events across campus, Sept.
beyond themselves. 16, four faculty members — Merle Black the EAA and the Emory Annual 26–28. We use the term “guests,”
For instance, when alumni and (political science), Art Kellermann Fund. Some 3,000 Emory alumni work because we are still breaking down the
parents partner to lead a service ’80M (emergency medicine), J.B. for the University and 4EU is a new numbers in terms of alumni, students,
project for Emory Cares International Kurish (business), and Robert Schapiro way to bring them together. On Nov. parents, faculty and staff. They mixed
Service Day, we feel a tremendous (law) — spoke on “The 2008 Elections” 20, 4EU will host an exclusive tour so well, we are still sifting through the
sense of accomplishment. Creating to more than 120 alumni at Faculty of the King Tut companion exhibition, names trying to figure out who’s who.
that partnership and nurturing its Destinations: New York. Presenting “Wonderful Things: The Harry Burton
growth is what we are about. But faculty speakers to alumni audiences Photographs and the Discovery of Eric Rangus is the director of communica-
that’s not all we are about. is nothing new, though. In fact, our the Tomb of Tutankhamun” at the tions for the Emory Alumni Association.
ELECTION: Students may RESEARCH: New central
make difference this year office to oversee rules
Continued from the cover ingly different candidates who produce Continued from the cover
strong emotions.” McAfee added that
students are “typically an unreliable “We believe creating oversight
But Senator Obama has created excite- group, unfortunately, but this year our “We understand the need for integ- of conflict-of-interest issues
ment among young voters probably more vote may make a difference in some rity in research. We believe creating
than ever before. I think this demo- states, like North Carolina. In Georgia, oversight of conflict-of-interest issues in a new central office will
graphic also realizes that it will inherit students may make it a closer race, but in a new central office will help us help us ensure strong conflict-
many of today’s emerging problems so we I don’t think it will be enough to tip it to ensure strong conflict-of-interest policies
must vote to make our voices heard and the blue column.” and procedures University-wide,” Lewis of-interest policies and proce-
participate in the democratic process.” SGA and College Council are sponsor- and Sanfilippo said. The new office will dures University-wide.”
Henson’s classmate across the aisle, ing shuttles to the polls at Druid Hills report to David Wynes, vice president for
— Earl lewis, provost & executive vice
Emory College Republicans chair Scott High School, in an effort “to remove all research administration at Emory.
president for academic affairs, and Fred
McAfee, also expects an increase in the barriers to students getting out to vote,” Although the School of Medicine
Sanfilippo, executive vice president for health
youth vote “since we have two strik- said SGA president Maria Town. continues to have the most sponsored
research of any division at Emory, grow-
ing numbers of studies are also found in
Emory College, Rollins School of Public mind as the University’s investigation
Health, the Nell Hodgson Woodruff of the allegations concerning Nemeroff
15 minutes of fame
School of Nursing, the Yerkes National continues: Nemeroff deserves a full and
Primate Research Center and elsewhere. fair review of the facts before final con-
COI administration has been based in clusions are drawn; well-managed col-
the School of Medicine since the incep- laborations between private industry
for debate experts tion of such research protocols in the
Meanwhile, Emory is continuing to
investigate allegations against professor
and the academy have yielded many
benefits to humanity that are worth
the prudent investment of public funds;
and the health of any scholarly com-
Charles Nemeroff. Nemeroff voluntarily munity depends upon the intellectual
By BEVERLY CLARk in Joe the Plumber, who became an stepped aside as chairman of psychiatry honesty and personal trustworthiness of
amazing metaphor for the middle class,” and behavioral sciences and principal its members.
In last Wednesday’s final presidential Wade said. It was when the questions or co-investigator on all NIH grants at Emory is absolutely committed to
debate, America learned a lot about about negative campaigning and the Emory, pending resolution of COI ques- these principles, Wagner stressed.
an Ohio plumber named Joe and saw vice presidential selections were asked tions recently raised about his finan- “I am confident that in the end we
candidates Sen. John McCain and Sen. that “McCain veered off course and cial relationships with pharmaceutical will determine whether these allegations
Barack Obama face off one last time. didn’t get back.” companies by Sen. Charles Grassley are true. If they are, Emory has in place
For Emory’s deep bench of debate Obama was able to offer a solid rebut- (R-Iowa). strong and proven procedures for dealing
experts — thanks to the award-win- tal to questions about his association Steven Levy has been appointed act- with their fallout,” Wagner wrote.
ning Barkley Forum — the debate also with William Ayers, Wade says. “He ing chair of the department. Levy, who He continued: “Emory would not be
marked the end of an exciting cycle they made it look like McCain was launching began his Emory career in 1974, is profes- true to our mission of creating, preserv-
see every presidential election season. blows in the air and landing nothing.” sor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences ing, transmitting and applying knowl-
“It’s our 15 minutes of fame every four Unlike previous Democratic contend- and holds the Bernard C. Holland Chair edge in the service of humanity if the
years,” quipped Melissa Maxcy Wade, ers, “who tended to bludgeon you over of Psychiatry. He is also chief of psychia- very foundation of that knowledge were
executive director of forensics and the the head with facts and figures,” Obama try at Grady Memorial Hospital, head called into question by lack of integrity
Barkley Forum. Wade is one of only used evidence sparingly, and often in of the psychiatry section of The Emory in research. We owe it to every citizen of
three university debate coaches in the a way that was counterintuitive, such Clinic, vice chair for clinical services the world not to fail in that mission, and
United States who has served on the as citing how the national Chamber and academic affairs in the Department we will not fail.”
National Associated Press Presidential of Commerce, which doesn’t often sup- of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Nemeroff is cooperating with the
Debate Evaluation Panel for every U.S. port Democratic policies, warned that and director of Emory’s Psychoanalytic investigation and has assured Emory
presidential election since 1976. McCain’s plan threatened the unravel- Institute. officials that: “To the best of my knowl-
The series of face-offs has offered a ing of the health care system, Wade “Dr. Levy is a valued, long-stand- edge, I have followed the appropriate
host of opportunities for Emory’s debate says. ing excellent faculty member in the University regulations concerning finan-
coaches to provide analysis and insight “That was extremely efficient debat- Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral cial disclosures. I have dedicated my
for numerous media outlets, including ing and made points that were hard for Sciences,” said School of Medicine Dean career to translating research findings
USA Today, Voice of America Radio, the McCain to untangle,” she says. Overall, Thomas Lawley. “We look forward to his into improvements in clinical practice in
Atlanta Journal-Constitution and local Wade sees a clean sweep for Obama in leadership as he serves as acting chair patients with severe mental illness. I will
news. the presidential debates. for the department.” cooperate fully and work with Emory to
In the first 20 minutes of the Oct. 15 As for the vice presidential debate, President Jim Wagner, in a letter to respond to the alleged conflicts of inter-
debate, “McCain was very solid. He had “there will be academic papers written on the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Oct. est issues raised by Senator Grassley
a symbol for who he wanted to target that one,” Wade said. 12, cited three key principles to keep in and his staff.”
OCTOBER 20, 2008
Collaboration spreads koltès work
By PATTI GHEzzI and racism. “We’re still working
through the ghosts of slavery,
Isma’il ibn Conner was an of the civil rights movement,” UPCOMING
actor seeking his first profes- ibn Conner told students in pro-
sional role when he auditioned fessor Valérie Loichot’s class,
for Bernard-Marie Koltès’ “Black “Ghosts of the Plantation,” which Oct. 20–30
Battles with Dogs.” He wasn’t explores the aftermath of slav- Director Thierry de peretti
impressed. ery. Students reacted strongly and sound composer Nicolas
“I thought it was some stupid to ibn Conner’s translation for baby on campus to develop
French dude’s play,” recalls ibn Koltès’ “In the Solitude of Cotton production. To schedule a
Conner, who nevertheless got Fields,” which 7 Stages produced visit, contact amin Erfani at
the part. A week into produc- last spring. firstname.lastname@example.org
tion, a passage moved him so “As Americans, we’re taught or 404-290-3179.
much it set him on a mission to to have a great amount of pre- Oct. 20
introduce the provocative work tense,” ibn Conner told them. Screening of film on Koltès,
of Koltès to Americans through “Koltès wanted us to embrace our followed by panel discussion
a partnership with Emory. animal side.” featuring Isma’il ibn Conner,
In the scene, ibn Conner’s Born in 1948 in France, de peretti, baby and faculty
character wants to retrieve the Koltès lived in New York early member Catherine Dana.
body of his brother, who was in his writing career. He died 4:15–6:15 p.m. White Hall
killed on a West African con- of complications from AIDS in 208. Reception follows.
struction site. The character Paris in 1989.
His work is known in Europe Oct. 27
describes how his family needs
the corpse to keep them warm, but remains obscure in the
discussion with de peretti,
and the corpse needs the family United States, says Judith Miller,
baby and actress Janine
to stay warm. who read Koltès in the 1980s
barris. 4:15–6 p.m. White
“Something broke in me,” ibn in Paris when Patrice Chéreau
Conner says. “I realized what staged Koltès’ work. “I remem-
Koltès was wanting us to do is ber the debut of a radical play Feb. 6, 2009
be human.” by a radical playwright,” says brave New Works reading
Since then, ibn Conner, Miller, associate professor of his- of the translation of Koltès’
artistic associate with 7 Stages tory and co-director of European “The Day of murders in the
Theater and artist in residence Studies. “I had to read his work History of Hamlet.” 7 p.m.
at Emory, has immersed himself to find out what the furor was Schwartz Center Theater lab.
in Koltès and is undertaking all about.” March 16–20
the translation of six plays for “Autour de Koltès/About de peretti and baby return to
productions at 7 Stages over a Koltès” is ideal for the European atlanta for pre-production
10-year period. Studies Project, Miller says. work in Dobbs University
This month and again in “This collaboration will call Center.
March, Emory’s European attention to the substance of
Studies Project will host ibn Koltès work while adding to March 19
Conner, French director Thierry Emory’s reputation in contempo- Colloquium with de peretti
de Peretti, and sound compos- rary literature and the arts and and baby. 4–5 p.m. Schwartz
er Nicolas Baby as they work to Atlanta’s standing as a major Center Theater lab.
on the translation and produc- site for path-breaking theatrical A classroom visit from 7 Stages Theater’s Isma’il ibn bRYaN mElTz Spring 2010
tion of Koltès’ play, “The Day productions,” Miller says. Conner is among the campus events surrounding a collabora- Koltès exhibit in the Schatten
of Murders in the History of It will be of interest for schol- tion to translate and produce six plays by French playwright Gallery, play’s production at
Hamlet” (“Le Jour des meurtres ars and students in literature, Bernard-Marie koltès. 7 Stages, and Koltès scholar
dans l’histoire d’Hamlet”). gender studies, African American Christophe bident teaches
The residency and the events Studies, history and theater. visited Emory. Interested faculty ate professor in the Graduate seminar at Emory.
in “Autour de Koltès/About In 2010, 7 Stages will produce and students will be able to sit Institute of Liberal Arts and For more information,
Koltès” are funded in part by Koltès’ adaptation of “Hamlet.” in on the production’s table work co-director of the European contact Amin Erfani at
a grant from The Andrew W. Other aspects of the partnership while de Peretti and Baby are on Studies Project. “We’re hoping email@example.com.
Mellon Foundation. include student workshops, a campus. to foster connections between edu.
Atlanta is an ideal setting, film screening, readings and an “This is our first big public Europeanists at Emory and cul-
because Koltès’ work is laden exhibition about the writer’s life, scholarship initiative,” says tural endeavors of all sorts in
with imagery relating to slavery created by his brother, who has Elizabeth Goodstein, associ- Atlanta in the future.”
Puzzle connecting New insight found into genome
cancer drug and sepsis of neglected malaria parasite
By QUINN EASTMAN called MD-2. MD-2 helps white By QUINN EASTMAN um, the dominant malaria para- sequence of P. vivax has revealed
blood cells sense the presence site whose genomic sequence unique genes that appear to
A well-known anticancer of bacterial products called As international health was published in 2002, are car- be important for invading the
drug also binds a protein in the endotoxins. authorities step up efforts to ried by mosquitoes and can cause host’s cells and in evading the
human body that triggers sep- The team’s results were fight malaria, leading scientists fever, chills, headache, nausea host’s immune system, Galinski
sis, Emory researchers have published in the Oct. 10 say the stealthy Plasmodium and vomiting. What makes P. said.
revealed. issue of Journal of Biological vivax parasite deserves more vivax distinctive is the “hyp- Galinski and Yerkes col-
In mice, the drug paclitaxel Chemistry. attention. The complete sequ- nozoite” phase of its life cycle, league Alberto Moreno also
can bring on symptoms resem- “We were able to demonstrate ence of the P. vivax genome, when the parasite lays dormant recently published studies of
bling sepsis, a life-threatening that paclitaxel doesn’t induce reported in the Oct. 9 issue in liver cells for months or years a P. vivax vaccine candidate.
inflammation caused by sys- an inflammatory response of Nature, could help scientists after initial infection. In the August issue of Vaccine,
temic infection. Luckily for through human MD-2, but unlock its secrets. While P. vivax infection is they showed that the vaccine
thousands of cancer patients, binding does occur,” Zimmer Vaccine researcher Mary usually non-lethal and doctors effectively stimulated monkeys’
paclitaxel doesn’t act similarly says. “The difference seems to Galinski and her colleagues once considered it “benign,” an immune systems to produce
in humans. be in a particular loop area of at Yerkes National Primate increasing number of reports antibodies, which in laboratory
Solving this puzzle could MD-2, which changes shape Research Center played a criti- show the parasite can kill, tests could block proteins the
help scientists better under- when MD-2 binds.” cal role in assembling P. vivax’s Galinski said. parasites use to invade blood
stand how paclitaxel works and Paclitaxel was found in the genetic information because the Compared with P. falciparum, cells.
develop new drugs to quench bark of the Pacific yew tree by parasite cannot be cultured in P. vivax’s ability to come back The full P. vivax sequence
sepsis, says infectious disease National Cancer Institute sci- the laboratory and can only be from dormancy, its faster devel- and its analysis were a col-
specialist Shanta Zimmer. entists in the 1960s. Its main grown in living monkeys. opment in the mosquito, and laboration involving scientists
Zimmer teamed up with effect — separate from its P. vivax is responsible for at the outdoor biting behavior of from a dozen institutions and
Jim Snyder, Emory’s director interactions with MD-2 — is least 25 percent of the roughly the mosquitoes it prefers may coordinated by the Institute of
of biostructural research and to interfere with cell division 500 million cases of malaria make P. vivax more resilient to Genomic Research. The first
an expert on paclitaxel and by locking microtubules, the worldwide and is the major common control methods such author is microbiologist Jane
its chemical relatives, to probe building blocks of the cell’s cause of malaria outside Africa. as insecticide-treated nets. Carlton at New York University
how the drug binds to a protein internal skeleton, into place. Both P. vivax and P. falcipar- The complete genetic School of Medicine.
OCTOBER 20, 2008
Flip the switch on power usage SOUNDBITES
This month, Emory faculty, staff and students are competing to win $1,000 toward a sustainable prize while helping Emory become a more Is gold overrated
sustainable university. From Oct. 1 through Oct. 31, Campus Services is measuring the energy use in every campus building, including
academic, administration and residence halls. A $1,000 sustainable prize will be awarded to the building with the greatest energy reduction in times of crisis?
during the month of October, when compared to 2007 levels. With the financial world
in crisis, many people are
CAMPUS QUESTION “Reminding people to turn lights off. I
wondering what to do with
their savings. beware of ads for
What are you doing make it a point to shut off the halogen
lights in the display case. It’s small but it
gold as an investment, warned
Ray Hill, assistant professor of
to reduce energy all adds up.” finance, during a recent Chapel
consumption on campus? Demeris “Dee” Ogletree
(custodian at the Callaway Center)
“The last time the price of
gold peaked was in 1980,”
he said. “Inflation was up, the
“I launched an ethics and economy was going to heck
public service blog, ‘So What “I challenged my colleagues and had in a hand-basket, and people
Can I Do?’ in which each them replace their incandescent light were asking, ‘What should we
post offers specific ways indi- bulbs with compact fluorescent light do? buy gold, right?’”
viduals can make a difference. bulbs. We reduced electricity use by The value of gold today,
For example, taking the stairs 10 percent.” however, is about half as much
instead of elevators reduces as its value in 1980, when
Brad Schweers adjusted for inflation, Hill said.
energy costs to run eleva- (admissions advisor, Candler
“I had a closed-loop chilled “Gold may be a smart invest-
tors.” School of Theology)
water system installed so ment, I don’t know. but when
karama Neal (adjunct assis- that cooling water in my somebody asserts that gold is
tant professor of biology lab is continuously re- “The Greeks Go Green campaign and annual a great investment in a time of
and program associate for circulated, re-cooled and energy competition amongst Emory’s sororities crisis, you should be aware that
Emory’s FACES Alliance for reused rather than being and fraternities has created some healthy there is nothing in history that
Graduate Education and the used once and disposed.” competition and helped raise awareness for confirms that.”
Professoriate) energy conservation around campus.”
Susanna Widicus — Carol Clark
Weaver (assistant Whitney Hannan (senior, business)
professor of physical
chemistry) Archbishop on
atlanta archbishop Wilton
D. Gregory spoke about the
FIRST PERSON Catholic Church’s revised
stance on capital punishment
as the first lecturer in a new
linking scholarship and activism Center for the Study of law
and Religion series. Gregory’s
Oct. 7 address was cospon-
sored by Emory’s aquinas
Calinda N. lee phD’02 is Center of Theology.
By CALINDA LEE “There has been a change
assistant director for research and
development at the James Weldon in the church’s moral posi-
When I decided to leave my Johnson Institute for advanced tion on the use of the death
faculty position at another uni- Interdisciplinary Studies and penalty,” Gregory said. “The
versity to come to Emory as the adjunct faculty in the Graduate key distinction is the way in
assistant director of the James Institute of liberal arts. which purposes of punishment
Weldon Johnson Institute for Ad- are defined.
vanced Interdisciplinary Studies, “The only purpose that
I found some friends and col- ed halls of the academy when I would render an execution
leagues scratching their heads. completed my doctoral work. I morally licit is the defense of
When I excitedly explained would not cast my pearls of wis- society from the criminal whose
that the institute is the first and dom to a privileged minority rep- sentencing is under question”
only in the nation that supports resented by the student bodies — a situation not likely to be
new research and scholarship on at elite universities. found in a modern, industri-
the modern civil rights move- Instead, I contended, I would alized society with a secure
ment, they agreed it sounded be doing “public” work with the prison system,” said Gregory,
interesting. masses, work that would reach who is among those who have
When I argued that the insti- far beyond the ivory towers of appealed for clemency for Troy
tute would encourage the vital the academy. While I intuitively Davis in the Georgian’s death
work of examining the civil understood the necessity and va- penalty case.
rights movement’s points of in- lidity of the pursuit of knowledge — mary loftus
tersection with other social jus- for its own sake, I struggled to
tice movements such as the reconcile my intellectual work
women’s movement, the GLBT with the imperative that I felt to In joining the James Weldon Johnson Institute, Calinda bRYaN mElTz A poetic approach
movements and the human be an active agent for social and Lee found a new outlook on scholarship. to women’s health
rights movement, they acknowl- political transformation in our “many HIV-prevention
I was right that students need and Other Sermons” by esteemed
edged that this was timely and society. programs talk about the epide-
to be able to understand the con- clergy; a spring concert series
progressive. But, what, many To be fair, I will acknowledge miology of HIV or why people
nection between the work that celebrating the role of art in voic-
wondered, would I do outside of the arrogance and immaturity in are at risk. That’s one way to
they do in the library, the lab, ing resistance and uniting com-
a faculty context? And how ex- my assertion that work in the communicate with people, but
actly would I advance scholar- the archive and the classroom munity; and the Johnson Medal
classroom, lab, archive and in if you want to reach people,
ship — or even my own career with the social and political con- Award Ceremony, which honors
silent contemplation with a text you have to talk about some-
— in such a position? cerns that keep them awake at individuals who have distin-
could not be profoundly socially thing that’s comfortable,” said
I welcomed these challenges and politically transformative. I night. guished themselves through in-
Gina Wingood, professor in the
because they forced me to refine find remarkable my hubris in so And this is why coming to the tellectual and creative genius
Rollins School of public Health
my ideas about the meanings of poorly judging the importance of Johnson Institute was a no- and in service to their communi-
during the mary lynn morgan
success and to fundamentally in- the scholarly enterprise; I am brainer. It was the vision of the ties. annual lectureship for the
terrogate our responsibilities as dismayed by the anti-intellectu- institute, “an open but applied In seminars and symposia, Center for Women at Emory.
scholars in the academy. al bent of my assertions that mind serving all of humankind,” colloquia and working groups, Wingood and her research
At the risk of alienating at those who chose to work within that attracted me. the James Weldon Johnson In- team use discussions of poetry
least half of my readers, I am go- an academic environment and/or Each of our visiting scholars stitute’s mandate is to support and role models to help get
ing to be more candid than I framework could not cause radi- comes to advance their research critical new scholarship and to women at risk for HIV involved
would ever argue is prudent. The cal restructuring of societies. interests but also to share their explore and affirm the relation- in prevention strategies. “What
truth is that, when I began my And yet, even as I accept this work with students and col- ship between scholarship and you want to do is listen. What
graduate studies, right here at self-criticism, I think that I leagues at Emory, at the Atlanta social advocacy. you want to do is engage.
Emory, I felt quite disdainful of was right about some things. University Center, and through- This is a project that we can What you really want to do
work in the academy. I was right about the imperative out the city at large. all embrace. In the very best is connect,” Wingood said.
I was drawn to the Graduate of linking scholarship and social In like manner, the institute’s academic tradition, we are com- “part of our program is not just
Institute of the Liberal Arts spe- advocacy. I was right about signature programs seek to mitted to transforming the world teaching about HIV and aIDS.
cifically because of its emphasis the need for our intellectual bridge a gap between the cam- together. It’s connecting with women.”
on public scholarship. I was work to more fully inform the so- pus and communities beyond. Learn more about our work — Carol Clark
quick to argue that I would not ciety’s responses to practical They include a reading of John- at www.jamesweldonjohnson.
find myself cavorting in the gild- challenges. son’s seminal “God’s Trombones emory.edu.
OCTOBER 20, 2008
Items are compiled from the University’s master calendar,
Events@Emory, and from individual submissions to Emory
Report. Submit events at least two weeks prior to the
publication date at emory.edu/home/events or christi.
firstname.lastname@example.org. Listings are subject to space limitations.
ADVANCE athletics Schwartz Center. $48; $36
discount category members; $5
“On the Go! Integrating
Exercise Into a Busy Visual arts
NOTICE Saturday, Oct. 25
students. 404-727-5050. Schedule.” melissa morgan,
wellness specialist, present- Thursday, Oct. 23
Conference looks Men and Women’s Swimming
v. UNC-Wilmington. Noon.*
Religion ing. Noon. meeting Room 5,
Women’s Center, Cox Hall.
Emory Evenings at the High
Museum. 4 p.m. High
at race, class *Woodruff P.E. Center. Free. Sunday, Oct. 26 museum of art. $5 with Emory
“Liberal Facism.” Johan ID. email@example.com.
a two-day conference on 404-727-6447.
University Worship. bryan Small, Goldberg, National Review col-
race, ethics and class will be
preaching. 8:30 and 11 a.m. umnist and editor, presenting. Saturday, Oct. 25
held Oct. 29–30 in the Jones
Room of the Woodruff library. Film Cannon Chapel. Free.
8 p.m. 208 White Hall. Free.
firstname.lastname@example.org. Mummies and Milkshakes
presented by the Depart- on the Quadrangle!
ment of Sociology, “Defining Monday, Oct. 20 GREEN SUNDAY: “Festival of 7 p.m. $5; free for members.
Race, Ethnic, and Class Divides: God’s Creation.” 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 23 404-727-0519.
“Like a Shooting Star.”
Where We are Now, What the Glenn memorial Church. Free. “Making Local Connections:
4:15 p.m. 208 White Hall. Free.
Future Holds” features panel 404-634-3936. Differentiation of Spinal Now Showing
presentations around the is- Premotor Inhibitory
and reception to follow. “From GW to GW: Presidents,
sues of the dynamics of social
inequality and educational
Wednesday, Oct. 22
Seminars Interneurons From the
Embryonic V1 Canonical Politics, and Primaries; also,
inequalities. Group.” Francisco alvarez, Presidents, Politics and
lawrence D. bobo, W.E.b. “M.” 8 p.m. 205 White Hall. Monday, Oct. 20 Wright State University, pre- Powers.” levels 2 and 3,
Du bois of Social Sciences 404-727-6761. senting. 9 a.m. 600 Whitehead Woodruff library. Free. 404-
MONDAYS AT THE MUSEUM: 727-0136. Through Nov. 15.
at Harvard University, is the building. Free. 404-727-7401.
“Ancient Greek story of
keynote speaker on Oct. 29,
and Carla O’Connor, associate performing arts Pandora.” peter bing, Emory
Department of Classics, pre-
“Latin American Posters:
Public Aesthetics and Mass
professor for education at the Politics.” Schatten Gallery,
senting. 10:30 a.m. Carlos With E. O. Wilson.” 3 p.m.
University of michigan, will Monday, Oct. 20 museum. $10, child/adult pair; Jones Room, Woodruff library. Woodruff library. Free. 404-
keynote Oct. 30. 727-0136. Through Dec. 14.
Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony. $8 child/adult pair members. Free. 404-386-0365.
8 p.m. Emerson Hall, Schwartz 404-727-4291. Registration “Big Shots: Andy Warhol’s
Atlanta refugees “Race, Place and Professional
Center. Free. 404-727-5050. required. Polaroid Portraits.”
Identity: Nursing in Georgia
are series subjects “Beyond Left and Right: The 1900–1940.” patricia O’brien Carlos museum. $7 donation;
“Displaced,” a series of Tuesday, Oct. 21 Promise of the Emerging D’antonio, University of free, Emory students, faculty
Progressive Religious pennsylvania, presenting. and staff. carlos.emory.edu.
events to raise awareness of kessler Reformation Day Through Dec. 15.
and inspire service to refugees Concert. Emory Concert Choir Movement in America.” 4 p.m. Rita Rollins Room,
in the atlanta community and and melissa plamann, organ, Robert Jones, public Religion School of public Health. Free.
throughout the world, is set
for Oct. 20–23 hosted by the
performing. Eric Nelson, direct-
ing. 8 p.m. Emerson Hall,
Research, presenting. 4 p.m.
110 White Hall. Free.
Emory Christian Fellowship. Schwartz Center. Free. Eblank2@emory.edu. Friday, Oct. 24 Tuesday, Oct. 21
Co-sponsors are the Office of 404-727-5050. EVOLUTION REVOLUTION:
Religious life and americans Tuesday, Oct. 21 “Science Changing Life.” Influential Leadership. 8:30 a.m.
for Informed Democracy. Thursday, Oct. 23 LUMINARIES IN ARTS AND 9 a.m. Emory Conference Cen- 1599 Clifton Rd. $60 for course
On Oct. 20, a dinner with HUMANITIES: “Ambiguity in ter. $40; $25 faculty and staff; materials. Emoryhr.eu.emory.
atlanta-area refugees will Poetry Council Poetry Reading. edu.
8 p.m. Harris Hall lounge. Free. Art and in the Brain.” $10 students. 404-386-0365.
feature personal stories from Semir zeki, University of Nutrition for the Heart.
refugees of their journeys to email@example.com.
atlanta. The dinner, free and
open to the public, will be Friday, Oct. 24
london, presenting. 5 p.m.
Jones Room, Woodruff library. Special 8:45 a.m. Fifth Floor
Conference Room, The Emory
Free. 404-727-7134. Clinic. Free. 404-778-7777.
from 7 to 9 p.m. in the math &
Science Center atrium.
Emory’s Young Artists Concert. Thursday, Oct. 23
a screening of the film,
Student musicians, performing. Wednesday, Oct. 22 NATIONAL COLLEGIATE Wednesday, Oct. 22
Noon. Reception Hall, Carlos
“Rain in a Dry land” will be museum. Free. 404-727-5050. “Preterm Labor and Delivery: ALCOHOL AWARENESS Increasing Personal Effective-
Oct. 21 in 207 White Hall Exploring the Controversy.” WEEk: “Amethyst Initiative ness. 8:30 a.m. 1599 Clifton
format 6:30 p.m. On Oct. 22, michael lindsay, Emory Town Hall Forum.” 6:30 p.m. Rd. $125 for course materials.
a benefit concert at bread Cof-
Saturday, Oct. 25 Department of Gynecology Tull auditorium. Free. alyssa. Emoryhr.eu.emory.edu.
feehouse on Ridgewood Drive Flora Glenn Candler Concert and Obstetrics, presenting. firstname.lastname@example.org. Related Two-day workshop.
will be from 9 to 11 p.m. Vice Series. lynn Harrel, cello, and 8 a.m. 101 Faculty Office events Oct. 20–24 and Oct. 30.
provost for academic Initiatives Victor asuncion, piano, per- building, Grady Campus. Free.
Santa Ono will moderate a forming. 8 p.m. Emerson Hall, Claire.Hackworth@emory.edu.
panel Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m. on
“The phenomenon of Clark-
ston” at the Center for Ethics.
The albert levy award
for Scientific Research and
the Emory Faculty Excellence
Ceremony will again celebrate
jointly faculty accomplishments
across disciplines throughout
the University. The celebra-
tion will be Nov. 19 at 5 p.m.
in Cox Hall Rooms 1–3, the
University Research Committee
During last year’s inau-
gural joint ceremony, faculty
throughout the University who SpECIal SpECIal
earned prestigious academic
honors over the preceding year Romantic masterworks concert Tibetan dolls on view
were recognized in conjunc-
To open their 43rd season, the Emory University “The Loseling Dolls and Traditional Costumes of the
tion with the levy awards,
Symphony Orchestra (ESO) directed by Richard Prior Tibetan World” opens with a free reception on Monday, Oct.
presented to faculty members
will present a free concert on Friday, Oct. 24 at 8 p.m. in 20 from 6–8 p.m. in the Visual Arts Gallery. The exhibition,
for outstanding scientific pub-
the Schwartz Center featuring Tchaikovsky’s renowned on display Oct. 21–25, features a set of traditionally
“’Pathetique’ Symphony No. 6 in B Minor” and Rossini’s costumed Tibetan dolls created by the master craftsmen of
In preparation for this year’s
overture to “The Barber of Seville.” Emory’s University Drepung Loseling monastery and also live demonstrations
awards ceremony and recep-
Chorus will join the ESO and music faculty Deborah of doll-making by Ven. Geshe Pema Ludrup and Ven. Geshe
tion, the URC and the Office of
Thoreson, piano, for Beethoven’s “Choral Fantasy.” Yeshe Thokme.
the provost are asking faculty
In Prior’s opinion “the ESO is an extraordinary Geshe Lobsang Tenzin Negi, director of the Emory Tibet
members to send informa-
manifestation of the Emory population. The students bring Partnership, was eager to have this exhibit on campus:
tion on any significant awards
a thousand years of collective musical experience to the “Our intention is to share a broad spectrum of the rich and
that they or their colleagues
stage and come from every conceivable part of the academic unique culture of Tibet. These monks are preserving an
received in the past year.
spectrum with double majors in the sciences, humanities endangered culture that faces extinction. As the Dalai Lama
Send submissions to
and arts, yet they are unified by their love of humanistic recently stated, ‘Whether intentionally or unintentionally,
melanie Kingston, UNIVmHK@
expression through the medium of music.” cultural genocide is taking place.’”
emory.edu, by Nov. 10.
For information, visit www.arts.emory.edu. For information, visit www.visualarts.emory.edu.