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Volume 7
Number 5

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HIV Drug Developer Pours Money Back Into Research
Raymond F. Schinazi, professor of pediatrics who played a key role in the development of the anti-HIV drug Emtriva, plans to invest $12 million in a new biomedical research company in Atlanta.
August 19, 2005

Vole Values
Emory researchers may have found out why some male prairie voles are faithful partners and devoted fathers who spend a lot of time with their pups, while others stray and neglect their parental duties.
August 10, 2005

Defending Her Colleagues
Director of the Emory College Center for Science Education Pat Marsteller takes AJC op-ed writer to task for "the aspersions cast" on Emory and Emory researchers
July 29, 2005

Money and Medicine
Last week's announcement of the $525 million sale of Emory's royalty rights to an HIV/AIDS treatment drug sparked an AJC editorial titled "Emory, please put health before wealth."
July 27, 2005

The Monkey in the Mirror
It is widely assumed that recognizing one’s own reflection is a trait exhibited only by humans and great apes. But new research suggests capuchin monkeys react differently to mirrors and strangers.
July 20, 2005

Detractions and Distractions
History professor Patrick Allitt warns against too much technology in the classroom in a recent essay in the Chronicle of Higher Education.
July 8, 2005

CISR and Law and Religion Program merge
Emory's Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Religion (CISR) is merging with its Law and Religion Program, creating the Center for the Study of Law and Religion.
June 27, 2005

The purpose of Foetry.com
Exposing corruption in the world of academic poetry contests, or irresponsible malice?
June 20, 2005

Cyber-Evangelism—a new book genre?
A June 3 article in the Chronicle of Higher Education examines a selection of recent books addressing the overlap and assimilation of humans and machines
June 10, 2005

Public Health Professor Examines Adverse Drug Reactions in Elderly Patients
A new study led by Kimberly Rask, associate professor of health policy and management concludes that the vast majority of adverse drug events experienced by elderly patients are caused by commonly prescribed medications
June 7, 2005

Emergency Physician Invents Concussion Detector
David Wright's device designed to help prevent brain injuries in athletes
May 31, 2005

DeWaal Elected to American Philosophical Society
Candler Professor of Primate Behavior joins an eminent roster that includes George Washington, Jane Goodall, and Jimmy Carter
May 19, 2005

Preventing an Avian Flu Pandemic
Ira M. Longini, Jr., Professor of Biostatistics, is one of several researchers using computer models to test ways of slowing or squelching the emerging virus.
May 6, 2005

Emory Author to Receive American Academy of Arts & Letters Award
Jim Grimsley, Senior Resident Fellow and director of Emory's Creative Writing Program, has been selected to receive the 2005 Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters
April 29, 2005

Wednesday Strategic Planning Town Hall CANCELLED
The town hall open meeting scheduled for an update and feedback session on the strategic planning process on April 20, has been cancelled.
April 19, 2005

Parker appointed to Institute of Medicine Committee on Sleep Medicine
Emory nursing professor Kathy P. Parker was recently appointed to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Committee on Sleep Medicine and Research, an influential advisory body in the burgeoning field of sleep studies.
April 18, 2005

Jordan Honored for Social Justice Work
The American Educational Research Association presented education professor Jacqueline Jordan Irvine its Social Justice in Education Award for her efforts to advance social justice through education research
April 12, 2005

Matthew Bernstein receives prestigious award
Emory associate professor of film studies has been awarded the Katherine S. Kovacs Essay Award by the Society for Cinema and Media Studies
April 4, 2005

Lipstadt faces off with C-Span
Emory scholar of Holocaust studies rescinds permission to broadcast an interview with her after network plans also to air a speech by Holocaust denier
March 28, 2005

Strategic planning open meetings
Participate in community input sessions in March and April
March 17, 2005

New vaccine reduces pneumonia and antibiotic resistance
Emory-based study findings reported in March 5 Lancet
March 17, 2005

Help for newcomers
New website provides resources for new faculty
March 9, 2005

Relocating the Transnational African Artist
Art historian Sidney Kasfir will deliver a talk on Thursday, March 10, at 4:00 p.m.
March 7, 2005

Training nurses in Iraq
Nursing professor works to enhance the clinical practice of the Kurdish nurses
February 22, 2005

Drugs over the airwaves
Increased direct-to-consumer advertising by pharmaceutical companies disproportionately targets women and older viewers, according to a study conducted by Emory researcher Erica Brownfield
February 17, 2005

Reading Reading Lolita?
Are you one of those who kept insisting others read Azar Nafisi's memoir when it was first published?
February 9, 2005

Sense of fairness among chimpanzees
The evolution of the sense of fairness may have involved the quality of relationships, according to Yerkes behavioral researchers.
February 7, 2005

Faculty Forum on the Humanities and Race
The Center for Humanistic Inquiry invites faculty to join in a January 26 roundtable discussion on the role of the humanities in contemporary culture
January 24, 2005

King Week concluding event
This Friday, the faculty and students affiliated with Emory's language departments and the Emory College Language Center will read from the writings of human rights activists around the world
January 18, 2005

To market, to market
Emory's new Venture Lab is set up to identify potentially marketable university research discoveries in their early stages and help find the funding necessary for scientists to establish the “proof of principle”necessary to bring the technologies to market.
January 14, 2005

The virtual reality of the heart
Emory cardiologists recommend VR-based training as new paradigm for endovascular procedures
January 4, 2005

2004 Emory faculty books
A compilation of titles authored or edited by Emory faculty
December 14, 2004



Special Issue

Re-placing Cultures
A dialogue among disciplines
Guest Editor, Bruce M. Knauft, Executive Director, Institute for Comparative and International Studies, Samuel C. Dobbs Professor of Anthropology

On transculture
Mikhail Epstein

I think the boogieman of AIDS has more resonance in the United States than it might have in a community in Africa, where people are accommodating to it.
Deborah McFarland, Associate Professor of International Health

Increasingly, our law is so tied up with the religiosity of this society that it’s not just repositioning law, it’s
repositioning the role of religion in American culture.

Martha L.A. Fineman, Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Law




Re-placing National Culture
Globalization and collective identity in the Netherlands
Frank Lechner, Associate Professor of Sociology

Digital Nationalism
Re-placing place in the Indian diaspora
Deepika Bahri, Associate Professor of English
Further reading

God’s Chosen Tongues
Hebrew and Arabic in the Qur’an
Devin J. Stewart, Associate Professor of Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies
Further reading




Continuing Conversations

Classroom on the Quad

September 11: Scholarly Responses

Tenure and Promotion

Science, Ethics, and Culture

Resources and Research

Research Across Disciplines


New and Emerging Inquiries

Scholarship and Society

Teaching and Mentoring


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