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Volume 7
Number 4

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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

A place for poetry and the poetry of place
Emeritus Professor of Medicine John Stone, also a noted poet, was commissioned to write a poem for the inauguration of Emory President Jim Wagner last spring. Here is the composition.
December 13, 2004

Patents and revenues on the rise
In 2003, colleges and universities filed for more patents, identified more scientific discoveries with commercial potential, and signed more licensing agreements than ever before.
December 8, 2004

Chimps lend a hand
Researchers at the Yerkes Primate Research Center use chimpanzee MRI scans to show that hand preference is not associated with the language area of the brain, as the accepted scientific explanation has long been. Their findings appear in the Dec. 6 issue of Behavioral Neuroscience.
December 6, 2004

Celebration of 2004 Emory Authors
Faculty are invited to join us on Thursday, December 2, 2004, at 4:00 for wine and cheese in the Druid Hills Bookstore to celebrate faculty authors and editors of 2004 books.
November 29, 2004

Irish Poet Kerry Hardie to Deliver Reading
Irish poet Kerry Hardie will read from her work Tuesday evening, November 16, at 6:00 p.m., in the Jones Room of the Woodruff Library.
November 15, 2004

Virtual Reality Training Could Reduce Medical Errors
According to Emory researcher Christopher Cates in a recent article in the British medical journal The Lancet, many medical errors could be avoided by training physicians with interactive, three-dimensional visualization technology instead of on patients.
November 5, 2004

Town Hall on Strategic Plan
On November 4, steering committee chairs Dr. Earl Lewis, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, and Dr. Michael M.E. Johns, Executive Vice President for Health Affairs, will report on the Strategic Planning Processand respond to questions.
October 27, 2004

Strategic Planning at Oxford
A detailed Q&A with David Gowler, Pierce Professor of Religion and member of Oxford's strategic planning committee.
October 25, 2004

Institute of Medicine elects Emory faculty to membership
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has elected three Emory University faculty members and two adjunct/clinical faculty members to its new class. This brings Emory's total IOM membership to eighteen, including adjunct professors—an increase from one member a decade ago.
October 18, 2004

Seeking Emory authors of 2004 books
The Academic Exchange, the Office of the Bookstore Liaison, and Druid Hills Bookstore would like to host a celebration of 2004 Emory authors (or editors) of books. We know, however, that our list of such authors is incomplete. Please take a look at this list and let us know what's missing.
October 13, 2004

Stringer receives rare board certification
Anthony Stringer, director of neuropsychology in Emory’s Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, has attained board certification in neuropsychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology
October 6, 2004

Flannery to be featured on "Thistle and Shamrock"
James Flannery’s book/recording Dear Harp of My Country: The Irish Melodies of Thomas Moore will be featured in October on National Public Radio’s “The Thistle and Shamrock.”
October 1, 2004

Theologian comments in New York Times on hip-hop and the church
Long-standing antagonism has diminished to the point where the blunt rhythms are heard more frequently during services
September 17, 2004

Presidential Powers of Recall
President Bush provides a case-in-point of the plasticity and imprecision of memory of major events
September 15, 2004

The Poetry of Memory
Poet Natasha Trethewey explores "what gets written down and what gets written out"
September 9, 2004

New Associate Editor of the Academic Exchange
Steve Frandzel joins AE staff
September 3, 2004



Cover Story

Anatomy of a Lullaby
In Emory's growing sleep research program, scholars encounter mystery and paradox

Stealing breath and life
Sleep Apnea

We do have some very good people [in sleep research], and we’re gaining a critical mass to do this kind of work. Donald L. Bliwise, Professor of Neurology, Program Director, Sleep, Aging and Chronobiology

I think there are valuable things we can learn about how plastic or mutable the circadian system is by looking at people who travel abroad and contend with jet lag, or people from different cultures.
Hillary Rodman, Associate Professor of Psychology

The Power of Sleep
Exploring disorder and disturbance
Kathy P. Parker, Edith F. Honeycutt Professor of Nursing



Also in this Issue

What’s A Few Drinks Between Friends?
Exploring the ancient drinking party with students
Peter Bing, Associate Professor of Classics

and Transformative Knowledge

Practicing what we profess
Karen D. Scheib, Associate Professor of Pastoral Care and Pastoral Theology

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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