Spring 2009: Of Note

Students at capitol

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Perfect Pitch

Emory in the news

The Wall Street Journal spoke with Emory professor and chair of psychology Robyn Fivush about her research on the importance of sharing family stories, especially in times of upheaval. “Knowing family stories helps children put their own experience in perspective” and is linked to lower rates of depression and anxiety, and less acting out, she says.

Greenbacks: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution covered the lobbying efforts of Emory students at Georgia’s Gold Dome capitol for “green” spending of stimulus money. “We are struggling to find jobs after graduation and worried that coal energy is not sustainable in the long run,” said Daniel Spiller 09C, an event organizer with Metro Atlanta Students for Sustainability.

“I remember him as a good, thoughtful teacher. Very fair,” Emory Associate Professor of Law Michael Kang told the Associated Press in January about his law school professor—President Barack Obama. The story was picked up by numerous outlets, including the Taiwan News, Boston Globe and MSNBC.

“It’s not the end of capitalism”: Paul H. Rubin, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Economics and Law, wrote an opinion piece for Forbes magazine on the regulation of free markets.

The Stem Cell Debate: Paul Root Wolpe, director of the Center for Ethics, was consulted in a Chicago Tribune article about stem cells. “When you define an embryo as a person, what they say is, therefore you cannot destroy them,” Wolpe said. “My response is, therefore you cannot freeze them. How can you freeze a person and keep them suspended in animation?”

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