boats: After nearly half a century as an Emory doctor
and faculty member, Paul Seavey 49C-53M
might have found retirement a little dull. But soon
after he stopped working in 1997, he took up a new interest
that blossomed into a hobby, then a passion: boats.
Class of 2008: One of the biggest changes in
admissions during my tenure here has been Emorys
move from a college choice among many to more
of a first or top choice school, says
Daniel Walls, dean of admission. I think this is
reflected in our early decision numbers. Over the past
few years our early decision percentage in the freshman
class has been approximately 33 percent.
receives Luce Scholarship, literary awards: Richard
Hermes 98C scored an academic and literary hat
trick this spring when he received a Luce Scholarship
for an internship in Asia, won the 2004 Gesell Award for
fiction at the University of Minnesota, and took home
a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board to assist
him in publishing his first collection of short fiction.
The first time severe depression settled onto William
R. King Jr. 38C-41M, he was a young doctor
in Griffin, Georgia. The year was 1956, and King was building
a practice with his two younger brothers, also doctors.
I was practicing surgery, working very hard day
and night, and was under tremendous amounts of stress
with no outlets, he says.
you remember when . . .: The way families communicate
and share storiessuch as reminiscing about a beloved
pet that died or recounting episodes from a favorite tripcan
have an impact on their childrens well being, according
to researchers from Emorys Center for Myth and Ritual
in American Life.
in a name?: After
a lifetime of anonymity, four streams that flow through
various parts of the Emory campus have at last been properly
identified, thanks to the Emory Stream Naming Committee.
In A Name? Part 2: One-and-a-half-year-old Tyler Emory
Levin lives in Suffern, New York, with his parents, Lisa
Kring Levin 92MBA and Ian L. Levin 92L.But
he is named after the place where his parents met and
fell in love.
of Darkness: It has been ten years since Shannon
Melendi 96C disappeared. The tenth anniversary
was absolutely awful, said Luis Melendi, Shannons
father. I didnt think we could be in so much
pain ten years later and still be alive.
the frontiers of physics in outer space:
Professor of Physics Eric R. Weeks
studies colloidal suspensionsmicroscopic plastic
particles placed within a flowing liquidas a model
to better understand one of the remaining mysteries of
science: When is the exact moment that a liquid becomes
a solid and not just a slow-moving liquid?
brain: For most of us, the sound of birds singing
serves as a happy, tranquil soundtrack to time spent outdoors.
But for Assistant Professor of Psychology Donna Maney,
bird song is one piece of a fascinating neurological puzzle,
and she hopes to gain a deeper understanding of its place
among the various regions of the brain.
minority organ donors: Seventeen-year-old Chris Moody,
a senior at Redan High School, was shot in the head on
March 20, 2004 after a group of teenagers with a gun followed
him to his familys Stone Mountain home. The African
American teenager later died at Emory University Hospital,
and his mother made the difficult choice to donate his
organs. Six transplant patients benefitted, some with
their very lives.
receives Presidential Medal: Arnall
has earned some of the highest accolades America has to
offer, including the 1956 Albert Lasker Medical Research
Award (often called the American Nobel) and,
in June, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nations
highest civil award. But he says it took a compliment
from pop star Stevie Wonder to really impress his grandchildren.
applaud international work: This spring, at the same
time President James W. Wagner announced that Dean Tom
Robertson of the Goizueta Business School will leave his
post in January to take on a new role as head of internationalization
for Emorys strategic planning process, two awards
recognized the gobally minded efforts of a faculty member
and an alumnus.
doors close, Emorys open for theology student:
A seminary student who lost his financial aid funding
at Baylor University when he acknowledged that he is gay
has been accepted to Emorys Candler School of Theology.
Person: An Unlikely Path: Major William B. Britt
85 recounts his experiences in Diwaniyah, Iraq,
where he helped rebuild that nations legal system.