EM Précis | Autumn 2005
• This fall director of special collections and archives Stephen Enniss and Karen Kukil, associate curator of rare books at Smith College, merged the personal collections of poets Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes at the Grolier Club of New York. "We're going to bring these poets back together," Ennis says.
• "There's nothing sweeter than to walk from the president's house to a lecture or a concert. Oxford is a very inspirational place," says Dana Greene 71G, who retired this summer after a six-year term as dean of Oxford College.
• As part of the Provost's Office's manuscript development program, Amy Benson Brown 95PhD and Elizabeth Gallu consult on the entire spectrum of writing, from improving structure, coherence, and style to crafting proposals and finding the right publisher.
• "Where Courageous Inquiry Leads: A Strategic Plan for Emory University" was officially released September 28. The principles, goals, and ambitions set forth in the plan will chart Emory's course, and guide its allocation of resources, over the next decade.
• Thanks to efforts by a group of Emory volunteers to boost its academic and technological resources, the Meru School is now one of the best-connected institutions in Kenya, boasting thirty computers with Internet access. The initiative began more than two years ago as a memorial to Emory pediatrician and School of Medicine professor emeritus George Brumley, who died in a plane crash with his wife, Jean, and ten other family members while on an excursion in Kenya in July 2003.
• Muta Issa 04MBA, a nationally known urologist who works with veterans and pioneered groundbreaking therapy for prostate cancer, was among a group of accomplished American citizens chosen to receive the Ellis Island Medal of Honor for 2005.
• Emory's Kemp Malone Library, the intellectual home of the English department, celebrates its thirtieth anniversary this year, but most of those who use it may know little about Malone himself. A 1907 graduate of Oxford College, Malone was, according to English professor James Morey, one of the most distinguished medievalists of the twentieth century.
• A new agreement formalizes ties between Emory and the Institute for Buddhist Dialectics.