Schools and Units Digest
Google is investing in Emory’s Office of Multicultural Programs and Services (OMPS). The company’s grant will enable OMPS to offer its Crossroads community-building program to more students.
Candler School of Theology
The Henry Luce Foundation has awarded Candler a $325,000 grant to create an international model curriculum for accredited North American seminaries. It includes faculty and student exchanges, seminars, and shared practical experience opportunities.
Emory College of Arts and Sciences
To recognize a gift from the estate of Werner E. Wortsman 47C as well as his interest in supporting the arts at Emory, the performance organ in the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts will be named in his honor.
The Emory Healthcare Development Support Team, comprising patients, donors, and employees, gave $20,000 from the EHC Partners in Health Fund to expand the therapeutic music program.
Alumni representing eight classes in Atlanta, Houston, New York City, Washington, Los Angeles, and San Francisco are visiting nearly 200 classmates and colleagues to increase annual Barrister ($1,000) and Dean’s Circle ($2,500) support.
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a two-year grant of $695,000 to establish a collaborative digital humanities center. The grant will provide startup funds for the Digital Scholarship Commons in the Robert W. Woodruff Library.
Emory School of Medicine
The James B. Pendleton Charitable Trust gave $286,270 in support of Paul Spearman and Elizabeth Wright for equipment that will be used to gain new insights into HIV biology and immunology.
Goizueta Business School
The Weekend Executive MBA Class of 2011 established the Tony Edge EMBA Scholarship in memory of a classmate who passed away last year. The class raised more than $120,000 for this endowed fund.
James T. Laney School of Graduate Studies
Thanks to annual gifts, students can apply for professional development support funds allowing them to participate in conferences, symposia, and travel to augment their research during the summer.
Michael C. Carlos Museum
Sybil Ralston, who volunteers each week in the museum’s conservation lab, and Ed Ralston have established the Sybil C. and M. Edward Ralston Endowment for Conservation.
Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
The Wilbur Fisk Glenn Charitable Trust continues to be a source of support through the Hilda Glenn Scholarship fund to benefit student nurses, which the late Wilbur Glenn established in honor of his wife.
Atlanta surgeon Duane Blair 48OX 50C 54M 58MR and his wife, Emy Evans Blair, longtime annual donors to Oxford College, have made a gift to the Oxford Science Center project.
Rollins School of Public Health
A gift from Elizabeth Camp 83MPH will endow a scholarship for nurses. The largest gift ever received from a Rollins graduate, it will support nurses seeking the MPH degree.
Winship Cancer Institute
Winship Advisory Board member John Kauffman, chairman and CEO of Kauffman Tire, made a $500,000 gift through his family’s foundation to support multidisciplinary prostate cancer research at Winship.
Yerkes National Primate Research Center
Donors can help accelerate scientific discovery and, ultimately, improve health by investing in the Yerkes Fund for Excellence.