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Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded a three-year, $885,000
grant to the lab of Harriet Robinson, chief of microbiology and
immunology at Yerkes Primate Research Center, in support of her
ongoing research to develop a DNA-based vaccine for measles. The
vaccine program is being conducted in collaboration with Johns
Hopkins University and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
With this grant, the Gates Foundation is now funding $1.6 million
in vaccine research at Yerkes, including nearly $800,000 for malaria
magazine, in its annual ranking of business schools, compared
the cost of attaining an MBA to the prospect of a bigger salary,
and determined Goizueta Business Schools ranking as eighteenth
in Best Bang for the Buck, up from twenty-fourth last
year. Also, in BusinessWeeks ranking of executive
MBA programs, Goizueta ranked eighth worldwide.
Library received a $120,000 grant from the Gladys Krieble Delmas
Foundation to provide on-line access to major Irish literary archives
at Emory, including manuscripts by W. B. Yeats, Seamus Heaney,
and Derek Mahon, and at Boston College, the two primary repositories
of Irish literature in the United States.
Jeff Carney, a urology surgeon and assistant professor at Emorys
School of Medicine, is the new chief of urology at Grady Memorial
Hospital. Carney, who is the first physician to hold the position
full-time, began working at Grady August 1. His specialties include
general urology, oncology, trauma, and reconstructive surgery.
School of Medicine is one of four major academic medical centers
in the southeast United States that will begin gathering data
for investigators interested in the genetics of rheumatoid arthritis
in African Americans, with support from the National Institute
of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases.
K. Wenger, professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiology
at Emorys School of Medicine and chief of cardiology at
Grady Memorial Hospital, has been named to the Scientific Advisory
Board of WomenHeart, a twenty-member panel of prominent American
physicians and nurses who provide policy direction and scientific
NOT EASY BEING GREENespecially if youre
an urban university campus such as Emory. Infamous Atlanta sprawl,
thick Clifton corridor traffic spawned by the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention and the American Cancer Society, an ever-rising
campus population, and the need for massive research buildings
to support the thriving health sciences center conspire to stymie
Emorys progress toward being greenan environmentally
thanks to deliberate, diligent efforts on the part of President
William M. Chace and many others, Emory is striving to overcome
these obstacles and growing ever greener. One of the Universitys
most notable initiatives: a recent move to plant the seeds of
environmental awareness in courses across the academic disciplines.
spring, biology professor Arri Eisen and anthropology professor
Peggy Barlett received a $56,500 grant from the University Teaching
Fund to develop the Piedmont
Project, an effort to incorporate environmental themes into
a wide range of course offerings. Nineteen faculty members,
including professors of English, law, theology, philosophy,
German, and business, participated in a two-day workshop in
May, where experts from Northern Arizona University coached
them on how to work green issues into class discussion and courseworkorganically,
could see how, for example, chemistry and biology professors
could teach about the environment, but some of the other faculty
members had really interesting ideas, says Sally Pete,
a science and society professor who coordinated the workshop.
It was a very diverse group.
few of the eco-friendly ideas that sprung from the workshop
included courses on nature poetry, the connections between business
and environmental issues, and eco-theology.
also has been praised for efforts including a multi-faceted
alternative transportation program and a push for ecologically
year, President Chace won the Clean Air Campaigns Pace
Setter Award for his leadership in developing commuting programs
and alternative transportation options. The Chronicle of Higher
Education recently published an idiosyncratic guide
to the nations greenest campuses and Emory made the cut,
largely due to its transportation program.
University is probably further into the use of nonpolluting
and low-polluting motor vehicles than any other college in the
country, wrote Noel Perrin, an environmental studies professor
at Dartmouth College who compiled the guide.
instance: instead of gas-guzzling pickup trucks, many of the
Universitys facilities management staff zip around in
forty-four electric carts designed for this purpose. Emory also
is building a fleet of alternative-fueled shuttles and buses,
and was the first Atlanta institution to have a full-time staff
member devoted to commuting programs.
just have to whittle away a little at a time to make progress,
says Senior Associate Vice President for Business Affairs Erick
E. Gaither, who is responsible for University transportation
and heads a task force created to implement a campus-wide environmental
policy. Weve gone from nothing to this, so its
another ambitious move, Emorys master plan aims to add
three new buildings to the elite group of thirteen structures
nationwide currently certified by the U.S. Green Building Councils
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
program. Robert Hascall, senior associate vice president for
facilities management, is guiding the construction of the Whitehead
Research Building, Science 2000, and the Winship Cancer Institute
to meet stringent LEED standards. The
program takes into account site selection, erosion control,
water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources,
and indoor environmental quality.
sees to it that Emory stays green as well as growing. The
campus master plan was completed with campus sustainability,
valuing our natural woodlands, and smart growth and development
in mind, Hascall says. It is the framework by which
we can assure that we grow the campus facilities in a way that
is very environmentally sensitive and sustains the beauty and
quality of the campus for the future.P.P.P.
acquisition of the Edelstein collection is a significant addition
to the Woodruff
Librarys modern American poetry collections,
says Stephen C. Enniss, curator of literary collections. The
collection includes many rarities which, due to a variety of
circumstances of their time, were only published in extremely
limited numbers. Emory students and faculty will now have access
to these works in the form that their authors first presented
them to readers.
particular, Edelsteins Wallace Stevens collection stands
out as one of the most complete anywhere, including one of only
twenty copies of Stevens Ideas of Order, first
published by the Alcestis Press in 1935. Poets of the noted
North Carolina Black Mountain school, the Beat Movement, and
the New York School are also featured in considerable number.
high point of the collection is a copy of James Merrills
first book, affectionately titled Jims Book, privately
printed when Merrill was just sixteen by his father, one of
the founders of Merrill Lynch. Emory poetry students also will
be able to read one of twenty-six known copies of Robert Lowells
first collection, The Land of Unlikeness.
who died in 1996, was Distinguished Bibliographer in Residence
at Brown Universitys John Carter Brown Library at the
time of his death. His collection, Enniss says, was offered
to Emory because of the Universitys interest in modern
spring, the library also acquired the literary archive of British
poet Tom Paulin, including manuscript drafts of all Paulins
poetry and criticism, photographs, personal correspondence,
and letters from fellow poets Seamus Heaney, Paul Muldoon, and
the late Ted Hughes.
Paulin already is a noted poet and critic, and will have a distinguished
future career, Enniss says. Adding his papers to
our research collection is in keeping with building a living
archive of writers in their prime.P.P.P.
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