eighteenth for African Americans
ranks eighteenth on a list of the fifty best colleges
for African American students, according to Black Enterprise
Magazine. Atlantas Morehouse College ranked
first and Spelman College ranked third. Colleges were
rated on black enrollment, graduation rates, and how well
they prepared black students academically and socially.
Association for Higher Education Facilities Officers awarded
its highest institutional honorthe APPA Award for
Excellenceto Emory for its commitment to excellence
in the field of educational facilities. Robert Hascall,
chief facilities officer, accepted the award on behalf
of Emorys nearly 550 facilities employees.
grant to encourage screening for colorectal cancer
a $2.5 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention, a team of researchers at the Rollins School
of Public Health, the University of North Carolinas
Lineberger Cancer Center, and Aetna, will encourage more
people over fifty to be voluntarily screened for colorectal
cancer, the second most common cause of cancer mortality.
receive national grant
libraries have received a national leadership grant for
$194,900, to be matched with an additional $115,786, from
the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the primary
source of federal funds for the nations museums
and libraries. Also, the Digital Library Federation was
awarded $292,456 for a research partnership with Emory
and other universities.
joint nursing program
and Agnes Scott College are creating a joint five-year
program for students who want to become nurses. Students
would earn a bachelor of arts degree from Agnes Scott
and a bachelor of science degree from Emory. The nursing
school has started several new initiatives with the goal
of expanding enrollment by 20 percent.
Chairs in Nursing
Kathy Parker and Jo Ann Dalton have been named to the
Edith F. Honeycutt Chairs at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff
School of Nursing. The chairs were established in 1990
through an endowment from the Community Foundation of
Greater Atlanta in honor of Edith Honeycutt 39N,
an oncology nurse and the Woodruff familys nurse.
Village roundabout: Better late than never?
on the traffic roundabout at the busy Emory Village intersection
of North Decatur Road, Dowman Drive, and Oxford Road will
begin next year. Ironically, planners uncovered a 1960
rendering of a proposed roundabout in Emory Village almost
identical to the one currently being developed.
results in new law and religion center
Law and Religion Program will merge with the Center for
the Interdisciplinary Study of Religion next fall. The
new Center for the Study of Law and Religion will be directed
by Jonas Robitscher Professor of Law and Ethics John Witte
and co-directed by Professor Frank Alexander.
Chair in Pediatrics is also new department chair
Stoll, a pediatrician who specializes in neonatal infectious
diseases, has been named chair of the Department of Pediatrics,
medical director of Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta,
and the Dr. George W. Brumley Jr. Chair in Pediatrics,
newly established in honor of Brumley, who died last year
with several members of his family in a plane crash in
grant to Rollins School of Public Health
Rollins School of Public Health has been awarded $6.3
million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
to establish a Prevention Research Center. The center
will focus on improving the lifestyles and health of residents
in 33 southwest Georgia counties by helping them to reduce
smoking and obesity, and increase physical exercise.