Endowed chair for Alzheimer's research named

Bruce Wainer, professor of pathology and neurology at Emory and chief of pathology at Wesley Woods Geriatric Center, has been named the Alice and Roy Richards Endowed Chair of Alzheimer's Research. The endowed chair was created through contributions made by the Richards family in 1995 to remember the life of Roy Richards Sr., former president of Southwire Company in Carrollton.

Wainer currently is researching synaptic connections of central cholinergic neurons as well as neurol trophic interaction of the basal forebrain.

Trudier Harris named National Humanities Center Fellow

Trudier Harris, Longstreet Professor of American Literature, has been appointed as a National Humanities Center Fellow for 1996-97. One of 35 fellows and associates chosen from among more than 500 applicants, Harris will spend the year in residence at the center researching the topic "`This Disease Called Strength': The Compensating Construction of Black Female Character," and also will attend seminars, lectures and conferences with the other fellows and associates. The fellows represent 20 colleges and universities across the United States as well as institutions in France, Israel, Mexico and the United Kingdom. Since 1978, the center has awarded fellowships to leading scholars in the humanities, whose work at the center has resulted in the publication of more than 600 books.

Steve Tipton named Luce Fellow

Steve Tipton, professor of the sociology of religion, is one of seven scholars who have been named Henry Luce III Fellows in Theology by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada. Tipton's area of study will be "Public Pulpits: Religion in the Moral Argument of Public Life."

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