Doctoral student receives inaugural teaching award
Luke Esposito, a PhD student in biochemistry and molecular biology, received the first Graduate Division of Biological & Biomedical Sciences (GDBBS) Excellence in Teaching award. Made possible by an anonymous donor's grant, the annual award will go to senior doctoral students in the division. Esposito is performing thesis research with Doug Wallace of the Center for Molecular Medicine while continuing to teach an Allied Health Biochemistry course despite having fulfilled his TATOO requirements.
Esposito will receive a certificate and a $250 honorarium at a GDBBS mixer in the fall. A permanent plaque to be placed in the graduate student lounge of the Dental Building will bear his and future recipients' names.
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Hillel Sunday School begins Sept. 7
Enrollment is now open for the Emory Hillel Sunday School; the fall semester begins Sunday, Sept. 7. This program of Jewish education is open to children ages 5 to 12 of Emory faculty and staff. For more information, call Karl Saxe at 727-6248 or Ira Schwartz at 727-2929.
Graduate director Martin Bailey dies at 69
Martin Bailey, a professor in the Department of Economics praised by colleagues as "one of the brightest, most able people of his generation," died June 26 after a long bout with brain cancer. He was 69.
Bailey came to Emory in 1989 after serving in numerous university and government posts in the first 30 years of his career. As an economic adviser to the State Department, he often provided key insights regarding U.S. aid to developing countries. On fact-finding missions to such countries, Bailey would often venture beyond the prepared tours of his official hosts to discover on his own the nation's economic needs.
"My opinion is he probably saved tens or hundreds of millions of people from poverty and starvation," said Peter Aranson, chair of economics.
Bailey had just completed a draft for his fifth book, titled The Constitution for a Future Country, due to be published this year. It was meant to serve as a guide for newly liberated countries struggling to form lasting democracies.
Fund set up for Gwen Wyche's daughter
Emory Hospital co-workers have set up a fund for the daughter of Gwen Wyche, who was killed July 30 on her way home from work. Police have apprehended a suspect for the murder of Wyche, 42, who worked in the hospital's finance department. The motive for her murder appears to have been robbery.
Contributions to the fund for Wyche's school-age daughter can be made at the credit union's Emory branch, dropped off at room HB56 at the hospital, or sent by check payable to Wyche's parents, the Rev. and Mrs. O. L. Blackshear, in care of the Emory Credit Union at 1237 Clairmont Road, Decatur, 30030, Attn: Audrey Graham.