Faculty Town Hall to address finances
The Faculty Council and President Bill Chace will host the spring Faculty Town Hall meeting at 4 p.m. on Monday, March 31, in the Cox Hall Banquet Room. The discussion will focus on the topic "Budgeting Resources/Resourceful Budgeting: A Look on the Financial Side."
Town Hall set for Fulbright alumni
All members of the Emory community and the Atlanta area who have held Fulbright Scholarships or Lectureships are invited to a Town Hall meeting on Saturday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m. with Jane Anderson, executive director of the Fulbright Alumni Association in Washington, D.C. The meeting will be held in 206 White Hall. Fulbright alumni in north Georgia are forming a local chapter, and this meeting is dedicated to organizing and planning the chapter's future.
For more information, call Kathy Tezla at 727-0130 or Jim Morey at 727-4582.
Ha Jin receives award for first fiction
Ha Jin, assistant professor in the creative writing program, has won the 22nd Ernest Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for First Fiction. Jin won for his debut collection of short stories, Ocean of Words, from which he read during the Creative Writing Reading Series in February.
The Hemingway Award judges praised Jin's "technical mastery" and his "fine attention to manners of his time" in Ocean of Words, a group of stories chronicling Chinese army life in the 1970s.
Jin will receive the $7,500 prize on April 6, at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston.
Emory hosts ALA library fellow
Emory has been chosen by the American Library Association (ALA) as a host institution for the prestigious International Library Fellows program. Fernando Gonzalez, director of the University of the Americas Library in [city], Mexico, has joined the Emory staff for five months to collaborate on projects related to virtual libraries and a variety of other library systems topics.
Before his appointment at the University of the Americas, Gonzalez was in charge of public services and automation at the University of Anhuac Library. He has published extensively in Mexico on the topics of library automation and adult electronic resources education. He holds the Mexican equivalent of a master's degree in library science and is a prominent member of several Mexican professional librarian associations.
The Library Fellows Program is funded by the U.S. Information Agency and administered by the ALA. The program was initiated 10 years ago to place U.S. library and information industry professionals in institutions overseas.
Two Emory staff members have been library fellows. Director of Library Systems Martin Halbert served in Estonia shortly before coming to Emory, and Ruth A. Pagell, director of the Center for Business Information, spent a year in Thailand.
Gonzalez can be reached by phone at 727-0306 or via e-mail at <firstname.lastname@example.org. emory.edu>.
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