LGB Commission sponsors writing awards
The President's Commission on Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual Concerns is sponsoring two cash awards for outstanding work in LGB/transgendered studies for undergraduate and graduate/ professional students.
Prizes will be $500 for the graduate/professional award, $250 for the undergraduate. Winners will be announced at this year's Pride Banquet on March 2, and President Bill Chace will make the awards presentations.
Students in the graduate school or in the medical, law, theology, nursing, public health or business schools are eligible to enter. The paper must have been written for a course or conference, or as a lecture, dissertation chapter or journal article, in the 1997 calendar year. Maximum length is 35 pages.
Emory and Oxford undegraduates may submit papers written for courses in 1997. Honors theses written in the time period are also eligible.
The deadline for entries is Feb. 2. All entries must be typed double-spaced on letter-size paper. Participants should submit four copies of the work to President's Commission Writing Awards, P.O. Box 24075, or delivered in person to DUC 246E. For more information and specific submission format, send e-mail to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
International Affairs office announces grant winners
Vice Provost for International Affairs Marion Creekmore announced in December the award of 33 grants from the first round of competition involving the new $250,000 University Fund for Internationalization. The grants were divided into two groups: University entities could apply for grants up to $25,000, and individuals or groups could apply for grants up to $5,000.
Applications from six university entities were awarded funding for projects covering a broad range of international areas such as a workshop in Africa; multi-national consultation on injury prevention and control; establishment of a permanent gallery for sub-Saharan art at the Carlos Museum; a conference on the African diaspora; a program of collaborative research, training and teaching in international and comparative studies; and establishment of an international site for public health in Guatemala.
Twenty-seven grants were presented in the individual and group category. Nine faculty and staff proposals received funding for projects as diverse as archeological work in Hungary and a nursing school partnership in Ethiopia. Sixteen students received partial funding for dissertation-related research abroad, while two students received funding for seminars and conferences.
The internationalization fund, introduced last fall, aims to further the goal of making Emory an global institution of research, learning and service. Funding categories in the first round included research, teaching and training, language acquisition, and exchange, travel and study-abroad projects.
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Carter Center, Emory share $1.5 million Coca-Cola grant
The Carter Center and Emory will share a five-year, $1.5 million grant from The Coca-Cola Company to strengthen ties with Latin American/ Caribbean communities.
The grant will be distributed to The Carter Center's Latin American and Caribbean Program (LACP) for symposia and will be used by Emory for scholarships. Coca-Cola will award $300,000 a year through 2002.
President Jimmy Carter, President Bill Chace and Coca-Cola CEO Doug Ivester formalized the agreement, "Forging a New Partnership Between the United States and Latin America," at a Dec. 1 meeting at the company's headquarters. The agreement recognizes their shared commitment to improving economic growth, education, and political and social understanding throughout the Americas.
"We deeply appreciate the support for our program for the next five years by Coke and Emory," said LACP Director Robert Pastor. His program will sponsor symposia inviting Western leaders in government, education, business and public service to recommend proposals for advancing growth and development in the Americas and also for improving international relations.
Emory will use the grant to award scholarships to promising Latin American or Caribbean MBA students or those working toward doctorates in history, economics or political science. Students may apply in fall 1998 for courses beginning in September 1999.
Call for Awards of Distinction nominations
Emory will hold the 14th annual Awards of Distinction Program on March 17, and Human Resources is now accepting nominations for the awards.
All regular general staff and "presidentially approved" principals employed for at least one year are eligible. Nominations should cite how the employee has demonstrated consistent excellence in the performance of job duties, service and contributions in the work environment that have been rendered above and beyond the call of duty, and/or exemplary personal qualities that enhance the overall effectiveness of or public regard for the services provided by the department or the University.
Nominations can be made be faculty and staff. Employees may not nominate themselves, nor can previous recipients or retirees be nominated. All nominations must be typed, limited to 500 words and endorsed by the head of the nominee's department. The department head should submit a written recommendation on each nominee to the selection committee. A department head may submit no more than five nominees.
The awards program will be a dinner ceremony the evening of March 17 at the Emory Conference Center, and President Bill Chace will present each honoree with a meritorious citation and a $500 U.S. savings bond.
All nominations must be sent to Patricia Douglass, assistant vice president of Human Resources, third floor, 1762 Clifton Road, by Jan. 30, or faxed to 404-727-2746. For more information, call Bonita Swain or Mary Ann Schwefler at 404-727-7625.