Retired philosophy professor Ivor Leclerc dies at 84
Ivor Leclerc, Fuller E. Callaway Professor Emeritus of Metaphysics and Moral Philosophy, died May 16 in Washington. He was 84.
Leclerc, who suffered from Alzheimer's disease, retired from Emory in 1982 after 21 years at the University. He was born in South Africa as a British citizen in 1915 and joined the South African army during World War II. Leclerc received his bachelor's degree from the University of South Africa, his master's from the University of Cape Town and his PhD from the University of London King's College in 1949.
Leclerc spent 11 years at the University of Glasgow and then three years at the University of Bonn before coming to Emory. He was noted for his work on Whitehead and the philosophy of nature.
Bornstein named to Emory Hospitals administrative post
Emory Hospitals have appointed William Bornstein to the senior administrative staff for Crawford Long and Emory hospitals. As associate administrator and chief quality officer for Crawford Long, Bornstein will be responsible for the development of tools and approaches to facilitate improved clinical effectiveness, improved outcomes, and health and disease management.
"This is an exciting time at Emory Hospitals with the $270 million redevelopment of Crawford Long and U.S. News & World Report naming Emory Hospital one of America's best in 12 of 16 medical specialties," said Bornstein, who will retain his Emory Healthcare position as director of clinical development for information services.
A graduate of Dartmouth College and the Medical College of Georgia, Bornstein has been with Emory Healthcare since 1986. He is a member of the Medical Association of Georgia and the American Diabetes Association and a fellow in the American College of Endocrinology.
Emory Report failed to identify honorary degree recipient Wan-Sang Han in the group photo on page 2 of the May 18 issue. Our apologies for this error.
New world record set on Emory track
A team sponsored by the Atlanta Track Club set a new world record Sunday, June 6, in the 100 x 1-mile relay for masters men (40 and older). The ATC team completed the relay on Emory's track in 8 minutes, 57.31 seconds (an average of 5:23 per mile), smashing the previous record of 9:04:02 held by the Houston Track Club. The ATC team was anchored by former U.S. Olympian and indoor mile world record holder Richard Buerkle. Buerkle, 51, one of the top age-group runners in the world, blasted the final leg of the relay in an astonishing 4:39 for the fastest mile of the day. Several Emory faculty and staff participated in the relay, including track and field coach John Curtin (5:17), P.E. Center staff member Pedro Vasquez (5:38) and political science professor Alan Abramowitz (5:24). Once verified, the new record will appear in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Carpenter heading to Belgium on Fulbright grant
Lucas Carpenter, professor of English at Oxford, has been awarded a Fulbright grant to lecture in American literature at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium, established in the 15th century.
Carpenter, who will teach an undergraduate course in modern American literature and a graduate seminar in U.S. literature of the Vietnam War, is the only Oxford faculty member to ever receive a Fulbright. He will join the approximately 200 U.S. award winners who will travel abroad for the 1999-00 academic year through the Fulbright program.
Carpenter has been at Oxford since 1985. He received his bachelor's degree from the College of Charleston in 1968, his master's from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1973 and his PhD from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1982.
America's flagship education exchange program, the Fulbrights were established in 1946 under congressional legislation introduced by the late Sen. J. William Fulbright of Arkansas. The program is designed "to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries," and is sponsored by the U.S. Information Agency.
Getting the gateway straight
In its May 3 issue, Emory Report mistakenly reported the University's main gate (near Emory Village) has stood since the Atlanta campus was founded in 1916. In truth, the Haywood-Hopkins Memorial Gateway was erected in 1937 across what is now Mizell Drive. Over the next three decades the gate suffered damage from high-topped trucks and even post-war housing trailers attempting to pass beneath it, according to University Archivist Ginger Cain. It was moved in 1971 to its present, more ceremonial location.