Chace meets with county officials about MARTA rail line
In a study released Feb. 17, MARTA officials unveiled potential sites for rail service expansion in DeKalb and Fulton counties. The route linking South DeKalb, Emory and Lindbergh Station was third in priority of the four options the transit authority presented. MARTA officials told The Atlanta Journal/Constitution that the study is one part of an equation that also will include public comment and political considerations in deciding where to expand the system.
After the report's release President Bill Chace invited a coalition of DeKalb County business, government and community leaders to Emory to talk about how they might ensure one of the proposals funded for connection to the MARTA rail line is located in DeKalb. "In particular we're interested in making sure the Emory/Clifton Corridor area has, preferably, a light rail connection from the Lindbergh Station," said Betty Willis, director of community affairs.
This is the first of a series of meetings of the coalition, Willis said, and more details will be forthcoming. "We want to work together as a strong voice of support so that DeKalb County won't get left out."
New publication for faculty coming soon
The Academic Exchange: A Place for Scholarly Conversation at Emory is a new publication for Emory faculty. If you're a faculty member and have not received a copy of the first issue by March 5, contact Allison Adams, managing editor, via e-mail at <aadam02@ emory.edu> or call 404-727-5269.
Emory swimmers bring home titles
For the first time in school history, Emory won both the men's and women's team titles at the University Athletic Association swimming and diving championships. Both Emory squads set conference records for highest winning score in the UAA's 12-year history. The championship was the seventh for the women and the first for the men. Emory junior Christopher Rendall and sophomore Fred Schreiber were co-winners as conference male "Swimmer of the Year." The meet was held Feb. 17-20 at the P.E. Center.
SCHOLARSHIP & RESEARCH
Faculty Town Hall meeting slated for March 15
The Faculty Town Hall meeting will be held on Monday, March 15, in the
Winship Ballroom. The topic will be tenure. This is the meeting that was
originally scheduled Feb. 18.
Emory Report off for Spring Break
Emory Report will not publish the week of March 8 because of Spring Break.
We will resume our regular publication schedule on March 15.
Emory, Georgia State sponsor Brain Awareness Week
Scientists and researchers from Emory and Georgia State University will share their expertise on the most remarkable machine in the biological universe-the human brain-in three public lectures during the March 15-21 National Brain Awareness Week.
The March 15 lecture, held at GSU's Speakers Auditorium, will be on "Intelligence and Language Ability of Chimpanzees," delivered by Duane Rumbaugh, director of GSU's Language Research Center. Julie Schweitzer, assistant professor of psychiatry at Emory, will give the March 16 lecture, "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder" in WHSCAB Auditorium. And on March 18, Emory psychiatry Professor Michael Davis will speak on "Brain Systems Involved in Fear and Anxiety," also in WHSCAB Auditorium. All lectures begin at 7 p.m.
In addition to these events, Emory and Georgia State neuroscientists and graduate students will visit high schools in Gwinnett and Fulton counties to demonstrate advances in the field and highlight the many questions that remain in areas such as memory and learning, movement disorders, drug addiction and schizophrenia.
All lectures are free and open to the public. For more information, call 404-778-7777.
Nominations sought for 1999 Jefferson Award
The provost's office is soliciting nominations for the 1999 Thomas Jefferson Award, given every year to a faculty member for significant service through personal activiites, influence and leadership.
"The award goes beyond recognizing a 'man or women of the year,'" Provost Rebecca Chopp said in a letter she sent to faculty. "The selection committee has traditionally looked for a substantial and sustained contribution to the University that has occurred over a number of years."
Chopp said the contribution usually occurs in teaching, research and scholarship, non-academic accomplishments with students; improving the quality of the University or a unit in significant and unusual ways, and service to the educational community on the local, state or national level.
Nomination letters will remain current for five years. They may be sent by e-mail to <Thomas_Jefferson_ Award@emory.edu>, or by mail to the attention of Harriet King, Office of the Provost, 404 Administration Building. For more information, call Lynn Magee at 404-727-0313.