Faculty to receive update from provost
This week Emory faculty will receive a formal letter from Provost Rebecca Chopp updating them on some important academic initiatives, describing priorities for the coming year and asking for their thinking on challenges facing the University. These topics include the search for a graduate school dean, identifying new cross-faculty intellectual intiatives, and strengthening the voice of the faculty and the influence of that voice on Emory's future. The letter is posted at <www.emory.edu/PROVOST/letter.htm>, and Chopp invites all faculty to respond via email to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Phone books coming soon
Emory campus directories, along with the 2000 BellSouth white and yellow pages, should be delivered to offices around Thanksgiving, according to Connie Gentry, director of telecommunications. Gentry said it took heroic efforts on the part of the telecommunications staff to enter and verify data because of the switch to a new telemanagement computer system.
Old phone books can be recycled at the phone book bin at the Recycling Center on Peavine Creek Drive near the lower intramural fields between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Recycling Center will also pick up large quantities of old phone books; call 404-727-1796 to arrange a pick up.
SCHOLARSHIP AND RESEARCH
State department Middle East expert to speak
Aaron Miller, deputy special Middle East coordinator for the U.S. Department of State and one of the figures helping formulate U.S. policy on the Arab-Israeli peace process, will speak on "The Pursuit of Arab-Israeli Peace: The Road Ahead," Wednesday, Nov. 17, at 3 p.m. in 303 Geosciences.
Prior to assuming his current position, Miller served on the state department's policy planning staff, the Bureau of Intelligence and Research and the Office of the Historian. He has received the department's Distinguished, Superior and Meritorious Awards.
Miller received his Ph.D. in American diplomatic and Middle East history from the University of Michigan in 1977. He is the author of several books on the Middle East and the Arab states.
Miller's lecture is sponsored by the Middle East research program, and Professor Kenneth Stein will give a response. For more information, call 404-727-2798.
Emory AIDS center gets UN designation
The Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has designated the Emory/Atlanta Center for AIDS Research a UNAIDS Collaborating Center, one of only six such Centers worldwide.
As a UNAIDS Center, the Emory/Atlanta center will participate in collaborative projects with the United Nations program, including research in clinical and basic science, epidemiology, social science and vaccine fields.
"This designation will allow the Emory CFAR to play an extended role in international strategic planning processes, with the goal of strengthening the response of developing countries to HIV and AIDS," said James Curran, dean of public health.