Committee named for grad school dean search
Nine faculty members in the graduate school have been named as members of the search committee for the new dean of the graduate school. "Graduate education at Emory is extremely important as we seek to shape new forms of knowledge, continue to advance our scholarship in traditional disciplines, and train the next generation of the professoriate," Provost Rebecca Chopp wrote in a letter to faculty. "New issues in graduate education, including thinking about new careers paths for PhD students and formulating cross-school and cross-University research and teaching programs, will need to be addressed under the new dean's leadership.
"I have done a great deal of work on the graduate school dean search," said Chopp. "I will chair the search myself-this is how important this search is."
Committee members are: Walter Adamson, Carlos Alonso, Joel Bowman, Martine Brownley, Luke T. Johnson, Richard Levinson, James Madara, Bryan Noe, Elaine Walker and Thomas Walker.
Grad school deans converge on Emory
The Association of Graduate Schools (AGS) held its 51st annual meeting at Emory Sept. 26-28, hosted by Graduate School Dean Donald Stein and his colleagues.
The AGS, composed of graduate school deans representing Association of American Universities (AAU) institutions, serves as an advisory body to the AAU on graduate education policy. The three-day event included a session featuring graduate students responding to recent AAU reports on graduate education. Panelist Patrick Paul Garlinger, a dean's teaching fellow and doctoral candidate in the Spanish department, said that he found the experience of answering tough questions posed by 30-40 graduate school deans to be "intense, exhilarating and informative."
Garlinger, who discussed how the humanities are represented in the AAU reports-specifically in regard to funding-said it was enlightening for students to hear about the current pressures exerted on graduate school deans. Speakers also included Provost Rebecca Chopp, history Professor Dan Carter and AGS President Walter Cohen of Cornell University.
SCHOLARSHIP AND RESEARCH
Peavine Creek Clean-Up held Oct. 16
The Peavine Watershed Alliance is holding its Peavine Creek Clean-Up on Saturday, Oct. 16, from 9 a.m to 1 p.m., in conjunction with the Eighth Annual Georgia River Cleanup week from Oct. 9-17.
Part of the Rivers Alive! campaign, this year's Georgia River Cleanup Week is expected to be the largest volunteer effort to beautify Georgia's water resources in state history. Participants will collect trash and debris from waterways and surrounding watersheds throughout Georgia. Last year's event drew 3,500 volunteers who removed 47,500 bags of trash, 30 dump trucks of garbage and 12.5 tons of miscellaneous items, including refrigerators, tires and shopping carts, according to Georgia Adopt-A-Stream coordinator Harold Harbert.
Harbert expects this year's effort to involve at least 6,000 volunteers. The Peavine Creek Clean-Up will cover the Peavine Creek watershed in Druid Hills. Participants will receive free Rivers Alive! t-shirts. For more information, call 404-508-7603 or go to <www.riversalive.org>.
Free parking will be offered for volunteers in the B. Jones lot, and registration for participants will be held at the CVS drug store in Emory Village beginning at 8:30 a.m.
Oct. 15 is deadline day for URC, Halle grants
The fall deadline for University Research Committee grants is Friday, Oct. 15. Applications for grants to be awarded in January 2000 must be completed and submitted to the URC office before 5 p.m. on that day.
Applications must include five copies of the four-page official URC application, an eight-page project proposal, the applicant's CV, a detailed budget and any other pertinent materials.
Applications can be downloaded from the committee's web site at <www.urc. emory.edu>, and hard copies are available at the URC office, G65 Rollins Research Building.
Oct. 15 is also the application deadline for this year's Halle Institute Faculty Seminar. Core topics for 1999-2000 include the historical emergence of contemporary European institutions, the problems of security in a post-Cold War environment, the implications of monetary integration for European societies and the integration of Eastern and Western Europe.
Applicants should submit a brief summary of the project proposal by Oct. 15 to Tom Remington, Halle Professor for Global Learning, at <polstfr@ emory.edu>. For more information, call the Halle Institute at 404-727-6494.