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March 26, 2001

Notable intitiatives of
Rebecca Chopp's tenure


• Established Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Religion.

• Center for Behavioral Neuroscience established.

• Creation of the Office of University-Community Partnerships designed to enhance the integration of Emory’s teaching, research and service missions with an emphasis on serving the greater Atlanta community.

• Series of semi-structured interviews conducted with faculty to reveal the best ways for supporting faculty scholarship and collegial interaction.

• Continued efforts to explore how the University can best enable and support cross-school intellectual initiatives, as well as identify and encourage clusters of faculty communities sharing similar intellectual interests.

• Violence Studies Program established.

• Community research projects incorporated into a database of research, teaching and service projects, developed by Office of University-Community Partnerships in collaboration with ITD.

• Center for Myth and Ritual in American Life (MARIAL) established by a $3.6 million grant from the Sloan Found-ation to create a center on rituals and myths in dual wage-earner, middle-class families in the American South.

• Georgia Tech/Emory Center (GTEC) for the Engineering of Living Tissues established.

• Turner Environmental Law Clinic established.

• Georgia Tech/Emory Department of Biomedical Engineering expanded and doctoral program instituted.

• Ph.D. in nursing created.

• Extensive progress on creation of of Ph.D. in business.

• Extramural sponsored research increased from $164.9 million in FY98 to $217.4 million in FY00–a 32 percent increase.

• Net fees and royalties from patents doubled, from about $5 million in FY98 to $10.7 million in FY00.

• Total URC funds awarded for faculty scholarship at Emory increased from $349,735 to $500,000.

• Number of Ph.D degrees awarded increased from 144 in 1997-98 to 160 in 1999-00.


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