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October 22, 2001



Honorary degree nominations sought
The University Senate Committee on Honorary Degrees is accepting nominations for candidates for honorary degrees to be conferred at the May 2003 Commencement. The nomination deadline is Friday, Dec. 7.

Nomination criteria include extraordinary excellence and character as demonstrated by notable achievement in a field of learning, the arts, the professions or public service. Nominations should cite compelling reasons why it would be especially fitting for Emory to honor the nominees.

Nominations of women and minority candidates are also particularly encouraged. The committee also will accept nominations of Emory alumni, trustees or distinguished visiting faculty.

Except in extraordinary circumstances, those who have spent the greater part of their careers as Emory faculty members or administrators will not be considered.

Nominations should include a detailed nominating letter, a curriculum vitae or entry from Who’s Who and a supporting letter. Nominations should be sent to Gary Hauk, Secretary of the University, 407 Administration.

Because nominations must be approved by President Bill Chace and the Board of Trustees before an invitation can be extended to receive an honorary degree, Hauk advises those making nominations not to discuss them with potential candidates, and that all deliberations about honorary degrees should be kept confidential.


Panel to discuss religion, terror attacks
Emory faculty will host a panel discussion on the role of religion in the recent terror attacks on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. in Winship Ballroom.

Sponsored by the University’s Working Group on Religion and Conflict, the panel will address current terrorist situations from three religious perspectives: Islam, Judaism and Christianity.

Panelists include: Imam Ibrahim Pascha, Atlanta Masjid of Al Islam and Michael Berger, The Revs. Mary Elizabeth Moore and Theophus Smith, and Richard Martin, all of Emory; Rabbi Leila Berner, Congregation Bet Mishpachah and George Washington University; Ebrahim Moosa, Duke University.

The event is open to the public and admission is free.

For more information, call 404-727-7596.


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