to host faculty workshop
The chemistry department will host a faculty workshop, Feb. 7–8,
focused on innovations in teaching science to college students.
The National Science Foundation-sponsored workshop will bring together
faculty from throughout the Southeast to discuss and learn about
ways to create an active learning environment in lecture courses,
use writing assignments to measure content depth, convert traditional
laboratory exercises into guided-inquiry experiments, and use technology
as a learning tool among other activities.
Emory’s chemistry department is already ahead of the game
in this area. It has a peer-led team learning initiative called
For more information contact Preetha Ram at 404-727-6668.
Research grants of up to $25,000 a year are available to faculty
in the School of Medicine through the Emory Medical Care Foundation
(ECMF). To be eligible, faculty must spend at least 50 percent of
their time in the Grady Health System.
The deadline for applications is March 1. For more information,
contact Wanda Willis at 404-727-3264 or visit www.emory.edu/WHSC/MED/RESEARCH/INFORMATION/emcf.html.
Concert choir to sing in New York, Feb. 12–14
The Emory Concert Choir will perform in Lincoln Center’s Avery
Fisher Hall and at the historic Riverside Church in New York, Feb.
12–14. They were chosen to sing for the National Convention
of the American Choral Directors Association; more than 6,000 choral
directors from around the world attend the convention.
Last year, the well-traveled concert choir performed in Germany,
Poland and the Czech Republic.