March 17, 2003


URC call for submissions
Deadlines for the University Research Committee’s (URC) spring awards cycle are approaching on March 28, and the committee is seeking submissions for the Levy Scientific Research Award and a new award for meritorious research in dance, music, theater and visual arts.

The endowed Levy Award is given annually to both a junior and senior Emory faculty member to recognize outstanding scientific contributions. Recipients receive a monetary award and commemorative plaque, and are recognized during Commencement in May.

Individuals may be self-nominated or nominated by another faculty member. Nominations should include five copies each of a peer-reviewed paper published during 2001 or 2002, along with a brief description of the paper’s impact.

To complement the Levy Award, the URC’s performing and visual arts subcommittee has established a new award to recognize achievement in these fields. Candidates may self-nominate or be nominated by colleagues, and nomination materials should include a letter of recommendation, curriculum vitae and other supporting materials such as CDs, recordings, catalogs, videos, photographs, reviews, publications, etc.

Nominations for either award should be forwarded to the URC in G65 Rollins Research Building. For more information, call Melanie Kingston at 404-727-7503.

Law school to dedicate Hunter Atrium

On Friday, March 21, at 4 p.m. in a ceremony outside Tull Auditorium, the School of Law will dedicate the Howard O. Hunter Atrium, in honor of interim Provost (and former law school dean) Woody Hunter.

According to Roseanne Patton in the law school’s office of alumni relations and development, more than 200 law alumni and friends made contributions to honor Hunter by naming the popular and flexible space in Gambrell Hall after him. Hunter served as law dean from 1989–2001.

A reception will be held at 4:30 p.m. following the dedication. For more information, call 404-727-6696.

LGBT commission accepting nominations for 2003-04
The President’s Commission on LGBT Concerns is accepting nominations for faculty, staff, administrator, student and alumni members for the 2003–04 academic year.

The commission serves as a focus for matters of concern to LGBT persons across the University. To download a nomination form, visit

Completed forms must be submitted to the Office of LGBT Life in the Dobbs Center no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, March 21. Self-nominations are accepted.

For more information, contact Catherine Shiel at 404-712-8794 or

VE to host annual Lullwater run, March 22
Volunteer Emory (VE) is holding its annual 5K run/walk, “Get Fit To Volunteer,” Saturday, March 22, in Lullwater Park. Signups begin at 10 a.m., and proceeds will go to a variety of environmental organizations. The cost is $10 for nonstudents and $5 for students.

This year VE is partnering with Emory Recycles’ Reuse-a-Shoe campaign. Entrants or spectators who donate a pair of used athletic shoes for recycling will receive an Emory Recycles coffee cup.

For more information or to preregister, contact VE at 404-727-6269.

CME to hold short course, March 28–29
The School of Medicine’s Continuing Medical Education (CME) program will hold a symposium on “Office Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine and Spine Problems,” March 28–29 at the Doubletree Hotel at 3340 Peachtree Road in Buckhead.

The conference, designed for physicians and other health care professionals who treat musculoskeletal injuries incurred in active patient populations, is worth 15 hours of CME credit. Tuition of $175 includes a continental breakfast and refreshments, course syllabus, Friday evening cocktail reception and other amenities.

For more information, contact Pruett Roof in the Department of Orthopaedics at

Executive MBA Open House set for March 20

The Executive MBA Program will host an open house in Goizueta Business School, Thursday, March 20, from 6:15–8 p.m. Rich Makadok, associate professor of organization and management will be the faculty presenter.

For more information, contact Allison Malinowski at 404-727-8124.