February 16, 2004

Around Campus

Ravina to speak on The Last Samurai
Mark Ravina, associate professor of history, will discuss and sign copies of his book, The Last Samurai: The Life and Battles of Saigo Takamori, on Thursday, Feb. 19. The event, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 6 p.m. in Woodruff Library's Jones Room. For more information, call 404-727-7620.

CBN earns $17.3M grant from NSF
The Center for Behavioral Neuroscience (CBN), of which Emory is a member, has been awarded a $17.3 million, five-year grant renewal from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to assist in the center's research mission.

Since its founding in 1999, the CBN has conducted breakthrough research in four basic areas of social behavior: fear, aggression, affiliation and reproduction.

CBN is a consortium of eight metro Atlanta colleges and universities with more than 90 neuroscientists. Georgia State University is the lead institution and is joined by Emory, Georgia Tech and the five schools of the Atlanta University Center.

2004 Heroines to be sung, Feb. 24 at Miller-Ward
The Women's Center will host the 2004 Unsung Heroines Awards on Tuesday, Feb. 24, starting at 5:30 p.m. in Miller-Ward Alumni House.

The event is meant to honor Emory women who have gone relatively unrecognized for outstanding contributions to the University. Being honored this year are Piper Beatty (undergraduate student), Jenny Higgins (graduate student), Kristen Looney (staff), Donna Jean Brogan (faculty) and Patricia Boyle (alumna).

Also being recognized posthumously is Sidney Fleming, longtime associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences. Fleming was the only woman in her class when she graduated from the School of Medicine in 1964. She died last February at age 64.