March 1, 2004


Storm fells tree, damages Mizell Bridge
High winds during last week's winter storm caused a 75-foot-tall oak tree to split at its base and fall onto Mizell Bridge near the Carlos Museum.

Facilities Management crews estimated the tree fell between 3-5 a.m. the morning of Feb. 26. Though it caused no structural damage to the roughly 80-year-old bridge, the tree did destroy a section of concrete railing. FM personnel and Emory police closed the bridge to pedestrian and vehicular traffic, but Project Manager Daniel Cook anticipated reopening the bridge the next day, Friday, Feb. 27. The tree, which measured 36 inches in diameter at its base, could not be saved and was removed.

"That old bridge took a good whack and handled it well," Cook said. "I'm just glad the tree was so close to it; if the tree had been back another 30 or 40 feet [and had more distance to fall], we might have had problems."

Jimmy Powell, superintendent of roads and grounds, said he received reports that a large magnolia tree in Lullwater also fell during the storm.

HR hosts March 19 job fair
Faculty interested in participating in Human Resources' (HR's) Research Job Fair should register at by 5 p.m., March 12.

The fair will be held Monday, March 19, in Cox Hall from 9 a.m.-noon and from 1-4 p.m. The fair is designed to help faculty fill current or anticipated research openings in the labs by giving the opportunity to conduct face-to-face interviews with interested applicants.   The fair focuses on the following positions: research specialist, research specialist lead, research specialist senior and postdoctoral positions. For more information, contact Randall Cumbaa at 404-727-7191.


Spring break for ER
Emory Report will not publish during the week of March 8 dure to spring break. ER will resume publication on March 15.