Emory Report
April 18, 2005
Volume 58, Number 27


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April 18, 2005
Around Campus

The 2005 Emory Vendor Expo, featuring products and services available at discounted rates to Emory offices as well as individual members of the community, will take place Monday, April 25, from
11 a.m.–4 p.m. at the Emory Conference Center.

The expo showcases this year’s preferred vendors as well as a select number of other contract suppliers. Refreshments will be served, and preregistered attendees will be eligible for door prizes.

The expo is open to all faculty and staff; the event is free, but preregistration is encouraged. Shuttles will depart from the Dobbs Center every 15 minutes. For more information, visit http://epic.emory.edu/main-eve2005.htm.

Jim Grimsley, senior writer in residence with the creative writing program, is one of eight authors to receive the 2005 Academy Award in Literature.

Given by the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the award recognizes “writers of exceptional accomplishment in any genre.” Grimsley will be presented with the award in New York on May 18 at the academy’s annual ceremonial.

Grimsley is no stranger to awards. In 1995 he won the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction following the publication of his first novel, Winter Birds. In 1997 he was named Georgia Author of the Year.

In addition to his novels, Grimsley has written plays, short stories and essays for a variety of publications. He is playwright-in-residence at the About Face Theatre in Chicago.