July 18, 2005
RECYCLING REPORT CARD
Emory Recycles announced that it processed 134 tons—that’s 268,693 pounds, to be exact. Though it may not hurtle them up the U.S. News & World Report rankings, the top three Emory units in terms of recycled content are Woodruff Library (4,466 pounds), Goizueta Business School (4,118 pounds) and the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing (3,794 pounds).
One final tidbit: Over the 2004–05 academic year, Emory Recycles and Building Services coordinated to help faculty, staff and students recycle a total of 676 tons of paper—that equates to saving some 11,395 trees, according to Emory Recycles Coordinator Claire Wall, as well as a substantial energy savings since producing one ton of recycled paper requires only 60 percent of that needed to make a ton of virgin paper.
“Remember,” Wall said, “there are two sides to every sheet of paper; if you only use one side, stick the other side in your printer for printing out drafts.”
WOMEN NEEDED FOR POLYCYSTIC OVARY STUDY
Emory researchers are conducting a study of women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), a common disorder that causes irregular or missing menstrual periods and anovulation—the inability to develop and produce eggs.
Needed are 12 nonsmoking women with PCOS between the ages of 18 and 35, who have five or fewer menstrual periods a year, and are of normal body weight for their height.
The study will be conducted over 22 weeks, and eligible women who complete the study may receive up to $400 for their time. For more information, call 404-727-9835.