Emory Report
November 28, 2005
Volume 58, Number 12


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November 28, 2005
Around Campus

Disability studies seminar to be held next May
Provost Earl Lewis will convene a two-day faculty seminar, May 22 & 23, 2006, on disability studies, and has issued a call for applications.

The seminar aims to integrate the analysis of disability in scholarship and teaching within all of Emory’s schools and units. The seminar will feature guest lectures from disability-studies scholars, and participants will receive stipends to revise syllabi or develop new courses.

The deadline for applications is Feb. 15, 2006, and there will be a seminar follow-up in September 2006. Applicants should send a one-paragraph description of how disability may be related to their scholarship or teaching to Julie Turner (mturner9@emory.edu). For more information, contact either Nancy Eiesland in theology (neiesla@emory.edu) or Rosemarie Garland-Thomson in women’s studies (rgarlan@emory.edu).

SON shares grant to train nursing faculty
The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing is sharing in a $1.5 million grant from the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation that will partner the school with the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) School of Nursing in a doctoral program for nursing.

MCG will receive $995,000 to support its new nursing doctoral program, and Emory will receive another $500,000 that will allow University faculty to enroll in the MCG program via distance learning. MCG faculty will in return participate in Emory’s postgraduate program for clinical educators.

The first cohort of doctoral students—13 MCG nursing faculty—began this year. Over the next two years, class size is expected to increase to 20–30 students.