Emory Report
March 27, 2006
Volume 58, Number 24


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March 27 , 2006
Around Campus

Hamilton lecture to feature former NO mayor
Marc Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League and former mayor of New Orleans, will deliver Emory’s annual Grace Towns Hamilton Lecture on Wednesday, April 5, at 7 p.m. in Glenn Auditorium.
Morial, who served as New Orleans’ mayor from 1994–2002 and before that in the Louisiana State Senate from 1992–94, plans to discuss recovery efforts in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina.

The Grace Towns Hamilton lecture series, sponsored by the Department of African American Studies, honors the life and legacy of Grace Towns Hamilton. A native Atlantan, Hamilton in 1966 became the first African American woman elected to a state legislature in the South and the first African American to be elected to the Georgia Legislature since Reconstruction.

The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, call 404-727-6847.

Emory ranks high among postdocs in survey
Emory has been named the top-ranked university and No. 4 institution overall in the The Scientist magazine’s 2006 survey of “Best Places to Work for Postdocs.”

Emory and Vanderbilt University (Nashville, Tenn.) were among the top 15 institutions overall, as well as the J. David Gladstone Institute (San Francisco), the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Seattle) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in North Carolina.

The survey invited magazine readers and registrants on The Scientist website who identified themselves as non-tenured life scientists to respond to a questionnaire of 46 criteria. The magazine ranked the top 35 institutions in North America and the top 35 outside the continent.