Emory Report
Oct. 16, 2006
Volume 59, Number 7


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Oct. 16, 2006
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Emory honored for providing legal expertise
Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta, an organization that matches transactional lawyers with local nonprofits in need of free legal counsel, presented its 2006 Corporation of the Year Award to Emory for its contributions of time and legal expertise in helping Atlanta area nonprofits.

“Emory is part of a larger community, and we are privileged as members of the legal profession and the Emory community to do our part to help make the larger community a better and more just place to be,” said Emory Senior Vice President and General Counsel Kent Alexander.

The awards were presented during Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta’s one-year anniversary reception on Tuesday, Oct. 3. Associate general counsels Chris Kellner, Faith Knight and Melinda Simon were recognized for their work.

PCORE offers grant to faculty and staff
The President’s Commission on Race and Ethnicity (PCORE) is offering its annual grant for minority faculty and professional staff. Through its Professional Development Fund, PCORE will award 10 to 12 stipends of about $300 for individuals to attend professional conferences or seminars.

Priority consideration will be afforded to those actively participating as presenters at their specified events, those who have not previously received an award, and to junior tenure-track faculty members. The conference or seminar must take place between Dec. 15, 2006 and July 31, 2007.

Applications are available at http://www.pcore.emory.edu/professionaldevelopmentfund.htm and must be submitted by Nov. 15.

For information, contact Jennifer Crabb at jcrabb@emory.edu.