Emory Report
December 3, 2007
Volume 60, Number 13

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December 3, 2007
Around Campus

Celebrate faculty books with ‘A Feast of Words’
The Academic Exchange is hosting a celebration of Emory faculty authors and editors of books published in 2007. The event will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 4:15 p.m. at Druid Hills Bookstore in Emory Village. Discounts on books will be available, as well as a brochure listing all known Emory faculty books of 2007. For information, contact Shannan Palma at 404-712-9497 or spalma@emory.edu.

McCall to give lecture at Margaret Mitchell House
Emory professor Nathan McCall will discuss his new book, “Them,” on Thursday, Dec. 6 at the Margaret Mitchell House & Museum Visitors Center. Set in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward neighborhood, the novel captures the dynamics of class and race in today's urban landscape. Admission is free for residents of Old Fourth Ward and Sweet Auburn neighborhoods. General admission is $10; $5 for Emory students, faculty and staff. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the discussion begins at 7 p.m. Books will be available for sale and signing.
For more information, visit www.gwtw.org.

ING Marathon discount offered for employees
An Emory team is now forming for the 2008 ING Georgia Marathon, Half Marathon and Wheelchair Half Marathon, set for March 30, 2008, in Centennial Olympic Park. Emory Healthcare is again a sponsor of the second annual event.

Register online by visiting www.georgiamarathon.com. Click the “Registration” link at the top of the page, and then click “Register Online GO!” Search for the team name “Emory” and register according to the prompts.
Emory employees who register before Dec. 31 will receive discounted registration fees. Starting Jan. 1, 2008, Emory employees will receive a $15 discount until the race closes.

Contact Lindsye Mitchell at lindsye.mitchell@emoryhealthcare.org to receive the discount code or for more information.

Biochemistry department announces '08 meetings
Mark your calendars for the sixth International GlycoT 2008 Symposium May 17–21, at the Emory Conference Center Hotel. The symposium features international experts in the area of studies on the roles of glycosyltransferases in generating the vast array of glycan structures found in the glycoconjugates from humans, animals, plants and microorganisms, along with the general biological functions of glycans. For more information, visit www.biochem.emory.edu/conferences/glycot.

Also on the horizon is the 2008 American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Symposium on the Glycobiology of Human Diseases set for Oct. 9–12, at the Conference Center. This is the first ASBMB symposium held independently of the organization’s annual meeting devoted to exploring the glycobiology of human diseases, including the roles of glycans and glycan binding proteins in development, cellular recognition, inflammation, innate and adaptive immunity, and infectious diseases.

Emory hosts discussion about Alzheimer's vaccines
A group of experts will gather at Emory on Thursday, Dec. 6 to discuss recent developments in Alzheimer's disease vaccine research. Presenters at the evening seminar, "Alzheimer's Disease Vaccines: a New Frontier in Alzheimer's Disease Research," will cover topics ranging from basic science discoveries to clinical trials of new vaccines. Members of the public are invited to attend and participate in a question-and-answer session with the panel of Emory health care professionals.

The seminar is sponsored by Emory’s Alzheimer's Disease Research Center and co-sponsored by the Georgia chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, the Yerkes National Primate Research Center and the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing.

The free event will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at the School of Nursing, Room 101. For more information, call 404-778-7777.