Emory Report
February 12, 2007
Volume 59, Number 19

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February 12, 2007
Around Campus

Emory’s doctoral programs rank high in productivity
Fourteen of Emory’s doctoral programs ranked in the top 10 for scholarly productivity according to the 2005 Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index. Produced by Academic Analytics and reported in The Chronicle of Higher Education, the index surveys the productivity of faculty among 7,294 doctoral programs across the country. Faculty productivity is measured using data variables assessing publication activity, federal-grant funding, and honors and awards.

In the Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, for example, five programs ranked in the top five nationally for faculty productivity. In the nursing school, the Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index awarded Emory’s faculty the highest marks among the top 10 nursing programs for citations per faculty and per paper.
Kenneth Hepburn, the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing’s associate dean for research, said, “The high level of citation indicates our faculty’s expertise and leadership reach broadly to important audiences, and in turn they have a great measure of influence.”

Emory’s doctoral programs in business and the humanities also placed high in the rankings.

Law library hosts ‘Meet the Authors’ reception
On Thursday, Feb. 22, from 4–5:30 p.m., the MacMillan Law Library will host the third annual “Meet the Authors” reception, honoring Emory law faculty who have published books during 2006. Speakers will include Robin Schreiber, associate dean for library services and professor of law, and David Partlett, dean of the law school.

The reception, which is open to all members of the Emory community, will be held on the entrance level of MacMillan Law Library. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Robin Schreiber at rschreiber@law.emory.edu or 404-727-6983.