Emory Report
May 7, 2007
Volume 59, Number 30

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May 7, 2007
Around Campus

Pulitzer winner Trethewey to give public reading
Natasha Trethewey, associate professor of English/creative writing at Emory and winner
of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry, will give a public reading at 8:15 p.m., Tuesday, May 8, at Goizueta Business School auditorium, room 130. A reception and book-signing will follow. The free event is sponsored by Emory’s Program in Creative Writing, the Department of English, Emory College and the University.
Trethewey will read from her Pulitzer Prize-winning third collection, “Native Guard,” in which national experience — some of the “forgotten” history of the Civil War — intersects with the poet’s personal experience as a native of Mississippi.

Emory junior receives 32K Beinecke scholarship
Emory student John Devlin has been selected as one of only 22 college juniors across the country to receive a $32,000 Beinecke Scholarship for graduate study. The Beinecke Scholarship Program seeks to enable highly motivated students to pursue opportunities available to them and to be courageous in the selection of a graduated course of study.

Devlin, a junior from Bronxville, N.Y., is a music and Latin double major. He is a Robert W. Woodruff Scholar, Emory’s highest merit scholar award. In 2006, he was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.

New trustee named
Emory University’s Board of Trustees and the Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference of the United Methodist Church have approved the nomination of C. Robert Henrikson ’72L as an alumni trustee. Henrikson is chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer of MetLife Inc., the largest life insurer in the U.S. and a leading provider of insurance and financial services to more than 70 million customers worldwide. He will begin his six-year term at the board’s June 7 meeting.

Henrikson received his J.D. from Emory University School of Law and also serves as a member of the law school council. He resides in Connecticut with his wife of 30 years, Mary, and they have two sons, one of whom is an Emory College and Emory School of Law graduate.