Emory Report
November 12, 2007
Volume 60, Number 11

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November 12, 2007
Around Campus

Emory athletics taking Hall of Fame nominations
The Athletics and Recreation Department is accepting nominations for its 2008 Hall of Fame class. The honorees will be inducted during 2008 Homecoming Weekend.

The application deadline for submitting nominations is April 1, 2008. Athletes, coaches, administrators and others who have made outstanding contributions to Emory athletics are eligible for induction.

The Emory Sports Hall of Fame was established in 1989 by the Association of Emory Alumni and the Department of Athletics and Recreation. The nomination form can be found at www.go.emory.edu.
For more information, contact Joyce Jaleel at 404-727-6557.

Apply for professional development funding
The President’s Commission on Race and Ethnicity is offering its annual grant for faculty and professional staff of color.

Through its Professional Development Fund, PCORE will award 10 to 12 grants of about $300 each to reimburse faculty or staff members for professional conference or training expenses.

The conference or seminar must take place between Jan. 1 and July 31, 2008.

The deadline for submitting applications is Dec. 8 and applications are available at

For additional information, e-mail lisa.smith@emory.edu or jsnarey@emory.edu.

Emory’s Evening MBA ranked No. 2 in nation
In BusinessWeek’s first ranking of part-time (evening) MBA programs, Goizueta Business School ranks No. 2 among all evening MBA programs in the nation and No. 1 in the Southeast.

BusinessWeek’s ranking of part-time MBA programs is based on program selectivity, quality of the program and student feedback. Goizueta’s Evening MBA Program received an “A” in teaching quality, was named “best for career switchers,” and was ranked No. 2 in student satisfaction.

“Earning an MBA from Goizueta Business School is a challenging endeavor for students who work full-time,” said Susan Gilbert, associate dean of the Evening MBA Program. “They now realize, even more, that their investment is paying off.”

Give blood, save a life
In an effort to spread awareness about the vital need for emergency community blood supplies and public donations, Emory Healthcare and Emory University are once again partnering with the American Red Cross in the "Save-A-Life” partnership program. Last year Emory collected 1,821 pints of blood, which can potentially save more than 5,460 lives.

The second year of the program is in full swing. Visit www.givelife.org to find out more.
Upcoming blood drives will be held on Nov. 13 at Wesley Woods; Nov. 14 at the Finance and Administration office on 1599 Clifton Rd.; Nov. 19 at Goizueta Business School; and Nov. 26 at the School of Nursing.

Rwandan panel to feature Andrew Young Nov. 27
The 1994 Rwanda genocide and its impact on Rwanda's present and future development will take center stage during a panel discussion on "Beyond Hollywood's Rwanda: Truth and Justice, Security and Development." The event will feature former Atlanta Mayor and U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young and Rwanda Ambassador to the U.S. James Kimonyo. The program is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. in Glenn Memorial Auditorium.

Other panelists include: Emory's Deborah Lipstadt, Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish and Holocaust Studies; Virginia State University business professor Egide Karuranga, a survivor of the genocide; and University of North Dakota law professor Gregory Gordon, formerly at the Department of Justice Criminal Division's Office of Special Investigations, where he helped investigate and prosecute Rwandan war criminals. Conference themes will be highlighted with selected video clips from several films and interviews.

The event is sponsored by the Rollins School of Public Health, the Health, Culture, and Society Program, and GoodWorks International, a consulting firm founded by Young to foster long-term economic development in Africa. For more information, visit www.rzhrg.org.