Emory Report
November 26, 2007
Volume 60, Number 12

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November 26, 2007
Around Campus

Community meeting: Rollins expansion
Emory is hosting a community meeting for neighbors and Emory faculty and staff who are interested in the expansion of Rollins School of Public Health building. The new facility, to be named the Claudia Nance Rollins building, will be located behind the two Rollins buildings that face Clifton Road and will have access from Michael Street. Emory is applying for a DeKalb County special land use permit to increase the height of the new building from five stories to nine stories.

The community meeting will be held on Monday, Nov. 26 at 7 p.m., in the Rita Anne Rollins room of the Grace Crum Rollins building at 1440 Clifton Rd.

Center for Women seeking ‘Unsung Heroines’
The advisory board of the Center for Women is seeking nominations for the 11th annual Unsung Heroine Awards. Previous winners are women who have challenged sexism, blazed trails in previously male-dominated environments, or done significant community service work in the promotion of safety, justice and equity for girls or women. Heroines can be undergraduate or graduate students, alumni, faculty, administrators, staff or retirees.

The letter of nomination must be received by midnight on Nov. 28. In order for nomination to be considered, the letter must include name, department and daytime phone number of the nominee and nominator, the nominee’s category and a thorough description of why the nominee should be considered for this award. For more information, contact Sasha Smith at nasmit2@emory.edu or call 404-727-2001.

Energy competition sparks reduction in use
In October Emory put its residence halls to the test to see which one could reduce its total energy usage during the month. The University’s first residence hall energy competition resulted in saving the equivalent of 27 barrels of oil and reduced CO2 emissions by 43,000 pounds.

The winning residence halls were Dobbs Hall, with an 8.5 percent reduction of energy, and Trimble Hall, with a 25 percent reduction of energy. All eight residence halls reduced their energy consumption significantly from September and the total energy saved was enough electricity to power Dobbs Hall for one month.

The prize-winning students were given an expense-paid trip to the Georgia Aquarium, courtesy of Cliff. The competition was sponsored by Emory’s Office of Sustainability Initiatives.

Preview plans for a community makeover
Join Emory and the Clifton Community Partnership at a special community open house to review the final draft of the proposed urban design guidelines for streets and areas around Emory's campus. The CCP, Emory and hundreds of community members have contributed comments and ideas over the past year that are included in this draft. Take a peek at what the main streets and public spaces in our community might look like under these new design ideas. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. at Miller Ward Alumni House. The draft guidelines are also posted on www.cliftoncommunitypartnership.com.

Using new media tools to communicate, collaborate
Marketing and communication professionals throughout the Southeast gathered at Emory on Nov. 15 for a conference titled “Executing Social Media.” Sponsored by Communitelligence and hosted by Emory and Coca-Cola, the two-day event explored how organizations can leverage social media: blogging, RSS, podcasting, online video, virtual communities and consumer generated content.

Among the presenters was Emory’s Alan Cattier, director of academic technologies, who explored why it is important for organizations to tap into new media.

Attendee Paula Londe, Emory marketing manager, found the tips she learned to be relevant to her work with undergraduate recruitment. “It was a great chance for me to learn about technology and explore ways to apply them to the brand experience,” she said.

Road work update: Houston Mill
DeKalb County has notified Emory that it will conduct repairs to the Houston Mill bridge on Houston Mill Road. These repairs will likely occur over yet-to-be-determined weekends in December. Visit www.construction.emory.edu for updates on this construction.