Emory Report
October 22, 2007
Volume 60, Number 8

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October 22, 2007
Around Campus

Nominate honorary degree recipients
The deadline for honorary degree nominations — to be presented at the 2009 Commencement — is Friday,
Nov. 9. Faculty, staff, students and alumni can nominate distinguished candidates by submitted nomination letters via the Web site at www.emory.edu/SECRETARY/HonoraryDegrees/, e-mail at honorarydegrees@emory.edu, or USPS mail at Honorary Degree Nominations, Emory University, Office of the Vice President and Secretary of the University, Administration Building 407, Mail Stop # 1000/001/1AN, Atlanta, GA 30322.

All nomination letters should address the following: What are the nominee’s achievements that would merit this honor? Why is it particularly fitting for Emory to honor this nominee? Would an honorary degree from Emory have any special significance for this nominee? Would the award have any special significance or meaning for graduating students?

Workshop offers training in conflict management
The National Coalition Building Institute at Emory and the Office of Community and Diversity are hosting a three-day Train-the-Trainer workshop, aimed at teaching skills such as ending discrimination through leadership, reducing inter-group conflict and building multi-group coalitions.

The workshop runs Oct. 31 to Nov. 2, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The registration fee is $250, with discounts for groups registering together. Scholarships are available for Emory students and staff. The workshop will be held at 1599 Clifton Rd. in Room 5C and participants are asked to check in from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on Oct. 31.

For more information, visit www.ncbi.org.

Levy awards recognize faculty research
The Albert E. Levy Faculty Awards for Excellence in Scientific Research, administered by the University Research Committee, recognize outstanding research contributions of Emory faculty members. Jack Arbiser, Diana Robertson and Gilbert Kersch were selected as the 2007 award winners for their scientific contributions.

Arbiser ’83C is associate professor of dermatology. His research on signaling pathways was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.

Robertson is professor of organization and management in the Goizueta Business School. Working with professors throughout the University, Robertson used functional magnetic resonance imaging and contextually standardized, real life moral issues to investigate neural activations associated with sensitivity to moral issues.

Kersh is assistant professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. His research has focused on understanding the mechanisms by which the body produces T cells, the lymphocytes that are required for adaptive immune responses.

Alumni honored for accomplishments
Three of Emory’s most distinguished and dedicated graduates received Emory College’s highest alumni honor during Homecoming Weekend at the Distinguished Alumni and Faculty Awards Dinner. Honorees are recognized for their accomplishments in service to the University or to the community, or achievements in his or her profession.

Jake Ward ’33C–’36G, who dedicated much of his career to the University as dean of alumni and former vice president and dean of faculties and dean of the undergraduate liberal arts college, received the 2007 Distinguished Faculty Emeriti Award. Wendy Rosenberg Nadel ’82C, co-founder of Volunteer Emory and an Emory College Alumni Board member, and David Bray ’01C–’04PH, recognized for his contributions to public health, were the 2007 recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award.

Celebrate Halloween at Jake’s Open House
Dean of Alumni Jake Ward ’33C–’36G invites the entire Emory community to join him at the Jake’s Open House Annual Halloween party, from 6–8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26. The event, sponsored by the Association of Emory Alumni and the Emory Annual Fund, will take place at the Miller-Ward Alumni House and offer family-friendly activities including a costume parade. For more information, call 404-727-6200.

Horowitz to speak Oct. 24
Emory College Republicans are sponsoring Terrorism Awareness Week on Oct. 22–26, headlined by David Horowitz who will deliver a lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 8 p.m. in White Hall 208. The conservative commentator is expected to speak about Islamic radicalism.

For more information, contact Ben Clark at bdclark@learnlink.emory.edu.