Emory Report
September 17, 2007
Volume 60, Number 4

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September 17, 2007
Around Campus

Emory baseball to be honored by the Braves
The Emory baseball team will be honored by the Atlanta Braves, prior to the Braves’ game against the Florida Marlins on Monday, Sept. 17 at Turner Field, for Emory’s performance during the 2007 season.

As part of the ceremony, Emory’s head coach Mike Twardoski will serve as a Braves honorary team captain, taking part in the lineup exchange, along with the managers and umpires at the start of the game. The public address announcer will introduce Twardoski before the exchange, and he will be featured on the “Braves Vision” screen. Twardoski led the Eagles to a second-place finish at the 2007 Division III World Series, with a program-best 43–10 record.

Osher Lifelong Learning center to hold open house
Emory’s Center for Lifelong Learning is celebrating the new name and new look of its Academy for Retired Professionals, now the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, with an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday, Sept. 17.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is housed in Building J of the Center for Lifelong Learning headquarters on the Briarcliff Campus. Renovations to the suite were made possible by a $100,000 grant from the Bernard Osher Foundation to support the growth of the Center’s continuing education programming, specifically for senior learners and retirees. The open house will be from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and light refreshments will be served.

For information, contact Mary Callahan at 404-727-5483.

State of the University Address set for Sept. 25
President Jim Wagner will deliver his annual “State of the University” to the campus community on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 4:30 p.m. in Cox Hall Ballroom.

A town hall forum and reception will follow. The event will also be Web cast on the University home page at

Sheth to discuss China and India’s global impact
A leading scholar in the field of marketing Goizueta Business School’s Charles H. Kellstadt Professor of Marketing Jagdish Sheth, will speak Wednesday, Sept. 19, on the subject of his book “The Rise of Chindia (China and India) and its Global Impact.”

The author of more than 200 books and research papers in the areas of marketing and business strategy, Sheth has worked for numerous industries and companies worldwide as an adviser and as a seminar leader.
Sponsored by the Halle Institute for Global Learning, the lecture will be held at 4:15 p.m. in Goizueta Business School’s Boynton Auditorium.

Bike better at Bike Emory’s effective cycling class
Bike Emory is offering a safety and maintenance class for cyclists on Saturday, Sept. 22 from
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 220 White Hall. The class is $20, which usually costs $60 but Bike Emory is covering the difference. Participants should bring their bike and helmet to class.

The course will cover basic bicycle maintenance, how to gain control of the bike when making sudden stops, commuter cycling tips, nighttime riding, seasonal and inclement riding, connections to transit, parking and security.

The class is also being offered on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through the Clifton Corridor Traffic Management Association.

To sign up, visit http://www.bike.emory.edu/.

Filmmakers seek interview subject for documentary
Atlanta-based filmmaker David Lewis and crew are currently filming a documentary on campus to support Emory’s new psychology building. The filmmakers are seeking a person or family who has been directly helped by the psychology department’s training clinic or clinical research to show how the department benefits the Atlanta community. Lewis is enlisting the Emory community’s help in identifying or recommending someone who is willing to come forward and tell their story.

For more information, contact Lewis at 404-687-8430 or david@davidlewistv.com.

Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity to return to Emory
Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity is re-establishing a chapter at Emory that was originally chartered in 1912. It will be the fraternity’s first presence on campus in more than 50 years.

A Pi Kappa Phi expansion team will spend four weeks recruiting men to be re-founding fathers of the chapter at Emory. As re-founding fathers, the men will build the chapter from the ground up — making their own decisions, setting their own rules and starting their own traditions.

The Pi Kappa Phi expansion team is hosting a series of informational presentations for male students interested in starting the chapter. Meetings will be held Sept. 18–19; Sept. 25–26 and Oct. 2 at 7:03 p.m. in Room 362 of the Dobbs Center.

For more information, visit http://expansion.pikapp.org or e-mail emory@pikapp.org.