Emory Report
September 24, 2007
Volume 60, Number 5

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September 24, 2007
Around Campus

University Research Committee to present Levy Award
The University Research Committee is holding the annual Albert E. Levy Award ceremony and reception on Oct. 3, at 4 p.m. in Room 130 Medical Administration Building. URC recipients for the 2006–07 academic year will also be honored.

Two awards are presented each year to recognize the outstanding contributions by Emory faculty members to the scientific community through peer-reviewed journal publications. One award will be presented to a junior faculty member, the other to a senior faculty member.

For more information, contact Melanie Kingston in the URC office at 404-727-7503.

Symposium to discuss impact of digital media
The Council on Library and Information Resources, the University and Emory Libraries are hosting the 2007 Digital Scholarship/Digital Libraries Symposium on Nov. 2 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Emory Conference Center Silverbell Pavilion. The symposium will explore the emerging synergy between faculty members and librarians who are jointly expressing knowledge in innovative ways through digital scholarship and library systems.

Topics to be addressed include the transformational impact of digital media on scholarly communication, the roles that digital library systems undertake to build and sustain a scholarly cyberinfrastructure and strategies for successful collaboration among faculty, librarians and technologists.

Register before Oct. 1 and receive a discounted price. For more information, visit www.metascholar.org/events/2007/dsdl/program.php.

Sustainable Food Fair will feature local farmers, restaurants
The fall 2007 Sustainable Food Fair is being set for Friday, Sept. 28 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Asbury Circle. Sponsored by the Office of Sustainability Initiatives, the event will foster a better understanding of sustainable foods by giving students the opportunity to interact with local farmers, organic and sustainable markets and restaurants.

The fair supports the University’s goal of valuing connection to place, encouraging time in the out of doors, and teaching about stewardship of our ecosystem, beginning with students’ and employees’ first moments on campus.

Various local farms and restaurants will be represented, including Gaia Gardens, located in the East Lake Commons near Decatur.

For more information, contact Peggy Barlett at pbarlett@emory.edu.

Japanese relations focus of Oct. 1 symposium
Emory and the Center for Professional Exchange present, on Monday, Oct. 1, “Japan, Moving Toward a More Advanced Knowledge Economy, and the Future of Cross-Pacific Cooperation.”

Find out what the experts think about the role Japan will play in world affairs, and how Emory intends to prepare students to be a part of it. The mini-symposium will be held from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in 207 White Hall.
Speakers include Vice Provost for Academic Initiatives and Deputy to the Provost Santa Ono; Mark Ravina, a Japanese history specialist and director of the Emory East Asian Studies Program; Tsutomu Shibata of the World Bank Institute; Tom Oku with the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ; and Yukio Tada of the Center for Professional Exchange.

The event is supported by the Japan Foundation, Center for Global Partnership and the Nissho Iwai Foundation, in collaboration with the World Bank Institute and the provost’s office.

Lecture, film look at the reality of schizophrenia
The Center for Behavioral Neuroscience is presenting a lecture and film screening of “A Beautiful Mind” on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 6:45 p.m. at Fernbank Museum of Natural History.

Elaine Walker, Emory professor of psychology and neuroscience, and a leading researcher funded by the National Institutes of Mental Health, will use the award-winning movie to illustrate what neuroscience has learned about schizophrenia, an often-misunderstood mental illness.

For more information or to reserve a seat, call 404-929-6400 or visit www.fernbank museum.org.