Emory Report
April 21, 2008
Volume 60, Number 28


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April 21, 2008
Take Note

New mail services selection near
Emory’s efforts to streamline and improve its mail services have entered a final phase.
Three of the five mail services companies that answered Emory’s request for proposals were invited back for a last round of vendor presentations in April. The finalists will be selected following these presentations.

Emory receives more than 30 million pieces of inbound mail each year. Currently, several different vendors provide mail services to different divisions at Emory. That will change as current vendor contracts expire this summer, and the University consolidates these services in order to enable better coordination and management of the operation.

Faculty writers can join new program
The Office of the Provost is accepting applications for the summer 2008 Faculty Writers Program. With the goal of supporting and encouraging intellectual community, this new program will sponsor peer-facilitated writing groups for 15 faculty members in the humanities and social sciences.

Small, interdisciplinary writing groups will provide support for, and feedback on, all aspects of the scholarly writing process. An online discussion board allows participants to keep a daily log of their writing progress and receive feedback.

Submit applications by April 30. For details on how to apply, contact Stacia Brown, stacia.brown@emory.edu, or visit http://www.emory.edu/PROVOST/facultydevelopment/event_facultywritinggroup.php.

Racing legend’s wife promotes screenings
The wife of a NASCAR racing legend who died last year from complications of head and neck cancer will be at Emory Crawford Long Hospital on April 21 to promote the importance of early detection through screening for the cancers.

A free screening for oral, head and neck cancer will be held that day from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Emory Voice Center of the hospital. A second one is planned for April 25, from 1-4 p.m. at the Emory Clinic B in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery suite.

Call Emory HealthConnection at 404-778-7777 to sign up for either screening for cancers of the oral cavity, larynx and pharynx.

“It doesn’t hurt; it’s free; and the 10 minutes it takes to do it could save your life,” said Lori Hamilton, whose husband Bobby Hamilton was the 2004 Craftsman Truck Series champion and four-time winner of the NASCAR Cup series.