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April 28, 2008

Campus Life
The new “green” Turman Hall opened for 130 first-year students, and the AlcoholEdu awareness program was implemented for first-year students, fraternities and sororities. An external review of the Career Center was completed, and the Center for Student Leadership and Engagement was reorganized to better serve students. An endowment was established for the position of athletics and recreation director, and fundraising initiatives resulted in the purchase of two vans for Volunteer Emory to increase their access and service to the Atlanta community.

Emory Healthcare
Quality is at the heart of all Emory Healthcare initiatives. Inspiration and dedication to accomplish quality principles come from every corner of the organization. At a recent Quality Conference, national leaders and EHC employees focused on a comprehensive, ongoing quality initiative, working to ensure outstanding patient safety, outcomes and service. Poster presentations reflected quality projects initiated across EHC. A popular Quality Academy fosters discussion of best practices. From patient care to research to teaching, quality and performance define the future of EHC.

Michael C. Carlos Museum
As part of its Five Faiths Initiative, the Carlos Museum brought “Cradle of Christianity” and “Buddha in Paradise” to Emory and is in discussions about exhibitions on Islam and Buddhism. It hosted “Lost Kingdoms of the Nile,” reinstalled its African galleries and launched the redesigned Odyssey Online and a podcast series. The Carlos built its collections with acquisitions in Greek, Egyptian and Works on Paper, and this fall will bring to Atlanta the much-anticipated “Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs.”

Emory Libraries
The Emory University Libraries hosted readings by Salman Rushdie and Alice Walker, both of whom have placed their archives here. Fourteen U.S. poets, including Richard Wilbur, participated in a poetry celebration, and the first major exhibition of the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library was unveiled. On the e-frontier, the Libraries hosted a digital scholarship-digital libraries symposium; and announced a one-time distance-learning program for the master’s degree in library and information science. It’s the only North Georgia-based MLIS option accredited by the American Library Association.

Yerkes National Primate Research Center
Exploring new frontiers in science and technology was an underlying theme of “Bridging Immunology, Neuroscience and Imaging: New Strategies for Developing Vaccines for Infectious and Noninfectious Diseases.” Sponsored by Yerkes and the Emory Vaccine Center, this October 2007 conference explored links between vaccine development, assessments of cognitive functions and imaging technologies. Collaborations forged at the conference hold the promise of developing biological markers to track the effectiveness of all vaccines throughout the body.