Emory Report
April 7, 2008
Volume 60, Number 26


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April 7, 2008
Take Note

Family Leave Act classes offered
Classes are scheduled on the Family Medical Leave Act to help faculty and staff understand the FMLA process, its legal requirements and how to complete the required reporting.

Three sessions in the 1599 Building have been scheduled: April 11 from 2 to 4 p.m.; April 23 from 10 a.m. to noon, and May 6 from 2 to 4 p.m. Seats available for each session are updated online several times a day.

To register, sign into the PeopleSoft Employee Self-Service at http://emoryhr.eu.emory.edu/ClassDescriptions/trainingcalendar.jsp.
Or call Randall Cumbaa at 404-727-1029.

Comments sought on urban design
A core principle of the Clifton Community Partnership’s Urban Design Guidelines is to improve accessibility and connectivity throughout the Clifton community by expanding transportation choices.

Join your neighbors on Saturday, April 12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Emory Presbyterian Church (1886 North Decatur Rd.) for the first design session of the Urban Design Guidelines project. The session will focus on pedestrian and bicycle lane enhancements on the north side of North Decatur Road, between Emory Presbyterian Church and the CSX rail line near Clairmont Road. Refreshments will be served.

Apply for grants in creativity and arts
The deadline for Emory College faculty, staff and students to apply for Emory College Center for Creativity & Arts project grants for summer and fall 2008 is April 18 at 4 p.m. The deadline to apply for CCA Future of Evolution Conference Project Grants is April 25 at 4 p.m.

“Out There Arts,” arts field trip grants for Emory College classes, residence halls and student groups, are reviewed on a rolling basis. Contact the CCA at creativity@emory.edu for more information.

Symposium to look at influenza
Researchers and investigators of influenza viral pathogenesis and immunology are encouraged to submit abstracts by April 15 for the “Immunobiology and Pathogenesis of Influenza Infection” symposium to be held June 1-3.

Nancy Cox, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Infection’s influenza division, will open the event with a keynote address.

Students and young scientists can apply for scholarships to cover the $300 cost.

For more information, contact Tanya Cassingham at 404-727-3450, tcassin@emory.edu.