Emory Report
August 25, 2008
Volume 61, Number 1



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August 25, 2008
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Turman Hall wins national distinction
Turman Hall has been named a “Dorm of Distinction” by University Business magazine.

The August issue of the publication for college and university administrators features residence halls designed to make students feel at home; foster a sense of community through interior and/or exterior spaces; help keep students and their belongings safe; and incorporate “green” elements in an aesthetically pleasing way.

Winners were selected by school size and type and Turman, a 130-bed, LEED-certified “Silver” hall, which opened in 2007, was chosen in the large private university category.

The magazine noted the architect’s goal of creating community rather than individual cocoons, and the student residents’ favorable reaction to the energy monitors and room occupancy sensors.

Work out later at Blomeyer
The Blomeyer Health Fitness Center is now open an extra three hours on both Saturdays and Sundays.
The expanded hours at the center for Emory faculty and staff are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the weekends. The change was prompted by a large number of member requests, says wellness coordinator Chernay Woods.
In addition, wellness staffers are now available on weekends for fitness assessments and equipment orientation, Woods says. Members can call during the week and set appointments for weekends.

The center hours during the week were also adjusted and are now 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday
and 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, she adds.

Commemorating smallpox’s end
The Emory Global Health Institute and veteran smallpox eradication workers are planning the formal commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the worldwide eradication of smallpox. The event will be held in May 2010 at the World Health Assembly of the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.

Planned are a worldwide design competition for a smallpox eradication monument to be installed at the entrance of the WHO headquarters in Geneva; a multimedia documentation of the history of smallpox eradication; and an international scientific symposium.

For further information contact: Rebecca Baggett at 404-727-1427, rbagget@emory.edu; or visit www.globalhealth.emory.edu/programs/facultyPrograms/sec2010.php.