Emory Report
August 4, 2008
Volume 60, Number 36



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August 4, 2008

Beth Corrie ’96T–’02G received the Eleanor Richardson Award from the Methodist Federation for Social Action.

Corrie is the interim director of the Youth Theological Initiative and a lecturer in youth education and peacebuilding.

She received the award at the North Georgia UMC Annual Conference for peace work related to the Middle East.

Charles Shanor, professor of law, was elected to the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. He will be inducted as a Fellow of the College in a Sept. 13 ceremony in Denver.

Fellows of the College study professional ethics in the practice of labor and employment law and work to improve the quality of labor and employment legal services.

Donald Stein, Asa G. Candler Professor of Emergency Medicine, has been named by Ladies Home Journal as one of four winners of the Health Breakthrough Award for 2008.

The honorees are featured in the August 2008 issue of Ladies Home Journal.

Stein, director of Emory’s Department of Emergency Medicine Brain Research Laboratory, has pioneered discoveries regarding the neuroprotective effect of the hormone progesterone following traumatic brain injury.

Natasha Trethewey, Phyllis Wheatley Distinguished Chair in English, was honored July 29 as Georgia
Woman of the Year by the Georgia Commission on Women.

Trethewey is being honored for her accomplishments, including winning the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry.
Her father, Eric Trethewey, who is also a poet and a professor at Hollins University, was the guest speaker at the event.