Emory Report
February 25, 2008
Volume 60, Number 21

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February 25, 2008
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Contest to spark use reduction
Emory will hold its first University-wide energy competition among buildings from March 1–31. The winning building will be based on the greatest reduction in energy use from March 2007 compared to March 2008.

Sustainability representatives have been identified for the major buildings on campus and will provide tips on reducing energy use.

The winning building will receive $1,000, from the Office of Sustainability Initiatives, to spend on a sustainability-related prize of its choice.

Health care forum on diversity, ethics
The complexity and diversity of today’s health care environment challenges providers and complicates ethical issues for families and patients.

This topic will be addressed when Emory’s Center for Ethics and Health Care Ethics Consortium of Georgia present panelists including author Anne Fadiman and Emory’s new director of the Center for Ethics, Paul Root Wolpe. Wolpe begins his position at Emory Aug. 1.

“When Cultures Clash: Embracing Differences in Ethical Decision Making” will be held Feb. 29-March 1 at the Emory Conference Center Hotel.

Fadiman chronicled the trials of an epileptic Hmong child and her family and the unbreachable gulf between the Hmong and U.S. medical systems. Fadiman’s keynote address is free and open to the public. A limited number of scholarships are available to students in related degree-granting programs.

For registration or more information, visit www.hcecg.org.

Biochemistry to host symposiums
The Department of Biochemistry is hosting two upcoming symposiums.

The 6th International GlycoT 2008 Symposium on May 17- 20 features experts on the roles of glycosyltransferases and general biological functions of glycans.

Early bird registration deadline is March 1. To register, see www.biochem.emory.edu/conferences/glycot/.
On Oct. 9-12, the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Symposium on the Glycobiology of Human Diseases — the first ASBMB symposium held independently of an annual meeting — will explore the glycobiology of human diseases.

Both symposiums will be at the Emory Conference Center Hotel.