Emory Report
January 14, 2008
Volume 60, Number 15

“Acclaim” recognizes the accomplishments of faculty and staff. Listings may include awards and prizes; election to boards and societies; and similarly notable accomplishments at Emory or in the wider community. Emory Report relies on submissions for this column. Contact: kim.urquhart@emory.edu.


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January 14, 2008

Betty Willis, senior associate vice president for governmental and community affairs, will serve as the incoming vice chair of the Regional Business Coalition. The RBC is a multi-county partnership of chambers of commerce and business organizations that advocates for solutions that improve metro Atlanta’s quality of life and economic vitality.

Separately, Willis was recognized as a “Notable Georgian” in the January 2008 issue of GeorgiaTrend Magazine.

Eric Goldstein, associate professor of history and Jewish studies, is a finalist for the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature. Goldstein was selected for this honor on the basis of his first book, “The Price of Whiteness: Jews, Race and American Identity.”

Administered by the Jewish Book Council, the $100,000 prize honors an emerging author in the field of Jewish literature who has written a book of exceptional literary merit.

Jason Schneider, assistant professor at Emory School of Medicine, was recently inaugurated as national president of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association. Schneider is associate medical director of the Primary Care Center at Grady Memorial Hospital.

The GLMA works to ensure equality in health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals and health care professionals.

Ronald Schuchard earned the ninth Morton N. Cohen Award for a Distinguished Edition of Letters for “The Collected Letters of W. B. Yeats,” volume four.

The award is presented biennially by the Modern Language Association of America. Schuchard, Goodrich C. White Professor of English, and co-editor John Kelly of Oxford University received a cash award at the association’s annual convention in Chicago.