Emory Report
March 17, 2008
Volume 60, Number 23


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March 17, 2008
Take Note

Sharpen computer security know-how
How to protect yourself from e-mails from criminals trying to steal personal information or infect and take over computers is the topic of this year’s Information Security Awareness Mini-Conference.

“Protecting Your Emory Information Resources” provides information on these security threats, the University’s information security programs and safeguards, and responsible protective computing practices.
The three-session conference will be March 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 1: 30 p.m., in the 3rd Floor Ballroom at Cox Hall.

There are no fees, but registration is required. To register online: http://it.emory.edu/security_conference.

Run for Grady, indigent health care
The services of Grady Memorial Hospital and indigent care outlets will be the beneficiaries of the Physician Assistant’s Care to Share 5K Fun Run on April 12.

The Physician Assistant Class of 2009 hosts this 7th annual event at Lullwater Preserve, beginning at 9 a.m. A kids’ one-mile run will begin at 10 a.m.

The cost is $20 in advance for adults, $25 the day of race; $12 for kids.

For pre-registration and to make donations, visit www.active.com/page/Event_Details.htm?event_id=1532829.

Atlanta goes dark for Earth Hour
Atlanta’s skyline will darken March 29 from 8 to 9 p.m. as it participates in Earth Hour ­— along with Chicago, Phoenix and San Francisco — prompting major buildings to turn off lights to support energy conservation. Emory and the nearby community are encouraged to participate by turning off all non-essential lights during that hour.

To help participate in the lights-out event and reduce primary greenhouse gases, turn off your work lights before leaving on March 28.

PCSW award honors mentors
The President’s Commission on the Status of Women pays tribute to the mentoring process with an award to both parties in a mentoring relationship.

Nominate two people in any combination of a mentoring relationship by March 17. At least one of the pair must be female.

A 1000-word or less written description of the nature and history of the relationship and how it contributed to both members’ leadership development and personal growth, plus leadership activities or accomplishments, should be sent to Marianne Celano at mcelano@emory.edu.