Emory Report
March 3, 2008
Volume 60, Number 22


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March 3, 2008

Nancy Eiesland, associate professor, sociology of religion, Candler School of Theology, was recently awarded the 2007 Henri Nouwen Award from the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

The award, to be presented in May, is given to the person who advocates with people with disabilities through their person and work.

Jef Murray, interlibrary loan specialist at the Pitts Theology Library, will be one of four featured artists at “Castles in the Mist,” a celebration of the work of J.R.R. Tolkien.

The free event is being held April 4-7 in Morton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, England.

Laura Namy, associate professor of psychology, will be the next editor of the Journal of Cognition and Development. Her term begins Aug. 1.

The journal is the official publication of the Cognitive Development Society and provides a voice for scholars, practitioners, and others interested in the intellectual processes that support mental life.

Gail O’Day, associate dean of faculty and academic affairs at the Candler School of Theology, will be the baccalaureate speaker at Colgate University’s 187th commencement exercises.

O’Day, Candler’s A.H. Shatford Professor of Preaching and New Testament, will also receive an honorary degree from Colgate during the ceremony.