Emory Report
November 10, 2008
Volume 61, Number 11



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November 10, 2008
Advance Notice

Events examine Election 2008
A number of post-election events are planned on campus.

On Monday, Nov. 10, Provost Earl Lewis leads a discussion on questions of race in an election year at the annual President’s Commission on Race and Ethnicity dialogue on race. The Unity Month event will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Room 102 of the Center for Ethics.

On Tuesday, Nov. 11, the Department of African American Studies will hold a panel discussion moderated by chair Mark A. Sanders and featuring an Emory and Atlanta community panel on the post-election outcome. It will be at 4 p.m. in 208 White Hall.

“Election 2008: An Inside Look” will feature New York Times reporter Elizabeth Bumiller. She will speak Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. in Cox Hall Ballroom, followed by a question-and-answer period.

Early growth may predict adult health
“Using Early Growth to Predict Adult Health” is the topic of the next program in the Predictive Health and Society Seminar series and will be Thursday, Nov. 20 at noon in Cox Hall Ballroom.

The series, “The Transformation of Health and Healing,” presents David Barker, known internationally for his “Barker Hypothesis” that led to the recognition that a range of chronic diseases can have their origins during fetal life.

The seminar, free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Emory Predictive Health and Society Initiative.

Symposium explores tax shifts
A new administration taking office means a potential for a shift in U.S. tax policy that will have an economic impact on U.S. business.

“Great Expectations: The Outlook for U.S. Tax Policy,” a symposium, will be Wednesday, Nov. 19, in Emory Law’s Tull Auditorium.

It will feature guest speaker Edward D. Kleinbard, chief of staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation, which assists Congress in every aspect of the tax legislative process.

Registration, which is complimentary, opens at 7:30 a.m.; the program follows from 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
The symposium is presented by the law school’s Center for Transactional Law and Practice, Goizueta Business School, McKenna Long & Aldridge law firm and the Georgia Society of CPAs.