Emory Report
November 24, 2008
Volume 61, Number 13



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November 24, 2008

Thomas Frank was elected chair of the board of directors of Partners for Sacred Places. Frank is professor of religious leadership and administration at Candler School of Theology.

The Philadelphia nonsectarian, nonprofit organization offers training and resources for congregations with historic houses of worship, helping save their buildings and renew their community ministries.

Melinda Moore Lewis received the Outstanding Communicator Award from the College of American Pathologists for her efforts to raise public awareness regarding the role pathologists play in patient care and diagnosing illnesses.

Lewis, associate professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the School of Medicine, was honored at a ceremony in San Diego.

She has served as the director of cytopathology and director of Emory’s fellowship program in cytopathology.

Rudolf Makkreel, Charles Candler Howard Professor of Philosophy, was recognized as the director of the dissertation that won the Dissertation Essay Contest sponsored by the Review of Metaphysics.

The winning dissertation was written by Eric Wilson, as a Ph.D. candidate in Emory’s Department of Philosophy, and published in the Review. The submission was titled “Kantian Autonomy and the Moral Self.” Wilson, who taught at Oxford for two years, is now a professor at Loyola University.

Ronald Schuchard, Goodrich C. White Professor of English, was made an honorary member of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association, awarded at the association’s annual meeting in Louisville, Kentucky this month.

He joins an honorary list of the association’s most distinguished writers and scholars, including Emory’s Candler Professor Emeritus of Spanish Literature, Carlos Rojas.