Emory Report
October 20, 2008
Volume 61, Number 8



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October 20
, 2008
Advance Notice

Conference looks at race, class
A two-day conference on race, ethics and class will be held Oct. 29–30 in the Jones Room of the Woodruff Library.

Presented by the Department of Sociology, “Defining Race, Ethnic, and Class Divides: Where We Are Now, What the Future Holds” features panel presentations around the issues of the dynamics of social inequality and educational inequalities.

Lawrence D. Bobo, W.E.B. Du Bois of Social Sciences at Harvard University, is the keynote speaker on Oct. 29, and Carla O’Connor, associate professor for education at the University of Michigan, will keynote Oct. 30.

Atlanta refugees are series subjects
“Displaced,” a series of events to raise awareness of and inspire service to refugees in the Atlanta community and throughout the world, is set for Oct. 20–23 hosted by the Emory Christian Fellowship. Co-sponsors are the Office of Religious Life and Americans for Informed Democracy.

On Oct. 20, a dinner with Atlanta-area refugees will feature personal stories from refugees of their journeys to Atlanta. The dinner, free and open to the public, will be from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Math & Science Center Atrium.

A screening of the film, “Rain in a Dry Land” will be Oct. 21 in 207 White Hall format 6:30 p.m. On Oct. 22, a benefit concert at Bread Coffeehouse on Ridgewood Drive will be from 9 to 11 p.m. Vice Provost for Academic Initiatives Santa Ono will moderate a panel Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m. on “The Phenomenon of Clarkston” at the Center for Ethics.

Faculty awards joint ceremony
The Albert Levy Award for Scientific Research and the Emory Faculty Excellence Ceremony will again celebrate jointly faculty accomplishments across disciplines throughout the University. The celebration will be Nov. 19 at 5 p.m. in Cox Hall Rooms 1–3, the University Research Committee announced.

During last year’s inaugural joint ceremony, faculty throughout the University who earned prestigious academic honors over the preceding year were recognized in conjunction with the Levy Awards, presented to faculty members for outstanding scientific publications.

In preparation for this year’s awards ceremony and reception, the URC and the Office of the Provost are asking faculty members to send information on any significant awards that they or their colleagues received in the past year.

Send submissions to Melanie Kingston, UNIVMHK@emory.edu, by Nov. 10.