Emory Report
October 6, 2008
Volume 61, Number 7



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October 6
, 2008
Take Note

Volunteers needed to train for tax help
Members of the Emory community are sought to train as volunteer income tax preparers to help qualified Emory employees file their taxes during the upcoming tax season.

The University offers the free help as part of the Atlanta Prosperity Campaign and in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service, sponsored by Human Resources.

Volunteers will receive a day-long IRS training session. A number of information sessions on this volunteer opportunity will be held at 1599 Clifton Rd.

The following sessions remain: Oct. 10, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.; Oct. 13, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.; and Oct. 20, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.

For more information, contact Randall Cumbaa at 404-727-1209.

Zoning approval for hospital, clinic
On Sept. 23, the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to approve the Special Land Use Permits that Emory was seeking for its new health sciences projects on Clifton Road and a related project on the Clairmont Campus.

These approvals were the final county zoning changes needed for the project and addressed the height of the new hospital and clinic, as well as the expansion of the parking deck at the Clairmont Campus.

Construction of the expansion of the Clairmont parking deck, the first phase of the overall project for Clifton Road, is scheduled to begin early next year.

Goizueta scores well in new rankings
Goizueta Business School ranks No. 11 in The Wall Street Journal’s first survey of executive MBA programs from around the world.

In addition to its overall ranking, Goizueta Business School’s W. Cliff Oxford Executive MBA is ranked No. 4 among students and No. 3 in the management skills category. The program ranks in the top one-third in program quality; faculty quality; classmate quality, and immediately applicable course work. Also, students named Jeff Rosensweig one of 12 “favorite professors” from all EMBA programs.

Released Sept. 30, the WSJ survey asked 4,060 students and recent graduates from 72 executive MBA programs at 53 business schools in nine countries how well their program enhanced leadership and management skills; 62 percent responded.

Enter Emory Arts Competition by Oct. 15

The first deadline for the Emory Arts Competition is Oct. 15 at midnight. The virtual submissions for the amateur arts showcase in the categories of music and visual/media arts will be reviewed and the finalists announced on Oct. 22. Finalists will perform or show their work at the Schwartz Center on Nov. 8, where audience response will determine three winners in each category to receive prizes of up to $3,000.

To enter, visit www.creativity.emory.edu/arts-competition.shtml.