Emory Report
September 15, 2008
Volume 61, Number 4



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15, 2008
Advance Notice

Celebration kicks off campaign
Emory faculty, staff, students and alumni will gather Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Clairmont campus for a celebration, original performance and reception honoring the public launch of Campaign Emory — the most ambitious effort in Emory’s history to leverage the University’s people, programs and places through the power of private support.

At Celebration Emory, President Jim Wagner and Emory Alumni Board President Crystal Edmonson will announce the campaign goal and showcase transformational giving and Emory’s best: scholars and scientists, innovations and inventions, programs and partnerships.

Doors open at 4 p.m. The program will begin promptly at 5 p.m. and include the cirque-style performance followed by a light reception at 6 p.m.

Celebration Emory is free, but tickets are required through www.emory.edu/events.

Wagner to give annual address
President Jim Wagner will give the State of the University address on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 4:30 p.m. in Cox Hall.

The speech is expected to focus on the University’s progress in implementing its Strategic Plan; the challenges to be surmounted in the face of the current economy; and the public roll-out of Campaign Emory.

This fall marks the 10th anniversary of the tradition, which was begun in November 1998 when then-Student Government Association President Chuck Divine and University President Bill Chace both spoke about the state of the University on the same evening.

Waller to open Life of the Mind
The academic year’s first lecture in the Life of the Mind series features Lance Waller, professor of biostatistics in the Rollins School of Public Health. Speaking Sept. 25 on “Maps, Mysteries and Medicine,” Waller will discuss how new research using maps and spatial information can help reveal ways to promote conservation and fight diseases.

The Provost’s Office created the monthly public lectures series to enhance the intellectual life of the entire Emory community. The series offers an accessible and engaging opportunity for staff, students, and faculty to discuss with faculty across many disciplines their research and what motivates them to conduct their research.

The series is coordinated and sponsored by the Office of Academic and Strategic Partnerships in the Office of the Provost and co-sponsored by the Faculty Council. All lectures will be at 4 p.m. in the Jones Room of the Woodruff Library.