Emory Report
September 2, 2008
Volume 61, Number 2



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2, 2008

Robert Bachman, chief operating officer for Emory University Hospital, has been elected to the board of directors of the American Heart Association’s Greater Southeast Affiliate for the 2008-09 fiscal year.

During the upcoming year, he will help the association focus on key priorities including educating women about heart disease, preventing and combating childhood obesity, promoting physical activity, and empowering African Americans and Hispanics to reduce their risk of stroke.

The poetry of Bruce Covey, lecturer in creative writing and University bookstore liaison, and his editing of Coconut Poetry, an online poetry magazine, is being featured weekly on the Best American Poetry Web site from August through the end of October.

Each week Covey will write an introduction to a “best of” Coconut poem, to be selected by poet David Lehman.

Led by Michael Kloss in the Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Emory’s Office of University Events received a Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) 2008 Circle of Excellence gold medal for “The Visit of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.”

The entry in the special events category was selected from among 115 entries. The event also garnered two regional Emmy’s for Emory’s event media partner, Turner Studios.

Rex D. Matthews’ book, “Timetables of History for Students of Methodism,” has been chosen as the 2007 Saddlebag Selection by the Historical Society of the United Methodist Church. The award honors the best book published during the year on United Methodism or its predecessor bodies.

Matthews is visiting assistant professor of historical theology at the Candler School of Theology.