Emory Report
April 27, 2009
Volume 61, Number 29


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April 27
, 2009
Advance Notice

Volunteer for Commencement
May 1 kicks off Commencement 2009 related events, which culminate the three days of May 9, 10 and 11.

A variety of events, including send-offs, award presentations, banquets, receptions, reunions, block and dance parties and concerts are planned.

Emory’s 164th Commencement is Monday, May 11 on the Quadrangle, beginning at 8 a.m. followed by individual school ceremonies throughout the campus. Special needs seating must be requested by Saturday, May 2.

For more details and a schedule of events, visit www.emory.edu/commencement.

Volunteers are still needed, the Office of Development and Alumni Relations says, and encourages those interested to sign up for “any” volunteer effort. “We really need ushers and ambassadors,” says Myra Willis in DAR, urging those interested to contact her at myra.willis@emory.edu.

Religion, health intersect at event
Faculty and student research at the intersection of religion and health is the subject of a symposium April 30.
Hosted by Emory’s Religion and Public Health Collaborative, the symposium will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Emory Conference Center. To RSVP, e-mail slandsk@emory.edu.

More than three dozen poster presentations representing past and present research from interdisciplinary research teams will be displayed for viewing.

President Jim Wagner will present opening remarks. A panel discussion, led by Provost Earl Lewis, will include Rollins School of Public Health Dean James Curran; Center for Faculty Development and Excellence Director Laurie Patton; Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Claire Sterk; and Graduate School Dean Lisa Tedesco.

For more information, visit www.rhcemory.org.

Sociologist speaks on science, politics
University of Cincinnati sociologist Kelly Moore will give a talk titled “Doing Good While Doing Science: How Scientists Link Politics and Political Activity,” on Thursday, April 30 at 2:30 p.m. in the Jones Room of the Woodruff Library.

Moore’s research focuses on the intersection of science and politics, and how governments and social movements shape knowledge production and distribution. She is especially interested in the politics of food, the military and the environment.

The free talk is part of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Center Lecture Series.