Emory Report
August 31, 2009
Volume 62, Number 2


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August 31, 2009
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New system means changes for parking
Emory recently installed an automated payment system at Peavine, Fishburne and Michael Street visitor parking lots, with the Lowergate and 1525 Clifton visitor parking lots to be added soon. The new system will provide more flexibility and greater accountability in visitor parking operations.

The automated ticket system will accept cash, credit/debit cards, and validation tickets as payment. The token coins, stamps, signatures and other methods previously used to validate visitor parking will no longer be accepted. Although the entry gates must remain in the down position at all times in order for the system to work properly, parking fees only apply during that lot’s or deck’s business hours.

Complete information about this project, including forms for returning unused tokens and requesting new validation tickets, can be found at the Transportation and Parking Web site.

Parking Services can be reached at parking@emory.edu or 404-712-8740.

Milestone for Emory on iTunes
One million downloads have been made from Emory’s iTunes U site — a free service hosted by Apple on their iTunes store. Emory celebrates its one-year anniversary on iTunes U in October and now offers more than 1,700 audio and video podcasts related to the University and its community.

“Our most popular collections are language videos for self-study, talks from the Dalai Lama’s visit to Emory and readings from Alice Walker’s placing of her archives at the University,” says Shannon O’Daniel, iTunes U system administrator, adding that Apple has featured many of Emory’s collections on the noteworthy section of its home page.

Students say they value the ease, convenience and portability of this new study device, averaging nearly 1,200 downloads per week on the internal “Exclusively Emory” site.

Seminar explores religion and health
A six-session interdisciplinary seminar will bring together Emory researchers and scholars in public health, theology, religious studies, nursing, medicine and the social sciences for a dialogue on the intersections of religion and public health. Presented by the Center for Faculty Development and Excellence and the Religion and Public Health Collaborative, key themes include religion’s role in the health care system.

The sessions will begin Sept. 15 and run monthly through April, except December and January. Refreshments or lunch will be served.

Interested faculty should send a short CV and a paragraph of interest to Susan Landskroener at slandsk@emory.edu by Sept. 1.

Changes ahead for copy, print center
Emory is changing both its on-campus copy and print vendor, and the print center location on campus.
Later this fall, a new copy and print center will open in the Dobbs University Center (DUC) to replace the previous center in Woodruff Library that closed over the summer.

A new on-campus copy and print vendor will be selected and announced in early September. Until that time, copy and print customers are encouraged to use FedEx Office, Emory’s preferred off-site copy service provider located at the corner of North Decatur and Clairmont roads.

Once the new on-campus vendor is selected, that company will be able to accept online copy and print projects until the new DUC location opens later in the fall.

Levy Award notices research excellence
Sept. 15 is the deadline for applications for the Albert E. Levy Scientific Research Awards.
The awards, two of which are presented annually, were established to recognize outstanding scientific contributions by Emory faculty members.

One award is given to a junior faculty member, the other to a senior faculty member. Fields encompass mathematics, social science, chemistry, physics and the biological sciences.

Nominations are to include one or more peer-reviewed papers; a nomination letter; and a brief description of the impact the results described in the paper have in the specific field of study.

Visit www.urc.emory.edu/levy/ for application procedures, or contact Melanie Kingston at 404-727-7503 with questions concerning eligibility or other aspects of the award process.

Authors get time management help
Faculty members can get a leg up on their writing projects by applying for a fall workshop.

The application deadline is Sept. 18 for the Academic Ladder, a writing and time management workshop. Run by a faculty development consulting firm, the program assists tenure-track assistant professors in finishing a first book or article and provides tools for integrating writing into a crowded personal and professional schedule.

The four-week workshop includes an online component plus individualized coaching and runs throughout October. All tenure-track faculty members entering their third or fourth years are eligible and those interested should submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to Ling Guo.

The program is sponsored by the Office of the Provost.