Emory Report
December 7, 2009
Volume 62, Number 13



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December 7, 2009
Advance Notice

Predictive Health forum returns
The fifth annual Emory/Georgia Tech Predictive Health Symposium will highlight the integration of biology, behavior and environment aimed at maintaining health rather than treating disease.

The theme of the 2-day symposium, held Dec. 14–15 at the Emory Conference Center, is ”Human Health: Molecules to Mankind.”

Major topics will include the promise and challenge of personal genomics; high tech health care; ethics and pragmatics; size matters; and zip codes vs. genetic codes.

See the full agenda and register.

Dig Night uncovers ancient findings
No hands are dirtied on “Dig Night,” Tuesday, Dec. 8 at the Carlos Museum. Instead, Emory and museum faculty and curators talk about their work in currently active archaeological sites in Greece, Israel and Egypt at 7 p.m. in the museum Reception Hall.

The Carlos will also introduce its new iSITE blogs then, which will allow the public to actively follow these digs.

Peter Lacovara, the Carlos’ curator of Egyptian art; Bonna Wescoat, art history associate professor; and Oded Borowski, Hebrew and Biblical archaeology professor, will discuss their work at Samothrace in Greece; Tel Halif in Israel; and Malkata, the boyhood home of Tutankhamen, in Egypt.

For more information, see the Carlos Museum Web site.

Expanded ‘Feast’ honors distinctions
The annual celebration to honor faculty authors and editors of books published this past year expands. The Feast of Honors, to be Wednesday, Dec. 9, will also encompass faculty who are recipients of awards and distinctions for scholarship in 2009 and the 2009 Albert E. Levy Scientific Research Awards.

This year’s event will be held in the Jones Room, Woodruff Library, from 4:15 to 6:15 p.m. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. President Jim Wagner and Provost Earl Lewis will give remarks and a toast.

R.S.V.P. to Roopika Risam (404-712-9497).

The event is hosted by the Center for Faculty Development and Excellence, the University Research Committee and the Academic Exchange.