February 16, 2009


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Hospital name change enhances mission
Emory Crawford Long Hospital has been renamed to Emory University Hospital Midtown, which emphasizes its importance within Emory’s health system. more

Medical building dedicated to trustee
Emory’s School of Medicine building has been named the James B. Williams Medical Education Building for Trustee Emeritus James B. Williams, retired chairman and CEO of SunTrust Banks Inc. more

Trustees meet, discuss priorities
The Emory University Board of Trustees met Feb. 11–12 to review and discuss the University leadership’s progress in fulfilling its strategic priorities in light of new economic realities, approve tuition and fee rates for the next academic year, and celebrate recent achievements of the Emory community. more

Vicente Fox will speak to graduates
Former President of Mexico Vicente Fox will deliver the keynote address at Emory’s 164th Commencement ceremony May 11, and he will receive an honorary doctor of laws degree. more

Project Compass: What does it mean for you?
Learn about the initiative for transitioning to the PeopleSoft Financial accounting system, which replaces the FAS system at the University and hospitals and CODA system at The Emory Clinic on Sept. 1. more

Learn about Emory and the economy at Town Hall
President Jim Wagner and leadership will speak about Emory and the economy at the Employee Council’s 2009 Town Hall discussion on Thursday, Feb. 19, from noon to 1 p.m at the School of Law. more

Report From: Office of Information Technology
CIO Rich Mendola on how streamlining communications across the University and Emory Healthcare has resulted in savings, and how Emory might optimize the use of innovative, low-cost technologies like Skype. more




Illuminating hidden civil rights collections
Emory’s Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library will share a $900,000 grant to bring to public notice more than a dozen “hidden” manuscript collections on the civil rights era. more

American, Chinese partnership in biomedical engineering
The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Emory and Georgia Tech joined with China’s Peking University to offer a new joint Ph.D. program. more

Blocking toxic effects boosts clot-buster safety
Strategies are being tested for blocking a molecule to make a clot-busting drug for acute stroke victims safer. more



Concerts feature premieres, farewells
March features the Guarneri String Quartet in their last Atlanta appearance and the Vega String Quartet premiering new works by Emory music faculty in a concert with the vocal sextet Lionheart. more

Advance Notice
‘Monologues’ visits for V-Day; Music, dance celebrate ‘Gita’; Alyce Miller is feminist reader. more



First Person: Evan Goldberg
The staff member of the Office of International Affairs and The Claus M. Halle Institute for Global Learning has found that his interactions with diplomats and scholars from around the world have had an impact on his plans for the future. more

A need for balance between religion, human spirit
At his Distinguished Faculty Lecture, law professor Abdullahi An-Na’im said he resonates with aspects of the University’s strategic plan. more

Inaugural poet reads at Emory; Holocaust survivor advocates tolerance; Integrative history vital, scholar says. more



Emory Profile: Simona Perales
The Emory alum and senior admission advisor embraces her Mexican American and Midwestern heritage. more

Students honored for humanitarian focus
Three undergraduates and three graduate students were named the 2009 Humanitarian Award winners, recognized for embodying a spirit of volunteerism and sense of community. more

Bike Emory gives freshmen free ride
Fourteen winners of new Absolute 4.0 Fuji Bicycles will soon be rolling around campus in style. more

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Learn about the dependent care discount offered to employees through the Work-Life Resource Center at Emory and other news now featured prominently on the Human Resources Web site.

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