Emory Report
February 2, 2009
Volume 61, Number 18



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February 2
, 2009
Take Note

Project Compass holds Town Halls
Two Town Hall events will be held this month for Project Compass, the PeopleSoft Financials System launching in September. The new system will be an updated and more efficient means for tracking and reporting consolidated financial information throughout Emory. It will affect nearly every department at the University and Emory Healthcare.

If you currently use FAS or CODA, or data from these systems, consider attending one of the following Town Hall meetings:

• Feb. 3: Winship Cancer Center, Room 5012. 2 p.m.

• Feb. 10: Dobbs University Center, Winship Ballroom. 1:30 p.m.

RSVP for the Town Hall meetings at www.compass.emory.edu.

Jefferson award nominees sought
Nominations for this year’s Thomas Jefferson award, which honors faculty or staff for significant service, are being sought.

Presented at Commencement, the award recognizes personal and professional integrity as well as distinguished service in several areas including teaching, research and scholarship; non-academic accomplishments with students, university advancement and development; or community or educational service.

The Office of the Provost coordinates the award process. The deadline is Feb. 24 and nominations can be submitted by regular mail or e-mail to: Associate Vice Provost for Academic and Strategic Partnerships, Administration Building, Suite 305; afranck@emory.edu.

URC calls for research proposals
The Emory University Research Committee announces its semi-annual call for research applications from Emory faculty for spring 2009. Disciplines include biological and health sciences, humanities, social sciences, math and natural sciences and visual or performing arts and creative writing.

In addition, the Emory University Research Committee in partnership with the Atlanta-Clinical Translational Science Institute announces its call for clinical translational research proposals that will be reviewed by the Biological Sciences Subcommittee at the same time that it reviews other applications in this discipline.

Instructions, applications and criteria for all of these awards can be found at www.urc.emory.edu. Application deadline is Monday, Feb. 16.