Emory Report
January 20, 2009
Volume 61, Number 16



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January 20, 2009
Advance Notice

Dean’s Hours will discuss economy
The Graduate School is holding two additional Dean’s Hours to discuss the impact of the economic downturn on graduate education at Emory.

They will be Friday, Jan. 23, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and Thursday, Feb. 19, from noon to 1 p.m. Locations will be announced later.

“It is important that we fashion a response to the current difficulties by engaging the collective wisdom, imagination and commitment of the whole Graduate School,” says Dean Lisa Tedesco.

Tedesco says she and the graduate school staff will provide accurate information as available and lead an open dialogue about “how best to move forward in this changed environment.”

For more information, see http://www.graduateschool.emory.edu/about/announcements.

Debate on illegal immigration set
“Responses to those in our midst: A debate on illegal immigration,” co-sponsored by the Aquinas Center of Theology, will be held Tuesday, Feb. 3, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Candler School of Theology, Room 252. Catholic attorneys William Chip and Michael Scaperlanda continue face-to-face a debate they began in print.
Free and open to the public, event co-sponsors include the Department of Religion, Center for Ethics, and the Parish and Social Justice Ministries of the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Atlanta.

For more information, call 404-727-8860.

Diabetes fairs explain risk factors
Two opportunities are offered to learn if you have diabetes or are at risk for the disease. The fairs are Friday, Jan. 23 from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Classroom D on the second floor of Emory University Hospital and Friday, Jan. 30, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1599 Clifton Rd.

Eddie Gammill, manager of wellness programs, says participants can talk with a wellness coach, have their finger pricked and get immediate results from the blood test. Learn what lifestyle changes are beneficial and about Tier Zero drugs and monitors — those covered by insurarnce at 100 percent — available to help treat the condition.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, up to 25 percent of those who are diabetic don’t even know they have the disease.

For more information, see http://www.hr.emory.edu/eu/spotlight/newspotlight.html.