Emory Report
January 26, 2009
Volume 61, Number 17



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January 26, 2009
Take Note

Where to tune in if weather is bad
With winter finally and firmly here, in the event of severe weather conditions, the University may announce delays or cancellations of normal campus activities (which apply to Emory University only).

Members of the University community should obtain updated information by calling the University’s Weather Information Line at 404-727-1234; checking www.emory.edu; consulting local radio and TV news broadcasts; or watching for an all-Emory broadcast e-mail.

Emory Healthcare employees should consult the EHC Inclement Weather Contingency Policy and also check with supervisors. EHC staff are expected to report for work as scheduled as patient care activities and responsibilities must continue to function even during severe weather.

Now recycling cell phones, accessories
Cell phones, PDAs, air cards and cell phone accessories can be recycled under a new program from the Office of Sustainability Initiatives.

Each device goes through a “73 point security scrubbing” to remove all data. Broken devices are fixed or have their reusable components recycled. All money from the sale of the material recovered is donated to Techbridge, a nonprofit serving nonprofits (For information, visit www.techbridge.org/).

Contact the sustainability office for a container at a departmental location to collect these recyclables.

Top chefs will tantalize taste
Premier chefs, delicious foods and sustainability converge on three lively evenings as a benefit for Emory’s Office of Sustainability Initiatives.

Each chef will talk about how he or she contributes to a more sustainable food future through preserving food and growing food locally. Tips for concocting tasty, fresh and local creations will be followed by tastings.
The first is Jan. 26, with Linton Hopkins of Restaurant Eugene, on “Preserving Fresh Food at Restaurant Eugene.”

Feb. 23 will feature Anne Quatrano of Bacchanalia on “From Summerland Farm to Bacchanalia’s Table.”
The third is March 23, with Scott Peacock of Watershed on “Traditions, Tastes, and Biscuits.”

All three are set for at 7:30 p.m. in Cox Hall Ballroom. Tickets, at Dobbs University Center ticket booth, are $25 per lecture or $70 for all three.

For more information or to pay by mail, contact Erica Weaver at 404-727-9916.