Emory Report
March 2, 2009
Volume 61, Number 22



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March 2
, 2009
Take Note

Volunteers needed for ING Marathon
Volunteers are needed to help staff Emory’s two water stops for the ING Marathon, which will be Sunday, March 29.

The hydration stations are at Mile 21 for Emory Rehab in Virginia-Highland and Mile 24 for Emory Healthcare on the Georgia Tech campus in Midtown. Organizers will be splitting up the 5 a.m. to 2 p.m. timeframe into two groups.

John Duckworth, Emory Healthcare physician liaison, said he will definitely be volunteering again this year: “I had a blast representing Emory at the ING Marathon. It was so great to cheer along my Emory colleagues as they journeyed toward the finish line. Watching someone achieve such a great accomplishment was really inspiring.”

To register, visit www.inggeorgiamarathon.com/Left_Nav/Volunteers.htm and click “Register Online as an individual volunteer.” E-mail Paige Dunham at pdunham@emory.edu with any volunteer questions.

Submissions sought or writing awards
The President’s Commission on the Status of Women is seeking submissions for its annual writing awards, designed to highlight and celebrate outstanding student scholarship on issues of importance to women. The deadline is Friday, March 19.

The competition is open to undergraduate, graduate and professional school student papers that relate to women’s issues, gender or feminist theory.

First prize is $200; honorable mention is $50. Prizes will be given April 15.

Submit entries, with a letter of faculty support, via e-mail to Andrea Hershatter, Andrea_Hershatter@bus.emory.edu.

Carter museum getting an overhaul
An extensive renovation will dramatically transform the Jimmy Carter Library & Museum, built in 1986.

For the first time, visitors will have a behind-the-scenes look at the work undertaken by the former president and his wife since they left the White House to advance peace, health and hope worldwide through their nonprofit organization, The Carter Center. On exhibit will be the history of the 39th president, from his boyhood home in Plains, Ga. through post-presidency.

Private funds are being raised for the renovations; the library is one of 13 presidential libraries in the country managed by the National Archives and Records Administration.