Emory Report
March 23, 2009
Volume 61, Number 24



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March 23
, 2009
Advance Notice

Class on Quad on military service
“The Status and Future of Military Service” is the topic of this year’s Classroom on the Quad, sponsored by the Student Government Association.

The event, April 1 from 2 to 6:30 p.m., will feature a panel of faculty members on the “after-effects” of war; a student-led debate on the topic of national service; a panel of Emory staff and faculty who have served; speeches from military officials and experts in the field; and other interactive activities for students.

Speakers include Lt. General David Poythress on his own experience as a graduate of Emory’s ROTC program and P.W. Singer of the Brookings Institution on the future of warfare and how it will impact the definition of “service.” Poythress is contending for the Democratic nomination for governor and Singer’s book, “Wired for War,” has received some prominent media coverage.

A book and media drive for troops serving overseas and a dinner are planned before the event.
All are welcome to attend. Contact Jeremy Barr at jmbarr@emory.edu for more information.

Rescue effort is lecture topic
“The Future of Humanitarian and Disaster Aid: A Practitioner’s Perspective” is the topic of this year’s Hugh P. Davis Lecture co-sponsored by the School of Nursing.

Gerald Marton, director of humanitarian affairs for the International Rescue Committee, will give the talk Tuesday, March 31, at 4 p.m. in the Alumni Auditorium of the School of Nursing.

Marton, who has a master’s degree in nursing, has overseen emergency assessments and operations in numerous developing nations afflicted by war and natural disasters.

The event is free and open to the public. RSVP to Abigail Joslin at ajoslin@emory.edu.

TCP sponsors panel on race and sports
A panel on “Changing the Game: Race and Sports at Emory” will be Wednesday, March 25, at 4 p.m. in Cox Hall Ballroom.

Co-sponsored by Emory’s Transforming Community Project, the panel will be moderated by Amri Johnson, alumnus and member of the Alumni Board and Community and Diversity Board. Emory alumnus and former NFL defensive lineman Pellom McDaniels III will give introductory remarks.

Panelists include student athletes Jason Campbell and Amelia McCall; women’s head basketball coach Christy Thomaskutty; and Lloyd Winston, Emory’s first African American coach.