Emory Report
May 4, 2009
Volume 61, Number 30


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May 4
, 2009

Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na’im has been named a 2009 Carnegie Scholar by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

The Charles Howard Candler Professor of Law was selected for his ideas and commitment to enriching the quality of the public dialogue on Islam.

The program allows independent-minded thinkers to pursue original projects oriented toward catalyzing intellectual discourse and guiding more focused and pragmatic policy discussions.

Mort Aronson received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Association of Franchisee and Dealers. Aronson is an adjunct professor at the School of Law where he has been teaching franchise law for the past 15 years.

AAFD said Aronson is being recognized for a lifetime of embracing collaborative relationships in franchising.

Mahlon R. DeLong, neuroscientist and neurology professor, is the recipient of the new “Courage to Inspire” Award presented by Emory’s Compre-hensive Neurosciences Center.

He also has received the American Academy of Neurology’s 2009 Movement Disorders Research Award, which annually recognizes an individual for outstanding work in the field of Parkinson’s disease or other movement disorders.

DeLong’s work has facilitated understanding of basal ganglia function and resulted in discoveries of better treatments for basal ganglia disorders and Parkinson’s disease.

Ronald Schuchard, Goodrich C. White Professor of English, has won the Robert Rhodes Prize for his recent book, “The Last Minstrels: Yeats and the Revival of the Bardic Arts” (Oxford University Press, 2008).

The Robert Rhodes Prize, for an outstanding book on Irish literature in 2008, is awarded by the American Conference for Irish Studies and will be presented at the annual meeting in Galway, Ireland, in June.