Emory Report
May 4, 2009
Volume 61, Number 30


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May 4
, 2009
Take Note

Training goes online for PeopleSoft
The first PeopleSoft Financials training course is available online now. This course can be taken incrementally and is a prerequisite to all other PeopleSoft Financials training.

The goal of Project Compass training is to provide an efficient and effective training program that prepares Emory University and Emory Healthcare staff to be proficient in using the new software prior to Sept. 1, when PeopleSoft 9.0 goes live at Emory.

Visit www.compass.emory.edu/training to get started on the PeopleSoft Fundamentals online training course.

Join TCP summer dialogues on race
Sign up by May 8 for one of three groups in the Summer 2009 Community Dialogues, part of the Transforming Community Project.

These small study groups of students, staff, faculty and alumni will share a meal and discuss issues of race and racism in the United States, how these issues have impacted the Emory community, and strategies to transform the University.

Groups, which are open to all members of the Emory community, discuss short readings, films or other relevant materials. Meals and reading materials are provided free to participants.

To participate, visit transform.emory.edu.

Emory at BIO 2009
Atlanta hosts the 2009 BIO International Convention, the annual meeting of the Biotechnology Industry Organization, May 18-21. As one of Georgia’s premier academic research universities, Emory is joining with BIO’s sponsors, Georgia BIO and the Georgia Department of Economic Development, along with the Georgia Research Alliance, to show the world the enormous impact of the state’s research and biotechnology enterprises.

Yerkes National Primate Research Center and the Office of Technology Transfer will have a prominent presence in the exhibit hall. Emory’s tech transfer staff and biotech researchers will spend the week making connections and forging potential collaborations with partners throughout the world. Emory research also will be featured in sessions on vaccine delivery technologies, nanotechnology and global health.

Emory is working with the Georgia Department of Economic Development to help promote Georgia biotechnology; and Emory research labs will host visiting delegations from India, Japan and China.

Find out more at www.bio.org.

Database for partnerships
Provost Earl Lewis has commissioned the Office of University-Community Partnerships (OUCP) to compile an inventory of Emory’s teaching, research and service activities that directly and immediately benefit local, national and international communities.

This inventory will populate a new interactive, online Community Partnerships Database that will interface with the Development and Alumni Relations’ ACE database, making it easier to identify, plan, sustain and celebrate community-engaged scholarship, learning and service University-wide.

An online survey to collect inventory will be sent to all faculty and staff via e-mail this month. Please direct questions to Sam Marie Engle in the OUCP at sengle@emory.edu.