Emory Report
November 23, 2009
Volume 23, Number 11


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November 23, 2009
Advance Notice

Morgan lecture to feature McCauley
Dean Linda McCauley will discuss what research is discovering about how men and women may react differently to chemicals in their environment on Thursday, Dec. 3 at 6 p.m., 102 Center for Ethics.

McCauley, dean of the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, presents, “Gender Differences in Environmental Health Threats,” the Mary Lynn Morgan Annual Lecture on Women and Health.

Presenting her own as well as others’ research, McCauley will discuss female resistances and susceptibilities to environmental health threats.

A reception will follow the lecture, which is free an open to the public.

McCauley is the 11th lecturer for the series begun in 1999 by the Center for Women to honor Mary Lynn Morgan, a pioneer in pediatric dentistry.

Helping faculty find their public voice
How do faculty members, trained only to address audiences in their discipline, develop their own public voice as an advocate?

A panel discussion, “Authoring Advocacy,” addresses this Wednesday, Dec. 2, at 4 p.m. in Room 290 of the Psychology Building. It’s sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development and Excellence.

Sharing their experiences will be Karen Worthington, Barton Child Law and Policy Clinic director; Art Kellerman, associate dean of public policy in the School of Medicine; Ann Connor, assistant professor of nursing; and Elizabeth Bounds, associate professor of theology.

For more information or to RSVP for this event, e-mail Amy Benson Brown.

Oxford to host folk Advent service
Tradition and uniqueness combine in the annual Southern Folk Advent Service to be Saturday, Dec. 5, in Old Church near Oxford College.

The Pierce Program in Religion at Oxford College sponsors the event which encompasses a set of bluegrass/Gospel music led by the Sonny Houston Band, and the Meridian Herald Chorale performing traditional folk hymns and anthems based on tunes from the 1844 hymnal “The Sacred Harp.”

The Rev. William Willimon, Emory trustee and bishop of the North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church, will incorporate brief, folk-style homilies throughout the service.

Admission is free, and no tickets are required. For additional information and directions see www.meridianherald.org/advent.htm.

Students ‘teach’ in new lecture series

Faculty, staff, students and the community are invited to a lecture series featuring four students speaking on their personal experiences on Tuesday, Nov. 24, at 7 p.m. in 208 White Hall.

The 15-minute student presentations will be Ngawang Paljor on “The Previous Life of a Dalai Lama scholar;” Quay Bowen on “Homeless in Atlanta;” Jordan Ayers on “Parents Who Serve;” and Roger Sikes on “Advocacy to Keep Patients Alive.”

The event is a demo of a possible lecture series the Provost’s Office is exploring, according to organizer Neil Shulman, associate professor, School of Medicine.

“While dining in the DUC during this school year, I had an opportunity to [meet many students and] hear their stories, learn about their backgrounds,” Shulman explains, concluding that “it would be exciting to have a series of lectures in which faculty, staff and students can learn from students.”

For more information, contact Zoe Haugo at 404-417-9780.