Emory Report
November 23, 2009
Volume 23, Number 11


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November 23, 2009
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Building keeps Emory on the ‘gold’ standard
Emory's Psychology and Interdisciplinary Sciences Building has been certified LEED Gold by the United States Green Building Council.

The 118,000-square-foot academic and research facility, completed in May, is the fourth Emory building to receive Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold certification. The others are Yerkes Field Station; Oxford’s East Village residence hall; and Goizueta Business School as an existing building.

Besides many “green” features integrated into the design, more than 90 percent of construction waste was diverted from local landfills through recycling. The red clay roof tiles were recycled from two demolished campus residence halls. Ninety-two percent of the wood-based building materials were harvested from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified forests.

The facility, part of a campus "Science Commons," is a state-of-the-art facility for teaching and research.
Emory hopes to pass the 2 million square foot threshold of LEED-certified building space in the next few months.

Two new services make tasks easier
Two new services make getting work, whether personal or professional, done more easily.

Faculty and staff looking for help with work-life responsibilities such as babysitting, pet care, tutoring, house sitting and lawn care can hire an Emory student through the Employee-Student Job Network.

The new program is a joint collaboration between the WorkLife Resource Center and Student Career Center. Employees interested in hiring an Emory student for a work-life job can post their position on the job
for students to review and follow up.

For more information, contact Audrey Adelson at 404-727-1261.

In other HR news, a new online resource, which began Nov. 22, streamlines several tasks required to register newly hired faculty and staff.

Human Resources developed the Pre-Start Service with Emory Card, parking and University Technology Services to provide a single access point for hiring managers across the University and to streamline the many current processes required.

Emory helps students to re-create United Nations
Using topical expertise in global politics, a model United Nations program educated students with the wider goal of promoting "peaceful global citizenry, and education through simulation."

Emory hosted 250-300 high school students from the Southeast Nov. 20-22. The program is sponsored by the Southern United States Model United Nations.

Emory alumna Karin Ryan and adjunct professor Steven Hochman from The Carter Center and Juan Carlos Brandt, spokesman for former Secretary-General Kofi Annan, addressed global issues such as human rights, the rule of law, tribunal and restorative justice and the new international economic order in student workshops and panels.

Student delegates debated a range of issues they have researched in sessions that simulate U.N. proceedings, building consensus in groups that represent true-to-life geo-political blocs and then drafting and voting on U.N.-style resolutions.