Emory Report
October 5, 2009
Volume 62, Number 6


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October 5, 2009
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Sustainability brings University an award
The Urban Land Institute Atlanta District Council has recognized Emory University for its comprehensive sustainability initiatives. The University received the institute’s annual Sustainable Development Award Sept. 24 for its projects and programs in Atlanta and for its sustainable campus development principles and practices.

“Emory is committed to positively impacting the region and world and educating our students about the social and environmental implications of their daily choices,” said Ciannat Howett, Emory’s director of sustainability initiatives. “This is why we place such an emphasis on sustainable construction of our buildings, purchasing locally or sustainability-grown food, recycling and reusing resources, and educating the future leaders of tomorrow about sustainable behaviors and environmental issues.”

Campus sustainability initiatives include dedicating 54 percent of the campus as ‘green space;’ integrating sustainability into the curriculum; promoting alternative transportation; campus recycling efforts; working to create social equity; promoting local and sustainably grown food; and energy and water conservation.

Home in on contest for photographers
Submissions are invited for “Picturing Home,” a Friends of Emory Visual Arts juried photography exhibition to be on view Dec. 3 through Jan. 29, 2010 at the Visual Arts Gallery.

The deadline to enter is Tuesday, Nov. 3. Cash prizes of $500, $250 and $100 will be awarded to the top three entries, plus a 1-year subscription to Aperture magazine.

Entries can be images and combinations of images and words that investigate, comment on and test various dimensions of “home.”

Submission is open to all Friends of Emory Visual Arts, membership in which is included in the entry fee of $35; $30 for Emory staff, faculty and alumni for up to five digital images, and $5 each for each additional image.

For more information, contact Mary Catherine Johnson (404-712-4397).

Farmer’s market to have pumpkin-carving contest

Fall is in the air, and pumpkins are ripe for picking and eating. Enjoy the season with a pumpkin- centric menu in Cox Dining on Oct. 27, and a pumpkin carving contest for Emory farmer’s market customers on Cox Bridge that day.

To participate, contact Julie Shaffer. The first 25 people to respond will get a free pumpkin to carve. Pick up the pumpkin at Farmers Market on Oct. 20, and bring your creatively carved pumpkin to market at 2 p.m. on Oct. 27. Campus “celebrities” will judge the carved pumpkins and fabulous prizes will be awarded, Shaffer says.

Training grants for staff, faculty of color available
Professional staff and junior tenure track faculty of color can apply for a limited number of grants of up to $500 each. The annual grants are available from the President’s Commission on Race and Ethnicity through its Professional Development Fund.

The grants are to be used to reimburse expenses for professional conferences or training. The conference or seminar must take place between Sept. 1, 2009 and Aug. 31, 2010. The deadline for submitting an application is Oct. 16. Priority consideration will be given to those who previously have not received an award. Length of employment at Emory will be considered.

Applications can be found here.

For more information, contact Andrea Neal or Lisa Smith.