September 21, 2009


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First wave of flu ebbs
From fetching groceries for those in the H1N1 self-isolation residence hall, to celebrating a student’s birthday, staff helped make sick students comfortable in their temporary home – now temporarily quiet.

Emory endowment update
Following a tumultuous year for global economic markets, Emory reports that its endowment declined 21 percent from $5.4 billion to $4.3 billion between July 1, 2008 and June 30, 2009.

The art of generosity
An endowment to support the acquisition of Egyptian art and a large collection of Greek and Roman gemstones are Campaign Emory gifts from two friends of the Carlos Museum.

Take Note
•Training grants for staff, faculty of color available
• Take a tour of Grady’s history, connections
• Apply for funds for arts and science projects
• Composting program expands in sites and scope
• CASE honors Blue Pig class gift campaign




Book|Report: Allitt traces history of American conservatism Listen to history professor and “Conservatives” author Patrick Allitt talk about what it means to be a conservative, past and present, in the U.S. gives direct access to research discoveries

Emory is one of 35 leading research universities launching, an online research channel covering the latest discoveries in science, engineering, the environment, health and more.



Carlos talk waxes on role of honey and bees in ancient world
A honey tasting and discussion of bees and their product in ancient Greece culminated the Sept. 9 Talk and Taste, an ongoing series at the Carlos Museum.

Discover fall music at Emory
Strings, horns, percussion, integrated with visual art and visual reproduction, come to Emory during the autumn music offerings.

Advance Notice
• Memorial poetry reading for Turner Cassity
• Free screenings highlight health issues awareness
• Rare German movie to be screened at Emory

Plan your week
Tuesday, Sept. 22
President's State of the University Address. 4:30 p.m. Cox Hall.

Wednesday, Sept. 23 - Saturday, Sept 26

Homecoming and Reunion Weekend

Thursday, Sept. 24
FILM: "Child Soldiers of Nepal's Maoist Army." 7 p.m. E208 Math & Science Building.

For all campus events, visit the Emory Events Calender.



eScienceCommons: The biology of shared laughter
“The infectiousness of laughter even works across species,” writes Frans de Waal, in his new book.



Green energy works earns chemist Herty Medal
Doing chemistry with the sun toward making solar energy cheap and efficient enough to go mainstream won professor Craig Hill a major award.

Family and poetry inspire Emory choreographer
A Q&A with choreographer Anna Leo, who presents a dance sequence Sept. 25-26 honoring the nature of family and community.