April 26, 2010


Sarah L. Berga has been elected president-nominee for 2010-2011 of the Society for Gynecologic Investigation and Robert Taylor transitioned from president-elect to president of the SGI, beginning his one-year term.

Berga is the James Robert McCord Professor and chair, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics in the School of Medicine. Taylor is the Leach-Hendee Professor and Vice-Chair for Research, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics.

The Society for Gynecologic Investigation advocates “science in the service of women’s health” and annually holds an international forum for showcasing cutting-edge investigation in women’s reproduction and reproductive health.

Jan Love is the featured preacher May 2 and 9 on the nationally syndicated radio program, “Day 1.”

Love is dean and professor of Christianity and world politics at Candler School of Theology.  Her May 2 sermon is titled “Encountering Other Religions” and May 9 is “The Grace of the City of God.” Each program includes a message by Love along with interviews conducted by guest host and president of “Day 1,” Louis Schueddig.

Jonathan Strom, associate professor of church history at Candler School of Theology, has been accepted into a U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum seminar set for June.

The seminar’s topic is “Rescuers and Bystanders during the Holocaust: The Historical Significance of Morality and Complicity.”
Strom plans to develop a course for MDiv and MTS students as an outcome of his participation in the seminar.

Donna Wong, Marc Cordon, Prudence Goss and alum Stephen Deaderick in the Office of Multicultural Programs & Services gave a presentation at the NASPA Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education conference. (Wong’s conference registration was sponsored by President’s Commission on Race and Ethnicity Professional Development Fund.)

OMPS was selected from 950 proposals to present about two Emory diversity programs: M.O.R.E, Multicultural Mentoring Program for freshmen; and Crossroads Retreat: a student program for cross-cultural learning.

Also at this national conference, NASPA awarded OMPS and the Muslim Student Association with a “Best Practices Honorable Mention in International Programming.” MSA’s Fast-a-thon event helped promote awareness about Pakistan’s education system and raised funds for the nonprofit, Zindagi Trust.

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