August 2, 2010


Jay Hakes, director of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum, has been tapped as research director of President Obama’s Oil Spill Commission.

An alumnus of the Carter administration, he headed the Energy Information Administration at the U.S. Department of Energy during the 1990s.

Jan Love has been named to the Association of Theological Schools board of directors, where she will serve at least a four-year term.

Love is dean and professor of Christianity and world politics at Candler School of Theology.

ATS is an organization of more than 250 member graduate schools that direct professional and academic degree programs for the practice of ministry and for teaching and research in theological disciplines.

Nanette Wenger
has been named 2010 Georgia Woman of the Year by the Georgia Commission on Women.

Wenger is a professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiology at Emory School of Medicine, and former chief of cardiology at Grady Memorial Hospital. For more than 50 years, Wenger’s steadfast dedication to reducing women’s disability and death from cardiovascular disease has made her one of the world’s most respected experts on coronary heart disease in women.

Paul Root Wolpe was one of the speakers at the first meeting of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues in Washington, D.C.

Wolpe is director of Emory’s Center for Ethics, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Bioethics, Raymond F. Schinazi Distinguished Research Chair in Jewish Bioethics and a professor of pediatrics and sociology.

Vice chaired by Emory President Jim Wagner, the commission will advise President Obama on bioethical issues that may emerge from advances in biomedicine and related areas of science and technology.

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