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Atlanta, Ga.For the 10th year, Oxford College of Emory University will host nearly 20 Georgia K-12 teachers at its Oxford Institute for Environmental Education June 11-22. The program, which recently was recognized with the Conservation Educator of the Year Award by the Georgia Wildlife Federation, trains Georgia teachers who often have had limited exposure to ecology courses, in hands-on laboratory and field techniques.
The Emory community gathered at 11 a.m. Tuesday April 10 to celebrate two-time alumnus('38, '39) Cherry Emerson and to dedicate the new science building named in his honor. A lover of the arts and the sciences, "Cherry has been one of our most generous, intellectually keen, and broadly engaged donors," says John Ingersoll, associate vice president of arts and sciences development.
Two Emory University faculty members have been awarded 2000-2001 Fulbright scholar grants to conduct international research. Edna Bay of the Graduate Institute of Liberal Arts and Donald Stein of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences are the recipients.
Laurel Parker West isnt yet a mother, but shes already headlong into checking out child care. As one of three graduate fellows at the Center for Myth and Ritual in American Life (MARIAL), West has embarked on ambitious research focused on the national condition of child care policy and the perceptions of Americas mothers. Her research precis"Welfare Queens, Soccer Moms and the Working Poor: The Socio-Political Construction of State Child Care Policy"bespeaks her seemingly overwhelming undertaking to examine policies in all 50 states.
Jarrett Paschel is a self-proclaimed food geek or "foodie," to use a more yuppie term. The incriminating evidence is the telltale signs of always having been a food fanthe hundred-plus cookbooks, cooking utensils and the renaissance mans knowledge of wines. So when the newest postdoctoral fellow at the recently created Emory Center for Myth and Ritual in American Life decided hed soon begin researching the Vidalia onion (named for Vidalia, Ga.), it seemed entirely in keeping with his passion, as well as with his previous scholastic research and former work as a restaurant critic and food consultant.
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