Emory Report
December 15, 2008
Volume 61, Number 15



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December 15, 2008
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Beckett research sparks series
The Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry is offering a colloquia series for faculty and graduate students, an opportunity to cross disciplines and to share issues, ideas, and research. Sparked by the coming 2009 publication of the first of four volumes of “The Letters of Samuel Beckett, 1929–1940,” a project based out of the Graduate School since 1990, “International Modernisms between the Wars” will examine the issues this research has raised for scholars.

Colloquia meetings will be March 4 and April 16 from 4–6 p.m. at the CHI.

This colloquia series invites proposals of work-in-progress; for details contact Lois Overbeck at lois.overbeck@emory.edu. Please send one-page proposals to Overbeck and Alice N. Benston, abensto@emory.edu, by Jan. 16. Selected graduate student participants will receive a $100 research award.

Buildings compete to reduce energy
The sustainable behaviors of the residents of Emory’s Black Student Alliance House resulted in the highest percentage of reduced energy use during Emory’s second annual building energy competition.

The top three buildings with the greatest amount of energy reduction in October, the time period of the contest, were:

• The Black Student Alliance: 31.85 percent

• Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority: 28.4 percent

• Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity: 25.2 percent

Emory’s Office of Sustainability Initiatives will reward the BSA residents for their energy conservation efforts with a $1,000 sustainable prize. Emory’s goal is to reduce energy use 25 percent by 2015 from 2005 levels.

Global health gets legal perspective
Emory Law has created the Global Health Law and Policy Project. Funded by the Emory Global Health Institute, it establishes a platform for initiatives across campus to address issues of global health, and provides a legal and policy perspective.

The project, directed by Chad F. Slieper ’05L, was introduced this fall with a seminar examining the intersection of patent law with issues of global health and development. It will continue with a pilot course on global health law in the spring.