Emory Report
March 31, 2008
Volume 60, Number 25


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March 31, 2008

Matthew Bernstein, chair of film studies, is being honored on April 8 at the Fox Theatre as part of the 2008 IMAGE Film Awards Gala, an annual celebration of film culture.

The fund-raising gala recognizes the achievements of individuals and organizations that have made noteworthy contributions to Atlanta’s cultural life, the film industry and the community.

IMAGE (Independent Media Artists of Georgia, Etc.) Film & Video Center is dedicated to building and supporting a strong media arts community in Atlanta and the Southeast by promoting the production, exhibition and public awareness of film and video as artistic forms of individual expression.

Dean P. Jones, professor in the pulmonary, allergy and critical care division of the Department of Medicine and associate professor of biochemistry, pediatrics and ophthalmology, received the Science and Humanity Prize at the Oxygen Club of California 2008 World Congress held March 12-15 in Santa Barbara, Calif.
The award was given for a body of work by Jones, who is a member of the OCC.

Jones gave a lecture during the OCC workshop on “Lipoic Acid and Thiol Redox Systems.” His topic was “Oxidative Stress and Thiol Redox Circuits.”

Keiji Morokuma, William H. Emerson Professor Emeritus, Department of Chemistry, has been awarded the Imperial Prize and the Japan Academy Prize, the highest academic awards in Japan.

The Emory emeritus professor and Research Leader of Fukui Institute for Fundamental Chemistry of Kyoto University will receive the award at a June 9 ceremony.

Morokuma received the honor for the “Theoretical Studies of Molecular Structure, Function and Reactivity Design.”