Executive vice president for health affairs named

Serving as interim since September 2010, S. Wright Caughman has been named Emory’s executive vice president for health affairs, CEO of the Woodruff Health Sciences Center, and chair of the board for Emory Healthcare, effective July 1.

Wagner selected to receive President’s Award for advancing student life

President James W. Wagner has been selected to receive the President’s Award of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) for Region III, a recognition given to a university president who has continually advanced the quality of student life on campus and contributed to the profession even beyond his individual campus.

Sugarland stands up for storm victims

Sugarland duo Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush 92C have recorded a special version of their song, “Stand Up,” with tour mates Little Big Town to benefit recent tornado victims. The live video for “Stand Up (For Tornado Relief)” was filmed at tour stops in Chicago and Minneapolis. The song and video are available on iTunes, with proceeds going to the American Red Cross.

Emory earns national kudos for community service

The University was named to the 2010 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, with distinction, for its commitment to the greater good through research and service. The Corporation for National and Community Service honored Emory as a leader for its support of volunteering, service learning, and civic engagement.

Fast Company magazine applauds social change program

Emory’s Community Building and Social Change (CBSC) fellowship program and Michael Rich, associate professor of political science and founder and faculty chair of the program, were lauded in the May 2011 issue of the business magazine Fast Company in the article “United States of Innovation.” CBSC was named among 51 “bold ideas and brilliant urbanites.”

Do flu shots benefit babies as well as moms-to-be?

Maternal immunization with inactivated influenza vaccine during pregnancy may offer a protective effect and reduce the likelihood of prematurity and of the baby being small for gestational age, found Assistant Professor of Global Health, Epidemiology, and Pediatrics Saad Omer, in a new study published in PLoS Medicine.

Men’s singles tennis champ following his brother’s lead

Chris Goodwin 12C captured the 2011 NCAA Division III Men’s Singles Tennis Championship on May 29, becoming the second male player in Emory history to earn the singles crown, joining his older brother, Michael Goodwin 09C, in that elite company. The championships were played in Claremont, California.

Record number of students receive Fulbrights

Eight graduates from Emory College of Arts and Sciences received Fulbright teaching and research grants, nearly double the average from recent years. Also, four students in the Laney Graduate School and one from the Rollins School of Public Health received Fulbright research grants.

New online tool shows AIDS burden and resources

Researchers at the Rollins School of Public Health have unveiled a new interactive online map that provides a detailed view of the number of people living with HIV by state and county. AIDSVu features data from the CDC and links to local HIV testing sites and state AIDS drug assistance programs.

Rising junior selected as international public policy fellow

Christina Cross 13C has been selected as a 2011 Institute for International Public Policy Fellow, one of twenty-five college students named nationwide and the first Emory recipient in the program’s seventeen-year history. The fellowship has an estimated value of $75,000. Cross is a Latin American and Caribbean studies major.

Oxford’s theory/practice-service learning program gets grant

A grant from Emory’s Office of University-Community Partnerships is bolstering Oxford’s theory/practice-service learning program (TPSL), and will allow an increase in the number of TPSL-trained faculty, community partners, courses, offerings, and faculty oversight, says director Patti Owen-Smith, professor of psychology and women’s studies.

Two eminent church historians retire from Candler School of Theology

Professors of church history Russell Richey and Brooks Holifield retired from Candler this spring, but they leave the impact of a combined 82 years of research, writing, and teaching—including Richey’s six-year term as Candler’s eighth dean and Holifield’s appointment to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences—to the University and the church.

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