Profs. Blumenthal, Hofmann, Lesser and Goldstein Receive Recognition

David Blumenthal, Jay & Leslie Cohen Professor of Judaic Studies in the Department of Religion, is the subject of a recently published book, David R. Blumenthal: Living with God and Humanity. Edited by Hava Tirosh-Samuelson and Aaron W. Hughes, the book is the seventh in the series Library of Contemporary Jewish Philosophers.

Richie Hofmann, a Creative Writing Fellow in Emory College, has won the Beatrice Hawley Award for Poetry, given annually by Alice James Books. The award includes publication of a book-length poetry manuscript and a cash prize of $2,000. Hofmann’s first book of poetry, Second Empire, will be published in November 2015 by Alice James Books.

Jeffrey Lesser, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of History and chair of the Department of History, and Eric Goldstein, associate professor of history, are among contributing authors to the winner of the National Jewish Book Award. Both have chapters in the anthology 1929: Mapping the Jewish World, edited by Hasia R. Diner and Gennady Estraikh and published by New York University Press.

Source: Emory Report’s “Acclaim” Feature

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Freshmen Power — Helping to Detect Ebola

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It started as an extra-credit assignment in Prof. Rachelle Spell‘s Introduction to Biology course: Learn how doctors currently test for the Ebola virus and come up with a faster, more affordable idea.

Now it’s turned into a crowdfunding campaign to make a prototype for freshmen Rostam Zafari (left in above photo) and Brian Goldstone. They hope to develop REDS, Rapid Ebola Detection Strips, a portable, fast, less expensive, user-friendly approach to detecting the virus in the field.

Read more at Emory News Center

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