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Curran to receive award for leadership in AIDS/STD research

Curran to receive award for leadership in AIDS/STD research

ATLANTA – Dean James W. Curran, MD, MPH of Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health has been selected as the 2011 recipient of the Ryan White Distinguished Leadership Award.  

The award, which was established in 2009 recognizes those who have contributed a significant amount to AIDS/STD prevention. The award was created by the Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention (RCAP).

Curran will be honored during RCAP’s seventh national conference that’s being held at Indiana University Bloomington.

RCAP is a joint project of Indiana University, University of Colorado and the University of Kentucky with funding from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop received the honor in 2010.

DeKalb County officials to hold ceremony at new park

DeKalb County officials to hold ceremony at new park

DECATUR, Ga. -- DeKalb County Chief Executive Officer W. Burrell Ellis, Jr., The Board of Commissioners and the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs all cordially invite you to the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new, renovated Flat Shoals Park.

The ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on April 7, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. Flat Shoals Park is located at 4522 Flat Shoals Parkway in Decatur.

Kroger warms customers of possible spam emails

Kroger warms customers of possible spam emails

ATLANTA – Recently, Kroger sent their Kroger Plus customers’ a letter explaining that “someone outside of the company” had tapped into their data base and obtained customers’ names and email addresses.

According to Kroger, the data base contained names and email addresses of customers who voluntarily provided their names and email addresses to Kroger.

Kroger warning their customers to not be alarmed if they receive spam email messages and they apologize for any inconvenience. Kroger, also, wants to remind their customers not to open emails from senders they don’t know.

Also, “Kroger would never ask you to email personal information such as credit card numbers or social security numbers. If you receive such a request, it did not come from Kroger and should be deleted.”  

If you have any concerns, you are welcomed to call Kroger’s customer service center at 1-800-Krogers (1-800-576-4377).

Survey: Hiring looks better for new grads

ATLANTA -- (Atlanta Business Chronicle) Employers will hire more new graduates this year than in previous years, but young employees may need to adjust expectations, reports Georgia Public Broadcasting. A survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers says that across the nation companies expect to hire 13 percent more new college graduates this year.

SACS to hold monthly team meeting, seek community input

ATLANTA – (submitted by Atlanta Public Schools) On the last Monday of each month, the SACS meeting will be preceded by a community input meeting from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. The community input will end promptly at 6:00pm so that the SACS team meeting may begin. In order to address the board during the community input meeting, participants are required to sign up between 4 p.m. and 4:50 p.m.

Please note that APS high schools remain fully accredited, meaning that students are eligible to apply to colleges and universities of their choice and receive HOPE and other scholarships.  APS elementary and middle schools are not impacted.

For more information, please visit our website at http://www.atlantapublicschools.us/sacsupdate

Emory University named Bicycle Friendly University by League of American Bicyclists

Emory University named Bicycle Friendly University by League of American Bicyclists

ATLANTA – Recently, Emory University was named a National Bicycle Friendly Campus by the League of American Bicyclists (LOAB).

This award, according to the LOAB website, the Bicycle Friendly University (BFU) program “recognizes institutions of higher education for promoting and providing a more bicycle-friendly campus for students, staff and visitors. The BFU program provides the roadmap and technical assistance to create great campuses for cycling.”

The only other school in the southeast region to win this award was the University of North Carolina in Greensboro, North Carolina.  

MARTA Public Hearings on additional bus service; Braves shuttle service

MARTA Public Hearings on additional bus service; Braves shuttle service

ATLANTA -- (submitted by Grant Park Neighborhood Association) As part of an ongoing review of bus service based on customer feedback and other considerations, the MARTA Board of Directors is holding public hearings to solicit input on proposed modifications of four existing routes and a scaled-back version of Braves shuttle service for the 2011 Major League Baseball season. 

A community exchange with MARTA staff will be held from 6:30 to 7 p.m.