The four Bobby Jones Scholars
who came to Emory this year from the University of St. Andrews
in Scotland had a special treat: serving as extras in the Bobby
Jones biopic that opened in theaters across the country April
30. Dressed in 1920s garbtweed knickers, vests, and caps
for the men; long-sleeved dresses and wide-brimmed hats for
the ladies Chris Dale, Tim Hayden-Smith, Rob Huddart,
and Lynch, were in the background of scenes filmed last fall
at East Lake Golf Club.
On the top floor of the Pitts Theology
Library, there is a vast room filled with ten-foot-tall
shelves and protected by heavy locks and a security keypad,
to which only a handful of people know the code. To scholars
of Martin Luther and the sixteenth-century Protestant Reformation,
the contents of this room are equivalent to the most precious
museum holdings anywhere, a place of pilgrimage.
Eric Nelson, Emory choral director and associate professor of
music is one of seven faculty members chosen to receive a Crystal
Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2004
Peter Cohen has been
stared at, mocked, even physically threatened. Over the course
of two decades, the thirty-nine-year-olds body had twisted
and contorted due to a neurological movement disorder called
dystonia, which causes involuntary
muscle contractions, abnormal movements, and awkward postures.
three hundred thousand Americans have dystonia, making it the
third most common movement disorder behind Parkinsons
disease and essential tremor disorder.
Pick up almost any
news story that has to do with Southern politics, and theres
a fair chance the Asa G. Candler Professor of Politics and Government
Merle Black will be quoted. And with the U.S.
presidential election closing in, Black isnt the only
Emory political expert whose telephone is ringing. Alan Abramowitz,
Alben W. Barkley Professor of Political Science, also fields
frequent calls from media looking for tips on the political
The $33.4-million Goizueta Foundation
Center will complete a magnificent quadrangle
in a part of campus that was once little-used space, said business
school Dean Thomas S. Robertson. The five-story building will
house Goizuetas recently established Ph.D. program and
research centers, a reflection of the schools growing
commitment to research. The executive programs also will have
their own space under the new roof.
In summer, the place enjoys the relaxed atmosphere of a neighborhood
swim and tennis club; in the fall, it becomes a bustling college
campus. Emorys new Clairmont
Campus, which opened in 2003, is nothing if not versatile.
During the warm months at least, the vast, sparkling blue pool
is the epicenter of the Student Activity and Academic Center
(SAAC), the heart of the Clairmont Campus. The SAAC also offers
a range of activities such as yoga, Pilates, and kickboxing,
as well as swimming and tennis classes for all ages. The SAAC
has more than 700 memberships, including families from the nearby
Druid Hills and Decatur neighborhoods and alumni members.
To have two plays produced at once is surely a playwrights
dream. It wont likely happen for many in their lifetime.
But it did for Lauren Gunderson
03C this winter, when she saw a pair of her plays,
Leap and Background, mounted simultaneously at Theater Emory
and Atlantas Essential Theatre.
Johnnie D. Ray, vice president
for resource development at the University of Texas at Austin,
has been named senior vice president for institutional advancement
at Emory. He succeeds William H. Fox 79PhD, who has been
named senior vice president for external affairs.
To be diagnosed with Parkinsons
diseasea progressive neurological disorder that causes
tremors and muscle stiffnesswas an especially cruel irony
for Kim Nichols, a solderer for Northrop Grumman Corporation
who enjoys origami as a hobby. When Nichols could no longer
use her right hand to do intricate work, she learned to use
her left. She decided to dedicate her talents in origami, the
Japanese art of folding paper into flowers, animals, and ornaments,
toward finding a cure for Parkinsons.