| Winter 2005
an Emory undergraduate, Joe King 88C studied the
life and work of architect Paul Rudolph in Judith Rohrers
History of Modern Architecture course. Kings veneration
for Rudolphs architectural vision may have begun
with Cannon Chapel, but it did not end there. King recently
published a book, Paul Rudolph: The Florida Houses
(Princeton Architectural Press, 2002), and brought
a companion exhibition to museums across the country,
including most recently to the Museum of Design Atlanta.
came to Emory in four hulking sea-cargo containers, rumbling
into the Briarcliff Campus on tractor trailers that looked
fit to deliver entire floors of furniture or industrial
equipment. Instead, the trucks held booksmore than
fifty thousand of them, in fact. Books in boxes, books
in crates, books in wooden tea chests that still had bits
of tea leaves crushed in the bottom. The four massive
shipments from a warehouse in Geneva, Switzerland, brought
Emory what is thought to be the largest collection of
poetry ever amassed by a private collector, recently given
to the University by bibliophile Raymond Danowski.
of the Jaeckel: The fourteen-ton Opus 45 Pipe Organ
that is now a focal point in Emorys Emerson Concert
Hall was only recently installed, but the grand instrument
is the fruit of a relationship that goes
back more than a decade. In
1991, when plans for a University arts center were beginning
to take shape, administrators and members of the arts
faculty met with organ builder Daniel Jaeckel and asked
him to design an organ expressly for Emory. But those
early plans were abandoned and the agreement with Jaeckel
had to wait more than ten years, until the Schwartz Center
for Performing Arts was completed in 2003.
Storyteller: Author Salman Rushdie lectured at Emory
in early October as the Richard Ellman Lecturer in Modern
Literature. The biennial event honors the late Robert
W. Woodruff Professor Richard Ellman, biographer of James
Joyce and Oscar Wilde.
was one of two business schools in the country chosen
to offer the U.S. Business
Internship Program for Young Middle Eastern Women,
a mini-MBA-style program during the month of August. The
effort is part of the Middle East Partnership Initiative,
created by the federal government to support economic,
educational, and political reform in the Middle East.
Forty-two women, chosen for their promising business acumen
and ambition, came to Emory from Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt,
Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman,
Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates,
West Bank/Gaza, and Yemen.
Voice Center, which opened in September 2003 in the
Medical Office Tower of Emory Crawford Long Hospital in
Atlanta, is equipped to diagnose, treat, and rehabilitate
those with voice disorders, especially professionals who
use their voices to make a living. The center has several
specialists on staff, including laryngologists, speech
language pathologists, and voice therapists.
Synchronicity: Hope Mirlis 93C, is a founding
member of Synchronicity Performance Group, a theater company
that seeks to produce fearless, fresh, and thought-provoking
plays in Atlanta. Synchronicity began because its founders
saw a lack of cutting-edge works locally, especially ones
with juicy roles for women at all levels of production.
win-win situation: When Betsy Stephenson joined Emory
director of athletics and recreation in July, she not
only gave up her post as associate director at a highly
competitive NCAA Division I schoolthe University
of California at Los Angelesand moved across the
country, she also came to a physical education facility
under major renovation. But Stephenson says the move felt
right because of what lies at the heart of the Emory athletics
program: the student athletes.
Fellows: After graduating with a degree in psychology,
Jordan Bell 99C traveled to Southern Nepal to volunteer
with the Womens Health Initiative, to Eastern Turkey
to produce an independent documentary on the Kurdish population,
and to Macedonia to teach at an international school.
When, during a return visit to Atlanta, one of her former
Emory professors told Bell about the Fuld fellowships
at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, she saw
the chance to combine social activism and international
health by pursuing a masters degree in nursing.
the Sick: Physician
G. Scott Morris 83M, who grew up in Atlanta, founded
the Church Health Center in Memphis, Tennessee, to help
the working poor, elderly, and homeless. The clinic is
now the countrys largest faith-based health center
for the poor. The Church Health Center, which accepts
no government funding, now has 40,000 patients for whom
it is the primary health care provider.
has long fostered vigorous scholarship in the field of
Irish studies, achieving
national and international renown with its collection
of twentieth-century Irish literary materials and strong
faculty. Ironically, though, a formal Irish studies program
did not existuntil now. The program was launched
last spring and the curriculum will be completed later
East: Started in 2001 by a handful of Emory students,
Campus Moviefest caught on like wildfire in Atlanta and
is rapidly making
its way into other cities. In four years, the Atlanta
festival has grown from a thousand Emory students participating
to ten thousand amateur directors, editors, and actors
at eight area universities. We really didnt
know what to expect that first time, says David
Roemer 02B, co-founder and CEO of Ideas United,
the fledgling company that organizes Campus Moviefest.
Roemer and Dan Costa 01B, now president of Ideas
United, conceived Campus Moviefest (originally iMovieFest)
as a community-building activity among students.