Emory hosts murder mystery writers

The Friends of the Emory Libraries will host "Murder, They Write," a panel discussion with three local writers. The writers, Celestine Sibley, Patricia Sprinkle and Kathy Hogan-Trochek, are members of Atlanta's "Women of Mystery" and will reveal their mystery writing techniques in a panel discussion that is free and open to the public. Sibley, a longtime Atlanta Journal-Constitution columnist and reporter, has written Ah, Sweet Mystery, Straight As an Arrow and Dire Happening at Scratch Ankle. Trocheck, previously at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, is the author of Every Crooked Nanny, To Live and Die in Dixie and Homemade Sin. Sprinkle, who writes with a decidedly local flavor, has penned Death of a Dunwoody Matron, Murder in Charleston Manor, Mystery Bred in Buckhead and Somebody's Dead in Snellville.

The event, slated for Tuesday, Jan. 17, in Cox Hall Ballroom, will begin with a reception at 5:30 p.m. The program will start at 6 p.m. The discussion will be moderated by Susan Peters of the Emory Libraries and member of Sisters in Crime. A book signing will follow. The event is sponsored by Friends of the Emory University Libraries. For information, call 727-6861.

Emory Moot Court Society advances to nationals

The law school's Moot Court Society qualified for the finals of Region Five in the 45th annual National Moot Court Competition and will advance to the national competition in New York City on Jan. 23, along with 27 other regional finalists. Emory's team also earned recognition for writing the best brief in the region. The competition is sponsored by the American College of Trial Lawyers and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.

Water line work affects WHSCAB pedestrians

Some pedestrian traffic near WHSCAB continues to be impeded by a project that is adding new chilled water lines for the building.

Since work on the project began in mid-December, pedestrian traffic from Clifton Road to Means Drive via the plaza area between WHSCAB and Anatomy & Physiology has been prohibited. Pedestrian access is expected to resume this week. The entire project is scheduled for completion by Jan. 20.

A water line installation project near Candler Library was scheduled to be completed this week, while another project on Asbury Circle near Woodruff Library was completed late last week.

Faculty and staff eligible for Evening at Emory discount

Evening at Emory's winter classes begin on Jan. 30. Late registration continues through Thursday, Feb. 2, from 5-8 p.m. at Evening at Emory's Sage Hill office. Emory faculty and staff are eligible for a 20 percent tuition discount. For more information, call 874-0999.

Carter Center event to examine conflict resolution

The Carter Center will host a forum on resolving conflict in today's world from 7:30-9 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10, as part of the "Conversations at The Carter Center" series.

Speakers for the discussion include former Ambassador Marion Creekmore, director of programs at The Carter Center and vice provost for International Affairs at Emory; Joyce Neu, associate director of the center's Conflict Resolution Program; Eric Flowers, assistant cluster coordinator for the Atlanta Project Therrell Cluster, and Jennifer McCoy, senior research associate of the Latin American and Caribbean Program, who has worked with Carter on election-monitoring missions in Haiti, Guyana and Nicaragua.