Collegium Vocale seeks vocalists
Collegium Vocale, a 50-voice classical choral ensemble at Emory, invites faculty, staff, students, alumni and local residents to audition for all voice parts. Auditions are by appointment through late August. Rehearsals are held each Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Glenn Memorial Church School Building. Two performances per year are presented as part of the Music at Emory Concert Series. Call (404) 321-4580 to schedule an audition.

Georgia 1st signs agreements with seven insurance carriers
Georgia 1st, the statewide healthcare delivery network of physicians and hospitals affiliated with Emory, has announced formal agreements with seven insurance carriers, including John Hancock Mutual Life, The Prudential and Jefferson Pilot, to cover more than 100,000 Georgians. Comprised of more than 3,000 physicians and 44 hospitals, Georgia 1st offers payers a single source for contracting for healthcare services throughout the state. Emory Hospitals CEO John Henry was recently re-elected to the board of Georgia 1st.

Courtright elected to ASSR
Paul Courtright, professor in the Department of Religion, has been elected to the American Society for the Study of Religion (ASSR). The ASSR is a national organization of approximately 100 scholars engaged in the comparative study of religion. Since 1960 ASSR has served as the American affiliate of the International Association for the History of Religions. Membership is by invitation of the Society. Professors Richard Martin (Religion) and Gordon Newby (Near Eastern and Judaic Languages and Literatures) are the other Emory faculty members who currently hold membership in the ASSR.

Robbins conducts research in South Africa
Vernon Robbins, professor of New Testament and Christian Origins in the Graduate Division of Religion, served as a Council for Human Sciences Research Fellow in South Africa this summer. Robbins' activities included giving a plenary address at the International Rhetoric Conference in Stellenbosch, and serving as visiting professor at the University of Stellenbosch for four weeks, with additional lectures at the University of Capetown, the University of the Western Cape, the University of Port Elizabeth, the University of South Africa, the University of Pretoria, Potchefstroom University, Rand Afrikaans University and the University of Witwatersrand. Robbins conducted research, seminars and public lectures that featured portions of his two new books, The Tapestry of Early Christianity: Rhetoric, Society and Ideology (London: Routledge) and Exploring the Texture of Texts: A Guide to Socio-Rhetorical Interpretation (Valley Forge, Penn.: Trinity Press International).

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