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Nominations for interim provost sought

President Bill Chace is seeking nominations from the Emory community for the position of interim provost. Chace hopes to reach a decision on who will fill the position before winter break begins. The interim provost will serve during 1997-98 while a search is conducted for a permanent replacement for Provost Billy Frye, who recently announced that he will retire in June. Upon his retirement, Frye will become chancellor of the University.

Nominations may be forwarded to Chace via e-mail at <> or via campus mail to: Office of the University Secretary, 407 Administration.

Curriculum fund honors Rebecca McGreevy

The Goizueta Business School has received a commitment for $100,000 to be funded over a four-year period from The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. for the development of the Rebecca Cheney McGreevy Fund for Curriculum Development and Research in Public Relations. The gift was made in memory of McGreevy, an Emory alumna and member of the Board of Trustees who had been senior vice president of public relations for The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.

"We are very grateful to the Estée Lauder Companies for selecting to honor Rebecca Cheney McGreevy in this way," said Ronald Frank, dean of the business school. "These funds will be used to train young people in the tools of enhancing the public relations function in the corporate arena. In this way, we will be able to both pay tribute to Rebecca's tremendous contribution to this field and enhance the value of our management education programs."

The endowed McGreevy Fund will support public relations-related curriculum development activity.

In addition to the fund, the Rebecca Cheney McGreevy Endowed Chair in Public Relations was established this fall by McGreevy's husband, Charles P. McGreevy. When the chair becomes fully funded, the school will appoint a distinguished professor who has a particular interest in teaching or research in the field of public relations.

McGreevy, who died on Dec. 11, 1995, received her undergraduate degree from Emory in 1955 and her MBA from New York University. An Atlanta native, she joined Estée Lauder in 1966.

Instructional computing proposals sought

The Arts and Sciences Computer Advisory Committee is soliciting proposals to improve undergraduate education through the use of information technology. Accepted proposals will be supported by the Instructional Computing Development Fund. College departments and faculty members who have not received a copy of the proposal guidelines and are interested in submitting proposals should call 727-7525 for a copy of the guidelines. Proposals for fiscal year 1996-97 are due Jan. 27, 1997.

Chemistry post-doctoral fellow dies

Craig West, 30, a post-doctoral fellow in the chemistry department, died from adult respiratory distress syndrome on Nov. 21. West came to Emory in October planning to spend a year or two working with Candler Professor of Chemistry Fred Menger on combinatorial chemistry. West received his doctoral degree in organic chemistry from the University of New Hampshire in 1996.

Campus recycling available for old telephone books

Now that the new 1996-97 campus directories have arrived in most University offices, faculty, staff and students are encouraged to recycle their old directories. Last week, a large bin for telephone book recycling was placed just off Peavine Creek Drive near Candler Field. The bin will remain there until early March. Emory community members are invited to recycle not only their campus directories, but also their BellSouth directories and Yellow Pages from both their homes and offices. Departments are encouraged to bring telephone books to the recycling site themselves. Those who cannot deliver their own directories should contact Recycling Coordinator Elaine Gossett for assistance. Gossett can be reached by phone at 727-1796 or by e-mail at <egosset>.

Emory Report returns after Winter Break

This is the final edition of Emory Report for the fall semester. The newspaper will resume weekly publication with the Jan. 13, 1997, issue. The deadline for that edition is Jan. 6.

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