EPD warns community about Pigeon Drop scam
Alarmed by a recent incident involving an Emory College student on campus,
the Emory Police Department is warning the Emory community not to be victims
of a fraud scam called the Pigeon Drop. The Pigeon Drop occurs as follows:
An unsuspecting student is approached by a stranger, Criminal A, who has
pretended to find a bag or a box containing cash set up to look like drug
or gambling proceeds. Also pretending to be oblivious to the situation,
Criminal B walks up to the scene and is shown the money by Criminal A. Criminal
B comments that he or she once heard a friend (lawyer, banker or police
officer) say that lost money should be deposited at a bank. Criminal B continues
to explain that the bank would notify the police, and that after 30 days
the unclaimed cash will be divided among the finders, but the bank will
require a $1,000 deposit. Criminal A, Criminal B and the student go to the
student's bank to withdraw his or her cash, then drive to a bank where either
Criminal A or Criminal B claims to know an employee. One criminal enters
the bank, pretending to deposit the cash, while the other criminal stays
in the car with the student. The other criminal returns to the car and sends
the student into the bank to see the manager. Then both criminals quickly
drive away with all of the money.
EPD asks that anyone who has any information or has seen any suspicious
activity to contact them at 727-8005.
Elaine Walker receives Zubin Award
Elaine Walker, professor of psychology, has received the Joseph Zubin Memorial
Fund Award, which awards young investigators in psychopathology with an
opportunity to deliver a lecture in either Pittsburgh or New York City,
the two major sites where Zubin carried on his work. The award also carries
an honorarium and includes travel expenses.
Suzanne Salzinger, writing for the fund in notifying Walker of her selection
as recipient, wrote that Walker's work is "very much in keeping with
the originality and interdisciplinary approach to research in psychopathology
that Joseph Zubin fostered throughout his career."
Library construction could cause minor disruptions for users
Throughout November, parts of the Woodruff Library Reference Department,
the Center for Business Information (both on the main level) and the Center
for Government Information (on the ground level) have been undergoing renovation
as a new exterior and interior wall facing Candler Library are constructed.
The effort is part of the site preparation for construction of the Center
for Library and Information Resources.
Library users can expect higher levels of noise and some periodic disruption
during daytime hours, Monday-Saturday. The new weatherproof, 135-foot-long
north wall will run parallel to and four feet inside the existing wall.
Parts of the general reference and business collections, the Center for
Business Information area and some study spaces have been relocated in preparation
for this phase of construction. The area will remain open, and all collections
will be accessible throughout the construction of the wall.
For information on library construction, call 727 -6861 or visit site <http://clair.library.
Benarios honored by classical association
The Classical Association of the Middle West and South has named its largest
travel grant awarded to members in honor of Herbert and Janice Benario.
Herbert Benario is professor of classics emeritus at Emory, and his wife
Janice, who served as an adjunct faculty member in classics, is
associate professor of classics emeritus at Georgia State University. They
have both been members of the association since the 1950s. The Classical
Association of the Middle West and South is the largest regional classical
association in the country.
Psychotherapy groups available
The Department of Psychiatry is sponsoring two psychotherapy groups through
its Outpatient Training Program. Both a mixed psychotherapy group and a
women's therapy group are available. Openings are limited. The groups meet
weekly, and the cost is $20 per session. For further information, call Carol
Levy at 727-0399.
Emory Bookstore sets fall book sale
Lullwater Books in the Emory Bookstores is sponsoring a book sale on Nov.
22, 25 and 26 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. each day in the Bookstore lobby. Items
on sale will include books, videotapes and CDs. For further information,
to the November 18, 1996 contents page