Emory Home Search the Emory Web Emory University

December 8, 1997
Volume 50, No. 15



MARTA officials show preliminary proposals for transit corridor

Grassroots database shows Emory's stake in government

Parking services moves toward more equitable rate

Oxford professor Anderson uses Socrates' methods in classes

Fall sports teams advance to Division III championships

Some illnesses render symptoms and patients 'invisible'

Emory mounts proactive health care compliance effort

Emory ranks 10th in producing Peace Corps volunteers

Issues in Progress

Technology Source

Inclement weather procedures posted

In the event of inclement weather, University employees may call 727-1234 and receive frequently updated information on University closings or delayed openings.

During dangerous weather conditions, the provost may exercise one of two alternatives:

  • Delayed opening: The University will open at a specific time to be announced by 5:30 a.m. on local television and radio stations.
  • University closing: Classes, examinations and all other operations will be canceled, except for Emory and Crawford Long hospitals, Food Services, the Police Department and Facilities Management.

New year brings new area code

On Jan. 1, 1998, the area code 678 will be added to current 404 and 770 area codes. Existing phone numbers in 404 and 770 will not have to be changed. Only new telephone numbers for homes, fax machines, modems, cellular phones and pagers will be assigned the new area code.

Beginning Jan. 1, everyone in the metropolitan Atlanta free-calling area will have to dial the full area code and phone number for calls to be completed-even when numbers are in the same area code.

BellSouth recommends changing all stored telephone numbers to include the area code. This includes call forwarding, speed calling, etc. Also remember to reprogram fax machines, modems and other telephone equipment with automatic dialing features.

On-campus calls will not be affected. Dialing instructions are on page 15 of the new 1997-98 campus directory. Additional information is available from Telecommunications at 727-4320.




First Person:
Religion and health care share a role in preventing disease

Gray and Daniels workshop working year-round


Enthusiastic learning is on tap for Ram's chemistry students

Studies of endometrial cancer, others seek volunteers

Baseball camp at Chappell Field

A winter baseball camp will be held at Chappell Field Dec. 27-29 from noon to 3 p.m. each day. Instruction will be provided by Emory head coach Kevin Howard and others. In case of inclement weather, the camp will be moved inside. Boys and girls of all ages and ability levels are welcome.

The camp costs $60. All children who participate will receive a camp T-shirt, and prizes will be given to the best campers. Parents are encouraged to participate with their child at no extra cost. To register or for more information call Kevin Howard at 727-0877.

Volunteers sought for research on depression

The Psychological Center's neuropsychology laboratory is conducting a research study of a promising new treatment for depression. Adults in the midst of a diagnosed major depressive episode or those who have suffered previously from this disorder and continue to experience negative mood and poor sleep are eligible. Participation takes place over a relatively short period of one to three weeks, incurs no expense, involves no medications and does not interfere with any current treatment. For more details or to request a consent form, call 727-2268.

Modem users have
one number only
to dial campus

The two phone numbers used to connect off-campus employees to University servers via modem will revert to one beginning Jan. 1. Employees who have pre-programmed the number 727-8620 into their home computers may get busy signals as that number has not been supported by Information Technology Division since Dec. 1. The number employees should use is 727-4000. By the first of January, the 727-8620 number will not connect users to campus at all.

Do you know an unsung heroine?

Emory Women's Center seeks nominations for its first annual Unsung Heroine Awards. The awards honor student, faculty and staff women who have demonstrated "extraordinary dedication to issues that affect women at Emory and/or the larger community but whose efforts have not received accolades or formal recognition." Examples would be women who have taken substantial risks to challenge sexism, been trailblazers in male-dominated environments, served as mentors to girls and young women or performed significant work in the community promoting safety, justice and equality for women.

Send letters of nomination (self-nomination is encouraged) by Jan. 26, 1998, to Emory Women's Center Unsung Heroines, Box GG. Nomination letters should include the name and daytime phone number of the nominee and the person nominating her, a brief description stating why the candidate should be considered for the award, and her status as student, staff or faculty member.

Awards will be presented at a dinner on Feb. 18, 1998. For more information, call 727-2001 or send e-mail to ahepbur@ emory.edu.