March 6 is deadline
to order regalia
Faculty who wish to purchase academic regalia from the Emory Bookstores must place their orders by Thursday, March 6, to receive their costumes in time for the May 12 commencement exercises. A representative from an academic regalia company will be at the bookstore on Feb. 10 and 11 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. to assist faculty in purchasing regalia. Prices begin at $40 and do not include state sales tax. For more information, call the bookstore at 727-1788. Order forms may be faxed to 727-5958.

Construction prompts
temporary closure
of Schatten Gallery
Due to the construction of the Center for Library and Information Resources and the Woodruff Library renovation project, Schatten Gallery has suspended the mounting of exhibitions on its entrance level gallery space. The space is expected to remain closed through the summer of 1998. The exhibit space on the main level will continue to host exhibitions through May 30, 1997. This display area eventually will be replaced with space in the new building.

For further information on the gallery closure, call Director Valerie Watkins at 727-0136.

Pharmaceutical firm funds
psychiatry endowed chair

SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals has awarded $200,000 to the Department of Psychiatry for psychiatric treatment and research at Emory. "This generosity will allow for the establishment of the SmithKline Beecham Chair in Psychiatry at Emory," said department Chairman Charles B. Nemeroff.

The corporation has supported departmental programs for many years by funding a large number of clinical drug trials and by providing educational grants. Within the past two years, however, SmithKline Beecham has contributed $510,000 toward an endowed professorship for the department. Coupled with the recent gift and donations from other sources, the $1.2 million chair is nearly funded, said Nemeroff.

"Although it is not unusual for pharmaceutical companies to support departments of psychiatry at U.S. medical schools with research grants and clinical research, it is highly unusual for such companies to provide unrestricted gifts such as this one," he added.

Among the SmithKline Beecham products Emory psychiatric researchers have tested is the drug Paxil, now undergoing Food and Drug Administration approval, used to treat depression and anxiety disorders.

Nominees sought
for distinguished
The Faculty Council is soliciting nominations for the 1998 Distinguished Faculty Lecture. The lectureship is awarded annually to a distinguished member of the Emory faculty. Nominations for the lectureship are invited from all members of the University community. Nominees should embody the highest academic ideals and should be able to deliver a lecture demonstrating broad interest and exemplary scholarship.

Letters of nomination should be addressed to Faculty Council President-Elect Bill Cody, Oxford College, or via e-mail to <>. Nominations will be accepted through Tuesday, Feb. 18.

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