Around Campus

Nursing Nest available
for nursing mothers

Women faculty, staff and students now have a quiet place on campus they can go to nurse their babies or express breast milk.

Ali Crown, director of the Women's Center, has announced that the "Nursing Nest" is now available at the Women's Center. "Nursing moms on campus now have a relaxing, private space to nurse their babies or use a breast pump while on campus," said Crown. "Most breastfeeding women find it necessary to pump at least two times a day to maintain milk supply. This milk can then be used for the infant while the mother is at work or school. We provide the comfortable chairs and warm atmosphere."

The Nursing Nest also offers a refrigerator for milk storage along with information about breastfeeding.

For information about the Nursing Nest, call the Women's Center at 727-2000.

Sculpture depicts
river blindness

"Sightless Among Miracles," a life-sized bronze sculpture depicting river blindness, was recently unveiled at The Carter Center. The sculpture depicts a young boy leading his elder by the end of a stick after the adult has been stricken with river blindness disease. John and Rebecca Moores donated the sculpture as a symbol of The Carter Center's commitment to ending river blindness, a disease infecting an estimated 18 million people in 34 countries in Africa, Latin America and Asia. "Rosalynn and I are deeply grateful for the significant contributions made by John and Rebecca Moores in the fight against this horrible disease," said former President Jimmy Carter at the unveiling. "This sculpture represents the dedication of many who work to prevent the needless suffering of millions in the developing world."

PCSW to give awards
for women's studies

The President's Commission on the Status of Women is offering three $250 awards for work concerning women, gender or feminist theory. At the Commission's April reception, President Bill Chace will present the awards to one undergraduate and two graduate students. The award recognizes outstanding scholarship by students in the Graduate School and the schools of medicine, law, nursing, public health, theology and business, as well as scholarship by undergraduates at Emory and Oxford colleges or the undergraduate business and nursing schools.

Papers must meet the following criteria. The author must be enrolled in one of the eligible schools at Emory or Oxford. Papers submitted by undergraduates must have been written for a course offered between March 1, 1996, and Feb. 28, 1997; graduate submissions may have been written for a course, lecture, conference, journal article, etc., and may be published or unpublished. Undergraduate papers must be nominated by faculty members, who will attach a cover letter describing the merits of the paper.

Papers from both undergraduate and graduate students should be double spaced, on 8 1/2 x 11-inch paper with the name of the author on the back page. Undergraduate papers should be 12-15 pages in length, while graduate entries are limited to 50 pages. The submission deadline is Monday, March 3. All entrants should send four copies of the paper and a letter of nomination to: Martha Talbott, Information Technology Division, North Decatur Building. For more information, contact Talbott at 727-1092 or <>.

Volunteers sought
for research studies

Researchers are recruiting participants for studies on chronic depression and memory disorders at the School of Medicine.

For the depression study, eligible volunteers should be over 18 and have been diagnosed with chronic depression. Study medications and/or psychotherapy will be provided without charge. During the year-and-a-half-long study, participants will visit The Emory Clinic once or twice a week for several months. For information, call Bettina Knight at 727-8968.

Emory neurology researchers at Wesley Woods are seeking volunteers for an investigational drug trial for the treatment of memory difficulties and early Alzheimer's disease. People with mild to moderate memory difficulties who are in good general health may be eligible for this study. For information, call Janet Cellar at 728-6453.

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