Cable Conference convenes on campus Emory
hosted this year's University of Massachussetts' Annual Conference on Campus
Cable Television. Attendees from universities across the country came to
The Conference Center to attend various seminars and learn about new trends
and equipment, as well as what their colleagues at other universities are
Speakers came from as far away as Maine, New Mexico and Wisconsin, but
Emory staff provided some of the conference's most interesting information.
Many members of Multimedia Communications delivered presentations or led
discussions. There were presenters from other Emory departments as well.
Benn Konsynski, a professor at the Goizuetta Business School, told a
group attending the "Managing the Information Resource" presentation
that the "model of a University will be challenged as we move into
the next decade." He also talked about the patterns of electronic commerce
and new market realities.
Jim Johnson, vice provost for Information Technologies, was a keynote
speaker. He discussed the changes in video and its related technology and
talked about those who will benefit from the new technology. He also provided
various possibilities and strategies to take advantage of the new technology.
law concept realized
Woodruff Professor of Law Harold Berman is one of the leaders of the effort
to establish the World Law Institute, a not-for-profit organization that
will sponsor educational programs in fields of law relating to world economy,
world organizations and the emerging common law of humankind.
Berman has been a leading academic advocate of world law and a principal
author of the world law concept.
He will be joined by David Link, dean of the Notre Dame University Law
School, who will serve as chairman of the new institute, Ohio trial lawyer
Thomas Murray and Edward Mearns, professor of law at Case Western Reserve
Primarily for practicing lawyers and global business and political leaders,
the World LawInstitute will establish Academies of World Law in various
countries-the first scheduled to open in Moscow and London in 1998. The
institute will be officially launched at the Conference on World Law this
As an affiliate sponsor, Emory Healthcare will support the 1997 Peachtree
Road Race in a number of ways. The popular annual event is scheduled for
July 4 at 7:30 a.m. and starts at Lenox Square.
Emory has been associated with the Atlanta Track Club, organizer of the
race, for more than a decade and for the past five years has been a formal
sponsor. The 1997 race will be the first with a large contingent of racers
wearing Emory colors; more than 300 staff will race in complimentary Emory
"It was exciting being involved with the Peachtree registration
(at Emory Hospital)-to see so many Emory runners," says Debbie Clegg
of the Emory Running Club and dietetic internship director at Emory Hospital.
"From the looks of the quality of runners we have, we have an awesome
team. Go Emory!"
Visitors to the Runners' Expo at Grand Hyatt Atlanta (formerly Hotel
Nikko) scheduled July 2 and 3 may visit the Emory Healthcare exhibit for
free body fat measurements and flexibility testing.
A limited number of Emory Healthcare t-shirts are available for Emory
staff who registered for the Peachtree on their own but still wish to represent
Emory during the race. Call Gaye Humphrey at 778-7735 or send and e-mail
Emory staff who would like information about the Emory Running Club should
contact Linda Napolitano at 712-7033.