June 23, 1997
Volume 49, No. 34



Emory and the United Methodist Church grapple with legal and traditional ties


Researcher assumes senior level post in Health Sciences

Think carpool, only cheaper-vanpools latest commuter option


Barkley Forum's Urban Debate League gets $600,000 grant

Annual Writer's festival features four regional voices

a list of the top ten bestselling fiction and nonfiction

The following lists give the 10 bestselling fiction and nonfiction books in the Emory Bookstores for June:


1. Mason & Dixon
by Thomas Pynchon
2. The Gospel According to the Son
by Norman Mailer
3. The Celestine Prophecy
by James Redfield
4. A Book of Memories: A Novel
by Peter Nadas
5. Out of Canaan
by Jan Karon
6. Up Island: A Novel
by Anne River Siddons
7. Lady of Avalon
by Marion Zimmer Bradley
8. Light of Common Day
by John Herman
9. Five Women
by Rona Jaffe
10. The Ranch
by Danielle Steel


1. Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil
by John Berendt
2. Into Thin Air
by Jon Krakauer
3. Personal History
by Katherine Graham
4. Virus Hunter
by C.J. Peters
5. Just as I am
by Billy Graham
6. Underboss: Sammy the Bull Gravano's Story
by Peter Maas
7. Visual Explanations
by Edward Tufte
8. News of a Kidnapping
by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
9. Angela's Ashes: A Memoir
by Frank McCort
10. Into the Storm
by Tom Clancy

Unshelved is compiled by Nowell Briscoe, trade book buyer in the Emory Bookstores.


First Person: Michael Johns
Emory finds itself at a crossroads with health care changes

Profile: Daiasy Machado
Machado's career satisfies need to encourage others


Christians should risk relating to people of other faiths

Rich's students tackle real world welfare-to-work issues

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 doing.

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.

Professor's world
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 University.

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 fall.

Peachtree racers
will sport
Emory t-shirts

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 Healthcare t-shirts.

"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 to <Gaye_Humphrey@emory.org.>

Emory staff who would like information about the Emory Running Club should contact Linda Napolitano at 712-7033.

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