October 13, 1997
Volume 50, No. 8



Study finds gender salaries equal at Emory, but women may face barriers to promotion

Halle Institute for Global Learning officially opens

First ladies: the busy women behind powerful men

The search for a permanent provost gets underway

Technology Source:
Web site 'cookies' create footsteps in cyberspace

Eye strain common with more frequent computer use

Carter Center Update:
"Carter/Mondale 20-Year Reunion" held Oct. 17-19

New theology professors have variety of interests

Emory Clinic welcomes Glisson as chief financial officer

International awareness week features films, lectures

International Awareness Week, a collaboration between the International Affairs Council and the Office of International Affairs, runs Oct. 20-25. Several events highlight the week.

A photo exhibit sponsored by the Student Education Abroad Committee will be on display in the Dobbs Center Oct. 20-23. There will be international performaces and cuisine, several foreign-language films, lectures, panel discussions and organizational fairs.

Charles Van Onselen of the University of Witswatersrand will lecture on "The Production of History in South Africa" and "The Shadow Patricarchy: Contestations between Black South African Sharecroppers and Landowners." A panel discussion on Oct. 21 examining women's rights in the Middle East is among the events rounding out the week, which will conclude on Saturday with a mini Olympics at Cooper's Field from 1 to 4 p.m.

Emory Breast Health Center sponsors annual information forum

The annual Emory Breast Health Forum, sponsored by the Breast Health Center at the Winship Cancer Center, will be held Oct. 21 to provide information on all aspects of breast cancer including prevention, detection and follow-up treatment. Experts from the Breast Health Center and Emory Women's Care will explain the most recent findings and treatment and take questions from the audience. The forum will be held at the Holiday Inn Select in Decatur. Registration and a reception begin at 6 p.m., and the forum is scheduled from 6:30 to 8 p.m. There is no charge to attend, but participants should register in advance by calling Emory HealthConnection at 778-7777 by Oct. 14.


First Person:
Will Emory bow or break in the winds of social change?

Emory pianist balances teaching with performance


Architects have been shopping their visions for 2,500 years

Yerkes discovery may help prevent childhood blindness

Annual benefits election period set

Emory's annual Benefits Election Period is scheduled for Oct. 20 to Nov. 14. During this time, employees can opt for a flexible spending account for 1998, begin or drop health coverage for dependents, change health or dental plans, sign up for additional life insurance, or choose to pay for health, dental and short-term disability on a before- or after-tax basis.

The BeneFlex plan offers eligible employees the opportunity to save money on costs associated with dependent care, out-of-pocket health care expenses and other benefits through a health care reimbursement account or a dependent-care assistance account.

An advantage of this plan is the ability to reduce taxable income by paying for health and dependent care expenses with before-tax dollars; employees can designate an amount to be deducted from their paycheck and deposited into the BeneFlex account before any taxes are withheld.

Employees currently enrolled in a flexible spending account should note that they must re-elect an account for 1998 if they wish to stay enrolled. Current accounts will automatically end Dec. 31.

Interdisciplinary faculty seminar to be offered next spring

Following last year's successful interdisciplinary exchange, "Questions of Evidence," Woodruff Professor of Comparative Studies and Religion James Gustafson and English Professor Walter Reed will lead another faculty seminar in the spring of 1998. The topic is "Metaphors and Models." This year's seminar will meet from 4-6 p.m. on Wednesdays throughout the semester; it will continue as a scaled-down version of the Luce Seminar run for eight years by Gustafson.

Participants will read and discuss a collection of essays on the topic of metaphors and models drawn from a variety of disciplines. The collection will be compiled with input from the seminar members.

Applications for this year's seminar are invited from all Emory's faculty, including former participants in the Luce Seminar. Enrollment will be limited to 13 people, selected in order to promote diversity among fields. Participants will receive a stipend of $500 for research expenses related to the seminar.

Applications should be sent to Gustafson at the Department of Religion, Callaway Center, by Dec. 5. They may include the suggestion of a relevant essay. Selections will be announced by Dec. 16.

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