Nemeroff family extends thanks
My family wishes to extend our thanks to the entire Emory community for
the remarkable kindness and generosity provided to us as we have dealt with
the tragic loss of our son Matthew in an automobile accident that occurred
on Aug. 9. From the moment of the accident, everyone at Emory pulled together
to help us in every way possible. This included the emergency room personnel
at Grady Memorial Hospital, the staff at the Glenn Memorial Church, Emory
Hospital Chaplain Bob Gary and Wesley Woods CEO Larry Minnix, who both agreed
to conduct the funeral service, and many other people. The family spirit
that pervaded the entire process was unique to Emory and rendered an impossibly
difficult situation bearable. The outpouring of support from the medical
school, the University and the administration buoyed us as much as was possible.
The remarkable letters and cards from faculty and staff, residents and medical
students, and from my patients have been comforting. We are grateful to
you for being there for us, and thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Charles B. Nemeroff
Reunette W. Harris Professor and Chair Department of Psychiatry
and Behavioral Sciences
SCHOLARSHIP & RESEARCH
Religious holidays during school year
Following are the dates of major Christian, Jewish and Islamic holidays
for the 1997-98 academic year.
Rosh Hashanah Oct. 2-3
Yom Kippur Oct. 11
Sukkot Oct. 16-24
Hannukah Dec. 24-31
Purim March 12
Passover April 11-18
* All Jewish holidays begin at sunset the night before on the first date
given and end one hour after sunset on the last date given.
Christmas Dec. 25
Ash Wednesday Feb. 25
Good Friday April 10
Easter April 12
Ramadan Dec. 31
*Eid-Ul-Fitr Jan. 30 - Feb. 1
*Eid-Ul-Adha April 8-10
First Muharrah April 28
* These days are based on a lunar calendar and are subject to the appearance
of the moon and are announced by the mosque. (The most observant Muslims
will observe all days of Eid-Ul-Fitz and Eid-Ul-Adha; others may observe
only the first two.)
MiniMedical School begins Sept. 23
The fourth Emory MiniMedical School begins Sept. 23, with classes running
for eight consecutive Tuesday evenings in the Health Sciences Center Administration
Building. One of the most popular courses offered through Evening at Emory,
the school has given more than 2,000 Atlantans-including many Emory employees-an
intriguing glimpse into the wonders of the human body and how physicians
diagnose and treat disease.
With the 20 percent discount for Emory employees for this and other Evening
at Emory courses, MiniMedical School tuition is $60. In addition to classes,
the fee includes a "textbook," weekly refreshments and the familiar
Emory MiniMedical School T-shirt. Employees can register by calling 727-6000.
Cardiologist Randolph Martin hosts the series once again. Thomas Lawley,
dean of the medical school, will welcome students the first evening, and
Michael Johns, executive vice president for health affairs, will be present
on Nov. 11 for presentation of diplomas.
For more information, call 727-5686.
Full slate of events for Alumni Weekend
This year's Alumni Weekend coincides with the Goizueta Business School dedication
and open house on Friday, Sept. 26, from 4:30 to 8:00 p.m. But the weekend
actually gets underway the day before, when Emory's Big Book Sale begins
and the Sports Hall of Fame Banquet is held.
The annual Alumni 5K Fun Run will start in Lullwater at 8 a.m. Saturday.
Later that morning, ABC News and National Public Radio correspondent Cokie
Roberts will speak at the Emory Medal Presentation in Glenn Church. The
All-Alumni Luncheon will follow on the Quad.
Other highlights of the weekend include a young alumni band party on
McDonough Field featuring Tinsley Ellis '77OX, '79C and the traditional
picnic in Lullwater and a music performance by percussionist Mika Yoshida
on Sunday at 4 p.m.
For more information about events, call 727-8071.
Annual book sale benefits library
The Friends of Emory Libraries is holding a book sale on the ground floor
of the Candler Library Sept. 25-27. A special preview sale will be held
Sept. 24, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. with a $10 cost for admission. Free admission on
other sale days at the following times: Sept. 25, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sept.
26, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sept. 27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
For more information, call 727-7620.