September 15, 1997
Volume 50, No. 4



Emory unveils new online look for Internet


How did Emory become the No. 7 party school?


Beginning a conversation: responses to Teaching at Emory


Library joins forces with Georgia Tech for virtual archive project


Carter Center Update:
First recipients of Rosalynn Carter journalism fellowships named


Issues in Progress:
University Senate

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


First Person: Tom Chaffin
Rampant conspiracy mongering coarsens public discourse


Profile: Amy Hepburn
Hepburn spends summer helping refugees in war-torn Bosnia


'Wafers' provide alternative for brain cancer treatment

Remington discusses his plans for global learning institute

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.

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