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April 13, 1998
Volume 50, No. 28



Emory voluntarily takes lead in cutting ozone pollution with 'Hazy Days' program

Harrison tracked over 40 bills for '98 legislative session

Three college faculty honored as excellent teachers

Cyber-classes help professionals pursue long-distance MPH

Supply and demand dictate 'banner year' for recruiting

A snapshot of (a few) new humanities professors

Carter Center Update

Technology Source Update

Rollins' Leite to receive Channel 11 award

Tune in to WXIA-TV Channel 11 Wednesday, April 15, at 9 p.m. for a live telecast honoring Bernadette Leite of the School of Public Health and 10 other 11 Alive Community Service Award recipients "for their selfless devotion to the betterment of our community."

Leite founded Kids Alive and Loved (KAL), a bereavement and grief support group for youth survivors of violence. The innovative violence prevention program has received national and international recognition as a model for breaking the cycle of youth violence. A case history of KAL was recently published in Health Education and Behavior (Vol. 25, 1998), the official journal of the Society for Public Health Education.

British vocal group to perform on campus

The Tallis Scholars, a London-based Renaissance-style vocal ensemble, will perform at 8:15 p.m. Saturday, April 18, in Glenn Auditorium.

Director and founder Peter Phillips is credited with creating the authenticity of the group's Renaissance repertoire. A homogenous blend of purity and clarity of sound has made the ensemble the leading exponent of Renaissance sacred vocal music. "Sheer, luxuriant beauty-that's what it was ... Phillips filled the cathedral with such ethereal harmonies and precise polyphony it was hard to believe they were ordinary mortals," according to The Denver Post.

The Tallis Scholars have recorded works by established composers such as Byrd, Tallis, Palestrina, Josquin, and Victoria and lesser-known composers such as Clemens non Papa, Frei Manuel Cardoso and Heinrich Isaac. Their recording of Josquin des Pres' Missa Pange lingua and Missa La sol fa re mi won Gramophone magazine's Record of the Year, the first ever in the early music category to win that distinction. They have toured Australia, the Far East, Europe and Japan, in addition to the United States, and have performed at such sites as the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome and the Sistine Chapel.

Fenton Lecture scheduled for
April 16

David Haberman of Indiana University's Religious Studies department will give this year's John Y. Fenton Lecture in the Comparative Study of Religion. Haberman, an internationally recognized scholar of the medieval North Indian devotional tradition centered in Braj, will gave a talk titled "Religious Goddess, Polluted River: Environmental Ethics and Natural Theology in India."

His lecture will focus on the Yamuna as both goddess and river and will examine the contemporary conflict between religious sensibilities associated with the river and the increasing pollution of its waters.

The lecture is sponsored by the Asian Studies Program and the Department of Religion and will be held April 16 in 112 White Hall at 7:30 p.m.


First Person:
Society needs to get tough on causes of crime, says Agnew

For Hodge, fitness for all at Emory is a job 'well' done


Sudan course gives students taste of real-world mediation

Obidah's class stresses the context in which students learn

MiniMed courses set to begin again

Emory MiniMedical School 102: Diagnostic Skills and Clinical Workups is scheduled for Wednesday evenings, April 15 through May 6, from 7 to 9 p.m. In the course 11 Emory physicians will explain how doctors diagnose and determine the extent of disease and the effects of treatments. They also will teach what patients can do to collect and provide information to help this process along. The $40 tuition for Emory employees includes shuttle service from the decks to the Health Sciences Administration Building (WHSCAB), refreshments, limited handouts and a certificate of graduation. No prerequisites are required. For more information call Health Sciences Communications at

404-727-5686. To register call Evening at Emory at 404-727-6000.

Annual Druid Hills tour April 24-26

Druid Hills homeowners again open their doors to the public during the annual Home & Gardens Tour April 24-26. This year's event will feature eight sites in the historic neighborhood including St. John's Lutheran Church at 1410 Ponce de Leon Avenue, once a home known as Stonehenge. Rock for its 1914 construction was quarried from Stone Mountain, and the church's extensively restored fireplaces, mantels, murals and ceiling beams will all be on display.

Tickets for the home and garden tour are $12 in advance, $15 the day of the tour, and are available at all Pike's Nurseries and Chapter 11 Bookstores and other outlets. A walking tour of Druid Hills, sponsored by the Atlanta Preservation Center, will cost $5. Tours will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday. For more information call 404-525-TOUR.