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December 7, 1998
Volume 51, No. 14



Realizing goals for new campus construction takes funding, environmental planning

Yerkes settles with OSHA on safety violations

First person: New book strengthens argument for affirmative action validates Emory's course

Rogers 'proofs' that mathematics need not be scary

New A&S institute crosses borders in international studies

Prizes contributors to United Way effort

Issues in Progress: Faculty Senate

India trip lays inroads for future

Departments, undergrads pull together to celebrate holidays

Wellness: Eat, drink and be merry, but don't let alcohol spoil holiday fun

Kroger closes in Emory Village

The Emory Village Kroger closed its doors for the last time Nov. 28 despite protest from residents of the Druid Hills neighborhood who want a grocery store in the Village. "Emory continues to be involved in discussions with members of the Druid Hills Civic Association, village merchants and DeKalb County officials about the future of the village," said Betty Willis, director of community relations.


Blomeyer gets in touch with the reflex

Got stress? Relief is in sight, now that weary soles can delight in reflexology at the Blomeyer Center. Reflexology is a therapy of stimulating the feet with pressure and relaxation techniques that provide a relaxing and energizing effect to the body.

Reflexology is unique in its non-invasive approach; only the feet and lower legs are touched and exposed, making it a very inviting form of touch therapy to many people. To schedule an appointment with a certified reflexologist or to request a brief demonstration, call the Blomeyer Center at 404-727-4600.


Women's journal looking for faculty, staff voices

Emory's journal for women's voices, a circle of women, is soliciting submissions from staff and faculty. The editors accept poetry, short stories, art, photography and commentary. Submissions can be sent by e-mail to <cjohnst@ emory.edu> or by campus mail to Emory Women's Center, Box GG. The deadline for submission is Dec. 19.



Public Scholarship seminar joined Atlanta museum staffs

Medical researchers present findings on HIV, ADHD

Morris now permanent ITD head

Paul Morris has agreed to drop the "interim" from his title and become Emory's new vice provost for Information Technology, Provost Rebecca Chopp announced.

"Paul has served as the interim vice provost since January with an effectiveness that has generated within the broader Emory community genuine enthusiasm for his permanent appointment," Chopp said. "To this position Paul brings his knowledge of organizational structure, his skill at information technology and his personal quality of collegial leadership."

Morris will be responsible for the development and implementation of comprehensive information technology strategy and operations. The vice provost ensures the coordination and strategic direction of IT resources in collaboration with academic and administrative leadership. Before stepping in as interim vice provost, Morris served as chief operations officer for ITD, overseeing the division's reorganization effort, developing relationships across campus and formulating plans for several advisory boads on digital information and administrative structure.


Houston Mill House dinner celebrates season

To capture a bit of splendor this holiday season, the Houston Mill House dinner series will host "An Evening of Holiday Music and Spirit" beginning 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14, with cocktails, cordials (cash bar) and music. The dinner buffet will begin at 7:15 p.m.

The dinner series is open to all Emory faculty and staff who wish to bring their families or entertain friends. The series, according to Irene McMorland, was originally intended to provide a hospitable environment in which to bring the Emory community together. The January dinner will host Asa G. Candler Professor of Political Science Merle Black.

On the menu for next Monday's event is chicken with calvados and thyme, pork tenderloin with dried fruit, crab cakes, Moroccan wild rice, potato and fennel gratin, tarragon carrots, asparagus and dessert bar. Cost is $21 per person. For reservations call 404-727-7878.


After-Christmas baseball camp at Chappell Park

A winter baseball camp will be held Dec. 28-30, from noon to 3 p.m. each day, at Chappell Park. The camp is open to boys and girls ages 5 through high school; cost is $60.

Campers will receive a high level of instruction, low camper-coach ratios, an Emory baseball camp T-shirt, gift giveaways and programs geared for skill levels from novice to "all-star." Parents may participate in the camp at no extra charge, and there will be an instructional video available for purchase. Players should bring glove and bat each day and be prepared for outside activities on sometimes chilly winter days.

In the case of inclimate weather, the camp will be held indoors. For more information, contact Emory Head Baseball Coach Kevin Howard at 404-727-0877.