Carter Center seeks faculty liaisons
Emory faculty are invited to apply for positions as liaisons to Carter Center Programs and work with program directors on special projects and initiatives.
The role of the faculty liaisons will be:
Beginning in the fall semester, faculty liaisons will meet with program directors to be briefed on program status. While the extent of involvement may vary, liaisons are asked for a one-year commitment. Faculty will have access to some financial support from Carter Center program funds to cover travel, research assistants, etc.
Faculty selected as liaisons will be asked to have their dean or director send a letter to The Carter Center indicating approval of their participation in the program. The deadline for application is March 1. Interested faculty should contact Joyce Jones at 404-420-5154 or at <email@example.com> for an application form.
Blood pressure study seeks volunteers
African-American adults between 30 and 60 years of age who have high blood pressure are being invited to participate in a National Institutes of Health study being conducted at the School of Medicine.
Otherwise healthy people who do not have diabetes and are taking no more than two blood pressure medications are eligible. All medications, lab tests and office visits will be provided free of charge, and volunteers who complete the study will receive monetary compensation. The study involves six visits over an eight-week period to the Emory Hypertension Research Center at Two Decatur TownCenter, 125 Clairemont Ave., Suite 410.
To find out about the next informational session, call 404-370-7344 and indicate you are calling about GERA.
SCHOLARSHIP & RESEARCH
Early decision applications
up 9 percent
Early decision applications rose 9 percent this year, resulting in one-third of Emory College's 1998 freshmen class being admitted. Typically, the college accepts one-fourth of its incoming class from early decision applications, but Dean of Admissions Dan Walls said the "quality of applicants was exceptional this year. The strong interest that these students exhibited was compelling to the admissions committee."
Walls is well aware of criticism that early decision programs exert undue pressure on applicants and their families, and that only wealthy families benefit. "It's not true that only students from wealthy families apply early or that early decision applicants don't receive financial aid," he said. "Out of the 400 early decision applicants we accepted, 150 received financial aid packages. A significant number of these students qualify for need-based financial aid. All of our admission materials and counselors emphasize what a serious decision students and families are making in selecting a college via early decision."
The neuropsychology laboratory at the Psychological Center in the Dental Building is looking for volunteers for a study on a promising new treatment for depression. Adults who are in the midst of a diagnosed major depressive episode or who have previously suffered from this disorder and continue to experience negative mood or sleep disturbance are eligible. Participation does not interfere with any current treatment or medication, takes place daily (or as close as possible) over a period of two to three weeks, incurs no expense and involves no medications. For full details, call 404-727-7451 and request a consent form for the study.
Theater production accompanies Carlos exhibit
Zippori Live! A Living History Experience, a collaborative dramatic project between the theater and religion departments, will be performed in conjunction with the Carlos Museum's "Sepphoris in Galilee" exhibit.
Zippori, the Hebrew word for Sepphoris, recreates daily life in Galilee during the third century A.D., when Sepphoris was a thriving cultural center of the region. Jews, pagans and early Christians coexisted amicably there for several centuries.
The play was originally commissioned by the Zippori National Park in Israel, and Israeli producer Joyce Klein-who conceived, wrote and directed the first production-worked with Emory to develop its performance. Museum visitors will be able to interact with performers, who will stay in character for the duration of their appearance.
Zippori will be performed continuously in the Level Three Galleries from 1 to 4 p.m. on Feb. 22, March 1, March 22 and March 29 (all Sundays), and also during a special noon performance on Wednesday, March 25. All shows are free. For more information, call 404-727-6118.