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February 23, 1998
Volume 50, No. 22



U.S. News & World Report rankings make room for several of Emory's graduate programs

Four new directors on board for Facilities Management

Connerly speech provokes jeers from a hostile audience

NCI director Klausner to give annual Elkin cancer lecture

Emory hosts celebration of 'Revolutionary Women'

Carter Center team returns to China as election observers

Theology scholarships can now cover full tuition costs

Electronic Library Resources

Issues in Progress


Women's Commission sponsors
writing awards

The President's Commission on the Status of Women at Emory is offering $250 awards for both undergraduate and graduate/professional papers concerning women, gender or feminist theory. President Bill Chace will present the awards, one for undergraduates and two for graduate/professional students, at the commission's April reception.

Submissions must meet the following criteria:

  • the author must be currently enrolled at Emory or Oxford;
  • undergraduate papers must have been written for a course between March 1, 1997 and Feb. 28. For graduates, the paper may have been written for a course, lecture, conference, journal, etc., and may be published or unpublished;
  • a faculty member must nominate undergraduate papers or attach a letter of support for graduate papers;
  • all submissions must be typed and double-spaced.

Undergraduate papers must be 12-15 pages in length, and graduate papers are limited to 50 pages.

The deadline for submission is March 2. Applicants should send four copies of the paper to JoAnne McKenzie, PCSW, Office of Institutional Planning and Research, 108 Administration Building. For more information on submission guidelines, contact McKenzie at 404-727-6329 or send e-mail to <jmckenz@emory.edu>.

Emory surpasses United Way goal

Emory raised $303,329 in its 1997 United Way campaign, easily meeting the goal of $283,000 and exceeding by more than $21,000 the 1996 campaign total, according to Michelle Smith, director of corporate relations and coordinator of the 1997 campaign. The University, Emory Clinic, and Emory and Crawford Long hospitals all participated in the campaign.

Key to the campaign's success was its ability to attract Leadership Givers-donors of $1,000 or more. Smith said $85,000, or 28 percent of the campaign's total, was raised through Leadership gifts. And an anonymous donor who agreed to match any new or increased Leadership gifts kicked in $29,416 in new funds.


First Person:
Do we have a color-blind society? Not yet, says Ethridge

Fabrick takes over as director of Campus Planning


Philosopher Hall looks closer at 'character' of virtue ethics

Female genital HIV different from blood-borne virus

Did You Know?

Issac Stiles Hopkins, president of Emory from 1884 to 1888 developed a department of Tool Craft and Design, later Technology, for which a building was provided in 1885. The department proved a drain on the resources of the college, but drew attention from the state, so that when the Georgia School of Technology was founded in 1889, Hopkins became its first president.

In September 1990 the School of Public Health became the first new school created by Emory in more than 50 years. It is one of the only 27 schools of public health in the United States.

The Commencement of June 4, 1949, will be remembered as the Barkeley Commencement. Alben William Barkeley, vice-president of the United States from 1949-53 and member of the Class of 1900, was a guest on that day at Oxford. This was the first Emory event ever to be televised. The following year, the very active Emory Debate Forum renamed itself the Barkeley Forum.

Sources: Thomas English's Emory University 1915-1965; Rollins School of Public Health 1996-1997.

This column is compiled by the Employee Council to help increase awareness of Emory's history.

Candler offers 'spirituality and
work' course

Most work is a way to live out faith, according to Doris Rudy, and she wants to help people find how this is true for them. "Often the key is expanding our understanding of work," said Rudy, who will teach a weekend course titled "Spirituality and Work" Feb. 27-28 in the Lay Theology Institute, a program of the School of Theology.

Paid or volunteer, secular or church-related, work is an opportunity to serve God if one believes God is present in all of life, Rudy said. "People begin to discover aspects of their work as being holy in God's sight. God can take what we do and how we do it and make it holy. We have to be part of that process."

The Lay Theology Institute is open to anyone and offers short-term, ecumenical courses aimed at deepening of Christian faith. Sessions for "Spirituality and Work" are 7-10 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Central Congregational Church, 2676 Clairmont Road. Continuing education credit of 1.0 CEU is available.

For a brochure, call the office at 404-727-6347 or send e-mail to <bcook@emory.edu>.