Stop smoking class set to begin
Emory Well House and Emory Hospitals are coordinating an eight-week smoking cessation class using materials from the American Lung Association.
Participants will meet Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7 p.m. From July 7 to Aug. 18, classes will be held in the Blomeyer Fitness Center conference room on the fifth floor of the 1525 Clifton Road Building. From Sept. 1 to Oct. 13, classes will move to Crawford Long.
All Emory faculty, staff, students, patients, friends and family are eligible to participate. The enrollment fee is $40, reimbursable to qualified participants. For more information or to register, call the Well House at 404-727-WELL or Emory HealthConnection at 404-778-7777.
The Well House also is starting a new 10-week Weight Watchers series beginning Monday, July 20, from noon to 1 p.m. in room 226B of Woodruff Library. Cost for 10 classes is $60. For more information call 404-727-WELL.
Curran to chair nursing dean search committee
James Curran, dean of the School of Public Health, will chair the committee searching for a new dean for the nursing school.
"I'm honored to have a role in selecting my colleague," said Curran. "The strategic plans and University commitment to the nursing school make the potential for the school's future even greater."
Serving as secretary for the committee will be David Blake, vice president for academic health affairs. Also on the committee are Carlos Del Rio, medicine; Sandra Dunbar, nursing; Harriet King, provost's office; Lynn Lotas, nursing; Kathy Parker, nursing; Donald Stein, graduate school; and Alice Vautier, chief nursing office for the hospitals.
Employee Council hosts annual Town Hall with President Chace
The Employee Council will host its fifth annual town hall with President Bill Chace on Wednesday, July 29, from noon to 1 p.m. in the reception hall of the Carlos Museum. The yearly forum in which the president answers questions and addresses concerns of Emory staff, is open to all staff and affiliates. Participants may bring a lunch. Desserts and soft drinks will be provided.
Questions or topics of concern may be sent via e-mail in advance to <empcouncil@ emory.edu>. The town hall will also be broadcast live on the web, linking the campus with the Carter Center and Oxford College. Information on how to access the webcast will be available on the Employee Council web page at <http://www. emory.edu/EMPLOYEE>.
Health promotion, education institute set for August
The fifth annual Emory Summer Institute for Health Promotion and Education will be held Aug. 10-14 at the School of Public Health. This weeklong series of sessions for health promotion and education professionals will include topics such as health communications, youth violence, behavioral epidemiology, emerging infections, disaster management and building web pages.
Special activities include a tour of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Odyssey Museum and a cooking demonstration lunch. The cost for the entire week is $300; individual sessions are $35 each. Emory students receive a 50 percent discount, and fees for Rollins School alumni are discounted 10 percent. A total of 26 CHES credits will be available. For more information or to receive a brochure, contact Ginny Hayes at <vhayes@ sph.emory. edu> or call 404-727-2554.
Women's Center awarded $25,000 grant, to host fall symposium
The Emory Women's Center was chosen to receive a $25,000 unrestricted grant from the Eckerd Corp. as the company prepares to celebrate its 100th anniversary. This spring the drugstore chain anonymously looked at more than 150 campus-based women's centers and decided to choose Emory as the grant recipient.
"This is a very exciting and unusual thing," said Ali Crown, director of the Women's Center. "This doesn't usually happen to women's centers." Emory was chosen based on its "excellent academic reputation and the outstanding support for women's initiatives demonstrated through the Women's Center," the letter informing Crown of the grant stated.
In addition to the grant, the Women's Center will host a fall symposium, sponsored by Eckerd, that looks at how women can-and do-make an impact in their communities through volunteer service. The company will select 100 women from throughout the country to receive a $1,000 grant and come to Emory Oct. 16-18 for the conference. "Our goal for our anniversary program is to identify and celebrate women who have held themselves to a high standard of service and who have devoted their time and effort to making America's neighborhoods better places to live," said Frank Newman, Eckerd's chairman.
"Eckerd very astutely noted that women's centers in higher education are dealing with everyday issues regarding women on their campuses," Crown said. The company also wisely recognized its core consumers as female-80 percent, according to some estimates. The stories of the Eckerd 100, as the recipients of the honor will be called, along with a profile of the Emory Women's Center, will be published in a book the company will distribute through its stores. The Eckerd 100 search began July 2 and ends July 24. Eckerd customers and neighbors "will be encouraged to enter women who they feel typify the spirit of individual responsibility and devotion to others," a company press release stated.
Meanwhile, Crown wants the Eckerd grant to be used here to set up a lectureship on women's roles in culture and society. "With Eckerd's interest in women's accomplishments and the company's preeminence in health care, I am looking now at focusing on women's roles in the health professions and honoring women who have been pioneers in health care," she said.
New transfer form helps employees land Emory jobs
In an effort to streamline the process for Emory employees to be considered for other University positions, Human Resources has introduced a new employee transfer form.
The new one-page form will enable HR to identify Emory employees quickly. "The goal is to make sure all qualified internal candidates get referred," said Del King, director of Employment Services. "We are always looking for ways to enhance the service that we provide to our employees."
The transfer form will remain active for 12 months after initial filing, and employees will able to post for additional positions using the same form. Employees may also use the form to update any education or certifications. For more information, contact King at 404-727-7567.
Sharon Strocchia, associate professor of history and recipient of grants from the National Humanities Center and the American Council of Learned Societies for research during the 1998-99 year, was incorrectly identified as Susan Strocchia in the June 22 issue.
Also not mentioned in the story was Leslie Harris, an assistant professor of history who received grants from both the Ford Foundation and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Her areas of expertise include slavery in the United States (19th century) and the history of working class blacks. Next year Harris will serve as scholar-in-residence at the Schomburg Center in New York. Both grants are for a book project, Creating the African American Working Class in New York City, 1626-1863.
Emory Report apologizes for these errors.