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June 22, 1998
Volume 50, No. 34



Georgia Science Olympiad finds new home at Emory while looking to expand its program

Four history professors land travel grants for '98-'99 year

First Person:
Best summer road trip is on road home to the heartland

Smith ensures new buildings represent money well spent

Prolific author Price to read from his latest novel July 1

Carlos to host Kuba cloth exhibit, year-end safari

A year of progress for University Senate, Faculty Council

Cool off with Emory's Summer Writers' Festival

Electronic Library Resources

Issues in Progress

Carter Center Update

Goizueta unveils health care track

A panel discussion about the business school's new health care track and the advantages of earning an MBA through the Executive program will be held Tuesday, June 23.

Most students are physicians, health care and hospital administrators, pharmaceutical executives, physician managers, health care consultants and other health care professionals, but anyone is welcome to attend.

Rick Gilkey, director of the Emory Center for Health Care Leadership and Ed Leonard, director of Executive MBA programs, will speak briefly, followed by a panel discussion with several alumni and students who are physicians or health care professionals.

The event will be held in Room 207 at the Goizueta School from 7:00 to 8 p.m., with light refreshments served from 6:30 to 7 p.m. For more information call 404-727-6311.

Let kids get artistic at Camp Carlos '98

Have a budding artisian in the household? The Carlos Museum's "Camp Carlos '98" provides children will the opportunity to spend a week as an apprentice to some of Atlanta's best artists.

Campers will have a chance to immerse themselves in a different art form each week and see how ancient artforms are still being used today. Ceramicist Serey Andree will demonstrate a multitude of pottery techniques. Campers will have a chance to learn the art of papermaking and bookbinding from Pam Beagle-Daresta. Ande Cook, an artist and art education professor at Georgia State, will teach the fundamentals of drawing, painting and printmaking. In the last session, Emory dance instructor Lori Teague will teach campers about body movement and the theater.

Each session will include a visit to an artist's studio and tours of the museum collections. Camp hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (possible aftercare from 3-5 p.m.), and the program is open to children 8-12 years old. The cost is $115 per week for museum members, $135 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, call 404-727-4280. Remaining sessions are as follows:

  • June 22-26: Ceramics
  • July 6-10: Papermaking
  • July 13-17: Papermaking
  • July 20-24: Works on Paper
  • July 27-31: Works on Paper
  • Aug. 3-7: Theater and Dance


Sodium retention may lead to high blood pressure, cancer

Researcher Neill examines dual brain reward systems

Go back to school with Alumni University

There's still time for Emory staff to take advantage of the educational opportunities provided by Alumni University, held June 23-28 and hosted by the Association of Emory Alumni.

The program is broken down into six theme tracks: women and society; science and technology; ethics, faith and meaning; medicine and health sciences; Atlanta and the American South; and art and the science of humanity. One lecture on the mythology of baseball will include, for an additional $15, a trip to the June 27 Atlanta Braves game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Turner Field. For Emory employees, there is no registration charge for any of the courses or lectures.

For more information or to sign up for the classes, contact the AEA's Michelle Maupai at 404-727-6405 or by e-mail at <mmaupai@emory.edu>.

Nursing deanship in transition, Affonso steps down

Dyanne Affonso, dean of the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing since 1993, has decided to step down, although she will remain in the school as a faculty member.

Affonso's decision comes at a time when she has seen two of her most important visions for the school come to fruition, with the recent approval of the nursing doctoral program and plans underway for a new building to support the school's and Health Sciences' research strategic planning.

"We have regretfully accepted Dean Affonso's decision to leave the deanship but are delighted that she will remain with Emory as a senior member of the faculty," said a letter from Provost Rebecca Chopp and Michael Johns, executive vice president for health affairs. "Her immediate plans call for a sabbatical year during which she will be actively pursing her scholarship. Upon her return to Emory, her first year will be on special assignment developing plans and grant proposals for patient-based outcomes research.

"There will be an appropriate occasion to honor Dr. Affonso and celebrate the many achievements of her deanship here at Emory. We know that you will want to join us at that time in thanking her for her service in a more public way."

Before becoming dean of the school, Affonso had been professor and coordinator of the perinatal nursing program at the University of California, San Francisco School of Nursing. She had also been Distinguished Soule Professor at the University of Washington School of Nursing.

Margaret Parsons will serve as interim dean until a replacement for Affonso is found.

Join Emory night at Turner Field

Emory night at Turner Field will be held Aug. 18. But you'll have to act fast if you want tickets to attend the Tuesday night game between the Braves and the San Francisco Giants and watch med school Dean Thomas Lawley throw the first pitch.

Beginning July 7, 1,600 lower-level outfield tickets will be on sale while supplies last. Tickets cost $18 and include a T-shirt for the game. Only cash or checks payable to Emory Healthcare will be accepted for payment. Below are the locations, dates and times to obtain tickets; later dates may not occur if tickets are sold out sooner.

July 7, 9, 15: Emory Hospital, Asbury Court, 8-10 a.m. and 2-4 p.m.

July 7, 15: Crawford Long, Room G137-A, 8-10 a.m. and 2-4 p.m.

July 7, 10: Emory Clinic, Building A, 5th Floor Conference Room, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

July 8: Emory Clinic, Decatur Plaza, Human Resources Office.