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June 8, 1998
Volume 50, No. 33



Recruitment and applicant tracking phase of PeopleSoft HR/Payroll system goes online early

"Admissions 101" gives tutorial on finding a college

Margaret George is Emory's octogenarian 'doll'

Emory King Papers office closes doors after 10 years

"Ironmen" make their mark on Blomeyer 'fitness course'

Emory, Druid Hills together 'plan' University Apartments

Tibetan art, culture and music featured at Carlos Museum

Retirement Benefits Chart

Issues in Progress


OHP Resource Room
makes health
information available

The Office of Health Promotion's Resource Room is open to the Emory community and provides brochures, newsletters and books on men's and women's health, nutrition and alternative medicine. The facility also has a computer to search online for health information, and DINE Healthy software is available for diet analysis.

The OHP of the School of Public Health is located in the 1525 Building on Clifton Road. To schedule a Resource Room appointment, call 404-727-2853. To see a calender of upcoming programs, visit<www.sph. emory.edu/WELLNESS/ calendar.html>.

Former nursing
school dean dies

Ada Fort, dean emerita of the Emory School of Nursing, died April 25. Fort, 83, was dean from 1950-1976. During her tenure the present nursing school building was constructed, and Emory initiated the Southeast's first master's degree program in nursing. The first black students to enroll in the University matriculated in the master's of nursing program in 1963.

"Dean Fort was a visionary," said Dyanne Affonso, dean of the nursing school. "The creative programs she founded, especially the Global Health Action group, continue to make major contributions in international health care." In 1972 Fort launched the group headquartered on Clifton Road that has trained more than 5,000 community health professionals from developing nations.

Fort attended George Peabody College for Teachers, graduating with a bachelor's in public health. She received her doctorate from Teacher's College of Columbia University. Shortly before her death, Fort was honored as a Woman Pioneer in Health Care by the Georgia Commission on Women and the Georgia Women's History Month Committee.

Contributions in her memory may be made to Global Health Action, P.O. Box 15086, Atlanta 30333-0086.

DIRC funds four
electronic media projects

The Digital Information Resources Council has announced grants of $164,226 to support four projects on campus:

  • "Enhancing Campus Access to Reference Update." Submitted by the biology department, this project will provide greater access to a major body of reference materials in the natural sciences and medicine. ($15,105)
  • "Emory Center for Interactive Teaching." This project will expand ECIT services to the community by including desktop video conferencing and interactive digital video server media. ($68,321)
  • "Emory Women Writer's Resource Project." Submitted jointly by the departments of English and Women's Studies, this proposal will fund for three years a graduate fellowship and an undergraduate stipend to support expansion of the collaborative project between Emory and The Beck Center for Electronic Texts and Services. ($13,600 annually for three years; $40,800 total)
  • "Using the Web to Teach the Web." Submitted by the Center for Business Information of the General Libraries, this project will focus on teaching people how to use the World Wide Web as a research tool. ($40,000)

The DIRC invites grant applications twice a year and can fund up to $500,000 in projects annually. Deadlines for the next reviewing cycle will be in November. For further information visit <www.law.emory. edu/LAW/superfund.html>.


Theology students examine worship in the electronic age

Emory researchers employ new tests of immune response

Go back to school with Alumni University

The Association of Emory Alumni is holding its 1998 Alumni University in June, and Emory staff are invited to take advantage of the educational opportunities provided.

Alumni University comprises Intensive Courses, consisting of five 90-minute lectures each and held June 23-25, and a Great Lectures series of 90-minute presentations by outstanding Emory faculty June 26-28. Staff may choose two of the 10 Intensive Courses offered and nine of the 28 Great Lectures, if they obtain permission from their supervisor since all of the Intensive Courses and many of the Great Lectures take place during business hours.

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>.

Candler professors awarded six research grants

Four professors at Candler School of Theology will pursue research and writing in 1998-99 with support from six significant scholarly grants. Most of the grants were competitive across the United States and Canada, so the awarding of so many to one school is notable. The four grant recipients also teach the graduate division of Religion, one of the most respected on this continent.

The grant recipients are:

Don Saliers-Saliers has been named a Henry Luce III Fellow in Theology for 1998-99 by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). (see related story, p. 7)

Gail O'Day-O'Day, Almar H. Shatford professor of homiletics, is a Lilly Faculty Fellow for 1998-99. ATS chose 11 recipients out of 59 applicants to receive research support during a sabbatical, under a program of the Lilly Endowment. O'Day's project, "Preaching Jesus: New Testament Perspectives on the Proclamation of the Gospel," is a study of the concepts and practice of proclamation in I Corinthians, Luke-Acts, John and Revelation. Applying her findings to today's church, she will develop a perspective on preaching as one ministry in the mission of a church.

Jon Gunnemann-Gunnemann also is a Lilly Faculty Fellow for 1998-99. He is a professor of social ethics and is finishing six years as director of the graduate division of Religion. His project, "Theology and Economy," will examine the language and vocabulary of those arenas, rejoining what modern economies separated by recasting social tasks. He hopes to replenish the language needed to understand and speak on the moral dimensions of economics.

Gunnemann also has been selected as Fellow in Harvard's Center for the Study of Values in Public Life for fall 1998. With a program theme of civil society and the renewal of public life, he will participate in a seminar asking who has responsibility for the poor in an increasingly global society. The seminar is composed of faculty from law, divinity, sociology and government, among others.

E. Brooks Holifield-Holifield, Candler professor of American church history, has received two fellowships, both for his project on the history of theology in America. In the Pew Evangelical Scholars Program, he was one of 16 recipients among 207 applicants. The Louisville Institute, a program of the Lilly Endowment, awarded him a general grant. Holifield intends to complete the first volume of his work during his year sabbatical in 1998-99.

-Dan Howell


Our apologies to Steve Place of Facilities Management, who was omitted from the courtesy scholar list (Emory Report, May 18). He received a bachelor's degree at commencement, majoring in political science and human and natural ecology. Keith Rott was mistakenly included on the list of courtesy scholars. A Woodruff Scholar, Rott received MD/PhD degrees at commencement. He will begin a three-year Emory residency in internal medicine in July.

Call for volunteers

Do you have difficulty establishing and/or maintaining relationships? Does this cause you distress? If so, Emory is seeking unmarried females between 18 and 40 years of age to participate in a research study. Feedback provided. Please call 404-727-2267 for more information.