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March 23, 1998
Volume 50, No. 25



Growth in spending from endowment should be placed into larger fiscal perspective

Carter examines U.S. extremist groups in Faculty Lecture

Managed care helps erode January profits at hospitals

Noonan on tap for Great Teachers Lecture

Blumenthal finds technology fits nicely with tradition

Choirs remember Martin Luther King Jr. with Mozart's Requiem

Emory hosts April symposium on Southern journalism

Panelists explore 'date rape' drugs at March 30 symposium

Issues in Progress

Community Service Update

Grants available for

suicide research

The American Suicide Foundation has awarded $30,000 to Emory for pilot research in suicide. Each grant will fund a 12-month project, and data obtained from the studies should form the basis for future grant applications. The University has formed a review committee to evaluate proposals. Applications should not exceed three pages in length and must include aims, a description of methods and funding justification, along with a current vita. The deadline for application is April 30 for projects starting July 1. Send applications to Charles Nemeroff in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the School of Medicine, 1639 Pierce Drive, Suite 400. For more information call 404-727-8383.

Inaugural Black 'Herstory' Conference at Emory

The First Annual National Black Herstory Conference and Awards Banquet will be held on campus March 27-28. Themed "Examining Our Mothers' Roles: Celebrating Black Herstory," the conference will feature participants from Emory, Morris Brown, Spelman and Clark Atlanta. The mistress of ceremonies will be Twanda Black of WJRZ 104.1 radio, and Teresa Fry Brown, of the Candler School will deliver the keynote address. An awards banquet will be held March 27 at 6:30 p.m. in Cox Ballroom. Tickets for the banquet are $35. For more information visit the conference web site at <www.mindspring.com/~black-herstory/ conference.html>, send e-mail to <black-herstory@mindspring.com> or call 404-508-8040.

Emory Healthcare goes online with AMA

For the past several months, Emory Healthcare has been a sponsor of the American Medical Association's "Health Insight and General Health" web site. The interactive site offers an array of health information including a medical glossary, a guide to common blood tests, a nutritional guide, tips on fitness, a family history section and practical tips on selecting a health care plan, finding a doctor and locating hospitals. The Web site <www.ama-assn.org/consumer/gnrl.htm> recorded 200,000 hits last month, and of those more than 300 linked from the AMA site to Emory's site.

Former Spelman president headlines PCSW event

The President's Commission on the Status of Women offers an invitation to "Dream the Boldest Dream" when Johnnetta Cole, president emerita of Spelman College, speaks at Cox Hall April 9 at 5 p.m. Cole taught and researched cultural anthropology, African American studies and women's studies. She is active with numerous community and civic organizations including The Carter Center, the Atlanta Rotary and the United Way of Metro Atlanta. President Bill Chace will kick off the event by presenting PCSW writing awards. A light buffet with cocktails will follow at 6 p.m. Admission is $7, and reservations should be sent to Joyce Jones, director of educational programs for The Carter Center. For more information call Jones at 404-420-5151.


First Person:
Emory has women, minorities in top jobs, says Miller

Foust brings communal background to Employee Council


Conference yields abundant new data on infectious diseases

Female physicians more likely to use hormone therapy

Violin virtuosos

in concert

Music at Emory will present "Three Concertmasters," featuring performances by world-class violinists Cecylia Arzewski, Martin Chalifour and William Preucil, March 23 at 8:15 p.m. in Glenn Auditorium.

Part of Music at Emory's tradition of matching virtuosos from a particular field, the event is part of the Flora Glenn Candler International Artists Series. Emory pianist William Ransom will accompany the violinists.

Each of the musicians has served or currently serves as concertmaster-first violinist-for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Arzewski plays now with the ASO, Chalifour with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Preucil with the Cleveland Orchestra. "Suddenly it hit me that that these people lead three of the finest orchestras in the country," Ransom said. "They say being a classical musician is 10 percent practicing and 90 percent scheduling-this definitely fell into the 90 percent."

Each violinist will perform individually and as part of the trio. Selections will include works by Dvorák, Debussy, Ysaye, Leclair, Moszkowski and Saint-Saëns. Admission is $11-14. For tickets call 404-727-5050 or send e-mail to <boxoffice@emory.edu>.

Hirschel to deliver Herndon Dinner Lecture

Recently an Egon Schiele painting on loan from the Leopold Foundation in Vienna to New York's Museum of Modern Art was barred from return shipment by the Manhattan District Attorney because of a question of ownership-it may have been stolen by the Nazis during World War II. The troubling news of this incident brings museum curators and patrons face to face with one of many thorny ethical issues being debated today about the custodianship of world treasures.

Anthony Hirschel, director of the Carlos Museum and guest speaker at the Spring 1998 J. Emmett Herndon Dinner Lecture, will offer a fresh perspective in "Ethical Dilemmas for Art Museums Today: The Challenge to Fulfill Our Mission." The lecture will be held Thursday, March 26, from 6 to 9 p.m. in Winship Ballroom. For more information or to RSVP call 404-727-1789.