Annual benefits election period runs until Nov. 13
The annual benefits election period ends Nov. 13 for those who need to adjust their health and dental insurance or flexible spending accounts. During this period, employees may enroll, change or drop coverage for themselves or dependents, or change before- or after-tax payroll deductions for health or dental benefits. Similar changes may also be made to life insurance options.
Those enrolling or re-enrolling in flexible medical or dependent care spending accounts for 1999, must do so now. Current accounts will expire on Dec. 31.
Representatives from Human Resources will be available at several sites
to answer questions and to distribute or collect forms. For more information
about locations, times or procedures, contact HR benefits specialists at
404-727-7613 for University employees, 404-727-4900 for Emory Hospital employees
or 404-686-2532 for Crawford Long employees.
New date announced for Albright lecture
The Rosalynn Carter Distinguished Lecture in Public Policy featuring
U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright has been rescheduled for Thursday,
Dec. 3, at 3 p.m. in Glenn Auditorium. Tickets for the original Oct. 21
lecture are still valid, and seats for the lecture have sold out. For more
information, call the Institute for Women's Studies at 404-727-0096.
Child advocacy conference held at law school Nov. 14
How to best ensure the health and quality of life of children is the theme of "Child Protection in the 21st Century," a daylong public conference Saturday, Nov. 14, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Tull Auditorium.
The conference, sponsored jointly by the law school, the School of Public Health and the School of Nursing, is an initiative that grew out of the Commission on Teaching urging faculty to place teaching and research on the same plane. The meeting is intended to provide a research and teaching base for child advocacy initiatives throughout Georgia.
Panel discussions will include "Breaking the Cycle of Child Abuse
and Neglect," "The Impact of Child Abuse on Child Development,"
"The Future of Children" and "Where Do We Go From Here?"
The conference can also be viewed live over the Internet at <www.sph.emory.
edu/ CHILD/>. For more information call 404-727-9170 or send e-mail to
<jmburke@ emory. edu>.
Taste 'The Flavors of Africa' Nov. 17
The Carlos Museum will host "The Flavors of Africa" coffee tasting Nov. 17 led by coffee importers John and Melanie Martinez, owners of J. Martinez & Co., a popular Buckhead coffee shop and thriving mail-order business. The Martinezes, who purchase coffee beans directly from estates around the world rather than through brokers, were said by The New York Times to "approach coffee with the reverence of wine connoisseurs and the zeal of avant-garde art dealers."
A tour of the African galleries will begin at 7 p.m., with the tasting
to follow. For more information call 404-727-6118.
SCHOLARSHIP & RESEARCH
Chace addresses acts of bigotry, intolerance
Everyone in the Emory community--students, faculty and staff colleagues--should be aware that the specter of incivility, prejudice and bigotry has lately returned, as an invader, to this campus. Graffiti against gays and lesbians and anti-Semitic slogans have recently defaced the space in which all of us live. This invasion must and will be turned aside. It must and will be seen for what it is: stupidity and cowardice. I have instructed the Emory Police Department and the Office of Campus Life to pursue a strong investigation into each of the incidents that comprise this invasion.
Let me forcibly remind every citizen of the Emory community of the principles for which we stand: an enlightened respect for others, a dedication to nonviolence, and a repudiation of hate. Those principles will be upheld. This community will not tolerate the intolerant. Emory is pledged to the preservation of a commonwealth of good men and women working to enhance the lives of everyone who lives and works here.
--President Bill Chace
Low unemployment levels and rising recruitment costs have prompted many organizations, including Emory, to pursue innovative hiring strategies. As a result, Emory has developed the Candidate Attraction and Strategic Hiring (CA$H) program to encourage employees to refer qualified candidates for open positions. Employees who refer qualified candidates will receive $250 if their candidate is hired and remains in the position for at least 90 days.
All regular full-time and part-time employees of the University and the hospitals may participate. Referrals from the clinic or Wesley Woods are not eligible. Referral forms and recruitment brochures will be available in Human Resources and through HR representatives. Completed forms must be submitted to HR with the candidate's resume or application attached and identify up to three open positions.
For more information visit the HR site at <www. emory.edu/HR/ CASH.html>
or call 404-727-7611 for the University or 404-686-7100 for the hospitals.
In keeping with its tradition of interdisciplinary scholarship, the graduate school has formed the Psychoanalytic Studies Program (PSP).
The PSP allows graduate students in any department to receive a minor in psychoanalytic studies upon completion of a four-course curriculum, participation in a brown bag series and the composition of a paper of substantial length and publishable quality. Courses are offered by departments and units throughout the University ranging from comparative literature to law, from film studies to business, from philosophy to medicine.
Closely allied with other organizations such as the Emory Psychoanalytic Institute, the Atlanta Psychoanalytic Foundation and the Atlanta Psychoanalytic Society, the PSP co-sponsors a number of activities including "Movie Mania," a monthly film series with presentations by analysts; the Atlanta Psychoanalytic Society Speaker Series and the H. Lee Hall Memorial lecture featuring distinguished analysts; and the Emory Psychoanalytic Institute Extension Course in Psychoanalytic Psycho- therapy, a low-cost, 10-session course taught by the institute's faculty.
The PSP is not a clinical training program. However, it does connect the academy with the medical, psychiatric and psychoanalytic communities. Certain PSP courses allow both analytic candidates and graduate students to enroll.
For more information call Professor Robert Paul at 404-727-4225.