Stein lecture marks 20th anniversary of Arab-Israeli accords
Kenneth Stein, professor of Middle Eastern history and political science and director of the Middle East Research Program and Institute for Study of Modern Israel, will give a lecture titled "The Camp David Accords in Arab-Israeli Negotiations: A Twenty-Year Anniversary Retrospective" on Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 3 p.m. in 101 White Hall.
Twenty years ago Arab-Israeli negotiations passed a critical stage when President Jimmy Carter met with Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat at Camp David. Arduously negotiated, the September 1978 Camp David Accords became the framework for the 1979 Egyptian-Israeli Peace Treaty and the 1993 PLO-Israeli Declaration of Principles.
Stein will look at why the accords were drafted and signed, their immediate impact on the Arab world and Israel and their legacy in shaping Arab-Israeli negotiations.
The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information call 404-727-2798.
1998 Memory Walk set for Sept. 19
On Saturday, Sept. 19, Budd Terrace employees will lace up their sneakers and join 120,000 people nationwide in the battle against Alzheimer's disease by participating in the annual Memory Walk.
Begun in 1989, Memory Walk is the only national fundraiser for Alzheimer's. This year's goal is $15 million, which will help local chapters support programs and services offered to caregivers. Last year the Atlanta chapter raised $124,000.
Budd Terrace has participated in Memory Walk for the past four years, and last year 30 employees helped raise more than $2,000. "It's wonderful for staff morale," said Paula Thweatt, director of the Special Care Unit. "It's so gratifying to see staff members show up at 7 a.m. on their day off to walk in honor of our residents."
The 1998 walk will be held at Georgia Power Park at the corner of Piedmont Road and Ralph McGill Boulevard. Registration will begin at 7 a.m.; the fee is $15, which includes a T-shirt. For more information or to get a registration form, call 404-728-1181.
SCHOLARSHIP & RESEARCH
Volunteers needed for Parkinson's disease study
Neurologists in the Movement Disorders Program are recruiting people with early Parkinson's disease for four studies of new medications.
Qualified volunteers should be between 30 and 75 years old and in the early stages of Parkinson's disease (diagnosis or symptoms within the past two years). Volunteers should not have received treatment, though for some of the studies prior use of test doses of levodopa (L-dopa, Sinemet) is acceptable.
People with established Parkinson's who are experiencing a deterioration in their response to levodopa are being recruited for another neurology study that will test a new formulation of the drug Zydis. Also eligible are people taking Parlodel, Permax, Mirapex or Requip.
Medical exams, tests and medications related to all the studies will be provided at no cost. Volunteers will be asked to visit the clinic or Wesley Woods once or twice a month for the duration of the study. For information call Carol Ingram at 404-728-6859.
Law school gifts honor Conley Ingram
The School of Law has received gifts from the Loridans, Vasser Woolley and Trammel foundations to fund a scholarship honoring noted Georgia jurist and Emory trustee emeritus G. Conley Ingram '49C, '51L, who recently retired after 21 years as a partner with Alston & Bird.
The scholarship will be awarded to a rising third-year student who has attained a high level of academic excellence and demonstrated particular skills in advocacy.
"Conley Ingram has been one of the most loyal and committed alumni of Emory Law School as well as a close friend and counselor to faculty members, staff and students. I am delighted that we will be able to honor him and help students through this generous gift," said Dean Howard Hunter.
Ingram is considered one of Georgia's premier trial lawyers and appellate advocates. He served as a justice on the Supreme Court of Georgia from 1973-77. Prior to that appointment, the long-time Marietta resident was a city attorney, juvenile court judge and superior court judge in Cobb County. In July Gov. Zell Miller named Ingram a senior judge, a position accorded to Georgia jurists who have served a combined 10 years on the trial or appellate benches and are available for special assignments throughout the state's judicial system.
Reception for women faculty Sept. 23
A reception for new female faculty will be held at Houston Mill House Sept. 23 from 5 to 7 p.m. All women faculty are invited to attend. For more information call 404-727-2000.