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April 5, 1999
Volume 51, No. 26



CLH to redevelop site, build new diagnostic center capped by 16-story medical office space

MARTA plans unveiled, area residents still lukewarm

First person: Reflections on an over-examined life: navel gazers unite!

Hark! Marion Dearing keeps Emory presidents in tune

Curriculum, creative teaching make economics popular major

Volunteer history project uncovers Boston's gay, lesbian past

Issues in Progress: University Senate

A letter from Bill Chace to the Emory community

Electronic Library Resources: More than 2,700 online full-text journals available in April

M. Butterfly playwright Hwang to appear here April 12

Technology Source:Recognize those funky new computer kiosks? They're iMacs

Open invite to national grants management teleconference

New temp companies chosen

Human Resources has reviewed the current temporary staffing vendors to ensure the quality and competitiveness of their services and to evaluate alternatives. The following companies are now the preferred providers for all temporary staffing needs at Emory: Randstad Staffing Services, Georgia TEMP, TRC Staffing Services, Staffing Resources and Staffing Enterprises.

These vendors will provide contracted/discounted rates, a standard liquidation policy for transition from temporary to regular status, and Emory-specific orientation for placement. Olsten and Norrell will no longer be providers of temporary staffing services at Emory. If you currently have temporary employees from these companies, they can complete their assignments, but no other temporary service should be contracted.

Departments with temporary staffing needs should contact Donna Crabb at 404-727-7590. If you receive calls from other temporary services, please refer them to Del King, director of Employment Services. For more information call King at 404-727-7567.


Payroll and Accounts Payable offices to move

During the week of April 12-16, the offices of Accounts Payable and Payroll will be relocating to 1762 Clifton Road, the same building that houses Human Resources and Purchasing. Accounts Payable will be closed April 12-13, and telephone and e-mail service will be shut off. During the shutdown, accounts payable emergencies can be handled at the disbursements window on the third floor of the Administration Building. The relocated Accounts Payable office will open April 14.

The Payroll Office will also move to 1762 Clifton and will also shut down telephone and e-mail service during the move April 15-16. Payroll emergencies before noon on April 16 will be handled at the disbursements window at the Administration Building, and the new disbursements window in 1762 Clifton will open after 1 p.m. April 16.

Payroll will resume normal operations at its new location April 19. However, it will no longer maintain the drop box for timesheets outside the Administration Building. Timesheets must be delivered to the new location. Call 404-727-6090 for accounts payable or 404-727-6100 for payroll information.



Professional sports provide economics lesson for students

Researchers outline pediatric AIDS ethical guidelines

Construction to close lanes on Clifton Road

During the next several weeks Georgia Power will be working on the southbound side of Clifton Road between Michael Street and Woodruff Circle.

Work will be performed between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. and will result in the temporary closing of one or more traffic lanes. Please be aware of the potential for brief delays in this area.

New Dean, CEO chosen for Oxford College

Provost Rebecca Chopp has announced that Dana Greene has been selected as the new dean and chief executive officer of Oxford College. She will replace Dean William Murdy, who will retire at the end of the schoolyear.

Greene has served as associate provost for faculty affairs and professor of history at St. Mary's College of Maryland. A former Peace Corps volunteer, her academic work focuses on women's history. She has written books on Maisie Ward, Evelyn Underhill, Olympia Brown, and Lucretia Mott.

Frances Glenn Mayson Lecture gets underway April 13

The 10th annual Frances Glenn Mayson Lecture, "Evidence-Based Practice in Perinatal Medicine," will be held from noon to 4 p.m., April 13, at Crawford Long Hospital. The conference will address clinical practice issues from 20 weeks gestation to the first week of life, and participants will discuss the need for rigorous scientific standards to determine the safety and efficacy of new perinatal and postnatal therapeutic inventions.

Speakers will include John Sinclair, professor of pediatrics and clinical epidemiology and biostatistics at Ontario's McMaster University, and Herbert Peterson, chief of the women's health and fertility branch at the CDC and a clinical professor at the School of Medicine. Lunch is provided at the free conference. For more information or to register, call Serina Bruce at 404-686-8191.

Rumba fever hits Carlos Museum

The Rumba Workshop, to be held April 10 in the reception hall of the Carlos Museum, will bring together Congolese musicians, Africanist scholars and a wide range of people interested in African music and popular culture. The workshop is devoted to presenting Congolese popular dance, its history and politics, and to encouraging discussion about political violence in sub-Saharan Africa. A performance workshop is scheduled from noon to 5 p.m., followed by a dance party from 8 to 11 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. For more information call (404) 727-7804 or send e-mail to <africa@socsci.ss. emory.edu>.

Nominations for L/G/B/T Commission

The President's Commission on the Status of Lesbian/ Gay/Bisexual/Transgender Concerns, the official advisory body to the President on policy and community matters concerning the L/G/B/T community, is now accepting nominations for membership for the 1999-2000 academic year. Nominees must be either a student, faculty member, staff person, administrator or alumnus of the University. Student appointments are for one year, while other appointments are for two-year terms. Nominations should include:

  • The name, mailing address, phone number and affiliation (i.e., MBA student, law class of 1988, hospital staff) of the nominee.
  • The name and affiliation of the nominator.
  • A brief listing of the nominee's previous and current activities and accomplishments.
  • Any comments by the nominator.

Nominations are due April 6. Send them to <dyshaun@hotmail.com> or call DyShaun Muhammad at 404-624-1148.