The Office of International Affairs will soon publish the 1999-2000 guidelines for the University Fund for Internationalization (UFI). The guidelines can be found in next week's issue of Emory Report, downloaded from <www.emory.edu/OIA/ news/fund_ guide.html>, or obtained in hard copy from the Office of International Affairs in G150 Gambrell Hall.
The fund provides intramural support for projects that further the University's objectives set out in OIA's 1998 booklet, Internationalizing Emory: A Strategy for Leadership in Global Action. The fund will continue to fund its prior commitments to multi-year projects in the 1999-2000 academic year and also will provide "seed money" for significant new cross-school and Universitywide initiatives.
For more information, contact the Office of International Affairs at 404-727-7504.
Religion department grants available
The Department of Religion announced the availability of two sets of grants, the Boozer-Nether Funds and the Dorot Travel Grants.
The Boozer-Nether Funds are awarded to undergraduates, graduate and professional students wishing to pursue summer or semester interships of study or active engagement with situations and problems integral to the understanding and practice of social ethics and community service. The maximum award is generally $1,000 per student, and the funds encourage local and regional projects.
The Dorot Travel Grants, sponsored in conjunction with the Department of Middle Eastern Studies, are given primarily to undergraduates who wish to study or work in Israel. The only requirement is that students be enrolled in some formal program, which need not be for credit, and the grants provide up to $1,000 for travel expenses.
The deadline for applications is March 17 for both grants. For more information contact Professor David Blumenthal at 404-727-7545. Blumenthal also invites students wishing to study at an Israeli university to apply for $1,250 tuition grants from the Inter-university Fellowship Program in Jewish Studies.
SCHOLARSHIP & RESEARCH
New date for Faculty Town Hall Meeting
The Faculty Town Hall meeting originally scheduled for Feb. 18 has been
moved to Monday, March 15, at 4 p.m. in Winship Ballroom. The topic will
Women's Center seeks advisory board nominations
The Emory Women's Center advisory board is seeking recommendations for at-large members for the 1999-2000 academic year. Administration, staff, faculty and students are eligible to serve. Nominations or expressions of interest should be sent to Jan Gleason, University Communications, 741 Gatewood Road, or via e-mail to <jgleason@emory. edu>. Nominations are due March 1. For more information, call Gleason at 404-727-0639.
Carter visits set of "ER" to film PSA
Television's top-rated show got one of its highest endorsements yet last November, when President Jimmy Carter visited the set of "ER" to film a public service announcement with cast member Noah Wyle.
In an episode that aired in January 1998, Wyle's character, Dr. John Carter, treated a patient afflicted with Guinea worm, one of the diseases The Carter Center works to eradicate worldwide. The show gave the center the idea for the PSA.
More than 100 cast and crew members cheered President Carter when he arrived on the set, and Wyle escorted him to the "ER" trauma room, where they filmed the spot. The PSA aired Dec. 28 on TNT at the end of a syndicated episode of "ER" and again Jan. 28 locally on WXIA-TV. In addition, NBC crews filmed a behind-the-scenes documentary on the making of the PSA, which aired on several entertainment news programs in November.
Michelle Riley, media relations coordinator for The Carter Center, said she plans to shop the PSA around to the top 10 or 12 television markets, hoping they will air the spot immediately following "ER," as both WXIA and TNT did. She also said she will try to market the announcement abroad, as the show has a sizable international audience.
In the meantime, anyone interested in seeing the PSA or the news features on its making may check out a VHS tape by contacting Riley at 404-420-5128.
Alzheimer's Center accepting proposals
Emory's Alzheimer Disease Center (ACD) is soliciting applications for one-year pilot projects to be funded from July 1 through June 30, 2000. A non-renewable award of up to $20,000 will be made for each project.
ADC encourages applications from junior investigators as well as from established researchers working in a new area. Basic and clinical scientific proposals related to Alzheimer's disease in any discipline will be considered.
Intereseted investigators should submit the following in National Institutes of Health format:
Proposals must be submited by Feb. 26. For more information contact Linda McGuire at 404-728-6950 or send e-mail to <lmcguir@emory. edu>.