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June 1, 1999
Volume 51, No. 32



Emory begins 'capital' summer as 14 building projects break ground on, around campus

In tight job market, recruiting takes innovation, teamwork

Issues in progress: President's Commission on the Status of Women, Employee Council


Changes in paycheck distribution planned

Effective July 1, local banks will require thumb-print identification for those without checking accounts who cash checks. This time-consuming process makes it infeasible for banks to accommodate the large number of Emory employees cashing payroll checks at neighborhood branches. In light of this, Emory will no longer distribute payroll checks on campus, effective July 1. Employees must choose from three payment options:

Direct deposit. If you already use direct deposit, no action is required. If you have a checking account but are not currently using direct deposit, you should submit the necessary forms to enroll. If you do not have or cannot establish a checking account, the Payroll Office has scheduled several banking fairs to assist in establishing a banking relationship.

Thursday, June 10

11:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Crawford Long

School of Nursing Auditorium

Friday, June 11

11:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

School of Public Health

P Level

Wednesday, June 16

11:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Emory Hospital

Auditorium Lobby

Debit card. If you cannot establish a checking account, Emory will assist you in establishing a debit or ATM arrangement with a bank. Your paycheck will be credited to this account, enabling you to withdraw your salary amount by use of the card at the bank's ATM.

First class mail. Employees not electing direct deposit or a debit card will have their paychecks mailed to their home addresses.


NLM opens web catalog to public use

The National Library of Medicine has opened its web catalog--previously limited to in-house use--to anyone with Internet access.

The catalog, called LOCATORPlus <www.nlm.nih. gov/locatorplus/>, allows web users to search the world's largest medical library for books, journals, audiovisuals and manuscripts. The site's records also features links to online journals, as well as direct access to resources including MEDLINE, MEDLINEplus, TOXNET, HSTAT and other U.S. medical library catalogs.

Monica Kaufman keynotes cancer survivors event

Celebration of Living, a cancer survivors event, will be held Saturday, June 5, at Swissôtel Atlanta in Buckhead, and WSB-TV news anchor Monica Kaufman will deliver the keynote address.

More than 600 cancer survivors and their families are expected to attend the free event, sponsored by Emory Hospitals, Emory Clinic and the Winship Cancer Institute. Other highlights include entertainment by D'Vine, Atlanta's award-winning gospel singing group; small group discussions and Emory physician presentations; and educational sessions about cancer-related issues such as nutrition and "Returning to Work After Cancer."

The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. To register, call the Emory HealthConnection at 404-778-7777 or 1-800-446-5566.

Michael Johns stresses Emory's commitment to Grady

Forging future from past is this year's Alumni University theme

Book in review: Academic Duty

Conference looks at creating violence-free societies

Theologians, psychiatrists, social scientists and ethicists will gather at Emory this week to discuss possible breakthroughs as potent as any medical cure: the end of human violence and the creation of violence-free societies.

Religion professor and conference organizer Thee Smith said "Violence Reduction in Theory and Practice: From Primates to Nations" will present a full spectrum of theories and practices available today.

Speakers and resources range from Yerkes Center studies on animal conflict resolution to international conflict resolution conducted by The Carter Center. Workshop topics also will cover front-page issues from schoolyard violence to the death penalty.

"Violence Reduction" will take place June 3-5 at Cox Hall. For a complete schedule or more information, call 404-727-5337 or visit the conference web site at <www.emory.edu/ COLLEGE/RELIGION/ COVR99meeting.html>.

Faculty Science Council launches radio show

The Emory College Faculty Science Council's Science & Society Committee is producing a new radio show called "Science in Your Life."

The show features interviews with Emory faculty, who discuss the use of science in everyday life. Guests and topics have included Sidney Perkowitz of physics on everyday physics and physics in art; sociologist Corey Keyes on quality-of-life research; Paul Plotsky of psychiatry on stress; Gregg Orloff of biology on cancer; Bob DeHaan of Elementary Science Education Partners on science education; Rebecca Stone-Miller of art history on science in art; and Neal Smith of anthropology on evolution.

"Science in Your Life" can be heard daily at 9:15 a.m. and 6:15 p.m. on WGKA 1190 AM. For more information call Sally Weeks at 404-727-6639 or send e-mail to <sweeks@emory.edu>.


Brown screens film from study abroad trip

Film instructor Bill Brown will have his own movie, 22 Seconds in Spain, screened twice at this year's Atlanta Film and Video Festival. The film will be shown June 13 at 6 p.m. and again on June 18 at 2 p.m. at the AMC Phipps Plaza theater.

Brown showed the work--filmed during last summer's trip to Salamanca, Spain--on campus last fall. The subject is a "running of the bulls" fiesta. "I'm sort of an anti-Spielberg in the sense that my films challenge audience expectations in terms of what is normally thought of as entertaining filmmaking," Brown explained. "There is a payoff in this film, but it takes a while to develop."

22 Seconds is part of Brown's experimentation with works designed to be shown on a flat wall in an architectural context-"animated still photographs somewhere between photography and filmmaking," he noted. The screening is a competition showing, meaning the film is eligible for one of the festival's awards.



Our apologies to Associate Professor Claire Sterk of the School of Public Health, who was misidentified as nursing school faculty in a photo on p. 2 of the May 18 issue.