Carter Center update: No violence mars Indonesia's 'free and fair elections,' the first in some 50 years
Twenty faculty retire at end of academic year
Emory doctor leads American Geriatric Society
Joseph Ouslander has assumed the presidency of the American Geriatric Society (AGS), the national professional organization for geriatricians and other health care providers involved with America's older population.
Ouslander is a faculty member and director of the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology in the School of Medicine as well as vice president for professional affairs at Wesley Woods Center. He also directs the Atlanta VA Rehabilitation Research and Development Center.
During his term as AGS president, which ends May 2001, Ouslander will play an active role in the society's new Foundation for Health in Aging as a member of its board of directors. Established in May, the foundation was created to raise public awareness about the need for geriatric care and to conduct research to improve care and quality of life for older adults.
Chace condemns pickets and their hate-filled messages toward gays
Monday morning, June 14, many of us arriving on campus at the Haygood-Hopkins Gate were greeted by the sight of a small group of men and women holding placards and signs. These sign carriers, all apparently members of a single family from Kansas who form the Westboro Baptist Church, came to Atlanta to picket Emory, the CDC, the Southern Baptist Convention and the King Center. To call their message tasteless would be an understatement at best. Their message is offensive and extreme in every sense.
Advertising their hatred while standing on public property in front of Emory on Flag Day--of all days--these people exercised a freedom that we as Americans and as university citizens hold dear. I am compelled to say publicly, however, that I find their message wholly repugnant. Emory University stands for something quite different, and much better, than the venom we saw masquerading as Christian teaching. I want us to recall that Emory does not discriminate against people because of their sexual orientation, and the one thing we will not tolerate as a community is discrimination or hate crimes directed by our members toward others.
--President Bill Chace
Inaugural Candler Series features cellist Yo-Yo Ma
Music at Emory's new Candler Series at Glenn will feature such musical luminaries as Yo-Yo Ma and Emanuel Ax, Nigel Kennedy, Barbara Bonney and the Vienna Chamber Orchestra led by Philippe Entremont, who launch the series on Oct. 15. Patrons who subscribe to the series before Aug. 16 will have the added option of purchasing tickets to concerts featuring the Kronos Quartet and Eliot Fisk (with the Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta) before they go on sale to the general public.
Subscribers will also receive a 20 percent discount off regular ticket prices, lost ticket insurance and the option to purchase additional extra single tickets throughout the season at a 20 percent discount. Subscriptions cost $88 or $72, depending on zone.
For more information or to subscribe, call 404-727-5050 or send e-mail to <boxoffice@ emory.edu>.