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March 22, 1999
Volume 51, No. 24



Former Cabinet member Robert Reich named this year's commencement speaker

Medical, business schools ranked in U.S. News' Top 25

First person: 'You can't take a laptop in the tub' and other wisdom

Eyal ties service to fun for Emory students, community

Faculty pack Winship to discuss tenure at Town Hall meeting

Emory riders can comment on proposal

Issues in Progress: Employee Council

British author A.S. Byatt to deliver biennial Ellmann lectures

International Affairs: International spring festival continues theme-"Emory at Home in the World"

Carter Center Update: Carter Center internships enhance learning at home and abroad

Guest instructors bring centuries-old art, Noh, to Emory Quad

Coins have made the odyssey back home

Professor Thomas Burns' coins have come home. Burns' exhibit, "Rome and the Germans as Seen in Coinage," is on display in Schatten Gallery through April 10, after 12 years on tour. The exhibit debuted here in 1987 and has since been on display at the University of Georgia, the Smithsonian Institute, Wabash College, the American Numismatic Association, the University of Wisconsin, the University of Winnipeg and Old Dominion University, among many other institutions.

"It is now arguably the most widely viewed exhibit of its type in American history," said Burns, Dobbs Professor of History. "I chose to show it now in order to take advantage of the Third Biennial Conference on Shifting Frontiers in Late Antiquity that met during Spring Break." The coin exhibit is on display in Schatten's corridor gallery in the Woodruff Library. Hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday to Saturday, and noon to 8 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free. For more information call 404-727-6861.


PCSW Spring Program

The President's Commission on the Status of Women will hold its Spring Program and Reception in the Cyprus Room of The Carter Center on Wednesday, April 14, from 5-7 p.m.

Rosalynn Carter is the featured speaker, and President Bill Chace will present awards. There will be cocktails and a light buffet, and music will be provided by D'Vine. The cost is $9, $7 for students, and reservations must be made by March 31. For more information, call Catherine Howett Smith at 404-727-6117.


Detective fiction by women provides glimpse into past

Ahmed looks for causes of long-term viral immunity

Irvine to give Distinguished Faculty Lecture March 25

Jacqueline Jordan Irvine, Candler Professor of Urban Education, will deliver the fourth Distinguished Faculty Lecture on Thursday, March 25, at 4 p.m. in Winship Ballroom.

Irvine is project director for Atlanta's Center for Urban Learning/Teaching and Urban Research in Education and Schools. Her lecture, "The Education of Children Whose Nightmares Occur Both Night and Day," will be followed by a reception.


Carlos' Veneralia to be held April 17

The Carlos Museum will hold its annual Veneralia fund-raising event on Saturday, April 17. A re-creation of ancient Roman festivities celebrating Venus, this year's event will take place in a reproduction of a Roman forum and coliseum.

"We were inspired by Hollywood's spectacular staging of the glorious days of ancient Rome," said Zara Akhavan, the 1999 co-chairman. "We drew upon the style of Cecil B. DeMille's rendition of the feast."

Guests will be saluted and directed by the Praetorian Guards to the Roman Marketplace, where the feast will begin with cocktails at 7 p.m. Veneralia will feature a silent auction, dancers and jugglers, gladiators, an Italian meal prepared by the Ritz-Carlton Atlanta, and music by Peter Duchin and his orchestra. Proceeds help fund museum exhibitions, workshops, lectures and educational programs. Patron level tickets start at $1,000 per couple; single tickets are $250. For more information, call 404-727-2251.

More lines means new prefix for departments

Emory employees in the coming weeks will begin to see telephone numbers with the 712 prefix assigned to University departments.

Previously used only for student and Emory Hospital lines, the 712 prefix will now be assigned to academic and administrative departments because the University is running out of 727 numbers. According to Telecommunications, single departments and even multiline phones could have both prefixes assigned.

There will be no change in dialing procedure; only the last number of the prefix and the four-digit extension is needed from an on-campus phone. For more information call 404-727-4320.

"Three Keyboard Virtuosi" showcases ivory artistry

Masters of three different keyboard instruments, (l to r) Timothy Albrecht, Gary Motley and William Ransom, will join forces in a March 26 concert sponsored by the Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta.The concert is scheduled for 8:15 p.m. in Glenn Auditorium. Tickets are $12.

All three are members of the music faculty. For more information, call 404-727-5050 or send e-mail to <boxoffice@emory.edu>.