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Emory Report goes to summer schedule
Emory Report will begin its summer production schedule after the May 17 Commencement issue.
ER will publish six times during the summer: June 1, June 14, June 28, July 12, July 26 and August 9. Each issue will be four pages instead of eight. Calendar items are due three weeks prior to publication date, and story copy is due 10 days prior to publication.
For more information call the Office of Communications at 404-727-6216.
Incentives for Commencement parking at Emory West
The University Parking Office is urging those planning to attend next week's Commencement ceremonies to park at Emory West rather than fight the traffic on the main campus.
With shuttles running every 10 minutes from the peripheral lot on Briarcliff Road, the time it takes to park at Emory West will be virtually the same as searching for a spot in Peavine or Michael Street parking deck and walking to the ceremonies.
As added incentive, refreshments including orange juice and Coca-Cola will be available at Emory West, and the Parking Office will hold drawings for prizes: dinners for two at Longhorn's and Outback restaurants and a pair of free massages at Key Lime Pie in the Virginia-Highland neighborhood.
"It'll certainly be more convenient," said Parking Director Bill Collier. "People can avoid the congestion of parking on the main campus, and they can take advantage of these incentives, too."
Osteoporosis study seeks volunteers
Have you been prescribed a medication to treat osteoporosis in the past nine months which you had to discontinue due to gastronintestinal side effects? If so, Emory Clinic is offering a chance to try a different medication free for three months under a doctor's supervision.
The study requires three visits to the clinic, and all physical exams, laboratory tests, medication and valet parking are free. Interested women who have undergone menopause (hormone therapy is allowed), are not currently taking any other bone-building medication and are essentially healthy may call Sandy Huff or Sheila O'Neal, registered nurses, at 404-727-1294 to discuss the program.
SCHOLARSHIP AND RESEARCH
Wheel story on '$400 million gift' inaccurate, Chace says
A recent article written by a student reporter for the Emory Wheel
(April 27, 1999) erroneously reported that Emory received a gift of
$400 million last year. In truth, the University received $423,039,313 in
gifts and pledges during 1997-98 from a wide variety of sources, including
previously reported large gifts from Miss Margaret Pitts and Bishop William
Cannon for the Candler School of Theology. An additional pledge came from
the Woodruff family of foundations to augment the previously established
Health Sciences Center fund. "There was no single $400 million gift
or pledge," said President Bill Chace. "We wish there were."
Med school employee dies at age 25
Roshemia Monique Winston, a research nutrition assistant in the School of Medicine's Clinic Research Unit, died April 25 of complications suffered during childbirth. She was 25.
Winston, who lived in Atlanta, started work at Emory in November. She attended the University of Maryland and Bowie State University. Her child, a boy, survived and is healthy and doing fine.
"In the short time she was here, we came to know Roshemia as a very private individual with 'old ways' and a giving spirit," said Kay Umeakunne, Ms. Winston's supervisor. "One of the women she's going to be very much missed. Our prayers go out to her family andhere took her under her wing. She was our baby and very pleasant, and friends."
Winston's child has not been named, but anyone wishing to make donations to the "Baby Winston" fund should mail them to: 3465 Bethsaida Road, Fairburn, Ga., 30213.
Professor sets up Balkan refugee fund
Harold Berman, Woodruff Professor of Law, is spearheading a fund-raising drive by a group of Emory scholars called "For Yugoslavians in Hungary" to give money for food, shelter and other essential living expenses to approximately 100 Serbian citizens of various nationalities who have fled to Budapest.
These Serbian refugees have turned for help to Tibor Varady, a visiting professor at the law school, formerly of Novi Sad University in Yugoslavia, who now teaches part of each year in Budapest and recently returned there from his spring teaching stint at Emory.
Berman said the refugees Varady is trying to help "are Serbs, Croats, Hungarians and others who lived in Belgrade and in northern Serbia, have fled the Milosevic regime and hope to go back to Serbia when the war is over." Berman, who hopes to raise $12 per person per day for 100 persons pover a 90-day period, says the drive has raised more than $10,000 so far.
"The people we are helping are the kind of people we must rely on to establish a civilized multicultural regime in the new Yugoslavia of Serbia and Montenegro," he said.
The American Red Cross International has agreed to administer the fund. Checks should be made out to the American Red Cross International, with an indication that they are "For Yugoslavs in Hungary." The checks may be mailed to either Anita Mann at the law school or directly to Rose Donna, American Red Cross International, 1621 N. Kent Street, Arlington, Va., 22209.
Theater Emory auditions
Theater Emory will hold open general auditions for professional actors by appointment only for the 1999-2000 season at 4 p.m. May 24-25. Actors should prepare two contrasting monologues that can both be performed within a four-minute time limit. It is recommended that one of the monologues be from a classical play.
Next year's season is still in planning but will include a series of new vaudeville events under the umbrella title of The Last Laugh: A Fools' Festival to Usher in the New Millenium, several plays by Samuel Beckett, Ibsen's The Master Builder, Shakespeare's As You Like It, a workshop exploring Gibson's The Miracle Worker and several readings of selections by George Bernard Shaw.
Actors should call Robert Schultz at 404-727-6462 after May 10 to schedule an appointment.