'Festival of Nine Lessons' held Dec. 3-4
For many Atlantans, the start of the yuletide season begins with Emory's "Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols," to be held this year Dec. 3 and 4 in Glenn Auditorium.
Peformed by the Emory University Chorus and the Emory Concert Choir, the program is based on the traditional Christmas service at King's College Chapel in Cambridge, England, and has been an Emory tradition since 1935.
This year's program will include a Haitian Noel that has the singers imitating the instruments as they sing. Other new selections are two movements from John Rutter's Gloria and an excerpt from Bach's Magnificat.
Performances are 8:15 p.m. on both Dec. 3 and 4, and a 5 p.m. show on Dec. 4. General admission is $10. For more information, call 404-727-5050.
Sanderson appointed to Everglades committee
The National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences has appointed College Dean Steven Sanderson to the committee on restoration of the greater Everglades ecosystem.
The 16-member committee, composed of scientists representing a broad range of expertise, will serve as an advisory and review panel on scientific matters related to the implementation of the Central and Southern Florida comprehensive review study and the restoration of the South Florida ecosystem. The committee also will offer scientific oversight to the enormous management effort of the Clinton Administration's Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan, submitted to Congress last summer.
The Everglades form "a complicated system that shows a surprising amount of variability in features which makes restoration a complicated process," said Sanderson, whose background is in environmental science and who lived in Florida for 18 years.
SCHOLARSHIP AND RESEARCH
Emory Medical Care Foundation Faculty Scholars Grant
The deadline for proposals for the Emory Medical Care Foundation Faculty (ECMF) Scholars Program has been extended to Dec. 31. The Faculty Scholars Program is a two-year career development award of $50,000 given to outstanding junior medical faculty working in the Grady Health System.
The funding award is effective July 1, 2000. For more information, contact Carol Moses in the medical school dean's office at <cmoses@rwwhsc. medadm.emory.edu>, call 404-727-4569 or see the ECMF listing on the internal funding page of the OSP website at: <www.osp. emory.edu/share/funding/internal. html#EMCF>.
CFAR grant recipients to give presentations
The Emory/Atlanta Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) will highlight a selection of recently funded research projects at a special presentation on Friday, Dec. 3, in the School of Public Health.
Although the main mission of CFAR is to facilitate existing HIV research at Emory and in Atlanta, it also helps junior investigators lauch research careers in HIV/AIDS by funding pilot projects. Presentations will be held from 9-11:30 a.m. in the Rita Anne Rollins Room, and a reception will follow. Harriet Robinson, director of CFAR developmental core, will give welcoming remarks.
Michael Carlos makes $10 million pledge to his namesake
At a Nov. 15 luncheon at Atlanta's Capital City Club, Michael and Thalia Carlos announced a pledge of $10 million to the Carlos Museum for the purchse of ancient Greek art.
"This extraordinary gift, made in honor of the millenium, is one of the largest Emory has ever received from an individual," said Carlos Director Anthony Hirschel. "It will allow the museum to acquire superb works of art of the very highest quality, works that would never have come to Atlanta otherwise."
The first acquisitions will go on view in January, Hirschel said.
Law school group wins national honor
The Emory Public Interest Committee, a student group in the law school dedicated to the support of public interest law, received the 1999 Outstanding Member Group Project Award from the National Association for Public Interest Law.
The award recognized EPIC for its 1999 Inspiration Awards. A record 225 lawyers, judges, faculty and students attended this year's awards ceremony, which raised more than $31,000--a 60 percent increase over the previous year's total-to fund 10 public interest law fellowships for students.
The 2000 Inspiration Awards will be held Feb. 1, and awards will be presented by Georgia Attorney General (and Emory alumnus) Thurbert Baker.