Renovations complete to hospital chapel
After a six-month renovation, Emory Hospital's chapel takes on new meaning and perspective.
The renovated chapel was doubled in size and features two stained-glass windows, new mahogany pews and a circular mahogany altar. The centerpiece and focal point of the chapel is a circular altar carved with symbols of major world religions around its edge to welcome people of all faiths to gather for worship. The Emory Hospital Auxiliary raised more than $160,000 from the hospital gift shop for the renovation.
"A spirit of unity with diversity is the focus of the chapel and possibly this hospital," said Robert Morris, director of pastoral services. "We want it to be a place of refuge and safety for all."
One of the stained-glass windows provides a link to the chapel's history. The original window, which is inside the chapel, depicts events in Christian history and was donated by the family responsible for the chapel's existence. The chapel was originally built in the mid-1950s in honor of James Shannon Warwick, a theology student at Emory and former patient at the hospital.
SCHOLARSHIP AND RESEARCH
Foege named to global health senior advisory post
William Foege, Presidential Distinguished Professor of International Health, has been named senior advisor to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's global health program.
The team will be led by Gordon Perkin, president of the Program for Appropriate Technology in Health. "We are absolutely thrilled to have two such respected individuals join the foundation," said co-chairman Bill Gates Sr., father of the foundation (and Microsoft) founder. "After an extensive international search, we are confident these two are the best in their fields."
"Through my work in global health I have been the recipient of foundation grants on many occasions, so I have firsthand knowledge of the role foundations play and the potential good they can do," Foege said. "I look forward to helping the founders and the staff direct their grants in effective, groundbreaking ways and in reaching out to new partners and new solutions."
Pastor speaks on Great Powers Oct. 19
Robert Pastor, professor of political science and former National Security Advisor on Latin America, will speak on his new book, A Century's Journey: How the Great Powers Shape the World, Oct. 19 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Winship Ballroom.
The program, sponsored by the Institute for Comparative and International Studies and the political science department, will feature commentaries by James Laney, Emory President Emeritus and former U.S. ambassador to South Korea, and Marion Creekmore, vice provost for international affairs and former U.S. ambassador to Sri Lanka.
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