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October 25, 1999
Volume 52, No. 9



Emory, state leaders officially dedicate new Vaccine Research Building on Oct. 14

Insel leaves Yerkes post to head neuroscience center

First Person: Keyes explains why positivity is no laughing matter

Profile: Mario DiGirolamo's photographs tell 40 years of stories

Gufstafson Seminars carry on interdisciplinary legacy

Technology Source: ITD offers Web survey help to departments

Halle Institute brings in speaker Cohen for timely lecture

An-Na'im wins prestigious human rights award

Issues in Progress: President's Commission on the Status of Women

Issues in Progress: Employee Council

Dance program a rare spin for schools like Emory

Issues in Progress: Faculty Council

HR sets up open enrollment web site

Human Resources has set up an informational web site to help employees take advantage of the 2000 Annual Election Period for benefits.

Located at <www.emory. edu/HR/ openenrollment.html>, the site lists times and locations of enrollment meetings, where HR officers will help Emory employees make whatever changes they wish to their benefits packages.

Any changes made during open enrollment will be effective Jan. 1, 2000.


Stein links hormones to brain trauma treatment, recovery

Cappellato's students experience Lullwater as a lab

AT&T chief to deliver Future Makers lecture

C. Michael Armstrong, chief executive officer of AT&T, will give the next Future Makers Lecture, "21st Century Communications: The Speed of Technology, the Power of Markets," at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 1, in the WHSCAB auditorium.

The head of the world's leading communications services company with more than 140,000 employees and 80 million customers, Armstrong is an active supporter of higher education and is very knowledgeable about academic health care. He is a trustee at Johns Hopkins University and chairs the advisory board of its School of Medicine. He is also an advsiory board member of the Yale School of Management.

The lecture will be telecast to Steine Auditorium at Grady Hospital and Glenn Auditorium at Crawford Long. A reception will follow on WHSCAB plaza.

Deans' titles standardized

In an effort to underscore the primacy of the University's academic mission, President Bill Chace announced the following new titles for three of Emory's deans: Dean of Emory College, Faculty of Arts and Sciences; Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences; and Dean of Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing.

The change emphasizes Emory's primary mission and standardizes the titles in use among the different schools. For years the academic deans of the schools and colleges have carried a variety of titles with no consistency or apparent logic in their use and application, Chace noted, sometimes clouding the primary mission and function of the dean's office.

The change in titles does not reflect any change in functional or organizational responsibilities. "I am pleased with this move to standardize the titles of our academic leaders," said Provost Rebecca Chopp. "In the history of the academy, the title of dean symbolizes the importance of intellectual leadership in the university."