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September 20, 1999
Volume 52, No. 5



Amendments to Georgia Open Records Act hold complications for the University

Growing pains challenge technology infrastructure

First Person: Oxford Dean Dana Greene hopes to chart a new course

Profile: Chuck Spornick blazing trails for Emory's Beck Center

Virtual reality therapy helps Vietnam vets cope with past

Writer Shelby Foote to speak at Alumni Weekend

Candler School set for 1999-00 Lay Theology Institute courses

Carter Center Update: Carter Center joins call for international intervention in East Timor

Emory takes stance on teacher-student romances

New copy center in Woodruff Library basement

Free prostate screenings

Emory Healthcare is offering free prostate cancer screening to men over 50 or men over 40 who have a family history of prostate cancer or who are of African-American descent; both categories are considered high risk for the cancer. The screenings are available at the following times and locations:

  • Saturday, Sept. 11, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Midtown Urology, North Avenue, Suite 100.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 21, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., The Emory Clinic, Building A, 1365 Clifton Road NE.
  • Thursday, Sept. 23, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., The Emory Clinic, Building A.
  • Saturday, Sept. 25, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Atlanta Urological Consultants, 490 Peachtree St., Suite 575-C.

Men who have been treated for prostate cancer are not eligible and should seek follow-up care from their physician. For more information or to register for a screening, call the Emory HealthConnection at 404-778-7777.

Teaching lecture promises wit

"Letters to Ms. Mentor: Should You be Pal, Peacock, or Czar?," a lecture by Emily Toth on teaching, will be held Thursday, Sept. 23, at 4 p.m. in 207 White Hall.

Toth is professor of English and Women's Studies at Louisiana State University, and her lecture is sponsored by the new Massee-Martin/ NEH Teaching chair. She has written Ms. Mentor's Impeccable Advice for Women in Academia, which she says is an "advice and humor book for women professors, graduate students, recovering academics, and those who love them." She is also the "Ms. Mentor" columnist for The Chronicle of Higher Education's career network and has written monthly columns for the past year on such topics as "What to Do When You're Team-Teaching with Bozos" and "Whose Career Should Be Number Two."

Toth was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for her biography of author Kate Chopin and will lecture on "Rewriting Kate Chopin's Life: What We See is What We Are" on Friday, Sept. 24, at 3 p.m. in 207 White Hall.


Menger's emulsion system waters down mustard gas

McPhee, Campbell explore artists' 'Lives' in new course

Chace to hold Town Hall meeting

President Bill Chace will be on hand to give his thoughts on the new academic year and answer questions at the sixth annual Employee Council Town Hall Meeting, Sept. 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Winship Ballroom.

The event will be a brown bag lunch, and Employee Council will provide beverages and dessert. Questions for Chace should be e-mailed to <empcouncil@emory.edu>, with "Questions for Town Hall Meeting" in the subject field and the asker's name, department and number of years at Emory.

The event will be webcast live at <www.emory.edu/EMPLOYEE/99 townhall.html>.

Glenn School holding annual fall sale

Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church will hold its Fall/Winter Glenn School Clothing Sale on Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sept. 25 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The largest of its kind in Atlanta, the sale will market "gently used" items including children's clothes and shoes; maternity items; toys, books and videos; and baby equipment such as strollers, cribs and car seats.

The sale will be held at 1669 North Decatur Rd. in the Glenn Memorial Youth and Activities Building. There will be no children allowed from 10 a.m. to noon on Sept. 24. For more information call 404-634-6494.

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Annual Book Sale set for Sept. 23-25

The Friends of Emory Libraries will hold its annual "Big Book Sale" benefit Sept. 23-25 in Candler Library. Most selections are priced from 50 cents to $1, and Friends of Emory Libraries guarantees "all books are Y2K compliant."

A preview sale with $10 admission will be held Sept. 22 from 6-9 p.m. The sale itself is free and runs 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sept. 23; 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sept. 24; and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 25. For more information, call 404-727-7620.