Dr. Alan Stoudemire, professor of psychiatry, died Feb. 2 after a long battle with cancer.
Dr. Stoudemire, 49, was a leading authority on medical psychiatry and mental health in older persons. He wrote or edited more than 10 books, including the just-released second edition of Psychiatric Care of the Medical Patient.
He worked constantly through his illness, which was diagnosed in 1996; he published the autobiographical A Place at the Table in December.
The Psychosocial Fund at AFLAC Children's Cancer Center and the medical library at Children's Healthcare were established in Dr. Stoudemire's honor.
"I do not spend a minute worrying about how long I am going to live," Stoudemire said in a profile that ran in a Children's Cancer Center publication. "It's what I can accomplish in the time I have left that matters the most to me."
Annual Aquinas lecture slated for Feb. 17
The Aquinas Lecture will be given Thursday, Feb. 17 at 4:15 p.m. by Steven Wasserstrom in Cox Hall. Wasserstrom, from Reed College in Oregon, will deliver a speech entitled: "The quest for a Transcendent Unity of Religions: French Catholic Orientalism and the turn to Islam." For more information, call 404-727-8860 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
SCHOLARSHIP & RESEARCH
Emory hosts national recycleing conference
Emory Recycles will host the National Recycling Coalition's regional conference on Feb. 15 at the Emory Conference Center.
Speakers from universities throughout the country will attend. More than a half dozen presentations will take place, including "Student Involvement," "Starting a Program," and "Greening the Campus."
Conference registration fees start at $20 for students and $100 for University personnel. NRC memberships will be available for $45 annually.
Presentations will begin at 9 a.m. and conference festivities will run through 4 p.m. Call 703-683-9025, ext. 212 for more information.
Body Acceptance week events announced
Emory's Body Acceptance week begins Monday, Feb. 14 and runs through Friday, Feb. 17. Sponsored by the Couns-eling Center, all events are free, take place in E205, Hospital Auditorium and run from 6 to 7:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted.
Monday, Feb. 14: "You Are What You Watch/Or Maybe Not!" 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 15: "Loving Women Who Hate Their Bodies: A Guide for Men and Women."
Wednesday, Feb. 16: "Eating Disorders on Campus: The Dark Side of the Infamous Packing on of the Pounds." Thursday, Feb.17: "The Power of Connection: Moving Beyond Competition and Envy."
For more information, call 404-727-7450.