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January 10, 2000
Volume 52, No. 16



As expected, all is Y2-OK for Emory

New center works to protect children

Winship names head

Author Branch headlines King Week

Med school receives $1.6 million grant

University Governance -- Employee Council

Weight Watchers @ Emory announces winter schedule

Emory Well House has set the schedule for its winter WeightWatchers classes:

Thursday, Jan. 13, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. New class. Blomeyer Center.

Monday, Jan. 24, noon to 1 p.m. Open meeting. Davis Fisher Building, Crawford Long.

Monday, Jan. 31, noon to 1 p.m. New class. Davis Fisher Building.

Each class runs for 10 weeks, once a week. For more information, call the Well House at 404-727-WELL.

ITD course schedule available online

Information Technology Division's training department has released its schedule of computer training courses for January 2000. To view a complete listing, go to www.emory.edu/ITD/COURSES. Cost for courses ranges from free to $75, with an additional textbook fee. Students, faculty, staff and spouses from Emory, Emory Hospitals, the Carter Center, Yerkes and Wesley Woods are eligible to participate.

To register or for more information, call 404-727-7777.


Emory's new millenium began on a somber note for the families of three members of the Emory community who passed away over the winter break. Emory Report extends its best wishes and condolences to the families of the following:

Orie Eugene Myers Jr.

'41C, '57G

Mr. Myers died Dec. 24 of congestive heart failure at the age of 79. He retired from Emory in 1989 as vice president for business after serving the University for 41 years.

"Orie and I went on the Emory payroll the same day: Dec. 1, 1948," said Dean of Alumni Judson Ward of his former colleague. "He was the first director personnel. Then he had other duties related to the medical school. He just did everything that necessary, regardless of whether it was in his job description.

Mr. Myers served in the Air Force during World War II. He was a former president of the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce, board chairman of Prime Bank, trustee for Wesley Woods and a board member of the DeKalb unit of the American Cancer Society. He was president of the National Association of College and University Business Officers and the first president of the Southern arm of the association.

"He was the kind of guy who got things done on the administrative side, but he never sought recognition," Ward said. "He was modest and absolutely devoted to Emory.

Oliver Jackson

Mr. Jackson died Dec. 23 after a battle with diabetes and heart disease. He worked at Oxford for a number of years as a security guard, and he also supervised student workers at the Oxford gymnasium. "We were all-students, staff and faculty-very fond of Oliver," said Gayle Doherty, associate professor of dance and physical education at Oxford.

Rekha Siddappa

Dr. Siddappa died Dec. 13. She was a postdoctoral fellow in the School of Medicine.