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September 5, 2000
Volume 53, No. 2



Convocation rings bell for Emory Class of '04

Pew gives $3.2M for religious scholarship

BioMedical Media hosts open house

Emory Profile: Shalom Goldman

Rosenweig kicks off Great Teachers series

'Bad Emperors' crash Carlos

Eurpoe trips illustrate Emory's globalization effects




First person:David Anderson Hooker



Discussion to focus on breast cancer

The Emory School of Medicine's Committee on the Status of Women is sponsoring a roundtable discussion panel on the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer on Wednesday, Sept. 13 from 6­8 p.m. in WHSCB.

Light refreshments will be served from 6­6:30 p.m., and the presentation will follow. Panelists include oncology surgeon Toncred Styblo, hematologist/oncologist Ruby Kochhar and psychiatrist Dominique Musselman.

Genetics symposium held Sept. 21

The School of Medicine is hosting its Second Annual Genetics and Human Disease Symposium Sept. 21 in WHSCAB auditorum. Participants will be updated on genomics and cancer, differentiation in the skin, genomics and complex disorders, Alzheimer's disease, and the human genome project.

Presenters include Aravinda Chakravarti, Jewell Professor of Genetics at Case Western University; Elaine Fuchs, Amgen Professor of Basic Sciences at the University of Chicago; Richard Gibbs, professor of molecular and human genetics at the Baylor University College of Medicine; Dennis Selkoe, professor of neurology and neuroscience at Harvard Medical School; Jeffrey Trent, chief of cancer genetics for the National Human Genome Research Institute at the National Institutes of Health; and Robert Waterson, McDonnell Professor and chair of genetics at the Washington University School of Medicine.

Registration is free but limited; CME credit available for $25. For more information, visit www.bimoore.emor.edu/ghd00.


New,simpler treatment found for uterine tumors

Li finds clues to understanding Huntington's disease



Religious holidays for new school year

The following list, from the Department of Religious Life, includes religious holidays that may be observed by Emory faculty, students and staff during 2000­01.

Jewish holidays: Rosh Hashannah, Sept. 30­Oct. 1; Yom Kippur, Oct. 9; Sukkot, begins Oct. 14­15, ends Oct. 21; Hanukkah, Dec. 22­29; Purim, March 9; Passover, begins April 8­9, ends April 14­15. Note: All Jewish holidays begin the night before at sunset on the first date given and end one hour after sunset on the last date given.

Christian holidays: Christmas, Dec. 25; Ash Wednesday, Feb. 28; Good Friday, April 13; Easter, April 15.

Islamic holidays: Ramadan, begins Nov. 28; *Eid-Ul-Fitr, Dec. 27­28; *Edi-Ul-Adha, March 6­7; First Muharram, March 26 (Muslim New Year). *These days are based on a lunar calendar and are subject to the appearance of the moon and announced by the mosque. The most observant Muslims will observe all days, while others may observe the first tow of Eid-Ul-Fitz and Eid-Ul-Adha.

Hindu holidays: Navaratri, begins Sept. 28, ends Oct. 6; Dussehra, Oct. 7; Diwali, Oct. 26; New Year, Oct. 28.

Baha'i holidays: Birth of the Bab, Oct. 20; Birth of Baha'u'llah, Nov. 12; Naw Ruz (Baha'i New Year), March 21; Feast of Ridvan, April 21.

Zen Buddhist holidays: Rohatsu (Buddha's Enlight-enment) Dec. 8; Vesak (Buddha's birth) April 8. Vesak can be celebrated on different days (usually in the spring) by different Buddhist traditions.

New Candler dean to be installed

Russell Richey will be installed as dean of Emory University's Candler School of Theology in an hour-long service at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5 in Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church. The public is invited.

Parking is available at the Peavine Parking Deck. For more information call 404-727-6324.