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February 19, 2001


URC seeks Levy award applications
Nominations are being accepted for the Albert E. Levy Scientific Research Award. The award was established to recognize outstanding scientific contributions by Emory faculty members and is given annually.

Two awards will be presented, one to a junior faculty member (lecturer, instructor or assistant professor) and one to a senior professor (associate or full professor).

Five copies of a peer-reviewed paper published either in the 1999 or 2000 academic year must be submitted to be considered for the award. A brief description of the impact that the results described in the paper have in the specific field in which the paper was published also must be submitted.

Contact Melaine Kingston in the University Research Committee office at 404-727-7503. Deadline for submisions is March 1.

PCSW looking for new members

The President’s Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW) is seeking membership nominations for the 2001–02 academic year.

The commission has several open positions including: eight one-year student appointments (four undergraduate, two graduate and two professional); one three-year faculty appointment; five staff positions (two three-year, one two-year and one one-year staff appointments).

Nomination forms are available at the Women’s Center, the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs, the Office of Campus Life (DUC 401) and on the PCSW website at

The deadline for nominations is Friday, March 9. For further information, please contact Amy Wheeler at 404-727-5588 or, or Karen Fain at 404-727-6121

Jersey City panel focuses on sexual abuse
The Violence Studies Program, the Women’s Center and Theater Emory invite the public to participate in a panel discussion on domestic violence, Sunday, Feb. 25, at 4:45 p.m. in the Faculty Dining Room of the Dobbs Center.

The event, which will have a 4:30 p.m. reception, is free and no reservations are required. The panel will include experts on domestic violence and the playwright of Theater Emory’s production Jersey City, which depicts the life of young people who grow up too soon because of violence in their lives.

The panel will follow a 2 p.m. matinee performance of the play, but interested persons are encouraged to attend the panel discussion whether or not they attend the play.

The panel will be moderated by Beverly Schaffer, director of the Violence Studies Program and professor of economics.

The panel will be held in the Mary Gray Munroe Theater in Dobbs Center. Tickets may be purchased for the play by calling 404-727-5050.

Eating disorders examined
The Counseling Center is sponsoring a number of eating disorder educational events as a
part of Body Acceptance Week, which runs from Feb. 26 through March 1. All events are free and include:

• Monday, Feb. 26: “In Our Own Words: Eating Disorder Recovery Panel,” featuring Bridget McAdams, Meredith Miller Gross and Deborah Russo.
• Tuesday, Feb. 27: “Still Killing Us Softly III.” Video reviewing images of women in advertising over the past 20 years. Cynthia Whitehead-LaBoo and Jessica Baker, facilitating.
• Wednesday, Feb. 28: “Hand to Mouth.” Written and performed by Lisa Barnett.
• Thursday, March 1: “Behind Closed Doors: What Really Happens in Eating Disorder Treatment.” Anna Trad, presenting.

All programs begin at 6 p.m., except Thursday’s, which begins at 6:30 p.m. All will be held in the Emory Hospital auditorium.

For additional information, please call Sara Ferry at the Counseling Center at 404-727-7450.

CIGNA citation doesn’t affect EmoryCare
Human Resources Vice President Alice Miller announced that the recent state court decision against CIGNA does not involve EmoryCare the University’s self-insured, preferred provider health plan. She said the case dealt with an older claims payment system which EmoryCare does not use.

“To date, we have solved most if not all of the [customer service problems] brought to our attention,” Miller said.


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