September 8, 2003


Program to explore fragile X research
Geneticists at the School of Medicine will present their latest findings and discuss the outlook for future treatments of fragile X syndrome at “Building for the Future,” a program open to the public, at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18 in the Whitehead Building.

Presentations will include a history of fragile X research at Emory and an overview of ongoing research and potential new approaches to treatment. The program also will feature a tour of the human genetics department.

To RSVP, contact Lauren Koontz at 404-727-4085 or lkoontz@genetics.

VE seeks volunteers for sports camp
Volunteer Emory (VE) is inviting FAME groups to take part in its annual Sports Camp, Sept. 20 from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. on McDonough Field.

At the camp, VE hosts approximately 150 children from Atlanta-area Boys and Girls Clubs, shelters and schools for a day of sports-related activities such as a Frisbee toss and relay races.

Volunteers are responsible only for supplies and small prizes for the children. For more information on how to take part, send e-mail to or call 404-727-6269.

Women’s Club to host fall tea at Lullwater, Sept. 10

Both Debbie Wagner, wife of President Jim Wagner, and JoAn Chace, wife of former President Bill Chace, are expected to attend the Emory Women’s Club’s Fall Tea, Wednesday, Sept. 10, from 1–3 p.m. at Lullwater House. The entire Emory community is welcome to attend.

Parking within Lullwater Park is allowed; carpooling is encouraged. For more information, contact Kathryn King-Metters at 404-874-0763.