March 29, 2004

Inauguration Week arrives to 'Celebrate Emory'

After months of planning and anticipation, Emory's Inauguration Celebration has arrived: a week of activities--symposia, exhibits, performances, ceremonies and gatherings--that will culminate Friday with the official induction of Jim Wagner as Emory's 19th president.

But this week is about more than a single individual; it is a time for the University to take pride in what it is and look forward with excitement to what it can become. From today's kickoff event at Oxford College to the week-ending Campus Jubilee, Friday evening on McDonough Field, the entire community is encouraged to participate in the festivities and share in Emory's celebration.

As for the Inauguration Ceremony, delegates from more than 200 colleges and universities from around the world will participate, from one of the world's oldest educational institutions (Oxford University, dating from the 12th century) to some of the newest (Pensacola Christian College, founded in 1974, is the youngest school represented).

Not all the delegates will march in the procession, but those who do will begin from White Hall. Emory faculty will march from the Dobbs Center.

For tomorrow's ethics symposium, "Emerging Challenges for Ethics and Leadership in the Professions," scheduled for 4-6 p.m. in WHSCAB Auditorium, Executive Vice President for Health Affairs Michael Johns has been added to the panel.

Thursday evening at the Carlos Museum, "Love, Sex and Transformation: An Evening of Ovid in Music, Art and Verse" will take place from 7-8 p.m. in the reception hall. (Last week's insert in Emory Report listed an incorrect time for this event.)

A full calendar of Inauguration events is featured on page 8. For more information, visit www.emory. edu/INAUGURATION .