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August 23, 1999
Volume 52, No. 1



Emory and area schools use record-breaking NSF grant to create neuroscience center

Health plans may switch to three-tier prescription option

First person: In European, USA cultural swap, who's coming out ahead?

Keith Curtis: Emory's man behind the "energy crisis"

Emory's 18th in annual U.S. News & World Report survey

Willis named head of Government and Community Affairs

Carters honored with Presidential Medals of Freedom

NIH grant supports Emory clinical research training program

CVS cuts ribbon on novel Emory Village store amid good cheer

New voice mail capacity allows interchange among systems

Starting this month, voice mail users at the University, Crawford Long and Emory Clinic will be able to create messages and send them to users of the other system.

An audio messaging interchange specification (AMIS) feature has been added to the University's Meridian Mail and Emory Healthcare's AUDIX voice mail systems. Employees can now login to their mailboxes, create messages and address them to individuals in either voice mail system. The system also allows users to reply to an AMIS message received from the other system, forward voice mail to individuals in either system and add numbers to their mailbox from either system.

However, AMIS cannot support broadcast messages to large groups or all users of either system, and there is no name confirmation of an AMIS-addressed mailbox ("You are leaving a message for Jane Smith").

To forward or record a message to be delivered to someone on the other system, enter the seven-digit telephone number of the recipient when prompted to enter voice mail addressees. The same addressing methods for mailboxes within your own system will continue to be used (five digits for AUDIX to AUDIX; seven digits for Meridian Mail to Meridian Mail). Replying to messages received from either system is the same as replying to messages created within the users' own system.

For more information, call Telecommunications at 404-727-4320.


Students discover for themselves how colleges evolved

Emory scientists create cancer vaccine using transfer process

Parking Office raises fees across the board for violations

As of Sept. 1, fines for illegal parking on the main campus are increasingly substantially, rising anywhere from $5 to $25 for each offense. The Parking Office warns that employees and students bringing vehicles on campus should be properly registered and parked legally, displaying both a hang tag and decal on their cars. Failure to display tags or using damaged or defaced hang tags and decals will now cost $30 for each violation, up from $20.

Other fees and penalties for each violation:

  • Giving false or incorrect information on registration forms; failure to change hang tag when changing address: $75
  • Illegal parking: out of zone, $30; in front of hydrants, fire lanes, loading zones, yellow curbs, etc., $50
  • Moving violations: $50
  • Parking in accessible, car pool or reserved spaces: $100
  • Booting fee: $75
  • Late payments (fines received more than 10 days after citation date): $15

For more information about the new fee structure or to obtain a Parking Office handbook, call 404-727-7207.

Liotta on sabbatical from research VP post

Dennis Liotta, vice president for research, will be on sabbatical for the academic year 1999-2000. Liotta requested the leave to devote more time to his research.

Over the past three years, Liotta has developed his position and led a variety of initiatives in support of research for the University. Among his endeavors were co-chairing the Woodruff Health Sciences Center research strategic planning process, coordinating with the Georgia Research Alliance, facilitating the acquisition of the Emory West property, developing the Biotechnology Development Center, initiating the electronic research administration process, expanding funding and support from the University Research Committee, restructuring the offices of Sponsored Research and Technology Transfer, and participating in numerous Universitywide projects such as Science 2000.

In addition, Liotta has maintained a productive laboratory research program and international participation in professional activities in chemistry and developmental therapeutics.

As of Aug. 15, Dean Don Stein of the graduate school and Vice President for Academic Health Affairs David Blake are responsible for the offices reporting to the vice president for research. Stein will have primary responsibility for the Office of Research, the Office of Sponsored Programs and the University Research Committee. Blake will have primary oversight of the Office of Technology Transfer, the Biotechnology Development Center and GRA activities. Both will continue the reporting structure of the vice president of research by reporting jointly to both President Bill Chace and Provost Rebecca Chopp concerning the activities of these offices.