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October 28, 2002


Senate seeks nominations for 2004 honorary degrees
The University Senate’s honorary degrees committee is seeking nominations for candidates to be honored at the 2004 Commencement ceremony.

Criteria include achievement of the highest distinction in the candidate’s field, reasons for the honor, significance of the honor to the individual and the appropriateness of the individual’s recognition at Commencement.

Nominations—consisting of a detailed letter, a vitae and a seconding letter—should be sent to the committee in care of the Secretary of the University, 407 Administration Building, prior to Dec. 6.

ILA asks for conference papers discussing “critical moments”

The Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts (ILA) has issued a call for papers to be presented at a conference titled “Critical Moments: Re-Membering Community and Self,” March 28–30, 2003. The conference, to be hosted by Emory, will take place as part of the ILA’s 50th anniversary celebration.

“Critical moments” can be defined as momentous, destructive or reinvigorating signposts that help mark historical or cultural points. Presentations at this conference should in some way address the issue of remembering self and community in the face of or in response to these critical moments.

Proposals can be a maximum of 600 words and should either be e-mailed to or three copies sent to Critical Moments Conference, The Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, 30322.

Study looks at emotions, baby development

The psychology department is seeking volunteers for a research project studying the relationship between a mother’s emotions and her baby’s development. Participants should be at least five months pregnant and women will be paid at least $25 for each visit.

For more information, call the psychology department at 404-727-2390.

Visit your mummy on Halloween

The Carlos Museum will be open until 9 p.m. on Halloween night, a perfect time to visit its Egyptian galleries. The Carlos, which once gave away authentic mummy linen to children, has three human and a host of animal mummies that children and their parents can “touch with their eyes.”

The centerpiece of the exhibit is a set of 3,000-year-old coffins that are lavishly decorated with scenes depicting the gods, goddesses and beast of the ancient Egyptian underworld.
“Order & Chaos in Egyptian Art,” a family guide to the exhibition, is available upon request at the reception desk.

Debt management fair set for Oct. 29
The financial aid office is sponsoring a debt management fair, Oct. 29, from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. in Dobbs Center meeting room 363 and the Coca-Cola Commons.

External scholarship information, personal financial planning sessions, loan repayment and forgiveness programs for a variety of disciplines and credit reporting information are just a variety of the offerings. Door prizes will be given.

For more information, call Maria Carthon at 404-727-0185.