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For Students of Emory University
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
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LEADERSHIP
Sterk named Emory's next president
The Emory University Board of Trustees announced Friday that Claire E. Sterk, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at Emory, has been selected as the University's 20th president. An internationally acclaimed public health researcher and academic leader, she was elected by a unanimous vote of the trustees.

 

TEACHING
History professor's influence to continue with namesake prize for undergraduate research
As James Roark, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of American History, steps down after 33 years at Emory College, young alumni have endowed an award in his honor to fund student research.

 

HEALTH
Emory hosts summit on Ebola treatment and education
Health care providers from 10 medical centers around the U.S. spent two days sharing experiences, expertise and best practices at the National Ebola Treatment and Education Center Summit. See interviews with Ebola survivors -- and physicians -- Craig Spencer, Kent Brantly and Ian Crozier.

 

SCHOLARSHIP
Anderson explores country's racial past, present in 'White Rage'
In "White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide," Emory historian Carol Anderson examines how racism and racial prejudice have been infused in public policy in the United States.

 

RESEARCH
Emory professors aim to measure happiness, well-being across cultures
How is it that people living in rural, poor areas of the globe can report being happier than those who live in the relative affluence of the United States? Anthropologist Peter Little and philosopher Mark Risjord seek to answer that question.

CONSTRUCTION
Streetscape project to revamp Clifton Road through Emory campus
By this time next year, Clifton Road will be a wide, tree-lined corridor welcoming students, faculty, staff, patients and other visitors to Emory University and Emory Healthcare facilities, including Emory University Hospital's new J wing (pictured). Construction on the Clifton Streetscape project begins this month.

 

PARTNERSHIP
Emory collaborates with Valdosta State to train nurse-midwives in rural Georgia
Georgia has the highest maternal mortality rate and the eighth highest infant mortality rate in the country. Emory and VSU hope to help change that through Emory's new postgraduate nurse-midwifery certification, which will combine online coursework with in-person instruction by Emory faculty traveling to Valdosta.

 

ACTIVITIES
June: 10 things to do for $10 or less
Emory's calendar is less crowded during the summer, but there are still plenty of entertaining and educational events, including the "Dive In Movie" on June 17.

 

ACHIEVEMENT
Bowen leaves lasting impact at Oxford College
From academic innovation to new and renovated campus facilities, retiring Dean Stephen Bowen has led Emory's Oxford College through more than a decade of growth and change.

 

TRIBUTE
The Wise Heart: A Salute to President Wagner
A tribute to Emory's 19th president, James Wagner, "The Wise Heart" was first shown at a farewell gala on June 3. Featuring interviews ranging from students to former President Jimmy Carter, the video heralds Wagner's achievements.

SPORTS
Emory women's tennis wins NCAA Championship
For the second time in the past three seasons and the seventh time in program history, the Emory University Women's Tennis team has captured the NCAA Division III National Championship.
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Photo Gallery
 
Farewell gala for President Wagner
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Emory President James Wagner, who will retire in August, was honored with a farewell gala held June 3 at The St. Regis Atlanta. View more photos from the event.
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Take Note
 
 Better Choice initiative makes it easier to make healthy food decisions on campus
Better Choice initiative makes it easier to make healthy food decisions on campus

Emory sophomore wins NCAA Division III Championship for 400 meter dash
Emory sophomore wins NCAA Division III Championship for 400 meter dash

Oxford College men's tennis team repeats as NJCAA III national champions
Oxford College men's tennis team repeats as NJCAA III national champions

Emory endocrinologist Vin Tangpricha recognized for work with the transgender community
Emory endocrinologist Vin Tangpricha recognized for work with the transgender community

Law professor John Witte to be honored by the University of Heidelberg
Law professor John Witte to be honored by the University of Heidelberg

Spanish faculty member Lisa Dillman garners national translation award
Spanish faculty member Lisa Dillman garners national translation award

Recent Emory College graduate wins national essay contest on advertising and society
Recent Emory College graduate wins national essay contest on advertising and society
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Emory Insider
 
Emory Insider

 

Get your gadgets: Emory students, faculty and staff can check out a variety of electronic gadgets from Woodruff Library. Options range from laptops and chargers available for three-hour use within the library to items like iPads, iPods and digital cameras that can be checked out for up to a week.
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In The News
 
Closer Look: Emory's new president; Muhammad Ali; and more

 

Closer Look: Emory's new president; Muhammad Ali; and more
June 6 |  Claire E. Sterk |  WABE-FM

Leading science fair expands efforts to attract minority students

 

Leading science fair expands efforts to attract minority students
June 2 |  Alexa Dantzler |  Science

Stanford researchers 'stunned' by stem cell experiment that helped stroke patient  walk

 

Stanford researchers 'stunned' by stem cell experiment that helped stroke patient walk
June 2 |  Nicholas Boulis |  Washington Post

Obama's numbers better read on 2016 than Clinton-Trump polls

 

Obama's numbers better read on 2016 than Clinton-Trump polls
May 30 |  Alan Abramowitz |  Bloomberg
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Featured Events
 
Emory Percussion Symposium Evening Concert

 

Emory Percussion Symposium Evening Concert
Top performers offer an evening of percussion and marimba music.
When: June 11, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
Motivated Men: Bootcamp Exercise Class

 

Motivated Men: Bootcamp Exercise Class
A certified personal trainer leads a 45-minute group bootcamp workout for all fitness levels.
When: June 14, 7:00 a.m.
Where: Kaminsky Park
Admission: Free
Four Keys to Healthy Eating Out

 

Four Keys to Healthy Eating Out
Get tips for healthy, enjoyable dining away from home.
When: June 15, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Online webinar
Admission: Free
 
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Interactive Seminar: Buddhism Q&A with Berkeley and Dharma Realm Buddhist University Guests
When: June 8, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Cannon Chapel Basement
Admission: Free
 
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Current Controversies and Outcomes in Thoracic Transplantation
When: June 9, 7:00 a.m.
Where: Emory University Hospital Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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WaterHub Tours
When: June 9, 2:00 p.m.
Where: WaterHub on Peavine Drive
Admission: Free
 
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Motivated Men: Men's Health Webinar
When: June 13, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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Information session: Master of Religion and Public Life degree program
When: June 14, 8:00 a.m.
Where: Rita Anne Rollins Building, Room 517
Admission: Free
 
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Dive-In Movie at the SAAC
When: June 17, 8:45 p.m.
Where: Student Activity and Academic Center
Admission: $5 per family for SAAC members; non-members also pay guest fees
 
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Stress Resilience: Bouncing Forward and Thriving
When: June 22, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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Analytics Collaborative Meeting
When: June 22, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Emory University Hospital Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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Joseph B. Whitehead Lectureship: "My 23-Year Odyssey in Living Donor Liver Transplantation: Preparing for the Inevitable"
When: June 23, 7:00 a.m.
Where: Emory University Hospital Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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Your Healthy Lifestyle: Keep Moving
When: June 23, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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Emory Farmers Market
When: June 28, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Cox Bridge
Admission: Free
 
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