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Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017
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NEW SEMESTER
Spring courses examine evidence, timely topics
"A physicist, a neurobiologist, a biblical scholar, a statistician and a psychologist walk into a classroom..." and these are the instructors for just one of the intriguing, interdisciplinary courses offered at Emory this semester. Explore a sample of spring classes, from first-year seminars to graduate courses, that are timely, creative or just plain cool.

 

INNOVATION
New semester brings new events, programs across Emory
The nine schools that make up Emory University have big plans for the new semester, from exciting events and programs to ambitious strategic planning. Here's a roundup of what's on tap.

 

CELEBRATION
Emory honors MLK Jr. through community service, special events
Emory's annual celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy will feature several prominent speakers and a "Day On" for volunteering at a variety of nonprofit organizations.

 

EVENTS
10 things to do for $10 or less
Wear white on Friday to cheer on the Eagles at Emory basketball's first "White Out" games, part of January's packed calendar of campus events.

 

SUPPORT
Emory Research Advocacy Network launches to build grassroots support
The new Emory Research Advocacy Network is a grassroots effort engaging Emory's students, alumni, patients, staff and neighbors to support groundbreaking research and the next generation of scientists. 

ENGAGEMENT
Community meetings will explore Emory's emerging priorities
Join the conversation with faculty-facilitated sessions held daily from Jan. 17-20 to hone in on Emory's emerging priorities, identified through extensive input from the community.

 

HONORS
Chemist awarded 2017 Dirac Medal
Francesco Evangelista, assistant professor of chemistry, has won the 2017 Dirac Medal, one of the world's most prestigious awards for theoretical and computational chemists under 40.

 

ADMISSIONS
Early decision applications show positive trends for undergraduate admissions
The first wave of early decision applications shows an 11 percent increase for Emory University's Class of 2021. The 1,595 applications for Emory College and Oxford College include 610 students who applied to both.

 

RESEARCH
Four biomedical research topics to watch in 2017
With a new research year beginning, Emory's Lab Land blog offers a preview of top areas where scientists are likely to advance their work in 2017.

 

ACHIEVEMENT
16 of Emory's most-read stories of 2016
2016 was a year of milestones and discoveries for Emory. The university celebrated the selection of Claire E. Sterk as Emory's 20th president, while faculty and students made headlines with breakthroughs in fields ranging from medical research to civil rights cold cases.

MOTIVATION
10 Emory stories to inspire you for the new year
The heart of Emory is the people who come here to learn, teach, work, help and heal. As the new semester gets underway, meet 10 of the individuals and families who inspired us in 2016.
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Emory on ice
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While Emory missed the snow originally forecast for Friday, the campus sparkled Saturday under a light coating of ice. The university closed Jan. 6-7 due to weather concerns, but reopened Jan. 8 in time for students to move in for the new semester. View more photos.

Spring semester starts
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Cool weather and warm hugs greeted students on Tuesday, the first day of most classes for the spring semester. The campus community also welcomed the return of the Emory Farmers Market after its winter break hiatus. See more photos.
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Take Note
 
Emory Board of Trustees elects new members
Emory Board of Trustees elects new members

Office of Access, Disability Services and Resources becomes Office of Accessibility Services
Office of Access, Disability Services and Resources becomes Office of Accessibility Services

Emory again named a 'Best Value' by Kiplinger's
Emory again named a 'Best Value' by Kiplinger's

Emory Track & Field volunteers with Books for Africa
Emory Track & Field volunteers with Books for Africa

Nominate outstanding faculty, staff for Jefferson Award by Feb. 9
Nominate outstanding faculty, staff for Jefferson Award by Feb. 9

Second 'Audacious Idea Night' held at Goizueta Business School
Second 'Audacious Idea Night' held at Goizueta Business School
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Emory Insider: Tips
 
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Winter weather safety: Emory dodged the worst of last week's winter storm, but it's a good time to review how to stay informed about potential campus closings or delays and learn tips from Emory's Environmental Health and Safety Office for avoiding injuries when outside.
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In The News
 
Obama's final report card: Did he live up to his promise?

 

Obama's final report card: Did he live up to his promise?
Jan. 10 |  Dorothy Brown |  CNN

The voter fraud case Jeff Sessions lost

 

The voter fraud case Jeff Sessions lost
Jan. 9 |  Allen Tullos |  New York Times

The man who beat Lou Gehrig's disease

 

The man who beat Lou Gehrig's disease
Jan. 3 |  Jonathan Glass  |  Washington Post
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Featured Events
 
NAACP President Cornell Brooks: "Why We Can't Wait: Civil Rights on the Eve of the Trump Inauguration"

 

NAACP President Cornell Brooks: "Why We Can't Wait: Civil Rights on the Eve of the Trump Inauguration"
The president and CEO of the NAACP will speak at Emory Law's Martin Luther King Jr. celebration.
When: Jan. 12, 6:30 p.m.
Where: School of Law, Gambrell Hall, Tull Auditorium
Admission: Free
Concert: "Cycles of Love: Beginnings, Middles and Endings"

 

Concert: "Cycles of Love: Beginnings, Middles and Endings"
Emory's Bradley Howard, tenor, and University of Missouri faculty member Lee David Thompson, piano, perform.
When: Jan. 12, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
DUC Vegas

 

DUC Vegas
Play casino games for fun and enjoy an oxygen bar, mocktails and a DJ from 9 p.m. until midnight.
When: Jan. 14, 9:00 p.m.
Where: Dobbs University Center, Coca-Cola Commons
Admission: Free
 
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Film screening: "Her Sister's Secret" (1946)
When: Jan. 11, 7:30 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 208
Admission: Free
 
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Advances in Our Understanding of the Pathophysiology and Treatment of Sepsis and Critical Illness
When: Jan. 12, 7:00 a.m.
Where: Emory University Hospital, Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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Antibiotics as Microbiome Disruptors, and Their Consequences
When: Jan. 12, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Health Sciences Research Building
Admission: Free
 
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Transforming Public Health Surveillance to Achieve the Global Health Security Agenda
When: Jan. 13, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Room 1000
Admission: Free
 
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Women's Basketball: Emory vs. Washington University
When: Jan. 13, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff P.E. Center
Admission: Free
 
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Men's Basketball: Emory vs. Washington University
When: Jan. 13, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff P.E. Center
Admission: Free
 
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Men's Basketball: Emory vs. Chicago
When: Jan. 15, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff P.E. Center
Admission: Free
 
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Women's Basketball: Emory vs. Chicago
When: Jan. 15, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff P.E. Center
Admission: Free
 
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Strengthening Global Emergency Care
When: Jan. 17, 11:00 a.m.
Where:  Grady campus, Steiner Building, Auditorium,
Admission: Free
 
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Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Observance: Bree Newsome, keynote
When: Jan. 17, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Dobbs University Center, Winship Ballroom
Admission: Free
 
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Emory Dance Company auditions
When: Jan. 17, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Dance Studio
Admission: Free
 
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Film screening: "My Best Girl" (1909)
When: Jan. 18, 7:30 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 208
Admission: Free
 
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