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Wednesday, May 31, 2017
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LEADERSHIP
Elliott named dean of Emory College of Arts & Sciences
Michael A. Elliott, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of English, has been appointed dean of Emory College of Arts and Sciences, starting July 1, 2017. Elliott has served as interim dean of Emory College since August 2016.

 

SPORTS
Emory men's tennis team wins NCAA Division III Championship
It's been a banner season for Emory tennis: The varsity men's team won its fourth NCAA title, the varsity women's team placed second in the NCAA, and the Oxford College men's team notched its third-consecutive NJCAA championship.

 

ACHIEVEMENT
Emory students chosen for Humanity in Action Fellowship
Jalyn Radziminski-Smith and Virginia Spinks will spend the next month immersed in the study of human and civil rights when they join a global network of students in Europe for the 2017 Humanity in Action Fellowship Program.

 

RESEARCH
Dads show gender biases in brain responses, behaviors toward toddlers
A toddler's gender influences the brain responses as well as the behavior of fathers -- from how attentive they are to their child, to the types of language that they use and the play that they engage in, Emory neuroscientist Jennifer Mascaro finds.

 

COLLABORATION
Georgia Climate Project creates state 'climate research roadmap'
Climate experts and scientists from across the state gathered at Emory last week to identify top research questions that could help Georgia understand and address climate change.

CONSTRUCTION
Summer DUC demolition paves the way for new Campus Life Center
By the time students return to campus for the fall semester, the Dobbs University Center will be gone, making way for the construction of Emory's new, state-of-the-art Campus Life Center.

 

HONORS
Emory student earns Udall Scholarship for environmental leadership
Emory College student Jamani "Roe" Montague has been selected as a 2017 Udall Scholar for her research and advocacy on issues including environmental racism and prison ecology.

 

DISCOVERY
Flamingo research shows birds use one-legged stance to relax
New insight into flamingo posture could be applied to neurological or balance problems, better robotics, orthopedic braces or artificial limbs, as well as provide clarity to a long-standing biological question.

 

COMMUNITY
AV200 raises hope for the future of vaccine research
When Action Cycling Atlanta set out to ride 200 miles to raise funds for Emory's AIDS vaccine research, among the cyclists was Joshua Saunders, who underwent quadruple bypass surgery at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital just six months ago.

 

HEALTH
Diabetes: Fighting the epidemic the way public health has fought HIV
Some 29 million people in the U.S. are living with type 2 diabetes. Doctors are good at caring for and controlling the disease, but lagging in prevention. Now a team at Rollins School of Public Health is borrowing from the school's expertise in HIV prevention to tackle diabetes.

IMPACT
Nurturing young scientists to increase diversity in STEM fields
Aimed at undergraduates and new graduate students, the Emory Initiative to Maximize Student Development seeks to diversify the STEM workforce through mentoring, seminars and career coaching.
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IN MEMORIAM
 
Ethridge remembered for shaping Emory's commitment to equity, inclusion
Ethridge remembered for shaping Emory's commitment to equity, inclusion

Winship Cancer Institute mourns Khoury as outstanding physician, researcher, educator
Winship Cancer Institute mourns Khoury as outstanding physician, researcher, educator

Lehr leaves legacy as 'heart' of Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
Lehr leaves legacy as 'heart' of Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
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TAKE NOTE
 
Babysitting startup connects Emory students with local families
Babysitting startup connects Emory students with local families

Office of Global Strategy and Initiatives seeks nominations for 2017 International Awards
Office of Global Strategy and Initiatives seeks nominations for 2017 International Awards

Emory chemist garners international honor for lifetime achievement
Emory chemist garners international honor for lifetime achievement

Atlanta Sports City 'signs' Emory Healthcare for project in Stonecrest
Atlanta Sports City 'signs' Emory Healthcare for project in Stonecrest
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Emory Insider: Perks
 
Emory Insider

 

Put your vacation reading in OverDrive: Enjoy access to popular e-books and audiobooks through Emory's OverDrive collection. Using the OverDrive distribution platform, users can download titles to Mac, Windows or a variety of mobile devices.
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In The News
 
The science behind the flamingo's one-legged stance

 

The science behind the flamingo's one-legged stance
May 25 |  Lena Ting  |  New York Times

Talking to children about Manchester bombing

 

Talking to children about Manchester bombing
May 24 |  Noriel Lim |  WABE-FM

ADHD symptoms are going untreated in black youth

 

ADHD symptoms are going untreated in black youth
May 21 |  Janet Cummings |  NBC News
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Featured Events
 
Percussion Ensemble Concert: "Mechanical"

 

Percussion Ensemble Concert: "Mechanical"
Donations will be accepted to benefit the School of Medicine PA Program's Migrant Farm Worker Health Project.
When: June 3, 3:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Health Sciences Center Administration Building, Auditorium
Admission: Free
Symphony Without Borders: "Music for Manchester"

 

Symphony Without Borders: "Music for Manchester"
Members of the volunteer orchestra present a concert for healing following the recent events in Manchester, England.
When: June 3, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
Emory Summer Farmers Market

 

Emory Summer Farmers Market
Peaches are the theme at this first of four summer markets. Purchase in-season produce and enjoy the food and drink offerings.
When: June 6, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Cox Hall Bridge
Admission: Free
 
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June
 
Evarts A. Graham and the Training of a Surgeon
When: June 1, 7:00 a.m.
Where: Emory University Hospital, Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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June
 
2017 Emory Quality Conference: Working as a Team to Improve Health
When: June 1, 4:30 p.m.
Where: Cox Hall, Ballroom
Admission: Free; registration required
 
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June
 
Canvas 101
When: June 6, 9:00 a.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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June
 
WaterHub Tour
When: June 6, 11:00 a.m.
Where: WaterHub on Peavine Drive
Admission: Free
 
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June
 
Compassion Meditation Group
When: June 7, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Cannon Chapel, Room 106
Admission: Free
 
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June
 
Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy: Three Decades of Innovations and Advancements
When: June 8, 7:00 a.m.
Where: Emory University Hospital, Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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June
 
Stages of Dementia: The Journey with Alzheimer's and Other Dementias
When: June 8, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Room 1000
Admission: Free
 
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June
 
Migrating Courses From Blackboard to Canvas
When: June 13, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 314
Admission: Free
 
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June
 
Canvas 101
When: June 14, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 314
Admission: Free
 
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June
 
Beginning of Canvas Online Boot Camp
When: June 14, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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June
 
Evening MBA Information Breakfast
When: June 15, 7:45 a.m.
Where: Goizueta Business School
Admission: Free
 
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Mindfulness 101
When: June 15, 12:30 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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