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Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017
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INNOVATION
Inside Brotherman's Big City
In 1990, "Brotherman" debuted as one of the first comic books to feature a black hero. Almost three decades later, with help from Emory's digital scholars, this groundbreaking text is reimagined as an immersive, virtual reality world. Take a look inside Big City and learn the story behind its creation.

 

LITERATURE
Meet Emory authors at this weekend's Decatur Book Festival
Novelist Stacia Pelletier, chief writer for the Office of the President, joins a diverse range of Emory faculty and staff with appearances at the Decatur Book Festival. Find out more about her new novel and see the full schedule of Emory participants.

 

SUSTAINABILITY
Planned trail to offer new options for cyclists, pedestrians
A planned bicycle/pedestrian trail will link Emory's Clairmont Campus to Mason Mill Park and points beyond, opening up new commuting and recreation options for the university community.

 

IMPACT
New professors offer a rich array of experiences, scholarship
From mathematicians, environmental scientists and chemists to scholars who study literature, ancient DNA, and health care disparities, new faculty members bring a wealth of expertise across a sweeping range of intellectual disciplines.

 

COMMUNITY
Total solar eclipse creates bonding experience for BBA students
Each year, new BBA students travel to Clayton, Georgia, for leadership programming as part of their orientation. But this year's trip included a unique twist: Clayton was in the path of totality for the solar eclipse.

TEACHING
Fall courses engage emerging scholarship, hands-on learning
Across Emory, fall semester courses bring both new insights and historical context to critical issues, tackling topics ranging from big data to big questions like what it means to be human and where human rights come from.

 

AMENITIES
Renovated Learning Commons opens on Woodruff Library Level 1
The renovated Learning Commons has opened on Level 1 of Emory's Woodruff Library, with booths, movable seating, study pods and plenty of power outlets.

 

INSPIRATION
Don and Emily Saliers to explore music, social justice at Oxford event
Emory theologian Don Saliers and his daughter, Indigo Girls' Emily Saliers 85C, will perform together at Oxford College on Tuesday. "Sing Justice, Sing Life" will feature a mixture of hymns and songs from her musical career.

 

ARTS
Composer, klezmer fiddler Svigals to perform original score at Emory
Alicia Svigals, the world's leading klezmer fiddler, will perform her original score during a Sept. 7 screening of the 1918 silent film "The Yellow Ticket," which follows a young Jewish woman facing anti-Semitism in Russia.

 

COMMUNITY
'Conversations with America': Emory advances discourse on national issues
Kicking off yesterday in Pittsburgh, "Conversations with America" is part of Emory's effort to advance and promote conversation and civil discourse on the most difficult issues facing our nation.

ATHLETICS
Fall sports teams aim for winning seasons
Emory's volleyball, soccer and cross country teams start their fall seasons Sept. 1, looking to build on last year's success, when all posted winning records and volleyball advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championships.
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Photo Galleries
 
Oxford Olympics
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First-year students at Oxford College faced off Monday, Aug. 21, in the Oxford Olympics, a tradition on the Oxford campus geared toward making new friends while battling in lighthearted, often silly competitions. View the full gallery.

Fall Convocation
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Steeped in ceremony and tradition, Emory Fall Convocation marks the official start of the academic year. Held Tuesday, Aug. 22, the event began with a bagpipe procession and closed with the alma mater. See the full gallery.

Emory Songfest
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Woodruff PE Center was packed on Thursday evening, Aug. 24, as first-year Emory College students competed in Songfest, a beloved tradition where students from each residence hall perform an original song about their new home. See more photos.
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Take Note
 
Cox Hall extends weekday dining hours, now open 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Cox Hall extends weekday dining hours, now open 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

New visitor parking rates for Emory University, Emory Healthcare take effect Sept. 1
New visitor parking rates for Emory University, Emory Healthcare take effect Sept. 1

Emory Sustainability Advisory Council nominations due by Sept. 5
Emory Sustainability Advisory Council nominations due by Sept. 5

Apply by Sept. 6 for Ethics and Servant Leadership Forum, a year-long collaborative learning experience
Apply by Sept. 6 for Ethics and Servant Leadership Forum, a year-long collaborative learning experience
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Emory Insider: Resources
 
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Get a SafeRide on campus: If you are traveling alone on campus after dark, contact SafeRide to get a free shuttle, golf cart, vehicle or walking escort to your destination. The SafeRide service is available for both students and employees from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
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In The News
 
Public health dangers loom in Harvey-hit areas

 

Public health dangers loom in Harvey-hit areas
Aug. 28 |  Karen Levy |  New York Times

Having a best friend in your teenage years could benefit you for life

 

Having a best friend in your teenage years could benefit you for life
Aug. 26 |  Catherine Bagwell |  NPR

Colin Kaepernick blacklist risks hurting the NFL's real priority: Its bottom line

 

Colin Kaepernick blacklist risks hurting the NFL's real priority: Its bottom line
Aug. 23 |  Pellom McDaniels |  Washington Post
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Featured Events
 
Men's soccer: Emory vs. North Carolina Wesleyan

 

Men's soccer: Emory vs. North Carolina Wesleyan
The first home game of the season sees the men's soccer team, with depth and experience, kick off what they hope will be another successful season.
When: Sept. 1, 4:30 p.m.
Where: Woodruff PE Center
Admission: Free
The Opioid Epidemic: A National Emergency

 

The Opioid Epidemic: A National Emergency
Hear leading public health, law enforcement and clinical experts discuss the national opioid epidemic. Remote viewing available.
When: Sept. 5, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Emory University Hospital, Auditorium
Admission: Free
Fall 2017 Career and Internship Fair

 

Fall 2017 Career and Internship Fair
Speak with nonprofit, government and corporate recruiters hiring for jobs and internships. Open to all years and majors; bring your student ID and resume.
When: Sept. 6, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff PE Center
Admission: Free
 
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WaterHub Tour
When: Aug. 31, 10:00 a.m.
Where: WaterHub on Peavine Creek Drive
Admission: Free
 
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Emory Clothing Closet Open House
When: Sept. 1, 10:00 a.m.
Where: B. Jones Building, Career Center
Admission: Free
 
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Decatur Book Festival Keynote: "Journalism in Our Current Environment"
When: Sept. 1, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free; ticket required
 
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Welcoming Day of Service
When: Sept. 2, 11:30 a.m.
Where: McDonough Field
Admission: Free
 
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Men's Soccer: Emory vs. Pacific Lutheran
When: Sept. 2, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff PE Center
Admission: Free
 
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EndNote for the Beginner (PC)
When: Sept. 5, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Health Sciences Center Library, Room B_65
Admission: Free
 
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Volunteer Emory Service Fair
When: Sept. 5, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Asbury Circle
Admission: Free
 
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The TakeOff: Michele Smith, Olympic softball gold medalist
When: Sept. 5, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff PE Center, Arena
Admission: Free
 
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Study Abroad Fair
When: Sept. 6, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Asbury Circle
Admission: Free
 
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Emerging Technologies in Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality
When: Sept. 6, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 303E
Admission: Free
 
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Film screening: "The Mortal Storm" (1940)
When: Sept. 6, 7:30 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 208
Admission: Free
 
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