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Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018
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INSPIRATION
Emory's King Week honors the life, legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
Lectures, community recognition awards and opportunities to help others are among events planned to celebrate the life and work of civil rights legend Martin Luther King Jr.

 

ADMISSIONS
Class of 2022 begins to take shape
Emory University has seen a record number of applications for the first round of Early Decision admissions to Emory College and Oxford College, and accepted a record 30 stellar students from the QuestBridge National College Match program.

 

INNOVATION
Computer science students help diversify growing STEM field
Seniors Tammany Grant and Maya Nair co-founded Girls Who Code Emory and teach a pilot non-credit programming course drawing a wide range of students, highlighting the increasing diversity of Emory's growing undergraduate computer science program.

 

INSIGHT
Kevin Young to read from his new book, 'Bunk'
Poet Kevin Young will give a free reading from his new nonfiction book, "Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News." Originally scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 18, this event has been postponed due to severe winter weather.

 

DISCOVERY
Direct amygdala stimulation can enhance human memory
Electrical stimulation of the human amygdala can enhance next-day recognition of images when applied immediately after the images are viewed, Emory neuroscientists have found.

 

GOVERNMENT
Congress has long 'to do' list for 2018
As Congress reconvenes, Emory is monitoring issues including funding the government, renewing a children's health program, agreeing on a plan to prevent hundreds of thousands of young people from deportation, and more.

 

RESEARCH
New methods reveal the biomechanics of blood clotting
For the first time, scientists have measured and mapped the key molecular forces on platelets that trigger the process of blood clotting. The extensive results are published in two separate studies led by Emory chemistry professor Khalid Salaita.
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YEAR IN REVIEW
 
MOTIVATION
Hope, help and healing: 10 inspiring Emory stories from 2017
The heart of Emory is the people who come here to learn, teach, work, help and heal. Meet just a few of the individuals and families who inspired us over the last year.

 

ACHIEVEMENT
17 of the most-read stories of 2017
From research to rankings and even a Rhodes Scholar, take a look back at some of the stories that drew the most readers to the Emory News Center in 2017.

 

PERSPECTIVE
Emory's best photos of 2017
Every day, Emory photographers can be found from the classroom to the operating room, documenting the university's mission "to create, preserve, teach and apply knowledge in the service of humanity." View 12 of their best photos of the year.

 

ENTERTAINMENT
Emory experts pick the top 10 television shows of 2017
Wondering what to watch? Experts in Emory's Department of Film and Media Studies count down the best television series of the last year.
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Stay informed during winter weather: As Monday's threat of freezing rain reminded us, the possibility of winter weather may prompt delays or cancellations of normal campus activities. Take time to review how you can stay informed about possible closings and delays.
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In The News
 
Emory University gets $400 million gift, its largest ever

 

Emory University gets $400 million gift, its largest ever
Jan. 8 |  Claire E. Sterk and Jonathan S. Lewin |  New York Times

Banning seven words at the CDC would have at least seven serious consequences for public health

 

Banning seven words at the CDC would have at least seven serious consequences for public health
Jan. 8 |  Kenneth G. Castro, Dabney P. Evans, Carlos del Rio and James W. Curran |  Los Angeles Times

Married heart patients more likely than singles to survive

 

Married heart patients more likely than singles to survive
Jan. 4 |  Arshed Quyyumi |  Reuters
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Featured Events
 
Mindfulness on Impermanence: A Zen Workshop with Visiting Nuns

 

Mindfulness on Impermanence: A Zen Workshop with Visiting Nuns
See how Zen practice can improve your life at this guided meditation and lecture to be conducted by three visiting Buddhist nuns from Taiwan.
When: Jan. 11, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Cannon Chapel, Sanctuary
Admission: Free
Book launch: "Fearless Dialogues: A New Movement for Justice"

 

Book launch: "Fearless Dialogues: A New Movement for Justice"
Candler School of Theology professor Gregory Ellison will speak at the launch of his new book.
When: Jan. 11, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Atlanta History Center
Admission: $10
Basketball: Emory vs. Carnegie Mellon

 

Basketball: Emory vs. Carnegie Mellon
Cheer on the Eagles as both the women's and men's teams take on Carnegie Mellon. The women's team plays at 6 p.m. and the men's team plays at 8 p.m.
When: Jan. 12, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff PE Center, Gym
Admission: Free
 
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Canvas for TAs
When: Jan. 11, 1:30 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 314
Admission: Free
 
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MLK Lecture with Rev. Raphael G. Warnock
When: Jan. 11, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Gambrell Hall, Tull Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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Men's basketball: Emory vs. Case Western Reserve
When: Jan. 14, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff PE Center, Gym
Admission: Free
 
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Women's basketball: Emory vs. Case Western Reserve
When: Jan. 14, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff PE Center, Gym
Admission: Free
 
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Connection Day for Oxford Sophomore Students
When: Jan. 16, 9:00 a.m.
Where: Atlanta campus, Campus Life
Admission: Free
 
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Emerging Leaders Summit
When: Jan. 16, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Oxford campus
Admission: Free
 
16
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Zotero Introduction
When: Jan. 16, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 312
Admission: Free
 
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Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Observance with Tim Wise
When: Jan. 17, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Cox Hall, Ballroom
Admission: Free
 
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