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Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018
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SPECIAL FEATURE
The plant hunters
Journey deep into the pine forests of South Georgia as Emory ethnobotanist Cassandra Quave leads students in a search for secrets of ancient remedies that may benefit modern medicine.

 

HONORS
Emory ranked #1 for quality of life by Princeton Review
Emory University has been ranked #1 for quality of life, according to the Princeton Review's 27th annual college rankings, "The 384 Best Colleges" guide, based on its nationwide survey of 138,000 college students' ratings of their schools.

 

IMPACT
Two Emory graduates named Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellows in Georgia
2018 Emory graduates Lorenzo Harmon and John Wang were selected for the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship, which recruits top aspiring educators to teach science and math in high-need rural and urban schools.

 

LEADERSHIP
Emory, other universities urge court to allow consideration of race in admissions
Emphasizing "the profound importance of a diverse student body for their educational missions," Emory and other leading universities ask a U.S. district court to affirm that race may be considered among other factors in a holistic admissions program.

 

RESEARCH
Black educators played hidden, key role in school desegregation
Emory professor Vanessa Siddle Walker's new book, "The Lost Education of Horace Tate," explores the hidden history of African American educators working to end the system of segregated schools.

 

ACHIEVEMENT
Emory biochemist garners $500,000 Career Award for steroid receptor research
The Burroughs Wellcome Fund selected postdoctoral fellow C. Denise Okafor for a Career Award at the Scientific Interface, supporting her research on the evolution of steroid receptors. The award bridges biology and computational, physical, engineering or theoretical sciences.

 

INSIGHT
'Empress' details history of India's 'Queen of Queens'
Emory historian Ruby Lal's new book explores the extraordinary life of Nur Jahan, who led troops into battle, killed a tiger with a single shot and was the only woman to rule over the Mughal empire.

CAMPUS
August: 10 free things to do on campus
August is a transition month as Emory moves from summer to the start of the new academic year, but there is plenty to do on campus, from meditating to expanding your mind through exhibits and experts.
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Take Note
 
Theater Emory announces season of collaboration, guest artists and new work by faculty
Theater Emory announces season of collaboration, guest artists and new work by faculty

Register now for this fall's Carlos Reads Book Club
Register now for this fall's Carlos Reads Book Club

Emory ranked among America's Best Employers for Women by Forbes
Emory ranked among America's Best Employers for Women by Forbes

Woodruff Library shortens hours for summer intersession
Woodruff Library shortens hours for summer intersession

Templeton World Charity awards $550,000 to global STEM initiative
Templeton World Charity awards $550,000 to global STEM initiative
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Emory Insider: Perks
 
Emory Insider

 

Back-up care: If your usual care plans for children or adults fall through, Emory can help. Emergency or temporary back-up care through Bright Horizons provides subsidized caregiving services so that university faculty, staff and graduate students can meet work and classroom-related responsibilities.
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In the News
 
An innovative approach to criminal justice reform: Put black women in charge

 

An innovative approach to criminal justice reform: Put black women in charge
Aug. 3 |  Michael Leo Owens |  Washington Post

Newly discovered cell type may fuel cystic fibrosis

 

Newly discovered cell type may fuel cystic fibrosis
Aug. 2 |  Eric Sorscher  |  Scientific American

US mid-terms: Can we tell now if Democrats will win?

 

US mid-terms: Can we tell now if Democrats will win?
Aug. 1 |  Alan Abramowitz  |  BBC
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Featured Events
 
Educational Garden Work Day at Rollins

 

Educational Garden Work Day at Rollins
Enjoy working in a well-tended garden and getting to eat what you pick. Email gardens@emory.edu for any questions.
When: Aug. 10, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Rollins School of Public Health
Admission: Free
Emory Farmers Market

 

Emory Farmers Market
Visit the Emory Farmers Market to see new produce that's coming in and get delicious fresh prepared foods.
When: Aug. 14, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Cox Hall Bridge
Admission: Free
 
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Lecture: "Compassion and Addiction: Evolving Our First Steps in Opioid Stewardship"
When: Aug. 9, 7:00 a.m.
Where: Emory University Hospital Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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Guided Meditation with a Nun
When: Aug. 9, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Cannon Chapel, Room 106
Admission: Free
 
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Aug.
 
Lecture: Claire Asbury Lennox on "Prayer in Word, Tradition and Practice"
When: Aug. 12, 9:45 a.m.
Where: Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church
Admission: Free
 
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Aug.
 
Fulbright Workshop
When: Aug. 17, 9:00 a.m.
Where: Laney Graduate School
Admission: Free
 
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Lecture: "An (Unexpected) Career as a Clinician/Scientist: Lessons Learned on the Journey"
When: Aug. 23, 7:00 a.m.
Where: Emory University Hospital, Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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Workshop: EndNote Introduction
When: Aug. 23, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 314
Admission: Free
 
23
Aug.
 
Workshop: Zotero Introduction
When: Aug. 23, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 314
Admission: Free
 
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Emory University Chorus Auditions
When: Aug. 25, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts
Admission: Free
 
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