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Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016
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Achievement
Emory Leads: 2015 Annual Report
"Emory leads." Simple but bold, these words summarize the University's trajectory over the last year. Be inspired as you meet just a few of the faculty, staff and students leading the way in confronting global challenges, educating the next generation, creating new knowledge, advancing caring and healing, promoting sustainability and transforming society.

 

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Best-in-breed show dog assists with Emory neuroscience
Viewers of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show learned about Emory's Dog Project thanks to Eli, a participant in the ground-breaking neuroscience research, and his owner and handler, Emory alumna Lindsay Fetters. Eli took top honors for his breed.

 

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Pride Awards honor diverse LGBT advocates and allies
From helping transgender students use preferred identifications in student records to leading safe space training, the winners of Emory's annual Pride Awards have had a lasting impact on LGBT issues.

 

Research
Emory drug development experts join fight against Zika virus
Drug Innovation Ventures at Emory and Emory Institute for Drug Development have launched an effort to identify and develop antivirals to treat the infection caused by the Zika virus, which has been declared a public health emergency and linked to birth defects.

 

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Investment in transit expansion is critical for region's economic health
Emory President James Wagner explains why investing an additional half-penny in public transportation will result in significant benefits for Georgia citizens.

 

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Emory University tops 30,000 Twitter followers
Emory University's official Twitter account (@EmoryUniversity) topped 30,000 followers on Monday, a significant milestone in Emory's social media presence.

 

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Recent awards include health, history, music and more
Acclaim is a monthly column celebrating the achievements of faculty, staff and students. Find out about your colleagues' honors and how to submit your own.

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Li Xiong: Researching the human elements of cybersecurity
Computer scientist Li Xiong's research includes how to manage health-care data records that benefit biomedical research while also guaranteeing individual patient privacy. "Basically, I want you to tell me everything about you, without telling me anything about you," she explains. "It sounds impossible, but like most computer science problems it's really a matter of optimization." Learn the personal step she takes to protect her privacy online.
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Oxford Science Building grand opening
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The grand opening of Oxford College's new science building drew a crowd of more than 400 for a ceremonial ribbon-cutting, tours and family-friendly lab demonstrations. See more photos from the festivities.
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Take Note
 
Symposium to explore relationship between Confederate heritage, African American history
Symposium to explore relationship between Confederate heritage, African American history

Student photography featured in Woodruff Library
Student photography featured in Woodruff Library

Spring records management workshops begin this week
Spring records management workshops begin this week

School of Nursing receives Future of Nursing Scholars grant to prepare PhD nurses
School of Nursing receives Future of Nursing Scholars grant to prepare PhD nurses
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Emory Insider
 
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Need someone to help with work-life responsibilities? The Emory Employee-Student Job Network aids faculty and staff looking to hire Emory students on a part-time basis for tasks such as babysitting, pet care, house sitting, lawn care, etc. You'll need your NetID and password to post a job.
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In The News
 
Opinion makers: End of AIDS in sight?

 

Opinion makers: End of AIDS in sight?
Feb. 19 |  Carlos del Rio |  Medpage Today

One in three American adults not getting enough sleep

 

One in three American adults not getting enough sleep
Feb. 18 |  Nancy Collop |  Reuters

In battle for South Carolina black voters, Democrats face generational divide

 

In battle for South Carolina black voters, Democrats face generational divide
Feb. 16 |  Andra Gillespie |  NPR
 
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"People want women to be a monolith. They really never were. People have talked about African-Americans or Latinos as though they are a monolith, and the truth is that that's never been the case. Minority communities are actually very, very diverse."
Andra Gillespie, NPR, Feb. 16, 2016
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Featured Events
 
Creativity Conversation with President Wagner

 

Creativity Conversation with President Wagner
In discussion with Rosemary Magee, Rose Library director
When: Feb. 24, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Rose Library Teaching/Learning Studio
Admission: Free
Dear World Live From Emory

 

Dear World Live From Emory
Keynote by Jonah Evans, "Dear World" executive producer
When: Feb. 25, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Winship Ballroom, Dobbs University Center
Admission: Free
Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

 

Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon
Drop in from noon to 4 p.m. to help edit entries
When: Feb. 26, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Rooms 312 and 314
Admission: Free
Music from Stage and Screen

 

Music from Stage and Screen
Emory Wind Ensemble with Theater Emory
When: Feb. 27, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Emerson Concert Hall, Schwartz Center for Performing Arts
Admission: Free
 
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Quantitative Approaches in Climate Change
When: Feb. 24, 4:00 p.m.
Where: 207 White Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Town Hall with Jonathan Lewin, executive vice president for health affairs
When: Feb. 24, 4:30 p.m.
Where: WHSCAB Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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Changes in Chinese Foreign Policy Since 2013
When: Feb. 24, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Center for Ethics
Admission: Free
 
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Homo Naledi and the Evolution of Human Behavior
When: Feb. 25, 4:00 p.m.
Where: PAIS 290
Admission: Free
 
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"It's Time to Decolonize Human Rights"
When: Feb. 25, 4:30 p.m.
Where: Jones Room, Woodruff Library
Admission: Free
 
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Essentials of Personal Income Tax
When: Feb. 26, 12:00 p.m.
Where: 234 Goizueta Business School
Admission: Free
 
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Amazons: Warrior Women in Myth, Art and History
When: Feb. 28, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum Reception Hall
Admission: Free
 
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"Editing Your Work" workshop
When: March 1, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Pitts Theology Library
Admission: Free
 
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