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Tuesday, May 17, 2016
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PUBLIC HEALTH
Getting to zero: Emory experts on what it will take to end the AIDS epidemic
It's been 35 years since the first cases of AIDS were reported. Since then, there have been tremendous advances in prevention, testing and treatment. Yet, despite all of the progress, there are new challenges, frustrations and a need for more action.

 

DISCOVERY
Chemists map cascade of reactions for producing atmosphere's 'detergent'
Theoretical chemists at Emory and the University of Pennsylvania have identified a cascade of reactions for how mysterious molecules known as Criegee intermediates generate hydroxyl radicals -- an oxidant that helps remove pollutants from the lower atmosphere.

 

RESEARCH
Fooling the test: Antibiotic-resistant bacteria look susceptible
Through heteroresistance, a genetically identical subpopulation of antibiotic-resistant bacteria can lurk within a crowd of susceptible bacteria, according to a study led by Emory's David Weiss. The phenomenon could be causing unexplained treatment failures and highlights the need for more sensitive diagnostic tests.

 

ENVIRONMENT
Emory launches $1.5 million Sustainability Revolving Fund
Emory's new Sustainability Revolving Fund is a self-replenishing program that will be used to fund capital-intensive energy and water efficiency projects across campus.

 

TECHNOLOGY
Blackboard to be replaced with Canvas learning platform
After a successful two-semester pilot program during the 2015-2016 academic year, Emory University will switch from Blackboard to the Canvas learning management system.

 

ACHIEVEMENT
Employees honored for decades of dedicated service
More than 100 Emory University employees were honored recently for reaching milestones in their years of service. Marie P. Hodo was one of two staff members recognized for 45 years; awards were also given for 40, 35, 30 and 25 years.

 

PROFILE
Ryan Sutherland: Undergraduate research creates a musical legacy
Ryan Sutherland graduated last week with a double major in music and biology, but he leaves something important behind at Emory: an archive based on ethnomusicology research he conducted here and in Indonesia.

COMMUNITY
Staff Fest draws crowds for food, fun and friendly competition
Staff Fest, Emory's annual celebration of its employees, filled the Quad on Friday for music, food and activities. See more photos of the festivities and find out who won the volleyball tournament and Fun Run.
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Take Note
 
Beware of phishing emails and potential payroll direct deposit fraud
Beware of phishing emails and potential payroll direct deposit fraud

Limited spaces remain for Carlos Museum summer camps for children, teens
Limited spaces remain for Carlos Museum summer camps for children, teens

Emory first in Georgia to offer less invasive procedure for carotid artery disease
Emory first in Georgia to offer less invasive procedure for carotid artery disease

Registration opens for October's Winship Win the Fight 5K
Registration opens for October's Winship Win the Fight 5K

New records management policy approved for Emory University and Emory Healthcare
New records management policy approved for Emory University and Emory Healthcare

Emory University Hospital Midtown awarded for supply chain excellence
Emory University Hospital Midtown awarded for supply chain excellence
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Emory Insider
 
Emory Insider

 

Healthy eating: Emory's Faculty Staff Assistance Program offers a variety of resources for eating healthy at work, including a video with tips for healthy snacks you can make or buy, as well as healthy vending machines offered at several campus locations.
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In The News
 
Higher earning households tend to spend more time alone

 

Higher earning households tend to spend more time alone
May 15 |  Emily Bianchi |  NPR

How do you create a diversity agenda?

 

How do you create a diversity agenda?
May 15 |  Ajay Nair |  Chronicle of Higher Education

Grateful for 13 years in a long history

 

Grateful for 13 years in a long history
May 12 |  James Wagner |  Atlanta Journal-Constitution
 
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"Emory and other higher education institutions must continually demonstrate our worthiness of the public's trust -- whether that trust leads to the decision by the Georgia General Assembly to create the Georgia Research Alliance or to the request for Emory to care safely and effectively for the first Ebola virus patients in our hemisphere. Preparation, follow-through and integrity are essential."
James Wagner, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, May 12, 2016
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Featured Events
 
National Bike to Work Day

 

National Bike to Work Day
Free breakfast, snacks, maintenance support and giveaways from 7:30-9:30 a.m.
When: May 20, 7:30 a.m.
Where: Asbury Circle and Dickey Drive
Admission: Free
Opening Ceremony: Special Olympics Georgia 2016 Summer Games

 

Opening Ceremony: Special Olympics Georgia 2016 Summer Games
Be a fan in the stands as Emory hosts the Summer Games. Events start Friday morning and continue through Sunday.
When: May 20, 7:30 p.m.
Where: McDonough Field
Admission: Free
Emory Farmers Market

 

Emory Farmers Market
Emory's popular Farmers Market holds its first monthly event for the summer.
When: May 24, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Cox Bridge
Admission: Free
 
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2016 Antimicrobial Resistance and Therapeutics Discovery Training Program Fellowship Symposium
When: May 18, 8:45 a.m.
Where: Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Suite 1000
Admission: Free
 
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Pathways Beyond the Professoriate: Science Startups
When: May 18, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Laney Graduate School
Admission: Free
 
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Project Management Documentation
When: May 18, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room
Admission: Free
 
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May
 
Caregivers Network: C-A-R-E Conversations
When: May 18, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Online live discussion
Admission: Free
 
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Bike Safety Class and Education Ride
When: May 18, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Callaway Center, Room N109
Admission: Free; limited to the first 20 responders
 
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16th Annual Gerald Zwiren Lectureship in Pediatric Surgery: "Sustaining a Career"
When: May 19, 7:00 a.m.
Where: Emory University Hospital Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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VWR Life Science Show at Winship Cancer Institute
When: May 19, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Winship Cancer Institute, Building C, Kauffman Auditorium, Room C5021
Admission: Free
 
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Biochemistry Seminar: "Regulation of Liver Growth"
When: May 19, 12:15 p.m.
Where: Rollins Research Center, Room 4052
Admission: Free
 
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Atlanta Master Chorale Season Finale: "Excursions: Day Trips and Distant Journeys"
When: May 21, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: $20; $15 discount categories; $10 students
 
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Panel: Compassion and Global Health
When: May 23, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Rollins School of Public Health, Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Lawrence P. and Ann Estes Klamon Room
Admission: Free
 
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WaterHub Tours
When: May 24, 10:00 a.m.
Where: WaterHub on Peavine Drive
Admission: Free
 
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Seminar: "Toward Precision Medicine in Epilepsy"
When: May 24, 12:00 p.m.
Where: School of Medicine, Room 110
Admission: Free
 
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Mission Not Impossible: Meet Senior Care Management, Your Special Agent in Caregiving
When: May 24, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online webinar
Admission: Free
 
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2016 Distinguished Lectureship in Environmental Health: "A Tale of Two Cities: Washington, DC (2001-04) and Flint, Michigan (2014-15) Drinking Water Crises"
When: May 25, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Rollins Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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11th Annual H. Harlan Stone Lecture in Trauma: "Optimizing Cardiovascular Function During Shock Resuscitation"
When: May 26, 7:00 a.m.
Where: Emory University Hospital Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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Biochemistry Seminar: "Integrated Proteomic Approaches to Identify Networks Linked to Alzheimer's Disease Risk"
When: May 26, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Rollins Research Center, Room 4052
Admission: Free
 
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English Language Support Program: Professional Development Opportunity Sessions
When: May 26, 12:00 p.m.
Where: 1784 North Decatur Building, Suite 101D
Admission: Free
 
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June
 
Under the Sea: A Percussive Adventure
When: June 4, 3:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Health Sciences Administration Building Auditorium
Admission: Free; donations accepted for School of Medicine PA Program Migrant Farm Worker Health Project
 
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Seminar: "Breakfast, Morning Eating and Obesity: Does When and How Much We Eat Matter?"
When: June 7, 3:00 p.m.
Where: Emory School of Medicine, Room 120
Admission: Free
 
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Women's Basketball: Emory vs. Rochester
When: June 9, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff P.E. Center
Admission: Free
 
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Emory Percussion Symposium
When: June 11, 8:30 a.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts
Admission: $85
 
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Learning and Organizational Development: Navigating Beyond Conflict
When: June 14, 8:30 a.m.
Where: 1599 Clifton Road, Room 1.432
Admission: $60
 
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Learning and Organizational Development: Civil Treatment for Employees
When: June 15, 8:30 a.m.
Where: 1599 Clifton Road, Room 1.432
Admission: $60
 
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No Easy Answers: Legal and Ethical Considerations for Caregivers
When: June 15, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Goizueta Business School, Room 201
Admission: Free
 
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