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Tuesday, July 19, 2016
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MEDICINE
Toddler named after Emory reunites with NICU nurses at birthday bash
Two years after Emory Hammonds was born weighing less than two pounds, the toddler and his family reunited with nurses from Emory Johns Creek Hospital's level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for a birthday celebration.

 

COMMITMENT
Emory sets sustainability goals for the next decade
The new Sustainability Vision and Strategic Plan calls for Emory to model innovative, sustainable choices at every level, "from the copy room to the operating room, from the classroom to the residence hall."

 

Resources
Support available to those stressed by world events
Those in the Emory community struggling with the stress of recent national and international events related to violence, terrorism and social unrest can find resources to help on campus.

 

INSIGHT
Global Connections trip brings civil rights movement alive
A group of students and professors from Oxford College hit the road earlier this summer to learn the history and lessons of the U.S. civil rights movement.

 

HEALTH
Foods derived from subsidized commodities associated with diabetes and heart disease risk
Higher consumption of foods derived from currently-subsidized commodities is associated with higher risks of diabetes and cardiovascular disease, according to a new study by researchers at Rollins School of Public Health.

 

BIOLOGY
A disease that makes us love cats?
Documented human cases of toxoplasmosis go back as far as ancient Egypt. Evolutionary biologist Jaap de Roode worked with TED-ED to create a video about the disease, which is caused by a parasite that can only reproduce in the intestines of cats.

PROFILE
Kendra Sirak: Combining anthropology and genetics to study ancient DNA
Kendra Sirak, a PhD candidate in anthropology in the Laney Graduate School, is working in Ireland, testing the DNA of people ranging from medieval Nubians to an ancient Chinese specimen to an Irish rebel.
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Take Note
 
Expect significant traffic delays on Clifton Road this week for bridge construction
Expect significant traffic delays on Clifton Road this week for bridge construction

NIH awards Emory-led team $2.6 million to develop new data collection technology
NIH awards Emory-led team $2.6 million to develop new data collection technology

Parking permit renewal now underway for University faculty, staff
Parking permit renewal now underway for University faculty, staff

Three Emory track and field athletes earn prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships
Three Emory track and field athletes earn prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships

Applications for Community-Engaged Learning Grants due by Aug. 1
Applications for Community-Engaged Learning Grants due by Aug. 1
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Emory Insider
 
Emory Insider

 

Get help with retirement planning: Fidelity Investments, TIAA and Vanguard offer individual counseling sessions on campus throughout the year. Representatives can help you navigate investing for retirement, examine the benefits of a Traditional vs. Roth 403(b) and offer ideas on diversifying your portfolio.
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In The News
 
Ethics education: A national imperative

 

Ethics education: A national imperative
July 14 |  James Wagner |  Education Week

Emory study finds Patriots have NFL's best fans

 

Emory study finds Patriots have NFL's best fans
July 12 |  Michael Lewis |  Sports Illustrated

Why the South is the epicenter of the AIDS crisis in America

 

Why the South is the epicenter of the AIDS crisis in America
July 12 |  Carlos del Rio and Wendy Armstrong |  PBS News Hour

For U.S. leaders, confronting China is a dangerous game

 

For U.S. leaders, confronting China is a dangerous game
July 12 |  Tonio Andrade |  Washington Post
 
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"Each of us will face crucial bioethical decisions in our lives -- how to make difficult treatment choices when diagnosed with illness, how best to care for a sick or elderly loved one, or whether to adopt cutting-edge technologies to detect a genetic disorder or treat a neurological disease. Bioethics education prepares young people to tackle these tough questions."
James Wagner, Education Week, July 14, 2016
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Featured Events
 
Sand Mandala Closing Ceremony

 

Sand Mandala Closing Ceremony
Learn about the sand mandala of Green Tara before its ceremonial destruction.
When: July 24, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, third floor galleries
Admission: Free
Emory Farmers Market: Ice Cream Social

 

Emory Farmers Market: Ice Cream Social
Honeysuckle Gelato brings its Southern-inspired flavors to this month's market, which continues until 3 p.m.
When: July 26, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Cox Hall Bridge
Admission: Free
Canvas Boot Camp

 

Canvas Boot Camp
This workshop is the first in a series to prepare users for the transition to Emory's new learning management system.
When: Aug. 1, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Woodruff Library Room 314
Admission: Free
 
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Mindfulness 101
When: July 20, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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July
 
Meet Me @ The Tunnel Walking Group
When: July 20, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Emory University Hospital Tunnel
Admission: Free
 
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July
 
Caregivers Network: Senior Driving
When: July 20, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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The Power of One: Presentation by LaMar S. McGinnis Jr.
When: July 21, 7:00 a.m.
Where: Emory University Hospital Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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July
 
Strength Training Do's and Don'ts
When: July 22, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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July
 
Change Your Home Not Your Address: How to Age in Place
When: July 26, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Goizueta Business School, Room 204
Admission: Free
 
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July
 
The College Admission Process: A Planning Workshop for High School Students and Their Parents
When: July 28, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Oxford Road Building, Oxford Presentation Room
Admission: Free
 
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New plays by The Theatere: 4 X 48'
When: July 30, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Rich Building, Room 210
Admission: Free
 
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Visiting Scholar Presentation: Biomarkers and microbiome in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
When: Aug. 2, 12:00 p.m.
Where: School of Nursing Boardroom
Admission: Free
 
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Saving for College: Understanding 529 Plans
When: Aug. 4, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Goizueta Business School Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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