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Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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HEALTH CARE
Empowering your immune system to fight cancer
A decade ago, there were few effective treatment options for patients with advanced melanoma or lung cancer. That's changing, thanks to new immunotherapy drugs which can unleash a patient's own immune system. An Emory scientist's discoveries pointed the way to the new therapies, and Winship Cancer Institute's clinical investigators have been involved in trials of almost every immunotherapy drug approved by the FDA.

 

HISTORY
Photo collection documenting early AIDS epidemic now open at Emory
A collection of Atlanta-based photographer Billy Howard's work from his "Epitaphs for the Living: Words and Images in the Time of AIDS" project is now available at the Rose Library.

 

RESEARCH
Chasing fire: Fever and human mobility in an epidemic
Disease ecologists working in the Amazonian city of Iquitos, Peru, have quantified for the first time how a fever affects human mobility during the outbreak of a mosquito-borne illness.

 

ANTHROPOLOGY
Kenya and 'the double life of kale'
Kale's discovery by affluent consumers in the United States is an example of how much high-income societies can learn from the dietary habits of the poor, explains Emory anthropologist Peter Little.

 

CONSTRUCTION
After years of planning, new boiler arrives on campus
Watch as Emory's behemoth new boiler is lifted into place by a 550-ton crane, after spending weeks traveling from Canada to Atlanta welded to a train. Five central boilers provide steam for campus heating systems and other key functions.

ENGAGEMENT
Students combine scholarship, service to deepen understanding of social justice
From volunteering at a program for homeless LGBT youth to tutoring high school students, participants in the Scholarship and Service Summer Program blend hands-on action with in-depth analysis.
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Photo Galleries
 
Emory University Hospital bridge installation
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A new Emory landmark took shape over the weekend as a two-story pedestrian bridge to connect Emory University Hospital with its new wing was erected over Clifton Road. Clifton was closed to all traffic except for emergency hospital access beginning at 8 p.m. on Friday and reopened at 1 p.m. on Sunday, more than 12 hours ahead of schedule. Learn more about the project and view photos and video of the bridge construction.

Sand mandala closing ceremony
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As Emory celebrated Tibet Week back in March, Buddhist monks spent hours each day crafting a sand mandala representing Green Tara, which remained on display in the Michael C. Carlos Museum. On Sunday, July 24, the community gathered for a closing ceremony for the mandala, which was then destroyed to symbolize the impermanence of life. See more photos from the ceremony.
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Take Note
 
Surplus Property hosts half-off summer sale
Surplus Property hosts half-off summer sale

Emory Johns Creek Hospital to hold grand opening of new interfaith sanctuary
Emory Johns Creek Hospital to hold grand opening of new interfaith sanctuary

Human Resources debuts new, mobile-friendly careers website
Human Resources debuts new, mobile-friendly careers website

Emory hospitals awarded for quality, timely care of heart attack patients
Emory hospitals awarded for quality, timely care of heart attack patients
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Ready to quit smoking? Emory offers a variety of free tobacco cessation resources, from medications to in-person, telephone and web-based support programs.
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In The News
 
Why Michelle Obama has a prime spot at the Democratic National Convention

 

Why Michelle Obama has a prime spot at the Democratic National Convention
July 24 |  Andra Gillespie |  Washington Post

An Atlanta poet's take on the fatal police shootings of black men

 

An Atlanta poet's take on the fatal police shootings of black men
July 22 |  Jericho Brown |  Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Flawed study of advanced prostate cancer spreads false alarm

 

Flawed study of advanced prostate cancer spreads false alarm
July 20 |  Christopher Filson and Otis Brawley |  New York Times

Tired of feeling tired? Use your vacation to pay back your sleep debt

 

Tired of feeling tired? Use your vacation to pay back your sleep debt
July 18 |  Sharon Bergquist |  WAGA-TV
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Featured Events
 
Meet Me @ The Tunnel Walking Group

 

Meet Me @ The Tunnel Walking Group
Beat the heat with an indoor walk with co-workers; meets Wednesdays at noon through Aug. 3.
When: July 26, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Emory University Hospital Tunnel
Admission: Free
Canvas Boot Camp

 

Canvas Boot Camp
Learn the basic features and functions of Canvas to prepare for the transition to Emory's new learning management system.
When: Aug. 2, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Woodruff Library Room 314
Admission: Free
Saving for College: Understanding 529 Plans

 

Saving for College: Understanding 529 Plans
Find out about college savings options to help you decide which plan is right for your family.
When: Aug. 4, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Goizueta Business School, Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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Strength Training Do's and Don'ts
When: July 28, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Online
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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Winship Grand Rounds: In Search of Novel Therapies for Small Cell Lung Cancer
When: Aug. 3, 7:30 a.m.
Where: Winship Cancer Institute, John H. Kauffman Auditorium, C5012
Admission: Free
 
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Healthy Winship Free Lecture: Family History and Genetic Counseling
When: Aug. 9, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Winship at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, Classrooms 1 and 2
Admission: Free
 
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Aug.
 
Financial Wellness: College Financial Planning
When: Aug. 10, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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Aug.
 
Information Session: School of Nursing DNP Nurse Anesthesia Program
When: Aug. 10, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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Aug.
 
Evening MBA Information Breakfast
When: Aug. 11, 7:45 a.m.
Where: Goizueta Business School
Admission: Free
 
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Parenting Your Teen: Success in School
When: Aug. 11, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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A, B, C, & D's of Medicare: Medicare Made Simple
When: Aug. 15, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Rollins School of Public Health, Claudia Nance Rollins Room 1000
Admission: Free
 
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Parenting Your Child with Special Needs: Regarding Education
When: Aug. 16, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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Caregivers Network: Caregiver Guilt-Free Vacation
When: Aug. 17, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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World Music Day
When: Aug. 20, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Center for Civil and Human Rights
Admission: $25 adult; $15 children; $20 seniors/students/educators
 
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