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Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016
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LEADERSHIP
Stuart Zola becomes interim provost of Emory University
Emory President-elect Claire E. Sterk has announced the appointment of Stuart Zola, one of the nation's leading neuroscientists, as interim provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. With a long history of service at Emory, Zola assumed his new role Aug. 15.

 

LEADERSHIP
Elliott named interim dean of Emory College
Almost two decades ago, Michael Elliott joined the Emory faculty as an English professor, drawn by the University's strong commitment to both teaching and research. Now he is taking the helm of Emory College as interim dean.

 

COMMUNITY
Oxford College to hold memorial service for students killed in Bangladesh
A memorial service will be held at Oxford College on Sunday, Aug. 28, for students Abinta Kabir and Faraaz Hossain, who were killed over the summer in a terrorist attack in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

 

RESEARCH
A dog's dilemma: Do canines prefer praise or food?
Given the choice, many dogs prefer praise from their owners over food, suggests a new study by Emory neuroscientist Gregory Berns.

 

MEDICINE
Two sisters, a shared rare disorder, and Emory
Faced with two children with neurodevelopmental disorders of unknown origin, Pam and Tony Stinchcomb came to Emory for whole exome sequencing, which can pinpoint the origins of rare genetic diseases.

 

OUTREACH
Pre-college program allows students to 'test out' Emory
Participants in the Pre-College Program, now in its ninth year, come from across the country and around the world to take credit and non-credit courses, get a preview of college life and gain an advantage in learning what colleges are looking for in an applicant.

 

SCHOLARSHIP
Dinosaur tracks lead paleontologist through museum to mentor's discovery
The latest paper by Emory paleontologist Anthony Martin describes the first dinosaur tracks found in Victoria, Australia, back in the 1980s and explains their importance.

BACK TO SCHOOL
Emory prepares to welcome new students to campus
As hundreds of first-year students move into campus residence halls this weekend, they will be greeted by enthusiastic volunteers and a busy schedule of orientation activities designed to create connections within the campus community.
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Take Note
 
Ebola survivor Nancy Writebol to speak at nursing school convocation
Ebola survivor Nancy Writebol to speak at nursing school convocation

Lecture to explore 'The End of White Christian America'
Lecture to explore 'The End of White Christian America'

Emory Healthcare only health system in Georgia to be named 'Most Wired Advanced'
Emory Healthcare only health system in Georgia to be named 'Most Wired Advanced'

Move More Challenge registration continues through Sept. 9
Move More Challenge registration continues through Sept. 9
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Emory Insider
 
Emory Insider

 

Help with work-life issues: The Emory WorkLife Resource Center hosts live monthly talks on topics including financial wellness, parenting teens, parenting children with special needs and serving as a caregiver for adults. View the schedule of upcoming sessions.
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In The News
 
How can Trump win skeptics and critics over?

 

How can Trump win skeptics and critics over?
Aug. 15 |  Andra Gillespie |  CNBC

Intergenerational transmission of depression places young people at risk

 

Intergenerational transmission of depression places young people at risk
Aug. 15 |  Jeffrey J. Rakofsky |  Reuters Health

Bolster law school applications with internships

 

Bolster law school applications with internships
Aug. 15 |  Ethan Rosenzweig |  U.S. News & World Report

Athletes battle the Olympic brass for the right to make money

 

Athletes battle the Olympic brass for the right to make money
Aug. 12 |  Michael Lewis |  Wired

How to help your kids get the most out of family visits

 

How to help your kids get the most out of family visits
Aug. 9 |  Marshall Duke |  TIME
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Featured Events
 
World Music Day

 

World Music Day
Performers for this family-friendly festival include the Emory Gamelan Ensemble.
When: Aug. 20, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Center for Civil and Human Rights
Admission: $25 adults; $15 children; $20 senior, students, educators
Emory Farmers Market: Tomato Fest

 

Emory Farmers Market: Tomato Fest
Enjoy fresh tomatoes and purchase local produce, organic food and more from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
When: Aug. 23, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Cox Hall Bridge
Admission: Free
Atlanta Beltline Lantern Parade Workshop

 

Atlanta Beltline Lantern Parade Workshop
Enjoy drinks from Orpheus Brewing and tour the Carlos galleries before constructing a lantern for the upcoming Atlanta Beltline parade.
When: Sept. 2, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall, Level Three
Admission: $25
 
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Winship Grand Rounds: Cancer Associated Thrombosis
When: Aug. 17, 7:30 a.m.
Where: Winship Cancer Institute, Room C5012
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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Improving Children's Care Through NSQIP-Pediatrics and the ACS Children's Surgery Verification Program: Lessons Learned
When: Aug. 18, 7:00 a.m.
Where: Emory University Hospital Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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Film screening: "Requiem for a Running Back"
When: Aug. 18, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Carter Center
Admission: Free
 
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Migrating Courses From Blackboard to Canvas
When: Aug. 19, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 314
Admission: Free
 
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Winship Grand Rounds: Towards Personalization for Head and Neck Cancer
When: Aug. 24, 7:30 a.m.
Where: Winship Cancer Institute, John H. Kauffman Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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Playwright and Pulitzer Prize winner Margaret Edson speaks at Emory School of Medicine
When: Aug. 24, 5:00 p.m.
Where: James Williams Medical Education Building, Room 110
Admission: Free
 
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40th Annual J.D. Martin Visiting Professorship: "Conscious Leadership: Lessons Learned While Building a Medical School"
When: Aug. 25, 7:00 a.m.
Where: Emory University Hospital Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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Healthy Winship Free Lecture: Family History and Genetic Counseling
When: Aug. 25, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Winship Cancer Institute, John H. Kauffman Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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Rollins School of Public Health Town Hall: Strengthening the RSPH Community and Beyond
When: Aug. 25, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Grace Crum Rollins Building, Rita Anne Rollins Room
Admission: Free
 
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Office of LGBT Life Open House
When: Aug. 25, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Office of LGBT Life, Dobbs University Center
Admission: Free
 
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Winship Endowed Elkin Lecture: Single Cell Genomics
When: Aug. 26, 12:15 p.m.
Where: Winship Cancer Institute, John H. Kauffman Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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Winship Grand Rounds: Cellular and Metabolic Signaling in Human Malignancies
When: Aug. 31, 7:30 a.m.
Where: Winship Cancer Institute, John H. Kauffman Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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Bate Papo: Portuguese Conversation Hour
When: Sept. 2, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Longstreet-Means Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Friday Limin Welcome Back
When: Sept. 2, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Centro Latino, Dobbs University Center
Admission: Free
 
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