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Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016
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HISTORY
Emory's Olympic legacy
When Atlanta hosted the 1996 Summer Olympics, the event touched the Emory campus in ways that are still remembered -- from serving as a venue for swimming practices to secretly housing the U.S. women's gymnastic team.

 

BREAKTHROUGH
Emory researcher contributes to discovery of new ALS gene
An international consortium of researchers from Project MinE, the largest-ever study of inherited amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), has identified a new ALS gene. Funding for the U.S. portion of the genetic research program came from donations raised during the Ice Bucket Challenge.

 

LITERATURE
Pat Conroy remembrance to kick off Decatur Book Festival
The legacy of Southern literary icon Pat Conroy will take center stage as the annual Decatur Book Festival gets underway Sept. 2 at Emory's Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. Tickets become available at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 4.

 

OUTREACH
Nursing students experience a real-life 'immersion' in West Virginia
Emory nursing students engaged in a two-week immersion program in rural West Virginia found themselves caught in a flood emergency, helping others as the rising river surrounded the clinic where they worked.

 

EVENTS
10 things to do for $10 or less
Celebrate the return of the weekly Emory Farmers Market with Tomato Fest, one of several entertaining and educational events this month.

 

TECHNOLOGY
Emory increases cybersecurity with Duo Two-Factor Authentication
A new security feature will soon be required for access to Emory's systems from off-campus locations. Libraries and Information Technology Services is implementing Duo Security Two-Factor Authentication to enhance cybersecurity measures.

HONORS
U.S. News ranks Emory University Hospital No. 1, Emory Saint Joseph's No. 2 in Georgia and Atlanta
For the fifth year in a row, U.S. News and World Report has ranked Emory University Hospital the number one hospital in both Georgia and metro Atlanta in its 2016-17 Best Hospitals Guide.
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Photo Gallery
 
U.S. Olympic swimmers practice at Emory
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The 2016 U.S. Olympic Swimming Team took to the pool at Emory's Student Activity and Academic Center on Friday, July 29, as young fans waving American flags watched from the facility's fence. View more photos from their practice.
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Take Note
 
Dhaval Desai named Outstanding Clinician of the Year by Emory's Department of Medicine
Dhaval Desai named Outstanding Clinician of the Year by Emory's Department of Medicine

GreenLaw to honor law professor Mindy Goldstein for environmental excellence
GreenLaw to honor law professor Mindy Goldstein for environmental excellence

Candler Concert Series tickets on sale now
Candler Concert Series tickets on sale now

Pitts Theology Library's updated image archive offers free resources
Pitts Theology Library's updated image archive offers free resources
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Emory Insider
 
Emory Insider

 

Commuting alternatives: Emory supports a variety of commuting options that can save you money on gas and parking, while also helping reduce traffic congestion and pollution. Learn about carpools, vanpools, shuttles, public transit, biking and more.
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In The News
 
Are we the only animals that understand ignorance?

 

Are we the only animals that understand ignorance?
July 28 |  Frans de Waal |  The Atlantic

What Donald Trump's Reddit AMA tells us about his campaign

 

What Donald Trump's Reddit AMA tells us about his campaign
July 28 |  Michael Leo Owens |  Christian Science Monitor

Could trashing junk proteins quash Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, ALS and Huntington's?

 

Could trashing junk proteins quash Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, ALS and Huntington's?
July 26 |  Thomas Kukar |  Scientific American

The value of a flawed memory

 

The value of a flawed memory
July 26 |  Robyn Fivush and Matthew Graci |  Wall Street Journal
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Featured Events
 
Prescribing Price: The Ethics, Science and Business of Drug Development and Pricing

 

Prescribing Price: The Ethics, Science and Business of Drug Development and Pricing
Join Emory and visiting faculty for a multifaceted examination of the factors that drive drug development and pricing.
When: Nov. 2, 8:15 a.m.
Where: Emory Conference Center Hotel, Starvine Ballroom
Admission: $15 students; $25 non-students
Sara Miles: Breaking Bread With a Broken World

 

Sara Miles: Breaking Bread With a Broken World
Author and founder of a San Francisco food pantry that feeds thousands speaks on her work and her mission.
When: Nov. 3, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Glenn Memorial Auditorium
Admission: Free
Romeo and Juliet

 

Romeo and Juliet
Theater Emory presents Shakespeare's classic love story with performances through Nov. 13.
When: Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Dobbs University Center, Mary Gray Munroe Theater
Admission: $22; $18 discount categories; $6 students
 
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WaterHub Tours
When: Nov. 2, 1:00 p.m.
Where: WaterHub on Peavine Drive
Admission: Free
 
02
Nov.
 
Film screening: "Ghost World" (2001)
When: Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 208
Admission: Free
 
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Nov.
 
Creativity Conversation with Alan Mandell and Lois Overbeck: "Engagement in the Arts: Samuel Beckett in Prison"
When: Nov. 3, 4:00 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 206
Admission: Free
 
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Changes in American Religion: Trends Among the General Public
When: Nov. 3, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Tarbutton Hall, Room 206
Admission: Free
 
03
Nov.
 
2015: A Transformative Year for the Radical Right?
When: Nov. 3, 4:00 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 208
Admission: Free
 
03
Nov.
 
Goods, Power and Women in 19th-Century Benguela, West Central Africa
When: Nov. 3, 4:15 p.m.
Where: Candler Library, Room 212
Admission: Free
 
03
Nov.
 
Film screening: "Before the Flood"
When: Nov. 3, 6:30 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 102
Admission: Free
 
03
Nov.
 
Art is Work, Work is Art
When: Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Oxford College, Williams Hall
Admission: Free
 
04
Nov.
 
Religious Congregations in 20th-Century America
When: Nov. 4, 9:00 a.m.
Where: Center for Ethics, Room 102
Admission: Free
 
04
Nov.
 
Estate Planning: Wills, Trusts and Powers of Attorney
When: Nov. 4, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Room 100
Admission: Free
 
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Nov.
 
Shakespeare at Emory film screening: "Titus" (1999)
When: Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 208
Admission: Free
 
05
Nov.
 
Opening: "The First Folio: The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare"
When: Nov. 5, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum
Admission: Free
 
05
Nov.
 
African Coffee Tasting and Gallery Talk
When: Nov. 5, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Shangrila Parvin, Soprano, Senior Recital; Elena Cholakova, Piano
When: Nov. 5, 3:30 p.m.
Where: Performing Arts Studio
Admission: Free
 
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Words Fail So Simply Much Love: Celebration of "The Letters of Samuel Beckett, Volume 4, 1966-1989"
When: Nov. 5, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Glenn Memorial Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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Nov.
 
Concert and exhibition: Listening to Memories
When: Nov. 5, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
 
07
Nov.
 
Explorations: Virtual and Augmented Reality at Emory
When: Nov. 7, 9:00 a.m.
Where: Oxford Road Building Living Room, 3rd Floor
Admission: Free
 
07
Nov.
 
Prison and Social Death
When: Nov. 7, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room
Admission: Free
 
07
Nov.
 
Overview of Bright Horizons Back-Up Care Advantage
When: Nov. 7, 12:00 p.m.
Where: James B. Williams Medical Education Building, Room 153
Admission: Free
 
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Moving Organization Sites From Blackboard
When: Nov. 7, 12:30 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 314
Admission: Free
 
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Canvas 101
When: Nov. 7, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 314
Admission: Free
 
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Brian Eno's "Music for Airports": The Nature of Ambient Music
When: Nov. 7, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry, Seminar Room
Admission: Free
 
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Staged reading: "Castelvines y Monteses" by Lope de Vega
When: Nov. 7, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Mary Gray Munroe Theater
Admission: Free
 
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Concert: Laura Ardan, clarinet, accompanied by Will Ransom
When: Nov. 7, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Oxford College, Williams Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Emory Farmers Market
When: Nov. 8, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Cox Hall Bridge
Admission: Free
 
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Migrating Courses From Blackboard to Canvas
When: Nov. 8, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 312
Admission: Free
 
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The Bard in Bollywood film series: "Omkara"
When: Nov. 8, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Election Watch Night
When: Nov. 8, 9:30 p.m.
Where: Center for Women
Admission: Free
 
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