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Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016
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CONSTRUCTION
New proposal would restore Emory's Briarcliff Mansion
An Atlanta developer is poised to breathe new life into the historic Briarcliff Mansion, built by Coca-Cola heir Asa Griggs Candler Jr. and purchased by Emory in 1998.

 

HEALTH
Breast cancer: Beyond the pink ribbon
One size does not fit all when treating breast cancer. From women who are BRCA1 carriers to young women planning families, every woman fighting breast cancer faces choices and complicating factors. Emory's Glenn Family Breast Center offers the best options to every patient.

 

MEDIA
Emory experts pick the 20 best television shows of 2016
From "Stranger Things" to "This is Us," professors in Emory's Department of Film and Media Studies outline their choices for 20 of the best television shows of 2016.

 

RESEARCH
Gates Grand Challenges Explorations selects medicine, public health researchers
Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has selected two health sciences research teams for its latest round of grants focused on groundbreaking research in global health and development.

 

ATHLETICS
Emory sports teams celebrate winning fall seasons
All five of Emory's fall sports teams posted winning seasons, including several trips to regional and national championship tournaments.

 

SUSTAINABILITY
Campus energy competition encourages conservation
Find out this year's winners in Emory's annual contest to reduce energy usage in residential, administrative, classroom, research and clinic buildings.

TEACHING
Science writing course helps students learn to evaluate evidence
"How Do We Know That: 2,500 years of Great Science Writing" encourages students to assess the quality of evidence and learn to spot errors or manipulation -- crucial skills they can apply throughout their lives.
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Take Note
 
Campus dining facilities open for limited hours over Winter Break
Campus dining facilities open for limited hours over Winter Break

Shuttles to run on special schedules from Dec. 19 to Jan. 8
Shuttles to run on special schedules from Dec. 19 to Jan. 8

Holidays bring annual heating turndown for campus buildings
Holidays bring annual heating turndown for campus buildings

Applications for University Research Committee awards due by Jan. 6
Applications for University Research Committee awards due by Jan. 6

Headed for the Big Apple? Visit the sidewalk photographic exhibit of Rose Library materials
Headed for the Big Apple? Visit the sidewalk photographic exhibit of Rose Library materials
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A Note to Readers
 
Emory Insider

 

Today's edition concludes Emory Report's publishing schedule for 2016. To keep up with university happenings, please visit the Emory News Center. Look for the next Emory Report on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, when regular publication resumes. Best wishes for the holidays and the new year!
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In The News
 
Abortion is found to have little effect on women's mental health

 

Abortion is found to have little effect on women's mental health
Dec. 14 |  Roger Rochat |  New York Times

Why are so many Americans dying young?

 

Why are so many Americans dying young?
Dec. 13 |  Michael Kramer |  The Atlantic

Before Donald Trump, Georgia dallied with idea of a popular-vote president

 

Before Donald Trump, Georgia dallied with idea of a popular-vote president
Dec. 10 |  Alan Abramowitz |  Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Featured Events
 
Men's Basketball and Youth Day: Emory vs. Berry

 

Men's Basketball and Youth Day: Emory vs. Berry
Enjoy free Emory t-shirts, face-painting, giveaways for kids and post-game autographs/photos with the team.
When: Dec. 29, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff PE Center
Admission: Free
Canvas 101

 

Canvas 101
Learn the basics of Emory's new learning management system, including communication tools, calendar, files, modules, assessments and grading.
When: Jan. 4, 10:30 a.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 314
Admission: Free
 
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Parenting Your Child with Special Needs: Positioning Your Future
When: Dec. 20, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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Dec.
 
"Maintain, Don't Gain" Walking Group
When: Dec. 21, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Lullwater Preserve
Admission: Free
 
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Jan.
 
Canvas Light: Syllabus, Files and Announcements Only
When: Jan. 3, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 314
Admission: Free
 
03
Jan.
 
Migrating Courses From Blackboard to Canvas
When: Jan. 3, 1:30 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 312
Admission: Free
 
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Jan.
 
Canvas Assignments
When: Jan. 5, 1:30 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 312
Admission: Free
 
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Jan.
 
All Day Walk-In Help for Canvas and Blackboard Users
When: Jan. 6, 9:00 a.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 314
Admission: Free
 
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