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Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017
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MOTIVATION
10 inspiring Emory stories from 2016
The heart of Emory is the people who come here to learn, teach, work, help and heal. Meet 10 of the individuals and families who inspired us over the last year.

 

ACHIEVEMENT
16 of Emory's most-read stories of 2016
2016 was a year of milestones and discoveries for Emory. The university celebrated the selection of Claire E. Sterk as Emory's 20th president, while faculty and students made headlines with breakthroughs in fields ranging from medical research to civil rights cold cases.

 

RESEARCH
Four biomedical research topics to watch in 2017
As a new research year begins, Emory's Lab Land blog offers a preview of top areas where scientists are likely to advance their work in 2017.

 

HEALTH CARE
Grateful patient returns to Emory University Hospital Midtown to thank care teams
In December 2015, Florida native John Heilig found himself in Emory University Hospital Midtown, not knowing how he got there or why. A year later, he returned to Emory to thank the health care providers who saved his life.

 

ADMISSIONS
Early decision applications show positive trends for undergraduate admissions
The first wave of early decision applications shows an 11 percent increase for Emory University's Class of 2021. The 1,595 applications for Emory College and Oxford College include 610 students who applied to both.

 

LEADERSHIP
Emory Board of Trustees elects new members
Emory University's Board of Trustees has elected three new members: Crystal Edmonson, broadcast editor of the Atlanta Business Chronicle; Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson, episcopal leader of the North Georgia Conference of The United Methodist Church; and Stuart A. Rose, executive chairman of the board, REX American Resources Corp.

EVENTS
January: 10 things to do for $10 or less
January's calendar includes Emory basketball's first "White Out," the return of campus traditions like Wonderful Wednesday and the Emory Farmers Market, plus several ways to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
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Take Note
 
Emory again named a 'Best Value' by Kiplinger's
Emory again named a 'Best Value' by Kiplinger's

Office of Access, Disability Services and Resources becomes Office of Accessibility Services
Office of Access, Disability Services and Resources becomes Office of Accessibility Services

Vaught appointed executive director of Emory's Schwartz Center for Performing Arts
Vaught appointed executive director of Emory's Schwartz Center for Performing Arts

Meet Me @ the Tunnel weekly walking group steps off Jan. 18
Meet Me @ the Tunnel weekly walking group steps off Jan. 18
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Emory Insider: Tips
 
Emory Insider

 

Winter weather safety: With snow in the forecast, remember to stay informed about potential campus closings or delays and review tips from Emory's Environmental Health and Safety Office for avoiding injuries when outside.
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In The News
 
The man who beat Lou Gehrig's disease

 

The man who beat Lou Gehrig's disease
Jan. 3 |  Jonathan Glass |  Washington Post

Expect reset of Russia-US ties: Academic

 

Expect reset of Russia-US ties: Academic
Jan. 2 |  Andra Gillespie |  CNBC

The coming exodus of career civil servants

 

The coming exodus of career civil servants
Dec. 28 |  Alexander Bolton |  The Atlantic
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Featured Events
 
All Day Walk-In Help for Canvas and Blackboard Users

 

All Day Walk-In Help for Canvas and Blackboard Users
Drop in from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to receive individual assistance with Canvas, Blackboard or other learning technologies.
When: Jan. 6, 9:00 a.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 314
Admission: Free
Executing Freedom: The Cultural Life of Capital Punishment in the United States

 

Executing Freedom: The Cultural Life of Capital Punishment in the United States
Hear from history professor Daniel LaChance, author of "Executing Freedom," followed by a response from Michael J. Perry, Woodruff Professor of Law.
When: Jan. 9, 12:00 p.m.
Where: School of Law, Hunter Atrium
Admission: Free
Financial Wellness: Planning Your Finances for 2017

 

Financial Wellness: Planning Your Finances for 2017
Learn tips to get you off on the right financial foot for 2017. Online talks are also recorded and sent to all who register.
When: Jan. 11, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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Canvas Light: Syllabus, Files and Announcements Only
When: Jan. 9, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 314
Admission: Free
 
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Age of Dependency: Welfare, Race and Aging in Post-Apartheid South Africa
When: Jan. 9, 4:15 p.m.
Where: Candler Library, Room 212
Admission: Free
 
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Canvas 101
When: Jan. 10, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 314
Admission: Free
 
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Emory Farmers Market
When: Jan. 10, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Cox Hall Bridge
Admission: Free
 
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Center for Faculty Development and Excellence Office Hours with Donna Troka
When: Jan. 11, 10:00 a.m.
Where: School of Nursing, Room 425
Admission: Free
 
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Doctor Live Chats: Lung Cancer Risk Factors, CT Lung Screening, Symptoms and Therapy
When: Jan. 11, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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Migrating Courses From Blackboard to Canvas
When: Jan. 11, 12:30 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 314
Admission: Free
 
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Evening MBA Information Breakfast
When: Jan. 12, 7:45 a.m.
Where: Goizueta Business School
Admission: Free
 
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Parenting Your Teen: Teen Social Issues
When: Jan. 12, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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NAACP President Cornell Brooks: "Why We Can't Wait: Civil Rights on the Eve of the Trump Inauguration"
When: Jan. 12, 6:30 p.m.
Where: School of Law, Gambrell Hall, Tull Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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Concert: Bradley Howard, tenor, and Lee David Thompson, piano
When: Jan. 12, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
 
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