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Tuesday, June 13, 2017
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LEADERSHIP
Emory University, largest employer in DeKalb County, serves as driving force for Atlanta region
Emory provides $9.1 billion in economic impact within the Atlanta region and Georgia, while supporting nearly 64,000 jobs and generating $200 million in state tax revenues, according to a new study.  

 

ARTS
'Epitaphs' exhibit to feature Billy Howard's photographs of people living with HIV/AIDS
Riveting images of people living with HIV/AIDS in the 1980s, taken by Atlanta-area photographer Billy Howard, are the basis of an exhibit at Emory's Robert W. Woodruff Library. A conversation with Howard is scheduled June 22 at 6:30 p.m.

 

RESEARCH
New allocation system reduces racial/ethnic disparities in kidney transplant for waitlisted patients
Emory researchers prove that a new kidney allocation system implemented by the United Network for Organ Sharing decreased disparities in national kidney transplant rates among whites, blacks and Hispanics on the transplant waitlist.

INTERNATIONAL
Theology students visit Haiti to explore moral leadership
Graduate students in Candler School of Theology traveled to Haiti for a 10-day seminar in moral leadership led by professor and public theologian Robert Franklin, visiting with artists, academics, and spiritual and political leaders.

 

RESOURCES
HERCULES Exposome Research Center receives $7.5 million grant renewal from NIH
Directed by environmental health professor Gary W. Miller, the center explores how the exposome -- environmental exposures and associated biological responses over the course of a lifetime -- impacts human health and disease.

 

COMMUNITY
First-generation students find needed support in campus program
Launched in fall 2013, the 1915 Scholars Program provides a "family" support network for first-generation college students who might struggle in their transition from high school to college.

SPOTLIGHT
Emory shares in Georgia's movie industry boom
As Georgia rises to the third-busiest production location in the country, Emory alumni and Emory's Department of Film and Media Studies claim a piece of the action.
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Take Note
 
Donated goods from students moving out of residence halls support charitable nonprofit
Donated goods from students moving out of residence halls support charitable nonprofit

Reminder: International Awards nominations due by June 16
Reminder: International Awards nominations due by June 16

Chikungunya vaccine trial begins at Emory School of Medicine
Chikungunya vaccine trial begins at Emory School of Medicine

Woodruff Library Level 1 renovations underway; changes to Health Sciences Center Library lobby start this month
Woodruff Library Level 1 renovations underway; changes to Health Sciences Center Library lobby start this month
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Emory Insider: Fitness
 
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Beat the heat with indoor walks: Two six-week indoor walking groups kick off on Wednesday, June 21, continuing through July 26. Emory University and Emory Healthcare employees may walk with coworkers at noon on Wednesdays at either Blomeyer Health Fitness Center (membership not required) or in the Emory University Hospital tunnel.
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In The News
 
The weaker sex? Science that shows women are stronger than men

 

The weaker sex? Science that shows women are stronger than men
June 12 |  Melvin Konner |  The Guardian

James Comey, too sensitive for his own good

 

James Comey, too sensitive for his own good
June 8 |  Mark Bauerlein |  CNN

How we can stop antibiotic resistance

 

How we can stop antibiotic resistance
June 7 |  David Weiss |  BBC
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Featured Events
 
Beginning of Canvas Boot Camp

 

Beginning of Canvas Boot Camp
Gain broad familiarity with Canvas, Emory's new learning management system, through this two-week online course.
When: June 14, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
Mindfulness 101

 

Mindfulness 101
Join this 30-minute webinar to learn how mindfulness can help you slow down in the midst of daily pressures.
When: June 15, 12:30 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
WaterHub Tour

 

WaterHub Tour
Tour this award-winning facility and learn how Emory is recycling millions of gallons of water.
When: June 20, 11:00 a.m.
Where: WaterHub on Peavine Drive
Admission: Free
 
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National Men's Health Week 5k Run/Walk
When: June 14, 7:30 a.m.
Where: Woodruff Residence Center
Admission: Free
 
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Learning Services: Fantastic Service Behaviors
When: June 14, 8:30 a.m.
Where: 1599 Clifton Road
Admission: Free
 
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Crucial Conversations: Day 1
When: June 14, 8:30 a.m.
Where: 1599 Clifton Road
Admission: $275 for both days
 
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Canvas 101
When: June 14, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 314
Admission: Free
 
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WaterHub Tour
When: June 14, 1:00 p.m.
Where: WaterHub on Peavine Drive
Admission: Free
 
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Financial Wellness: Preventing Identity Theft
When: June 14, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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Compassion Meditation Group
When: June 14, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Cannon Chapel, Room 106
Admission: Free
 
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Evening MBA Information Breakfast
When: June 15, 7:45 a.m.
Where: Goizueta Business School
Admission: Free
 
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Mindfulness 101
When: June 19, 10:30 a.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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Canvas 101
When: June 19, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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Canvas 101
When: June 19, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 314
Admission: Free
 
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Learning Services: Feedback Essentials
When: June 20, 9:30 a.m.
Where: 1599 Clifton Road
Admission: Free
 
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Emory Farmers Market: Melons & Squashes
When: June 20, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Cox Hall Bridge
Admission: Free
 
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Parenting Your Child with Special Needs: Resilience
When: June 20, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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Civil Treatment for Employees
When: June 21, 8:30 a.m.
Where: 1599 Clifton Road
Admission: $60
 
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Meet Me @ Blomeyer Indoor Walking Group
When: June 21, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Blomeyer Health Fitness Center
Admission: Free; membership not required
 
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Meet Me @ the Tunnel Indoor Walking Group
When: June 21, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Emory University Hospital Tunnel
Admission: Free
 
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Caregivers Network: Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer's or Dementia
When: June 21, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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Navigating Beyond Conflict
When: June 22, 8:30 a.m.
Where: 1599 Clifton Road
Admission: $60
 
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Conversation with Billy Howard, photographer of "Epitaphs for the Living"
When: June 22, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room
Admission: Free
 
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Latinx Clients: Cultural, Linguistic and Psychosocial Considerations in Psychological Services
When: June 23, 12:30 p.m.
Where: PAIS, Room 290
Admission: $35-$110
 
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Migrating Courses From Blackboard to Canvas
When: June 26, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 314
Admission: Free
 
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Mindfulness 101
When: June 27, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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Crucial Conversations: Day 2
When: June 28, 8:30 a.m.
Where: 1599 Clifton Road
Admission: $275 for both days
 
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Simulation to Advance Surgical Training, Research and Clinical Performance
When: June 29, 7:00 a.m.
Where: Emory University Hospital, Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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