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Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017
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ACHIEVEMENT
Emory students win Fulbright grants for research, teaching around the world
Emory University will send a dozen students and recent graduates across the globe in the coming year as part of the 2017 Fulbright U.S. Student Program, the flagship international exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government.

 

IN MEMORIAM
Creative writing professor remembered as caring leader, mentor
A gifted writer of short stories and essays, Lynna Williams helped shape Emory's Creative Writing Program during its foundational years and leaves a legacy of dedication to students and colleagues.

 

TEACHING
MBA students learn, grow during West Coast Business Practice Immersion
One week, two cities, 13 onsite corporate immersions: For students in Goizueta Business School's Modular MBA for Executives program, the West Coast Business Practice Immersion was a whirlwind of education and networking.

 

HEALTH
Child-friendly app gives young cancer patients a voice
Research shows that adults most often report a child's symptoms, but their rating doesn't always reflect the child's experience. Emory's Janice Withycombe and her team designed a survey for the iPad that children with cancer can use to record how they are feeling.

 

SUSTAINABILITY
Emory honored in Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge
Emory was the only college or university in the metro Atlanta region to receive this year's MVP designation, which recognizes participants that were not only top performers, but also champion advocates for the challenge.

 

EVENTS
Emory hosts journalism panel to kick off Decatur Book Festival
NPR's Brooke Gladstone and other reporters and editors will discuss "Journalism in Our Current Environment" as Emory hosts the Sept. 1 keynote for the Decatur Book Festival. Tickets will be available starting Aug. 8.

CONSTRUCTION
Hundreds turn out for staff open house at new Emory University Hospital Tower
More than 1,200 Emory employees and physicians got a sneak peek at the new Emory University Hospital Tower, learning about the detail, design and hard work that has gone into the building from start to near finish. The first two floors and the new underground parking deck opened Monday.
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Take Note
 
Emory, Yerkes awarded 'Continued Full Accreditation' by AAALAC International
Emory, Yerkes awarded 'Continued Full Accreditation' by AAALAC International

Emory names new chief of cardiothoracic surgery
Emory names new chief of cardiothoracic surgery

Theater Emory announces 2017-2018 season, new artistic director
Theater Emory announces 2017-2018 season, new artistic director

Portion of Fishburne Drive closed for repaving through Aug. 5
Portion of Fishburne Drive closed for repaving through Aug. 5
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Emory Insider: Resources
 
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
 
Doctors increasingly face charges for patient overdoses

 

Doctors increasingly face charges for patient overdoses
July 31 |  Kimberly Curseen |  CNN

A new way for therapists to get inside heads: Virtual reality

 

A new way for therapists to get inside heads: Virtual reality
July 30 |  Barbara Rothbaum |  New York Times

Strong, swift local reaction to President Trump's transgender military ban

 

Strong, swift local reaction to President Trump's transgender military ban
July 26 |  Timothy Holbrook |  WXIA-TV
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Featured Events
 
Brainfood 101: Key Nutrients to Boost Your Mood

 

Brainfood 101: Key Nutrients to Boost Your Mood
Learn about important nutrients and superfood sources for a healthy brain and balanced mood.
When: Aug. 3, 12:30 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
Understanding K-12 School Options in Metro Atlanta

 

Understanding K-12 School Options in Metro Atlanta
Get help sorting through the different educational opportunities available for elementary, middle and high school in Atlanta.
When: Aug. 4, 11:30 a.m.
Where: Oxford Road Building, Oxford Presentation Room
Admission: Free
Center for Faculty Development and Excellence Summer Teaching Intensive

 

Center for Faculty Development and Excellence Summer Teaching Intensive
Seven modules over two days address timely issues in classroom management and teaching.
When: Aug. 10, 9:00 a.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room
Admission: Free
 
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WaterHub Tour
When: Aug. 2, 1:00 p.m.
Where: WaterHub on Peavine Creek Drive
Admission: Free
 
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Compassion Meditation Group
When: Aug. 2, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Cannon Chapel, Room 106
Admission: Free
 
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Less Talk, More Action: Addressing Social Determinants of Health in Surgery
When: Aug. 3, 7:00 a.m.
Where: Emory University Hospital, Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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Canvas 101
When: Aug. 3, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 314
Admission: Free
 
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Canvas 101
When: Aug. 8, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 314
Admission: Free
 
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Aug.
 
Canvas 101
When: Aug. 9, 9:00 a.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 314
Admission: Free
 
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FileBridge Training by Access for Emory Healthcare Users
When: Aug. 9, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Whitehead Biomedical Research Building, Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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Hands-on EndNote Session for the Beginner (Mac)
When: Aug. 9, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Health Sciences Center Library, E-classroom
Admission: Free
 
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Financial Wellness: Retirement and Estate Planning
When: Aug. 9, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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Aug.
 
WaterHub Tour
When: Aug. 9, 1:00 p.m.
Where: WaterHub on Peavine Creek Drive
Admission: Free
 
09
Aug.
 
Compassion Meditation Group
When: Aug. 9, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Cannon Chapel, Room 106
Admission: Free
 
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Aug.
 
Sip, Shop and Support: Executive Women of Goizueta Annual Scholarship Fundraiser
When: Aug. 9, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Shops Around Lenox
Admission: Free
 
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Bringing Medicine and Engineering Together
When: Aug. 10, 7:00 a.m.
Where: Emory University Hospital, Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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Saving for College
When: Aug. 10, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Goizueta Business School
Admission: Free
 
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Aug.
 
Parenting Your Teen: Success in School
When: Aug. 10, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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Parenting Your Child with Special Needs: Record Keeping
When: Aug. 15, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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EndNote for the Beginner
When: Aug. 16, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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Growing Through Grief: Accepting the New Normal
When: Aug. 16, 12:00 p.m.
Where: School of Nursing, Room 203
Admission: Free
 
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Caregivers Network: Disaster Planning
When: Aug. 16, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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Emory College of Arts and Sciences Staff Service Award
When: Aug. 17, 3:30 p.m.
Where: Atwood Hall, second floor Science Commons
Admission: Free
 
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