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Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017
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SUSTAINABILITY
Planned trail to offer new options for cyclists, pedestrians
Plans to develop a new bicycle/pedestrian trail that would link Emory's Clairmont Campus to Mason Mill Park -- and points beyond -- are rolling forward. Cyclists and pedestrians could then follow traffic-restricted Starvine Way onto the university's main campus, opening up new commuting and recreation options for the Emory community.

 

COMMUNITY
'Conversations with America': Emory advances discourse on national issues
Kicking off today in Pittsburgh, "Conversations with America" is part of Emory's effort to advance and promote conversation and civil discourse on the most difficult issues facing our nation.

 

LITERATURE
Meet Emory authors at this weekend's Decatur Book Festival
Novelist Stacia Pelletier, chief writer for the Office of the President, joins a diverse range of Emory faculty and staff with appearances at the Decatur Book Festival. Learn more about her new novel and see the full schedule of Emory participants.

 

PARTNERSHIP
Emory alumni educate future nurse-midwives at School of Nursing
Anjli Hinman and Sara Edwards of the Atlanta Birth Center have forged a partnership between their practice and the School of Nursing, teaching midwifery classes, serving as student preceptors and helping conduct simulation training.

 

EVENTS
Composer, klezmer fiddler Svigals to perform original score at Emory
Alicia Svigals, the world's leading klezmer fiddler, will perform her original score during a Sept. 7 screening of the 1918 silent film "The Yellow Ticket," which follows a young Jewish woman facing anti-Semitism in Russia.

 

TEACHING
Total solar eclipse creates bonding experience for BBA students
Each year, new BBA students travel to Clayton, Georgia, for leadership programming as part of their orientation. But this year's trip included a unique twist: Clayton was in the path of totality for the solar eclipse.

 

HEALTH
Lower blood pressure targets for older adults may offer cognitive benefits
An Emory study published in JAMA Neurology examines how various systolic blood pressure targets for older patients receiving treatment for hypertension were associated with cognitive function and whether racial differences existed in long-term cognitive outcomes.
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Photo Galleries
 
Oxford Olympics
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First-year students at Oxford College faced off Monday, Aug. 21, in the Oxford Olympics, a tradition on the Oxford campus geared toward making new friends while battling in lighthearted, often silly competitions. View the full gallery.

Emory Songfest
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Woodruff PE Center was packed on Thursday evening, Aug. 24, as first-year Emory College students competed in Songfest, a beloved tradition where students from each residence hall perform an original song about their new home. See more photos.
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Take Note
 
Renovated Learning Commons opens on Woodruff Library Level 1
Renovated Learning Commons opens on Woodruff Library Level 1

New visitor parking rates for Emory University, Emory Healthcare take effect Sept. 1
New visitor parking rates for Emory University, Emory Healthcare take effect Sept. 1

Reminder: Nominate Emory employees for Award of Distinction by Sept. 7
Reminder: Nominate Emory employees for Award of Distinction by Sept. 7
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Emory Insider: Resources
 
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Get a SafeRide on campus: If you are traveling alone on campus after dark, contact SafeRide to get a free shuttle, golf cart, vehicle or walking escort to your destination. The SafeRide service is available for both employees and students from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
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In The News
 
Public health dangers loom in Harvey-hit areas

 

Public health dangers loom in Harvey-hit areas
Aug. 28 |  Karen Levy |  New York Times

Having a best friend in your teenage years could benefit you for life

 

Having a best friend in your teenage years could benefit you for life
Aug. 26 |  Catherine Bagwell |  NPR

Colin Kaepernick blacklist risks hurting the NFL's real priority: Its bottom line

 

Colin Kaepernick blacklist risks hurting the NFL's real priority: Its bottom line
Aug. 23 |  Pellom McDaniels |  Washington Post
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Featured Events
 
Active Works: Fitting Activity into Your Workday

 

Active Works: Fitting Activity into Your Workday
Learn fun ways to incorporate more movement into your workday through Healthy Emory's "Active Works" campaign.
When: Aug. 31, 9:30 a.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
The Opioid Epidemic: A National Emergency

 

The Opioid Epidemic: A National Emergency
Hear leading public health, law enforcement and clinical experts discuss the national opioid epidemic. Remote viewing available.
When: Sept. 5, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Emory University Hospital, Auditorium
Admission: Free
Emily and Don Saliers: "Sing Justice, Sing Life"

 

Emily and Don Saliers: "Sing Justice, Sing Life"
Indigo Girls' Emily Saliers and her father, Don Saliers, Emory Theologian-in-Residence, discuss music and social justice.
When: Sept. 5, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Oxford College, Chapel
Admission: Free
 
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Change Cycle for Staff
When: Aug. 30, 8:30 a.m.
Where: 1599 Clifton Road
Admission: Free
 
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Compassion Meditation Group
When: Aug. 30, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Cannon Chapel, Room 106
Admission: Free
 
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Film screenings: "The Spanish Earth" (1937) and "The 400 Million" (1938)
When: Aug. 30, 7:30 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 208
Admission: Free
 
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The Therapy Dog, a Patient's Best Friend
When: Aug. 31, 7:00 a.m.
Where: Emory University Hospital, Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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WaterHub Tour
When: Aug. 31, 10:00 a.m.
Where: WaterHub on Peavine Creek Drive
Admission: Free
 
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Author discussion: Philip Lymbery, "Dead Zone: Where the Wild Things Were"
When: Sept. 1, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Center for Ethics, Room 102
Admission: Free
 
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Canvas Discussions
When: Sept. 1, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 314
Admission: Free
 
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Figuring Out the Food Label
When: Sept. 5, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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EndNote for the Beginner (PC)
When: Sept. 5, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Health Sciences Center Library, Room B_65
Admission: Free
 
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