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INNOVATION
Inside Brotherman's Big City
In 1990, "Brotherman" debuted as one of the first comic books to feature a black hero. Almost three decades later, with help from Emory's digital scholars, this groundbreaking text is reimagined as an immersive, virtual reality world. Take a look inside Big City and learn the story behind its creation.

 

HEALTH
NIH selects Emory to join national precision medicine research effort
The National Institutes of Health has chosen Emory to join the All of Us Research Program, a national effort with more than 25 collaborating institutions charged with advancing research into precision medicine.

 

ENVIRONMENT
Evolutionary ecology could benefit beekeepers battling diseases
Some commercial beekeeping practices may harm honeybees more than help them, Emory evolutionary biologists Berry Brosi and Jaap de Roode warn in a paper published in the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution.

 

INSPIRATION
Don and Emily Saliers to explore music, social justice at Oxford event
Emory theologian Don Saliers and his daughter, Indigo Girls' Emily Saliers 85C, will perform together at Oxford College on Tuesday. "Sing Justice, Sing Life" will feature a mixture of hymns and songs from her musical career.

 

ATHLETICS
Fall sports teams aim for winning seasons
Emory's volleyball, soccer and cross country teams start their fall seasons Sept. 1, looking to build on last year's success, when all posted winning records and volleyball advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championships.

MILESTONE
Applause for first inpatient in Emory University Hospital Tower
Nurses, physicians, administrators and other hospital staffers clapped and cheered as the first inpatient was rolled into the new Emory University Hospital Tower on Saturday. The 450,000-square-foot facility is expected to be fully operational by the end of October.
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Take Note
 
Emory president reaffirms university's support for DACA
Emory president reaffirms university's support for DACA

Cox Hall extends weekday dining hours, now open 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Cox Hall extends weekday dining hours, now open 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Tenth annual Clyde 'Doc' Partin Memorial Golf Tournament set for Sept. 15
Tenth annual Clyde 'Doc' Partin Memorial Golf Tournament set for Sept. 15

Emory Johns Creek Hospital CEO elected new chair for Chamber of Commerce
Emory Johns Creek Hospital CEO elected new chair for Chamber of Commerce
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Emory Insider: Benefits
 
Emory Insider

 

Take a "Journey" to improve your health: Emory employees enrolled in an Emory medical plan can participate in the Online Journeys Program through Aetna to learn about issues such as healthy eating, fitness, reducing stress and more. Complete two Journeys by Nov. 15 to be eligible for health insurance incentives.
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In The News
 
Trump voters growing impatient with the president, focus group reveals

 

Trump voters growing impatient with the president, focus group reveals
Aug. 30 |  Emory University |  New York Times

Atlanta City Hall bound for shake-up after November election

 

Atlanta City Hall bound for shake-up after November election
Aug. 30 |  Michael Leo Owens |  WABE-FM

The uncanny valley: Humanlike robots provoke questions about our humanity

 

The uncanny valley: Humanlike robots provoke questions about our humanity
Aug. 26 |  Philippe Rochat |  Houston Chronicle
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Featured Events
 
Canvas Discussions

 

Canvas Discussions
Learn about the Discussions tool in Canvas to use for thread levels, graded threads and threaded replies.
When: Sept. 1, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 314
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
"The Yellow Ticket" with Alicia Svigals

 

"The Yellow Ticket" with Alicia Svigals
See the 1918 silent film with a new score performed live by composer and klezmer fiddler Alicia Svigals, pianist Marilyn Lerner and clarinetist Laura DeLuca.
When: Sept. 7, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: $15; $12 discount categories; $5 students
 
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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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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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WaterHub Tour
When: Sept. 5, 1:30 p.m.
Where: WaterHub on Peavine Creek Drive
Admission: Free
 
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Emily and Don Saliers: "Sing Justice, Sing Life"
When: Sept. 5, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Oxford College, Chapel
Admission: Free
 
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Emerging Technologies in Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality
When: Sept. 6, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 303E
Admission: Free
 
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Digital Publishing in the Humanities Reading Group
When: Sept. 6, 2:30 p.m.
Where: Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry, Seminar Room
Admission: Free
 
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Film screening: "The Mortal Storm" (1940)
When: Sept. 6, 7:30 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 208
Admission: Free
 
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Brown Bag Presentation: Digital Publishing in the Humanities
When: Sept. 7, 12:30 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room
Admission: Free
 
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EndNote Introduction
When: Sept. 7, 2:30 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 312
Admission: Free
 
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Annie Tracy Samuel: "Faith and Firepower: The Iranian Revolutionary Guards and the Iran-Iraq War"
When: Sept. 7, 4:00 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 205
Admission: Free
 
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AntiquiTEA: The Quecha Concept of Uhkhu in Andean Art
When: Sept. 7, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Creativity Conversation: Trisha Brown Dance Company
When: Sept. 7, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Dance Studio
Admission: Free
 
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