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INSPIRATION
Emory's King Week honors the life, legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
Lectures, community recognition awards and opportunities to help others are among events planned to celebrate the life and work of civil rights legend Martin Luther King Jr.

 

ADMISSIONS
Class of 2022 begins to take shape
Emory University has seen a record number of applications for the first round of Early Decision admissions to Emory College and Oxford College, and accepted a record 30 stellar students from the QuestBridge National College Match program.

 

DISCOVERY
Direct amygdala stimulation can enhance human memory
Electrical stimulation of the human amygdala can enhance next-day recognition of images when applied immediately after the images are viewed, Emory neuroscientists have found.

 

GOVERNMENT
Congress has long 'to do' list for 2018
As Congress reconvenes, Emory is monitoring issues including funding the government, renewing a children's health program, agreeing on a plan to prevent hundreds of thousands of young people from deportation, and more.

 

WELLNESS
Healthy Emory Connect offers one-stop shop for healthy living
Benefits-eligible Emory employees have a new tool to make getting and staying healthier a little easier: Healthy Emory Connect. This new platform is accessible via desktop and through a free mobile app.

 

RESEARCH
New methods reveal the biomechanics of blood clotting
For the first time, scientists have measured and mapped the key molecular forces on platelets that trigger the process of blood clotting. The extensive results are published in two separate studies led by Emory chemistry professor Khalid Salaita.

EVENTS
January: 10 things to do for $10 or less
The new year brings a new calendar of free or inexpensive campus events, including fitness activities, speakers, sports, music and more.
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Take Note
 
Sign up by Jan. 11 to get your 2017 tax forms online
Sign up by Jan. 11 to get your 2017 tax forms online

Emory dining facilities continue Winter Break schedule through Jan. 15
Emory dining facilities continue Winter Break schedule through Jan. 15

Emory's Start:ME business accelerator selects 49 ventures for 2018 programs
Emory's Start:ME business accelerator selects 49 ventures for 2018 programs
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Emory Insider: Resources
 
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Stay informed during winter weather: As Monday's threat of freezing rain reminded us, the possibility of winter weather may prompt delays or cancellations of normal campus activities. Take time to review how you can stay informed about possible closings and delays.
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In The News
 
Emory University gets $400 million gift, its largest ever

 

Emory University gets $400 million gift, its largest ever
Jan. 8 |  Claire E. Sterk and Jonathan S. Lewin |  New York Times

Banning seven words at the CDC would have at least seven serious consequences for public health

 

Banning seven words at the CDC would have at least seven serious consequences for public health
Jan. 8 |  Kenneth G. Castro, Dabney P. Evans, Carlos del Rio and James W. Curran |  Los Angeles Times

Married heart patients more likely than singles to survive

 

Married heart patients more likely than singles to survive
Jan. 4 |  Arshed Quyyumi |  The Guardian
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Featured Events
 
Healthy New YOU Expo

 

Healthy New YOU Expo
Experience cooking demonstrations, fitness classes, meditation sessions and talks by wellness experts at this expo held on campus and at hospital satellite locations.
When: Jan. 11, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Woodruff PE Center
Admission: Free
Mindfulness on Impermanence: A Zen Workshop with Visiting Nuns

 

Mindfulness on Impermanence: A Zen Workshop with Visiting Nuns
See how Zen practice can improve your life at this guided meditation and lecture to be conducted by three visiting Buddhist nuns from Taiwan.
When: Jan. 11, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Cannon Chapel, Sanctuary
Admission: Free
Book launch: "Fearless Dialogues: A New Movement for Justice"

 

Book launch: "Fearless Dialogues: A New Movement for Justice"
Candler School of Theology professor Gregory Ellison will speak at the launch of his new book.
When: Jan. 11, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Atlanta History Center
Admission: $10
 
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Canvas 101
When: Jan. 10, 8:00 a.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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Graphic Design for Canvas
When: Jan. 10, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 314
Admission: Free
 
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Selecting and Evaluating Quality Child Care
When: Jan. 10, 12:00 p.m.
Where: 1599 Clifton Road
Admission: Free
 
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Using the Power of the Canvas Calendar
When: Jan. 10, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 314
Admission: Free
 
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Jan.
 
Evening MBA Information Breakfast
When: Jan. 11, 7:45 a.m.
Where: Goizueta Business School
Admission: Free
 
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Canvas 101
When: Jan. 11, 9:00 a.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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Using Echo 360 with Canvas
When: Jan. 11, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 314
Admission: Free
 
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MLK Lecture with Rev. Raphael G. Warnock
When: Jan. 11, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Gambrell Hall, Tull Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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Women's basketball: Emory vs. Carnegie Mellon
When: Jan. 12, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff PE Center, Gym
Admission: Free
 
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Men's basketball: Emory vs. Carnegie Mellon
When: Jan. 12, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff PE Center, Gym
Admission: Free
 
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Men's basketball: Emory vs. Case Western Reserve
When: Jan. 14, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff PE Center, Gym
Admission: Free
 
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Women's basketball: Emory vs. Case Western Reserve
When: Jan. 14, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff PE Center, Gym
Admission: Free
 
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