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RESEARCH
Yerkes: Working to cure what ails you
As one of seven nonhuman primate research centers in the country, Emory's Yerkes National Primate Research Center brings together a diverse group of scientists -- from neuroscientists to immunologists -- to work on causes, preventions, treatments and cures for a host of human diseases.

 

INSIGHT
Kevin Young to read from his new book, 'Bunk'
Poet and Emory University Distinguished Professor Kevin Young will give a free reading Jan. 18 from his new nonfiction book, "Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News."

 

INNOVATION
Computer science students help diversify growing STEM field
Seniors Tammany Grant and Maya Nair co-founded Girls Who Code Emory and teach a pilot non-credit programming course drawing a wide range of students, highlighting the increasing diversity of Emory's growing undergraduate computer science program.

 

ACHIEVEMENT
Emory medical residents complete a successful Fellowship Match
Emory's medical residents are moving ahead in their careers after the Internal Medicine Fellowship Match. Fourteen will complete their fellowships at Emory, where they will receive state-of-the-art training, while others move on to top-ranked programs across the country.

 

PSYCHOLOGY
Aversion to holes driven by disgust, not fear, study finds
Trypophobia, commonly known as "fear of holes," is linked to a physiological response more associated with disgust than fear, finds a new study led by Emory psychologist Stella Lourenco.

COLLABORATION
A stroke of genius: Math and computer science teams with athletes for swim study
Emory mathematician Ken Ono is launching an analytical study of training methods for elite swimmers -- a joint effort between Emory Athletics and the university's Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.
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TAKE NOTE
 
Candler faculty contribute to book on church and human sexuality
Candler faculty contribute to book on church and human sexuality

Registration now open for 10th-annual Winship Oncology Nursing Symposium
Registration now open for 10th-annual Winship Oncology Nursing Symposium

Center for Transactional Law and Practice celebrates 10 years, new advisory board
Center for Transactional Law and Practice celebrates 10 years, new advisory board
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Emory Insider: Benefits
 
Emory Insider

 

Free flu vaccines: With flu season well under way, remember that Emory faculty and staff who are on the Emory medical plan (and their covered dependents) can receive a free flu vaccine. Learn more about your options.
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In The News
 
Should you worry about a U.S. war with North Korea? Not really.

 

Should you worry about a U.S. war with North Korea? Not really.
Jan. 11 |  Dan Reiter |  Washington Post

200 years on, 'Frankenstein' continues to captivate pop culture, science

 

200 years on, 'Frankenstein' continues to captivate pop culture, science
Jan. 9 |  Sidney Perkowitz |  WABE News

Once-hungry investors pass on meal-kit startups

 

Once-hungry investors pass on meal-kit startups
Jan. 8 |  Daniel McCarthy |  Wall Street Journal
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Featured Events
 
Meet Me @ the Tunnel

 

Meet Me @ the Tunnel
Take a break during the work day and walk in the climate-controlled hospital tunnel during this six-week program.
When: Jan. 17, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Emory University Hospital, Tunnel
Admission: Free
Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Observance with Tim Wise

 

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Observance with Tim Wise
Antiracism activist, essayist and educator Tim Wise speaks as Emory honors the late civil rights legend.
When: Jan. 17, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Cox Hall, Ballroom
Admission: Free
Ramayana Lecture

 

Ramayana Lecture
Religion professor Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger explores 'The Ramayana Anti-Hero' in this talk about Ravanna images and theology.
When: Jan. 17, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
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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Quizzes & Exams in Canvas
When: Jan. 16, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 314
Admission: Free
 
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Plagiarism Detection in Canvas: Online Lunch and Learn
When: Jan. 16, 12:30 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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Flipping your classroom with Canvas
When: Jan. 16, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 314
Admission: Free
 
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Zotero Introduction
When: Jan. 16, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 312
Admission: Free
 
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Walk-In Canvas Help
When: Jan. 17, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 314
Admission: Free
 
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EndNote for the Beginner (PC)
When: Jan. 18, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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'Bunk': A Reading by Kevin Young
When: Jan. 18, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room
Admission: Free
 
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AntiquiTEA: A Costume of the Dan People
When: Jan. 18, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
 
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