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Wednesday, May 2, 2018
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IMPACT
Through Coursera, Emory faculty reach broad audiences around the world
Coursera's online courses give people around the globe the chance to learn from Emory faculty about topics that highlight the university's commitment to helping humanity. Subjects include civil rights, understanding violence, examining addiction, responding to health emergencies, and more.

 

COMMUNITY
Emory ranked one of America's Best Employers by Forbes
According to a newly released ranking from Forbes, Emory University has been ranked No. 39 out of 500 of America's Best Employers.

 

DISCOVERY
Physics of a glacial 'slushy' reveal granular forces on a massive scale
Emory physicist Justin Burton and a team of researchers show that the laws for how granular materials flow apply even at the giant, geophysical scale of icebergs piling up in the ocean at the outlet of a glacier.

 

INSIGHT
Their hearts are in Havana: Oxford students take a revolutionary trip to Cuba
Students in the Spanish class "Evolution of Revolution" recently visited Cuba to learn about the country's history and culture directly from its citizens.

 

RESEARCH
Spoonful of sugar helps infection detection
To detect cardiac and orthopedic device infections early, Emory researchers have been exploiting the chemical properties of a sugar that is taken up by bacteria, but not mammalian cells.

 

ENVIRONMENT
Rollins researchers receive IBM grant to study impact of climate change on health
Researchers at Rollins School of Public Health have received one of IBM's Climate Change and Environmental grants, which provide technology resources to assist research on climate change and environmental issues.

 

SPORTS
Emory to add women's golf as intercollegiate sport
Emory will add women's golf to its list of varsity sports, beginning in the fall of 2019. The new team will bring the university's total to 19 athletic programs that compete at the NCAA Division III level.
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Take Note
 
Volunteer to help with Chair Rodeo on May 9, Commencement on May 14
Volunteer to help with Chair Rodeo on May 9, Commencement on May 14

Emory dining facilities announce modified schedule May 1-11 for final exams
Emory dining facilities announce modified schedule May 1-11 for final exams

Healthy Emory Connect now offers programs on emotional intelligence, mindfulness and yoga
Healthy Emory Connect now offers programs on emotional intelligence, mindfulness and yoga

Rachel Patzer named director of Emory Health Services Research Center
Rachel Patzer named director of Emory Health Services Research Center
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Emory Insider: Support
 
Emory Insider

 

Mental health resources: May is Mental Health Month. Emory's Faculty Staff Assistance Program offers a variety of emotional health resources, from online self-assessments and free consultations to individual and family counseling.
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In The News
 
Playing football young may mean earlier cognitive, emotional problems

 

Playing football young may mean earlier cognitive, emotional problems
April 30 |  Chad Hales |  CNN

North Korea's secret Christians

 

North Korea's secret Christians
April 28 |  Helen Kim |  The Atlantic

Autism prevalence jumps 16 percent, CDC says

 

Autism prevalence jumps 16 percent, CDC says
April 27 |  Catherine Rice |  Scientific American
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Featured Events
 
Creativity Conversation with Rosemary Magee and Joe Crespino: "Atticus Finch: The Biography"

 

Creativity Conversation with Rosemary Magee and Joe Crespino: "Atticus Finch: The Biography"
Magee and history professor Crespino will discuss his new book, "Atticus Finch: The Biography," and Harper Lee's letters. A book signing will follow.
When: May 3, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room
Admission: Free
Atlanta Master Chorale: Music and the Civil War

 

Atlanta Master Chorale: Music and the Civil War
The Atlanta Master Chorale presents a concert in collaboration with the Atlanta History Center, with guest artist Tom Key.
When: May 5, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: $30; $25 discount categories; $10 students
 
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Evening MBA Information Breakfast
When: May 3, 7:45 a.m.
Where: Goizueta Business School
Admission: Free
 
05
May
 
An Exploration of Catholic Art
When: May 5, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Glenn Memorial Auditorium
Admission: $20
 
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May
 
Emory Farmers Market with Waste Outreach Education Table
When: May 8, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Cox Hall Bridge
Admission: Free
 
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May
 
Webinar: "Wellness Matters: Understanding Why the Balanced Professional Gets Ahead"
When: May 9, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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May
 
Workshop: EndNote for the Beginner
When: May 9, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Grady Campus, Glenn Building, Grady Branch Library
Admission: Free
 
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Emory Youth Symphony Orchestra
When: May 9, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
 
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