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Tuesday, July 3, 2018
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INSPIRATION
What the Declaration of Independence really means by 'pursuit of happiness'
As the U.S. celebrates Independence Day, religion professor Brent Strawn says our understanding of "the pursuit of happiness" is very different from what our nation's founders intended.

 

INSIGHT
Summer reading: 10 books by Emory authors to add to your list
Summer's slower pace offers the perfect time to relax with a good book, and whether you're in the mood for thoughtful novels or compelling nonfiction, Emory authors have you covered.

 

ELECTIONS
Political polarization paved way for Trump, will continue into 2020 race
The widening chasm between Democrats and Republicans has radically changed U.S. politics — and it's likely to grow even wider, Emory professor Alan Abramowitz explains in "The Great Alignment: Race, Party Transformation, and the Rise of Donald Trump."

 

HEALTH
Georgia's first mobile stroke unit is now in service
Grady Health System, Emory University School of Medicine and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association have unveiled Georgia's first mobile stroke unit -- an ambulance designed to take cutting edge stroke care directly to patients.

 

LEADERSHIP
Rosa Tarbutton Sumter elected to Emory Board of Trustees
A third-generation Emory alumna, Rosa Tarbutton Sumter of Atlanta has been elected to the Board of Trustees at Emory University.

EVENTS
July: 10 free things to do on campus
July brings food for thought with compelling events, plus food for growing and eating with opportunities to volunteer in Emory's educational gardens and sign-up for informative tours of the Emory Farmers Market.
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Take Note
 
Emory shuttles won't run on July Fourth holiday; regular routes resume Thursday
Emory shuttles won't run on July Fourth holiday; regular routes resume Thursday

Numerous Emory physicians listed in Atlanta Magazine's 2018 'Top Doctors' issue
Numerous Emory physicians listed in Atlanta Magazine's 2018 'Top Doctors' issue

Gen. Burke Garrett joins Emory Healthcare Veterans Program as executive adviser
Gen. Burke Garrett joins Emory Healthcare Veterans Program as executive adviser
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Emory Insider: Amenities
 
Emory Insider

 

Fitness facility discounts: Emory faculty and staff can join on-campus fitness facilities for a discounted price. Options include Blomeyer Health Fitness Center, the Student Activity & Academic Center and the Woodruff PE Center, each with unique features and programs
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In The News
 
Out of pocket costs put HIV prevention drug out of reach for many at risk

 

Out of pocket costs put HIV prevention drug out of reach for many at risk
July 3 |  David Howard  |  Washington Post

Endless gaming may be a bad habit. That doesn't make it a mental illness.

 

Endless gaming may be a bad habit. That doesn't make it a mental illness.
July 2 |  Scott Lilienfeld |  New York Times

Chief Justice Roberts will be the new 'swing' vote

 

Chief Justice Roberts will be the new 'swing' vote
June 30 |  Jonathan Nash |  The Hill
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Featured Events
 
The College Admission Process: A Planning Workshop for High School Students and Their Parents

 

The College Admission Process: A Planning Workshop for High School Students and Their Parents
Learn how your child can stand out in the college applications process.
When: July 10, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Oxford Road Building, Oxford Presentation Room
Admission: Free
Documentary: "Summer in the Forest"

 

Documentary: "Summer in the Forest"
"Lose yourself to find your heart" at the French commune L'Arche, a community for people with disabilities.
When: July 10, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Candler School of Theology, Rita Anne Rollins Building, Room 102
Admission: Free
Walking group: Meet Me @ the Tunnel

 

Walking group: Meet Me @ the Tunnel
Join colleagues for some cool exercise and exploration of Emory's hospital tunnels.
When: July 11, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Emory University Hospital Tunnel Entrance
Admission: Free
 
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Lecture: Patrick Graham on "The Wealth and Poverty of Prayer: Moral Foundations of Prayer in the Hebrew Bible"
When: July 8, 9:45 a.m.
Where: Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church
Admission: Free
 
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WaterHub Tour
When: July 10, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Peavine Creek Drive
Admission: Free
 
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Emory Farmers Market
When: July 10, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Cox Hall Bridge
Admission: Free
 
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Walking group: Meet Me @ the Quad
When: July 11, 7:30 a.m.
Where: The Quad side of Candler Library
Admission: Free
 
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Webinar: Rejuvenate Your Career
When: July 11, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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Annual speed-writing challenge: 4:48 X 2018
When: July 14, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Theater Lab
Admission: Free
 
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Lecture: Steven J. Kraftchick on "Paul's Pastoral Prayers"
When: July 15, 9:45 a.m.
Where: Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church
Admission: Free
 
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