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Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018
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RESEARCH
The plant hunters
Journey deep into the pine forests of South Georgia as Emory ethnobotanist Cassandra Quave leads students in a search for secrets of ancient remedies that may benefit modern medicine.

 

HONORS
Emory ranked #1 for quality of life by Princeton Review
Emory University has been ranked #1 for quality of life, according to the Princeton Review's 27th annual college rankings, "The 384 Best Colleges" guide, based on its nationwide survey of 138,000 college students' ratings of their schools.

 

INSIGHT
'Empress' details history of India's 'Queen of Queens'
Emory historian Ruby Lal's new book explores the extraordinary life of Nur Jahan, who led troops into battle, killed a tiger with a single shot and was the only woman to rule over the Mughal empire.

 

ACHIEVEMENT
Emory biochemist garners $500,000 Career Award for steroid receptor research
The Burroughs Wellcome Fund selected C. Denise Okafor for a Career Award at the Scientific Interface, supporting her research on the evolution of steroid receptors. The award fosters research bridging biology and computational, physical, engineering or theoretical sciences.

 

IMPACT
Two Emory graduates named Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellows in Georgia
2018 Emory graduates Lorenzo Harmon and John Wang were selected for the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship, which recruits top aspiring educators to teach science and math in high-need rural and urban schools.

CAMPUS
August: 10 free things to do on campus
August is a transition month as Emory moves from summer to the start of the new academic year, but there is plenty to do on campus, from meditating to expanding your mind through exhibits and experts.
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Take Note
 
Theater Emory announces season of collaboration, guest artists and new work by faculty
Theater Emory announces season of collaboration, guest artists and new work by faculty

Learn about sleep and your health through free webinar
Learn about sleep and your health through free webinar

Nominate staff members for Award of Distinction by Aug. 30
Nominate staff members for Award of Distinction by Aug. 30
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Emory Insider: Perks
 
Emory Insider

 

Have friends or family coming to visit or tour campus? Get a discount at the Emory Conference Center Hotel this month. Emory Friends and Family Weekend Rates are available Friday through Sunday nights for select dates.
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In the News
 
An innovative approach to criminal justice reform: Put black women in charge

 

An innovative approach to criminal justice reform: Put black women in charge
Aug. 3 |  Michael Leo Owens |  Washington Post

Newly discovered cell type may fuel cystic fibrosis

 

Newly discovered cell type may fuel cystic fibrosis
Aug. 2 |  Eric Sorscher  |  Scientific American

US mid-terms: Can we tell now if Democrats will win?

 

US mid-terms: Can we tell now if Democrats will win?
Aug. 1 |  Alan Abramowitz  |  BBC
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Featured Events
 
Introducing "Quizzes.Next" for Canvas

 

Introducing "Quizzes.Next" for Canvas
Learn about the newest tool for quizzes in the Canvas learning system. See more Canvas learning opportunities below in the events.
When: Aug. 8, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
Emory Farmers Market Staff Tour

 

Emory Farmers Market Staff Tour
Get a tour of the Emory Farmers Market and some tips for optimal shopping by sustainability staff members.
When: Aug. 14, 11:45 a.m.
Where: Cox Hall Clock Tower
Admission: Free
 
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Lecture: "Compassion and Addiction: Evolving Our First Steps in Opioid Stewardship"
When: Aug. 9, 7:00 a.m.
Where: Emory University Hospital Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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Evening MBA Information Breakfast
When: Aug. 9, 7:45 a.m.
Where: Goizueta Business School
Admission: Free
 
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Workshop: Increasing Personal Effectiveness
When: Aug. 9, 8:30 a.m.
Where: 1599 Clifton Road
Admission: $200 for both days
 
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Guided Meditation with a Nun
When: Aug. 9, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Cannon Chapel, Room 106
Admission: Free
 
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Educational Garden Work Day at Rollins
When: Aug. 10, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Rollins School of Public Health Educational Garden
Admission: Free
 
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Lecture: Claire Asbury Lennox on "Prayer in Word, Tradition and Practice"
When: Aug. 12, 9:45 a.m.
Where: Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church
Admission: Free
 
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Aug.
 
Active Classroom Training: Kahoot!
When: Aug. 13, 3:00 p.m.
Where: School of Medicine, Room 255A
Admission: Free
 
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Active Classroom Training: Poll Everywhere
When: Aug. 13, 4:00 p.m.
Where: School of Medicine, Room 353A
Admission: Free
 
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Communicating with Impact
When: Aug. 14, 8:30 a.m.
Where: 1599 Clifton Road
Admission: $60
 
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Copying Courses In Canvas
When: Aug. 14, 9:00 a.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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Emory Farmers Market
When: Aug. 14, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Cox Hall Bridge
Admission: Free
 
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Canvas Assignments Part Two
When: Aug. 15, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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Canvas Discussions: Live Session
When: Aug. 20, 1:30 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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Presentation Skills
When: Aug. 23, 8:30 a.m.
Where: 1599 Clifton Road
Admission: Free
 
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