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Tuesday, June 18, 2019
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IMPACT
Emory-led digital memorial shines new light on slave voyages
Recently updated, "Slave Voyages: The Transatlantic Slave Trade Database" uses big data to bring history to life, offering researchers and visitors a more complete portrait of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. See a time-lapse animation of more than 14,000 slave voyages, view a 3D video reconstruction of an actual slave ship, and more.

 

ACHIEVEMENT
Two Emory professors win Georgia Author of the Year awards
Ruby Lal's "Empress: The Astonishing Reign of Nur Jahan" took top honors in the biography category for the Georgia Author of the Year Awards, while Joseph Crespino's "Atticus Finch: The Biography" won the history category.

 

RESEARCH
How customized antibiotic combinations could defeat 'superbugs'
A sneaky form of antibiotic resistance called "heteroresistance" is more widespread than previously appreciated. But Emory scientists found that tracking heteroresistance might guide the choice of antibiotic combinations that can defeat bacteria regarded as invincible.

 

DISCOVERY
The whisper of schizophrenia: Machine learning finds 'sound' words predict psychosis
A machine-learning method developed by scientists at Emory and Harvard discovered a hidden clue in people's language that predicts the later emergence of psychosis: the frequent use of words associated with sound.

 

LEADERSHIP
Emory welcomes new director of heart and lung transplantation, mechanical circulatory support and ECMO
Mani Daneshmand has joined Emory as director of the Emory Heart & Lung Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support programs. He also holds the position of director of the Emory ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation) Program.

WELLNESS
Emory employees walk more than 2 billion steps for 2019 Move More Challenge
Nearly 6,500 Emory employees created teams, laced up their shoes and got moving at work and at home during the six weeks of the 2019 Move More Challenge.
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Emory’s faculty and staff in health sciences work 24/7 toward a healthier world through research, education and patient care. Making and keeping people healthy, both locally and globally, is both our vocation and passion. Learn more about Emory’s caring and healing.  
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Take Note
 
Emory University Hospital front entrance and pedestrian bridge closed through July 2
Emory University Hospital front entrance and pedestrian bridge closed through July 2

Enjoy dining on Southern fried chicken, empanadas at Cox Hall pop-up stations
Enjoy dining on Southern fried chicken, empanadas at Cox Hall pop-up stations

Operation Eat Right moves into 2nd phase: Produce punch
Operation Eat Right moves into 2nd phase: Produce punch

'Black Cosmopolitan: James Weldon Johnson in an Age of Empire' exhibit opens at Rose Library
'Black Cosmopolitan: James Weldon Johnson in an Age of Empire' exhibit opens at Rose Library
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Put your summer reading in OverDrive: Through Emory's OverDrive collection, you have access to popular e-books and audiobooks, including beach reads, inspirational titles, biography, true crime, a variety of non-fiction and more. Using the OverDrive platform, users can download titles to Mac, Windows or a variety of mobile devices such as a Kindle.
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In The News
 
23 'facts' you learned about healthy eating and nutrition as a kid that are no longer true

 

23 'facts' you learned about healthy eating and nutrition as a kid that are no longer true
June 17 |  Jean Welsh |  Business Insider

What is the nurse's role in addressing climate change?

 

What is the nurse's role in addressing climate change?
June 13 |  Lisa M. Thompson |  Atlanta Journal-Constitution

 The latest reason to breastfeed: Milk is alive

 

The latest reason to breastfeed: Milk is alive
June 12 |  Sara Edwards |  New York Times
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Featured Events
 
WaterHub Tours

 

WaterHub Tours
Take a tour of Emory's unique, nationally renowned hub that cleans and recycles water. Summer tours are held twice weekly on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. and Fridays at 10 a.m.
When: June 21, 10:00 a.m.
Where: WaterHub at Peavine Drive
Admission: Free
Workshops: Arc and Gradebook in Canvas

 

Workshops: Arc and Gradebook in Canvas
Learn about the new Arc audio and video tool in Canvas on June 25; then at 10 a.m. on June 26 explore the new features in Gradebook, replacing the previous version.
When: June 25, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
Educational Garden Workdays

 

Educational Garden Workdays
Volunteer to garden around campus and get "paid" with the produce. You can also volunteer June 25 at 5 p.m. with the Candler Theology Education Garden and June 28 at 2 p.m. at the Eagle Row Educational Garden.
When: June 25, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Cox Garden at Cox Bridge
Admission: Free
 
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Webinar: Positioning Yourself for a New 2020
When: June 19, 12:30 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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Compassion Meditation
When: June 19, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Cannon Chapel, Room 106
Admission: Free
 
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Guided Meditation
When: June 20, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Cannon Chapel, Room 106
Admission: Free
 
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Summer Lecture Series: Gregory C. Ellison II on "Fearless Dialogues"
When: June 23, 9:45 a.m.
Where: Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church, Ward Fellowship Hall; also live-streamed on Facebook
Admission: Free
 
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Seminar: "Health Effects of Temperature and PM2.5 in the Medicare Population: A Big Data Approach"
When: June 25, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Room 3001
Admission: Free
 
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Zoom Chat: Full-Time MBA Admissions
When: June 25, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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Summer Lecture Series: Michelle Ledder on "From Monitoring to Ministry: Real Skills for Dismantling Racism Right Now"
When: June 30, 9:45 a.m.
Where: Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church, Ward Fellowship Hall; also live-streamed on Facebook
Admission: Free
 
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Emory Summer Farmers Markets
When: July 2, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Cox Bridge
Admission: Free
 
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