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Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019
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COMMUNITY
Emory responds to recent shootings with resources for support and safety
As the Emory community joins in mourning the victims of recent mass shootings, President Claire E. Sterk pledges the university will remain committed to embracing diversity and will continue to speak out against violence and hatred. Learn about support resources and safety steps if there is an emergency on campus.

 

LITERATURE
Emory to host Decatur Book Festival's opening discussion of Latinx and immigration issues
Emory will again be a presenting sponsor of the Decatur Book Festival over Labor Day weekend. Tickets for the opening keynote panel presentation, which takes place at Emory, will be available Tuesday, Aug. 13, at noon.

 

RESEARCH
Protection from mosquitoes key to avoid West Nile virus
August to September is the peak of West Nile virus season. Emory professor Gonzalo Vazquez-Prokopec's lab studies the urban ecology of metro Atlanta and the Culex mosquito, a vector for WNV and other human pathogens.

MILESTONE
Five years later, Ebola patients return to Emory
Aug. 2, 2019, marked the fifth anniversary of Dr. Kent Brantly arriving at Emory as the first patient to be treated for Ebola virus disease in the U.S. He and fellow survivor Nancy Writebol joined Emory in a day of commemoration with their health care team and other staff. It was also a time for Emory to reaffirm its commitment to treating infectious diseases worldwide, as an Ebola epidemic continues in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

 

PROGRESS
Because they got better
The four patients successfully treated for Ebola at Emory in 2014 have returned to health and continue to help others. Find out what they are doing now.

 

CONNECTIONS
Klamath Henry brings new focus to Native American art
Klamath Henry, who graduated from Emory College in May, spent her summer increasing awareness of the Native North American gallery at the Michael C. Carlos Museum, including creating a new SmARTy Pack activity for young visitors.

INTERNATIONAL
Students investigate political economic realities in Spain
Sociology students from Oxford College spent 10 days in Spain exploring global political economy and sustainability. Students engaged with Spanish urban farmers, political organizers, scholars, civil engineers and more.
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Take Note
 
Eagle Row pedestrian bridge closed Saturday, Aug. 10 and Sunday, Aug. 11 for repairs
Eagle Row pedestrian bridge closed Saturday, Aug. 10 and Sunday, Aug. 11 for repairs

Sign up for Winship Win the Fight 5K; run/walk to raise money for cancer fight is Oct. 5
Sign up for Winship Win the Fight 5K; run/walk to raise money for cancer fight is Oct. 5

Pool closed at Woodruff PE Center for maintenance until Aug. 24; SAAC access available to members
Pool closed at Woodruff PE Center for maintenance until Aug. 24; SAAC access available to members

New exhibit 'Elixirs & Extracts' celebrates the works of Emory's health sciences writers
New exhibit 'Elixirs & Extracts' celebrates the works of Emory's health sciences writers

Emory Global Health Institute announces new council to engage Atlanta community
Emory Global Health Institute announces new council to engage Atlanta community
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Need help with work-life responsibilities? The Emory Employee-Student Job Network aids faculty and staff looking to hire Emory students on a part-time basis for tasks such as babysitting, pet care, house sitting, lawn care, etc. You'll need your NetID and password to post a job.
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In the News: Emory and Ebola
 
The battle against Ebola is far from over

 

The battle against Ebola is far from over
Aug. 2 |  President Claire E. Sterk |  CNN

Former Ebola patient calls attention to current outbreak

 

Former Ebola patient calls attention to current outbreak
Aug. 2 |  Emory University Hospital |  Associated Press

 Five years later, Emory unit remains prepared for Ebola patients

 

Five years later, Emory unit remains prepared for Ebola patients
Aug. 2 |  Sharon Vanairsdale and Aneesh Mehta |  Atlanta Journal-Constitution

First Ebola patient brought to US reunites with Emory 5 years after successful treatment

 

First Ebola patient brought to US reunites with Emory 5 years after successful treatment
Aug. 2 |  Emory University Hospital |  WXIA 11 Alive News

 Emory takes research lead on Ebola's effects on eyes

 

Emory takes research lead on Ebola's effects on eyes
Aug. 2 |  Steven Yeh and Jessica Shantha |  Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Featured Events
 
Webinar: "Making the Grade: Helping Your Child Achieve in School"

 

Webinar: "Making the Grade: Helping Your Child Achieve in School"
Learn how to make your family life education-friendly and gather tips to be an effective advocate for your child in school.
When: Aug. 7, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 WaterHub Tour

 

WaterHub Tour
Take the opportunity to tour Emory's award-winning water reclamation facility on the last scheduled tour this month.
When: Aug. 9, 10:00 a.m.
Where: WaterHub, Peavine Creek Drive
Admission: Free
Emory Farmers Market

 

Emory Farmers Market
Enjoy the delicious, convenient and sustainable food options offered by local Georgia farmers and small business owners.
When: Aug. 13, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Cox Bridge
Admission: Free
 
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Workshop: Copying Courses In Canvas
When: Aug. 7, 9:00 a.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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Depot Educational Garden Workday
When: Aug. 7, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Depot Educational Garden, located beside Kaldi's at the Depot
Admission: Free
 
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Clairmont Educational Garden Workday
When: Aug. 7, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Clairmont Campus
Admission: Free
 
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Surgical Grand Rounds: "Trust Me, I'm a Doctor"
When: Aug. 8, 7:00 a.m.
Where: Emory University Hospital, Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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Evening MBA Information Breakfast
When: Aug. 8, 7:45 a.m.
Where: Goizueta Business School
Admission: Free
 
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Candler Theology Educational Garden Workday
When: Aug. 8, 9:00 a.m.
Where: Candler School of Theology, Dickey Drive
Admission: Free
 
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Cox Educational Garden Workday
When: Aug. 8, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Cox Bridge
Admission: Free
 
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The Fixie Free Bike Repair and Maintenance
When: Aug. 8, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Parking deck underneath First-Year Quad, Eagle Row
Admission: Free
 
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Guided Meditation at Emory
When: Aug. 8, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Cannon Chapel, Room 106
Admission: Free
 
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Eagle Row Educational Garden Workday
When: Aug. 9, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Eagle Row Garden, beside the tennis courts
Admission: Free
 
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Workshop: Canvas 101
When: Aug. 13, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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Candler Theology Educational Garden Workday
When: Aug. 13, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Candler Theology Garden, Dickey Drive
Admission: Free
 
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Workshop: Copying Courses In Canvas
When: Aug. 14, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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Summer Lecture Series: Alison Greene on "Histories of Race and Southern Churches in the 20th Century"
When: Aug. 18, 9:45 a.m.
Where: Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church, Ward Fellowship Hall; also live-streamed on Facebook
 
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