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Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019
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COMMUNITY
Emory authors shine at the Decatur Book Festival
Tens of thousands of book lovers will flock to Decatur over Labor Day weekend for the 2019 AJC Decatur Book Festival, presented by Emory. The festival includes more than 20 Emory faculty participating in sessions, plus book signings by faculty and alumni authors. Check out our schedule to plan your visit.

 

RANKINGS
Princeton Review survey ranks Emory in top 25 for 15 categories
Based on student surveys, the Princeton Review's "The Best 385 Colleges" guide ranks Emory in the top 25 for a diverse range of categories covering overall satisfaction, life on campus, academics, resources and impact.

CAMPUS
Emory ready to welcome the Class of 2023
The 1,856 students in the Class of 2023 arrive at Emory this week from all around the world, and will be met by hundreds of staff and students dedicated to helping them feel at home.

 

HONORS
AAMC selects Rafi Ahmed for distinguished research award
The Association of American Medical Colleges has honored Rafi Ahmed, director of the Emory Vaccine Center, with the 2019 Award for Distinguished Research in the Biomedical Sciences.

 

SCIENCE
Skeletal shapes are the key to recognizing objects
A new study from Emory psychologists finds that while the outer shape of an object is important for rapid recognition, the object's inner "skeleton" may play an even more important role.

IMPACT
Migrant farm workers get free health screenings from Emory nursing students
For two weeks each summer, a program led by Emory's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing provides vital health care to migrant farm workers and their children in southwest Georgia.
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Take Note
 
Nominate Emory staff members for 2019 Award of Distinction; deadline is Aug. 29
Nominate Emory staff members for 2019 Award of Distinction; deadline is Aug. 29

User response prompts WHSC Library to extend operating hours starting fall semester
User response prompts WHSC Library to extend operating hours starting fall semester

Plan to complete the 2019 health care incentives by Nov. 15 and earn money for your insurance
Plan to complete the 2019 health care incentives by Nov. 15 and earn money for your insurance
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Emory Insider
 
Emory Insider

 

Charge your electric car:  Don't worry about running out of juice. Level II electric vehicle charging stations powered by ChargePoint are located in the Clairmont Tower and Peavine II parking decks on the Atlanta campus and in the Fleming parking lot on the Oxford campus. You can pay by credit card or ChargePoint pre-paid card.
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In the News
 
Could the world see a resurgence of polio? Experts fear a cautionary tale in measles

 

Could the world see a resurgence of polio? Experts fear a cautionary tale in measles
Aug. 19 |  Walter Orenstein |  STAT

Did Russian interference change votes in 2016?

 

Did Russian interference change votes in 2016?
Aug. 15 |  Alan Abramowitz  |  Psychology Today

Sleep trackers may help or hurt your sleep

 

Sleep trackers may help or hurt your sleep
Aug. 12 |  Sharon Bergquist |  FOX 5 Atlanta
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Featured Events
 
 Guided Meditation

 

Guided Meditation
All are welcome to come to guided meditation with the Emory Buddhist Club to learn about meditation and Buddhism.
When: Aug. 22, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Cannon Chapel, Room 106
Admission: Free
Canvas Walk-in Help

 

Canvas Walk-in Help
Get your specific questions answered about the Canvas learning system on a walk-in basis. Another session is offered Wednesday. Aug. 28.
When: Aug. 27, 9:00 a.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 312
Admission: Free
 
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Depot Educational Garden Workday
When: Aug. 21, 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. 21, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Clairmont Campus
Admission: Free
 
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Workshop: Canvas 101
When: Aug. 21, 3:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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Department of Medicine Honors and Awards Celebration
When: Aug. 21, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Cox Hall, Ballroom
Admission: Free
 
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43rd Annual J.D. Martin Professorship: Leigh A. Neumayer on "So You Want to be a Leader: Lessons Learned From a Path Less Traveled"
When: Aug. 22, 7:00 a.m.
Where: Emory University Hospital, Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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Candler Theology Educational Garden Workday
When: Aug. 22, 9:00 a.m.
Where: Candler School of Theology, Dickey Drive
Admission: Free
 
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Cox Educational Garden Workday
When: Aug. 22, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Cox Bridge
Admission: Free
 
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Clinical Ethics Seminar: Anne-Elisabeth Courrier on "Health Data Protection in the World Digital Age: Privacy at Risk"
When: Aug. 22, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Center for Ethics
Admission: Free
 
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The Fixie Free Bike Repair and Maintenance
When: Aug. 22, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Parking deck underneath First-Year Quad, Eagle Row
Admission: Free
 
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Eagle Row Educational Garden Workday
When: Aug. 23, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Eagle Row Garden, beside the tennis courts
Admission: Free
 
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Med School Garden Workday
When: Aug. 25, 11:00 a.m.
Where: School of Medicine
Admission: Free
 
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Emory Farmers Market
When: Aug. 27, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Cox Bridge
Admission: Free
 
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