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COMMUNITY
Transit plan vote could propel light rail service to Clifton corridor
A proposal that would bring MARTA light rail service to Emory is among a broad package of projects slated for consideration this week when the Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority approves its first regional transit plan.

 

IMPACT
Emory soil analysis project leads to EPA site investigation
An Emory collaboration with members of Atlanta’s Westside community, to test urban soil for contaminants, reveals elevated levels of lead, prompting a site investigation by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

 

CREATIVITY
Emory launches new innovation space, The Hatchery; names director
Emory is launching The Hatchery, the university's newest space for student ideation and innovation. Shannon Clute has been named inaugural director of the center, which officially opens at Emory Point in January.

 

CAMPUS
Candler to welcome two new faculty for spring 2020 semester
The Candler School of Theology faculty will expand in January with the addition of Walter Earl Fluker and Kwok Pui Lan. Both have served Candler in other capacities during recent years.

IMPROVEMENT
Winship realigns research programs to increase impact
The National Cancer Institute has approved for Winship to realign programs funded by its NCI Cancer Center Support Grant. Changes will allow for more faculty collaboration and will include the creation of two new research programs focused on cancer immunology and cell/molecular biology.
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TAKE NOTE
 
Stop by the 'Black Cosmopolitan' exhibit about James Weldon Johnson before it closes Dec. 13
Stop by the 'Black Cosmopolitan' exhibit about James Weldon Johnson before it closes Dec. 13

Employee Fitbit subsidy ends Dec. 31; check to see if you're eligible to participate
Employee Fitbit subsidy ends Dec. 31; check to see if you're eligible to participate

Emory Transplant Center to open satellite clinic in Thomasville, GA
Emory Transplant Center to open satellite clinic in Thomasville, GA
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EMORY INSIDER
 
Emory Insider

 

Be ready for winter weather: Know the multiple ways to stay informed about possible closings and delays at Emory in the event of severe weather conditions. Here is a reminder of the university's inclement weather procedures and policies.
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In the News
 
4 oddly fascinating lessons to learn from chimpanzees and bonobos, our closest DNA relatives

 

4 oddly fascinating lessons to learn from chimpanzees and bonobos, our closest DNA relatives
Dec. 6 |  Frans de Waal |  Inc.

Why Peloton stock dropped more than 10% after 'sexist' ad backlash

 

Why Peloton stock dropped more than 10% after 'sexist' ad backlash
Dec. 5 |  Daniel McCarthy |  Forbes

A patient's guide to lupus

 

A patient's guide to lupus
Dec. 5 |  S. Sam Lim |  U.S. News and World Report
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Featured Events
 
Christmas with the Atlanta Master Chorale

 

Christmas with the Atlanta Master Chorale
Celebrate the holiday with songs and carols of the season. Performances take place at 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13, and Saturday, Dec. 14, and at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 15.
When: Dec. 13, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Tickets $35; Emory faculty, staff and students receive a discount
Santa's Favorite Chamber Music

 

Santa's Favorite Chamber Music
Bring the family to see Old St. Nick return to the Carlos to introduce some of his favorite classical works. He'll even have treats for good listeners.
When: Dec. 15, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Workshop: The New Canvas Gradebook
When: Dec. 11, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 314
Admission: Free
 
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Art Exhibit: "All Tied Up: Unraveling Love, Sex and Desire"
When: Dec. 12, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Emory Visual Arts Building
Admission: Free
 
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Mathematics Through Movement
When: Dec. 13, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Dance Studio
Admission: Free
 
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