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IMPACT
Former child soldier studies global development at Emory to give back
Garang Buk Buk Piol was once a child soldier in Sudan. Today, he is pursuing a master's degree in global development at Emory so he can return to foster social and economic progress in his home country.

 

CAMPUS
Kevin C. Karnes appointed vice provost for the arts
As Emory's vice provost for the arts, Kevin C. Karnes will work with faculty, students and staff to envision and realize a thriving arts culture on campus. A professor of music history, Karnes is chair of the music department.

 

COMMUNITY
DeKalb County and Emory to establish school-based health centers
DeKalb County School District and Emory will partner to develop six school-based health centers in county schools over a five-year span. The first two centers will open during the 2020-2021 school year.

 

MUSIC
Emory celebrates Beethoven with year-long event series
Free events throughout 2020 will mark the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven's birth. The Vega String Quartet performs the first concert in the series on Saturday, Jan. 18.

 

ART
New exhibit explores depictions of Indian gods and goddesses
What does it mean to see the divine in new ways? "Transcendent Deities of India: The Everyday Occurrence of the Divine" opens Jan. 18 at the Carlos Museum. More than 70 works from three artists explore the visual communion between humans and the divine.

ACTIVITIES
10 things to do for under $10
Begin the new year by participating in a variety of free or inexpensive activities across campus, including MLK Holiday observances, stimulating lectures and a chance to step out with a new walking group.
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EMORY INSIDER
 
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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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2019 IN REVIEW
 
As the new semester begins, take a look back at some of the year's top stories, then see if you agree with Emory experts' picks for 2019's best movies and TV shows.

 

INNOVATION
Improving the future through research
Emory's research funding in 2019 reinforces a record of successful innovation and seeks to unlock the mysteries of the human condition. Read how our research is making a difference worldwide, from bringing history to life through big data to understanding how HIV affects aging.

 

ACHIEVEMENT
10 of Emory's most-read stories of 2019
2019 brought a new student center to the Atlanta campus, record-setting grants to support work across disciplines and the highest number of first-year applicants in the university’s history. Take a look back at 10 of the most-read stories in the Emory News Center in 2019.

 

MOTIVATION
Compassion, creativity and courage: Inspiring stories from 2019
Emory's mission is to "create, preserve, teach and apply knowledge in the service of humanity." Throughout the year, the university community takes that mission to heart. Meet just a few of the people who inspired us through their service and scholarship in 2019.

 

CINEMA
Movies worth watching from 2019
Faculty from Emory's Department of Film and Media Studies have compiled their list of best films from 2019, just in time for awards season. See their favorites, including "Booksmart."

 

ENTERTAINMENT
2019's best television shows, ranked by Emory film experts
2019 was full of stellar choices in television shows. If you’re searching for something new to watch, check out these top picks from Emory’s Department of Film and Media Studies.
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In the News
 
Flooded Grady floors to be gutted, closed through October

 

Flooded Grady floors to be gutted, closed through October
Jan. 13 |  Emory Healthcare |  Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Former Vice President Joe Biden nets overwhelming black voter support in new poll

 

Former Vice President Joe Biden nets overwhelming black voter support in new poll
Jan. 11 |  Andra Gillespie |  ABC News

Could raising the minimum wage prevent thousands of suicides?

 

Could raising the minimum wage prevent thousands of suicides?
Jan. 10 |  John Kaufman |  CBS News
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Featured Events
 
Consumer Drug Take-back Event

 

Consumer Drug Take-back Event
Start the New Year with a clean medicine cabinet. Dispose of expired and unneeded medications conveniently, safely and responsibly by bringing them to Emory’s take-back event.
When: Jan. 16, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Emory University Hospital Tower, Second Floor Near Pedestrian Bridge
Admission: Free
Live Painting with Artist Abhishek Singh

 

Live Painting with Artist Abhishek Singh
Watch the artist at work as he creates a painting that will join his other pieces in the new "Transcendent Deities" exhibit at the Carlos.
When: Jan. 17, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Emory Student Center Commons
Admission: Free
MLK Holiday Observance Keynote Presentation

 

MLK Holiday Observance Keynote Presentation
Hear Nikole Hannah-Jones, award-winning journalist and creator of the landmark 1619 Project, deliver the keynote address for Emory’s King Week observances.
When: Jan. 21, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room
Admission: Free
 
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Lecture: "What's Next?: Canon Law and Lay Involvement in Church Governance"
When: Jan. 15, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Candler School of Theology, Room 252
Admission: Free
 
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Workshop: What's New In Canvas for 2020
When: Jan. 16, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration needed
 
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Workshop: MLK Week Button Making
When: Jan. 16, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Level 1 (near Peet's)
Admission: Free
 
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Workshop: Zotero Introduction
When: Jan. 16, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 312
Admission: Free; registration needed
 
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Artful Stories: Ganesha, The Elephant-Faced God
When: Jan. 18, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Special Exhibition Galleries
Admission: Free
 
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Beethoven 2020: Lecture with Stephen Crist
When: Jan. 18, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Beethoven 2020: String Quartet Cycle I Concert
When: Jan. 18, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Recital: Songs of Struggle and Hope
When: Jan. 19, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
 
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