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Tuesday, July 20, 2021
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ACCOMPLISHMENT
Emory alum becomes first D-III swimmer to compete for Team USA in the Olympics
Andrew Wilson is the first NCAA Division III swimmer to represent Team USA, competing in the Tokyo Olympics in the 100- and 200-meter breaststroke. Learn more about his athletic and academic achievements at Emory and see when you can watch him compete.

 

IMPACT
Emory named largest metro Atlanta employer for third consecutive year
The Atlanta Business Chronicle has recognized Emory University as the largest employer in metro Atlanta for the third consecutive year.

 

STUDENTS
Emory team makes finals in Amazon’s Alexa Prize for artificial intelligence
A team of six Emory students has reached the final round for Amazon’s Alexa Prize Socialbot Grand Challenge, a global competition among universities to create a chatbot that advances the field of artificial intelligence.

 

WELLNESS
Breast cancer screening: a powerful tool for detection
A mammogram involves no out-of-pocket cost through Emory medical plans and is an important tool that helps with breast cancer detection. Talk with your provider about scheduling an exam.

CAMPUS
Emory will build housing for 1,000 graduate, professional students
The Graduate and Professional Student Housing Initiative will increase the supply of competitively priced apartments located within a 15-minute walk or less to all graduate programs.
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PHOTO GALLERY
 
Saying 'thank you' to Emory's essential staff
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As Emory prepares for a full return to campus in the fall, the university hosted two events Monday to thank essential staff for their commitment and dedication during the COVID-19 pandemic. View photos from the celebrations.
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RESEARCH & SCIENCE NEWS
 

 

FOREFRONT
Emory Healthcare performs 1,000th heart transplant
A 50-year-old man from Douglasville, Georgia, recently became the 1,000th heart transplant patient at Emory University Hospital, making Emory Healthcare the first health care system in Georgia to reach this milestone.

 

DISCOVERY
Research roundup: Recent grants and publications for Emory faculty and staff
Research is an integral part of Emory, from the sciences to the humanities. Read a sample of recent grant awards across campus along with newly published research findings.

 

STUDY
Mapping dengue hot spots pinpoints risks for Zika and chikungunya
Data from nine cities in Mexico confirms that identifying dengue fever “hot spots” can provide a predictive map for future outbreaks of Zika and chikungunya. All three of these viral diseases are spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito.
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TAKE NOTE
 
Part of Fishburne Drive closed for work through July 28
Part of Fishburne Drive closed for work through July 28

Attend an online info session about the Diabetes Prevention Program on Thursday or Friday
Attend an online info session about the Diabetes Prevention Program on Thursday or Friday

Get information about parking permits for fall semester
Get information about parking permits for fall semester

Apply for a grant to support work promoting sustainability and social justice on campus
Apply for a grant to support work promoting sustainability and social justice on campus
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COVID-19 CAMPUS UPDATE
 
Emory Insider

 

Operating status: Based on current public health and community indicators, Emory moved to green operating status on July 1. Restrictions on gathering size, density and duration have been lifted, but gatherings should still adhere to current Emory health and safety protocols. Masks are still required in all indoor public and common spaces on campus and in Emory facilities, regardless of vaccination status. Learn more at Emory Forward.
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EMORY IN THE NEWS
 
How prepared are you for a disaster?

 

How prepared are you for a disaster?
July 20 |  Jennifer Adamski |  Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Coca-Cola is changing the flavor of a soda. Again.

 

Coca-Cola is changing the flavor of a soda. Again.
July 14 |  Doug Bowman |  New York Times

Experimental brain implant lets man with paralysis turn his thoughts into words

 

Experimental brain implant lets man with paralysis turn his thoughts into words
July 14 |  Chethan Pandarinath |  National Public Radio
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FEATURED EVENTS
 
Book Club Discussion: "Why Are Health Disparities Everyone's Problem?"

 

Book Club Discussion: "Why Are Health Disparities Everyone's Problem?"
Alumna Lisa Cooper has become a global expert in understanding health disparities. She will discuss her latest book during this virtual Emory Alumni event.
When: July 22, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
Webinar: "Strategies for the Sandwich Generation"

 

Webinar: "Strategies for the Sandwich Generation"
The “Sandwich Generation” has the unique role of caring for children and parents at the same time. Join us as we dive into helpful strategies on how to care for them and yourself.
When: July 27, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
Webinar: "Parents Preparing for Back to School"

 

Webinar: "Parents Preparing for Back to School"
As the new school year approaches, make the most of learning moments with your child at home and learn strategies to encourage social development when they return to the classroom.
When: Aug. 5, 3:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
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