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June 2019
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Welcome to Emory Update, a new monthly communication that highlights Emory's impact in academics, health care, research, community service and more. I hope you find it inspiring and engage with us in whatever ways you find meaningful.

Emory's passion is rooted in an academic experience where students discover a culture of open and civil discourse, work closely with academic experts, and connect with a set of peers as diverse as the world around them. At the heart of our mission is a distinct purpose: to think beyond oneself.

And, as I hope you will see, Emory is also about resolve. We are wired for curiosity and committed to forging strong partnerships across metro Atlanta and well beyond. Thank you for making the time to learn more about our work.

Claire E. Sterk
Emory University President
Measuring Emory's impact
In the classroom, in the lab, at a patient's bedside, or helping a remote community half a world away, Emory is about impact. Through a dynamic digital interface, learn more about Emory's impact in academics, research, health care, the economy, Atlanta, the surrounding region and the world.


'Conversations with Claire' video series debuts with President Jimmy Carter
The inaugural episode of Emory President Claire E. Sterk's new video series features President Jimmy Carter, who has been granted tenure after serving as Emory University Distinguished Professor for almost 40 years.


Emory receives historic $180 million grant to prevent child mortality in developing countries
The Child Health and Mortality Prevention Surveillance network, a global health network headquartered in the Emory Global Health Institute, has been awarded the university's largest-ever single research grant.


Civil War plant medicines blast drug-resistant bacteria
Studying a guide to plant remedies commissioned during the Civil War, Emory researcher Cassandra Quave finds that three plants have antimicrobial activity against dangerous species of drug-resistant bacteria associated with wound infections.


'Your Fantastic Mind' TV series explores brain health
This spring, Emory partnered with Georgia Public Broadcasting on "Your Fantastic Mind," a TV series featuring the compelling stories of patients like Ja'lisa Thomas who have been helped by Emory's Brain Health Center. Watch episodes and learn more about the Emory doctors and researchers.
Emory's Start:ME program helps small businesses in local communities
Led by Emory's Goizueta Business School, the Start:ME business accelerator program provides support and grants to entrepreneurs in Clarkston, East Lake and Southside Atlanta.


Bringing art and inspiration to Atlanta students
Emory takes a groundbreaking African American art exhibit out of the library and into a busy Atlanta public school, inspiring students to embrace their own creativity.
Celebrating Emory's Class of 2019
The Class of 2019 was celebrated Monday, May 13, at a ceremony marking Emory's 174th Commencement, featuring a keynote address by U.S. civil rights icon and global humanitarian Andrew Young. Learn about outstanding graduates and honorary degree recipients.


Young calls on graduates to embrace uncertainty and keep learning
In an address drawn from his own experiences in activism, politics and international diplomacy, civil rights leader and former U.S. Ambassador Andrew Young reminded the Class of 2019 that life's challenges "are not stumbling blocks -- those are stepping stones."


Lewis encourages Oxford graduates to 'roll up your sleeves'
Giving the Commencement address at Emory's Oxford College, civil rights leader and U.S. Rep. John Lewis called on students to "be bold, be courageous, and continue to build a world, to build a beloved community, where no one is left out or left behind."
Emory In The News
Tayari Jones wins Women's Prize for 'An American Marriage'


Tayari Jones wins Women's Prize for 'An American Marriage'
June 5 |  Tayari Jones |  Associated Press

High cholesterol linked to Alzheimer's disease


High cholesterol linked to Alzheimer's disease
May 28 |  Thomas Wingo |  Newsweek

 Ebola survivors are protected from infection years after illness


Ebola survivors are protected from infection years after illness
May 17 |  Rafi Ahmed  |  Nature
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Emory’s WaterHub is capable of recycling up to 400,000 gallons of water each day, nearly 40 percent of Emory’s total campus water needs. Learn more about the WaterHub.
Featured Events
Summer Lecture Series: "Lift Every Voice: Racial Healing and Justice"


Summer Lecture Series: "Lift Every Voice: Racial Healing and Justice"
Professors from Emory's Candler School of Theology speak for Glenn Memorial's summer lecture series, "Lift Every Voice: Racial Healing and Justice."
When: Every Sunday through Aug. 18, 2019,  9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Where: Glenn Memorial Church, Ward Fellowship Hall
Emory Farmers Market


Emory Farmers Market
Every other Tuesday through Aug. 27, shop for fresh, local produce and enjoy healthy snacks and lunch options at Emory's campus farmers market.
When: July 2,  11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Where: Emory campus, Cox Hall Bridge
"Framing Shadows: Portraits of Nannies from the Robert Langmuir African American Photograph Collection"


"Framing Shadows: Portraits of Nannies from the Robert Langmuir African American Photograph Collection"
Curated by Emory professor Kimberly Wallace-Sanders, this exhibit encourages visitors to look beyond stereotypes and consider the lives of women, girls and sometimes men who spent years raising the children of white families.
When:  Through Jan. 5
Where: Woodruff Library
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