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September 2019
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This edition of Emory Update comes at an exciting time for the university, as we welcome students and faculty back to campus for the start of the new academic year. I’m delighted to introduce you to Emory’s Class of 2023, and I look forward to all they will accomplish at Emory and in the world.

These engaged, diverse new students join a campus community dedicated to discovery, creativity and innovation. Last month, Emory marked the fifth anniversary of treating the first Ebola patients in the U.S. by reaffirming our commitment to fighting global infectious diseases. Later this month, we will hear from one of our most distinguished professors, President Jimmy Carter, as he shares his wit and wisdom with first-year students at his 38th annual town hall, a beloved Emory tradition.

Thank you for taking the time to learn about Emory’s impact, and as always, I welcome your feedback.


Claire E. Sterk
Emory University President
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ON CAMPUS
 
IMPACT
Meet Emory's Class of 2023
Selected from a record-setting applicant pool, the Class of 2023 comes to Emory representing some of the world's most promising young scholars. International students total 18 percent of the first-year class for Emory College, incoming students speak 54 unique languages, and 11 percent are the first in their families to attend college.

 

HONORS
Emory ranked among top national universities by U.S. News
Emory University has been ranked 21st among the nation's top universities in the new 2020 Best Colleges guidebook from U.S. News & World Report.

 

ACHIEVEMENT
Extraordinary students make up new class of Emory Scholars
The newest cohort of Emory Scholars, recipients of the university's top merit scholarships, highlight the outstanding achievements and exceptional promise of the Class of 2023.

COMMUNITY
8 cool facts about the new Emory Student Center
The new Emory Student Center is designed to foster community and further sustainability. From diverse dining options to geothermal wells for heating and cooling, check out all of the amenities and innovations in this new campus hub.
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DID YOU KNOW?
 
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U.S. President Jimmy Carter serves as University Distinguished Professor at Emory. Each fall, he holds a town hall to take questions from students. You can join the 38th annual Carter Town Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 8 p.m. via Facebook Live on the Emory University Facebook page.
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HEALTH & RESEARCH
 
MILESTONE
Five years later, Ebola patients return to Emory
As an Ebola epidemic continues in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the first Ebola patients treated in the U.S. returned to Emory to mark the fifth anniversary of their care here. Find out what they are doing now and how what Emory learned then is changing how we prepare and care for global infectious diseases.

 

INSIGHT
Emory and Grady study injuries from Atlanta car accidents
Driver behavior — from speeding to texting and other distractions — causes most auto accidents. Emory and Grady researchers are studying accident victims in the Atlanta area to help reduce the risk.

 

DISCOVERY
Chemists teach old drug new tricks to target deadly staph bacteria
Emory chemist Bill Wuest leads a team of students fighting drug-resistant bacteria. Their most recent research helped verify how bithionol can weaken the cell membranes of deadly staph bacteria.
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IN THE COMMUNITY
 
COLLABORATION
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.

 

PERSPECTIVE
Ambassador Andrew Young on what he and MLK Jr. would be doing today
As we marked the 56th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, Emory President Claire E. Sterk talked with civil rights icon Andrew Young about what he and King would be doing if King were still here today. Watch "Conversations with Claire."

 

PARTNERSHIP
Local high school students gain workforce experience at Emory
Emory University and Emory Healthcare are partnering with Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School for its Corporate Work Study Program, in which students of limited economic means work entry-level jobs to gain experience and help pay educational costs.
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EMORY IN THE NEWS
 
Emory program gives young adults with autism taste of independence

 

Emory program gives young adults with autism taste of independence
Aug. 7 |  Catherine Rice  |  FOX 5 Atlanta

The history of man vs. mosquito

 

The history of man vs. mosquito
Aug. 7 |  Gonzalo Vazquez-Prokopec |  CBS News

The battle against Ebola is far from over

 

The battle against Ebola is far from over
Aug. 2 |  Claire E. Sterk |  CNN
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Featured Events
 
Atlanta Jewish Film Festival on Campus

 

Atlanta Jewish Film Festival on Campus
See five of the best films screened at the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival over the past few years, including "Go For Zucker," "Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George's Creators," "Bethlehem," "Olympic Pride, American Prejudice" and "My First Wedding."
When: Sept. 15, 2019 - Sept. 17, 2019
Where: White Hall, Room 208, 301 Dowman Drive
Admission: $15 general admission; $5 Emory faculty/staff; free for Emory students
Provost Lecture Series: Meshell Ndegeocello

 

Provost Lecture Series: Meshell Ndegeocello
Emory hosts a discussion with singer-songwriter Meshell Ndegeocello, who eschews genre for originality. While music may be featured, this is not a concert.
When: Oct. 3, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, 1700 North Decatur Road
Admission: Free; registration required
Winship "Win the Fight" 5K Run/Walk

 

Winship "Win the Fight" 5K Run/Walk
Join this family-friendly run/walk to raise critical funds for cancer research, treatment and care at Emory's Winship Cancer Institute.
When: Oct. 5, 8:30 a.m.
Where: Emory Quadrangle, 201 Dowman Drive
Admission: Registration fees vary
 
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Conversation with Marie and Catherine Heaney to Celebrate the U.S. Launch of "100 Poems by Seamus Heaney"
When: Sept. 12, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, 540 Asbury Circle
Admission: Free; registration encouraged
 
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Concert: Kronos Quartet with Mahsa Vahdat
When: Sept. 14, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, 1700 North Decatur Road
Admission: $65
 
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Concert: "Around the World in 60 Minutes" with Elena Cholakova, piano, and Anyango Yarbo-Davenport, violin
When: Sept. 21, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, 1700 North Decatur Road
Admission: Free
 
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Book tour: Rick Riordan and "The Trials of Apollo"
When: Sept. 24, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Glenn Memorial Auditorium, 1652 North Decatur Road
Admission: $22.86 including pre-signed book; $5 for accompanying parent/guardian
 
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