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October 2019
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If this edition of Emory Update has a theme, it has to be "groundbreaking." From groundbreaking faculty research to literally breaking ground to build two new health care facilities, Emory continues to strive to improve lives here in Atlanta and around the world.

I'm thrilled to introduce you to Max Cooper, an Emory professor whose discovery forever changed our understanding of the human immune system. I'm also excited to share Emory professor and President Jimmy Carter’s recent campus town hall, profiles of our "40 Under Forty" outstanding young alumni and highlights of innovative research on topics ranging from Alzheimer’s disease to political polarization.

Thank you for supporting Emory as we work together to serve our communities.


Claire E. Sterk
Emory University President
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IMPACT & INNOVATION
 
BREAKTHROUGH
How immunologist Max Cooper may have saved your life
A half-century ago, Emory immunologist Max Cooper made a discovery that forever changed our understanding of the human immune system. He recently received the Lasker Award, America's most prestigious biomedical honor, for his work that helped save countless lives.

 

RESEARCH
Emory to lead international drug discovery center for Alzheimer's
A team of researchers from around the world, led by Emory, will help accelerate the development of promising new therapies to treat or prevent Alzheimer's disease.

 

SOCIETY
Can 'intellectual humility' help temper political and religious polarization?
With support from a Templeton Foundation grant, Emory psychologist Scott O. Lilienfeld will study whether the ability to recognize that you might be wrong can be a buffer against extremism.

 

HEALTH CARE
Bitter, salty, sour, sweet: After cancer, he can taste them all
Cancer threatened to rob chef Scott Adair of his sense of taste and his livelihood, but he's back in the kitchen after treatment through Emory's program for head and neck cancers.
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DID YOU KNOW?
 
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Emory's partnerships with Atlanta-based institutions such as the CDC, Task Force for Global Health, The Carter Center and CARE produce boundary-defying work that strives to improve conditions locally and in countries around the world. Learn more about Emory's community collaborations.
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IN THE COMMUNITY
 
IMPACT
40 Under Forty: Outstanding Emory alumni
They are doctors, authors, journalists and lawyers; leaders in business, education, faith and community service. Meet this year's class of 40 Under Forty, selected from hundreds of nominees, representing the very best in achievement and impact across the diverse community of Emory alumni.

 

COLLABORATION
Emory Healthcare and Atlanta Falcons break ground on new orthopaedics clinic
The Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center at Flowery Branch will provide a new location for patients, while also serving Falcons who may need diagnostic imaging or to be seen by a sports medicine expert.

 

COMMITMENT
Musculoskeletal Institute marks step forward for health innovation district
As the newest addition to Emory's Executive Park health innovation district, the Musculoskeletal Institute will be a patient and family-centered facility providing orthopaedics and spine care, physical therapy, imaging, ambulatory surgery and more.

 

INSPIRATION
Emory leads effort to honor M. Agnes Jones Elementary School namesake
Emory's Graduation Generation program led the creation of a mural and curriculum honoring Mary Agnes Boswell Jones, the first African American superintendent in the Atlanta Public School System, at the Atlanta elementary school bearing her name.
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ON CAMPUS
 
INSIGHT
President Carter on peace, politics and peanut butter
At the 38th annual Carter Town Hall, President Jimmy Carter offered first-year students lessons in life and leadership gleaned from a lifetime of public service, plus answered questions ranging from his favorite books to his opinion of almond butter.

 

FACULTY
Emory hires three Latinx studies scholars to strengthen interdisciplinary scholarship
Emory has hired three eminent scholars in Latinx studies, highlighting the university's commitment to the study of race and ethnicity across the humanities and social sciences.

 

STUDENTS
Emory ranks #1 in Teach For America recruits
Emory University has been ranked the top university of its size contributing the greatest number of graduating seniors to the 2019 Teach For America corps.
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Featured Events
 
Claudia Rankine: "Modes of Disruption: Literary and Visual Interventions"

 

Claudia Rankine: "Modes of Disruption: Literary and Visual Interventions"
Acclaimed poet and essayist Claudia Rankine visits Emory for three events for the Richard Ellmann Lectures in Modern Literature.
When: Nov. 7, 2019 - Nov. 9, 2019
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, 1700 North Decatur Road
Admission: Free; tickets required
Exhibit: "Minor White, Unburdened: Photography from the Collection of Lindsay W. Marshall"

 

Exhibit: "Minor White, Unburdened: Photography from the Collection of Lindsay W. Marshall"
View Minor White's photography of the natural world alongside a selection of his contemporaries and friends such as Ansel Adams, Edward Weston and Rose Mandel.
When:  Through Dec. 15, 2019
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, 571 South Kilgo Circle
Admission: $8 adults; $6 seniors, students and children; free for Emory faculty, staff, students and children under 5
 
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Reading: Tiphanie Yanique, prose writer and poet
When: Oct. 23, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room, 540 Asbury Circle
Admission: Free
 
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Emory University Symphony Orchestra
When: Oct. 24, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, 1700 North Decatur Road
Admission: Free
 
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Emory Concert Choir and University Chorus
When: Oct. 26, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, 1700 North Decatur Road
Admission: Free; tickets required
 
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Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato: "In War and Peace: Harmony Through Music"
When: Nov. 3, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, 1700 North Decatur Road
Admission: $90; discount categories apply
 
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Rothschild Lecture: Lillian Faderman on "Harvey Milk through a Jewish Lens"
When: Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Oxford Road Building, Presentation Room, 1390 Oxford Road
Admission: Free
 
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