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January 2020
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With the new year and new semester underway, I'm excited to share with you this issue of Emory Update, showcasing the university's top news and most inspiring stories.

Every day, our faculty, staff and students strive to make a difference here and around the world -- from a drug discovery that has helped thousands of people with HIV live longer, healthier lives to a former child soldier's quest to earn a master's degree at Emory so he can return to help others in his home country.
 
Thank you for taking the time to learn about Emory and for your support as we work together to serve our communities.

Claire E. Sterk
Emory University President
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IMPACT & INNOVATION
 
RESEARCH
Making the future
Hundreds of faculty and student researchers at Emory are focused on solving the critical problems of our time and collaborating with peers around the globe to tease out the next potential blockbuster innovation.

 

BREAKTHROUGH
Emory mathematician ignites acclaim for one of year's top discoveries
Discover Magazine names Emory mathematician Hao Huang's proof of the sensitivity conjecture one of the "Top 50 Science Stories That Matter" for 2019 and Popular Mechanics calls it one of "The 10 Biggest Math Breakthroughs" of the year.

 

DISCOVERY
Dogs process numerical quantities in similar brain region as humans
Dogs spontaneously process basic numerical quantities, using a distinct part of their brains that corresponds closely to number-responsive neural regions in humans, finds a study by Gregory Berns, Emory professor of psychology.

INSIGHT
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.
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IN THE COMMUNITY
 

 

EMPOWERMENT
50 diverse Atlanta small businesses selected for support through Emory’s Start:ME program
Start:ME, led by Goizueta Business School, offers free training for small business owners in East Lake, Clarkston and Southside Atlanta. Businesses in the 2020 cohort represent a broad spectrum from baking to fitness to farming and beyond.

 

COLLABORATION
DeKalb County Schools, Emory to establish school-based health centers
Healthy students are more likely to come to school, remain engaged and excel academically. Six new school-based health centers developed by Emory and the DeKalb County School District will help improve students’ overall health and well-being.

 

INSPIRATION
Emory to host new cutting-edge science exhibition venue
In partnership with Science Gallery International, Emory will create and curate an immersive exhibition space in Atlanta designed to inspire young adults in the sciences and arts.

 

HEALTH CARE
St. Francis Hospital joins new joint venture by Emory Healthcare and LifePoint Health
Emory Healthcare and LifePoint Health’s new joint venture will enhance access to and delivery of high-quality, cost-effective care for residents in Columbus, Georgia, and surrounding communities.
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ON CAMPUS
 

 

ACHIEVEMENT
A strong start: Emory welcomes first students in Class of 2024
On Dec. 11, 730 students were admitted to Emory College, Oxford College or both. These outstanding Early Decision I applicants join 29 students who matched to Emory through QuestBridge, which links talented low-income scholars with leading universities, to start the Class of 2024.

 

OUTREACH
New arts leader aims to create thriving arts culture at Emory and beyond
As vice provost for the arts, Kevin C. Karnes will work with faculty, students and staff to bolster Emory’s focus on the arts and grow the university’s engagement in Atlanta and beyond.
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LOOKING BACK
 
Revisit 10 of Emory's most-read stories of 2019
Revisit 10 of Emory's most-read stories of 2019

Need motivation for the new year? Check out these inspiring stories
Need motivation for the new year? Check out these inspiring stories

See if you agree with Emory experts' picks for the best films of 2019
See if you agree with Emory experts' picks for the best films of 2019

Looking for something to watch? Our top TV shows of the last year
Looking for something to watch? Our top TV shows of the last year
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Featured Events
 
Film Series: "African Americans in American Film"

 

Film Series: "African Americans in American Film"
Emory Cinemetheque showcases African Americans in American cinema over the last 100 years. Academy Award-winning actor Louis Gossett Jr. will attend four screenings. Films start at 7:30 p.m.
When: Every Wednesday through April 22
Where: White Hall, Room 208, 301 Dowman Dr.
Admission: Free
Concert Series: Beethoven 2020

 

Concert Series: Beethoven 2020
The Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta celebrates Ludwig van Beethoven's 250th birthday with concerts, master classes and even family events such as “Pajama Concert” on Jan. 31 and “Beethoven in Blue Jeans” on March 29.
When:  Through May 8
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, 1700 North Decatur Road
Admission: Free
Exhibitition: "Transcendent Deities of India"

 

Exhibitition: "Transcendent Deities of India"
Explore "the everyday occurrence of the divine" through prints, photographs, graphic art, paintings and illustrations offering modern interpretations of traditional imagery.
When:  Through May 17
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 5 and under
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