Emory students win Amazon’s Alexa Prize for artificial intelligence ‘social companion’

Emory students win Amazon’s Alexa Prize for artificial intelligence ‘social companion’

A team of Emory students won Amazon’s 2020 Alexa Prize, a global competition to create the most engaging chatbot to advance the field of artificial intelligence. The team earned $500,000 for taking first place with their chatbot named Emora.


Emory professor’s podcast honors civil rights ‘cold case’ widow

Emory professor’s podcast honors civil rights ‘cold case’ widow

“Buried Truths,” the award-winning podcast led by Emory professor Hank Klibanoff, released a special episode this week honoring Sallie Nixon, who saw her husband, Isaiah Nixon, killed in 1948 for voting. Sallie Nixon died July 25 from COVID-19.

Riney Foundation gives $7.8 million to Winship for multiple myeloma research

Riney Foundation gives $7.8 million to Winship for multiple myeloma research

The Paula and Rodger Riney Foundation's $7.8 million gift to Emory's Winship Cancer Institute will support fast-tracked research projects in multiple myeloma, a blood cancer caused by malignant plasma cells that accumulate in bone marrow.

Emory’s new president connects with community through online forum

Emory’s new president connects with community through online forum

President Gregory L. Fenves engaged the Emory community through an online forum as part of his first full day of activities. From safety on campus amid COVID-19 to new initiatives planned around racial justice, Emory’s 21st president offered candid insights on key issues.


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Marsteller’s legacy of masterful mentorship, advocacy in the sciences continues

Patricia Marsteller, who retires Aug. 1, has been a fierce and early advocate of programs to encourage undergraduate science research and study, especially for students who are underrepresented in STEM fields.

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Research Roundup: Recent grants and publications for Emory faculty and staff

Research is an integral part of Emory, from the sciences to the humanities. Here’s a sample of recent grant awards across campus along with newly published research findings.

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Admission team works to ‘get the Emory spirit into the virtual world’

Through "virtual visits," videos, social media and other online experiences, staff in Emory's Office of Undergraduate Admission built a strong foundation for engaging with prospective students and their families during the pandemic and beyond.

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Acclaim: Recent honors for Emory faculty and staff

Emory faculty and staff are frequently recognized for their work locally, nationally and internationally. The following is a sampling of recent accolades, including appointments to professional boards and awards for outstanding research.