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Alice Walker visits her Emory archives

"Journals sometimes save our lives," Alice Walker mused as she paged through volumes of her reflections during a visit to Emory's Rose Library. The acclaimed author is working with scholar Valerie Boyd to prepare her journals for publication, hoping to inspire readers with the power of words to heal and transform.

Emory swimmer trains for 2016 Olympic Trials

As students hit the books this fall, Emory senior Andrew Wilson is hitting the pool full time. After winning a national championship this summer, Wilson is taking a year off from his studies to prepare for his chance to represent Team USA at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Mathematicians discover key to 'taxi-cab numbers'

The original taxi-cab number, 1729, is a favorite nerdy allusion in "The Simpsons" and "Futurama," tracing its origin to the Indian genius Ramanujan. Now mathematicians at Emory have found that his work anticipated objects important in string theory and quantum physics.

Orange lichens are source for possible drug to fight cancer

An orange pigment called parietin, found in lichens and rhubarb, may have potential as an anti-cancer drug, scientists at Emory's Winship Cancer Institute have discovered.

Campus unites for Relationship Violence Awareness Month

The Emory Clothesline Project features t-shirts denouncing relationship violence. More than a dozen Emory organizations are collaborating to host a series of events to encourage awareness, education and dialogue around the issue.

Take Note

Emory University appoints its first official historian

Panel to discuss impact of climate change on humanitarian aid

Event examines 25 years of reunified Germany

Attallah Shabazz to present moral leadership lecture

Faculty in the News

Bruce Ribner and Bryce Gartland
"Ebola epidemic, one year later: Preparedness is not enough," US News & World Report, Oct. 20

Thomas More Smith
"What Trump's immigration plan misses about basic business," Fortune, Oct. 20

Keerthi Gogineni
"American Cancer Society revises guidelines for breast screenings," Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Oct. 20

Pumpkin carving

Engage Emory

Get in the Halloween spirit with pumpkin carving, an outdoor hayride and more at DUCtoberfest, set for noon to 3 p.m. on Friday. The carnival-themed event is part of Family Weekend, which welcomes parents and other family members to campus through Sunday. View the full schedule of events.

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