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Conversation partners build English skills, break cultural barriers

Emory's volunteer Conversation Partner Program pairs international students, staff and faculty with peers from the United States to practice English and learn about each other's cultures. Applications for Spring 2016 will be accepted through Jan. 24.

Capitol Hill shows renewed interest in science funding

Last week, President Obama included curing cancer in his final State of the Union address. Cameron Taylor, Emory's vice president for government and community affairs, examines the overall outlook for federal research funding in fiscal year 2016.

Concert raises awareness of Alzheimer's disease

The Emory Alzheimer's Disease Research Center hosts a free concert Jan. 31 featuring the Atlanta Master Chorale and Morehouse College Glee Club, the culmination of a research study exploring how art impacts those affected by the disease.

Photos: Emory NAACP candlelight vigil

The Emory chapter of the NAACP hosted a candlelight vigil on Thursday, Jan. 14, in Asbury Circle to honor Sandra Bland, Tamir Rice and all black lives lost in 2015. View photos from the gathering.

Singing in the brain: Songbirds sing like humans, study shows

A study by Emory biologist Samuel Sober finds that songbirds' vocal muscles work like those of human singers. "In terms of vocal control, the bird brain appears as complicated and wonderful as the human brain," Sober notes.

Take Note

Presidential Selection Committee hosts community input sessions for Emory staff

Nominate exemplary faculty, staff for the Thomas Jefferson Award

Learn Microsoft Office hacks to make tasks easier

'It Isn't Just ISIS' lecture examines Near East cultural destruction

Faculty in the News

Wally Curran
"Is the cure for cancer real or rhetoric?," CNN, Jan. 14

Christopher Flowers
"How an NFL star worked out during chemotherapy," Wall Street Journal, Jan. 14

Roger Deal
"Researchers around the world are exploring how GMO technology might boost food production under hot, dry conditions," Public Radio International, Jan. 13

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Engage Emory

Emory events honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. continue through Tuesday, Jan. 26, on the Atlanta and Oxford campuses. See the full schedule of events, including lectures, community service awards, concerts and more.

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