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Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019
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COMMUNITY
Emory responds to recent shootings with resources for support and safety
As the Emory community joins in mourning the victims of recent mass shootings, President Claire E. Sterk pledges the university will remain committed to embracing diversity and will continue to speak out against violence and hatred. Learn about support resources and safety steps if there is an emergency on campus.

 

LITERATURE
Emory to host Decatur Book Festival's opening discussion of Latinx and immigration issues
Emory will again be a presenting sponsor of the Decatur Book Festival over Labor Day weekend. Tickets for the opening keynote panel presentation, which takes place at Emory, will be available Tuesday, Aug. 13, at noon.

 

ENVIRONMENT
Artificial intelligence helps Emory scientist, students examine air pollution
With support from Microsoft's Artificial Intelligence for Earth program, Emory environmental scientist Eri Saikawa and her students aim to create an early warning system for dangerous air pollution levels in Nepal.

RESEARCH
Chemists teach old drug new tricks to target deadly staph bacteria
Emory chemist Bill Wuest leads a team of students fighting drug-resistant bacteria. Their most recent work, published in PNAS, helped verify how bithionol can weaken the cell membranes of deadly staph bacteria.

 

CONNECTIONS
Klamath Henry brings new focus to Native American art
Klamath Henry, who graduated from Emory College in May, spent her summer increasing awareness of the Native North American gallery at the Michael C. Carlos Museum, including creating a new SmARTy Pack activity for young visitors.

 

MILESTONE
Five years later, Ebola patients return to Emory
Dr. Kent Brantly was the first patient to be treated for Ebola virus disease in the U.S. He and fellow survivor Nancy Writebol returned to Emory on Aug. 2 to mark the fifth anniversary of their care and all that has been learned.

INTERNATIONAL
Students investigate political economic realities in Spain
Sociology students from Oxford College spent 10 days in Spain exploring global political economy and sustainability. Students engaged with Spanish urban farmers, political organizers, scholars, civil engineers and more.
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Take Note
 
Pool closed at Woodruff PE Center for maintenance until Aug. 24; SAAC access available to members
Pool closed at Woodruff PE Center for maintenance until Aug. 24; SAAC access available to members

Eagle Row pedestrian bridge closed Saturday, Aug. 10, and Sunday, Aug. 11, for repairs
Eagle Row pedestrian bridge closed Saturday, Aug. 10, and Sunday, Aug. 11, for repairs

Emory Swimming and Diving coach to be inducted into Georgia Aquatic Hall Of Fame
Emory Swimming and Diving coach to be inducted into Georgia Aquatic Hall Of Fame

U.S. News and World Report ranks Emory University Hospital, Emory St. Joseph's Hospital tops in Atlanta and Georgia
U.S. News and World Report ranks Emory University Hospital, Emory St. Joseph's Hospital tops in Atlanta and Georgia
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Emory Insider
 
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Looking for part-time work? The Emory Employee-Student Job Network connects Emory students with faculty and staff looking for part-time help with tasks such as babysitting, pet care, house sitting, lawn care, etc. You'll need your NetID and password to access Handshake and look for jobs.
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In the News: Emory and Ebola
 
The battle against Ebola is far from over

 

The battle against Ebola is far from over
Aug. 2 |  President Claire E. Sterk |  CNN

Former Ebola patient calls attention to current outbreak

 

Former Ebola patient calls attention to current outbreak
Aug. 2 |  Emory University Hospital |  Associated Press

 Five years later, Emory unit remains prepared for Ebola patients

 

Five years later, Emory unit remains prepared for Ebola patients
Aug. 2 |  Sharon Vanairsdale and Aneesh Mehta |  Atlanta Journal-Constitution

First Ebola patient brought to US reunites with Emory 5 years after successful treatment

 

First Ebola patient brought to US reunites with Emory 5 years after successful treatment
Aug. 2 |  Emory University Hospital |  WXIA 11 Alive News

 Emory takes research lead on Ebola's effects on eyes

 

Emory takes research lead on Ebola's effects on eyes
Aug. 2 |  Steven Yeh and Jessica Shantha |  Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Featured Events
 
 WaterHub Tour

 

WaterHub Tour
Take the opportunity to tour Emory's award-winning water reclamation facility on the last scheduled tour this month.
When: Aug. 9, 10:00 a.m.
Where: WaterHub, Peavine Creek Drive
Admission: Free
Volunteer opportunity: Ronald McDonald House Dinner

 

Volunteer opportunity: Ronald McDonald House Dinner
Help prepare dinner for families of those who are seeking treatment at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.
When: Aug. 11, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Ronald McDonald House Charities, North Gatewood Rd
Admission: Free; RSVP
Emory Farmers Market

 

Emory Farmers Market
Enjoy the delicious, convenient and sustainable food options offered by local Georgia farmers and small business owners.
When: Aug. 13, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Cox Bridge
Admission: Free
 
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Surgical Grand Rounds: "Trust Me, I'm a Doctor"
When: Aug. 8, 7:00 a.m.
Where: Emory University Hospital, Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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Candler Theology Educational Garden Workday
When: Aug. 8, 9:00 a.m.
Where: Candler School of Theology, Dickey Drive
Admission: Free
 
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Cox Educational Garden Workday
When: Aug. 8, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Cox Bridge
Admission: Free
 
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The Fixie Free Bike Repair and Maintenance
When: Aug. 8, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Parking deck underneath First-Year Quad, Eagle Row
Admission: Free
 
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Guided Meditation at Emory
When: Aug. 8, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Cannon Chapel, Room 106
Admission: Free
 
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Eagle Row Educational Garden Workday
When: Aug. 9, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Eagle Row Garden, beside the tennis courts
Admission: Free
 
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Candler Theology Educational Garden Workday
When: Aug. 13, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Candler Theology Garden, Dickey Drive
Admission: Free
 
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Summer Lecture Series: Alison Greene on "Histories of Race and Southern Churches in the 20th Century"
When: Aug. 18, 9:45 a.m.
Where: Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church, Ward Fellowship Hall; also live-streamed on Facebook
Admission: Free
 
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