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Rosa Parks’ attorney discusses racial justice, future action during King Week

Civil rights attorney Fred David Gray Sr. gave a lecture in the Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church auditorium on Jan. 18 as part of Emory University's annual King Week, a series of programs honoring Martin Luther King Jr. During the speech, Gray spoke about the civil rights movement and gave suggestions for future action, such [...]

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Emory advances in AI.Humanity initiative development

Emory University onboarded 19 new faculty members in fall 2022 for the AI.Humanity Initiative. The University plans to hire a total of 60 to 75 new faculty  through AI.Humanity within the next three to four years, according to interim Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Lanny Liebeskind, who is one of the co-conveners of the [...]

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Oxford welcomes second spring start class, plans to take down modular housing

Last fall, 158 students graduated from Oxford College, a 50.48% increase from the 105 students who graduated in fall 2021. This semester, Oxford enrolled 49 new students for its second cohort of spring start students, according to Oxford Dean of Enrollment Services Kelley Lips.  The rise in early graduates is expected, Lips said, because class [...]

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Emory aims to launch environmental advocacy Ph.D. program in fall 2024

A proposal spearheaded by Associate Professor of Environmental Sciences Eri Saikawa for a new environmental advocacy Ph.D. program has reached the external review phase, which is the final step before becoming approved for fall 2024, Saikawa said. The environmental advocacy Ph.D. program, which would fall under the environmental science department, will focus on addressing global [...]

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DeSantis appoints former Emory professor to New College of Florida Board of Trustees

Professor Emeritus of English Mark Bauerlein was appointed to the New College of Florida Board of Trustees. Courtesy of Emory University Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis — known for his role as a “leading figure” in the conservative movement and his opposition to critical race theory, the idea that race is a culturally invented category used [...]

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Dancing Goats Coffee opens at Rollins, accompanies student studying space

Dancing Goats Coffee opened on Jan. 10 on the first floor of the R. Randall Rollins Building at the Rollins School of Public Health. The Emory University location marks the chain’s sixth store in metro Atlanta, joining other locations such as Decatur, Ponce City Market and Buckhead, and the eleventh coffee shop on Emory’s Atlanta [...]

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Anderson hosts King Week discussion of ‘I, Too’ documentary

In honor of Emory University’s King Week and National Racial Healing Day, Charles Howard Candler Professor of African American Studies Carol Anderson led a discussion about her documentary “I, Too,” on Jan. 17 at Harland Cinema in the Alumni Memorial University Center. Interim Dean of Emory College of Arts and Sciences Carla Freeman introduced Anderson [...]

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Emory researchers team up with NASA to test microgravity of cardiac cells

Researchers at Emory University School of Medicine and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta are working with NASA to experiment with cardiac cells on the International Space Station. The research strives to test whether microgravity, or the condition in which people or objects appear to be weightless, speeds up the growth of heart cells to generate better [...]

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‘Able to breathe’: Some Emory community members applaud Biden’s passage of Respect for Marriage Act

When Obergefell v. Hodges legalized same-sex marriage in 2015, Adam Malm, the senior assistant dean for operations, administration and facilities management at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, recalled hearing yelling and cheering outside of his office. “I kind of popped my head out of the door, and I saw people so excited,” Malm [...]

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Biden extends Civil Rights Cold Case Records Review Board as Emory Cold Case class wraps another semester

Emory University Creative Writing Professor of Practice Hank Klibanoff concluded another semester of his long-running class, Georgia Civil Rights Cold Cases Project, on Dec. 8. Just three days prior, U.S. President Joe Biden signed the Civil Rights Cold Case Investigations Support Act into law on Dec. 5 to extend the lifetime of the Civil Rights [...]

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Emory replaces asymptomatic COVID-19 screening program with Test-and-Go kiosks

Emory University is replacing its asymptomatic COVID-19 screening program with new 24-hour Test-and-Go kiosks. The last day to receive an asymptomatic screening is Dec. 20 on the Oxford campus and Dec. 21 on the Atlanta campus. The asymptomatic screening program has operated for 2 1/2 years since the onset of the virus in July 2020. [...]

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Carlos Museum becomes first sensory inclusive art museum in Georgia

KultureCity, a nonprofit spanning six countries and focusing on “creating sensory accessibility and inclusion for those with invisible disabilities,” recently partnered with Emory University’s Michael C. Carlos Museum to certify the museum as sensory inclusive. It is the first art museum in Georgia to receive this certification. Carlos Museum Director of Education Katie Ericson said [...]

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