EMORY UNIVERSITY NEWS



Billy Collins to Take Part in Creativity Conversation
Those who were unable to get a ticket to this Sunday's free reading by popular poet Billy Collins have another chance to see him on Monday, Jan. 30 at noon in Cannon Chapel.


How Your Brain Decides Whether to 'Sell Out'
A neuro-imaging study shows that personal values that people refuse to disavow, even when offered cash to do so, are processed differently in the brain than those values that are willingly sold.


Expect a Long Primary Season, say Emory Election Experts
Three states, three winners and no clear front-runner leaves the Florida Republican primary up for grabs and is likely going to lead to a long Republican primary season, Emory election experts say.


Humanitarian Ben Carson To Be Speaker for Graduates
Internationally renowned neurosurgeon and humanitarian Benjamin Carson will deliver the keynote address at the University's 167th Commencement ceremony on Monday, May 14.


Experts Available to Comment on State of the Union Address
President Barack Obama's state of the union address provides an opportunity to consider the nation's priorities and how to move ahead during difficult times┬┐and an election year. Experts at Emory University are available to comment on the issues outlined in the president's speech.


Law and Religion Issues Probed in Spring Lecture Series
Faculty at Emory's Center for the Study of Law and Religion will attempt to answer difficult and often controversial questions at the nexus of law and religion during the "When Law and Religion Meet" Lecture Series, which runs January-March.


Rollins Foundation Gives $15 Million for Theology Building
The Candler School of Theology has received a $15 million gift from the O. Wayne Rollins Foundation of Atlanta that makes possible the construction of the second phase of the school's new building program.


Digital Scholarship Pioneer to Speak at Research Commons Opening
The Research Commons in Emory University's Robert W. Woodruff Library will celebrate its grand opening with a talk by University of Richmond President Edward L. Ayers, a noted American South historian and digital scholarship pioneer who founded his university's Digital Scholarship Lab.


Election 2012: Experts Evaluate Critical S.C. Primary Contest
Emory's top national political experts analyze current developments in national politics as the Republican race moves to South Carolina.


Diabetes Study Shines Spotlight on Lifestyle Interventions
An Emory University study published in the January issue of Health Affairs assesses real-world lifestyle interventions to help delay or prevent diabetes.


Election 2012: Voter Trends to Watch in NH, Early Primaries
As the election year heats up, Emory University political science professor Andra Gillespie says the eventual Republican nominee and President Obama may likely face the same challenge in November: lack of voter enthusiasm and diminished turnout compared to 2008.


H1N1 Influenza Vaccine Campaign During Pandemic Bypassed Many U.S. Jails
An Emory University study shows that fifty-five percent of U.S. jails did not receive any H1N1 vaccine in the 2009-2010 pandemic and thus were excluded from the national vaccine campaign.


Emory Healthcare and Saint Joseph's Hospital Close Partnership Deal
Emory Healthcare and Saint Joseph's Health System have successfully closed the terms of their partnership.


Deep Brain Stimulation Shows Promising Results For Unipolar and Bipolar Depression
A new study shows that deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a safe and effective intervention for treatment-resistant depression in patients with either unipolar major depressive disorder (MDD) or bipolar ll disorder (BP). The study was published Online First by Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.


Parents Share Recipes From Home in Digital Cookbook, Contest
Emory Dining has created a way for students to bring a little piece of home to campus with its second annual "Recipes from Home" challenge. The winning recipes are collected in a digital cookbook.


Emory Begins Tobacco-Free Policy Jan. 1
On Jan. 1, 2012, Emory University implemented a tobacco-free policy prohibiting the use of all tobacco products on Emory and Emory Healthcare properties.


Volunteerism Is Centerpiece of King Week
Emory's King Week, the annual campus celebration of King's life and work, is set for Jan. 15-24. The schedule is packed with panel discussions, readings, exhibits, worship services, and plenty of opportunities for service.


Billy Collins to Give Free Reading
Former U. S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins will give a free reading at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, at Glenn Memorial Auditorium.


Emory Yearbooks Join the Digital Revolution
As part of the Woodruff Library's commitment to digital initiatives and the University's celebration of its 175th anniversary, MARBL is digitizing the entire run of the Emory yearbook, creating a vibrant and full-text searchable archive of the university's beloved student publication.


Skeletons Point to Columbus Voyage for Syphilis Origins
"The evidence keeps accumulating that a progenitor of syphilis came from the New World with Columbus' crew and rapidly evolved," says anthropologist George Armelagos.


Top Science Stories of the Year
In 2011, flashes of inspiration made fundamental science at Emory seem almost easy. A hike in the woods sparked a breakthrough in number theory, while an episode of "American Idol" led to an insight about the human brain.


2011 Top Ten Movies: Film Studies Faculty Pick Their Favorites
Once again, the cinephiles in Emory University's Department of Film and Media Studies have singled out what each of them consider the best movies of 2011.


Election 2012: Emory Experts Discuss What's Next
Emory University's top political scientists on national politics provide their analysis of what the public can expect as the presidential election process heats up in 2012.


How to Have a Greener Holiday
By making small changes to holiday routines, you can help to make the season more enjoyable and less wasteful. Emory's Office of Sustainability Initiatives offers 7 tips.


Gingrich vs. President Obama: Who Wins?
Emory University political science professor and national politics expert Merle Black discusses what Newt Gingrich needs to do to stay at the top of the polls.