Emory University's library plans to exhibit materials from the archives of a civil rights organization founded by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. The exhibition of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference's materials opens Feb. 21 at Emory's Robert W. Woodruff Library.
The family papers of artist and civil rights activist Edwin Harleston are now open to researchers and the public at Emory University. The papers are in Emory's Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, which houses papers from artists, art historians and art collectors.
A consortium of malaria researchers in Georgia has received a five-year federal contract worth up to $19.4 million. The team plans to study and catalog in molecular detail how malaria parasites interact with their human and animal hosts. That information could be used to develop and evaluate new diagnostic tools, antimalarial drugs and vaccines.
Emory University and nine other colleges will soon allow students to take online courses offered by the schools and receive credit for their work. The consortium says it's the first example of top colleges offering online, for-credit courses to undergraduates not enrolled at their schools.
In January, the federal government is scheduled to enact automatic budget cuts that will affect almost every category of national spending. Among the cuts will be funds for research, and that has Georgia universities nervous.
Emory University and other Atlanta partners are launching a new autism research center using an $8.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. The Autism Center of Excellence will bring together more than 25 researchers and physicians in eight laboratories.