Emory University and WellStar Health System are in talks to merge their medical assets in metro Atlanta. Andy Miller, CEO and Editor of Georgia Health News discussed the pros and cons of the possible merger on GPB's On Second Thought.
Students at Emory University in Atlanta are undertaking their own investigation of deaths during the civil-rights era. Their course recently launched a website featuring results of three 'civil rights cold case' investigations.
The Ice Bucket Challenge has raised more than $100 million for research into Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or ALS. It’s an always fatal disease, attacking the body’s nervous system and robbing patients of their ability to walk, talk, and eventually breathe on their own.
Lots of research indicates graduating from college in an economic downturn hurts a worker’s career and earnings—and the financial effects, at least, persist for 10 years or more. Yet a new study from Emory University indicates those who earn a degree during challenging economic times are ultimately happier with their jobs.
The Dalai Lama spoke to a crowd of thousands Tuesday at the Gwinnett Arena as part of a visit to Emory University. His Holiness is a Presidential Distinguished Professor at Emory and the Buddhist leader of Tibet, who lives in exile in India. His public talk focused on how people can be responsible citizens in the 21st century. The Dalai Lama said contributing to our global society requires education, compassion and conversation.
The Dalai Lama visits the Atlanta area this week for a series of public discussions on responsible citizenship in our globalized society and the role of secular ethics in education. The Emory-Tibet Partnership organized the Tibetan leader’s visit, his third since he became a Presidential Distinguished Professor at Emory University. The partnership is helping teach modern science in Tibetan monasteries and studying the Tibetan knowledge of the inner self.
A music festival highlighting African American concert music is set for later this month in Atlanta. The 2013 Atlanta Music Festival: African American Concert Music and American Culture is set to run Sept. 18-21.