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March 2014

Brave work

The risks involved in the creative process, whether making a scientific discovery or exploring gender through art, were in the spotlight during the Brave New Works festival produced by the Playwriting Center of Theater Emory.

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Salman Rushdie and the power of stories

Stories help us to feel and know truths beyond what truth can tell us, University Distinguished Professor Salman Rushdie said during his recent annual visit.

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70 is the new 50 at Emeritus College

Much like our evolving perceptions of retirement, the Emory University Emeritus College is evolving to offer a dynamic portfolio for retired faculty and staff.

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"In the recent budget hearings, we got a snapshot of all the units of the university, and we saw areas where interests and programs overlapped. That presents an opportunity to bring our people together to partner on priorities, but first we need to decide what those priorities are. We need to set, know, and claim our priorities."

- Claire Sterk to ECAS faculty

On our radar: News from units in the Office of the Provost

Becoming Brazilian:

"Brazilians tend to perceive immigrants as improving Brazil and fixing problems," says history department chair Jeffrey Lesser in discussing his new book.

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Reducing costs and waistlines:

Health sciences units are succeeding with the goal of increasing efficiency and effectiveness and reduce expenses, Wright Caughman said in his annual State of the Woodruff Health Sciences Center address.

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