Monthly Archives: August 2019

Wolff’s collaboration with AWS at Emory leads to potential new approach to schizophrenia research

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Phil Wolff, a professor in Emory’s psychology department, recently co-wrote an article for Nature Partner Journal (NPJ) describing research that was made possible, in part, due to a collaboration with the LITS AWS at Emory team. Phil’s research involves a machine learning approach to predicting psychosis using semantic density and latent content analysis. The article […]

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Dan O’Malley, Systems Engineer, System Administration

Dan O’Malley is a new systems engineer II in LITS System Administration. He previously worked for 4.5 years at a healthcare software company and also a year of similar work at Wellstar. Dan has also had a life-long interest in computing ever since he had a Radio Shack computer from the 1980s – a TRS-80 […]

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Annie Zhao, Database Administrator, Database Administration

Annie Zhao is a new database administrator at Emory. Prior to her arrival on campus, she worked for two years as a senior database administrator at Verizon Wireless. She was also a database administrator III at the McKesson Corporation from 2000 to 2009, and a principal consultant from 2009 to 2017 with General Electric. Her […]

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Pet of the Week: Petra

Ten years ago, I walked into the Lawrence, Kansas SPCA shelter, looking for a buddy to keep me company during grad school. I asked my volunteer guide to bring out a manx I’d seen on their website. She nodded, went to a back room, and returned to deposit a cat in my arms that was […]

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Dennis House leaves Emory with a lasting legacy of service

Dennis House (operations & access specialist) is retiring after 17 years of work at the security desk in the Woodruff Library. During that time he has been a beloved fixture in Emory Libraries, to staff and students alike. Born and raised in Greenville, NC, Dennis learned the value of hard work by toiling in the tobacco […]

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New cell phone booth in the Woodruff Library

We have a new cell phone booth (also called a soundproof office pod or Zenbooth) installed in the Woodruff level 2 staff area close to room 208E. This is a pilot experience, to assess the value of these semi-private phone booths in open work areas. Hopefully, an exciting addition to our space! Inside the booth […]

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Pets of the Week: Tip and Jet!

We have two rescue Border Collie brothers named Tip and Jet. Both were rescued when their mother was scheduled to be put down and it was determined she was pregnant. I drove down to pick them up in Screven County, Georgia, and had bought the smallest collars I could find. Jet was so small (the […]

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