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Rosemary Magee receives Creativity & Arts Impact Award

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The Creativity & Arts Impact Awards recognize significant contributions in creativity and the arts by members of the Emory community as well as the greater Atlanta communities. Through these awards, the Center for Creativity & Arts (CCA) strives to recognize and spotlight creative discovery, societal impact, courageous inquiry, innovation, collaboration, human spirit, and the exploration of […]

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Jack Scott makes art from the detritus of IT

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Jack Scott has a unique skill for creating art using old computer parts. While some people look into the surplus room and see piles of dusty junk, Jack sees an opportunity to create something interesting. As a high school student, Jack had interests in construction, then graduated from Emory with a degree in art history/visual […]

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Join the LITS Wellness Committee

The LITS Wellness Committee is looking for new members. Emory and LITS leadership considers wellness initiatives an important part of our community and encourages the promotion of health. To help cultivate a culture of wellness, we are looking for individuals interested in serving on the LITS Wellness Committee. We are looking for folks with a […]

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Derek Spransy wins 2017 Award of Distinction

Derek Spransy, who works in IT Security as the lead information security specialist, is one of fourteen Emory employees selected as this year’s winners of the Emory University Award of Distinction. Since 1985, the award has annually recognized staff members who have made outstanding contributions to the Emory community. Honorees were celebrated at a dinner on Oct. […]

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Promoting Mindfulness and Compassion at Emory: A Profile of Prof. Bobbi Patterson

The LITS Wellness Committee was delighted to welcome Professor Bobbi Patterson, professor of Pedagogy in the Department of Religion and the Graduate Division of Religion at Emory, back to the library on Friday, October 13, where she led a meditation session for LITS employees focused on mindfulness and stress management. If you’re interested in taking […]

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Hall and Burke get rewarded for cost savings effort

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Gerry Hall and Joel Burke recently worked on an effort to setup single sign-on for Emory’s recruiting system with IBM. The team faced a challenge with this integration where there was a mismatch between the NETID they were transmitting and the NETID being stored on the IBM/Kenexa system. Gerry and Joel found a solution that […]

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I’m (probably) not a luddite, but there was that Skype incident

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A few years ago, as I was nearing the completion of my graduate studies in studio art, I decided to give the academic job market a try. I’ve held a job in some capacity since I was 15, so I assumed this arena would be somewhat similar to other job markets in the U.S. I […]

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