Category Archives: Staff Bytes

“Ansible” – a science word with Emory origins?

Many Emory IT folks are involved with the automation and control tool Ansible, and with ongoing LITS efforts to incorporate it into our environment. But the name of the product isn’t just a word made up by a marketing consultant somewhere in Silicon Valley. Decades ago in high school, I ran across the invented word […]

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Scott Swann retires after 35 years

After a 35-year Emory career, mostly spent in management and project management, Scott Swann has decided to hang up his tartan. So to speak. Scott began at Emory on August 18, 1980, which has always been easy for him to remember because August 19 is his birthday. He started as a mainframe programmer with Emory Hospital […]

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LITS Wellness Committee: Kinship 5K, stretch break, refresh from stress, and a new blog post

Please read ahead for some updates from your wellness committee. Check out our website to stay up-to-date on campus wellness activities and find resources. The Winship 5K is THIS SATURDAY October 13. LITS has a team named LITS: Unplugged and Still Running. Sign up to run or walk. Refresh from Stress is going on right […]

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Harrison hikes the Inca Trail in Peru

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Sandra Harrison (Business/Administration) recently took a dream vacation by hiking the Inca Trail in Peru. She took the 7-day trip with fourteen of her cohorts from the Atlanta Outdoor Club, which typically does hiking, biking, kayaking and skiing adventures more regionally, but also organizes international trips for its members. Sandra has been a member of […]

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Upcoming wellness events

The Faculty Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) just announced the following health initiatives for Fall: Blomeyer Health Fitness Center: Join this month of September for $0 enrollment fee and $0 for the first month. See this flyer for more information. Refresh From Stress: This 30-day inspiration is back. Registration is now open and the program begins October […]

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Saira Raza selected for Art on the Beltline

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This year, I was selected as one of 50 artists to participate in Art on the Atlanta Beltline. The Exquisite Corpse: Explorations in Avant Garde Cello, Light, and Movement is a concept I’ve been working on for over a year, and I’m very excited to have the chance to share it this Saturday, September 15. […]

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University Service Desk honored with a customer cake

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Sometimes customers offer thanks via congratulatory emails or a phone call to management. Amy Walker? She prefers cake. For the past three years, Amy Walker, Course of Study Assistant Director for the Candler School of Theology, has regularly called the University Service Desk for help in managing all of the sponsored accounts used in the […]

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