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TechLab uses 3D printing to make face shields for Emory Healthcare

When shortages in personal protective equipment (PPE) started affecting our healthcare facilities, we at TechLab started looking for ways to help out. After evaluating the various designs people around the world have been promoting and checking with Emory Healthcare doctors about their needs, we decided to make face shields. We went through several iterations of […]

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LITS provides Chromebooks to assist students in need during COVID-19

When Emory announced its move to remote learning for the rest of the semester, minimizing the financial impact on students was a challenge. In response, Campus Life set up a hardship fund at success.emory.edu, later renamed the EmoryTogether Fund, to assist with the many sudden needs of students, such as help with packing and storing their belongings […]

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Matthew Aron, Director of Instructional Technology and Design, Academic Technology Services

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Matthew Aron is the new director of instructional technology and design in Academic Technology Services. Prior to coming to LITS, he spent four years at his alma mater Northwestern University, where he was the blended curriculum lead. Before that he spent many years working in the IT organization at University of Chicago, first in web […]

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Dina Thornton, Coordinator of the Computing Center at Cox Hall, Academic Technology Services

Dina Thornton has returned to Emory as the new coordinator of the Computing Center at Cox Hall. In between Emory stints, she spent 16 months at Turner Broadcasting (which became Warner Media while she was there) and was on their learning and development HR team to do video production and support their learning programs. She […]

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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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ATS Updates – Teaching with Canvas Cohort

As part of our expanded outreach and communications plans, I wanted to share with you all the progress of our Teaching with Canvas Cohort. “Teaching with Canvas” is a pilot program for the 2018-19 academic year designed to help faculty rethink and reimagine how they use the Canvas Learning Management System to engage their students […]

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Tara McCurley, Assistant Director of ATS, Student Digital Life, Academic Technology Services

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Tara McCurley has been appointed to the position of assistant director of academic technologies. In her previous role she was the coordinator of the Computing Center at Cox Hall before stepping into her current role on an interim basis last year. In her new position, Tara manages Student Digital Life (SDL) and serves on the […]

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