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A love letter to the Emory Gamelan Ensemble

A love letter to the Emory Gamelan Ensemble

No one listens to classical gamelan music for the first time and thinks, “I’ve heard something like this before.” There’s nothing like it.
Emory Farmworker Project

The Emory Farmworker Project gives medical care to migrant farmworkers in South Georgia

The Emory Farmworker Project exists to give medical care to approximately 2,500 itinerant farmworkers a year in South Georgia, who tend the fruits and vegetables we eat. Many of the workers are immigrants from Mexico, Guatemala, or Haiti. Every June and October, Emory students, faculty, clinicians, interpreters, and volunteers (about 350 total in the summer and 120 in the fall) travel to the area, setting up and taking down entire clinics twice a day as they move from farm to farm.
Sleep in Atlanta

Georgia is one of the most sleep-deprived states. Here’s how some Atlantans eased their sleep struggles.

In a 24-hour world, the city might never sleep—but you should. Studies have shown Georgia is one of the most sleep-deprived states in the nation. Here’s advice from local experts for insomniacs and anyone just trying to get a better night’s rest.
Emory ethnobotanist Cassandra Quave travels the globe searching for plants with the power to heal

Emory ethnobotanist Cassandra Quave travels the globe searching for plants with the power to heal

Cassandra Quave, an associate professor of dermatology at Emory University School of Medicine, researches plants that have been used by traditional healers and are known to have therapeutic properties. More than 34,000 medicinal plants have been used throughout history, and each contains thousands of different molecules. Her lab works to identify which molecules—or combinations of molecules—provide the benefit.
Emory’s Georgia Coast Atlas allows anyone to visit the barrier islands virtually

Emory’s Georgia Coast Atlas allows anyone to visit the barrier islands virtually

Many of the dozen or so islands that make up the Georgia coast are notoriously inaccessible. Most, in fact, are reachable only by ferry or charter boat. Of course, that very remoteness has preserved 100 miles of relatively natural landscape, unmatched along the Eastern Seaboard. Now, researchers and students at Emory University’s departments of environmental sciences and history and its Center for Digital Scholarship (best known for its decades-long effort to document voyages of enslaved people) are creating an online portal, open to the public, that allows anyone to visit the islands virtually. The rapidly expanding Georgia Coast Atlas features flyover footage, video interviews, informative articles, historical documents, annotated maps, and other resources.
Spring reading: the season’s new releases by Atlanta-based authors

Spring Reading: The season’s new releases by Atlanta-based authors

Spring is here, and with it, a new selection of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry books to check out. Here are six from Atlanta authors to add to your reading list.
Krog Street Tunnel

How the Krog Street Tunnel became a launching pad for a generation of artists

For a graffiti writer, the tunnel—a mishmash of graffiti art, tags, murals, and festival flyers—was the perfect canvas because the bridge provided cover and its concrete pillars framed the artwork. It served as a platform for young artists to prove themselves.
Laurel Bristow

My Style: Emory researcher Laurel Bristow

Emory researcher Laurel Bristow has been on the inside of the Covid pandemic since day one. Focusing on inpatient treatments, surveillance, and long-term studies, she has shared insights with her 450,000 Instagram followers.

Women Making a Mark: Nadine Kaslow

It’s impossible to know how many lives Nadine Kaslow has saved over the course of her career.
Valerie Boyd Alice Walker Gathering Blossoms Under Fire

Valerie Boyd and Alice Walker: On the kinship and legacy of a literary union

Gathering Blossoms, Boyd’s second book, consists of half a century of Walker’s journal entries from more than 65 notebooks. Sifting through thousands of pages must have been a daunting task for Boyd and Walker. But the Georgia natives were kindred spirits whose partnership seemed fated—they both share a love for another Black woman author, Zora Neale Hurston.

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