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Atlanta is the fifth-highest metro area for new HIV diagnoses, according to federal dataA collection at Emory University sheds light on the HIV/AIDS crisis of the 1980s by showcasing photos by Atlanta photographer Billy Howard.

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Do you get enough sleep? A good night’s rest can depend on lot of things: your dinner, your kids, where you live, and even your race. A new book by Emory University professor Ben Reiss explores how we got so sleep-obsessed, yet sleep-deprived.


New research from the Southern Poverty Law Center and Emory University finds cases of alleged bias in the Atlanta Immigration Court. The AIC denies asylum to 98 percent of seekers, by far the highest rate of any immigration court in the nation.

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Belief and fact don’t always line up. An Emory University class dives into the convoluted world of conspiracy theories, and how they influence American politics. We talked with instructor Felix Harcourt and two of his students: Carolyn Koehnke and Laura Marquez.

Emory Law Journal Elects First Black Editor-In-Chief

Mar 7, 2017
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Since its inception in 1952, the Emory Law Journal has never elected a black editor-in-chief — until now.

The college announced Wednesday that Emory University School of Law student Janiel Myers was named to the Journal's highest role.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports () Myers was born in Jamaica and recently naturalized as an American citizen. Myers says she hopes her appointment will help impact the future of diversity at the law school.

At Emory University, the Law School conducts classes you expect — contracts, torts — but it also offers one you might not: Drama. The professor behind it — and before it — is Janet Metzger.  We talked with her and law student Prasad Hurra about the class as part of our series, “Lessons from Left Field."

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Antonio Sanchez began playing drums at age five. He’s since performed and recorded with many jazz legends, including Chick Corea and Pat Metheny.

Never did Sanchez think he would compose music for film until he was approached by director Alejandro González Iñárritu. The two worked together to create the score for the 2014 film "Birdman."

The score, reflective of Sanchez’s talents, is all percussion. He is now on tour, performing the drum score live alongside a screening of the film. He joins us to discuss the new project and talk about how his drumming has evolved.

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Some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters over the past few years have something in common: their characters were born on the pages of comic books and graphic novels.

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A new film called “Denial” starring Rachel Weisz tells the story of the 2000 legal battle between Emory University professor Deborah Lipstadt and British Holocaust denier David Irving. We talked with Lipstadt about the libel case, which garnered international attention.

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Life has changed dramatically for people with disabilities over the last few decades. But they still face challenges – including how they're represented on and off screen.

Two Emory Students Killed In Bangladesh Terror Attack

Jul 2, 2016
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Emory University says two of its students were among 20 victims of an extremist attack in Bangladesh. The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attack on an upscale Bangladesh restaurant in which militants killed 20 hostages, saying it targeted the citizens of "Crusader countries" in the capital, Dhaka.


Women Of The Civil Rights Movement

Jun 17, 2016
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The most famous names from the fight for African-American Civil Rights belong to men: Martin, Malcolm, Jesse, John. But of course women were there all along, behind the scenes and on the frontlines. Still, their stories are often overshadowed or absent from history books. 

Emory University Selects First Female President

Jun 3, 2016
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Atlanta's Emory University has chosen its first female president. Claire Sterk will take over for President James Wagner when he steps down in August. 

Emory’s Board of Trustees approved her appointment with a unanimous vote on Friday after a six-month search by the school’s Presidential Selection Committee.

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An online petition wants Emory University to offer American Sign Language classes as a foreign language credit. Currently, the university offers ASL courses for no credit through its independent study program. But students argue this program lacks the proper structure to efficiently learn the language.

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This month marks the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. Over the weekend, students at Emory  University in Atlanta paid tribute to the playwright with a 12-hour celebration of his work. GPB’s Sean Powers got a front row seat at some of the performances.