Sunday, January 27, 2013
Emory joins other prestigious universities by offering free online courses that anybody can access with a computer and an internet connection.
Sunday, January 27
Three Emory University professors are preparing to teach online courses this semester that have already drawn interest from tens of thousands of students across the globe. The students won't earn college credits, but they also won't have to pay anything. They can watch lectures online, take quizzes, and communicate with other students and instructors on the web. The courses, known as Massive Open Online Courses - or MOOCs - are free. Emory's website says the university's first three MOOC offerings will be: An Emory news release says that more than 10,000 students have signed up for the AIDS course so far and nearly 30,000 students have signed up for the digital sound design course. Hagen's AIDS course doesn't start until next week, but she…
Saturday, September 17, 2011
The top headlines of the week from Sept. 12-16, 2011.
Emory Ranked Among Top 20 U.S. Colleges. Georgia Tech Ranks Seventh Among Public Institutions. Hinojosa Overhauls Cobb Central Office. Walmart Eyeing Another Memorial Drive Location. North Springs Student in Custody' School Released From Lockdown. St. Paul's Episcopal Church Turns 131 Years Old. North Atlanta Lauds Test Scores. Decatur Superintendent Comments on SAT Scores. Lakeside High SAT Scores Remain Above Averages. Kirkwood Murder-Suicide Victims Identified. South Cobbers Listen And Speak Out On The Issues. Clark Howard: Students Will Face An Albatross Of Debt.
Friday, January 28, 2011
Arbor Terrace at West Cobb, in conjunction with Emory University Center for Health in Aging and with student volunteers from Pebblebrook High School, offers Tango class to promote healthy activity for seniors.
Minutes before Madeleine Hackney, assistant professor of medicine at Emory University, began her tango lesson for seniors at Arbor Terrace at West Cobb Thursday, many of the attendees sat around the room quiet and still. The second that Hackney began the music, however, walkers were pushed to the side, canes were dropped to the ground and the feet of residents, Pebblebrook High School students, and volunteers were gliding over the carpet. In association with the Emory University Center for Health in Aging, the event extended an open invitation to seniors in the community to join in on an hour of dance, with the purpose of utilizing simple methods, like movement coordination, balance and stretching to promote healthy exercise. Hackney …