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Ted Turner Talks Captain Planet Foundation

Watch as we head to the Captain Planet Foundation's annual fundraiser at the Georgia Aquarium. Why is Ted Turner so passionate about this foundation? Watch and find out!

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Grady names new VP of government relations

Grady names new VP of government relations

ATLANTA -- Matthew Hicks will join Grady Health System as its new vice president of government relations, the hospital announced Wednesday.

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In his new role, Hicks will manage relationships between Grady and its government partners. He brings more than a decade of relevant experience to the job.

Hicks began his career working on social services and healthcare matters for U.S. Senator Zell Miller. He is also a certified emergency medical technician.

A DeKalb County native, Hicks earned his bachelor's degree in psychology from Emory University.

Emory Celebrates 175 Years

Emory Celebrates 175 Years

To celebrate Emory University's 175th anniversary, a special convocation was held Dec. 7th in Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church to honor the school's legacy and look toward what is to come. Among the packed crowd were more than 100 of the 175 Emory history makers who have left an indelible mark on Emory and society. To learn more about Emory's history makers, click here: http://bit.ly/emoryhistorymakers.

Interfaith program to engage Atlanta clergy, Saudi visitors

Interfaith program to engage Atlanta clergy, Saudi visitors

ATLANTA -- Several Atlanta religious leaders will engage in an Interfaith Dialogue session with visiting delegates from Saudi Arabia Thursday.

The 10 participants will use the opportunity to share their experiences from the worlds of faith and commerce, focusing on how they have seen fear, stereotypes and suspicions dissipate when people come to a mutual understanding. At the end of the event, the panel will reveal a five-point plan designed to help people become "doers" through interfaith projects.

The event will be moderated by Nick Stuart, a former journalist who has covered the Middle East and produced a number of award-winning documentaries about interfaith relations.

Deal appoints new Ga. EPD director

Deal appoints new Ga. EPD director

ATLANTA -- Jud Turner has been appointed director of the Environmental Protection Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

The DNR board made the appointment official this week after Gov. Nathan Deal nominated Turner for the post.

Turner replaces F. Allen Barnes, who is leaving to work in the private sector.

Turner is a founding partner in the law firm Turner, Bachman & Garrett LLC and public affairs firm Georgia360 LLC. He was former Gov. Sonny Perdue's lead attorney and represented the governor during negotiations with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service during the state's severe drought.

Turner has also served as general counsel to the Georgia Department of Education.

2 Metro Atlanta students win Marshall Scholarships

2 Metro Atlanta students win Marshall Scholarships

ATLANTA -- Two Georgia college students have won prestigious Marshall Scholarships, which will pay for their graduate education at a British university.

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Garrett Turner from Emory University and Matt Sellers from the University of Georgia were chosen from more than 1,000 applicants for the awards funded by the British government. They are among the 36 winners chosen from across the U.S. this year.

The scholarships have been handed out annually since 1953 to encourage young Americans to study in the United Kingdom. The awards are named for former U.S. Secretary of State George C. Marshall.

Turner is studying at the University of St. Andrews, while Sellers will attend Oxford University.

Emory History Minute: Bobby Jones's Shoe

To celebrate Emory's 175th anniversary, Emory Report brings you a look at little-known facts about the university.

Bobby Jones grew up in Atlanta, learning to play golf at the East Lake Golf Club. He is one of the greatest golfers of all time and is the only player to win the grand slam, all four majors in the same year. But, education was perhaps more important to Jones than golf. He received degrees from Georgia Tech and Harvard before enrolling in law school at Emory, graduating in 1929. In his honor, family and friends formed the Bobby Jones Scholarship in 1976. Every year, four Emory students go to the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, the birthplace of golf, for a year, and four St. Andrews students come to Emory.