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July 18, 2016

This issue of our newsletter is sent to members and friends of the Emory University Emeritus College (EUEC). I hope the newsletter will help keep you informed about our activities and help you feel connected with our members throughout the U.S.  On the left are links to our website and links to contact either me or the EUEC office.   

With best wishes,

Gray F. Crouse
Director, EUEC
In this Issue:
DirectorMessage from the Director

Those of you who still use your Emory NetID for email or access to library resources have probably already gotten emails reminding you of the need to change your Emory password and of an upcoming requirement to use two-factor authentication to login to Emory resources.  This issue contains an article to help you with the password change and with setting up two-factor authentication. 


EUEC will not have any programs in August, but July is busy!  We had a great Lunch Colloquium last Monday with Herb Benario (see the article below), this week we will have a program on sleep by one of Emory's own nationally renowned sleep experts, and next week ends the month with a Lunch Colloquium featuring Alan Abramowitz.  Alan is one of the nation's foremost political experts and it is a great opportunity to hear his analysis of this year's political season.  If you are planning to attend, please be sure to register as I am anticipating a large turnout.


There is good news this issue:  we announce the winner of this year's Heilbrun Distinguished Emeritus Fellowship and celebrate the publishing of a member's book.  In contrast, we note the passing of two members:  David Hesla and Barbara Reich.  Thanks to member Paul Courtright, we learned of David's death very quickly.  Unfortunately, we had a delay of over six months in finding out about Barbara's death.


We also have a letter to the editor in this issue.  I encourage more of you to write!

I am very grateful to John Bugge, Herb Benario, and Gretchen Schulz for help with proofing and editing.  
LCJuly25TopLunch Colloquium July 25

Divided America and the 2016 Elections

The Luce Center Room 130

Alan I. Abramowitz
Alben W. Barkley Professor of Political Science


LCJul11TopLunch Colloquium July 11

Opposition to the Nazi Regime: Two Incidents

Herbert W. Benario, Professor Emeritus of Classics

Click here to read about this Colloquium
PWDuoTopEmory Passwords and New Security

If you use various Emory services such as email or if you access various Emory library resources, you need to be aware of upcoming changes.

SleepTopJuly 21--A Program Sponsored by the Membership and Development Committee

Did you know that Emory has a Program in Sleep?  On July 21 we have the opportunity to learn a lot about sleep from one of the Program's leaders, including the intersection of aging and sleep, in a program entitled:

TO SLEEP, PERCHANCE TO DREAM: Sleeping Well at Any Age
Thursday, July 21, 2016
The Luce Center, Room 130
2:00 to 4:00

FacAcTopFaculty Activities

 Click here to read about our faculty member, Ken Brigham.

We note the passing of EUEC Members David Hesla and Barbara Reich.

Heilbrun Distinguished Emeritus Fellowships

Fellowships to emeritus faculty in the Arts and Sciences are funded by a generous contribution from the family of Emeritus Professor of Psychology Alfred B. Heilbrun Jr.  This year's recipient is EUEC Member Ron Schuchard, Goodrich C. White Professor Emeritus of English.

Ron writes:

I would like to express my immense gratitude to members of the Emeritus College, Emory College, and the Heilbrun family on being named the 2016 recipient of the Heilbrun Distinguished Emeritus Fellowship. I remember Al's presence and influence at Emory fondly from my earliest days as an Assistant Professor and am honored to receive a fellowship in his name.
I will use the Fellowship to bring to completion the eight-volume online edition of The Complete Prose of T. S. Eliot: The Critical Edition, currently being published by Faber and Faber and the Johns Hopkins University Press on the Project Muse website. The first four volumes (1905-33) have been published and are available on Emory's discoverE. Volumes five and six (1934-46) go to press on August 1st.  The Fellowship will support the travel, research, editing, and annotation of volumes seven and eight (1947-65), which I aim to complete and submit by September 1st, 2017. The edition will continue to benefit from the support and collaboration of the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS), whose members of staff and graduate students have created a permanent electronic database containing over 1400 items of Eliot's collected, uncollected, and unpublished prose writings. The online editions will be followed by a print edition, and then by a fully searchable digital platform in collaboration with ECDS. Much of my research will be conducted in Emory's Stuart Rose Library, in its Julius Cruse collection, the most complete collection of Eliot's printed work in America, with visits as necessary to other Eliot archives -- the Ransom Center at Texas, the Berg Collection at the New York Public Library, and the Firestone Library at Princeton. I expect to spend two four-week periods in England: in the Eliot Estate, Faber, and British Library archives in London, and in several university archives in Oxford and Cambridge. I look forward to returning to Emory as an active member of the Emeritus College.

NOTE:  Ron will be doing a Lunch Colloquium for us on December 5, so be sure to hold that date!

Letter to the Editor

Thanks for your reflections on the Fourth and for those of the Candler Prof. You both might want to read an op-ed piece opposite the editorial page in the NYTimes today about our "Declaration of Fear," regarding slaves and Indians. [You can read that article by clicking here.]  Good issue from EC. I appreciated Rudi M's piece on Kant and hermeneutics.


Eugene C. Bianchi
Professor of Religion, Emeritus

Once again, our members are invited to participate in programs offered by the Caregiver Support Program:

Does your loved one want to stay in his or her home as long as possible?
Are you concerned about safety issues?
Would you like insight in making these decisions?
Learn more about options to keep your loved ones in the home longer.  This workshop is essential for individuals concerned about planning for the care of a family member, as well as for any adult interested in being proactive about planning for his or her own future care needs.  This seminar will include two panelists.  Andrew Sever, Occupational Therapist, will discuss assisting adults through proper accessibility training and equipment use. Katie Jones, Founder of Beverly Parent Advocates, a healthcare navigation company, will discuss the importance of staying connected and new technologies that allow families to stay abreast of their loved ones' activities of daily living, vitals, medication management, and overall health status.  Both experts will talk through the advantages and disadvantages of some of these products/technologies and some strategies for keeping your loved one in the home.
 Facilitators: Andrew Sever, Occupational Therapist, and Katie Johnson, Founder of Beverly Parent Advocates
Goizueta Business School
Room 204
July 26, 2016
 Don't forget our upcoming August and September workshops:
Please contact Mary Ellen Nessmith at 404-727-4177 if you have questions about the upcoming workshop, webinars or the Emory Caregiver Support Program.

LCJuly25BotLunch Colloquium July 25

Divided America and the 2016 Elections

Alan I. Abramowitz
Alben W. Barkley Professor of Political Science

As you will remember, on this Monday just after the Republican convention concludes, just before the Democratic convention begins, Merle Black, Asa G. Candler Professor of Politics and Government Emeritus, was going to discuss "the conflicts within and between the two parties" in this remarkable election year.  The bad news is he has had to postpone his visit to us until the fall (though lord knows, the subject will still be relevant then).  The good news (and it's very good news indeed) is that Alan Abramowitz, Alben W. Barkley Professor of Political Science, has agreed to speak to us in Merle's stead, and to speak about the same fascinating (and rather frightening) subject.  As we imagine you'll know, we couldn't ask for a speaker with greater expertise on presidential, Senate, and House elections, ideology (and ideological realignment), partisanship, polarization, and political activism. Let's thank him for his willingness to share his expertise with us (and to do so in response to a last-minute invitation) by turning out in numbers even larger and more enthusiastic than usual.

About Alan Abramowitz

From Wikipedia:

Alan I. Abramowitz (born 1947) is an American political scientist and author, known for his research and writings on American politics, elections, and political parties in political science.
Abramowitz graduated with a B.A. with high honors in political science from the University of Rochester in 1969. He attended graduate school at Stanford University, completing an M.A. in 1972 and a Ph.D. in 1976. Abramowitz's dissertation was entitled An Assessment of Party and Incumbent Accountability in Midterm Congressional Elections.
Abramowitz taught at the College of William and Mary from 1976 to 1982 and at Stony Brook University from 1982 to 1987, when he joined the faculty at Emory University as a professor of political science. Abramowitz was awarded the Alben W. Barkley Distinguished Chair in Political Science at Emory University in 1993.
Abramowitz has authored or co-authored five books. Probably his best known book, co-authored with Jeff Segal of Stony Brook University, Senate Elections, written in 1992, received two awards from political science associations and remains one of the seminal works in the study of senatorial elections to this day.
Abramowitz has written extensively on many disparate topics in American politics, including presidential, senate and house elections, activism, polarization, ideology, partisanship, ideological realignment, incumbency, and redistricting. Abramowitz often publishes a predictive model of elections based on his "time for change" model, which has been very accurate in predicting election outcomes since the 1980s.
Select publications
  • Abramowitz, Alan I. 2012. The Polarized Public? Why American Government Is So Dysfunctional. New York: Pearson.
  • Abramowitz, Alan I. 2010. The Disappearing Center. Yale University Press.
  • Abramowitz, Alan I. 2004. Voice of the People: Elections and Voting in the United States. New York: McGraw Hill.
  • Abramowitz, Alan I., and Jeffrey A. Segal. 1992. Senate Elections. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.
  • Rapoport, Ronald B., Alan I. Abramowitz, and John McGlennon., eds. 1986. The Life of the Parties: Activists in Presidential Politics. Lexington: University of Kentucky Press.
  • Abramowitz, Alan I., and Walter J. Stone. 1984. Nomination Politics: Candidate Choice Before the Convention. New York: Praeger.
  • Abramowitz, Alan I., John McGlennon and Ronald B. Rapoport. 1981. Party Activists in Virginia. Charlottesville, Virginia: Institute of Government.

LCJul11BotLunch Colloquium July 11

Opposition to the Nazi Regime: Two Incidents

Herbert W. Benario, Professor Emeritus of Classics  

On Monday, July 11, attendees at the penultimate summertime Lunch Colloquium of the Emeritus College had the great pleasure of hearing Herbert W. Benario, Professor of Classics Emeritus, speak about "Two Famous Incidents" of "Opposition to the Nazi Regime." A conflict in scheduling at the Luce Center, the usual site of our Colloquiums, made it necessary for us to shift sites, and we appreciated the invitation that made it possible for us to meet instead at Emory's Center for Continuing Education in Executive Park, where the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute offers an interesting array of classes to all comers throughout the year. We might note that the OLLI setting was particularly appropriate for Herb, who embodies lifelong learning better than most, and who often shares his learning in OLLI programming.
Gretchen Schulz provided the brief introduction that Herb had insisted upon-though she entertained herself and (it is to be hoped) him and others as she did so by quoting from the Wikipedia entry on this "US-amerikanischer Klassicher Philologe" who somehow rates an entry written in German. It traces his time at Emory from 1960, when he "wurde [dort] berufen," to later, when he "wurde zum Full Professor ernannt," to later still, when he "trat in den Ruhestand." Of course, we all know that Herb's many years of retirement (almost thirty, and, we think, therefore more than any of our other members can boast) have not found him very retiring at all. Far from resting in "Ruhe," he has continued to research and write and publish and present, and he has continued to travel all over the world to do so, though, as he explained at the start of this presentation, he may well have spent more time in Germany than anywhere else, working in the wonderful library and museum collections that survived the horrors of the Second World War. With the measured and mesmerizing speaking style that is all his own, Herb took us with him through the streets of Munich, then the streets of Berlin, where his abiding curiosity prompted him to raise questions about monuments of various kinds he encountered there, plaques on walls or sidewalks, pillars, statues, and so forth. Sometimes, even those living near such memorials couldn't explain their significance. But often, conversations with locals--and then follow-up research--revealed the stories behind these things. And it was two of these stories--inspiring stories of resistance to the Nazis, right in the middle of the country, right in the middle of the war--that Herb shared with us at this Colloquium.
The first was the story of "die Weisse Rose" movement in Munich, memorialized in a square before the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich where the pavement contains tile reproductions of pamphlets critical of Hitler and the Nazis that students from the University circulated in 1942 and 1943. The square itself is called Geschwister-Scholl-Platz after Hans and Sophie Scholl, the brother and sister who (with their friend Christoph Probst) were central in that movement against the ruling regime. A maintenance man at the University observed Sophie and Hans dumping out some pamphlets on February 18, 1943, and four days later, after a trial before the infamously unjust Volksgerichtshof (or People's Court), they (and Christoph) were dead, guillotined at Stedlheim Prison. Others were arrested, tortured, "tried," and executed, as well. Word about these events did make its way beyond the borders of Germany and Nazi-occupied territory, and, as Herb reported, copies of the sixth and final pamphlet of the group were dropped over Germany by Allied planes in July of 1943. Herb's handout encouraged those of us who'd like to know more to read The White Rose, by Sophie and Hans's sister Inge (Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, 1983; first published in 1952) and/or Sophie Scholl: The Real Story of the Woman Who Defied Hitler, by Frank McDonough (Stroud, UK: The History Press, 2009). A fine film is available, too: Sophie Scholl: Die Letzten Tage (2005). And in 1986, Udo Zimmermann composed a chamber opera about the White Rose (Weisse Rose); the May edition of Opera News reports that an updated version of that opera has been recorded. Herb expects it will soon be available in Woodruff Library.
Herb also told the story of the so-called Rosenstrasse movement, a resistance movement that both began and ended in the winter of 1943, just when "die Weisse Rose" movement was reaching its dreadful conclusion. This time it was "Aryan" women married to Jewish men who collaborated to protest the sudden arrest of their husbands in Berlin in February and March of 1943. The men (some 1800 of them) were being held in a building on Rosenstrasse, and the women used to gather outside, pushing at the guards, and chanting "Give us back our husbands." Though violence certainly threatened one day when machine gunners arrived and confronted the women, the gunners suddenly packed up and left the scene, and word came that the men would indeed be released (even those who had already been shipped to Auschwitz). The building is gone now, though there is a rose-colored memorial column (full of information) in front of the site. But what caught Herb's eye this time (and led to his research on the incident) was a set of related sculptures in a nearby park, created in the 1980s and installed there in 1995. The set, called "Block der Frauen" or Block of Women, shows imprisoned men and grieving women cut into huge hunks of stone. And letters also cut into the stone celebrate how "the strength of civil disobedience" and "the vigor of love" overcame "the violence of dictatorship." Like the White Rose movement, the Rosenstrasse movement has been the subject of books and films. Herb's handout recommended books by Gernot Jochheim (Frauenprotest in der Rosenstrasse) and Wolf Gruner (Widerstand in der Rosenstrasse). And it listed a 2003 film (directed by Margarethe von Trotta) called Rosenstrasse.
The comments that followed Herb's presentation were interesting, too--not least in their emphasis on "the way we were" back in the years of the war that Herb had been speaking about. Most of us in the room were youngsters then, or babies, most with fathers fighting far away and some with mothers doing jobs on the home front that women hadn't done before. Herb, who was a little older, has vivid memories of following the news on the radio from his family home here in the States. But Rudi Makkreel remembers following the news--sometimes listening to Churchill--on the illegal radio his family managed to keep hold of in their home in the occupied Netherlands. And Bee Nahmias was actually living--or trying to live--with her family in Berlin. Nor should we forget Mort Waitzman, Mort who was sitting right next to Bee, Mort who was old enough to enlist in 1943 (just weeks before the incidents of which Herb spoke) and help make the news others were accessing on their radios. (Many of you heard Mort speak to one of our Colloquium crowds last year about code-breaking in London, landing on D-Day, liberating Paris, fighting in the Netherlands and in Belgium, and then marching into Germany, opening labor camps and concentration camps along the way.)
As Gretchen later said to Dick Hubert, a newcomer to our group of attendees and (as she happens to know), a long-time devotee of WWII shows on the History Channel, "I told you you'd enjoy this Colloquium and this group of attendees. As you have heard, we ARE the History Channel." And there's nothing virtual about our reality.

--Gretchen Schulz 

SleepBotJuly 21--TO SLEEP, PERCHANCE TO DREAM: Sleeping Well at Any Age

                    Edith F. Honeycutt Chair in Nursing
Professor and Director of Graduate Studies

Thursday, July 21, 2016 
The Luce Center, Room 130 
2:00 to 4:00 
Topics include:
                        -A description of normal sleep including stages and durations
                        -Change in sleep patterns across the lifespan
                        -Common sleep problems associated with aging
                        -Symptoms requiring evaluation by a sleep specialist and treatment
                        -Questions and answers

About Ann Rogers

A nationally renowned sleep expert, Ann joined the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing in June 2010. Her distinguished research career spans three decades and focuses on patients' narcolepsy as well as adult populations who obtain insufficient sleep.


My interest in sleep began during the early 80s when I noticed a disconnect between what the literature was describing in terms of what it was like to live with narcolepsy and what a close family member had experienced. From that initial introduction to sleep medicine, my interest shifted from neuroscience to excessive daytime sleepiness.  Since that time, my research has focused on excessive daytime sleepiness, whether due to pathology (narcolepsy) or insufficient sleep.  The Staff Nurse Fatigue and Patient Study, which I directed, was the first to document the adverse effects of nurse work hours on patient, nurse, and public safety. I am currently finishing a study evaluating the efficacy of combining sleep extension with a diet and exercise protocol to promote weight loss and planning my next study evaluating a novel intervention for mild obstructive sleep apnea.

Education & Training:
  • BSN (Nursing) University of Iowa (1975)
  • MS in Nursing, University of Missouri-Columbia (1980) 
  • PhD, Northwestern University (1986)
Board Certification:
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine (1987)
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (1988) 
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (2001) 
  • Recipient of the American Academy of Nursing Media Award (2004) 
  • Member of Institute of Medicine's Committee on Optimizing Graduate Medical Trainee Resident Hours and Work Schedules to Improve Patient Safety (2007-2008)
  • American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) Pioneering Spirit Award (2015)
You can read more about the Emory Program in Sleep and Ann Rogers with the following links:

NewBotNew Members

New members are the lifeblood of any organization.  If you know any of these faculty, please make a special effort to welcome them to EUEC!
Stephen H. Bowen, PhD, Professor of Biology and Dean Emeritus, Oxford College 
James R. Zaidan, MD, Professor Emeritus of Anesthesiology

David Hesla
Professor Emeritus of Liberal Arts

From the Atlanta Journal Constitution:
David H. Hesla, Ph.D. died at his home in DeKalb County, July 13. He was 86 years old. Dr. Hesla taught in the Institute of Liberal Arts at Emory University for 35 years, from 1965 until his full retirement in 2000. He is survived by his sister, Mary Skretteberg, his daughter, Maren Hesla, and his grandchildren, Olivia and David Craighead. He was pre-deceased by his beloved wife Mary, his son Thor, and his brothers Steven and Timothy.
David was born October 14, 1929 in Stevens Point, Wisconsin to Reverend Otto Edwin Hesla, a Lutheran Pastor, and Alma Heimarck Hesla, a registered nurse. The oldest of their four children, David graduated from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, and then served as a Sergeant in the Marine Corps including a tour of duty in South Korea during the conflict.  Upon his return from Korea, David married his college sweetheart, Mary Stegner, and attended the University of Chicago where he earned his Ph.D. in the study of Literature and Theology.
A scholar of the work of Samuel Beckett, Hesla's most notable book, The Shape of Chaos, sought to understand the Nobel laureate's writings in terms of the history of ideas, discussing philosophic sources and analogues from the Pre-Socratics through the twentieth century. Not one to debate paradox, David Hesla embraced contraries. A note from Samuel Beckett commented, "I like your title." His colleague at Emory, Professor Robert Paul said of Hesla's teaching, "David was one of the best practitioners of the Socratic method I have known: rigorous and demanding but also encouraging and compassionate. His sometimes gruff exterior only partly masked a jovial side, and he had a caring concern both for his students and for literature and its deep riches."
After his retirement, Dr. Hesla was a valued Emory Emeritus College volunteer, working with the editors of The Letters of Samuel Beckett until weeks before his death; David was meticulous and delighted in the nuances of Beckett's words as he read the correspondence. 
He was an active member of St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church in Atlanta, with strong and frequently voiced opinions on his parish's music, grounds, and architecture. His lasting legacy will be the many students and colleagues whom he challenged and changed with intellectual rigor, unflaggingly high expectations, and occasional unexpected tenderness.
David Hesla's service [was] on Saturday, July 16, at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, 1790 LaVista Road, NE. The family requests in lieu of flowers that donations be made to Nicholas House (, the only homeless shelter in Atlanta serving all families, regardless of their composition; or to the campaign of Hillary Clinton (
Other information about David:

His late son, Thor Hesla, 84C, was killed in Afghanistan in 2008.

David received a Heilbrun Distinguished Emeritus Fellowship in 2007 on the topic:
"Nietzsche's Also Sprach Zarathustra and Strauss."
From Lois Overbeck, Editor:
David Hesla was an old friend, a man of compassion and wisdom, and a constant support to The Letters of Samuel Beckett. His own scholarship was rooted in a deep awareness of language and literature. He shared his gifts is so many ways, recently and notably as one of the Emeritus College's volunteers who was ready to help with proof-reading the letters in various stages of their preparation for publication. His co-volunteers and our students appreciated his ready wit, gruff charm, and perspicuous remarks, indeed his life among us. He will long be remembered as one of our company.
From Don Saliers:

Deeply saddened by the news of David's death.  A remarkable colleague, unusual turn of mind, and long-time friend. Prayers for Maren and the family. 

Barbara Reich
Professor Emerita of Nursing

We recently received notice of the death of Barbara Reich, Professor Emerita of Nursing, on December 10, 2015.  In the Spring Issue of the Emory Nursing Magazine, Sylvia Wrobel writes:
Barbara Reich, MN, RN, the faculty member who first introduced pathophysiology as a separate course to the nursing curriculum in the 1960s and who was named an honorary alumna in 1999, died on December 10, 2015, in Atlanta after an extended illness. She was 84.

After becoming engaged, Barbara and her husband Robert attended Yale University, where he earned a medical degree and she a master's in nursing. Totally hooked by physiology, she began a lifelong commitment to giving nurses a solid foundation in the physical and chemical processes of the human body's response to illness and injury.  

When the Reichs moved to Atlanta in 1963, Barbara began teaching at Emory University School of Nursing. The school grew rapidly and expanded its BSN curriculum in which students not only took nursing courses, including Barbara's required pathophysiology course, but also anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, microbiology, and pharmacology, taught by Medical School faculty.

After retiring in 1997, Barbara kept up with her nursing colleagues and former students, many of whom wrote to tell her how her teaching had influenced their nursing practice or teaching career. 

Her obituary as published in the AJC may be read by clicking here.  

FacAcBotFaculty Activities

Kenneth L. Brigham 
Professor Emeritus of Medicine 

EUEC Member Ken Brigham writes that he has written a novel that is to be released on August 1, THE LIFE AND DEATHS OF BLANCHE NERO.  It will be available as ebook, hard, and soft cover from Amazon at that time (publisher is Secant Publishing).  (You can currently pre-order the Kindle edition on Amazon.)  There is more information about the novel on Ken's website.  On his website, you can also find out about Ken's other books, both fiction and non-fiction.       

PWDuoBotEmory Passwords and New Security

Password Change
You had to change your password last year for access to Emory resources, and that time is approaching once again. I got the following email, for example:

Those of you who have to change your password will get a message something like the above. Note that it does not have a clickable link. Rather you are told to go to a certain URL ( One of the reasons is that there are so many "phishing" emails sent to users telling them that they must change their password, or reactivate their account, or something like that, and the bogus email gives a clickable link like The link looks very safe, but actually will take the user to a totally different website that will do bad things to his or her computer or steal his or her password information.
In my case, I got the above email on June 17, two months in advance of needing to change my password. (Many more reminders will be sent out, at increasing frequency, before the due date.) Once you get such a reminder, it is fine to go ahead and change your password. However, your password has to be changed at least every 365 days. Therefore, if you reset your password at the first notice, you will in effect be changing it every 10 months!
There is no question that changing this password is a pain! In my case, my Emory password is embedded in programs that I use on a total of at least 3 desktop computers, 3 laptops, a tablet, and a smartphone, and all of them have to be changed more or less at the same time. The password also has to meet a variety of criteria, so it can't be something simple to remember. Computer security is an increasing problem at Emory, and there are very good reasons for requiring password changes. You did it last year, so given that this this process is basically the same, you can do it again.
Once you have changed your password, if you connect to Emory's wireless network, EmoryUnplugged, you will need to change to the new password in your wireless connection when you are on campus.  Instructions for iOS devices and Android devices can be seen by clicking the relevant link.

Two-Factor Authentication

Changing your password is the easy part. New for this year, beginning October 10, is the requirement to use two-factor authentication in order to get your Emory email, and somewhat later, it appears, access to library resources. Note: Complete explanations and instructions for Emory are available at: I am simplifying the instructions, assuming that you are interested only in Emory email and library resources. There are also other services that will require two-factor authentication, but if you have two-factor authentication set up for one service, using it for more than one is very little extra trouble. Note: These instructions are current, but some steps may change in the next few months. I will try to make updates as necessary.
What is Two-Factor Authentication?
We are still used to providing just a username and password for most secure sites. However, it is becoming more and more evident that those two pieces of information do not provide enough security. Probably most of you have had friends whose email account has been "hacked"--hopefully that has not happened to you. "Two-factor authentication adds a second layer of security to your online accounts. Verifying your identity using a second factor (like your phone or other mobile device) prevents anyone but you from logging in, even if they know your password." You will see how this is being implemented at Emory in the explanation below.
How is Emory setting up two-factor authentication?
Emory is using a commercial company, Duo.

Will I have to use two-factor authentication?
If you don't use your Emory userID for any services (email, library, etc.) then you will not need to enroll for two-factor authentication.
However, if you use your Emory email address or use Emory library resources, you will need to use two-factor authentication.
Note: You do not have to use two-factor authentication when you are connected on campus, but most of you will want to be able to use services off campus, and for that you will need to use two-factor authentication.
What is needed in order to use two-factor authentication?
Duo, the two-factor authentication service that Emory is using, requires some type of phone or tablet to be used, ideally a smartphone or tablet. You can see a 22-second video of Duo in use with a smartphone by  clicking here. When you log in to a service (such as email) that requires the use of Duo, you will have a choice of sending a notification to a smart device (tablet or phone), calling a phone (either landline or cell phone), or using a passcode that a Duo app will generate.
How do I use a tablet?
You need to install the Duo app on your tablet. In the iTunes or Google Play store you would search for Duo Mobile:

The apps are free and can be installed whenever you want. (Note: The Duo Enrollment (see below) seems to allow you to do a smartphone or tablet installation during setup. I tried that and got timed out, so it is probably better to install the App before trying the setup.)  After installation, the apps need to be set up (see below). Once they are set up, if your tablet is connected to WiFi (or has cellular service), when you use a service that requires Duo, a notification will be sent to the Duo app on your tablet, you will receive that notification, and then you will just press "Approve" and you will be allowed access to the service. If you are not connected to WiFi, you can open the Duo app on your tablet and press the key button and a passcode will be generated that you can enter into the service requesting Duo authentication. That can be done anywhere in the world and doesn't require any sort of cell service. 
What if I only have a landline phone and no cell phone or tablet?
You can register as many landlines as you want so you can use Duo to login whenever you are near one of the verified landlines. (However, it can be a bit tricky to set up additional landlines the first time, and you or someone you trust has to be near a landline to set it up.)
If you want to login away from one of the landlines, you can get a passcode in advance so you can login, but you can do that only once while you are away from a landline. For example, if you want to travel and login, having only landlines set up is not a good solution.
What if I have a cell phone, but not a smartphone or tablet?
Any time you need to use two-factor authentication, you will need to get either a phone call or a text message on your cell phone. This would not be a problem as long as you had cell service. However, if you are in an area where you don't have cell service, this method would not work. If you had access to some type of phone, you could contact the Emory Service Desk (404-727-7777) and get a temporary passcode if necessary.
How do I use my smartphone?
There are multiple ways to use your smartphone. The best way is to have the Duo app installed. (For installation, see the information under tablet, above.) If you are in an area with cell service, you can get a notification and just reply to it. If you don't have cell service you can use the app to generate a passcode. This will work anywhere in the world.
Note: If you are traveling and are using only your smartphone to read and respond to emails, you won't even need to use Duo, as long as you use the smartphone Mail app. However, if you want to read or respond to emails on your laptop, you would need to use your tablet or smartphone to authenticate with Duo.

How do I set up Duo (Duo Enrollment)?
In order to set up Duo (called Duo Enrollment), you go to and you will see the following:
The setup instructions are  available online or can be seen by clicking here. If you have a smartphone, it is recommended that you set that device up first.
Several comments on the setup: If you set up a smartphone or tablet, when you click on the button that says "I have Duo Mobile Installed" the App on your device will open and ask permission to use your camera. If you allow it to use your camera, you just point your device at the computer screen, which will show a QR code something like:

When you position your device so that the QR code is in the center of the picture, the App will be activated and you don't even have to take a picture. Once activation is successful with this device, you are given the option to make the device your default device, by checking a box on the screen that says "Automatically send me a:". Although it can be convenient to have a default device, there are certain disadvantages. The convenience is that whenever you have to authenticate by clicking "Duo Login" your App will be automatically notified and you just have to go to your smartphone or tablet and "Accept" the login attempt. One disadvantage is that if you are in a situation in which you want to use another device or method of verification, a notification will be sent to your default device before you have a chance to do anything else. If you initially set a default device, you can later change that selection, but that is a bit of a hassle.
Once you have one device set up for Duo use, you can add more devices, either at that time or later. To set up additional devices later, you go to As shown in the screen above, you get the "Duo Self-Service Portal" and two of the options are "Add a new device" and "Manage your settings and devices." Each of those prompts has a link next to it entitled "see instructions." Those instructions are necessary, because the next steps are counter-intuitive. If you want to do one of those steps you can see the instructions online, or click here to see them. I was able to add additional devices and also stop one of my devices from being a default device, but it took several tries to accomplish each task, getting "time out" and "server error" messages. Prepare to be a bit patient in doing these setups!

Once Duo is set up, what will it be like to use it?
Beginning October 10, when you log in to, you will see a prompt that looks something like the following:

If you have the Duo app installed on your smartphone or tablet (and that device is connected to WiFi or cell service) you can click on Duo Push, a notification will be sent to your device, you will click on "Accept" and then have access to email. If you click on "Call Me" a telephone call will be sent to one of your registered phones (that registration needs to be done in advance), you will answer the call, respond with a key press, and then have access. If you click on "Enter a Passcode" you will open your Duo app on your smartphone or tablet, press the key button to generate a passcode, and then copy that passcode into the place for it that will open once you click on "Enter a Passcode" and you will be set to go.
Note: Once you do the Duo authentication, you will have the option to "trust" the computer you are using, and if you do that, you will be able to use that computer for 30 days without using Duo during that period. (That is assuming that you use the same browser on that computer and do not clear its cache during that time. If you use another browser or clear the cache, you would need to use Duo again.)

Once you have set up Duo, its use for two-factor authentication should be fairly straightforward. The need for using a service like Duo is an unfortunate consequence of the world we live in today and is a "best practice" for computer security.
If you want more information, you can go to Emory's website about two-factor authentication, There is a page with answers to many questions which might be of interest:  If you run into problems in setting up Duo, the Emory Service Desk (404-727-7777) is the first place to contact. 

Note on security: The use of Duo, or any type of two-factor authentication, merely lets the service you are using know that it is you logging in. It does not make your computer or connection to the Internet safe! If you get an email with a link that says Click here to see something interesting! and you click the link, or you connect using a public WiFi hotspot, or you use a computer in an Internet Café, you are not protected from bad things happening just because you used Duo!

--Gray Crouse 
WalkBotWalking the campus with Dianne

Did you recognize the building?  It's the North Decatur Building, located on, well...North Decatur Road!  It's nestled between the Law School (Gambrell Hall) and the Performing Arts Building (which used to be a church).  As I mentioned, no terracotta rooftop, just modern glass, steel, concrete, and various other materials.  I'm not sure which departments are located within the building, but I believe the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) might be there.  I, personally, think it's a rather interesting looking building and I like that it's different from most others on campus.


Where to next?  How about someplace most of us rarely, if ever, see?  Unless, of course, you joined us for a special Lunch Colloquium last year.    No more hints!

Where Will You Find This on Emory's Campus?

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Emory University Emeritus College

The Luce Center
825 Houston Mill Road NE #206

Atlanta, GA 30329


Emory University Emeritus College, The Luce Center, 825 Houston Mill Road NE #206, Atlanta, GA 30329
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