How to Trace Your Northern Irish Heritage

by Mary Welch Every year thousands of Americans fly to Ireland in search of their roots, or as the Irish say, “looking for your bones.” A large percentage — if not the majority — consider themselves Irish-American whose ancestors have come here since the Potato Famine in the 1840s from what is now the Republic of Ireland. More

France Atlanta 2014 Off and Running

by Phil Bolton | October 17, 2014 France Atlanta 2014 got off to an enthusiastic start with a reception at the Besharat Gallery in Atlanta on the evening of Oct. 16 with formal remarks by Frederic Dore, deputy chief of mission at the French embassy in Washington; Denis Barbet,  the consul general of France based in Atlanta; G. P. “Bud’ Peterson, the president of the Georgia Institute of Technology, researchers from Emory University and Inserm of Toulouse, France, and Kasim Reed, the mayor of Atlanta. More

NAFTA Points the Way for Larger Global Agreements

by Phil Bolton | October 16, 2014 NAFTA’s true significance is still unfolding as the U.S. negotiates new bloc agreements with the European Union and countries bordering the Pacific Ocean, said speakers at a conference marking the 20th anniversary of the agreement with Canada and Mexico. More

'Emory Had the Courage to Be First,' University Atty. Says of Ebola Patient Care

by Phil Bolton | October 15, 2014 As Emory University Hospital receives Ebola patients in Atlanta, “We should be proud of Emory,” said Jane Jordan, deputy general counsel and chief council for health affairs at the university. More

Cirque du Soleil Hires 'Locals' Who Sometimes Become 'Cirquadors'

by Phil Bolton | October 14, 2014 The Cirque du Soleil has been pushing the boundaries of its artists physical limits as well as its audiences’ imaginations for 29 years. More