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For Students of Emory University
Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016
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Taking initiative
Emory Scholars join contest to solve global problems
Four students will travel to Shanghai next month to compete for the Hult Prize, which seeks creative solutions to problems faced by people living in crowded urban spaces worldwide.

 

COMMUNICATION
Welcome to Dooley Report
Today marks the debut of Dooley Report, a new publication created specifically for Emory students. Every Wednesday, we'll bring you an engaging mix of news, events and information tailored specifically for undergraduate and graduate students.

 

Leadership
Three presidents, one conversation
Former Emory President James T. Laney, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and current Emory President James W. Wagner shared the stage last week for a conversation guided by mutual history, dedication to Emory and plenty of humor.

 

Events
'Dear World Live From Emory' premieres for Social Justice Week
Emory's annual Social Justice Week, set for Feb. 22-28, features a new event combining photography and words to share the stories of the students, faculty and staff who make up the University community. View the full slate of activities.

 

RESOURCES
Oxford Science Building prepares for grand opening celebration
The new science building on Emory's Oxford College campus marks its official opening with events on Sunday, but classes are already underway in the state-of-the-art facility. See how the new building helps students become scientists.

 

LITERATURE
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Rita Dove comes to Emory
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove will give a free reading on campus Feb. 28 for the acclaimed Raymond Danowski Poetry Library Reading Series.

 

Research
Sociology professor lauded for theory on causes of crime
Robert Agnew is the pioneer of General Strain Theory, one of the leading explanations of crime and its causes. Learn why he thinks climate change is the greatest threat to confront humanity.

PROFILE
MaKendra Umstead: A personal mission to study cancer
Her mother's journey with breast cancer inspired MaKendra Umstead to pursue a PhD in cancer biology. Now a fifth-year student in Laney Graduate School, she focuses her research on processes that might lead to better cancer treatments.
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Photo Galleries
 
Black Student Alliance 'Step it Up' showcase
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The annual "Step it Up!" showcase, presented by the Black Student Alliance, drew a standing-room-only crowd for performances in honor of Black History Month. Click for additional images.

Senior Day for Emory Basketball
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On Sunday, Feb. 14, the Emory men's and women's basketball teams conducted Senior Day Ceremonies for members of those programs who were appearing in their final regular-season home games at the Woodruff PE Center. See more photos of the players and their families.

James Weldon Johnson Institute launch reception
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Emory's James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference celebrated its official launch with a reception at the Michael C. Carlos Museum. View more photos from the event.
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Take Note
 
Submissions sought for Study Abroad Photo Contest
Submissions sought for Study Abroad Photo Contest

Brittany File, Taylor Forte earn UAA softball honors
Brittany File, Taylor Forte earn UAA softball honors

Professional Communication series focuses on career development
Professional Communication series focuses on career development

Laney Graduate School seeks student, faculty nominees for Eleanor Main Awards
Laney Graduate School seeks student, faculty nominees for Eleanor Main Awards

Emory presents first-ever Faculty Composers Concert
Emory presents first-ever Faculty Composers Concert

Kyle Monk, Brian Hernandez sweep UAA baseball weekly awards
Kyle Monk, Brian Hernandez sweep UAA baseball weekly awards
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Emory Insider
 
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Ticket discounts: Before you buy tickets to the movies or area attractions like the Georgia Aquarium or Zoo Atlanta, check the Tickets & Info Desk in the Dobbs University Center for a variety of discounted options.
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In The News
 
Facebook and the new colonialism

 

Facebook and the new colonialism
Feb. 11 |  Deepika Bahri |  The Atlantic

Health minute: Brain games

 

Health minute: Brain games
Feb. 11 |  David Loring |  CNN via KDRV-TV

Scientists attack Zika virus from multiple angles

 

Scientists attack Zika virus from multiple angles
Feb. 10 |  Phyllis Kozarsky |  Fox News
 
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"I'm loath to toss around words like colonialism [in a discussion of Facebook's Free Basics platform] but it's hard to ignore the family resemblances and recognizable DNA. ... In the end, if it isn't a duck, it shouldn't quack like a duck."
Deepika Bahri, The Atlantic, Feb. 11, 2016
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Featured Events
 
French New Wave series: "Out 1," episodes 1-4

 

French New Wave series: "Out 1," episodes 1-4
13-episode conspiracy film screens over 2 days, Feb. 20-21
When: Feb. 20, 11:00 a.m.
Where: 208 White Hall
Admission: Free
Creativity Conversation with President Wagner

 

Creativity Conversation with President Wagner
In discussion with Rosemary Magee, Rose Library director
When: Feb. 24, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Rose Library Teaching/Learning Studio
Admission: Free
International Careers Networking Night

 

International Careers Networking Night
Network with professionals with international work experience
When: Feb. 24, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Miller-Ward Alumni House
Admission: Free
 
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Alternatives to the Summer Internship
When: Feb. 18, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Career Center, B. Jones
 
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Lecture: "Cognitive Aesthetics: Beauty, the Brain and Virginia Woolf"
When: Feb. 18, 4:00 p.m.
Where: PAIS 290
Admission: Free
 
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Baseball: Emory vs. Ferrum
When: Feb. 19, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Chappell Park, Peavine Drive
Admission: Free
 
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Women in Science Q&A
When: Feb. 22, 2:00 p.m.
Where: 360 Atwood Addition, Chemistry Building
Admission: Free
 
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Faculty Composers Concert
When: Feb. 23, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts
Admission: Free
 
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Lecture: "It's Time to Decolonize Human Rights"
When: Feb. 25, 4:30 p.m.
Where: Jones Room, Woodruff Library
Admission: Free
 
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