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For Students of Emory University
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
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IMPACT
President Carter shares history and archive lessons with Emory students
In a conversation with students at Emory's Rose Library, former President Jimmy Carter shared candid thoughts on politics, history and the importance of archives to understanding contemporary issues.

 

LEADERSHIP
Wagner offers year-end message to the Emory community
Reflecting on the end of the academic year and his upcoming retirement, Emory President James Wagner offers gratitude to the community for making Emory "a university with a soul, truly endeavoring to be both great and good."

 

INNOVATION
Laney Graduate School receives grant for global skills development
Launching in fall 2016, the pilot project will create a "community of practice" to help doctoral students gain experience working with organizations that seek solutions to poverty, food security, climate change and other global issues.

 

INTERNATIONAL
Afghan ambassador visits Emory to discuss politics, perceptions
Hamdullah Mohib, Afghanistan's ambassador to the United States, and his wife, Lael Mohib, discussed the country's future with students in Marion Creekmore's South Asian politics class.

 

SPORTS
Emory tennis teams sweep UAA championships
Emory's women's and men's tennis teams won the University Athletic Association championships over the weekend -- the fourth consecutive championship for the women and the second for the men.

 

OUTREACH
Students create documentary on Syrian refugee education crisis
In January, senior Zeena Lattouf visited Zaatari, one of the biggest Syrian refugee camps in Jordan. Her documentary about the lack of education in the camp, produced with fellow student Meredith Stedman, screens Monday on campus.

 

RESEARCH
Emory joins launch of SPARK, the nation's largest autism research study
The Emory Autism Center is helping launch SPARK, a research initiative designed to become the largest autism study ever undertaken in the United States.

 

ARTS
History professor lends her scholarly voice to enrich an opera
"Opera and the French Revolution" is set to debut in Washington, D.C., and New York City with help from Emory historian Judith Miller, who is consulting on a piece that hasn't been performed since 1796.

PROFILES
Undergraduate researchers find support through SIRE
Takuya Maeda examined educational efforts about the internment of Japanese Americans. Meghan Hickey proved that trypophobia, the fear of holes, may not be a fear at all. Dalila Vazquez Herrera explored cultural barriers to health care delivery. But these diverse student projects have one thing in common: support from the Scholarly Inquiry and Research at Emory (SIRE) program.
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Photo Galleries
 
Emory Denim Day
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Hundreds of faculty, staff and students wore jeans or denim ribbons April 20 for Emory Denim Day, an annual event designed to show support for survivors of sexual assault and the larger goal of ending sexual violence. View more photos of participants.

Wagner Appreciation Block Party
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Emory faculty, staff and students united April 21 for a block party to thank Emory President James Wagner and his wife, Debbie, for their service to the University. Hundreds filled Asbury Circle to celebrate the Wagners' contributions to Emory, while also enjoying music, lunch and ice cream. See more photos of the festivities.

Shakespeare Battle
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Theater Emory's 12-hour Shakespeare Anniversary Celebration kicked off at noon April 23 with a battle scene reenactment complete with broadsword and staff. Student actors fought valiantly before an appreciative audience on Patterson Green. View more photos from the battle and student performances.
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Take Note
 
Campus memorial service for Cynthia Shaw set for Thursday
Campus memorial service for Cynthia Shaw set for Thursday

Students preparing for final papers and exams can get last-minute services from Emory Libraries
Students preparing for final papers and exams can get last-minute services from Emory Libraries

Textbook lending library seeks donations to help low-income students
Textbook lending library seeks donations to help low-income students

'Don't Dump It, Donate It!' drive continues through May 13
'Don't Dump It, Donate It!' drive continues through May 13

Redesigned website makes collection of Shakespearean material more accessible
Redesigned website makes collection of Shakespearean material more accessible
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Emory Insider
 
Emory Insider

 

Fresh produce delivered to campus: Staying in the Atlanta area over the summer? Buy a subscription to the Oxford College Organic Farm community-supported agriculture program to get fresh vegetables that you can pick up weekly on both the Oxford and Emory campuses. Subscriptions for the full season (28 weeks) and spring season (10 weeks) start tomorrow. Fall subscriptions are also available.
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In The News
 
For Trump, Tubman on $20 bill illustrates broader American problem

 

For Trump, Tubman on $20 bill illustrates broader American problem
April 23 |  Andra Gillespie |  NBC News

This is our country. Let's walk it.

 

This is our country. Let's walk it.
April 23 |  Brian Sawers |  New York Times

Report: Third of suicides in US are among middle-aged whites

 

Report: Third of suicides in US are among middle-aged whites
April 22 |  Nadine Kaslow |  Associated Press

Not all money troubles are created equal

 

Not all money troubles are created equal
April 21 |  Dorothy Brown |  The Atlantic
 
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"This whole thing is symbolic politics. Putting women on currency is not going to change the gender pay gap and not going to change the fact that the pay gap is worse for black women and women of color."
Andra Gillespie, NBC News, April 23, 2016
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Featured Events
 
Chair Rodeo

 

Chair Rodeo
Volunteer to help set up 14,000 chairs for Commencement
When: May 4, 9:00 a.m.
Where: Emory Quadrangle
Admission: Free
Oxford College Commencement

 

Oxford College Commencement
Keynote address by Oxford and Emory alumnus Henry Anthony, vice president of human resources for Rollins, Inc.
When: May 7, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Oxford College Quadrangle
Admission: Free
Cherry Emerson Memorial Alumni Concert

 

Cherry Emerson Memorial Alumni Concert
Musical alumni join a graduating senior for this Commencement tradition
When: May 8, 1:30 p.m.
Where: Miller-Ward Alumni House
Admission: Free
In Dialogue: Conversations with the Provost

 

In Dialogue: Conversations with the Provost
Small-group conversation focuses on strengthening faculty diversity at Emory
When: May 11, 4:15 p.m.
Where: Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library
Admission: Free
 
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May
 
Emory Youth Symphony Orchestra
When: May 4, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
 
05
May
 
Finding and Managing Information: Library Resources and Services
When: May 5, 7:00 a.m.
Where: Emory University Hospital Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
05
May
 
10th Annual Southeastern Critical Care Summit
When: May 5, 8:00 a.m.
Where: Emory Conference Center Hotel
Admission: $250/day physicians; $200/day others
 
05
May
 
Learning and Organizational Development: Communicating with Impact
When: May 5, 8:30 a.m.
Where: 1599 Clifton Road, Room 1D
Admission: $60
 
05
May
 
Department of Biochemistry Seminar: Jeffrey Skolnick, speaker
When: May 5, 12:15 p.m.
Where: Whitehead Biomedical Research Building Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
06
May
 
Goizueta Young Professional Session: Ramnath Chellappa, speaker
When: May 6, 3:00 p.m.
Where: Goizueta Business School
Admission: Free
 
06
May
 
International Graduation Recognition Ceremony
When: May 6, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Health Sciences Administration Building Auditorium (WHSCAB)
Admission: Free
 
07
May
 
Atlanta Business School Alliance Picnic
When: May 7, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Tanyard Creek Park
Admission: $12
 
08
May
 
AHANA A Cappella Friends and Family Concert
When: May 8, 3:00 p.m.
Where: Harland Cinema
Admission: Free
 
08
May
 
Kafoglis-Economics Nobel Laureate Lecture Series with Amartya Sen
When: May 8, 4:00 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 208
Admission: Free
 
10
May
 
Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine Research Symposium
When: May 10, 5:30 p.m.
Where: James B. Williams Medical Education Building, Room 120
Admission: Free
 
13
May
 
Staff Fest Fun Run-Walk
When: May 13, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Asbury Circle
Admission: Free
 
13
May
 
Staff Fest Volleyball Tournament
When: May 13, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Quad
Admission: Free
 
13
May
 
Staff Fest 2016
When: May 13, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Quad
Admission: Free
 
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May
 
The Vega String Quartet
When: May 14, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
 
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The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
When: May 17, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Grace Crum Rollins Building, 8th Floor, Rita Anne Rollins Room
Admission: Free
 
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