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For Students of Emory University
Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016
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INSPIRATION
Ebola survivor encourages nursing students to cultivate compassion
Two years after being treated at Emory University Hospital for Ebola virus disease, Nancy Writebol returns to Emory to reflect on what she experienced and offer inspiration to future nurses.

 

LEADERSHIP
Block party welcomes Claire E. Sterk as Emory president
Emory students, faculty and staff are invited to a block party on Friday, Sept. 9, in Asbury Circle to welcome Claire E. Sterk as the 20th president of Emory University.

 

COMMUNITY
Memorial service honors students killed in terrorist attack
The Oxford College community gathered Sunday to remember Abinta Kabir and Faraaz Hossain, who were killed in July in Bangladesh. "Let us cross borders with the courage they showed in their lives," President-elect Claire Sterk urged.

 

CULTURE
Candler to host lecture series on faith and politics
As the country counts down to the presidential election, Emory's Candler School of Theology will host public intellectuals and scholars of religion and culture for a lecture series titled "Faith and Politics in the 21st Century."

 

LITERATURE
Decatur Book Festival puts Emory in the spotlight
The Decatur Book Festival kicks off Friday at Emory with a sold-out tribute to Southern literary icon Pat Conroy. A diverse slate of Emory authors will offer readings and presentations throughout the weekend.

 

INTERNATIONAL
Emory students earn Fulbright awards to research, study and teach abroad
Emory will send 13 students and recent graduates across the globe in the coming year as part of the 2016 Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Recipients are selected based on leadership potential and academic achievement.

 

PUBLIC HEALTH
Couples HIV testing, counseling prevents more than 70 percent of new infections in Rwanda
A 30-year HIV prevention and research initiative in Rwanda has resulted in the prevention of more than 70 percent of new HIV infections in that country. The program includes the Rwanda Ministry of Health, Emory and the CDC.

EVENTS
Emory Arts kicks off with superheroes, storytelling and Shakespeare
The new semester brings a full schedule of arts events to campus. September's highlights range from superhero films to a musical reimagining of Shakespeare's "Comedy of Errors."
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Members of the Class of 2020 showed off their singing and dancing skills for Songfest, a beloved Emory tradition where students from each residence hall perform an original song about their new home. View more photos and find out who won bragging rights for the year.

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The Oxford Olympics, a favorite Orientation tradition on the Oxford College campus, lets first-year students face off in events like tug-of-war and tricycle races. See more photos from the competition.
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Take Note
 
Emory Dining offers special hours for Labor Day
Emory Dining offers special hours for Labor Day

Volleyball hosts Emory Classic tournament on campus this weekend
Volleyball hosts Emory Classic tournament on campus this weekend

Bring reusable bags, mugs to help Emory Farmers Market reduce waste
Bring reusable bags, mugs to help Emory Farmers Market reduce waste

Upcoming trainings offer help with transition to Canvas, Emory's new learning management system
Upcoming trainings offer help with transition to Canvas, Emory's new learning management system
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Emory Insider: Resources
 
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Get a SafeRide on campus: If you are traveling alone on campus after dark, contact SafeRide to get a free shuttle, golf cart, vehicle or walking escort to your destination. The SafeRide service is available for both students and employees from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
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In The News
 
The safe spaces debate: A personal perspective

 

The safe spaces debate: A personal perspective
Aug. 29 |  Ajay Nair |  Huffington Post

Race appears tight in Georgia, so where are presidential candidates?

 

Race appears tight in Georgia, so where are presidential candidates?
Aug. 28 |  Alan Abramowitz |  Atlanta Journal-Constitution

To bolster KLM's identity, a 'charmingly clueless approach' to humor

 

To bolster KLM's identity, a 'charmingly clueless approach' to humor
Aug. 28 |  Michael Lewis |  New York Times

Commentary: Trump doesn't understand what Sharia is

 

Commentary: Trump doesn't understand what Sharia is
Aug. 25 |  Abdullahi An-Na'im |  CNN

U.S. heart group sets limit on sugar for kids and teens

 

U.S. heart group sets limit on sugar for kids and teens
Aug. 24 |  Miriam Vos |  Fox News
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Featured Events
 
Robert Gallo discusses "Virus Epidemics with Special Emphasis on HIV and AIDS: Reflection on the Past and Prospects for the Future"

 

Robert Gallo discusses "Virus Epidemics with Special Emphasis on HIV and AIDS: Reflection on the Past and Prospects for the Future"
The first annual Raymond Schinazi Distinguished Lecture will be followed by a concert by the Vega String Quartet.
When: Sept. 1, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Health Sciences Research Building, Auditorium
Admission: Free
Panel discussion with Jim Obergefell: "Love Wins"

 

Panel discussion with Jim Obergefell: "Love Wins"
Discussion of "Love Wins: The Lovers and Lawyers Who Fought the Landmark Case for Marriage Equality" features the lead plaintiff in the historic case.
When: Sept. 2, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Emory School of Law, Tull Auditorium
Admission: Free
Coiling Culture: Basketry Art of Native North America

 

Coiling Culture: Basketry Art of Native North America
A new exhibit, on view through August 2018, explores the materials, making and meaning of fragile basketry art.
When: Sept. 10, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum
Admission: Free to Emory faculty, staff, students
 
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Exhibit: "To the Great Variety of Readers: Publishing Shakespeare"
When: Sept. 1, 9:00 a.m.
Where: Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library
Admission: Free
 
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Bate-Papo: Portuguese Conversation Hour
When: Sept. 2, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Longstreet-Means Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Friday Limin Welcome Back
When: Sept. 2, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Dobbs University Center, Centro Latino
Admission: Free
 
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Emory Experience Shuttle: Eastside Beltline, Ponce City Market, Piedmont Park
When: Sept. 3, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Woodruff Circle
Admission: Free
 
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Pitts Weekly Workshop: How Do I Do Research?
When: Sept. 6, 3:00 p.m.
Where: Pitts Theology Library Room 560A
Admission: Free
 
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Foreign Relations, Funerary Art and Pharaoh: Visual Play in Ancient Egypt
When: Sept. 6, 7:30 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 103
Admission: Free
 
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"Superhero" Blood Drive
When: Sept. 7, 9:30 a.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room
Admission: Free
 
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Pitts Weekly Workshop: How Can I Find the Best Materials for my Research?
When: Sept. 7, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Pitts Theology Library, Room 369
Admission: Free
 
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Center for Global Safe WASH Open House
When: Sept. 7, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Lawrence P. and Ann Estes Klamon Room
Admission: Free
 
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Lecture: The End of White Christian America and Its Implications for the 2016 Election
When: Sept. 7, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Cannon Chapel Sanctuary
Admission: Free
 
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Emory Data Science Club
When: Sept. 7, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Callaway Memorial Center, Room 105
Admission: Free
 
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Tibetan Shrine Lecture: "Bodyguard Buddhas: Protector Deities in Tibetan Buddhism"
When: Sept. 7, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Film screening: "Prince Valiant" (1954)
When: Sept. 7, 7:30 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 208
Admission: Free
 
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Concert: Chamber Music Trio
When: Sept. 7, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Oxford College, Williams Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Healthy Winship Lecture: 10 Common Diet and Exercise Myths Debunked
When: Sept. 8, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Winship Cancer Institute, John H. Kauffman Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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Philosophy Colloquium: The Phenomenology of the Inapparent
When: Sept. 8, 4:15 p.m.
Where: Psychology Building, Room 290
Admission: Free
 
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Film Screening: "In Our Son's Name"
When: Sept. 8, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Candler School of Theology, Rita Anne Rollins Building, Room 252
Admission: Free
 
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Economic Justice Forum: How to Use Our Dollars to Make Change
When: Sept. 8, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Emory School of Law, Gambrell Hall, Room 1D
Admission: Free
 
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Winship Endowed Elkin Lecture: Mitochondrial Metabolism Regulate Cancer
When: Sept. 9, 12:15 p.m.
Where: Winship Cancer Institute, John H. Kauffman Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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Hopkins-Nanjing Information Session
When: Sept. 9, 3:00 p.m.
Where: Modern Languages Building, Room 201
Admission: Free
 
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Theaster Gates conversation with Rose Library Director Rosemary Magee
When: Sept. 9, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library
Admission: Free
 
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Gamma Phive K Color Dash Benefitting Girls on the Run
When: Sept. 10, 9:00 a.m.
Where: McDonough Field
Admission: $20
 
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Emory Experience Shuttle: Taste of Soul Atlanta
When: Sept. 10, 10:30 a.m.
Where: Woodruff Circle
Admission: Free
 
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Disability Film Festival
When: Sept. 10, 2:30 p.m.
Where: Harland Cinema
Admission: Free
 
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Sarah Chang, violin, and Julio Elizalde, piano
When: Sept. 10, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: $10 Emory students; $55 general public; $44 discount category members
 
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Bach Live!
When: Sept. 11, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Col Legno Duo: Amy Pollard, bassoon, and Scott Pollard, percussion
When: Sept. 13, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Semester Study Abroad Fair
When: Sept. 14, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Dobbs University Center, Coca-Cola Commons
Admission: Free
 
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