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Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017
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LEADERSHIP
Emory inaugurates Claire E. Sterk as university's 20th president
An internationally acclaimed public health researcher and Emory faculty member since 1995, President Claire E. Sterk is the first woman and first social scientist to lead the university.

 

INSIGHT
Inauguration address: "Bold Ambition in Service of Humanity"
"Ambition is not new to Emory," President Sterk noted in her inauguration address. "It is at the core of our history and it will be part of our future." Read the full transcript.

 

LITERATURE
Inauguration poem: 'XX' by Kevin Young
Poet and scholar Kevin Young read his poem "XX," written for Emory's 20th president, during Wednesday's inauguration ceremony.

 

IMPACT
Academic symposium focuses on improving global health
Experts in HIV, cancer and mental health highlighted Emory's leadership in disciplines of critical global importance at the Inauguration Academic Symposium, titled "Health Challenges and Bold Opportunities."

 

INSPIRATION
Pecou creates new artwork to commemorate inauguration
"Emerge," a commissioned painting by renowned artist and Emory PhD student Fahamu Pecou, seeks to inspire the Emory community to "leap boldly forward."

 

ENVIRONMENT
Tree-planting honors Emory's new president
An elm tree planted Wednesday on the Emory Quadrangle stands as a tribute to President Sterk and the university's commitment to sustainability.

 

COMMUNITY
Wonderful Wednesday celebrates presidential inauguration
At a special inauguration-themed Wonderful Wednesday gathering, students expressed high hopes for President Sterk's leadership of Emory.
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Inauguration of President Claire E. Sterk
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Steeped in tradition and symbolism, the inauguration of Emory's 20th president drew hundreds to Glenn Memorial Auditorium on Wednesday. View more photos from the ceremony.

A Celebration of Emory's History and Traditions
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Inauguration events began Monday with a candle-lit tour of Oxford College, Emory's original campus. See more photos from the tour.
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CAMPUS
'Walkout' demonstration calls for sanctuary campus
About 200 Emory students, faculty and alumni assembled on the Quadrangle during the formal inauguration of President Claire E. Sterk to continue the call for the president to designate Emory as a sanctuary campus.

 

ATHLETICS
Spring sports teams set sights on national titles
Spring is always an exciting time for Emory Athletics, with seasons getting underway for baseball, softball, tennis, golf and track and field. Catch home openers for both baseball and softball on Saturday.

 

COMMUNITY
Islamic Awareness Month events emphasize understanding
Emory's Muslim Student Association kicked off Islamic Awareness Month on World Hijab Day with a table inviting passersby to try on headscarves and ask questions about hijab and Islam.

 

POETRY
U.S. Poet Laureate Herrera to give free reading at Emory
U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera will give a free reading at Emory's Schwartz Center for Performing Arts at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19. Tickets are not required, but seating will be limited.

 

SAFETY
Get prepared during Severe Weather Awareness Week
This week is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Georgia, the perfect time for the Emory community to review campus emergency plans for what to do when dangerous weather approaches.
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In The News
 
Deborah Lipstadt: the quest for truth in the post-truth era

 

Deborah Lipstadt: the quest for truth in the post-truth era
Feb. 9 |  Deborah Lipstadt |  The Times Higher Education

Adults urged to get vaccinated

 

Adults urged to get vaccinated
Feb. 8 |  Sandra Fryhofer and Walter Orenstein |  Reuters

Gorsuch grapples with death: A physician's viewpoint

 

Gorsuch grapples with death: A physician's viewpoint
Feb. 5 |  Joel Zivot |  CNN
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Featured Events
 
Water Reclamation at Emory: the WaterHub

 

Water Reclamation at Emory: the WaterHub
Join a discussion of Emory's WaterHub, followed by a screening of "H20mx," a film about the challenges of supplying water to Mexico City.
When: Feb. 10, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Room 1000
Admission: Free
Emory Jazz Fest: Big Band Night

 

Emory Jazz Fest: Big Band Night
The Gary Motley Trio performs with the Emory Big Band for an evening of swing to conclude the Emory Jazz Fest.
When: Feb. 11, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
Reading: Jireh Breon Holder

 

Reading: Jireh Breon Holder
Emory's 2016-2018 Fellow in Playwriting presents a reading from his works.
When: Feb. 14, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room
Admission: Free
 
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Reflections on the EPA: Past and Future
When: Feb. 10, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Room 1000
Admission: Free
 
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Emory Jazz Fest: Teodross Avery with the Gary Motley Trio
When: Feb. 10, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: $20; $15 discount category members; $5 Emory students
 
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Dooley After Dark Friday Flix: "Loving"
When: Feb. 10, 8:30 p.m.
Where: Dobbs University Center, Harland Cinema
Admission: Free
 
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Softball: Emory vs. Rhodes
When: Feb. 11, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Emory Softball Field
Admission: Free
 
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Dissertation/Prospectus Writing Boot Camp for Graduate Students
When: Feb. 11, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room
Admission: Free; registration required
 
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Annual Emory Sacred Harp Sing
When: Feb. 11, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Cannon Chapel
Admission: Free
 
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Drum Clinic with Carl Allen
When: Feb. 11, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Tharp Rehearsal Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Baseball triple-header: Emory vs. Sewanee
When: Feb. 11, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Chappell Park
Admission: Free
 
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Softball: Emory vs. Averett
When: Feb. 11, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Emory Softball Field
Admission: Free
 
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Polar Plunge
When: Feb. 11, 2:00 p.m.
Where: SAAC pool
Admission: Free; donate for charity
 
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Film screening: "Finding Dory"
When: Feb. 11, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Dobbs University Center, Harland Cinema
Admission: Free
 
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Revitalize Emory's Forest
When: Feb. 12, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Math and Science Center (back, by Oxford Road)
Admission: Free
 
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Smash the Standards
When: Feb. 13, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Dobbs University Center, Winship Ballroom
Admission: Free
 
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Lecture: "OMG, Did I Forget to Study for the Test? A Reflection on my Career and Time at Oxford College" by Mike Vardas
When: Feb. 13, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Oxford College, Chapel
Admission: Free
 
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WaterHub Tour
When: Feb. 14, 11:30 a.m.
Where: Emory WaterHub, Peavine Creek Drive
Admission: Free
 
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Leapfrogging Technology: Opportunities for India amidst Globalization Uncertainties
When: Feb. 14, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Oxford Road Building, Presentation Room
Admission: Free
 
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Talent Tuesday: Open Mic Night
When: Feb. 14, 9:00 p.m.
Where: Kaldi's at the Depot
Admission: Free
 
15
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Office of International Study Programs Scholarship Editing Session
When: Feb. 15, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Candler Library, Room 216
Admission: Free
 
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Copyright and Your Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
When: Feb. 15, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 314
Admission: Free
 
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Baseball: Emory vs. Berry
When: Feb. 15, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Chappell Park
Admission: Free
 
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UK and Ireland Study Abroad High Tea Info Session
When: Feb. 15, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Harris Hall, Parlor
Admission: Free
 
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Shadow Camp: An Exploration into the Darker Emotions
When: Feb. 15, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Grace Crum Rollins Building, Room 119
Admission: Free
 
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Chinese New Year Gala: Charm and Melody of the Land of Shu
When: Feb. 15, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Glenn Memorial Auditorium
Admission: Free; ticketed event
 
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Film screening: "The First Legion" (1951)
When: Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 208
Admission: Free
 
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Concert: Vassily Primakov, piano
When: Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Oxford College, Williams Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Emory Youth Symphony Orchestra
When: Feb. 15, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Once Upon a Time in the Land of Never Again: Storytelling and Survival in Post-Genocide Rwanda
When: Feb. 16, 4:15 p.m.
Where: Candler Library, Room 212
Admission: Free
 
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Reading: Seamus Heaney's translation of "Aeneid, Book VI"
When: Feb. 16, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
 
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