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Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017
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RESEARCH
Brazilian peppertree packs power to knock out antibiotic-resistant bacteria
Emory ethnobotanist Cassandra Quave uncovered a medicinal mechanism of berries from the Brazilian peppertree. The plant is a weedy invasive species in Florida, but valued by traditional healers in the Amazon as a treatment for infections.

 

INSIGHT
Symposium to explore impact of Obama's presidency on black politics
Emory's James Weldon Johnson Institute joins with the Center for Civil and Human Rights to host "Black Politics After Obama," featuring leading academics, activists and elected officials. The free public event is Feb. 24.

 

RELIGION
Watch as Tibetan sand mandala finishes up at Oxford
Tibetan monks have been constructing an intricate sand mandala in the Oxford College Library this week, with a closing ceremony for the mandala's ritual destruction set for Friday. The construction and ceremony can be viewed in person or online.

 

COMMUNITY
Office of LGBT Life announces 2017 Pride Award winners
Emory's annual Pride Awards honor students, alumni, staff and faculty members who represent the Office of LGBT Life's mission of creating an affirming and just campus environment.

 

NEUROSCIENCE
How dads bond with toddlers: Brain scans link oxytocin to paternal nurturing
Fathers given boosts of the hormone oxytocin show increased activity in brain regions associated with reward and empathy when viewing photos of their toddlers, according to a new study led by Emory anthropologist James Rilling.

 

MILESTONE
Emory University Hospital opens new pedestrian bridge to hospital tower
A proud group of Emory Healthcare staff, faculty and patient and family advisers were the first to cross the new Emory University Hospital pedestrian bridge that spans Clifton Road to the new hospital tower.

PROFILE
Anjulet Tucker: Embracing the community of Chicago Steppin in Atlanta
Anjulet Tucker, chief of operations in the office of the president, is also a cultural sociologist, stepper and Emory alumna. Tonight, she moderates an evening of dance and conversation exploring Chicago Steppin in Atlanta.
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Take Note
 
Portions of Clifton Road closed this weekend for bridge demolition
Portions of Clifton Road closed this weekend for bridge demolition

Water testing scheduled for Friday; may result in slight drop in water pressure
Water testing scheduled for Friday; may result in slight drop in water pressure

Emory Global Health Film Festival features films, discussions and original play
Emory Global Health Film Festival features films, discussions and original play

Emory basketball teams to close out regular season with Senior Day games on Saturday
Emory basketball teams to close out regular season with Senior Day games on Saturday

University Faculty Council posts summary of January meeting
University Faculty Council posts summary of January meeting
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Emory Insider: Perks
 
Emory Insider

 

Motorist assistance: Emory's Transportation and Parking Services assists motorists on campus who are dealing with a flat tire or car that won't start. This free service is available 24 hours per day. For help, call 404-727-1130.
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In The News
 
Emory-Tibet Partnership

 

Emory-Tibet Partnership
Feb. 20 |  Sanjay Gupta, Arri Eisen, Carol Worthman |  CNN

Young Georgia woman battles back from major depression

 

Young Georgia woman battles back from major depression
Feb. 20 |  Bill McDonald |  WAGA-TV

Working to better students, Atlanta and the world

 

Working to better students, Atlanta and the world
Feb. 17 |  Claire E. Sterk |  Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Featured Events
 
Art and Politics: A Conversation

 

Art and Politics: A Conversation
Explore the political functions of art and the aesthetic with Emory PhD student Fahamu Pecou; John Lysaker, Emory philosophy department chair; and philosopher Mariana Ortega.
When: Feb. 24, 3:30 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 112
Admission: Free
Concert: Katia and Marielle Labeque, piano duet

 

Concert: Katia and Marielle Labeque, piano duet
The sibling pianists, renowned for their synchronicity and energy, will play selections by Stravinsky, Ravel and Debussy.
When: Feb. 26, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: $55; $44 discount category members; $5 Emory students
The Holocaust's Carrier Pigeon: Reflections on Writing and Memory

 

The Holocaust's Carrier Pigeon: Reflections on Writing and Memory
For the 2017 Tenenbaum Lecture, Israeli writer David Grossman speaks on the meaning of the Holocaust; a reception follows.
When: Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 208
Admission: Free
 
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Flourish Emory: "Our Stories, Our Selves: Memory, Narrative and Wellness"
When: Feb. 23, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Math and Science Center, Room N306
Admission: Free
 
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"Let's Go to Work!": The Spread of Chicago Steppin in Atlanta
When: Feb. 23, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Schatten Gallery
Admission: Free
 
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Feb.
 
One Hundred Years of Shakespeare in Atlanta
When: Feb. 23, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry
Admission: Free
 
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Feb.
 
Women Leadership in the Catholic Church: A Conversation with Dr. Carolyn Woo
When: Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Claudia Nance Rollins Building, P-Level Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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Feb.
 
Emory Chinese Theatre Club: "Mr. Donkey"
When: Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Burlington Road Building, Black Box Theatre
Admission: Free; reservations required
 
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Feb.
 
The Symbolism of the Sand Mandala in Buddhism
When: Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Oxford College, Williams Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Feb.
 
Dooley After Dark: Game Night Family Feud
When: Feb. 23, 8:30 p.m.
Where: Dobbs University Center, Winship Ballroom
Admission: Free
 
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Feb.
 
Global Health Film Festival
When: Feb. 24, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Room 3001
Admission: Free
 
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Concert: Philip Thomson, piano
When: Feb. 24, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Black Politics After Obama: A Public Symposium
When: Feb. 24, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Center for Civil and Human Rights, 100 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd.
Admission: Free
 
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Open Forum on "The Art of Anger"
When: Feb. 24, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Callaway Memorial Building, Kemp Malone Library
Admission: Free
 
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The DUC Side of Art
When: Feb. 24, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Dobbs University Center, Coca-Cola Commons
Admission: Free
 
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Avenues of Innovation and Communication in 3rd Century BC Greek Architecture
When: Feb. 24, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Dooley After Dark: "Moonlight" film screening
When: Feb. 24, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Dobbs University Center, Winship Ballroom
Admission: Free
 
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Theater: "Big Love" by Charles Mee
When: Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Oxford College, Tarbutton Performing Arts Center
Admission: $5
 
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Emory Wind Ensemble
When: Feb. 24, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Men's basketball: Emory vs. Rochester
When: Feb. 25, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff PE Center
Admission: Free
 
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Women's basketball: Emory vs. Rochester
When: Feb. 25, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff PE Center
Admission: Free
 
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Concert: Xiaochen Chen, piano, and I-Chiu Lin, violin
When: Feb. 25, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Black History Month Gala: Black Arts Movement
When: Feb. 25, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room
Admission: Free
 
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Baseball: Emory vs. Huntingdon
When: Feb. 26, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Chappell Park
Admission: Free
 
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Feb.
 
Dealing in Desire: Asian Ascendancy, Western Decline and the Hidden Currencies of Global Sex Work
When: Feb. 27, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room
Admission: Free
 
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Discussion: Kanye West and the Impossibility of Black Genius
When: Feb. 27, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Candler Library, Room 322
Admission: Free
 
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Concert: Gloriosa Trio
When: Feb. 27, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Oxford College, Williams Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Feb.
 
Workshop: Copyright Your Thesis and Dissertation
When: Feb. 28, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 314
Admission: Free
 
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EndNote Introduction
When: Feb. 28, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 312
Admission: Free
 
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Noises Inside the Race: Re[dis]covering Lorraine Hansberry's "The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window"
When: Feb. 28, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Candler Library, Room 207
Admission: Free
 
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March
 
After the Conquest, the Byzantine Empire in Greece
When: March 1, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
 
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March
 
Film screening: "Men in War" (1957)
When: March 1, 7:30 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 205
Admission: Free
 
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March
 
Annual Pride Awards
When: March 2, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Miller-Ward Alumni House
Admission: Free
 
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