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Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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MILESTONE
Undergraduate admission applications soar to record high
Applications for Emory University's undergraduate programs have hit an all-time high, with a record-breaking total applicant pool of 24,114 students seeking to join the Class of 2021, an increase of 19 percent over last year.

 

ARTS
'Ravished' reimagines the dark side of Shakespeare's popular comedy
"Ravished," Theater Emory's final production of its 2016-2017 Year of Shakespeare, takes the nasty bits of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and sets them in an urban, industrial forest where characters collide and lose themselves.

 

COMMUNITY
SNL's Zamata talks racism in Social Justice Week speech
Delivering the keynote "State of Race" address for Emory's Social Justice Week, "Saturday Night Live" cast member Sasheer Zamata says we need to push beyond our discomfort and talk about racism.

 

INSPIRATION
TEDxEmory speakers to display 'magic' of innovation, activism
"Do You Believe in Magic?" is the theme of TEDxEmory's 7th annual conference, slated for Saturday, April 1, in the Woodruff Health Sciences Center auditorium.

 

UNITY
RespectCon addresses sexual assault prevention through social justice
Sexual Assault Awareness Month kicks off at Emory with RespectCon 2017, which blends sexual violence prevention and social justice. Speakers include diversity trainer Chimi Boyd-Keyes.

TRADITIONS
Take off for Dooley's Galaxy to celebrate Emory's campus spirit
"Dooley's Galaxy: Where the Afterlife Is Out of This World" is the theme of this year's Dooley's Week, the beloved Emory student tradition honoring the university's unofficial mascot. Events begin Monday.

 

IN CLASS
'History of Now' students explore roots of current conflicts
Covering European history from the devastation of World War II to Brexit and the rise of Vladimir Putin, Emory's course on the "History of Now" gives undergraduates deeper context for today's headlines.

 

RESEARCH
Brain scans may help clinicians choose between talk therapy and medication treatment for depression
Specific patterns of activity on brain scans may help clinicians identify whether psychotherapy or antidepressant medication is more likely to help patients recover, according to research led by Helen Mayberg, professor of psychiatry, neurology and radiology.

 

LECTURE
Philosopher Naomi Zack to discuss new theory of racial justice
Philosopher Naomi Zack will discuss "Applicative Justice, Race and Mixed Race" for Emory's annual James Weldon Johnson Distinguished Lecture, set for Thursday, April 6.

 

LITERATURE
Author Junot Diaz to speak at Emory
Acclaimed writer Junot Diaz will address a range of topics as this year's Goodrich C. White Lecturer on Wednesday, April 12, in the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts.

LEADERSHIP
John Lewis Chair for Civil Rights and Social Justice achieves full funding
Emory Law's chair honoring U.S. Rep. John Lewis has been fully funded, allowing the school to conduct a national search for a scholar who will focus on areas "where racial discrimination persists."
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Photo Galleries
 
Chemistry Carnival and "Physics Live!"
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Atlanta Science Festival fans came to campus March 24 for "Physics Live!" and the Chemistry Carnival, featuring Emory faculty and students leading demonstrations and games designed to dazzle kids from kindergarten through high school.

Greeks Go Green Vegetarian Chili Cook-Off
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Students in Emory's Greek organizations faced off against chefs from Emory Dining on March 25 for the final rounds of the first annual Greeks Go Green vegetarian chili cook-off.

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April is Earth Month, so Emory got off to an early start with the Earth Month Festival, held March 28 at Asbury Circle and the Cox Hall Bridge.
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Take Note
 
Emory Law Dean Robert Schapiro to return to faculty
Emory Law Dean Robert Schapiro to return to faculty

Delta Air Lines Foundation sponsors leadership initiative at Goizueta Business School
Delta Air Lines Foundation sponsors leadership initiative at Goizueta Business School

'Memorial Drive' event explores site-specific dance in Atlanta
'Memorial Drive' event explores site-specific dance in Atlanta

Presentation will examine 'Sex Talk in the University: Academic Freedom and the Law'
Presentation will examine 'Sex Talk in the University: Academic Freedom and the Law'
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Emory Insider: Perks
 
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Free museum admission: Enjoy the special exhibits and impressive permanent collections at the Michael C. Carlos Museum. Students, faculty and staff are always admitted free with ID. The museum is also offering 100 free admission days for the public leading up to its centennial in 2019.
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In The News
 
Agency follows a uniquely American way of funding arts

 

Agency follows a uniquely American way of funding arts
March 27 |  Mark Bauerlein |  New York Times

Why do we make children sleep alone?

 

Why do we make children sleep alone?
March 24 |  Benjamin Reiss |  LA Times

Jews shocked that suspect in Jewish center threats is one of their own

 

Jews shocked that suspect in Jewish center threats is one of their own
March 24 |  Deborah Lipstadt |  USA Today
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Featured Events
 
Barenaked Voices: Emory Student A Cappella Celebration

 

Barenaked Voices: Emory Student A Cappella Celebration
Emory's student a cappella groups perform their annual benefit for the Emory Counseling Center Helpline and Active Minds.
When: March 30, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: $5
DUC Day 2017: Journey Through the DUCades

 

DUC Day 2017: Journey Through the DUCades
Celebrate the last ever DUC Day with food, inflatables, arcade games, music and dance groups.
When: March 31, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Dobbs University Center Commons
Admission: Free
Softball: Emory vs. Washington University (double header)

 

Softball: Emory vs. Washington University (double header)
Cheer on the Eagles as they take on the Washington University Bears. The second game begins at 3 p.m.
When: April 1, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Emory Softball Field
Admission: Free
President Jimmy Carter: "Human Rights in Today's World"

 

President Jimmy Carter: "Human Rights in Today's World"
The 39th president of the United States and Emory University Distinguished Professor presents this year's David J. Bederman Lecture.
When: April 6, 2:45 p.m.
Where: Glenn Memorial Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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Sex Bias in Biomedical Research
When: March 30, 7:00 a.m.
Where: Emory University Hospital, Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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The Philosophers' Ship: The Postrevolutionary Voyage Continues
When: March 30, 1:00 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 102
Admission: Free
 
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Softball: Emory vs. DePauw (double header)
When: March 30, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Emory Softball Field
Admission: Free
 
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The Disruptive Force of Endangered Language Documentation on Linguistics and Beyond
When: March 30, 4:00 p.m.
Where: PAIS, Room 290
Admission: Free
 
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Poetry reading: Yusef Komunyakaa
When: March 30, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Stuart A. Rose Library
Admission: Free
 
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Appropriate Whiteness in the Age of Trump
When: March 30, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Room P01
Admission: Free
 
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Benjamin Reiss: "How Taming Sleep Created Our Restless World"
When: March 30, 4:30 p.m.
Where: Barnes & Noble @ Emory
Admission: Free
 
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South Korean Popular Culture Before and After Democracy
When: March 30, 5:30 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 103
Admission: Free
 
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2017 Emory Water Film Series: "Thirst"
When: March 30, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Room 1000
Admission: Free
 
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Film screening: "Munich '72 and Beyond: A Film of Redemption, a Monument of Remembrance"
When: March 30, 7:00 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 208
Admission: Free
 
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Theater performance: "Ravished"
When: March 30, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Mary Gray Munroe Theater
Admission: $22; $18 discount categories; $6 students
 
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Making Sense of Islam in the Contemporary World: Themes and Critical Reflections
When: March 30, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Oxford College, Williams Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Championing Change: The Women of Emory
When: March 30, 9:15 p.m.
Where: Eleonore Raoul Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Emory's Young Artists
When: March 31, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Hangeul Party: A Korean Calligraphy Event
When: March 31, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Cannon Chapel, Brooks Commons
Admission: Free
 
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Literature is Alive @ Emory Presents: A.H. Jerriod Avant, Sean D. Henry-Smith, Nabila Lovelace
When: March 31, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Barnes & Noble @ Emory
Admission: Free
 
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Friday Night Movie: "Rogue One"
When: March 31, 8:30 p.m.
Where: Harland Cinema
Admission: Free
 
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RespectCon 2017
When: April 1, 7:30 a.m.
Where: Emory Hotel and Conference Center
Admission: $30 students; $75 Emory employees; $105 non-Emory attendees
 
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TEDxEmory 2017
When: April 1, 9:00 a.m.
Where: Woodruff Health Sciences Center, Auditorium
Admission: $25; free for Emory students
 
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Korea Culture Night
When: April 1, 3:00 p.m.
Where: WHSCAB, Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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Senior Violin Recital
When: April 1, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts
Admission: Free
 
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Poetry reading: Alice Oswald, "Falling Awake"
When: April 1, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Concert: Kabir Singers
When: April 1, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Cannon Chapel
Admission: Free
 
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Casino Night
When: April 1, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Dobbs University Center, Winship Ballroom
Admission: Free
 
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Excavating Kush
When: April 2, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Concert: Paulo Gualdi, piano
When: April 2, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Oxford College, Williams Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Public Relations for a New Public: How Tenants, Civil Rights Organizations and African American Politicians Shaped a New Image of Public Housing
When: April 3, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room
Admission: Free
 
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Creating Bibliographies with Zotero
When: April 3, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 312
Admission: Free
 
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Fear, Death, Faith and Trust: Muslims and Christians Fighting Ebola Together in Sierra Leone
When: April 3, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Rollins School of Public Health, Lawrence P. and Ann Estes Klamon Room
Admission: Free
 
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Emory Farmers Market
When: April 4, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Cox Hall Bridge
Admission: Free
 
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The Many Faces of Global Multi-Faith Responses to Ebola
When: April 4, 2:30 p.m.
Where: Candler School of Theology, Rita Anne Rollins Room 252
Admission: Free
 
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Musical revue: "Raise Your Voice!" by Ad Hoc Productions
When: April 6, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Burlington Road Building, Black Box Theater
Admission: Free; reservations required
 
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