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Wednesday, April 12, 2017
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INSIGHT
President Carter discusses human rights in Bederman Lecture
Nobel Peace Prize winner Jimmy Carter, the 39th president of the United States and Emory University Distinguished Professor, offered a somber assessment of human rights around the world, but said he's "still hopeful because of the heroism I see."

 

IMPACT
Theaster Gates to respond to Emory students' work in 'The Art Sermon'
Performance artist, sculptor, professor, urban crusader and arts luminary Theaster Gates concludes his Emory residency with a public performance piece based on his work with students in Emory's integrated visual arts co-major.

 

HONORS
Two Emory faculty elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Neuroscientist Helen Mayberg and New Testament scholar Carl Holladay have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation's oldest and most prestigious honorary societies and a leading center for independent policy research.

 

COMMUNITY
Wear denim April 19 to raise awareness of interpersonal violence
Emory's annual Denim Day is Wednesday, April 19. Everyone in the Emory community is urged to wear denim to show support for survivors of sexual assault and the larger goal of ending interpersonal violence.

IN CLASS
Emory has IDEAS to bolster its liberal arts education
A unique Emory College fellowship program is building an intellectual community of undergraduates who are leading fellow students in how to bridge disciplines and make sense of their education as they head off into the world.

 

ARTS
Emory students excel at American College Dance Association conference
Out of 46 entries from across the region, "She fell, but felt no fear" by Jessica Bertram and "Two in one" by Cherry Fung were among the 12 works selected for the prestigious ACDA South Conference.

 

RESEARCH
How babies see faces: New fMRI methods open window into infants' minds
Emory psychologist Daniel Dilks finds the first neural evidence that basic mechanisms for face and place recognition are in place in infancy.

 

LEADERSHIP
President Bill Clinton, senator and alumnus Sam Nunn to attend Emory Law Centennial Gala
Former President Bill Clinton will deliver the keynote address at Emory Law's Centennial Gala on Saturday, April 29. Former U.S. Sen. Sam Nunn will receive the school's Lifetime Achievement Award.

ACHIEVEMENT
Undergraduate Research Week begins Monday at Emory
Emory College's annual Undergraduate Research Week returns Monday, April 17, with a series of events to showcase students' work across a range of disciplines. The six-day event is free and open to the public.
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Take Note
 
Discounted Atlanta Hawks playoff tickets on sale Thursday on campus
Discounted Atlanta Hawks playoff tickets on sale Thursday on campus

Students challenged to live on refugee rations
Students challenged to live on refugee rations

Screening of '13th' to be followed by discussion of mass incarceration
Screening of '13th' to be followed by discussion of mass incarceration

Emory's Black Law Students Association wins National Chapter of the Year
Emory's Black Law Students Association wins National Chapter of the Year

Medical faculty recognized by their Emory peers on Doctors' Day
Medical faculty recognized by their Emory peers on Doctors' Day
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Emory Insider: Amenities
 
Emory Insider

 

Fresh, organic produce delivered to campus: Buy a subscription to the Oxford College Organic Farm community-supported agriculture program to get fresh vegetables that you pick up weekly at convenient locations on both the Oxford and Emory campuses. Subscriptions for the full season (28 weeks) and spring season (10 weeks) start Thursday, April 27.
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In The News
 
Drugs that work in mice often fail when tried in people

 

Drugs that work in mice often fail when tried in people
April 10 |  Todd Preuss |  NPR

Syrian refugees, U.S. vets come together in Georgia amid dark times

 

Syrian refugees, U.S. vets come together in Georgia amid dark times
April 10 |  Heval Kelli |  Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Healthy weight? You may still be at risk for heart disease

 

Healthy weight? You may still be at risk for heart disease
April 6 |  Unjali P. Gujral |  New York Times
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Featured Events
 
2017 Goodrich C. White Lecture and Reading: Junot Diaz

 

2017 Goodrich C. White Lecture and Reading: Junot Diaz
The Pulitzer-winning author of "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao" will give a talk and read from his works.
When: April 12, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
Black Art Salon at the Edge of the Universe

 

Black Art Salon at the Edge of the Universe
This culminating program of the Billops-Hatch exhibition will explore the ways black artists continue to push boundaries.
When: April 13, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room
Admission: Free
Emory University Chorus and Emory University Symphony Orchestra

 

Emory University Chorus and Emory University Symphony Orchestra
The ensemble of musicians and singers will perform Parts II and III of Handel's "Messiah."
When: April 14, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Emory's Unique Partnerships Supporting Digital Scholarship
When: April 13, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 314
Admission: Free
 
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Congology: Ray Lema and the Politics of Central African Music
When: April 13, 4:15 p.m.
Where: Candler Library, Room 212
Admission: Free
 
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Plays Well With Others: David Heath Lecture in Modern + Contemporary Art
When: April 13, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Film screening: "The Hunting Ground"
When: April 13, 6:00 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 101
Admission: Free
 
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Pohela Boishakh (Bengali New Year's Celebration)
When: April 13, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Math and Science Center, Lobby
Admission: Free
 
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Architecture Club's Screening of "Unfinished Spaces"
When: April 13, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 215
Admission: Free
 
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Emory Dance Company: "What Once Was"
When: April 13, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Dance Studio
Admission: $10; $8 discount category; $6 students
 
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Dooley After Dark: Bingo Game Night
When: April 13, 8:30 p.m.
Where: Dobbs University Center, Winship Ballroom
Admission: Free
 
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4th Annual International Festival and World Cup Tournament
When: April 14, 6:00 p.m.
Where: McDonough Field
Admission: Free
 
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Emory Arts Club Spring Lock-In
When: April 14, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Visual Arts Building, Peavine Creek Road
Admission: Free
 
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Mental Health Monologues: Brainstorm!
When: April 14, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Theater Lab
Admission: Free
 
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Emory Experience Shuttle: Beltline/Ponce City Market/Piedmont Park
When: April 15, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Woodruff Circle
Admission: Free
 
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Relay For Life Main Event
When: April 15, 5:00 p.m.
Where: McDonough Field
Admission: Suggested $10 registration fee
 
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Emory Arts Underground Spring Showcase: Revival
When: April 15, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Cox Ballroom
Admission: Free
 
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East Meets West: Eggstravaganza
When: April 15, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Math and Science Center, Atrium
Admission: Free
 
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Taste of Africa
When: April 15, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Emory Conference Center Hotel
Admission: $12 online; $15 at the door
 
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"Treacherous Enterprises": Black Queer and Literacy Concealment
When: April 17, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room
Admission: Free
 
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Social Anxiety and Relationships: Applying What We Have Learned Across Contexts
When: April 17, 4:00 p.m.
Where: PAIS, Room 290
Admission: Free
 
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Emory Farmers Market
When: April 18, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Cox Hall Bridge
Admission: Free
 
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Men's Tennis: Emory vs. Washington & Lee
When: April 18, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff PE Center
Admission: Free
 
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Baseball: Emory vs. Birmingham Southern
When: April 18, 3:00 p.m.
Where: Chappell Park
Admission: Free
 
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Women's Tennis: Emory vs. Washington & Lee
When: April 18, 4:30 p.m.
Where: Woodruff PE Center
Admission: Free
 
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The Art Sermon: A Lecture by Theaster Gates
When: April 18, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Cannon Chapel
Admission: Free
 
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Spring Jazz Concert
When: April 18, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
 
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With a Little Help from our Parents, Friends and Partners: Relationships Across the Lifespan
When: April 19, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Oxford City Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Creative Writing Program and English Department Awards Night
When: April 19, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room
Admission: Free
 
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Argentine Tango Concert
When: April 19, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Performing Arts Studio
Admission: Free
 
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