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Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017
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MILESTONE
Emory receives record $628 million in external research funding for FY 2017
Emory researchers received $628 million from external funding agencies in fiscal year 2016-2017, the largest amount of research funding in the university's history. This marks the eighth consecutive year that research funding has exceeded $500 million.

 

ENVIRONMENT
Emory Sustainable Food Fair returns Friday
A class of Emory College students invites the entire Emory community to come out Friday to learn about sustainable food practices and sample tasty treats at the 12th annual Sustainable Food Fair.

 

IMPACT
STEM Research and Career Symposium welcomes undergraduate, graduate scholars
Convened by Emory's Laney Graduate School, the STEM Research and Career Symposium welcomes students from underrepresented groups to campus Oct. 2-3. The Emory community is invited to attend student research presentations and help showcase the university.

TEACHING
New science faculty bring diverse perspectives to the classroom
A year-long initiative to recruit a cohort of faculty in the natural and social sciences has resulted in a cluster hire of five new faculty who are expected to have broad impact on the teaching and research missions of Emory College.

 

ARTS
Emory acquires letter to Jack Kerouac that inspired 'On the Road'
A 60-year-old letter credited by American Beat Generation writer Jack Kerouac as the inspiration for his novel "On the Road" has been acquired by Emory's Rose Library. The letter will be on display for the "The Dream Machine," a campus exhibit on the Beat Generation opening Thursday.

 

COMMUNITY
Emory emergency physicians join relief effort for Hurricane Maria victims
Emergency medicine physicians from Emory University School of Medicine answered an urgent call last weekend from federal officials asking for assistance with a humanitarian relief effort for individuals in the Caribbean affected by Hurricane Maria.

DISCOVERY
Malawi yields oldest-known human DNA from Africa
Emory anthropologist Jessica Thompson's work in Malawi is part of a major new paper in the journal Cell, filling in thousands of years of human prehistory of hunter-gatherers in Africa.
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Photo Galleries
 
Run AMUC Carnival
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The demolition of the Dobbs University Center (DUC) to make way for Emory's new Campus Life Center brought the end of DUC Day celebrations, but the fun returned Friday, Sept. 22, with the Run AMUC Carnival outside of the Alumni Memorial University Center (AMUC). View more photos.

Frankenstein's creation, unveiled
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Renowned portrait artist Ross Rossin unveiled his large-scale portrait of Dr. Frankenstein's creation, described in Mary Shelley's 1818 novel "Frankenstein," during a public discussion Sept. 19 at the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. See more photos.
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Take Note
 
'Becoming American' dialogue set for Sept. 28 to examine new scholarship on immigration
'Becoming American' dialogue set for Sept. 28 to examine new scholarship on immigration

Mass incarceration is topic for 'Between the Ivory Tower and the Prison' symposium Sept. 28-29
Mass incarceration is topic for 'Between the Ivory Tower and the Prison' symposium Sept. 28-29

Explore nursing at Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing's Sept. 30 fall open houses
Explore nursing at Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing's Sept. 30 fall open houses

Emory honorary degree nominations sought by Oct. 20
Emory honorary degree nominations sought by Oct. 20
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Emory Insider: Giving
 
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Donate for disaster relief: Originally focused on Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the relief drive hosted by Campus Life and the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life has expanded to include Hurricane Maria and the earthquake in Mexico. Learn more about what is needed and where you can drop off donations on Emory's Atlanta campus by Sept. 29.
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In The News
 
Kamala Harris, Booker are early 2020 favs among black leaders

 

Kamala Harris, Booker are early 2020 favs among black leaders
Sept. 24 |  Andra Gillespie |  NBC News

Cost of healthy foods may explain heart risks linked to 'food deserts'

 

Cost of healthy foods may explain heart risks linked to 'food deserts'
Sept. 22 |  Arshed Quyyumi |  Reuters

Clues to Africa's mysterious past found in ancient skeletons

 

Clues to Africa's mysterious past found in ancient skeletons
Sept. 21 |  Jessica C. Thompson |  New York Times
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Featured Events
 
Exhibit opening: "The Dream Machine: The Beat Generation and the Counterculture, 1940-1975"

 

Exhibit opening: "The Dream Machine: The Beat Generation and the Counterculture, 1940-1975"
Join Beat poet Anne Waldman and jazz musicians the Gary Motley Trio to celebrate the opening of Emory's extensive new exhibition on the Beat Generation.
When: Sept. 28, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room and Schatten Gallery
Admission: Free
Volleyball: Emory vs. Covenant College

 

Volleyball: Emory vs. Covenant College
Cheer the Eagles on to continue their winning season in a contest against Covenant College.
When: Sept. 28, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff PE Center
Admission: Free
The Phillis Wheatley Reading: Ayana Mathis

 

The Phillis Wheatley Reading: Ayana Mathis
Prose writer Ayana Mathis reads from her works, followed by a book signing and reception. A colloquium with Mathis will be Oct. 4 at 4 p.m. in Room N301 of the Callaway Center.
When: Oct. 3, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room
Admission: Free
 
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23/7: Pelican Bay Prison and the Rise of Long-Term Solitary Confinement
When: Sept. 28, 10:00 a.m.
Where: School of Medicine, Room 178P
Admission: Free
 
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The Art/Crime Archive
When: Sept. 28, 2:00 p.m.
Where: School of Medicine, Room 178P
Admission: Free
 
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Brazil Week: "Cinema and Dictatorship in Brazil: Propaganda, Contestation and Memory"
When: Sept. 28, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Atwood Chemistry Center, Room 360
Admission: Free
 
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Beats Creativity Conversation: Anne Waldman and Kevin Young
When: Sept. 28, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Stuart A. Rose Library
Admission: Free
 
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Film screening: "The Prison in Twelve Landscapes" (2016)
When: Sept. 28, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Candler School of Theology, Rita Anne Rollins Building, Room 252
Admission: Free
 
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Atlanta Mayoral Candidate Forum
When: Sept. 28, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Glenn Memorial Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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Art exhibition: "From Wittenberg to Atlanta: The Richard C. Kessler Reformation Collection at 30 Years"
When: Sept. 28, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Pitts Theology Library, Exhibition Gallery
Admission: Free
 
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Flannels and Apples
When: Sept. 28, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Freshman Quad
Admission: Free
 
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Theater Emory: "Midnight Pillow"
When: Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Theater Lab
Admission: $18; $14 and $12 discount categories; $6 Emory students
 
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Preparing for a Career as a Public Intellectual: Bridging the Gap between Graduate Training and Social Engagement
When: Sept. 29, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Candler School of Theology, Rita Anne Rollins Building, Room 252
Admission: Free
 
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Emory's 12th Annual Sustainable Food Fair
When: Sept. 29, 10:30 a.m.
Where: Cox Hall Bridge and Asbury Circle
Admission: Free
 
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Ethics, Reverie and Buddhist Worship: "In Dreams Begin Responsibilities"
When: Sept. 29, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Candler School of Theology, Rita Anne Rollins Building, Room 501
Admission: Free
 
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Textures of the Diaspora: Gee's Bend Quilters and Afro-Brazilian Candomble Elders in Conversation
When: Sept. 29, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Graduate Nursing Programs Open House
When: Sept. 30, 8:00 a.m.
Where: Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
Admission: Free
 
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Men's Soccer: Emory vs. Washington University
When: Sept. 30, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Woodruff PE Center
Admission: Free
 
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Undergraduate Nursing Programs Open House
When: Sept. 30, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
Admission: Free
 
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Women's Soccer: Emory vs. Washington University
When: Sept. 30, 1:30 p.m.
Where: Woodruff PE Center
Admission: Free
 
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Emory University Symphony Orchestra with Jonathan Keeble, flute
When: Sept. 30, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Garba, an Indian dance
When: Sept. 30, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Cox Ballroom
Admission: Free
 
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Ad Hoc Productions variety night: "Last Call"
When: Sept. 30, 9:00 p.m.
Where: Rich Memorial Building, Room 2015
Admission: Free
 
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Zen Meditation Workshop
When: Oct. 1, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Cannon Chapel, Room 106
Admission: Free
 
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Sustainability Orientation
When: Oct. 1, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Room 1000
Admission: Free
 
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Reading "The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man" in the 21st Century
When: Oct. 2, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room
Admission: Free
 
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Open House: Center for Law and Religion
When: Oct. 2, 12:15 p.m.
Where: Gambrell Hall, Hunter Atrium
Admission: Free
 
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Sustainability Minor Information Session
When: Oct. 3, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Callaway Memorial Center, Room S423
Admission: Free
 
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Sacred Sound Meditation
When: Oct. 3, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Cannon Chapel, Room 106
Admission: Free
 
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Oxford Studies alumni speaker: Jay Fraser on "Building America's Newest Stock Exchange"
When: Oct. 3, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Oxford College, Williams Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Curatorial Conversation: Andi McKenzie and sports photographer Walter Iooss
When: Oct. 3, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Multifaith Prayer and Meditation
When: Oct. 4, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Cannon Chapel
Admission: Free
 
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Film screening: "The Stranger" (1946)
When: Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 208
Admission: Free
 
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Lecture by Dean Douglas Hicks: Civil Discourse in America
When: Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Oxford College, Williams Hall
Admission: Free
 
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