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For Students of Emory University
Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017
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UNIVERSITY
Emory begins next strategic plan phase
Emory University has embarked on the next phase of a strategic planning process designed to align the university's strengths and opportunities in advancing its vision and mission for the next decade.

 

DISCOVERY
Physicists show how lifeless particles can become 'life-like' by switching behaviors
Emory physicists Justin Burton and Guram "Guga" Gogia show how a system of lifeless particles can become "life-like" by collectively switching back and forth between crystalline and fluid states -- even when the environment remains stable.

 

IN CLASS
Evidence-focused seminars ask first-year students, 'How do you know?'
While almost all courses offered at Emory involve evidence, special evidence-focused seminars help first-year students learn to evaluate research, make informed decisions and become smart consumers of knowledge.

 

COMMUNITY
Program seeks to serve up American culture for Thanksgiving
The Thanksgiving Partners Program is working to pair Emory faculty and international students to celebrate the holiday in an American home. Interested faculty and students may sign up by Nov. 17.

CAMPUS
New Emory policy seeks zero landfill waste
Launching in January, Emory's new Campus Waste Management Policy will standardize recycling and compost bins, remove outdoor landfill trash containers and cease servicing of desk-side bins. Learn how you can help achieve the goal of zero landfill waste.

 

INSIGHT
Emory's 'Conversations with America' series continues with focus on opioid epidemic
"Conversations with America" addresses national discord on issues such as immigration, public health and higher education. The next focus group is set for Wednesday, Nov. 15, in Wilmington, North Carolina.

HEALTH
DeKalb Medical and Emory Healthcare sign Letter of Intent to form strategic partnership
DeKalb Medical and Emory Healthcare have signed a Letter of Intent that signals the beginning of the process to formulate a definitive agreement to bring the two health systems together under the Emory Healthcare system. The partnership would allow for continued growth and expansion of services to even better serve the community.

 

LEADERSHIP
Emory Board of Trustees elects new chair
The Emory University Board of Trustees has elected business executive Robert C. Goddard III to serve as its new chair. Goddard succeeds John F. Morgan, who is retiring as chair after serving in the role since 2013.

EVENTS
Lying Conference to uncover truths about deception
On Friday, scientists from psychology, neuroscience and anthropology -- along with a leading journalist, a theater director and a professional magician -- will discuss their insights into lying and deception at "The Lying Conference."
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President Carter visits campus
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Students in history professor Tehila Sasson's course "Origins of Human Rights" had a special guest speaker last week: former U.S. President Jimmy Carter. As University Distinguished Professor, Carter regularly visits campus to share his insights. See more photos.

Emory Cares International Day of Service
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Hundreds of Emory students, alumni, faculty and staff came together on Saturday, Nov. 11, for the annual Emory Cares International Day of Service, volunteering for dozens of projects in Atlanta and around the world. View more photos.
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Take Note
 
Emory volleyball captures regional title, heads to NCAA Quarterfinals
Emory volleyball captures regional title, heads to NCAA Quarterfinals

Emory men's soccer advances to NCAA Division III round of 16
Emory men's soccer advances to NCAA Division III round of 16

Read the winners of Emory Libraries' 'Horror Haiku' contest
Read the winners of Emory Libraries' 'Horror Haiku' contest

Richard 'Bo' Adams named director of Pitts Theology Library
Richard 'Bo' Adams named director of Pitts Theology Library

Biology professor Ronald Calabrese honored by Society for Neuroscience
Biology professor Ronald Calabrese honored by Society for Neuroscience
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Emory Insider: Support
 
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Resources to help you stop smoking: Thursday is the annual Great American Smokeout, started by the American Cancer Society. Emory's Office of Health Promotion offers a variety of tobacco cessation resources for students who are ready to kick the habit.
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In The News
 
Georgia students say tax plan will hurt education

 

Georgia students say tax plan will hurt education
Nov. 13 |  Claire E. Sterk, Vineet Tiruvadi, Elizabeth Minten |  Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Head transplants: Sergio Canavero is about to perform the first human surgery -- and there's nothing to stop him

 

Head transplants: Sergio Canavero is about to perform the first human surgery -- and there's nothing to stop him
Nov. 13 |  Karen Rommelfanger |  Newsweek

Allegations against Roy Moore roil US evangelical ranks

 

Allegations against Roy Moore roil US evangelical ranks
Nov. 11 |  Robert Franklin |  Associated Press
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Featured Events
 
Emory's Holiday Blood Drive

 

Emory's Holiday Blood Drive
Emory's holiday blood drive continues Thursday until 4 p.m. Register for an appointment at redcrossblood.org (sponsor code "Emory").
When: Nov. 16, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Woodruff PE Center, The Timeline
Admission: Free
Dissertation/Prospectus Writing Boot Camp

 

Dissertation/Prospectus Writing Boot Camp
Work on your dissertation for an entire day without distractions within a supportive community of writers.
When: Nov. 18, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room
Admission: Free
GlobeMed Zombie 5K

 

GlobeMed Zombie 5K
Run through Lullwater Preserve avoiding ferocious zombies to raise funds for the Thailand Migrant Assistance Program. This event was rescheduled from Oct. 28 due to weather.
When: Nov. 18, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Student Activity and Academic Center
Admission: $20
 
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Generational Difference in Graduate Medical Education
When: Nov. 16, 7:00 a.m.
Where: Emory University Hospital, Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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Submitting Your Electronic Dissertation/Thesis
When: Nov. 16, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 314
Admission: Free
 
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Make Your Own Treats at DOoly.I.Y.
When: Nov. 16, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Cox Bridge
Admission: Free
 
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Prospective Student Dinner and Panel Discussion: An Interfaith Conversation on Pope Francis' Call to Dialogue and Cooperation Among Faiths
When: Nov. 16, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Candler School of Theology, Cannon Formal Lounge, Room 202
Admission: Free
 
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Reading: Journalist, professor and Pulitzer winner Hank Klibanoff
When: Nov. 16, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room
Admission: Free
 
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Dooley's Players: "Appropriate" by Branden Jacob-Jenkins
When: Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Burlington Road Building
Admission: Free
 
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Emory Dance Company Fall Concert
When: Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Dance Studio
Admission: $15; $12 discount categories; $8 students
 
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Film screening: "Ausangate" (2006)
When: Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Irma Thomas, The Blind Boys of Alabama and The Preservation Hall Legacy Quintet
When: Nov. 16, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: $55; $44 discount categories; $10 Emory students
 
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Concert: Vijay Venkatesh, piano
When: Nov. 17, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Tour: Reformation Exhibition
When: Nov. 17, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Pitts Theology Library, Exhibition Gallery
Admission: Free
 
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Artin' it up in the AMUC
When: Nov. 17, 5:00 p.m.
Where: AMUC
Admission: Free
 
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Women's Basketball: Emory vs. Texas-Dallas
When: Nov. 17, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff PE Center, Gym
Admission: Free
 
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#KnowYourGoals Panel at Emory
When: Nov. 17, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Cox Hall Ballroom
Admission: Free
 
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Arts Club Lock-In
When: Nov. 17, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Visual Arts Building, Peavine Drive
Admission: Free
 
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Emory Chinese Theater Club: Neil Simon's "Plaza Suite" (English staged reading)
When: Nov. 17, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Rich Building, Rooms 201, 205, 210
Admission: Free
 
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Latin Dance Workshop
When: Nov. 18, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Oxford College, Williams Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Men's Basketball: Oxford vs. Tennessee Wesleyan JV
When: Nov. 18, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Oxford College
Admission: Free
 
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Women's Basketball: Emory vs. Belhaven
When: Nov. 18, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff PE Center, Gym
Admission: Free
 
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Concert: Voices of Inner Strength Gospel Choir
When: Nov. 18, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Cannon Chapel
Admission: Free
 
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Last Call! Coffeehouse Variety Night
When: Nov. 18, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Theater Lab
Admission: Free
 
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Emory University Symphony Orchestra and Emory Wind Ensemble
When: Nov. 18, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Mental Health and Well-Being Showcase
When: Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Health Sciences Center Administration Building, Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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JWJI Race and Difference Colloquium Series: "Barack Obama, Black Lives Matter and the Politics of Belonging"
When: Nov. 20, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff LIbrary, Jones Room
Admission: Free
 
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Men's Basketball: Oxford vs. Georgia Gwinnett College
When: Nov. 20, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Oxford College
Admission: Free
 
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Service of Thanksgiving: Voices of Hope choir from Arrendale State Prison
When: Nov. 21, 11:05 a.m.
Where: Cannon Chapel, Sanctuary
Admission: Free
 
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Student Government Association free airport shuttles
When: Nov. 21, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Circle
Admission: Free
 
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Student Government Association free airport shuttles
When: Nov. 22, 5:00 a.m.
Where: Woodruff Circle
Admission: Free
 
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