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Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017
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INSIGHT
'Bunk': Kevin Young's new book examines the rise of hoaxes
In his acclaimed new book, Emory University Distinguished Professor Kevin Young explores the history of hoaxes and fakers, and how they continue to shape our culture.

 

ADVOCACY
Emory governance groups oppose proposed tax bills
As Emory continues to advocate for changes in Republican tax reform proposals, the university's top governance groups have contacted Capitol Hill about provisions in both House and Senate bills that would negatively impact higher education.

 

IN CLASS
Student films on U.S. political movements debut tonight
Students in an Emory College history class are analyzing U.S. political movements by learning about digital storytelling and multimedia production. See their work at tonight's "Documenting the Right" Student Film Festival.

 

COMMUNITY
'Paws' from preparing for finals with Woodruff Library's Pet Therapy Study Break
Emory Libraries brings back its popular Pet Therapy Study Break on Thursday, Dec. 7. Students can sign up to take a break from studying for finals by spending a few minutes with trained therapy dogs.

 

HEALTH CARE
eXtraordinarY: New clinic for X and Y chromosome variations
One day a month, the recently opened "eXtraordinarY" clinic sees two to three young patients in Emory Clinic B. While its patient base is small, its reputation is growing as a resource for families affected by sex chromosome variations.

 

DISCOVERY
New catalyst controls activation of a carbon-hydrogen bond
Emory chemists working in Huw Davies' lab have led the development of another catalyst that can selectively activate a carbon-hydrogen bond, part of an ongoing strategy to revolutionize the field of organic synthesis and open up new chemical space.

 

RESEARCH
Bacteria in a beetle make it a leaf-eater
In a paper published in Cell, lead author and Emory post-doctoral fellow Hassan Salem finds that a leaf-eating beetle has evolved a symbiotic relationship with bacteria that allows the insect to break down pectin -- part of a plant's cell wall that is indigestible to most animals.

CAMPUS
Quilt on the Quad honors World AIDS Day
On Friday, Emory marks World AIDS Day with Quilt on the Quad, the nation's largest collegiate display of panels from the AIDS Memorial Quilt. Learn more about the event and Emory's 20 years of groundbreaking HIV research.
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Take Note
 
McCartney, Khattab named to United Soccer Coaches All-South Atlantic Region teams
McCartney, Khattab named to United Soccer Coaches All-South Atlantic Region teams

Emory student real estate team takes first place at CoreNet Global Academic Challenge
Emory student real estate team takes first place at CoreNet Global Academic Challenge

Nursing faculty receive top honors from March of Dimes
Nursing faculty receive top honors from March of Dimes
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Emory Insider: Support
 
Emory Insider

 

Need help with writing? The Emory Writing Center provides tutoring for students in Emory College and Laney Graduate School who want help at any stage in the writing process, from exploring ideas to revising drafts to polishing up a final project. Check out the center's extended hours for the last two weeks of the semester.
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In The News
 
Georgia's newest Rhodes scholars making a difference already

 

Georgia's newest Rhodes scholars making a difference already
Nov. 26 |  Chelsea Jackson |  Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Why the guilt? When eating habits make you feel guilty this holiday season

 

Why the guilt? When eating habits make you feel guilty this holiday season
Nov. 26 |  Rachel Hershenberg |  Psychology Today

If you transplant a human head, where do you get the body?

 

If you transplant a human head, where do you get the body?
Nov. 24 |  Karen Rommelfanger |  Gizmodo
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Featured Events
 
Emory's Young Artists

 

Emory's Young Artists
Hear performances by some of the most outstanding undergraduate talents from Emory's Department of Music.
When: Dec. 1, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

 

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
Participate in this candlelit evening service of choral music and scripture readings, an Emory tradition since 1935. Also on Saturday at 4 and 8 p.m.
When: Dec. 1, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Glenn Memorial Auditorium
Admission: $20; $15 discount categories; $5 students
Fieldwork Showcase with Emory Dance with CORE Performance Company and The Field

 

Fieldwork Showcase with Emory Dance with CORE Performance Company and The Field
Enjoy shared new works created by Atlanta artists and performed by the three dance groups.
When: Dec. 3, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Dance Studio
Admission: $7
 
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The Second Wonderful Wednesday After Dark
When: Nov. 29, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Asbury Circle
Admission: Free
 
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Men's Basketball: Emory vs. Birmingham Southern
When: Nov. 29, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff PE Center, Gym
Admission: Free
 
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"Documenting the Right" Student Film Festival
When: Nov. 29, 7:00 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 111
Admission: Free
 
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WaterHub Tour
When: Nov. 30, 10:00 a.m.
Where: WaterHub on Peavine Drive
Admission: Free
 
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Advent Service: Magnificat
When: Nov. 30, 11:05 a.m.
Where: Cannon Chapel, Sanctuary
Admission: Free
 
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Submitting Your Electronic Dissertation/Thesis
When: Nov. 30, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 314
Admission: Free
 
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Impact of "Change Starts at Home": Preventing Violence Against Women and Girls in Nepal
When: Nov. 30, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Room 6001
Admission: Free
 
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Theater: "Taking Tiger Mountain by Strategy"
When: Nov. 30, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Math and Science Building, Room E208
Admission: Free
 
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Women's Basketball: Emory vs. Piedmont College
When: Nov. 30, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff PE Center, Gym
Admission: Free
 
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Film screening: "Hercules 56" (2006)
When: Nov. 30, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Harland Cinema
Admission: Free
 
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Men's Basketball: Oxford vs. Pasco-Hernando State College
When: Nov. 30, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Oxford College, Williams Gym
Admission: Free
 
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Concert: Oxford Chorale
When: Nov. 30, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Oxford College, Chapel
Admission: $5
 
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Michael C. Carlos Museum Bookshop Two-Day Holiday Sale
When: Dec. 1, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Bookshop
Admission: Free
 
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Emory Graduate Students Unite Against Sexual Harassment
When: Dec. 1, 11:30 a.m.
Where: Center for Women
Admission: Free; registration required
 
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The Transition to Foraging for Dense and Predictable (Food) Resources and its Impact on the Evolution of Modern Humans
When: Dec. 1, 3:00 p.m.
Where: Psychology and Interdisciplinary Studies (PAIS) Building, Room 290
Admission: Free
 
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Lecture: Memory, Grief and Agency
When: Dec. 1, 5:45 p.m.
Where: Candler School of Theology, Rita Anne Rollins Building, Room 322
Admission: Free
 
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Southern Folk Advent
When: Dec. 2, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Oxford College, Old Church
Admission: Free
 
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UCB Movie Night: "Elf" (2003)
When: Dec. 2, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Harland Cinema
Admission: Free
 
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Laszlo-Excalibur Lecture: Princeton curator J . Michael Padgett on the Berlin Painter
When: Dec. 3, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Performance: Dance Oxford
When: Dec. 4, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Oxford College, Williams Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Emory Farmers Market
When: Dec. 5, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Cox Hall Bridge
Admission: Free
 
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Midnight Pancake Breakfast
When: Dec. 5, 12:00 a.m.
Where: Oxford College, Dining Hall
Admission: Free
 
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BAMBIKA Beats step show by members of the Brotherhood of Afrocentric Men and Ngambika
When: Dec. 5, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Tarbutton Hall, Plaza
Admission: Free
 
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MS in Business Analytics (MSBA) Web Chat
When: Dec. 6, 9:00 a.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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Men's Basketball: Emory vs. Covenant College
When: Dec. 6, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff PE Center, Gym
Admission: Free
 
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