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Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018
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IMPACT
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor visits Emory Law
In a conversation with Emory constitutional law scholar Fred Smith Jr., Sonia Sotomayor, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, reflected on her personal experiences and how the crux of law is "about helping people."

 

EVENTS
From jazz to plays to poetry, February brings diverse arts events to campus
This month, experience a variety of events in the visual and performing arts, including Jazz Fest 2018, the Brave New Works playwriting festival and a reading from U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith.

 

CAMPUS
Take time to get prepared during Severe Weather Awareness Week
Severe Weather Awareness Week in Georgia is Feb. 5-9, which offers an opportunity for the Emory community to review campus emergency plans for what to do in the event of disasters.

DISCOVERY
New method calculates equilibrium constant at the small scale
Mixing computational chemistry and theoretical math proved a winning formula for Emory chemist James Kindt and graduate students Xiaokun Zhang, Lara Patel, Olivia Beckwith and Robert Schneider. The result? A new, fast method to calculate equilibrium constants using small-scale simulations -- even when the Law of Mass Action does not apply.

 

HONORS
Emory Alumni Association announces 2018 Emory Medal recipients
Emory's highest alumni award will be presented to H. Kenneth Walker, a physician and professor, and to nursing alumni Crystal Johnson, Laura Mitchell-Spurlock and Jason Slabach, who were part of the Emory Healthcare team that treated patients with Ebola virus disease.

 

INSIGHT
Sephardi Jewish history is theme of 22nd Tenenbaum Lecture
Historian Aron Rodrigue will speak on "The Making and Unmaking of Sephardi Jewry: The Ottoman Centuries," Monday, Feb.12, at 7:30 p.m. as this year's Tenenbaum Family Lecturer.

ACHIEVEMENT
School of Nursing in top five in NIH research funding for the past three years
Emory's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing is once again among the top five nursing schools in the U.S. for funding from the National Institutes of Health. In 2017, the school received $7.8 million in NIH funding.
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Take Note
 
Workshops offer guidance for your electronic thesis or dissertation
Workshops offer guidance for your electronic thesis or dissertation

Symposium to explore future of life from religious, scientific viewpoints
Symposium to explore future of life from religious, scientific viewpoints

Rose Library acquires two Irish collections
Rose Library acquires two Irish collections

Marsteller named to leadership role with American Association for the Advancement of Science
Marsteller named to leadership role with American Association for the Advancement of Science

Emory selects cardiothoracic bioengineer for Levy Research Award
Emory selects cardiothoracic bioengineer for Levy Research Award
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Emory Insider: Giving Back
 
Emory Insider

 

Join in Emory's annual day of giving: "All in a Day" continues through noon Thursday, offering fun and easy ways to support what inspires you through gifts to any part of the university. Learn more about how you can give online, including gift-matching challenges and other special incentives.
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In The News
 
Should you worry about getting sick from a plane flight? Maybe

 

Should you worry about getting sick from a plane flight? Maybe
Feb. 5 |  Phyllis Kozarsky |  New York Times

Power's role in sexual harassment

 

Power's role in sexual harassment
Feb. 5 |  Melissa Williams |  Wall Street Journal

Do pro football players have a higher risk of dying earlier?

 

Do pro football players have a higher risk of dying earlier?
Feb. 1 |  Ken Mautner |  CNN
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Featured Events
 
Can We Know What It's Like to Be a Dog?

 

Can We Know What It's Like to Be a Dog?
Professors Greg Berns and Mark Risjord debate whether current neuroscience can provide meaningful insights into the subjective experiences of other animals.
When: Feb. 8, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Atwood Chemistry Center, Room 360
Admission: Free
Jazz Fest 2018: Big Band Night

 

Jazz Fest 2018: Big Band Night
Emory's Gary Motley performs with guest jazz musicians Peter Erskine, Darek Oles, the Emory Big Band and members of the Emory University Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Emory composer-conductor Richard Prior.
When: Feb. 10, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free; tickets required
Lecture: "The Divine Felines of Ancient Egypt"

 

Lecture: "The Divine Felines of Ancient Egypt"
Brooklyn Museum curator Yekaterina Barbash explores the various roles of cats and lions in Egypt in conjunction with the Carlos Museum's latest exhibition.
When: Feb. 11, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Copyright and Electronic Theses and Dissertations
When: Feb. 8, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Health Sciences Center Library, E-Classroom B_65
Admission: Free
 
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Information session for the Halle Institute PhD Completion Fellowship
When: Feb. 8, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Bowden Hall, Room 323
Admission: Free
 
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Jazz Fest 2018: Master Class with Peter Erskine, Darek Oles and Warren Wolf
When: Feb. 8, 2:30 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
 
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The Carter Center Mental Health Program
When: Feb. 8, 4:15 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 103
Admission: Free
 
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Music, Fables and Italian Puppets: "Gruzzolino"
When: Feb. 8, 7:00 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 208
Admission: Free
 
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MS in Business Analytics Insight Day
When: Feb. 9, 8:00 a.m.
Where: Goizueta Business School
Admission: Free
 
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Felt Decoration Workshop
When: Feb. 9, 1:30 p.m.
Where: Cox TechLab
Admission: Free
 
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Early Oxford Graduate Reception
When: Feb. 9, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Cox Hall, Ballroom
Admission: Free
 
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Jazz Fest 2018: Peter Erskine, Gary Motley, Darek Oles and Warren Wolf
When: Feb. 9, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Annual Sacred Harp Sing
When: Feb. 10, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Cannon Chapel, Sanctuary
Admission: Free
 
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Women's tennis: Emory vs. Georgia State
When: Feb. 10, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Woodruff PE Center
Admission: Free
 
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Baseball: Emory vs. Covenant College (double-header)
When: Feb. 10, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Chappell Park
Admission: Free
 
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Softball: Emory vs. Peace University
When: Feb. 10, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Emory Softball Field
Admission: Free
 
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Men's tennis: Emory vs. Georgia Gwinnett
When: Feb. 10, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff PE Center
Admission: Free
 
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Softball: Emory vs. Birmingham Southern
When: Feb. 10, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Emory Softball Field
Admission: Free
 
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Experience Shuttle: Little 5 Points (Findley Plaza)
When: Feb. 10, 3:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Circle
Admission: Free
 
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Brave New Works: "A Road to a Dream: Scenes from Buford Highway" by Mark Valdez
When: Feb. 10, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Theater Lab
Admission: Free
 
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Women's tennis: Emory vs. Coastal Carolina
When: Feb. 11, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Woodruff PE Center
Admission: Free
 
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Softball: Emory vs. Peace University
When: Feb. 11, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Emory Softball Field
Admission: Free
 
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Softball: Emory vs. Birmingham Southern
When: Feb. 11, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Emory Softball Field
Admission: Free
 
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Concert: Juilliard in Atlanta
When: Feb. 11, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
 
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James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference: "Black Love/Lives in the Transatlantic Archive"
When: Feb. 12, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Goizueta Business School, Room W525
Admission: Free
 
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Screening and discussion: "Shakespeare Behind Bars"
When: Feb. 12, 4:00 p.m.
Where: 1462 Clifton Road, Room 100C
Admission: Free
 
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Emory Farmers Market
When: Feb. 13, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Cox Hall, Bridge
Admission: Free
 
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Introduction to EndNote (Mac)
When: Feb. 13, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Health Sciences Center Library, Room B_65
Admission: Free
 
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Baseball: Emory vs. Oglethorpe
When: Feb. 13, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Chappell Park
Admission: Free
 
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WaterHub Tour
When: Feb. 13, 2:30 p.m.
Where: WaterHub on Peavine Drive
Admission: Free
 
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Getting Your STEM PhD
When: Feb. 13, 6:00 p.m.
Where: B. Jones Building, Career Center
Admission: Free
 
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Creative Careers Panel Discussion
When: Feb. 13, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Psychology Building, Room 280
Admission: Free
 
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Theater scene presentation and discussion: "Sheltered"
When: Feb. 13, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Emory Center for Ethics
Admission: Free
 
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Emory Friends of Dance Lecture: "Queer Spaces in Anna Sokolow's 'Rooms'"
When: Feb. 13, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Oxford Road Building, Presentation Room
Admission: Free
 
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Film screening: "4 Little Girls"
When: Feb. 14, 7:30 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 208
Admission: Free
 
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Emory Youth Symphony Orchestra
When: Feb. 14, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
 
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