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For Students of Emory University
Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018
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INSIGHT
Dollar Shave Club CEO Michael Dubin to deliver 2018 Commencement address
Emory alumnus Michael Dubin, co-founder and CEO of Dollar Shave Club, will deliver the keynote address at the university's 173rd commencement ceremony Monday, May 14. He also will receive an honorary Doctor of Business degree. Learn more about Dubin and this year's other honorary degree recipients.

 

INNOVATION
Miniature 'bleeding' device eases study of clotting disorders
Biomedical engineers have developed a miniature self-sealing model system for studying bleeding and the clotting of wounds. The researchers envision the device as a drug discovery platform and potential diagnostic tool.

 

LITERATURE
Emory to celebrate Black Arts Movement writer Mari Evans
Emory will celebrate the contributions of Mari Evans, an influential Black Arts Movement writer and activist, with poetry readings and a panel on Wednesday, Feb. 21, at Woodruff Library.

 

RESEARCH
Twitter reveals how future-thinking Americans are and how that affects their decisions
Individuals who tend to think further into the future are more likely to invest money and to avoid risks, finds a new paper by Emory psychologists Phillip Wolff and Robert Thorstad.

 

BUSINESS
Atlanta Hawks, Falcons and Braves talk survey analysis with students
Michael Lewis, associate professor of marketing at Goizueta Business School, brought in representatives from the Atlanta Falcons, Braves and Hawks to speak with his Sports Marketing Analytics class as they create a survey on Atlanta sports.

 

SUSTAINABILITY
Monthly sessions will answer questions on new campus waste policy
At a series of monthly meetings, the Emory community can get information on the new waste policy, how to recycle or compost questionable items, and why you have to service your own desk-side container.

 

COMMUNITY
Emory takes steps to prevent, respond to flu cases on campus
Student Health Services has reported 193 cases of influenza and influenza-type illness since Jan. 1. The number of reported cases appears to have peaked, but the campus remains vigilant and focused on prevention.

CAMPUS
'Divine Felines' exhibition showcases Egypt's exaltation of cats
"Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt," now open at the Carlos Museum, showcases cats and lions, plus dogs and jackals, as domesticated pets, creatures of the wild and mythic symbols of divinity.
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PHOTO GALLERY
 
Feast of Words toasts Emory faculty authors, editors
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The Emory community gathered Feb. 12 to celebrate the 109 faculty members across the university who authored or edited a total of 115 books last year. Learn more about this year's books and see more photos from Feast of Words.
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Take Note
 
Emory to host 2018 University Athletic Association swimming and diving championships, Feb. 14-17
Emory to host 2018 University Athletic Association swimming and diving championships, Feb. 14-17

Apply for Ethics and Servant Leadership summer internship program by Feb. 28
Apply for Ethics and Servant Leadership summer internship program by Feb. 28

Register now for Run for Mercy 5K hosted by Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital on March 24
Register now for Run for Mercy 5K hosted by Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital on March 24

Creativity Conversation Series at Emory named for Rosemary Magee
Creativity Conversation Series at Emory named for Rosemary Magee

Emory Public Interest Committee announces Inspiration Award winners
Emory Public Interest Committee announces Inspiration Award winners
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Emory Insider: Perks
 
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Get your gadgets: Emory students, faculty and staff can check out a variety of electronic gadgets from Woodruff Library. Options range from laptops and chargers available for three-hour use within the library to items like iPads, iPods and digital cameras that can be checked out for up to a week.
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In The News
 
This is why Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was just awarded the $5 million Ibrahim prize

 

This is why Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was just awarded the $5 million Ibrahim prize
Feb. 13 |  Pamela Scully |  Washington Post

How a thrill-seeking personality helps Olympic athletes

 

How a thrill-seeking personality helps Olympic athletes
Feb. 9 |  Ken Carter |  Los Angeles Times

Was Volkswagen the first to test exhaust fumes on monkeys?

 

Was Volkswagen the first to test exhaust fumes on monkeys?
Feb. 9 |  Eri Saikawa |  National Geographic
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Featured Events
 
Poetry reading: U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith

 

Poetry reading: U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith
Smith's reading of her poems is open to the public as part of the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library Reading Series.
When: Feb. 17, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts
Admission: Free
Brave New Works: "Wooden Nickels"

 

Brave New Works: "Wooden Nickels"
Joseph Skibell, Winship Distinguished Research Professor in the Humanities, adapted this play from his collection of true short stories.
When: Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Theater Lab
Admission: Free; reservation required
Bederman Lecture: "Immigrants, Refugees and Women: International Obligations and the United States"

 

Bederman Lecture: "Immigrants, Refugees and Women: International Obligations and the United States"
Judge Rosemary Barkett of the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal will give the 2018 David J. Bederman Lecture.
When: Feb. 19, 12:30 p.m.
Where: Gambrell Hall, Tull Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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Student Programming Council: Lite Nite
When: Feb. 14, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Asbury Circle
Admission: Free
 
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Campus Waste Policy Information Sessions
When: Feb. 15, 9:00 a.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Main Level Foyer, also 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Admission: Free
 
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Webinar series: "The Chlorine Revolution"
When: Feb. 15, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online; viewing at Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Room 2001
 
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Vocal Masterclasses with David Daniels, countertenor
When: Feb. 15, 2:30 p.m.
Where: Performing Arts Studio; also Feb. 16 at 6 p.m.
Admission: Free
 
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Ethical Choices: Why Your Eating Habits Matter
When: Feb. 15, 4:30 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 103
Admission: Free
 
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Safe Space: About Racial Microaggression
When: Feb. 15, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Candler School of Theology, Rita Anne Rollins Building, Room 250
Admission: Free
 
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Love my MESAS informational session: Pizza with majors and faculty
When: Feb. 15, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Callaway Memorial Center, S319
Admission: Free
 
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Dooley After Dark: Painting with a Twist
When: Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Cox Hall, Ballroom
Admission: Free
 
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Concert: Chinese New Year Celebration
When: Feb. 16, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Mini Carnival
When: Feb. 16, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Longstreet-Means Quad
Admission: Free
 
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TRACE : The Renaissance Academy at the Center for Ethics Info Session
When: Feb. 16, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Center for Ethics, Room 102
Admission: Free
 
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Brave New Works: Fellow's Fellows
When: Feb. 16, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Theater Lab
Admission: Free
 
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Men's basketball: Emory vs. New York University
When: Feb. 16, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff PE Center, Gym
Admission: Free
 
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Concert: Alexandra Shatalov, oboe
When: Feb. 16, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
 
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University Center Board's Silent Disco Night
When: Feb. 16, 9:00 p.m.
Where: Cox Hall, Ballroom
Admission: Free
 
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Softball: Emory vs. Berry College
When: Feb. 17, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Emory Softball Field
Admission: Free
 
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Men's basketball: Emory vs. Brandeis University
When: Feb. 18, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff PE Center, Gym
Admission: Free
 
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Women's tennis: Emory vs. Columbus State
When: Feb. 18, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff PE Center
Admission: Free
 
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Women's basketball: Emory vs. Brandeis
When: Feb. 18, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff PE Center, Gym
Admission: Free
 
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Copyright and Your Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
When: Feb. 19, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 314
Admission: Free
 
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James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference: "Working Hard Ain't Enough for Black Americans"
When: Feb. 19, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room
Admission: Free
 
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2018 Turkish Lecture Series: Is Turkey a Democracy?
When: Feb. 19, 12:30 p.m.
Where: Emory Conference Center Hotel, Lullwater Ballroom
Admission: Free
 
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Zotero Introduction
When: Feb. 19, 3:00 p.m.
Where: Robert W. Woodruff, Room 312
Admission: Free
 
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Prospective Student Dinner and Lecture
When: Feb. 19, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Candler School of Theology
Admission: Free
 
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Getting Into the Law School YOU Want!
When: Feb. 19, 5:30 p.m.
Where: B. Jones Building, Career Center
Admission: Free
 
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Epidemics film series: "Contagion"
When: Feb. 19, 6:30 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 101
Admission: Free
 
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Lecture: "Pope Francis, The Church and the World"
When: Feb. 19, 7:15 p.m.
Where: Claudia Nance Rollins Building, P-Level Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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Pitts Annual Book Sale
When: Feb. 20, 8:00 a.m.
Where: Candler School of Theology, Pitts Lecture Hall
Admission: Books from $1 to $10
 
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Emory Farmers Market
When: Feb. 20, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Cox Hall, Bridge
Admission: Free
 
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An Introduction to Pathway Analysis Tools Available from the WHSC Library
When: Feb. 20, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Health Sciences Center Library, Room B_65
Admission: Free
 
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Adaptation to a Changing Climate and Society: Case Studies for Sustainable Food Production in Japan
When: Feb. 20, 4:00 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 206
Admission: Free
 
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Bengali Association for Students at Emory: Ekushey February
When: Feb. 21, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Candler School of Theology, Rita Ann Rollins Building, Room 102
Admission: Free
 
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Poetry reading: "The Rebel: In Celebration of Mari Evans"
When: Feb. 21, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room
Admission: Free
 
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Film screening: "Black Is ... Black Ain't"
When: Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 208
Admission: Free
 
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