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Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018
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RESEARCH
Learning from lampreys
In this special feature, learn why immunology pioneer Max Cooper and researchers in his lab are hoping that an ancient immune system can provide therapeutic insights into our own.

 

HISTORY
Mellon grant to Emory will help provide new insights on slave trade
Emory has been awarded a $300,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that will allow researchers at Emory, across the U.S. and abroad to update and expand the renowned website Voyages: The Transatlantic Save Trade Database.

 

LITERATURE
Emory acquires letters by author Harper Lee
A collection of personal correspondence and memorabilia of renowned novelist Harper Lee, author of "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "Go Set a Watchman," has been acquired by Emory.

 

SPORTS
Woodruff P.E. Center hosts start of NCAA D-III men's basketball championships
Emory men's basketball has been selected to host the opening two rounds of the 2018 NCAA D-III Tournament. The action begins with two games on Friday, March 2, in the Woodruff P.E. Center, followed by Saturday's second-round contest.

EVENTS
March arts events include the return of Barenaked Voices
Emory hosts a packed calendar of arts events this month, including the 15th-annual Barenaked Voices, a concert featuring the university's student a cappella groups and benefitting mental health services.

 

ACHIEVEMENT
Emory Wheel wins awards for reporting, opinion, cartoon
The Emory Wheel, the university's independent student newspaper, has received six awards from the Georgia Press Association for its 2017 Better Newspaper Contest.

 

ARTS
Emory Dance Program professor, alumna revisit first collaboration in 'Rule of Thumb'
In 1993, professor Lori Teague cast student Christine Suarez in Teague's first choreographed work at Emory, "Rule of Thumb." The two are reprising the show 25 years later to explore the intersectionality of gender, age and race.

 

SCIENCE
Give a zap to Emory brain research for #STATMadness
Emory is participating in STAT Madness, a "March Madness" style bracket competition featuring biomedical research instead of basketball teams. Please vote!

HONORS
Recent Emory graduate awarded prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship
Stepheni Uh is one of just 35 recipients nationwide for the Gates Cambridge Scholarship, which will fund her PhD research into the neurophysiological foundations of resilience in children growing up in poverty.
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Take Note
 
Scully to serve as vice provost for undergraduate education
Scully to serve as vice provost for undergraduate education

Nair to receive NASPA's Shattering the Glass Ceiling Award
Nair to receive NASPA's Shattering the Glass Ceiling Award

Emory acquires papers of Obama inaugural poet Richard Blanco
Emory acquires papers of Obama inaugural poet Richard Blanco

Emory earns 'Safe Community' reaccreditation
Emory earns 'Safe Community' reaccreditation

 Emory, East Lake Golf Club host Bobby Jones Legacy Golf Tournament
Emory, East Lake Golf Club host Bobby Jones Legacy Golf Tournament
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Emory Insider: Safety
 
Emory Insider

 

Get a SafeRide on campus: If you are traveling alone on campus after dark, contact SafeRide to get a free shuttle, golf cart, vehicle or walking escort to your destination. The SafeRide service is available for both employees and students from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
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In The News
 
Emory Healthcare assists with launch of UK's first robotic heart surgery program

 

Emory Healthcare assists with launch of UK's first robotic heart surgery program
Feb. 26 |  Douglas Murphy |  BBC

Georgia lawmaker threatens to kill Delta state tax breaks over NRA stance

 

Georgia lawmaker threatens to kill Delta state tax breaks over NRA stance
Feb. 26 |  Robert Schapiro |  U.S. News & World Report

Commentary: Why we'll never have another Billy Graham

 

Commentary: Why we'll never have another Billy Graham
Feb. 22 |  Douglas A. Hicks |  Fortune
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Featured Events
 
Emotive Arts Series 2018: The Opioid Epidemic

 

Emotive Arts Series 2018: The Opioid Epidemic
When: March 1, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
 Create Your Own Culture: A DIY Celebration

 

Create Your Own Culture: A DIY Celebration
Enjoy music, poetry and art celebrating Atlanta "Do-It-Yourself" culture and the intersection of the Rose Library's punk and poetry collections.
When: March 1, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Visual Arts Building and Gallery
Admission: Free
Glenn Chancel Choir: Concert for World Peace

 

Glenn Chancel Choir: Concert for World Peace
This concert featuring music and poetry dedicated to peace will include the Ralph Vaughan Williams cantata "Dona Nobis Pacem," with soloists and full orchestra.
When: March 2, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Glenn Memorial UMC, Sanctuary
Admission: Free; offering will be taken
 
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Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
When: March 7, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 312
Admission: Free
 
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This Tank Full of Dreams: Buddhism, Poetry and the Beats
When: March 7, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room
Admission: Free
 
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STEM Networking Night
When: March 7, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Math and Science Center, Atrium
Admission: Free
 
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Lecture: "Pope Francis' Comprehensive Vision of Peace"
When: March 7, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Candler School of Theology, Rita Anne Rollins Building, Room 102
Admission: Free
 
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Southern Circuit Film Series: "Quest"
When: March 7, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Oxford College, Williams Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Cinematheque screening: "Scandal" episodes
When: March 7, 7:30 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 208
Admission: Free
 
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