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Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019
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ACHIEVEMENT
Outstanding students chosen as Bobby Jones Scholars for study in Scotland
Emory College students Farah Al Chammas, Claire Barnes, John Priddy and Camila Reed-Guevara will spend a year studying at the University of St Andrews as part of the prestigious Robert T. Jones Jr. Scholarship.

 

COMMUNITY
#EmoryBandTogether aims to provide 500 student meals over Spring Break
The #EmoryBandTogether initiative will collect donations through March 1 to provide 100 students with five meals during Spring Break.

 

COLLABORATION
Emory, High Museum of Art receive $1 million Mellon Foundation grant
The High Museum of Art, Emory's art history department and the Carlos Museum have received a $1 million grant from the Mellon Foundation to continue the Mellon Object-Centered Curatorial Research Fellowship Program for the next five years.

INSIGHT
Scholar explores impact of bias in facial-recognition software
Facial-recognition software fails most often on women of color, scholar Joy Buolamwini explained in her talk "Dangers of the Coded Gaze," presented through Emory's Provost Lecture Series.

 

HONORS
Emory professors nominated for NAACP Image Awards
Carol Anderson's "We Are Not Yet Equal" is a nominee for the NAACP's award for most outstanding literary work for youth, while Tayari Jones' "An American Marriage" is a nominee in the fiction category.

 

HEALTH
Freezing the 'hunger nerve'
In the latest episode of "Your Fantastic Mind," Emory and Georgia Public Broadcasting explore how freezing the "hunger nerve" might help with weight loss, and also examine the high cost of incivility and rudeness in the workplace. Watch the episodes and see exclusive content.

INSPIRATION
Presidential leadership lessons
With leadership education a core theme of its mission, Emory's Oxford College offered students, faculty and staff a special discussion with Emory professor and former U.S. President Jimmy Carter.
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SOCIAL JUSTICE WEEK
 
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Emory marks Social Justice Week with a diverse slate of events Feb. 25 through March 1, including keynote speaker Raj Patel, an award-winning writer, activist and academic on global food systems, at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, in Cannon Chapel. View the full schedule.
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TAKE NOTE
 
What Makes Your Heart Beat? Find out at TEDxEmory 2019 on Feb. 23
What Makes Your Heart Beat? Find out at TEDxEmory 2019 on Feb. 23

Schwartz Center for Performing Arts announces its 2019-2020 Candler Concert Series
Schwartz Center for Performing Arts announces its 2019-2020 Candler Concert Series

Apply to be on the University Center Board Leadership Team for 2019-2020 to help develop events and initiatives
Apply to be on the University Center Board Leadership Team for 2019-2020 to help develop events and initiatives

Celebrate National Pancake Week at Char'd Grilled in Cox Hall Food Court Feb. 25-March 1
Celebrate National Pancake Week at Char'd Grilled in Cox Hall Food Court Feb. 25-March 1
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IN THE NEWS
 
Measles is back in the US because states make it too easy to avoid vaccines

 

Measles is back in the US because states make it too easy to avoid vaccines
Feb. 18 |  Saad Omer |  Vox

'Antisemitism: Here and Now' author discusses resurgence of public antisemitism

 

'Antisemitism: Here and Now' author discusses resurgence of public antisemitism
Feb. 17 |  Deborah Lipstadt |  NPR

Smartwatches are changing the purpose of the EKG

 

Smartwatches are changing the purpose of the EKG
Feb. 17 |  Michelle Au |  The Atlantic
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Featured events
 
An Evening with Natasha Trethewey

 

An Evening with Natasha Trethewey
Former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey will read and discuss her work. A booksigning will follow.
When: Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Oxford College, Williams Hall
Admission: Free
Guest Class with poet Richard Blanco

 

Guest Class with poet Richard Blanco
All are welcome as the poet who read his work at the second inauguration of President Barack Obama teaches a class for Emory students.
When: Feb. 22, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Callaway Memorial Center, Room S501
Admission: Free
Men's Basketball UAA Championship

 

Men's Basketball UAA Championship
The Eagles face off against the University of Rochester for the UAA title and automatic berth to the NCAA D-III Tournament.
When: Feb. 23, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff PE Center
Admission: Free
 
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Workshop: Reclaiming My Time
When: Feb. 21, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Atwood Chemistry Building, Room 215
Admission: Free
 
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Guided Meditation
When: Feb. 21, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Cannon Chapel
Admission: Free
 
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Islamic Awareness Month Dinner
When: Feb. 21, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Candler School of Theology, Rita Anne Rollins Builidng, Room 102
Admission: Free
 
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Ad Hoc Productions Presents: "Lysistrata Jones"
When: Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Burlington Road Building, Black Box Theater
Admission: $5; ticket required
 
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Dooley After Dark's Game Night: Family Feud
When: Feb. 21, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Harland Cinema
Admission: Free
 
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Chamber music concert: Ransom Notes
When: Feb. 22, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Spring 2019 Undergraduate Research Networking Night
When: Feb. 22, 3:30 p.m.
Where: Longstreet-Means Hall, Lobby
Admission: Free
 
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Bengali Association for Students at Emory: Ekushey February
When: Feb. 22, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Center for Ethics, Room 102
Admission: Free
 
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TEDxEmory
When: Feb. 23, 9:00 a.m.
Where: Woodruff Health Sciences Center, Auditorium
Admission: Free; ticket required
 
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Emory Women's Water Polo CWPA Qualifier
When: Feb. 23, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Woodruff PE Center, Aquatic Center
Admission: Free
 
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Men's baseball: Emory vs. Washington & Lee University
When: Feb. 23, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Chappell Park
Admission: Free
 
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Women's basketball: Emory vs. University of Rochester
When: Feb. 23, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff PE Center
Admission: Free
 
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Emory Chinese Theatre Club: "Absolute Power"
When: Feb. 23, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Harland Cinema
Admission: Free
 
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Social Justice Week: Refugee Crisis Day
When: Feb. 25, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Cox Bridge
Admission: Free
 
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Social Justice Week: Health and Hunger Day
When: Feb. 26, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Outside Woodruff Library
Admission: Free
 
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Finding and Flourishing in Careers Beyond the Faculty Track: Professional Development Workshop
When: Feb. 27, 4:30 p.m.
Where: Cox Hall, Center for Women
Admission: Free
 
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Compassion Meditation
When: Feb. 27, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Cannon Chapel, Room 106
Admission: Free
 
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Social Justice Week: Health and Sanitation Access Panel
When: Feb. 27, 6:00 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 206
Admission: Free
 
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