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Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016
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The Wire
 
Leadership
Three presidents, one conversation
Former Emory President James T. Laney, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and current Emory President James W. Wagner shared the stage last week for a conversation guided by mutual history, dedication to Emory, genuine affinity for one another, and plenty of humor.

 

COMMUNICATION
Welcome to the new Emory Report
Today's issue of Emory Report is completely redesigned. We've expanded our content and refined our focus to provide an engaging mix of news, events and information tailored specifically for faculty and staff.

 

LITERATURE
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Rita Dove comes to Emory
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove will give a free reading on campus Feb. 28 for the acclaimed Raymond Danowski Poetry Library Reading Series.

 

First Person
Scalia: more quotable than influential
Robert Schapiro, dean of Emory School of Law, offers insight into the legacy of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who passed away unexpectedly Saturday.

 

RESOURCES
Oxford Science Building prepares for grand opening celebration
The new science building on Emory's Oxford College campus marks its official opening with events on Sunday, but classes are already underway in the state-of-the-art facility. See how the new building helps students become scientists.

 

HEALTH CARE
Help for the nightly fight to breathe
Sleeping through the night is difficult when your airway won't stay open. Sleep apnea is on the rise, as are new ways to diagnose and treat it. The Emory Sleep Center offers the traditional CPAP, as well as other ways to get more zzz's.

PROFILE
Robert Agnew: Pioneering work on the causes of crime
Robert Agnew, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Sociology, is the pioneer of General Strain Theory, one of the leading explanations of crime and its causes. Learn more about his work, which recently earned him the American Society of Criminology's highest honor, and why he thinks climate change is the greatest threat to confront humanity.
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Photos: James Weldon Johnson Institute launch reception
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Emory's James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference celebrated its official launch Feb. 9 with a reception at the Michael C. Carlos Museum. View more photos from the event.
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Take Note
 
Town hall meetings to focus on new tenure and promotion guidelines
Town hall meetings to focus on new tenure and promotion guidelines

Emory presents first-ever Faculty Composers Concert
Emory presents first-ever Faculty Composers Concert

Submit your ideas for Staff Fest theme, slogan by Feb. 26
Submit your ideas for Staff Fest theme, slogan by Feb. 26

Laney Graduate School seeks faculty, student nominees for Eleanor Main Awards
Laney Graduate School seeks faculty, student nominees for Eleanor Main Awards

Ramalingam named deputy director of Winship Cancer Institute
Ramalingam named deputy director of Winship Cancer Institute
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Emory Insider
 
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Dining discount: Using an Eagle Dollars account on your Emory Card saves you 5 percent at Emory Dining locations. You add Eagle Dollars to your card and then spend them like cash at a variety of campus locations.
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In The News
 
Facebook and the new colonialism

 

Facebook and the new colonialism
Feb. 11 |  Deepika Bahri |  The Atlantic

Health minute: Brain games

 

Health minute: Brain games
Feb. 11 |  David Loring |  CNN via KDRV-TV

Scientists attack Zika virus from multiple angles

 

Scientists attack Zika virus from multiple angles
Feb. 10 |  Phyllis Kozarsky |  Fox News
 
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"I'm loath to toss around words like colonialism [in a discussion of Facebook's Free Basics platform] but it's hard to ignore the family resemblances and recognizable DNA. ... In the end, if it isn't a duck, it shouldn't quack like a duck."
Deepika Bahri, The Atlantic, Feb. 11, 2016
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Featured Events
 
Lecture: The Mohawk Warrior Flag

 

Lecture: The Mohawk Warrior Flag
Aboriginal scholar Kahente Horn-Miller presents
When: Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Anthropology Room 206
Admission: Free
Concert: Fireworks for Two Pianos

 

Concert: Fireworks for Two Pianos
Elena Cholakova and William Ransom on keyboards
When: Feb. 21, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts
Admission: Free
Creativity Conversation with President Wagner

 

Creativity Conversation with President Wagner
In discussion with Rosemary Magee, Rose Library director
When: Feb. 24, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Rose Library Teaching/Learning Studio
Admission: Free
 
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Fitness for Caregivers
When: Feb. 18, 12:00 p.m.
Where: School of Medicine, Room 190P
 
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AntiquiTEA lecture on Roman carving
When: Feb. 18, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum
 
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Cognitive Aesthetics: Beauty, the Brain, and Virginia Woolf
When: Feb. 18, 4:00 p.m.
Where: PAIS 290
 
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Religion and AIDS in Africa
When: Feb. 18, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Klamon Room
 
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Literature Is Alive: Margaret Ross, Melissa Febos, Kalpana Narayanan, Angela Davis Johnson
When: Feb. 19, 6:30 p.m.
Where: 1390 Oxford Road
 
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