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Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016
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RESEARCH
Building a blessing from a curse
Alzheimer's disease often runs in families, but the risk that runs through this family's bloodline is higher than ever encountered before. Do family members hold clues encoded in their DNA that can help ward off this looming epidemic? Emory researchers are working to find out.

 

Presidential Selection
Board of Trustees approves Presidential Selection Prospectus
Developed through extensive community engagement, the prospectus is in part a job description, but also includes the strategic opportunities, aspirations and values of Emory, as well as leadership qualities that will be pivotal as prospective candidates are recruited.

 

Collaboration
Symposium to focus on issues of food, farming, faith
Religious and scientific perspectives on food and farming will take center stage at the second annual symposium hosted by the Leadership and Multifaith Program (LAMP), a collaborative endeavor between Candler School of Theology and Georgia Tech.

 

Taking initiative
Emory Scholars join contest to solve global problems
Four Emory College students will travel to Shanghai next month to compete for the Hult Prize, which seeks creative solutions to problems faced by people living in crowded urban spaces worldwide.

 

Events
'Dear World Live From Emory' premieres for Social Justice Week
Emory's annual Social Justice Week, set for Feb. 22-28, features a new event combining photography and words to share the stories of the faculty, staff and students who make up the University community. Find out how you can participate.

PROFILE
MaKendra Umstead: A personal mission to study cancer
Her mother's journey with breast cancer inspired MaKendra Umstead to pursue a PhD in cancer biology. Now a fifth-year student in Laney Graduate School, she focuses her research on processes that might lead to better cancer treatments.
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Photo Gallery
 
Senior Day for Emory Basketball
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Emory's tradition of scholar-athletes was on full display at Senior Day Ceremonies for the men's and women's basketball teams, which honored players appearing in their final regular-season home games. See more photos of the players and their families.
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Take Note
 
Friday is deadline to request summer college interns
Friday is deadline to request summer college interns

Finance series targets new tax laws, retirement health care
Finance series targets new tax laws, retirement health care

Emory Wind Ensemble, Theater Emory present 'Music from the Stage and Screen'
Emory Wind Ensemble, Theater Emory present 'Music from the Stage and Screen'

Grants to Green supports Oxford's sustainability commitment
Grants to Green supports Oxford's sustainability commitment

Women's Center opens at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital
Women's Center opens at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital
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Emory Insider
 
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Ticket offers: Before you buy tickets to the movies or area attractions like the Georgia Aquarium or Zoo Atlanta, check the Tickets & Info Desk in the Dobbs University Center for a variety of discounted options.
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In The News
 
Your exposome is the sum of every place you've ever been

 

Your exposome is the sum of every place you've ever been
Feb. 18 |  Dean Jones and Gary Miller |  Popular Science

The Black Panthers are back -- and never really went away

 

The Black Panthers are back -- and never really went away
Feb. 17 |  Kathleen Cleaver |  CNN

Decatur poet Kevin Young discusses his new collection, 'Blue Laws'

 

Decatur poet Kevin Young discusses his new collection, 'Blue Laws'
Feb. 15 |  Kevin Young |  Atlanta Journal-Constitution
 
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"I feel music is another kind of literature. It is another way of talking about pain and love. Great music -- say jazz -- has that inventive, improvisational quality that tells us something about life."
Kevin Young, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Feb. 15, 2016
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Featured Events
 
The Knights with Gil Shaham

 

The Knights with Gil Shaham
Groundbreaking orchestral collective with virtuoso violinist
When: Feb. 20, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts
Admission: $60; $48 discount categories; $10 Emory students
Town Hall with Jonathan Lewin

 

Town Hall with Jonathan Lewin
Meet Emory's new executive vice president for health affairs
When: Feb. 24, 4:30 p.m.
Where: WHSCAB Auditorium
Admission: Free
In Dialogue: Conversations with the Provost

 

In Dialogue: Conversations with the Provost
Provost Claire Sterk hosts tour, discussions with faculty
When: Feb. 25, 4:15 p.m.
Where: Rose Library
Admission: Free; registration required
 
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Anthony Plog Brass Master Class
When: Feb. 19, 5:15 p.m.
Where: Tharp Rehearsal Hall, Schwartz Center for Performing Arts
Admission: Free
 
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French New Wave film series: "Out 1," episodes 1-4
When: Feb. 20, 11:00 a.m.
Where: 208 White Hall
Admission: Free
 
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You Are Who You Know: Ethnic Attitudes and Interpersonal Interactions
When: Feb. 22, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Jones Room, Woodruff Library
Admission: Free
 
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Emory Farmers Market
When: Feb. 23, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Cox Hall Bridge
Admission: Free
 
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Faculty Composers Concert
When: Feb. 23, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts
Admission: Free
 
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Lecture: "It's Time to Decolonize Human Rights"
When: Feb. 25, 4:30 p.m.
Where: Jones Room, Woodruff Library
Admission: Free
 
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