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Thursday, March 3, 2016
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ECOLOGY
Zeroing in on 'super spreaders' and other hidden patterns of epidemics
Ebola. Chikungunya. Zika. Disease ecologist Gonzalo Vazquez-Prokopec explains why the complex properties driving today's disease transmission -- and the speed at which an epidemic can travel -- require new methods of surveillance.

 

COMMUNITY
The Happiness Challenge comes to Emory
Students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in the Happiness Challenge, an online program whose goal is to increase happiness and well-being on campus.

 

LEADERSHIP
Lewin discusses aspirations for Woodruff Health Sciences Center
Jonathan Lewin, Emory's new executive vice president for health affairs, held a town hall last week to discuss his background, leadership principles and five-year aspirations for Woodruff Health Sciences Center. View his remarks.

 

HISTORY
Library exhibits celebrate Women's History Month
This month, Woodruff Library features four exhibits that explore the works of women who have made significant societal contributions. The exhibits draw from and showcase materials from the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library.

 

RESEARCH
Severe anemia linked to intestinal disease risk in premature infants
Pediatrics professor and neonatologist Ravi Patel and colleagues conducted a detailed study on the causes of necrotizing enterocolitis, a leading cause of death in very-low-birth-weight infants.

 

LEARNING
Undergraduate researchers study genes, public policy and more
Through the Scholarly Inquiry and Research at Emory program, undergraduate students receive grants to help fund original research. Find out about some of the projects currently underway.

PROFILE
Jared Bok: From Singapore to sociology
Growing up in Singapore, PhD student Jared Bok saw firsthand the "beautiful messiness" of a multi-religious society, including the interactions between missionaries and local residents. His dissertation focuses on the expansion of Protestant missionaries during the last 50 years.
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Dear World Live From Emory
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What is your message to the world? Dear World, a portrait and storytelling project, came to Emory Feb. 24-25 as part of Social Justice Week. Faculty, staff and students shared their stories in two photo shoots. View more images from the event.
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Take Note
 
Deadline for University Scholar/Teacher Award nominations is March 4
Deadline for University Scholar/Teacher Award nominations is March 4

Wolpe to chair American Psychological Association ethics commission
Wolpe to chair American Psychological Association ethics commission

Khan honored with Courage to Teach Award for graduate medical education
Khan honored with Courage to Teach Award for graduate medical education

Workshop series supports Emory employees who also serve as caregivers
Workshop series supports Emory employees who also serve as caregivers
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Emory Insider
 
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Visit the Carlos Museum: Enjoy the exciting exhibitions and the impressive works in the permanent collection at the Michael C. Carlos Museum. Faculty, staff and students are always admitted free with ID. The museum is also offering 100 free admission days for the general public leading up to its centennial in 2019.
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In The News
 
Donald Trump nears the 50 percent mark in a nationwide CNN poll of GOP voters

 

Donald Trump nears the 50 percent mark in a nationwide CNN poll of GOP voters
Feb. 29 |  Alan Abramowitz |  Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Did Flint's contaminated water cause deadly Legionnaires' outbreaks?

 

Did Flint's contaminated water cause deadly Legionnaires' outbreaks?
Feb. 27 |  Ruth L. Berkelman |  Washington Post

Bernard King, other NBA greats, seek long-term health

 

Bernard King, other NBA greats, seek long-term health
Feb. 27 |  Jonathan Kim |  Associated Press via Washington Post
 
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"The rhetoric on the GOP side supports the argument that unity is going to be much harder to achieve for them. And this was before the latest KKK/David Duke/white supremacist controversy for Trump. Trump is a ticking time bomb for the GOP."
Alan Abramowitz, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Feb. 29, 2016
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Featured Events
 
NCAA Basketball Tournament: Emory vs. Covenant College

 

NCAA Basketball Tournament: Emory vs. Covenant College
Emory hosts the first rounds of the Division III championships
When: March 4, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Woodruff PE Center
Admission: $10 general admission; $5 students; first 75 students free
Children's workshop: Mami Wata

 

Children's workshop: Mami Wata
Young artists create drawings and collages of shrine figure
When: March 6, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Tate Room
Admission: $15 members; $20 non-members; registration required
Artists' reception: Emory University Emeritus College Exhibition

 

Artists' reception: Emory University Emeritus College Exhibition
Showcases the work of retired faculty
When: March 6, 3:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Chace Upper Lobby
Admission: Free
 
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International Coffee Hour
When: March 4, 11:30 a.m.
Where: Dobbs University Center, Winship Ballroom
Admission: Free
 
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March
 
Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta: "Choice Cuts"
When: March 4, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum Reception Hall
Admission: Free
 
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March
 
Chancel Choir: Handel's "Ode for St. Cecilia's Day"
When: March 6, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Glenn Memorial Sanctuary
Admission: Free
 
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March
 
Executive MPH program information session
When: March 9, 4:30 p.m.
Where: Grace Crum Rollins Building, Room 119, or online
Admission: Free
 
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March
 
"Fearlessness in Meditation and on the Path," a public talk by Kyabgon Phakchok Rinpoche
When: March 9, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Cannon Chapel Sanctuary
Admission: Free
 
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March
 
Robert A. Bays Lectureship: Contemporary Overview of Oral Cancer
When: March 10, 7:00 a.m.
Where: Emory University Hospital Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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March
 
Emory Women of Excellence Awards
When: March 17, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Miller-Ward Alumni House
Admission: Free
 
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