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Tuesday, March 8, 2016
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HISTORY
Emory historian attends White House event to discuss Underground Railroad
"Underground," a new television series about the Underground Railroad, debuts tomorrow. Emory professor Leslie Harris was invited to a White House screening of the show to offer her perspective on the history it explores.

 

SPORTS
Men's basketball advances to Sweet 16 in NCAA tournament
Emory's men's basketball team prevailed in its first two games of the NCAA Division III Tournament over the weekend, advancing to the Round of 16 for the third consecutive season.

 

HEALTH
Brain Q&A: Alzheimer's, dementia and mild cognitive impairment
Allan Levey, director of Emory's Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, answers questions about the disease and related disorders, including early detection and development of future treatments.

 

EVENTS
John Lewis documentary to screen at Emory Law
Emory School of Law will screen "Get in the Way: The Journey of John Lewis," on Saturday, March 26. The free event includes a panel discussion with Congressman Lewis and film director Kathleen Dowdey. Ticket registration is currently underway.

 

RELIGION
Exhibit on Passover Haggadah on view at Pitts Theology Library
The spring exhibit at Pitts Theology Library highlights the Haggadah, a compilation of biblical passages, prayers, hymns and rabbinic literature that is read each year during the Jewish Passover Seder.

PROFILE
John Willingham: Building connections through computers and concerts
From the computer screen to the concert hall, Emory IT educational analyst and professional musician John Willingham enjoys interacting with his audience.
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2016 Pride Awards
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The Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Life hosted the 24th annual Pride Awards on March 3 to honor faculty, staff, students and alumni for their dedication to creating an affirming and just campus environment. See more photos from the celebration.
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Take Note
 
Surplus Property Store has new hours, website
Surplus Property Store has new hours, website

Donations sought for Emory Career Center's Clothing Closet
Donations sought for Emory Career Center's Clothing Closet

Workshop offers advice for challenges faced by working parents
Workshop offers advice for challenges faced by working parents

Grief and loss support group begins March 24; schedule pre-screening appointment by March 15
Grief and loss support group begins March 24; schedule pre-screening appointment by March 15

Spring break lunches available for students short on resources
Spring break lunches available for students short on resources
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Emory Insider
 
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Where and when to eat on campus this week: Emory Dining is operating on a modified schedule for spring break through Sunday, March 13. Find out which venues are open and their hours of operation.
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In The News
 
Jimmy Carter says he no longer needs cancer treatments

 

Jimmy Carter says he no longer needs cancer treatments
March 6 |  Jimmy Carter |  Reuters via New York Times

On National Grammar Day, millennials show promise

 

On National Grammar Day, millennials show promise
March 4 |  Helen Julien and Mark Bauerlein  |  CNN

A treatment for Parkinson's disease reveals a brain switch for sadness

 

A treatment for Parkinson's disease reveals a brain switch for sadness
March 3 |  Andrew H. Miller |  Washington Post

It's Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump: let the real contest begin

 

It's Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump: let the real contest begin
March 3 |  Merle Black |  The Guardian
 
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"There would be large defections from the usual Republican groups here in Georgia. The big unknown is whether Trump would attract people who haven't voted in the recent past: Democrats and independents."
Merle Black, The Guardian, March 3, 2016
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Featured Events
 
Fearlessness in Meditation and on the Path

 

Fearlessness in Meditation and on the Path
Talk by Buddhist professor Kyabgon Phakchok Rinpoche
When: March 9, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Cannon Chapel
Admission: Free
Atlanta Master Chorale: "Masterworks: Critical Mass"

 

Atlanta Master Chorale: "Masterworks: Critical Mass"
A capella concert of two masses
When: March 12, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Emerson Concert Hall, Schwartz Center for Performing Arts
Admission: $30; $25 discount categories; $10 all students
Film screening: "Cleo from 5 to 7" (1962)

 

Film screening: "Cleo from 5 to 7" (1962)
Singer explores Paris' Left Bank while awaiting cancer results
When: March 16, 7:30 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 208
Admission: Free
 
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Healthy Winship series: "Colorectal Cancer Awareness"
When: March 9, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Winship Cancer Institute, Building C, Kauffman Auditorium (C5012)
Admission: Free
 
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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
 
Why Don't More Black Students Take AP Math Courses? Racialized Tracking, Social Isolation and the "Acting White" Hypothesis
When: March 14, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room
Admission: Free
 
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March
 
Rethinking the Anthropology of Urban Spaces: A Panel Discussion
When: March 14, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Anthropology, Room 206
Admission: Free
 
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March
 
Emory Farmers Market
When: March 15, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Cox Hall Bridge
Admission: Free
 
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March
 
Ockham's Razor: When is the Simpler Theory Better?
When: March 15, 4:00 p.m.
Where: PAIS, Room 290
Admission: Free
 
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March
 
Climate Change and Public Health: Challenges and Opportunities
When: March 15, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Rollins Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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March
 
ProfChat with Dianne Stewart, associate professor of religion
When: March 16, 11:45 a.m.
Where: Cannon Chapel, Brooks Commons
Admission: Free
 
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Understanding and Navigating Hospice and Palliative Care
When: March 16, 12:00 p.m.
Where: School of Medicine, Room 190P
Admission: Free
 
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