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Thursday, April 14, 2016
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HISTORY
Emory professor tackles China's military history with 'The Gunpowder Age'
The idea that China has historically been a peaceful nation, little interested in military matters, is not true, according to historian Tonio Andrade's new book, "The Gunpowder Age."

 

COMMUNITY
Employee Town Hall addresses benefits, diversity and more
Addressing his last Employee Council Town Hall, Emory President James Wagner quoted Robert Woodruff to remind attendees that "the future belongs to the discontented," before he and other senior leadership took questions on a variety of topics.

 

TEACHING
From the field to the Emory Herbarium: How knowledge of nature blooms
Six Emory students recently traveled to rural South Florida to look for plants used in indigenous medicine and collect specimens for the Emory Herbarium, under the guidance of medical ethnobotanist Cassandra Quave.

 

BIOLOGY
Emory to host biologist who discovered how bacteria communicate
Princeton molecular biologist Bonnie Bassler discovered quorum sensing, a process that allows bacteria to communicate using secreted chemical signaling molecules. She visits Emory for two events April 18-19.

 

SUPPORT
On Emory Denim Day, speak out against sexual violence
To show support for survivors of sexual assault and the larger goal of ending sexual violence, the community is invited to participate in Emory Denim Day on Wednesday, April 20.

 

HEALTH
Radiologists freeze phantom limb pain using minimally invasive procedure
More than 185,000 amputations occur each year in the United States, leaving some patients haunted by phantom limb pain. An Emory study shows that cryoablation, the targeted application of extreme cold, can significantly reduce their level of pain.

PROFILE
Caroline Schmidt: Scholarship in hand, 'natural storyteller' looks to the future
Emory College junior Caroline Schmidt, a creative writing major praised as a "natural storyteller," has been named one of 20 winners of the 2016 Beinecke Scholarship. The national award provides funding for graduate school.
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Photo Gallery
 
Meal packaging for Stop Hunger Now
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More than 175 volunteers turned out April 9 to assemble and pack 40,000 meals for Stop Hunger Now, an international hunger relief organization. The project was co-sponsored by the Emory Office of Spiritual and Religious Life, Glenn Memorial UMC and Emory Wesley Fellowship. See more photos.
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Take Note
 
Friday is deadline to apply to serve on University Senate committees
Friday is deadline to apply to serve on University Senate committees

Panel to discuss the role of research universities in addressing microaggressions
Panel to discuss the role of research universities in addressing microaggressions

Medical school gala seeks Emory artists' works to support free clinics
Medical school gala seeks Emory artists' works to support free clinics

Laney Graduate School celebrates scholars for Graduate Student Appreciation Week
Laney Graduate School celebrates scholars for Graduate Student Appreciation Week
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Emory Insider
 
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Ready for summer? The Emory WorkLife Resource Center has posted its Summer Planning 2016 website, filled with resources to help employees with and without children find fun and exciting things to do, as well as some great ways to save money.
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In The News
 
Golden State and the mathematical magic of 73

 

Golden State and the mathematical magic of 73
April 13 |  Ken Ono |  The New Yorker

For polio vaccines, a worldwide switch to new version

 

For polio vaccines, a worldwide switch to new version
April 11 |  Walter A. Orenstein |  New York Times

How 5 sports and shoe brands are convincing millennials to lace up

 

How 5 sports and shoe brands are convincing millennials to lace up
April 11 |  Manish Tripathi |  Adweek

Pope wants more acceptance for gay, divorced Catholics

 

Pope wants more acceptance for gay, divorced Catholics
April 10 |  Brent Strawn |  CNN
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Featured Events
 
Emory Dance Company

 

Emory Dance Company
Performances April 14-16 at 8 p.m. and April 16 at 2 p.m.
When: April 14, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Dance Studio
Admission: $10; $8 discount category members; $6 students
Karen Freer, cello

 

Karen Freer, cello
Emory instructor and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra member performs Schumann, Beethoven and Franck
When: April 17, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
Wagner Appreciation Block Party

 

Wagner Appreciation Block Party
A lunch gathering to thank President James Wagner and his wife, Debbie, for their service to Emory
When: April 21, 11:30 a.m.
Where: Asbury Circle
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
Quantitative Approaches in Climate Change: Are Ice Sheets Collapsing?
When: April 15, 2:30 p.m.
Where: Planetarium, MSC 300
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
Literature is Alive @ Emory: Aziza Barnes, Lo Kwa Mei-en, Jared Joseph
When: April 15, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Emory Bookstore
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
Spring Blossoms: An Evening of Classical Javanese Music
When: April 15, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Emory Performing Arts Studio
Admission: $10; free with Emory student ID
 
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April
 
Durufle's Requiem: Emory University Symphony Orchestra and University Chorus
When: April 16, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
Making Momos
When: April 17, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum Reception Hall
Admission: $15 for members; $20 for non-members
 
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April
 
Mentoring Symposium: "Mentors Changed My Life: Don't Leave Here Without One"
When: April 18, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Live webcast
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
The Perils of Policing Reform
When: April 18, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
Donna Brogan Lecture in Biostatistics: "The Women's Health Initiative: History, Contributions and Ongoing Research"
When: April 18, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Lawrence P. and Ann Estes Klamon Room
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
Meet the Editor and Agent
When: April 18, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
Biology Rhodes Lectureship: Bonnie L. Bassler on "Bacterial Quorum Sensing and its Control"
When: April 18, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Harland Cinema
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
Project Management Tools: A Comparison
When: April 19, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
Emory Farmers Market
When: April 19, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Cox Bridge
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
Caregiver Resilience: How to Make Stress Your Friend
When: April 19, 12:00 p.m.
Where: School of Nursing, Room 203
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
Planet, People, Profits: A Conference on Business and the Environment
When: April 19, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Center for Ethics, Room 102
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
Russian Poetry Evening
When: April 19, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Modern Languages, Room 201
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
Culture, Creativity, Consciousness: What Art Teaches Us About Who We Are
When: April 19, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Center for Ethics, Room 162
Admission: Free
 
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My Body is Not a Battleground: The Arts, Sexual Violence and Human Rights in the DRC
When: April 19, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Alliance Francaise d'Atlanta, Colony Square
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
Tibetan Shrine Lecture: Stupa and Sacred Geography in Private and Public Settings
When: April 19, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum Reception Hall
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
Emory Big Band
When: April 19, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
ProfChat with Frank Gaertner
When: April 20, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Cannon Chapel, Brooks Commons
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
Neuroethics and Neuroscience in the News: "Sweets Help You Lose Weight: Implications for Memory, Obesity and Free Will"
When: April 20, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Center for Ethics, Room 102
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
Film screening: "Film Socialisme" (2010)
When: April 20, 7:30 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 208
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
AntiquiTEA: Images in Buddhist Practice
When: April 21, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum Reception Hall
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
Jazz on the Green
When: April 21, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Patterson Green
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
Emory Wind Ensemble: Symphonic Dances from "West Side Story"
When: April 21, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
 
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