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Thursday, April 21, 2016
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HONORS
Four Emory faculty named to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Professors Sander Gilman, Kevin Young, Carol Newsom and Melvin Konner are among the world's most accomplished scholars, scientists, writers, artists and other leaders who have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

 

LEADERSHIP
President Wagner honored with tribute in the Congressional Record
Emory President James Wagner received a tribute from Sen. Johnny Isakson that was read on the Senate floor and entered into the Congressional Record, the official publication of daily proceedings and remarks in Congress.

 

ACHIEVEMENT
Government of Mexico selects Carlos del Rio for Ohtli Award
Carlos del Rio, an Emory global health and infectious disease expert, has been selected as the 2016 recipient of the Ohtli Award, one of the highest awards given by the Mexican government.

 

HEALTH CARE
Ebola virus disease training center wins CDC award
The National Ebola Training and Education Center is being honored by the CDC for the collaboration among Emory University, the University of Nebraska Medical Center and New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation to train health care providers to manage emerging infectious diseases.

 

TEACHING
Student researchers craft 'Resisting Racism' exhibit
Guided by professor Donna Troka and archivist Gabrielle Dudley, students used primary source materials in the Rose Library to create a new exhibit, "Resisting Racism: From Civil Rights to Black Lives Matter," on display until August.

 

EVENTS
Theater Emory hosts 12-hour Shakespeare Anniversary Celebration
Emory marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death with a full slate of events on Saturday, beginning with a battle scene at noon and ending with a ritual and toast at midnight.

 

SCHOLARSHIP
Emory to host cross-disciplinary symposium on global mental health
Scholars from both the social and health sciences will connect at Emory next week for the first Global Mental Health Symposium.

PROFILE
Melanie Jacobson: Examining the effects of chemicals in consumer products
Melanie Jacobson, a PhD student in epidemiology, won this year's Three Minute Thesis Competition with her concise explanation of her research into the effects of environmental exposure to brominated flame retardants. Her research focuses on two vulnerable populations: young children and reproductive-aged women.
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DUC Day 2016
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Emory celebrated its last DUC Day on April 15 in Asbury Circle. "Barnyard Bash" was the theme, featuring a petting zoo, mechanical bull, food, games and more hosted by the Dobbs University Center. See more photos.

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Hundreds of faculty, staff and students wore jeans or denim ribbons April 20 for Emory Denim Day, an annual event designed to show support for survivors of sexual assault and the larger goal of ending sexual violence. View more photos of participants.
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Take Note
 
Reminder: Volunteer to help with Chair Rodeo and other Commencement activities
Reminder: Volunteer to help with Chair Rodeo and other Commencement activities

Meet Me @ Lullwater Preserve walks continue through May 11
Meet Me @ Lullwater Preserve walks continue through May 11

Apply by May 16 for employee leadership development programs
Apply by May 16 for employee leadership development programs

Woodruff Library announces winners of undergraduate research awards
Woodruff Library announces winners of undergraduate research awards
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Emory Insider
 
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Gym memberships: Several fitness facilities offer discounted memberships to Emory University faculty and staff. Emory facilities include Blomeyer Health Fitness Center, Woodruff Physical Education Center and the Student Activity & Academic Center. Discounts for off-campus gyms are also available.
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In The News
 
One university's response to students' demands on race: radical transparency

 

One university's response to students' demands on race: radical transparency
April 21 |  Ajay Nair, P. Faith Singleton, Maxwell Zoberman, Edward Lee, Suzanne Onorato, Michael Gadsden |  Chronicle of Higher Education

Sanders largely off-base in saying he wins when voter turnout is high and loses when it's low

 

Sanders largely off-base in saying he wins when voter turnout is high and loses when it's low
April 19 |  Alan Abramowitz |  Politifact

New polio vaccine rollout comes with a big risk

 

New polio vaccine rollout comes with a big risk
April 18 |  Walter Orenstein |  NPR

Brazil President Dilma Rousseff impeachment crisis: What happens next?

 

Brazil President Dilma Rousseff impeachment crisis: What happens next?
April 18 |  Jeffrey Lesser |  CBC News
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Featured Events
 
Emory Concert Choir

 

Emory Concert Choir
Choir performs songs on the theme "Take Me to the Water"
When: April 24, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
Exhibit Opening and Reception: "All the World's a Stage: Shakespeare Postcards in a Digital Age"

 

Exhibit Opening and Reception: "All the World's a Stage: Shakespeare Postcards in a Digital Age"
Postcards feature legendary actors in the Bard's plays
When: April 25, 4:30 p.m.
Where: Emory Center for Digital Scholarship, Woodruff Library
Admission: Free
Emory Farmers Market

 

Emory Farmers Market
Weekly farmers market continues until 3 p.m.
When: April 26, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Cox Bridge
Admission: Free
 
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Carlos Museum Bookshop Two-Day Clearance Sale
When: April 22, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum
Admission: All books and gifts discounted 20 percent
 
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Celebrate Earth Day with Emory Dining
When: April 22, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Dobbs Market and Cox Hall
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
Educational Gardens Tour
When: April 22, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Meet at the Dooley Statue near Cox Hall
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
Using ELMO to Document Human Rights Violations in Burundi
When: April 22, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Tarbutton Hall, Room 106
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
Colloquium: University Course "Discourse of Disaster"
When: April 22, 12:30 p.m.
Where: Rich Building, Room 103
Admission: Free
 
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Colloquium: Structured Inference and Representations in Visual Cognition
When: April 22, 4:00 p.m.
Where: PAIS, Room 290
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
Film screening and discussion: "La Voz Mapuche" (2009)
When: April 22, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Casa Emory, Peavine Creek Road
Admission: Free
 
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Shakespeare Anniversary Celebration
When: April 23, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Patterson Green and additional locations
Admission: Free; reservations requested
 
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Baseball: Emory vs. Piedmont College
When: April 23, 3:00 p.m.
Where: Chappell Park
Admission: Free
 
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StageWorks 2016: An Opera and Broadway Spectacular
When: April 23, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Emory University Performing Arts Studio, Burlington Road Building
Admission: Free
 
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No Strings Attached Spring Concert
When: April 24, 9:00 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 208
Admission: Free
 
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Psychology Colloquium: The Nomological Nets of Grandiose and Vulnerable Narcissism
When: April 25, 4:00 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 205
Admission: Free
 
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Hand, Wrist and Elbow Pain and Treatments
When: April 26, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Live webchat
Admission: Free
 
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Laney Graduate School Dean's Address and Eleanor Main Mentor Awards
When: April 26, 4:30 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum Reception Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Tibetan Shrine Lecture: "Ranks, Roles and Wrath: The Typology of Wrathful Deity Images in Tibetan Buddhist Art"
When: April 26, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum Reception Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Silver Bullets and Systems: Tips and Tools for Research Management
When: April 27, 3:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 314
Admission: Free
 
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Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges: Reception with Black and Latin@ Graduate Students and Faculty
When: April 27, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Centro Latino
Admission: Free
 
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Egyptian Art Lecture: A Relief Block of Akhenaten From a Long-Lost Shrine at Amarna
When: April 28, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum Reception Hall
Admission: Free
 
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