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Thursday, April 7, 2016
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HONORS
Poet and professor Jericho Brown wins Guggenheim Fellowship
Jericho Brown, associate professor of English and Creative Writing, has been awarded a 2016 Guggenheim Fellowship. Winning the prestigious award will allow Brown to work on a new book of poems, titled "Character." The collection focuses on society's obsession with celebrity and will be written in the voices of people from literature, the visual arts and film.

 

TEACHING
Professors use Rose Library to offer hands-on research to students
There was little doubt that the renovated glass halls of Emory's archival library would lure professional researchers and academics. But each year, more than 300 Emory College students explore the stories packed in the library's collections.

 

HEALTH
Diabetes incidence quadrupled worldwide from 1980 to 2014
Today is World Health Day. To mark the occasion, a new study compared diabetes levels among adult men and women. "The growth and sheer number of people affected has major implications for health care, health expenditures and health systems worldwide," notes Emory's Mohammed K. Ali, one of the study authors.

 

SOCIOLOGY
No to Yes: Sociologist examines what defines excellence in musical genres
Fans were outraged when the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame snubbed progressive rock pioneers Yes. Emory sociologist Timothy J. Dowd explores how critics inside and outside the prog rock scene go about evaluating the music.

 

LITERATURE
Sherman Alexie brings his 'fancydancing' to Emory
Acclaimed writer Sherman Alexie uses "fancydancing" -- a flashy, competitive style of Pow Wow dancing -- as a metaphor for his writing. His skill was clearly on display as he offered up plenty of "punch lines" and "highly biased anecdotes" to his Emory audience.

 

RESEARCH
Emory-led aortic valve replacement study returns positive results
The one-year results of a clinical trial assessing a non-surgical treatment option for severe aortic stenosis were announced by Vasilis Babaliaros and Vinod Thourani, co-directors of the Emory Structural Heart and Valve Center, at the American College of Cardiology meeting.

 

ANTHROPOLOGY
Emory hosts conference exploring the evolution of language from tools
Prominent researchers from around the globe will visit Emory on April 12 to discuss how the handiwork needed by our stone-age ancestors to develop tools may have paved the way for language.

PROFILE
Catherine Koola: Laughing all the way
Catherine Koola (center, with ukulele) founded Rock n' Rollins, performing covers of popular songs rewritten to promote health messages. Her time at Emory has harmonized her youthful love for laughter with a holistic understanding of the public health field.
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Holi Celebration
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Holi, the festival of colors, is one of India's most iconic celebrations. As part of India Week, Emory observed Holi on Sunday, April 3, on McDonough Field. See more photos of the festivities.

Dooley's Week
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Emory's skeletal mascot rose from the dead to walk the campus Monday, kicking off the annual tradition of Dooley's Week. View more photos of Dooley's debut.
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Take Note
 
Volunteer to help with Emory's 171st Commencement
Volunteer to help with Emory's 171st Commencement

University Senate service committees seek faculty, staff and students
University Senate service committees seek faculty, staff and students

Emory hospitals named as 'Leaders in LGBT Healthcare Equality'
Emory hospitals named as 'Leaders in LGBT Healthcare Equality'

Workshop focuses on biofeedback for stress management
Workshop focuses on biofeedback for stress management

Emory Global Health Case Competition challenges U.S., international student teams
Emory Global Health Case Competition challenges U.S., international student teams

School of Nursing professors named fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
School of Nursing professors named fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
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Emory Insider
 
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Borrow a DVD: Emory's Music and Media Library offers more than 13,000 DVDs, including many popular titles, in its DVD-Lend collection. Students and qualified University staff can check out up to three DVDs for three days at a time.
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In The News
 
'Trump 2016' chalked on campus causes some students to lose sight of free expression

 

'Trump 2016' chalked on campus causes some students to lose sight of free expression
April 5 |  Editorial Board |  Dallas Morning News

Hawks join Emory Healthcare to build new practice facility, headquarters

 

Hawks join Emory Healthcare to build new practice facility, headquarters
April 5 |  Scott Boden |  Associated Press via ESPN

Zika is spreading. Birth defects aren't -- yet

 

Zika is spreading. Birth defects aren't -- yet
April 4 |  Uriel Kitron |  USA Today

If skills are the new canon, are colleges teaching them?

 

If skills are the new canon, are colleges teaching them?
April 3 |  Tracy L. Scott, Christina M. DePasquale, Robert Goddard, Anthony J. Martin, Sally Radell, Bonna Daix Wescoat, Subha Xavier |  Chronicle of Higher Education
 
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"It's really something that doesn't exist in the NBA or really in almost any professional sport. ... We expect that this will be essentially the hub for professional athletes in all sports for the entire East Coast and Western Europe."
Scott Boden, Associated Press via ESPN, April 5, 2016
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Featured Events
 
Jazz on the Green

 

Jazz on the Green
An evening of outdoor jazz from the Emory Jazz Combos
When: April 7, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Patterson Green
Admission: Free
Employee Council Town Hall

 

Employee Council Town Hall
Forum for faculty and staff to present questions to top University and Emory Healthcare administrators
When: April 12, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Dobbs University Center, Winship Ballroom
Admission: Free
Changing Atlanta: Politics and Civic Engagement

 

Changing Atlanta: Politics and Civic Engagement
Examines the shifts brought on as Atlanta grew into a metropolis
When: April 12, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room
Admission: Free
Durufle's Requiem

 

Durufle's Requiem
Emory University Symphony Orchestra and University Chorus perform together
When: April 16, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
Professionalization seminar: "Working Across Disciplines"
When: April 8, 9:00 a.m.
Where: Callaway Center, Kemp Malone Library
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
3rd Annual Mechanisms of Learning Forum: Making and Manipulating Memories
When: April 8, 9:15 a.m.
Where: PAIS, Room 290
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
Stop Hunger Now volunteer event
When: April 9, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Glenn Memorial Church School Building, Jake Ward Fellowship Hall
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
Family Concert: Atlanta's Young Artists
When: April 10, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum Reception Hall
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
Emory Chamber Ensembles
When: April 10, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
Chicago's Black Arts Movement
When: April 11, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
Fanon Transformed? The New Writings
When: April 11, 4:15 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 207
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
WeChat: Mobile and Social Commerce in China
When: April 11, 4:30 p.m.
Where: Goizueta Business School, Room W330
Admission: Free
 
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Legends of the Fall: The Aeneid and Battlestar Galactica on the Root Causes of Societal Disaster
When: April 11, 4:30 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 111
Admission: Free
 
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A Modern Old Master? Using Historical GIS to Chart El Greco's Influence on the French Avant-Garde
When: April 11, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
Religious Freedom and the Anglo-Caribbean
When: April 11, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Emory Law, Tull Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
From Tools and Gestures to the Language-Ready Brain
When: April 12, 9:00 a.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum Reception Hall
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
Emory Farmers Market
When: April 12, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Cox Bridge
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
Organ Donation Webchat
When: April 12, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
Pakistan's Regional Foreign Policy
When: April 12, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Notification through registration
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
An Update on the Status of Australopithecus Afarensis
When: April 12, 6:30 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 208
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
Tents to Temples: Tibetan Furniture in Practice
When: April 12, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum Reception Hall
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
German Studies Roundtable: Altered Environments in the Anthropocene
When: April 13, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Modern Languages, Room 330
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
Film screening: "Le Pont du Nord" (1981)
When: April 13, 7:30 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 208
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
Academic and Industry Intersection Conference: Georgia as a Biotechnology Capital?
When: April 14, 9:00 a.m.
Where: Emory Conference Center Hotel
Admission: $20
 
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April
 
Healthy Winship: Cancer preventatives
When: April 14, 11:30 a.m.
Where: Winship Cancer Institute, John H. Kauffman Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
Colloquium: "Rule and Life in The Mirror for Magistrates"
When: April 14, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Callaway Center, Kemp Malone Library
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
The Pergamon Altar as the Palace of Zeus: From Poetical Inspiration to Architectural Representation
When: April 14, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum Reception Hall
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
World Voice Day 2016 with The Emory Voice Center
When: April 14, 6:30 p.m.
Where: 1575 Northside Dr., Suite 350
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
Emory Dance Company
When: April 14, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Dance Studio
Admission: $10; $8 discount category members; $6 students
 
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