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Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016
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ACADEMICS
Fall courses offer fresh perspectives on high-profile issues
From the global struggle for clean water to the upcoming presidential election, Emory courses bring critical insights to current events and offer new approaches to familiar subjects. Explore a sample of fall classes that are timely, creative or just plain cool.

 

PROFILES
New PhD students span broad range of research interests
Whether exploring key issues in public health and medicine or unraveling complex questions in the liberal arts, Emory's newest doctoral students are eager to create new knowledge.

 

COMMUNITY
Move-In Day highlights Emory spirit
Emory volunteers greeted the Class of 2020 with cheers, dances and plenty of help to move their belongings into their new homes. Hear incoming students and President-elect Claire Sterk reflect on Emory's welcoming spirit.

 

ENGAGEMENT
Theaster Gates to discuss 'social practice and social justice' at Emory
Best known for turning abandoned buildings in neglected neighborhoods into vibrant cultural hubs, Theaster Gates will return to Emory in September for a series of talks on art and activism, hosted by the Rose Library.

 

RESEARCH
Chimpanzees choose cooperation over competition
When given a choice between cooperating or competing, chimpanzees tend to cooperate, Yerkes researchers have found. This suggests the roots of human cooperation are shared with other primates.

 

HEALTH
Emory researchers co-author new guidelines on kids' sugar intake
Emory researchers co-authored the American Heart Association's new recommendations for added sugar intake among children. Children ages 2 to 18 should consume less than six teaspoons of added sugars each day.

FACULTY
New professors bring extensive expertise to Emory
Students aren't the only new faces arriving on campus. The new semester also brings dozens of new faculty members, from outstanding young scholars to established experts with substantial experience in research and teaching.
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Emory Fall Convocation
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Steeped in ceremony and tradition, Emory Convocation marks the official start of the academic year. Held Tuesday, Aug. 23, the event included an address from President-elect Claire Sterk. See more photos.

Oxford College Convocation and Candlelight Procession
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Oxford College held its opening convocation on Wednesday, Aug. 24, followed by the Candlelight Procession across the Quad. View more photos.

Fall semester classes begin
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The Emory campus was bustling Wednesday, Aug. 24, the first day of classes for most students. Heavy rain couldn't dampen the excitement as students met their professors, reconnected with friends and learned more about the courses they will study during the fall semester. See more photos.
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Take Note
 
Deadline: University faculty, staff must renew parking permits by Aug. 31
Deadline: University faculty, staff must renew parking permits by Aug. 31

Candler Concert Series opens Sept. 10 with Sarah Chang and Julio Elizalde
Candler Concert Series opens Sept. 10 with Sarah Chang and Julio Elizalde

Hand hygiene technology at two Emory hospitals tests compliance among health care employees
Hand hygiene technology at two Emory hospitals tests compliance among health care employees

Emory Volleyball ranked No. 4 in AVCA preseason Top 25 poll
Emory Volleyball ranked No. 4 in AVCA preseason Top 25 poll
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Emory Insider: Benefits
 
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Caring for your children: Emory's WorkLife Resource Center offers a variety of resources for parents that can help you plan childcare, secure back-up care and more.
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In The News
 
Maybe you're not as stupid as your financial adviser thinks

 

Maybe you're not as stupid as your financial adviser thinks
Aug. 25 |  Ilia Dichev |  Bloomberg

Donald Trump's description of black America is offending those living in it

 

Donald Trump's description of black America is offending those living in it
Aug. 24 |  Andra Gillespie |  New York Times

Emory University leads research for HIV positive patients on organ transplant list

 

Emory University leads research for HIV positive patients on organ transplant list
Aug. 23 |  Thomas Pearson |  WSB-TV

Death by bagpipe: Man's lung illness linked to mold in instrument

 

Death by bagpipe: Man's lung illness linked to mold in instrument
Aug. 22 |  Jesse Jacob |  USA Today
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Featured Events
 
Memorial service for Abinta Kabir and Faraaz Hossain

 

Memorial service for Abinta Kabir and Faraaz Hossain
Oxford College hosts a memorial for students who were victims of the July terrorist attack in Bangladesh.
When: Aug. 28, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Allen Memorial United Methodist Church, Oxford, Georgia
Admission: Free
Film screening: "Batman" (1989)

 

Film screening: "Batman" (1989)
Emory Cinematheque screens the first film in its new series "Drawn to Film: From Comics to Cinema."
When: Aug. 31, 7:30 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 208
Admission: Free
Coiling Culture: Basketry Art of Native North America

 

Coiling Culture: Basketry Art of Native North America
A new exhibit, which runs through August 2018, explores the materials, making and meaning of fragile basketry art.
When: Sept. 10, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum
Admission: Free to Emory faculty, staff, students
 
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Winship Endowed Elkin Lecture: Single Cell Genomics
When: Aug. 26, 12:15 p.m.
Where: Winship Cancer Institute, John H. Kauffman Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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Winship Grand Rounds: Cellular and Metabolic Signaling in Human Malignancies
When: Aug. 31, 7:30 a.m.
Where: Winship Cancer Institute, John H. Kauffman Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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Bate-Papo: Portuguese Conversation Hour
When: Sept. 2, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Longstreet-Means Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Atlanta Beltline Lantern Parade Workshop for Adults
When: Sept. 2, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: $25
 
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Foreign Relations, Funerary Art and Pharaoh: Visual Play in Ancient Egypt
When: Sept. 6, 7:30 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 103
Admission: Free
 
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Center for Global Safe WASH Open House
When: Sept. 7, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Lawrence P. and Ann Estes Klamon Room
Admission: Free
 
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Lecture: The End of White Christian America and Its Implications for the 2016 Election
When: Sept. 7, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Cannon Chapel Sanctuary
Admission: Free
 
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Tibetan Shrine Lecture: "Bodyguard Buddhas: Protector Deities in Tibetan Buddhism"
When: Sept. 7, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Film screening: "Prince Valiant" (1954)
When: Sept. 7, 7:30 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 208
Admission: Free
 
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Concert: Chamber Music Trio
When: Sept. 7, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Oxford College, Williams Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Healthy Winship Lecture: 10 Common Diet and Exercise Myths Debunked
When: Sept. 8, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Winship Cancer Institute, John H. Kauffman Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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Philosophy Colloquium: The Phenomenology of the Inapparent
When: Sept. 8, 4:15 p.m.
Where: Psychology Building, Room 290
Admission: Free
 
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Film Screening: "In Our Son's Name"
When: Sept. 8, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Candler School of Theology, Rita Anne Rollins Building, Room 252
Admission: Free
 
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Winship Endowed Elkin Lecture: Mitochondrial Metabolism Regulate Cancer
When: Sept. 9, 12:15 p.m.
Where: Winship Cancer Institute, John H. Kauffman Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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Gamma Phive K Color Dash Benefitting Girls on the Run
When: Sept. 10, 9:00 a.m.
Where: McDonough Field
Admission: $20
 
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Disability Film Festival
When: Sept. 10, 2:30 p.m.
Where: Harland Cinema
Admission: Free
 
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Sarah Chang, violin, and Julio Elizalde, piano
When: Sept. 10, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: $10 Emory students; $55 general public; $44 discount category members
 
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Bach Live!
When: Sept. 11, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
 
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