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Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016
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INSPIRATION
Ebola survivor encourages nursing students to cultivate compassion
Two years after being treated at Emory University Hospital for Ebola virus disease, Nancy Writebol returns to Emory to reflect on what she experienced and offer inspiration to future nurses.

 

LEADERSHIP
Block party welcomes Claire E. Sterk as Emory president
Emory students, faculty and staff are invited to a block party on Friday, Sept. 9, in Asbury Circle to welcome Claire E. Sterk as the 20th president of Emory University.

 

COMMUNITY
Memorial service honors students killed in terrorist attack
The Oxford College community gathered Sunday to remember Abinta Kabir and Faraaz Hossain, who were killed in July in Bangladesh. "Let us cross borders with the courage they showed in their lives," President-elect Claire Sterk urged.

 

LITERATURE
Decatur Book Festival puts Emory in the spotlight
The Decatur Book Festival kicks off Friday at Emory with a sold-out tribute to Southern literary icon Pat Conroy. A diverse slate of Emory authors will offer readings and presentations throughout the weekend.

 

WORKPLACE
Emory prepares to implement new FLSA regulations
Changes to overtime regulations in the Fair Labor Standards Act will cause a number of Emory University staff positions to transition from exempt (monthly paid) to non-exempt (biweekly paid/overtime eligible).

 

PUBLIC HEALTH
Couples HIV testing, counseling prevents more than 70 percent of new infections in Rwanda
A 30-year HIV prevention and research initiative in Rwanda has resulted in the prevention of more than 70 percent of new HIV infections in that country. The program includes the Rwanda Ministry of Health, Emory and the CDC.

COLLABORATION
Emory Healthcare and Stratus Healthcare announce strategic affiliation
Emory Healthcare has partnered with Stratus Healthcare, the largest alliance of health care providers in the southeastern United States, to improve the delivery and quality of health care in Georgia through jointly developed and mutually beneficial initiatives.
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Songfest
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Members of the Class of 2020 faced off Thursday evening for Songfest, a beloved Emory tradition where students from each residence hall perform an original song about their new home. View more photos and find out who won bragging rights for the year.
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Take Note
 
Emory Dining offers special hours for Labor Day
Emory Dining offers special hours for Labor Day

Make sure your personal information is up-to-date before annual enrollment
Make sure your personal information is up-to-date before annual enrollment

Upcoming trainings offer help with transition to Canvas, Emory's new learning management system
Upcoming trainings offer help with transition to Canvas, Emory's new learning management system

Bring reusable bags, mugs to help Emory Farmers Market reduce waste
Bring reusable bags, mugs to help Emory Farmers Market reduce waste
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Emory Insider: Resources
 
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Get a SafeRide on campus: If you are traveling alone on campus after dark, contact SafeRide to get a free shuttle, golf cart, vehicle or walking escort to your destination. The SafeRide service is available for both employees and students from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
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In The News
 
Race appears tight in Georgia, so where are presidential candidates?

 

Race appears tight in Georgia, so where are presidential candidates?
Aug. 28 |  Alan Abramowitz |  Atlanta Journal-Constitution

To bolster KLM's identity, a 'charmingly clueless approach' to humor

 

To bolster KLM's identity, a 'charmingly clueless approach' to humor
Aug. 28 |  Michael Lewis |  New York Times

Commentary: Trump doesn't understand what Sharia is

 

Commentary: Trump doesn't understand what Sharia is
Aug. 25 |  Abdullahi An-Na'im |  CNN

U.S. heart group sets limit on sugar for kids and teens

 

U.S. heart group sets limit on sugar for kids and teens
Aug. 24 |  Miriam Vos |  Fox News
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Featured Events
 
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
Panel discussion with Jim Obergefell: "Love Wins"

 

Panel discussion with Jim Obergefell: "Love Wins"
Discussion of "Love Wins: The Lovers and Lawyers Who Fought the Landmark Case for Marriage Equality" features the lead plaintiff in the historic case.
When: Sept. 2, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Emory School of Law, Tull Auditorium
Admission: Free
Coiling Culture: Basketry Art of Native North America

 

Coiling Culture: Basketry Art of Native North America
A new exhibit, on view 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 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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Raymond Schinazi Distinguished Lecture: Robert Gallo discusses "Virus Epidemics with Special Emphasis on HIV and AIDS: Reflection on the Past and Prospects for the Future"
When: Sept. 1, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Health Sciences Research Building, 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, 6:30 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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Brown Bag Discussion: Tips and Tools for Research Management
When: Sept. 8, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Callaway Memorial Center, Kemp Malone Library
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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Parenting Your Teen: Test Anxiety
When: Sept. 8, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Online
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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Economic Justice Forum: How to Use Our Dollars to Make Change
When: Sept. 8, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Emory School of Law, Gambrell Hall, Room 1D
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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Theaster Gates conversation with Rose Library Director Rosemary Magee
When: Sept. 9, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library
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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Canvas 101
When: Sept. 13, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 312
Admission: Free
 
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Mitch Lecture in Nephrology: Emerging "Tek'nologies" to Prevent Diabetic Complications
When: Sept. 13, 5:00 p.m.
Where: School of Medicine, Room 120
Admission: Free
 
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Col Legno Duo: Amy Pollard, bassoon, and Scott Pollard, percussion
When: Sept. 13, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
 
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