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Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016
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PROFILE
Cassie Mitchell: Competing for Team USA in the Paralympic Games
As an internationally decorated athlete, research professor in biomedical engineering and now a patient at Winship Cancer Institute, Emory alumna Cassie Mitchell refuses to let any obstacle get in the way of her goals.

 

RESEARCH
Global Virus Network adds Emory as newest Center of Excellence
As a member of the Global Virus Network, Emory looks forward to increased collaborations with researchers around the world that can lead to new therapies and preventive strategies for many challenging viruses.

 

EVENTS
Colloquium series to explore issues of race, ethnicity
Emory's James Weldon Johnson Institute presents the Fall 2016 Race and Difference Colloquium Series, hosting award-winning authors discussing recent scholarship on key issues of race and ethnicity.

 

BIOLOGY
Pistil-packing science: Pollen genetics could help fight crime
Emory biologists Karen Bell and Berry Brosi, who study pollen to monitor the health of ecosystems, explain how pollen analysis also holds potential to help with forensic investigations.

 

INITIATIVES
Campus Life promotes new spaces, student support
Campus Life's priorities for the semester focus on helping students find common ground -- from opening a new event pavilion to supporting new voters in the presidential election.

 

SPORTS
Emory sports teams look forward to strong fall seasons
The fall sports season got underway last weekend, with the Eagles scoring wins in volleyball, women's and men's soccer, and women's and men's cross country.

AMENITIES
New dining options on campus include renovated Depot
The Depot, an Emory landmark, has reopened as Kaldi's Coffee Roasting Co., with an extensive menu and completely redesigned interior. Learn about all of the new places to eat on campus.
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Take Note
 
Emory's 21 Days of Peace focus on building peace locally and globally
Emory's 21 Days of Peace focus on building peace locally and globally

Lecture will examine lessons from historical restrictions on Jewish immigration
Lecture will examine lessons from historical restrictions on Jewish immigration

El-Rayes to hold John Kauffman Family Professorship at Winship
El-Rayes to hold John Kauffman Family Professorship at Winship
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Emory Insider: Benefits
 
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Move More Challenge: Tomorrow is the deadline to register for this year's Move More Challenge! Use a Fitbit (partially paid for by Emory) to track your steps, set goals and connect with others who also want to move more. Emory offers a 2017 health plan incentive of $100 for achieving an average of 5,000 steps per day.
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In The News
 
Hillary Clinton coughs and a nation listens

 

Hillary Clinton coughs and a nation listens
Sept. 7 |  Sharon Bergquist |  CNN

College tour fail: Why can't admissions offices tell it like it is?

 

College tour fail: Why can't admissions offices tell it like it is?
Sept. 7 |  Emory University |  Los Angeles Times

Federal health officials: Avoid flu mist, get flu shot

 

Federal health officials: Avoid flu mist, get flu shot
Sept. 7 |  Evan Anderson |  WSB-TV
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Featured Events
 
Block Party Welcoming Claire E. Sterk as Emory's 20th President

 

Block Party Welcoming Claire E. Sterk as Emory's 20th President
Emory students, faculty and staff are invited to welcome Emory's new president with live music and free food.
When: Sept. 9, 11:30 a.m.
Where: Asbury Circle
Admission: Free
Theaster Gates in conversation with Rose Library Director Rosemary Magee

 

Theaster Gates in conversation with Rose Library Director Rosemary Magee
Known for turning abandoned buildings into vibrant cultural hubs, the Chicago artist and activist discusses his work.
When: Sept. 9, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library
Admission: Free
Concert: Sarah Chang and Julio Elizalde

 

Concert: Sarah Chang and Julio Elizalde
Virtuoso violinist Sarah Chang and renowned pianist Julio Elizalde open Emory's Flora Glenn Candler Concert Series.
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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Colon Cancer as an Evolutionary Discordance Disease: Should I Go Paleo?
When: Sept. 9, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Room 1000
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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Master Class with Julio Elizalde
When: Sept. 9, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
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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Coiling Culture: Basketry Art of Native North America
When: Sept. 10, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum
Admission: Free for Emory students, faculty and staff
 
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Disability Film Festival
When: Sept. 10, 2:30 p.m.
Where: Harland Cinema
Admission: Free
 
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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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Race and Difference Colloquium Series: Non/Racial Imaginaries and Drug Discovery in South Africa
When: Sept. 12, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room
Admission: Free
 
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Risk for Depression and Anxiety in Youth: Links to Reward and Threat Processing
When: Sept. 12, 4:00 p.m.
Where: PAIS Room 290
Admission: Free
 
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Religion and Ecology Collaborative Monthly Meeting
When: Sept. 12, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Center for Ethics, Room 116
Admission: Free
 
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Moving from Conflict Mediation to Peacebuilding in the Middle East and West Africa
When: Sept. 12, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Center for Ethics, Room 102
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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Emory Farmers Market
When: Sept. 13, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Cox Hall Bridge
Admission: Free
 
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Ask the Experts: Modern Treatments for Depression
When: Sept. 13, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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Social Concerns Network
When: Sept. 13, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Candler School of Theology, Rita Anne Rollins Building, Room 322
Admission: Free
 
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Greek Poets and Greek Sophists: Friends or Foes?
When: Sept. 13, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Bowden Hall, Room 118
Admission: Free
 
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Is Honesty a New Conditional Mood? A Workshop on Cheating in Language Courses
When: Sept. 13, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Oxford Road Building, Auditorium
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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Film screening: "Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War"
When: Sept. 13, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Center for Ethics
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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Candler School of Theology Dean's Lecture: Dwight N. Hopkins discusses "Black Liberation Theology and Global Cross-Cultural Leadership"
When: Sept. 14, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Candler School of Theology, Rita Anne Rollins Building, Room 252
Admission: Free
 
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Inclusive Classrooms: Teaching International Students
When: Sept. 14, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Center for Ethics, Room 102
Admission: Free
 
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Financial Wellness: Building Good Credit
When: Sept. 14, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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Reading Euripides' Troades Against Athenian Civic Ideology
When: Sept. 14, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Candler Library, Room 101
Admission: Free
 
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Can Conservative Religion Save Us? Thoughts on the Media, Faith and Democracy
When: Sept. 14, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Candler School of Theology, Rita Anne Rollins Building, Room 252
Admission: Free
 
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Closing the Gates, Building a Wall: What the History of Immigration Restriction Against Jews Can Teach Us About American Nativism
When: Sept. 14, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Oxford Road Building, Presentation Room
Admission: Free
 
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Southern Circuit Film Series: "Art of the Prank"
When: Sept. 14, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Oxford College, Williams Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Film screening: "Barbarella" (1968)
When: Sept. 14, 7:30 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 208
Admission: Free
 
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Still Raising Hell: The Art, Activism and Archives of Camille Billops and James V. Hatch
When: Sept. 15, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Schatten Gallery
Admission: Free
 
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Update on Events in Syria
When: Sept. 15, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Room 5001
Admission: Free
 
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AntiquiTEA: Pacific Northwest Coast whale stories and basketry
When: Sept. 15, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
 
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The Three-legged Stool: Adventures While Keeping Creative Writing & Humanities at the Center of Environmental Studies
When: Sept. 15, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Oxford College, Williams Hall
Admission: Free
 
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