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Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016
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LEADERSHIP
President and professor: Carter shares insights with Emory students
During a volatile election year, politics emerged as a focal point at Emory's 35th annual Carter Town Hall -- a lively conversation between first-year students and former U.S. President Jimmy Carter.

 

OUTREACH
Program prepares first-year Emory students to study in STEM fields
The new STEM Pathways program gives first-year students an in-depth introduction to the science and technology fields they intend to pursue, building mentoring relationships that will continue throughout their undergraduate years.

 

MUSIC
Emory's own Vega String Quartet starts the year on big notes
The Vega String Quartet, Emory's quartet in residence, welcomes new first violinist and rising star Elizabeth Fayette and celebrates a monumental fundraising milestone with a free concert on Sept. 18.

 

RESEARCH
Sensory connections spill over in synesthesia
Emory neuroscientists have found that people who experience a mixing of the senses, known as synesthesia, are more sensitive to associations everyone has between the sounds of words and visual shapes.

 

SAFETY
Emory joins in National Preparedness Month
September is National Preparedness Month, the perfect time to learn more about what to do if an emergency occurs on campus.

INSPIRATION
Exhibit on African American art and culture takes flight at Woodruff Library
"Still Raising Hell: The Art, Activism and Archives of Camille Billops and James V. Hatch" showcases materials from one of the most important collections related to 20th-century African American artists, theater and art history.
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Take Note
 
Emory announces inaugural Brazil Week, Sept. 19-23
Emory announces inaugural Brazil Week, Sept. 19-23

'Walks with Matthew' return for Move More Challenge
'Walks with Matthew' return for Move More Challenge

Volleyball hosts Emory Invitational this weekend
Volleyball hosts Emory Invitational this weekend
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Emory Insider: Benefits
 
Emory Insider

 

Stressed out? Managing stress effectively is critical to your well-being. The Faculty Staff Assistance Program offers a variety of resources to assist you and your family with stress management.
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In The News
 
Could ancient remedies hold the answer to the looming antibiotics crisis?

 

Could ancient remedies hold the answer to the looming antibiotics crisis?
Sept. 14 |  Cassandra Quave |  New York Times Magazine

Jimmy Carter: US politics causing division, must improve

 

Jimmy Carter: US politics causing division, must improve
Sept. 14 |  Jimmy Carter |  Associated Press

Cocaine addicts often unaware of their risk for relapse

 

Cocaine addicts often unaware of their risk for relapse
Sept. 14 |  Ayman Fareed |  Reuters Health

How Boko Haram is keeping polio alive in Nigeria

 

How Boko Haram is keeping polio alive in Nigeria
Sept. 14 |  Walt Orenstein |  NPR
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Featured Events
 
STEM Research and Career Symposium: Student Research Presentations

 

STEM Research and Career Symposium: Student Research Presentations
The Emory community is invited to hear students present their scientific research. Additional sessions at 11:45 a.m., 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
When: Sept. 19, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Emory Conference Center
Admission: Free
Conversation with Tibetan artist Gonkar Gyatso

 

Conversation with Tibetan artist Gonkar Gyatso
Gonkar Gyatso, photographer Zhadui and Tara Doyle of the Department of Religion hold a discussion related to the "Family Album" exhibit.
When: Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free for Emory faculty, staff, students
Gary Motley Jazz Trio

 

Gary Motley Jazz Trio
Jazz pianist and composer Gary Motley, Emory's director of jazz studies, performs with his trio.
When: Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Oxford College, Williams Hall
Admission: Free
 
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14th Annual California Roundtable on Philosophy and Race
When: Sept. 16, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Emory Conference Center and Hotel
Admission: Free
 
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The Vega String Quartet
When: Sept. 16, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
 
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SmartPath I: Get Your Money Right
When: Sept. 16, 12:00 p.m.
Where: School of Medicine, Main Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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Global Mental Health Network Launch
When: Sept. 16, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Grace Crum Rollins Building, Room 115
Admission: Free
 
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Creativity Conversation with Dante Brown
When: Sept. 16, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Dance Studio
Admission: Free
 
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"Family Album" Lecture: "Photography in Contemporary Tibetan Art: Method, Memory and Modernity"
When: Sept. 16, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Beethoven's Seventh
When: Sept. 18, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Race & Difference Colloquium Series: Gender, Garveyism and the Racial Geographies of Belonging in Costa Rica
When: Sept. 19, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room
Admission: Free
 
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Disability and Medicine: Deaf Health Initiative Workshop
When: Sept. 19, 6:00 p.m.
Where: School of Medicine, Room 130
Admission: Free
 
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Emory Farmers Market
When: Sept. 20, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Cox Hall Bridge
Admission: Free
 
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How Events During Adolescence Shape the Brain and Behavior: Insights from Animal Studies
When: Sept. 20, 12:00 p.m.
Where: O. Wayne Rollins Research Center, Room 5052
Admission: Free
 
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Rollins Speaks: Social Responsibility and Gun Violence
When: Sept. 20, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Room 1000
Admission: Free
 
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Parenting Your Child with Special Needs: Record Keeping
When: Sept. 20, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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Placing Time: The Power of Mapping Technology for Historical Analysis
When: Sept. 20, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Oxford Road Building, Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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The Second Coming of the Invisible Empire: The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s
When: Sept. 20, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Oxford College, Tarbutton Performing Arts Center
Admission: Free
 
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Not Just a Response: A Just and Peaceful Response
When: Sept. 21, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Candler School of Theology, Rita Ann Rollins Building, Room 421
Admission: Free
 
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Zika: A Brazilian Perspective on a Global Challenge
When: Sept. 21, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Atwood Hall, Room 360
Admission: Free
 
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What Would Jesus Do? Developing a Political Economy of Justice
When: Sept. 21, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Candler School of Theology, Rita Anne Rollins Building, Room 252
Admission: Free
 
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Film screening: "Flash Gordon" (1980)
When: Sept. 21, 7:30 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 208
Admission: Free
 
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Money, Media and the Problem of Value in Anglophone Nigerian Poetry
When: Sept. 22, 4:15 p.m.
Where: Candler Library, Room 212
Admission: Free
 
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Film screening and discussion: "The Year My Parents Went on Vacation"
When: Sept. 22, 6:00 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 208
Admission: Free
 
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Gallery Talk with Gonkar Gyatso
When: Sept. 22, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Opening night: Rodgers and Hart's "The Boys from Syracuse"
When: Sept. 22, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Theater Lab
Admission: $20; $16 discount categories; $6 students
 
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