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Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016
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INNOVATION
Revamped biology labs offer more than a recipe for success
Instead of simply following instructions to achieve a known result, Emory College's undergraduate biology labs now focus on authentic research. The new approach teaches problem-solving and critical-thinking skills and lets students experience the excitement of discovering something new.

 

LEADERSHIP
Executive vice president searches launched
Emory President Claire E. Sterk has charged search advisory committees for the provost and executive vice president for academic affairs and the executive vice president for business and administration.

 

COMMUNITY
Campus-wide survey to focus on diversity, inclusion
A campus-wide survey to assess the culture and climate surrounding issues of diversity and inclusion at Emory will be emailed to faculty, staff and students on Oct. 17.

 

RESEARCH
Geneticists develop new method for estimating gestational age
Emory scientists have developed a method for estimating gestational age by looking at DNA methylation, a structural modification of DNA. The discovery could help doctors assess developmental maturity in preterm newborns and make decisions about their care.

 

GRANTS
BRAIN Initiative awards Emory physician/scientist nearly $5 million for epilepsy research
Emory researcher and neurosurgeon Robert Gross and his team have been awarded a nearly $5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to focus on improving the outcomes of people with medication-resistant mesial temporal lobe epilepsy.

 

LITERATURE
ZZ Packer to give annual Phillis Wheatley Reading
Author ZZ Packer will give Emory's annual Phillis Wheatley Reading on Oct. 17, kicking off the Creative Writing Program's series of free readings by leading contemporary writers.
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Emory celebrates Atlanta Pride
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A large, colorful contingent from Emory joined in the Atlanta Pride Parade on Sunday, Oct. 9, taking to the streets of Midtown Atlanta to celebrate the fight for LGBT equality. View more photos from the parade.
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Take Note
 
Campus memorial service planned for Tom Johnson
Campus memorial service planned for Tom Johnson

Learning and Organizational Development holds graduation ceremony
Learning and Organizational Development holds graduation ceremony

Workshop to focus on wills, trusts and powers of attorney
Workshop to focus on wills, trusts and powers of attorney

CDC funds Emory research on antibiotic resistance transmission and medication safety
CDC funds Emory research on antibiotic resistance transmission and medication safety
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Emory Insider: Amenities
 
Emory Insider

 

End of the outdoor swimming season: You have a few days left to take a dip in the outdoor pool at the Student Activity and Academic Center on the Clairmont Campus. The pool is open until Nov. 1 and is heated to a minimum of 78 degrees. Faculty and staff may purchase discount memberships or use the $10 daily walk-up pass.
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In The News
 
In discussing Chicago's violence, Trump generalizes about race

 

In discussing Chicago's violence, Trump generalizes about race
Oct. 12 |  Andra Gillespie |  NBC News

'Denial's' real-life scholar who fought Holocaust revisionists says movie confronts those 'who think it's OK to change facts'

 

'Denial's' real-life scholar who fought Holocaust revisionists says movie confronts those 'who think it's OK to change facts'
Oct. 11 |  Deborah Lipstadt |  Los Angeles Times

Optimal approach for preserving cognition in hypertension remains unclear

 

Optimal approach for preserving cognition in hypertension remains unclear
Oct. 10 |  Felicia Goldstein |  Reuters Health

New court ruling may lead to citizens challenging executive overreach

 

New court ruling may lead to citizens challenging executive overreach
Oct. 8 |  Jonathan R. Nash |  The Hill
 
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"No movie is going to change the David Irvings of the world. What this can do is confront the people who think it's OK to change facts as long as you call them 'opinions.'"
Deborah Lipstadt, Los Angeles Times, Oct. 11, 2016
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Featured Events
 
CPR and First-Aid Marathon

 

CPR and First-Aid Marathon
Learn to perform a variety of life-saving tasks, including using an Automated External Defibrillator, for campus emergencies.
When: Oct. 15, 9:00 a.m.
Where: Student Activity and Academic Center (SAAC)
Admission: Free
Songs of Shakespeare

 

Songs of Shakespeare
Hear music written for Shakespeare's plays performed by the University Chorus and Concert Choir, with guest artists William Ransom, piano, and members of the Emory voice faculty.
When: Oct. 15, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
Emory Farmers Market

 

Emory Farmers Market
Come see what fall has to offer with fresh produce and specialty foods at the Farmers Market.
When: Oct. 18, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Cox Bridge
Admission: Free
 
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SmartPath Investment 101
When: Oct. 14, 12:00 p.m.
Where: School of Medicine, Room 110
Admission: Free
 
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Rethinking Economic Policy for Social Justice
When: Oct. 14, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room
Admission: Free
 
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Volunteer Trips to the Emory Oxford Farm
When: Oct. 14, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Oxford College campus
Admission: Free
 
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Capote's Narrative Games: Seeing Those That See
When: Oct. 14, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Callaway Memorial Center, Kemp Malone Library
Admission: Free
 
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Women's Soccer: Emory vs. Case Western Reserve
When: Oct. 14, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff PE Center
Admission: Free
 
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Men's Soccer: Emory vs. Case Western Reserve
When: Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Woodruff PE Center
Admission: Free
 
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Ad Hoc Productions Presents "[title of show]"
When: Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Burlington Road Building, Black Box Theater
Admission: $8.50; $5.50 students
 
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Yossi Berg and Oded Graf Dance Theatre: "Come Jump with Me"
When: Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Dance Studio
Admission: $25; $15 discount category members; $12 students
 
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Natya Tarangini: River of Dance, an Evening of Kuchipudi and Bharatanatyam Dance
When: Oct. 15, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Performing Arts Studio
Admission: Free
 
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Women's Soccer: Emory vs. Carnegie Mellon
When: Oct. 16, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Woodruff PE Center
Admission: Free
 
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Men's Soccer: Emory vs. Carnegie Mellon
When: Oct. 16, 1:30 p.m.
Where: Woodruff PE Center
Admission: Free
 
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Etruscan Translations of Greek Myth
When: Oct. 16, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Dr. Herbert Karp Memorial Concert and Life Celebration
When: Oct. 16, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Film screening: "Much Ado About Nothing" (1993)
When: Oct. 16, 4:00 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 208
Admission: Free
 
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Freedom Time: The Poetics and Politics of Black Experimental Writing
When: Oct. 17, 12:30 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room
Admission: Free
 
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The South China Sea: The Diverging Strategic Assumptions and Perceptions of the United States and China
When: Oct. 17, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Oxford Road Building, Presentation Room
Admission: Free
 
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Religion and Ecology Collaborative Meeting
When: Oct. 17, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Candler School of Theology Building, Center for Ethics, Room 116
Admission: Free; bring vegetarian dish or snacks
 
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Phillis Wheatley Reading: ZZ Packer, prose writer
When: Oct. 17, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room
Admission: Free
 
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Benefits Annual Enrollment Meeting
When: Oct. 18, 10:00 a.m.
Where: 1599 Clifton Road, Room 1.432
Admission: Free
 
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Parenting Your Child with Special Needs: Balancing Full Family Needs
When: Oct. 18, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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Canvas 101
When: Oct. 18, 1:30 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 314
Admission: Free
 
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Migrating Courses From Blackboard to Canvas
When: Oct. 18, 1:30 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 312
Admission: Free
 
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Colloquium: ZZ Packer, prose writer
When: Oct. 18, 2:30 p.m.
Where: Callaway Memorial Center, N301
Admission: Free
 
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10th Annual China Town Hall Meeting: Local Connections, National Reflections
When: Oct. 18, 5:30 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 206
Admission: Free
 
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Emory Integrity Project Lecture: Shiza Shahid, founding CEO of the Malala Fund
When: Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Glenn Memorial Auditorium
Admission: Free to the Emory community with ID
 
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Nix Mann Endowed Lecture: Andrew Sullivan discusses "What Plato Can Tell Us About American Democracy"
When: Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Caregivers Network: Your Caregiving Circle
When: Oct. 19, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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Oral Presentations: Supporting and Assessing Student Writers
When: Oct. 19, 2:00 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 200
Admission: Free
 
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The Iliad, the Odyssey and Western Culture
When: Oct. 19, 4:30 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Presentation Room
Admission: Free
 
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Film screening: "Dick Tracy" (1990)
When: Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 208
Admission: Free
 
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Southern Circuit Film Series: "SHU-DE!" (Let's Go)
When: Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Oxford College, Williams Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Richard Blanco Book Presentation
When: Oct. 20, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Oxford Road Building, Presentation Room
Admission: Free
 
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2016 Virginia S. DeHaan Lecture: "The Journey From Health Disparity to Health Equity"
When: Oct. 20, 3:30 p.m.
Where: WHSCAB Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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Shakespeare and Book Arts: A Panel Discussion on Shakespeare's Impact on Fine Press and Artists' Books
When: Oct. 20, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room
Admission: Free
 
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How Metacognitive States like Tip-of-the-Tongue and Deja Vu Can Be Biasing
When: Oct. 20, 4:00 p.m.
Where: PAIS 290
Admission: Free
 
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Jia Chen-Fu: "Anger in a Time of War: Science and Personhood in Wartime China"
When: Oct. 20, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Callaway Memorial Center, S423
Admission: Free
 
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3D Modeling 101
When: Oct. 20, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Cox Hall, TechLab
Admission: Free
 
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Film screening: "Oro Verde"
When: Oct. 20, 6:30 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 208
Admission: Free
 
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The Too-Busy City: Atlanta and Urbanity
When: Oct. 20, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry, Seminar Room
Admission: Free
 
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Literature is Alive @ Emory: "The Archive is Alive: Emerging Poets / Emerging Scholars"
When: Oct. 20, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library, Teaching and Learning Studio
Admission: Free
 
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Dance performance: Anat Grigorio, "Mr. Nice Guy" and Hillel Kogan, "We Love Arabs"
When: Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Dance Studio
Admission: $25; $15 discount category members; all $12 students
 
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Fall play: "J.B."
When: Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Oxford College, Tarbutton Performing Arts Center
Admission: $5
 
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