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Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016
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MATHEMATICS
The beauty of Pi: Emory's Ken Ono chats with Neil deGrasse Tyson on 'StarTalk'
What do you get when you add an astrophysicist and a number theorist to a comedian? A fun conversation with National Geographic Channel's Neil deGrasse Tyson, Emory mathematician Ken Ono and stand-up comic Eugene Mirman, airing Nov. 7. Ono also participates in a panel discussion on Friday at the White House.

 

COMMUNITY
Emory, local health clinic and corporate partner collaborate to combat diet-related disease
A team made up of Emory faculty, staff and students, a local grocery chain and a health care clinic received $25,000 from General Electric to fight obesity, diabetes and other diet-related disease in Southwest Atlanta.

 

RESEARCH
Rollins School of Public Health part of NASA team studying air pollution
As part of an international team of researchers and policy specialists, Rollins School of Public Health is the joint recipient of a $100 million award from NASA to develop the world's first public health satellite mission.

 

LITERATURE
Author shares First Folio history and Folger library founder's obsession
Who buys 82 copies of the same book? If the book is Shakespeare's First Folio, the answer is an obsessed person -- Henry Folger, founder of the Folger Shakespeare Library. Andrea Mays discussed "The Millionaire and the Bard" in a lecture at Emory's Rose Library.

 

HEALTH
Proposed redistricting for liver transplant sharing would negatively impact Georgia and Southeast
According to Emory transplant surgeons, a proposed redistricting in the regional structure for allocation of liver transplants unfairly disadvantages minorities and lower socioeconomic patients in rural areas in the South.

 

FAITH
Miles to speak on 'Breaking Bread with a Broken World'
As a 46-year-old atheist, Sara Miles took communion for the first time, an act she says changed her life, leading her to establish a food pantry which provides free groceries to hundreds of families. The acclaimed author speaks Nov. 3 at Emory.

 

HUMAN RESOURCES
Annual health benefits enrollment now underway for Emory employees
During annual enrollment, which continues through Nov. 7, employees can make their benefits selections for 2017. Faculty and staff will still have the same medical plan options, but will pay more for their health care overall due to health cost increases.

MILESTONE
Winship Cancer Institute expands patient treatment at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital
Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital has expanded the Winship Cancer Institute facility on campus, elevating cancer care to a new level. The 28,000-square-foot facility has completed a yearlong, multimillion-dollar redesign and renovation to meet the growing demand for cancer treatment in North Fulton County.
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Take Back the Night March
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The Emory community and guests from other local colleges and universities gathered Oct. 24 for the annual Take Back the Night March, dedicated to ending interpersonal violence and supporting survivors. See more photos from the march through campus.
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Take Note
 
Oxford College women's tennis team captures NJCAA Division III national championship
Oxford College women's tennis team captures NJCAA Division III national championship

Theater Emory presents 'Romeo and Juliet' beginning Nov. 3
Theater Emory presents 'Romeo and Juliet' beginning Nov. 3

Summaries available for September meetings of University Senate, Faculty Council
Summaries available for September meetings of University Senate, Faculty Council

Apply for Learning and Organizational Development programs by Nov. 14
Apply for Learning and Organizational Development programs by Nov. 14
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Emory Insider: Amenities
 
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Get your gadgets: Emory faculty, staff and students can check out a variety of electronic gadgets from Woodruff Library. Options range from laptops and chargers available for three-hour use within the library to items like iPads, iPods and digital cameras that can be checked out for up to a week.
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In The News
 
Expecting a 'landslide' on Nov. 8? Don't bet on it

 

Expecting a 'landslide' on Nov. 8? Don't bet on it
Oct. 25 |  Alan Abramowitz |  Boston Globe

Inside the machine that will turn your corpse into compost

 

Inside the machine that will turn your corpse into compost
Oct. 25 |  Gary Laderman |  Wired

AT&T-Time Warner merger could have impact on Atlanta

 

AT&T-Time Warner merger could have impact on Atlanta
Oct. 24 |  Brandon Smith |  WABE-FM

Docs disagree on e-cigarette safety

 

Docs disagree on e-cigarette safety
Oct. 24 |  David Schulman |  MedPage Today
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Featured Events
 
Concerto for Violin, Rock Band and String Orchestra

 

Concerto for Violin, Rock Band and String Orchestra
R.E.M.'s Mike Mills premieres his new violin concerto with virtuoso Robert McDuffie and the Fifth House Ensemble.
When: Oct. 28, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: $50; $40 discount categories; $5 Emory students
Mummies and Milkshakes

 

Mummies and Milkshakes
Children can wear their costumes while they enjoy a scavenger hunt, milkshakes and hilarious short films about mummies.
When: Oct. 29, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free to members; $5 for non-members; milkshakes sold separately
Annual Aria and Concerto Competition

 

Annual Aria and Concerto Competition
Emory students compete for the honor to perform as soloists with Emory University Symphony Orchestra and Emory Wind Ensemble at the Nov. 19 concert.
When: Oct. 30, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Emerging Global Health Threats: What We Don't Know Can Hurt Us
When: Oct. 28, 11:30 a.m.
Where: Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Klamon Room
Admission: Free
 
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Benefits Annual Enrollment Meeting
When: Oct. 28, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Dobbs University Center, Harland Cinema
Admission: Free
 
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Lunch and Linguistics Chat
When: Oct. 28, 12:30 p.m.
Where: Modern Languages Building, Room 201
Admission: Free
 
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The Emotional Charge of Poetry
When: Oct. 28, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Callaway Memorial Center, Kemp Malone Library, N301
Admission: Free
 
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Emory National Invitational Volleyball Tournament: Emory vs. Randolph-Macon
When: Oct. 28, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff PE Center
Admission: Free
 
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Film screening with original music: "Nosferatu"
When: Oct. 28, 9:00 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 208
Admission: Free
 
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Film screening and psychological discussion: "45 Years"
When: Oct. 29, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Dobbs University Center, Harland Cinema
Admission: Free
 
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Film screening: "Mr. Gaga"
When: Oct. 29, 7:30 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 208
Admission: Free
 
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Shakespeare at Emory film screening: "Ran" (1985)
When: Oct. 30, 3:30 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 208
Admission: Free
 
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Cleaning Up the House, Saving Children's Lives: A Global Environmental Health Agenda to Reduce Household Air Pollution from Cooking Fires
When: Oct. 31, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Boardroom
Admission: Free
 
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The Cosmopolitan Choctaw: Literature, Indigenous Knowledge, Native Histories
When: Oct. 31, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room
Admission: Free
 
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Canvas 101
When: Nov. 1, 1:30 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 314
Admission: Free
 
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Game On: Emerging Interactive Technology for Research and Teaching
When: Nov. 1, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room
Admission: Free
 
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Racism in Ancient Greek and American Slavery
When: Nov. 1, 4:30 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 200
Admission: Free
 
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Film Screening: "Come Hell or High Water"
When: Nov. 1, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Candler School of Theology, Rita Anne Rollins Building, Room 102
Admission: Free
 
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Film screening: "Documenting the Refugee Experience: Crisis and Community"
When: Nov. 1, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Candler School of Theology, Rita Anne Rollins Building, Room 252
Admission: Free
 
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The Bard in Bollywood film series: "Maqbool"
When: Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Prescribing Price: The Ethics, Science and Business of Drug Development and Pricing
When: Nov. 2, 8:15 a.m.
Where: Emory Conference Center Hotel, Starvine Ballroom
Admission: $15 students; $25 non-students
 
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Film screening: "Ghost World" (2001)
When: Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 208
Admission: Free
 
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Graphic Design Tips and Tricks for Canvas Courses
When: Nov. 3, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 312
Admission: Free
 
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Creativity Conversation with Alan Mandell and Lois Overbeck: "Engagement in the Arts: Samuel Beckett in Prison"
When: Nov. 3, 4:00 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 206
Admission: Free
 
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Changes in American Religion: Trends Among the General Public
When: Nov. 3, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Tarbutton Hall, Room 206
Admission: Free
 
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2015: A Transformative Year for the Radical Right?
When: Nov. 3, 4:00 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 208
Admission: Free
 
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Goods, Power and Women in 19th-Century Benguela, West Central Africa
When: Nov. 3, 4:15 p.m.
Where: Candler Library, Room 212
Admission: Free
 
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Sara Miles: Breaking Bread With a Broken World
When: Nov. 3, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Glenn Memorial Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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Romeo and Juliet
When: Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Dobbs University Center, Mary Gray Munroe Theater
Admission: $22; $18 discount categories; $6 students
 
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Art is Work, Work is Art
When: Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Oxford College, Williams Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Estate Planning: Wills, Trusts and Powers of Attorney
When: Nov. 4, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Room 100
Admission: Free
 
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