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Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017
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INNOVATION
New semester brings new events, programs across Emory
The nine schools that make up Emory University have big plans for the spring semester, from exciting events and programs to ambitious strategic planning. Here's a roundup of what's new and noteworthy.

 

TEACHING
University Courses take on challenging, interdisciplinary topics
This semester's University Courses bring together diverse faculty and students from across campus to examine issues surrounding global security and leadership, the ethics of eating and disability and resilience.

 

RESEARCH
Emory, Morehouse team develops mobile device platform to improve community health
Researchers at Emory University and Morehouse School of Medicine are building an ambitious project to work with teens and young adults in minority communities in metro Atlanta to create a health platform supported by mobile devices.

 

EVENTS
World premiere orchestra performance, archival film tour headline January arts events
The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra visits campus this month to perform the debut of "a canticle of shadows," an elegy for victims of war from Richard Prior, director of performance studies at Emory.

RESOURCES
Winship researchers receive Avon Grant
Investigators at the Glenn Family Breast Center at Winship Cancer Institute are the recipients of a one-year, $750,000 grant from the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade Board of Managers.
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Spring semester starts
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Cool weather and warm hugs greeted students on Tuesday, the first day of most classes for the spring semester. The campus community also welcomed the return of the Emory Farmers Market after its winter break hiatus. See more photos.
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Take Note
 
Theologian Jennifer Harvey to deliver Jan. 25 lecture on protest movements
Theologian Jennifer Harvey to deliver Jan. 25 lecture on protest movements

Emory research, teaching, clinical labs encouraged to join 2017 North American Laboratory Freezer Challenge
Emory research, teaching, clinical labs encouraged to join 2017 North American Laboratory Freezer Challenge

Emory Track & Field volunteers with Books for Africa
Emory Track & Field volunteers with Books for Africa
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Emory Insider: Benefits
 
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Fitness discounts: If exercising is among your resolutions for the new year, check out Emory's on-campus fitness facilities. Faculty and staff memberships are available at a discounted price.
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In The News
 
How Donald Trump's conspiracy theories about vaccines could harm public health

 

How Donald Trump's conspiracy theories about vaccines could harm public health
Jan. 11 |  Saad Omer |  Washington Post

What it means to teach 'Black Self-Love'

 

What it means to teach 'Black Self-Love'
Jan. 11 |  Dianne Stewart, Donna Troka, Gretel Nabeta |  Georgia Public Broadcasting

More women got mammograms when Obamacare paid for them

 

More women got mammograms when Obamacare paid for them
Jan. 9 |  David H. Howard |  CNN
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Featured Events
 
Emory Basketball "White Out": Eagles vs. Washington University (St. Louis)

 

Emory Basketball "White Out": Eagles vs. Washington University (St. Louis)
Wear white to cheer on the Eagles, as the women's team plays at 6 p.m. and the men's team at 8 p.m.
When: Jan. 13, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff P.E. Center
Admission: Free
University Priorities: Strengthening Academic Excellence

 

University Priorities: Strengthening Academic Excellence
Join the first of four faculty-led sessions inviting the Emory community to share ideas on the university's emerging priorities.
When: Jan. 17, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Dobbs University Center, Winship Ballroom
Admission: Free
MLK Jr. Holiday Observance: Bree Newsome, keynote

 

MLK Jr. Holiday Observance: Bree Newsome, keynote
Hear from the activist who removed the Confederate flag from the South Carolina statehouse as Emory celebrates the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
When: Jan. 17, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Dobbs University Center, Winship Ballroom
Admission: Free
 
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Transforming Public Health Surveillance to Achieve the Global Health Security Agenda
When: Jan. 13, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Room 1000
Admission: Free
 
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MLK Worship Service
When: Jan. 15, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church
Admission: Free
 
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Men's Basketball: Emory vs. Chicago
When: Jan. 15, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff P.E. Center
Admission: Free
 
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Women's Basketball: Emory vs. Chicago
When: Jan. 15, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff P.E. Center
Admission: Free
 
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Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday: Emory's Day On
When: Jan. 16, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Various locations
Admission: Free
 
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Canvas 101 Online-Only Session
When: Jan. 17, 9:00 a.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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Parenting Your Child with Special Needs: Goal Setting
When: Jan. 17, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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University Priorities: Deeper Engagement with Atlanta
When: Jan. 18, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Cox Hall Ballroom
Admission: Free
 
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Caregivers Network: "Resolution Solutions: A 12 Month Caregiving Plan"
When: Jan. 18, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at Oxford College
When: Jan. 18, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Old Church
Admission: Free
 
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U.S. Army Surgical Care: Personal Observations and Advancements Over 25 Years
When: Jan. 19, 7:00 a.m.
Where: Emory University Hospital, Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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Geriatrics Grand Rounds
When: Jan. 19, 7:30 a.m.
Where: Wesley Woods Health Center, 5th Floor Conference Room
Admission: Free
 
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Service of the Word: Letter to MLK
When: Jan. 19, 11:05 a.m.
Where: Cannon Chapel, Sanctuary
Admission: Free
 
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University Priorities: Global Health Innovation
When: Jan. 19, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Rollins School of Public Health, Rita Ann Rollins Room
Admission: Free
 
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25th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Service Awards
When: Jan. 19, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Goizueta Business School, Room W252
Admission: Free
 
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Canvas for TAs
When: Jan. 19, 4:15 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 312
Admission: Free
 
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Reading and book signing: Marie Marquardt, "The Radius of Us"
When: Jan. 19, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Barnes & Noble @ Emory
Admission: Free
 
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Noble Marbles Lecture: "Stuart and Revett and the Antiquities of Athens"
When: Jan. 19, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Care and Resources for Diabetic-related Vision Loss
When: Jan. 20, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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Going The Distance: Long Distance Caregiving Tools for Success
When: Jan. 20, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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Concert: Brahms Piano Quintet
When: Jan. 20, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
 
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University Priorities: Enhancing the Impact of the Woodruff Health Sciences Center
When: Jan. 20, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Cox Hall Ballroom
Admission: Free
 
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Voices of Inner Strength Gospel Choir Performance
When: Jan. 20, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Dobbs University Center, Coca-Cola Commons
Admission: Free
 
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Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
When: Jan. 20, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: $60; $48 discount category members; $10 Emory students
 
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