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Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017
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ENGAGEMENT
Campus meetings spark dialogue on Emory's emerging priorities
In four faculty-led sessions, the Emory community shared ideas about the university's emerging priorities, including strengthening academic excellence, engaging with Atlanta, global health innovation and the impact of the Woodruff Health Sciences Center.

 

HEALTH
'Know Your Numbers' biometric health screenings return to Emory
Emory's popular "Know Your Numbers" campaign is back for 2017, giving employees the opportunity to gain valuable health information through free, onsite health screenings that measure blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose and more.

 

RESEARCH
Neuro-imaging maps brain wiring of extinct Tasmanian tiger
Scientists have used an imaging technique to reconstruct the brain architecture and neural networks of the thylacine, better known as the Tasmanian tiger, an extinct carnivorous marsupial native to Tasmania.

 

TEACHING
Wescoat honored for making the ancient world come alive for students
Lauded for teaching excellence, professor Bonna Wescoat sent students on scavenger hunts, helped them conduct an optical experiment about the Parthenon frieze, and directed excavations and created 3D renderings of the Sanctuary of the Great Gods.

 

FILM
History of movie censorship in Atlanta kicks off "Memorial Drive" series
Emory's Rose Library begins its 2017 "Memorial Drive" series on Thursday with a program about two dynamic women who for decades decided what movies would be shown or banned in Atlanta.

MEDICINE
Vision impairment and eye diseases continue to be concerns for Ebola survivors
The acute outbreak of Ebola virus disease has subsided in West Africa, but the medical community continues to learn about long-term complications for survivors, including the potential for blinding eye disease.
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DUC-ling takes shape
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Framing went up last week in front of the Woodruff PE Center for Emory's new interim dining facility, dubbed the "DUC-ling" by students because it will replace student dining services in the Dobbs University Center (DUC) while a new Campus Life Center is constructed on that site. Learn more about the project.
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Take Note
 
Emory Corporate Governance and Accountability Review releases special Trump inauguration issue
Emory Corporate Governance and Accountability Review releases special Trump inauguration issue

University Faculty Council posts summary of November meeting
University Faculty Council posts summary of November meeting

Acting workshop for business leaders to be offered at Goizueta
Acting workshop for business leaders to be offered at Goizueta

Emory men's tennis team volunteers at Ronald McDonald House
Emory men's tennis team volunteers at Ronald McDonald House
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Emory Insider: Resources
 
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Online work-life workshops: The Emory WorkLife Resource Center hosts monthly online discussions on topics including financial wellness, parenting teens, parenting children with special needs and serving as a caregiver for an adult. If you can't attend the live online talk, register and you will receive a recording. View the schedule through March.
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In The News
 
Norovirus stomach bug: How bad is it this year?

 

Norovirus stomach bug: How bad is it this year?
Jan. 23 |  Christine Moe |  Wall Street Journal

Chimpanzees are forcing us to redefine what it means to be human

 

Chimpanzees are forcing us to redefine what it means to be human
Jan. 23 |  Frans de Waal |  Business Insider

What happens to your body when you die in space?

 

What happens to your body when you die in space?
Jan. 20 |  Paul Wolpe |  Popular Science
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Featured Events
 
2017 Creativity & Arts Awards

 

2017 Creativity & Arts Awards
Join the celebration to honor Emory and Atlanta community members who have made significant contributions to the arts.
When: Jan. 26, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Chace Upper Lobby
Admission: Free
The Nile Project: Musical Collaboration and Interactive Lecture

 

The Nile Project: Musical Collaboration and Interactive Lecture
Learn how The Nile Project artists relate their creative process to the efforts of diplomats and water professionals solving hydro-political conflicts.
When: Jan. 26, 7:00 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 208
Admission: Free
Camp & Learning Expo 2017: "Discover Your Summer Adventure"

 

Camp & Learning Expo 2017: "Discover Your Summer Adventure"
Get information about nearly 80 summer camps and academic programs for children ages 5-17. The expo closes at 2 p.m.
When: Feb. 2, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Woodruff PE Center, 4th Floor Auxiliary Court
Admission: Free
 
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From Ferguson to Standing Rock: Religious Faith, Righteous Feminists and Holy Fire
When: Jan. 25, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Candler School of Theology, Rita Anne Rollins Building, Room 252
Admission: Free
 
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Visio Lectio with August Swanson and Don Saliers
When: Jan. 25, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Cannon Chapel, Room 106
Admission: Free
 
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The Role, Implications and Consequences of Crisis Pregnancy Centers
When: Jan. 25, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Grace Crum Rollins Building, Room P53
Admission: Free
 
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Teaching Language and Cultures Online
When: Jan. 25, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Modern Languages Building, Room 201
Admission: Free
 
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Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Program: William Bialek, "The Galilean Imperative: A Physicist's Search for Simplicity"
When: Jan. 25, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Mathematics and Science Center, Room E208
Admission: Free
 
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Shadow Camp: An Exploration into the Darker Emotions
When: Jan. 25, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Grace Crum Rollins Building, Room 119
Admission: Free
 
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Between Opera and Fable
When: Jan. 25, 6:30 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 208
Admission: Free
 
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Film screening: "The Long Voyage Home" (1940)
When: Jan. 25, 7:30 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 208
Admission: Free
 
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Canvas 101
When: Jan. 26, 9:00 a.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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AntiquiTEA: Using Reflectance Transmission Imaging to Uncover the Works of Onesimos
When: Jan. 26, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Program: William Bialek, "Flocks of Birds, Families of Proteins and Networks of Neurons"
When: Jan. 26, 4:00 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 205
Admission: Free
 
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3D Modeling 101
When: Jan. 26, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Cox Hall, TechLab
Admission: Free
 
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RSPH Peace Corps Story Slam
When: Jan. 26, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Room 1000
Admission: Free
 
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Controlling Atlanta Screens: Movie Censorship from the 1920s to the 1960s
When: Jan. 26, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room
Admission: Free
 
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Noblest Images: The Parthenon Marbles from 1436 to the Present
When: Jan. 26, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Women's basketball: Emory vs. Brandeis
When: Jan. 27, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff PE Center
Admission: Free
 
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Men's basketball: Emory vs. Brandeis
When: Jan. 27, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff PE Center
Admission: Free
 
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Violamania!
When: Jan. 28, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Men's basketball: Emory vs. New York University
When: Jan. 29, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff PE Center
Admission: Free
 
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Women's basketball: Emory vs. New York University
When: Jan. 29, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff PE Center
Admission: Free
 
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Emory Young Artist Piano Competition Final Concert
When: Jan. 29, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
 
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When Protection Becomes Punishment: Policing the Public (Schools) in an Unequal City
When: Jan. 30, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room
Admission: Free
 
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Info Session on Emory's Core Lab Facilities
When: Jan. 30, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Room 114
Admission: Free
 
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A Joint History of the English and French Languages
When: Jan. 30, 4:15 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 207
Admission: Free
 
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Concert: David Leinweber, piano
When: Jan. 30, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Oxford College, Williams Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Moving Organization Sites From Blackboard
When: Jan. 31, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 314
Admission: Free
 
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