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Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017
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LEADERSHIP
With inauguration this week, Sterk reflects on her role as Emory's 'storyteller-in-chief'
After a semester at Emory's helm, President Claire E. Sterk will be officially inaugurated on Feb. 8. The celebration "is a time to share the passions and dreams of our community and how I believe we can make our dreams into realities," she says.

 

INSIGHT
World-renowned immunologist to deliver 2017 Distinguished Faculty Lecture
Rafi Ahmed, director of the Emory Vaccine Center, will present this year's Distinguished Faculty Lecture, titled "It's All About a Mouse Virus," on Tuesday, Feb. 7.

 

ACHIEVEMENT
School of Nursing ranked first in NIH funding for nursing schools
Emory's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing secured $7.8 million in research grants, fellowships, training grants and other awards from the National Institutes of Health in FY 2016, representing the highest NIH funding total in the school's history.

 

ARTS
Saxophonist Teodross Avery headlines Emory's 2017 Jazz Fest
Emory's annual Jazz Fest returns Feb. 10-11 with a weekend of lively performances and educational workshops featuring saxophonist Teodross Avery, the Gary Motley Trio and the Emory Big Band.

 

EVENTS
February: 10 things to do for $10 or less
February is the shortest month of the year, but there is still plenty to do on campus. From inspiring exhibits and literary readings to free films and sports events, check out these 10 things to do.

 

SUPPORT
'All in a Day' campaign rallies community for 24 hours of giving to Emory
At noon on Feb. 8, right after President Claire E. Sterk's inauguration, Emory will launch its first day of giving, a concentrated fundraising campaign inviting donors to help write the next chapter in the university's story.

COMMUNITY
Emory Healthcare provided $72.3 million in charity care in FY 2015-2016
In fiscal year 2015-2016, Emory Healthcare provided $72.3 million in charity care. "Charity care" includes indigent care for patients with no health insurance, not even Medicaid or Medicare, and no resources of their own, plus catastrophic care for patients with bills that would shatter their lives, even with insurance.
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PHOTO GALLERY
 
'Visio Divina' with artist John August Swanson
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Celebrated artist John August Swanson paid a four-day visit to Emory's Candler School of Theology last week, including leading a workshop on "Visio Divina," a spiritual practice of praying in response to art. Candler is home to the largest public display of Swanson's artwork. View more photos.
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Take Note
 
Reminder: Nominate outstanding faculty, staff for Jefferson Award by Feb. 9
Reminder: Nominate outstanding faculty, staff for Jefferson Award by Feb. 9

Survey seeks feedback on Emory's performance management process
Survey seeks feedback on Emory's performance management process

James M. Cox Foundation and Jim Kennedy donate $2.5 million to build fitness center for Emory Saint Joseph's staff
James M. Cox Foundation and Jim Kennedy donate $2.5 million to build fitness center for Emory Saint Joseph's staff
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Emory Insider: Benefits
 
Emory Insider

 

Get help with retirement planning: Fidelity Investments, TIAA and Vanguard offer individual counseling sessions on campus throughout the year. Representatives can help you navigate investing for retirement, examine the benefits of a Traditional vs. Roth 403(b) and offer ideas on diversifying your portfolio.
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In The News
 
Decades after civil rights gains, black teachers a rarity in public schools

 

Decades after civil rights gains, black teachers a rarity in public schools
Feb. 1 |  Vanessa Siddle Walker |  USA Today

Neil Gorsuch, fortunately

 

Neil Gorsuch, fortunately
Jan. 31 |  Sasha Volokh  |  Washington Post

Questions raised about brain centers backed by Betsy DeVos

 

Questions raised about brain centers backed by Betsy DeVos
Jan. 30 |  Scott O. Lilienfeld |  New York Times
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Featured Events
 
The Inauguration of Claire E. Sterk, 20th President of Emory University

 

The Inauguration of Claire E. Sterk, 20th President of Emory University
Steeped in ceremony and tradition, this special convocation will feature remarks from President Sterk, a keynote address from Emory neurosurgeon and CNN chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta, a performance by the Vega Quartet and a commissioned poem by Kevin Young.
When: Feb. 8, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Glenn Memorial Auditorium
Admission: Free; ticket required
Film screening: "Spring Night, Summer Night" (1967)

 

Film screening: "Spring Night, Summer Night" (1967)
Emory Cinematheque presents this mysterious film shot on location using local community theater actors from its Appalachian setting.
When: Feb. 8, 7:30 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 208
Admission: Free
In the Eye of the Storm: The Story of Aleppo

 

In the Eye of the Storm: The Story of Aleppo
Join professors Hilary Gopnik and Roxani Margariti of the Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies to explore what has been lost in this city decimated by civil war.
When: Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Canvas 101
When: Feb. 3, 9:00 a.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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Teaching Atlanta Digitally
When: Feb. 3, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room
Admission: Free
 
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Fair Trade Coffee Tasting
When: Feb. 3, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Few Hall, Demonstration Kitchen
Admission: Free
 
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Feb.
 
Executing Grace in Georgia: A Faithful Discussion About the Death Penalty
When: Feb. 3, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Glenn Memorial Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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The Bach Bowl
When: Feb. 5, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
 
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How Surrealism Arose in 1920s and '30s Paris as a Critique of Society
When: Feb. 6, 11:30 a.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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The Checkered Past of Brazil's New Race Court
When: Feb. 6, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room
Admission: Free
 
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Moving Organization Sites From Blackboard
When: Feb. 6, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 314
Admission: Free
 
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Feast of Words
When: Feb. 6, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room
Admission: Free
 
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Climate Change: India's Role in "The Big 4" (China, US, EU, India)
When: Feb. 6, 4:00 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 101
Admission: Free
 
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Oxford College Walking Tour: A Celebration of Emory's History and Traditions
When: Feb. 6, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Oxford College campus
Admission: Free
 
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Muslims, Christians and Jews in the Ottoman Empire
When: Feb. 7, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Dobbs University Center, Room E334
Admission: Free
 
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Leadership in the Global AIDS Response: Past and Future Challenges
When: Feb. 7, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Lawrence P. and Ann Estes Klamon Room
Admission: Free
 
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Distinguished Faculty Lecture: Rafi Ahmed, "It's All about a Mouse Virus"
When: Feb. 7, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Dobbs University Center, Winship Ballroom
Admission: Free
 
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Inauguration Academic Symposium: Health Challenges and Bold Opportunities
When: Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Glenn Memorial Auditorium
Admission: Free; tickets required
 
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Moving Our Stories: Embodiment, Dance and Social Justice
When: Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Oxford Road Building, Presentation Room
Admission: Free
 
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Financial Wellness: The Basics of Investing
When: Feb. 8, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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Tree Planting in Honor of President Sterk's Inauguration
When: Feb. 8, 2:30 p.m.
Where: Quadrangle
Admission: Free
 
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Ciclo De Poesia: 2013 Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco
When: Feb. 8, 4:15 p.m.
Where: Oxford Road Building, Presentation Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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Southern Circuit Film Series: "Mango Dreams"
When: Feb. 8, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Oxford College, Williams Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Antiquities: What Everyone Needs to Know
When: Feb. 8, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Literature is Alive @ Emory Presents Alexander Chee
When: Feb. 8, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Barnes and Noble @ Emory Bookstore
Admission: Free
 
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Feb.
 
The Emory Healthcare Robotic Surgery Program: Past, Present and Future
When: Feb. 9, 7:00 a.m.
Where: Emory University Hospital, Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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Evening MBA Information Breakfast
When: Feb. 9, 7:45 a.m.
Where: Goizueta Business School
Admission: Free
 
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Parenting Your Teen: Finances for Teens
When: Feb. 9, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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AntiquiTEA: Makonde Lipiko Mask and the Mapiko Festival in Mozambique
When: Feb. 9, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Performance by Fabienne Kanor: "Le la d'ou je viens: The There Where I'm From"
When: Feb. 9, 5:00 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 112
Admission: Free
 
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Concert: Maria Yates, "April Days and Other Hopeful Catastrophes"
When: Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Oxford College, Williams Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Staged reading: "A Tempest"
When: Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Theater Lab
Admission: Free
 
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Teodross Avery with the Gary Motley Trio
When: Feb. 10, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: $20; $15 discount category members; $5 Emory students
 
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