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Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017
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LEADERSHIP
Oxford lights the way for President Sterk's inauguration
Events celebrating President Claire E. Sterk's inauguration as Emory's 20th president got underway Monday evening with a candle-lit tour of Oxford College, the university's original campus. Her formal inauguration ceremony is set for Wednesday morning.

 

ENGAGEMENT
Emory president joins national petition to rescind executive order
Emory University President Claire E. Sterk and 47 other American college and university presidents sent a letter to President Trump urging him to "rectify or rescind the recent executive order closing our country's borders to immigrants and others from seven majority-Muslim countries and to refugees from throughout the world."

 

IMPACT
Ebola grant expanded from $12 million to $24 million
A $12 million grant awarded in 2015 to establish the National Ebola Training and Education Center, co-led by Emory, has been doubled to allow for a variety of expanded services, including creation of a special pathogens research network.

 

INSPIRATION
US Poet Laureate Herrera to give free reading on campus
Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera will give a free reading at Emory's Schwartz Center for Performing Arts at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19. Tickets are not required, but seating will be limited.

 

OUTREACH
Astronaut Mark Kelly to launch Atlanta Science Festival at Emory
Captain Mark Kelly, commander of Space Shuttle Endeavour's final mission, will visit Emory on March 14 to lead off the action-packed schedule of this year's Atlanta Science Festival. Tickets are now available for Kelly's talk.

 

COMMUNITY
Islamic Awareness Month events focus on understanding
Emory's Muslim Student Association kicked off Islamic Awareness Month on World Hijab Day with a table inviting passersby to try on headscarves and ask questions about hijab and Islam.

 

SAFETY
Get prepared during Severe Weather Awareness Week
This week is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Georgia, the perfect time for the Emory community to review campus emergency plans for what to do when dangerous weather approaches.
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Take Note
 
Reminder: 'All in a Day' giving drive starts at noon tomorrow
Reminder: 'All in a Day' giving drive starts at noon tomorrow

Emory Surplus offers Valentine's deals all month
Emory Surplus offers Valentine's deals all month

'Know Your Numbers' health screenings continue through Feb. 28
'Know Your Numbers' health screenings continue through Feb. 28

WaterHub tours return for spring semester
WaterHub tours return for spring semester
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Emory Insider: Resources
 
Emory Insider

 

Help with tax planning: Two upcoming workshops from the Emory WorkLife Resource Center offer free insight into tax planning. Register now for Essentials of Personal Income Tax  on Feb. 17 and Retirement and Taxes: Simple Steps, Powerful Results on March 17.
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In The News
 
Travel ban case may go to US Supreme Court

 

Travel ban case may go to US Supreme Court
Feb. 5 |  Polly Price |  CNN International

Trump can't cut off Berkeley's funds by himself. His threat still raised alarm.

 

Trump can't cut off Berkeley's funds by himself. His threat still raised alarm.
Feb. 3 |  Alexander Volokh |  Chronicle of Higher Education

Exactly how bad is antibiotic resistance right now?

 

Exactly how bad is antibiotic resistance right now?
Feb. 2 |  James Hughes |  Popular Science
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Featured Events
 
Inauguration of Claire E. Sterk, 20th President of Emory University

 

Inauguration of Claire E. Sterk, 20th President of Emory University
Steeped in ceremony and tradition, the 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 with ticket required; view live online at president.emory.edu
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
Teodross Avery with the Gary Motley Trio

 

Teodross Avery with the Gary Motley Trio
Saxophonist Teodross Avery joins Gary Motley, Rodney Whitaker, and Carl Allen in concert for the Emory Jazz Fest.
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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Wonderful Wednesday: Inauguration 2017
When: Feb. 8, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Asbury Circle
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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WaterHub Tour
When: Feb. 8, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Emory WaterHub, Peavine Creek Drive
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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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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Film screening: "Spring Night, Summer Night" (1967)
When: Feb. 8, 7:30 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 208
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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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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Race and Class in America
When: Feb. 9, 4:00 p.m.
Where: School of Law, Gambrell 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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One Hundred Years of Shakespeare in Atlanta
When: Feb. 9, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry
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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Reflections on the EPA: Past and Future
When: Feb. 10, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Room 1000
Admission: Free
 
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Water Reclamation at Emory: The WaterHub
When: Feb. 10, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Room 1000
Admission: Free
 
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Softball: Emory vs. Rhodes
When: Feb. 11, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Emory Softball Field
Admission: Free
 
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Annual Emory Sacred Harp Sing
When: Feb. 11, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Cannon Chapel
Admission: Free
 
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Baseball triple-header: Emory vs. Sewanee
When: Feb. 11, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Chappell Park
Admission: Free
 
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Softball: Emory vs. Averett
When: Feb. 11, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Emory Softball Field
Admission: Free
 
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Big Band Night
When: Feb. 11, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Help Revitalize the Understory in Emory's Forest
When: Feb. 12, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Math and Science Center (back)
Admission: Free
 
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Autism Inequities in Diagnosis and Services based on Race, Ethnicity, SES and Gender
When: Feb. 13, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room
Admission: Free
 
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Leapfrogging Technology: Opportunities for India amidst Globalization Uncertainties
When: Feb. 14, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Oxford Road Building, Presentation Room
Admission: Free
 
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Reading: Jiréh Breon Holder, 2016-2018 Fellow in Playwriting
When: Feb. 14, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room
Admission: Free
 
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From Busy to Balance
When: Feb. 15, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Grace Crum Rollins Building
Admission: Free
 
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An Introduction to Fulbright Scholar Grants for US Faculty and Professionals
When: Feb. 15, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room
Admission: Free
 
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Chinese New Year Gala: Charm and Melody of the Land of Shu
When: Feb. 15, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Glenn Memorial Auditorium
Admission: Free; ticketed event
 
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