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Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017
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INSPIRATION
Former U.S. poet laureate to deliver Commencement address
Former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey will deliver the keynote address at Emory's 172nd Commencement on Monday, May 8, when she will also receive an honorary Doctor of Letters degree. Three additional honorary degrees will be awarded during the ceremony.

 

COMMUNITY
Emory joins amicus brief against President Trump's executive order on immigration
Emory has joined 16 other research universities around the country in filing an amicus brief opposing President Donald Trump's executive order restricting immigration.

 

HEALTH
Zika virus blindfolds immune alarm cells, study shows
Gatekeeper immune cells are fighting Zika virus with an arm tied behind their backs, scientists from Emory Vaccine Center report. Avenues remain available for immunity-boosting therapies.

 

LITERATURE
Emory Playwriting Fellow incorporates student research in award-winning play
"Too Heavy for Your Pocket," the acclaimed civil rights drama from Emory Playwriting Fellow Jireh Breon Holder, takes the stage at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre through Feb. 26.

 

TECHNOLOGY
Emory's IT Self Service Portal gets major facelift
The upgraded IT Self Service Portal provides an interactive customer experience. Users can easily open tickets to report problems, search for articles to help resolve IT issues, and find items in the request catalog.

LEADERSHIP
The inauguration of Claire E. Sterk, Emory's 20th president
Emory marked a new chapter in its history with the inauguration of President Claire E. Sterk. Three days of events culminated with her formal inauguration ceremony on Feb. 8. Take a look back at the celebration.
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Emory loves Valentine's Day
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The Emory campus got into the Valentine's spirit on Monday as the Student Programming Council hosted Stuff-a-Bear with Love. The TechLab also shared in the fun, hosting a Valentine's edition of its Monday Maker series. View more photos.
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Take Note
 
There's still time to register for free 'Know Your Numbers' health screenings
There's still time to register for free 'Know Your Numbers' health screenings

Emory neurologist Charles Epstein receives 2017 Pierre Gloor Award
Emory neurologist Charles Epstein receives 2017 Pierre Gloor Award

Emory's Black Law Students Association named regional chapter of the year
Emory's Black Law Students Association named regional chapter of the year

Emory Impact Investing Group moving forward with two new loan closings
Emory Impact Investing Group moving forward with two new loan closings
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Emory Insider: Benefits
 
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Feeling under the weather? The Express Care Clinic provides all Emory University and Emory Healthcare employees with free evaluation and treatment of common illnesses such as colds, rashes, pink eye and earaches, plus minor injuries that are not work-related. Appointments are required.
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In The News
 
Could this common weed help fight deadly superbugs?

 

Could this common weed help fight deadly superbugs?
Feb. 13 |  Cassadra Quave |  CBS News

These lawyers may have discovered a way to wipe away student debt in bankruptcy

 

These lawyers may have discovered a way to wipe away student debt in bankruptcy
Feb. 13 |  Rafael Pardo |  MarketWatch

Will federal employees work for a president they disagree with?

 

Will federal employees work for a president they disagree with?
Feb. 10 |  Alexander D. Bolton |  Harvard Business Review
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Featured Events
 
Essentials of Personal Income Tax

 

Essentials of Personal Income Tax
Learn how to take advantage of deductions and credits that most people miss on their tax returns.
When: Feb. 17, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Room 1000
Admission: Free
Basketball: Emory vs. Carnegie Mellon

 

Basketball: Emory vs. Carnegie Mellon
The Eagles face off against Carnegie Mellon, with the men's game at 12 p.m. and the women's game at 2 p.m.
When: Feb. 19, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff PE Center
Admission: Free
Poetry reading and book signing: U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera

 

Poetry reading and book signing: U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera
Hear a reading by the current U.S. Poet Laureate, followed by a book signing with books and a limited-edition broadside available to purchase.
When: Feb. 19, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts
Admission: Free
 
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Reading: Jireh Breon Holder
When: Feb. 14, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room
Admission: Free
 
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Coffee with a Cop
When: Feb. 15, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Grady FOB Building, Lobby
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 U.S. Faculty and Professionals
When: Feb. 15, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room
Admission: Free
 
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A Caregiver's Financial and Legal Wellness
When: Feb. 15, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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WaterHub Tour
When: Feb. 15, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Emory WaterHub, Peavine Creek Drive
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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Concert: Vassily Primakov, piano
When: Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Oxford College, Williams Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Film screening: "The First Legion" (1951)
When: Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 208
Admission: Free
 
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Emory Youth Symphony Orchestra
When: Feb. 15, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Favorite Hymns and Songs
When: Feb. 16, 11:05 a.m.
Where: Cannon Chapel Sanctuary
Admission: Free
 
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Lunch and Learn for Faculty: Engaging Emory Students with Atlanta
When: Feb. 16, 12:30 p.m.
Where: Callaway Memorial Center, Detweiler Room, S423
Admission: Free; bring your own lunch; snacks and drinks provided
 
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Baseball: Emory vs. Berry
When: Feb. 16, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Chappell Park
Admission: Free
 
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Hong Kong's Future: 20 Years since the Handover
When: Feb. 16, 3:30 p.m.
Where: Oxford Road Building, Presentation Room
Admission: Free
 
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Poetry reading/ music performance: Marwan
When: Feb. 16, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Casa Emory
Admission: Free
 
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James Baldwin and Black Lives Matter in the Age of Trump
When: Feb. 16, 4:00 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 103
Admission: Free
 
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Once Upon a Time in the Land of Never Again: Storytelling and Survival in Post-Genocide Rwanda
When: Feb. 16, 4:15 p.m.
Where: Candler Library, Room 212
Admission: Free
 
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One Hundred Years of Shakespeare in Atlanta
When: Feb. 16, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry
Admission: Free
 
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Reading: Seamus Heaney's translation of "Aeneid, Book VI"
When: Feb. 16, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Cooking Data: Politics and Culture in an African Research World
When: Feb. 16, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Oxford College, Williams Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Molecular Mechanisms Linking the Environment to Human Health
When: Feb. 17, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Rollins Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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Men's tennis: Emory vs. Point University
When: Feb. 17, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff PE Center
Admission: Free
 
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Men's basketball: Emory vs. Case Western Reserve
When: Feb. 17, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff PE Center
Admission: Free
 
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Men's tennis: Emory vs. Pikeville
When: Feb. 18, 9:00 a.m.
Where: Woodruff PE Center
Admission: Free
 
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Baseball: Emory vs. Washington & Lee
When: Feb. 18, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Chappell Park
Admission: Free
 
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Softball: Emory vs Wesleyan (Ga.)
When: Feb. 19, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Emory Softball Field
Admission: Free
 
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Women, Food and Ritual in Biblical Israel and Judah
When: Feb. 19, 3:00 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
 
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The Wilmington Ten
When: Feb. 20, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room
Admission: Free
 
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Stories within Stories through Paintings from Mughal India
When: Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Art lecture by Camille Cottrell
When: Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Oxford College, Chapel
Admission: Free
 
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Parenting Your Child with Special Needs: Financial Planning
When: Feb. 21, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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Women's tennis: Emory vs. Brenau
When: Feb. 21, 3:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff PE Center
Admission: Free
 
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