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Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017
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RESEARCH
Brazilian peppertree packs power to knock out antibiotic-resistant bacteria
The berries of the Brazilian peppertree contain an extract that can disarm dangerous antibiotic-resistant staph bacteria, Emory ethnobotanist Cassandra Quave has discovered. The plant is a weedy, invasive species in Florida, but valued by traditional healers in the Amazon.

 

HEALTH CARE
Emory Transplant Center performs its first HIV-positive kidney transplant from HIV-positive donor
An HIV-positive patient has received a kidney transplant from an HIV-positive deceased donor, the first transplant of its kind for Emory and Georgia. The surgery was made possible by the HIV Organ Policy Equity (HOPE) Act.

 

NATURE
Emory paleontologist explores 'the world beneath our feet'
Anthony Martin's new book, "The Evolution Underground," offers a tour of the underworld, from tiny tunnels drilled by modern-day earthworms to massive paleo-burrows excavated by the Pleistocene's giant sloths.

 

INSIGHT
Israeli author Grossman to speak on Holocaust, memory and meaning
Internationally acclaimed Israeli writer David Grossman will speak on "The Holocaust's Carrier Pigeon: Reflections on Writing and Memory" for Emory's 20th annual Tenenbaum Family Lecture in Judaic Studies, set for Feb. 28.

 

TECHNOLOGY
Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital first in Georgia to offer advanced radiosurgery for the brain
Winship Cancer Institute at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital is the first hospital in the state and one of only seven medical centers in the nation to offer advanced radiosurgery for the brain with the Gamma Knife Icon.

COMMUNITY
International Voices Project explores diverse student experiences
The International Student Leadership and Advocacy Board recently completed its annual International Voices Project, featuring photos and stories from students across Emory who come from diverse cultural backgrounds.
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Feast of Words toasts faculty authors
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The Emory community filled the Jones Room of Woodruff Library last week for Feast of Words, honoring 113 faculty members -- from poets to physicists -- who served as authors or volume editors of books published in 2016. View more photos.
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Take Note
 
Traffic alert: Portions of Clifton Road to be closed this weekend
Traffic alert: Portions of Clifton Road to be closed this weekend

Panel discussion to offer insight into care options for elderly parents
Panel discussion to offer insight into care options for elderly parents

Emory ALS Center recognized as Certified Treatment Center of Excellence
Emory ALS Center recognized as Certified Treatment Center of Excellence

Request student workers through Summer College Internship Program by March 3
Request student workers through Summer College Internship Program by March 3

82 Emory student-athletes named to UAA Winter All-Academic Team
82 Emory student-athletes named to UAA Winter All-Academic Team
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Emory Insider: Perks
 
Emory Insider

 

Get your gadgets: Emory faculty, staff and students can check out a variety of electronic gadgets from Woodruff Library. Options range from laptops and chargers available for three-hour use within the library to items like iPads, iPods and digital cameras that can be checked out for up to a week.
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In The News
 
Tea party, reversed? How GOP town halls look from the inside

 

Tea party, reversed? How GOP town halls look from the inside
Feb. 15 |  Alan Abramowitz |  Christian Science Monitor

For decades, women had heart attacks in silence

 

For decades, women had heart attacks in silence
Feb. 14 |  Nanette Wenger |  CNN

ICE stepping up enforcement, arrests, deportations

 

ICE stepping up enforcement, arrests, deportations
Feb. 13 |  Polly Price |  WXIA-TV
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Featured Events
 
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
Emory and Civil Rights: A Campus Tour

 

Emory and Civil Rights: A Campus Tour
Learn sites and stories of Emory's engagement with civil and human rights in a tour led by University Historian Gary Hauk.
When: Feb. 22, 3:00 p.m.
Where: Quadrangle at the flagpole
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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Women's basketball: Emory vs. Case Western Reserve
When: Feb. 17, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff PE Center
Admission: Free
 
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Literature is Alive @ Emory: Poets Jane Wong and Jennifer S. Cheng
When: Feb. 17, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Emory Bookstore
Admission: Free
 
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Emory Chinese Theatre Club: "Mr. Donkey"
When: Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Burlington Road Building, Black Box Theatre
Admission: Free; reservations required
 
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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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Men's tennis: Emory vs. Xavier (La.)
When: Feb. 18, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff PE Center
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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Women's tennis: Emory vs. Brenau
When: Feb. 19, 3:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff PE Center
Admission: Free
 
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Men's tennis: Emory vs. Georgia Gwinnett
When: Feb. 19, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff PE Center
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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The Joy in Medicine
When: Feb. 22, 7:30 a.m.
Where: Winship Cancer Institute, Kauffman Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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Discussion: "Laudato Si," the Pope's encyclical on the environment
When: Feb. 22, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Candler School of Theology, Rita Anne Rollins Building, Room 102
Admission: Free
 
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Film screening: "White Zombie" (1932) and "The Crime of Dr. Crespi" (1935)
When: Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 208
Admission: Free
 
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A Surgeon's Uniform
When: Feb. 23, 7:00 a.m.
Where: Emory University Hospital, Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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Scientific Publishing Seminar
When: Feb. 23, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Rollins School of Public Health, Rita Anne Rollins Room
Admission: Free
 
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Linking the Health of People and the Planet: Evidence From Lake Victoria, Kenya
When: Feb. 23, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Room 2001
Admission: Free
 
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A Recovery of the Psyche: Intersections between Pragmatism and Psychoanalysis
When: Feb. 23, 4:15 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 206
Admission: Free
 
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"Let's Go to Work!": The Spread of Chicago Steppin in Atlanta
When: Feb. 23, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Schatten Gallery
Admission: Free
 
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One Hundred Years of Shakespeare in Atlanta
When: Feb. 23, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry
Admission: Free
 
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The Symbolism of the Sand Mandala in Buddhism
When: Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Oxford College, Williams Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Women Leadership in the Catholic Church: A Conversation with Dr. Carolyn Woo
When: Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Claudia Nance Rollins Building, P-Level Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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