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NEUROSCIENCE
How dads bond with toddlers: Brain scans link oxytocin to paternal nurturing
Fathers given boosts of the hormone oxytocin show increased activity in brain regions associated with reward and empathy when viewing photos of their toddlers, according to a new study led by Emory anthropologist James Rilling, director of the Laboratory for Darwinian Neuroscience.

 

INSIGHT
Symposium to explore impact of Obama's presidency on black politics
Emory's James Weldon Johnson Institute joins with the Center for Civil and Human Rights to host "Black Politics After Obama," featuring leading academics, activists and elected officials. The free public event is Feb. 24.

 

RESEARCH
Spider web of cancer proteins reveals new drug possibilities
Professor Haian Fu and other scientists at Winship Cancer Institute have mapped a vast web of interactions between proteins in lung cancer cells, as part of an effort to reach what was considered "undruggable."

 

RELIGION
Watch online as Tibetan sand mandala takes shape at Oxford
Tibetan monks will construct a sand mandala in the Oxford College Library this week, with a lecture on the mandala's symbolism set for Feb. 23. The construction can be viewed in person or online.

 

BIOLOGY
Scientists devise novel way to predict efficacy of malaria vaccine
Emory Vaccine Center researchers have identified gene expression signatures that predict whether volunteers in a malaria vaccine study were protected when exposed to parasite-carrying mosquitoes.

PROFILE
Anjulet Tucker: Embracing the community of Chicago Steppin in Atlanta
Anjulet Tucker, chief of operations in the office of the president, is also a cultural sociologist, stepper and Emory alumna. On Thursday, she moderates an evening of dance and conversation exploring Chicago Steppin in Atlanta.
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Take Note
 
Emory Global Health Film Festival features films, discussions and original play
Emory Global Health Film Festival features films, discussions and original play

Sign up for last "Know Your Numbers" free health screenings
Sign up for last "Know Your Numbers" free health screenings

Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee activist is the focus of Feb. 22 lecture
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee activist is the focus of Feb. 22 lecture

Infectious disease researcher selected as AAAS Leshner Leadership Institute Public Engagement Fellow
Infectious disease researcher selected as AAAS Leshner Leadership Institute Public Engagement Fellow
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Emory Insider: Perks
 
Emory Insider

 

Motorist assistance: Emory's Transportation and Parking Services assists motorists on campus who are dealing with a flat tire or car that won't start. This free service is available 24 hours per day. For help, call 404-727-1130.
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In The News
 
USDA inspection reports are vital to safeguard animals

 

USDA inspection reports are vital to safeguard animals
Feb. 20 |  Ani B. Satz |  CNN

Young Georgia woman battles back from major depression

 

Young Georgia woman battles back from major depression
Feb. 20 |  Bill McDonald |  WAGA-TV

Working to better students, Atlanta and the world

 

Working to better students, Atlanta and the world
Feb. 17 |  Claire E. Sterk |  Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Featured Events
 
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
Concert: Philip Thomson, piano

 

Concert: Philip Thomson, piano
Canadian virtuoso pianist Philip Thomson performs works of Franz Liszt and Felix Blumenfeld.
When: Feb. 24, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
Art and Politics: A Conversation

 

Art and Politics: A Conversation
Explore the political functions of art and the aesthetic with Emory PhD student Fahamu Pecou; John Lysaker, Emory philosophy department chair; and philosopher Mariana Ortega from John Carroll University.
When: Feb. 24, 3:30 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 112
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 205
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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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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Advocacy: Tabling for Change
When: Feb. 23, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Rollins School of Public Health: Sky Bridge
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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Mother Language Day
When: Feb. 23, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Math & Science Center, Lobby
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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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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Emory Chinese Theatre Club: "Mr. Donkey"
When: Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Burlington Road Building, Black Box Theatre
Admission: Free; reservations required
 
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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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Global Health Film Festival
When: Feb. 24, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Room 3001
Admission: Free
 
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Black Politics After Obama: A Public Symposium
When: Feb. 24, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Center for Civil and Human Rights, 100 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd.
Admission: Free
 
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Avenues of Innovation and Communication in 3rd Century BC Greek Architecture
When: Feb. 24, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Theater: "Big Love" by Charles Mee
When: Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Oxford College, Tarbutton Performing Arts Center
Admission: $5
 
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Emory Wind Ensemble
When: Feb. 24, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Architectural Interactions in the Northern Aegean
When: Feb. 25, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Men's basketball: Emory vs. Rochester
When: Feb. 25, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff PE Center
Admission: Free
 
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Women's basketball: Emory vs. Rochester
When: Feb. 25, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff PE Center
Admission: Free
 
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Concert: Xiaochen Chen, piano, and I-Chiu Lin, violin
When: Feb. 25, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Baseball: Emory vs. Huntingdon
When: Feb. 26, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Chappell Park
Admission: Free
 
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Concert: Katia and Marielle Labeque, piano duet
When: Feb. 26, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: $55; $44 discount category members; $5 Emory students
 
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Dealing in Desire: Asian Ascendancy, Western Decline and the Hidden Currencies of Global Sex Work
When: Feb. 27, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room
Admission: Free
 
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Concert: Gloriosa Trio
When: Feb. 27, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Oxford College, Williams Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Tenenbaum Lecture: David Grossman on "The Holocaust's Carrier Pigeon: Reflections on Writing and Memory"
When: Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 208
Admission: Free
 
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