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Thursday, March 23, 2017
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MILESTONE
John Lewis Chair for Civil Rights and Social Justice achieves full funding
Emory Law's chair honoring U.S. Rep. John Lewis has been fully funded, allowing the school to conduct a national search for a scholar who will focus on areas "where racial discrimination persists."

 

LITERATURE
Emory professor recognized with prestigious poetry awards
Poems by Jericho Brown, associate professor of English and creative writing, won the Cecil Hemley Memorial Award and the Lyric Poetry Award from the Poetry Society of America.

 

ECOLOGY
Primate-parasite network analyses show how germs jump from host to host
An extensive review of research on wild primate social networks and parasites co-authored by primate disease ecologist Thomas Gillespie underscores the importance of super-spreaders, or central individuals that play an outsized role in pathogen transmission.

 

TEACHING
'History of Now' helps students understand roots of current conflicts
Covering European history from the devastation of World War II to Brexit and the rise of Vladimir Putin, Emory's course on the "History of Now" gives undergraduates deeper context for today's headlines.

 

RESEARCH
Cancer immunotherapy: revived T cells still need fuel
Emory Vaccine Center and Winship Cancer Institute researchers teamed up to show what killer T cells need to proliferate after being revived by cancer immunotherapy drugs targeting PD-1. The findings have implications for predictive tests and combination therapies.

RECOGNITION
100 Years of Women of Excellence celebrates pioneers, today's leaders
Saturday's 100 Years of Women of Excellence Awards celebrated the impact of Emory's female students, faculty and staff, both this year and across the last century. The Unsung Heroine Award went to Wanda Swan, director of the Respect Program in the Office of Health Promotion.
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Take Note
 
'Teach-in on the Quad' to tackle issues of intellectual responsibility
'Teach-in on the Quad' to tackle issues of intellectual responsibility

In fiscal year 2016, Emory diverted 55 percent of waste materials from landfill
In fiscal year 2016, Emory diverted 55 percent of waste materials from landfill

Reminder: Apply for Community-Engaged Learning Grants by March 31
Reminder: Apply for Community-Engaged Learning Grants by March 31
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Emory Insider: Benefits
 
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Register for Colorful Choices: Friday is the last day to register for Colorful Choices, Emory's six-week nutrition challenge encouraging you to eat a rainbow of fruits and vegetables each day. The challenge starts March 27.
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In The News
 
Doctor turns up possible treatment for deadly sepsis

 

Doctor turns up possible treatment for deadly sepsis
March 23 |  Craig Coopersmith |  NPR

Empathy gets a bad rap

 

Empathy gets a bad rap
March 22 |  Frans de Waal |  Atlanta Business Chronicle

Do schizophrenia and autism share the same root?

 

Do schizophrenia and autism share the same root?
March 21 |  Opal Ousley |  Scientific American
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Featured Events
 
Atlanta Science Festival: Chemistry Carnival and Physics Live!

 

Atlanta Science Festival: Chemistry Carnival and Physics Live!
Experience family-friendly scientific magic at two events right across the street from each other.
When: March 24, 3:30 p.m.
Where: Atwood Science Commons and Mathematics & Science Center
Admission: Free
Significance of Female Buddhas and Closing Ceremonies for Tibet Week

 

Significance of Female Buddhas and Closing Ceremonies for Tibet Week
Hear a talk on female Buddhas, followed by closing ceremonies and the dismantling of the White Tara sand mandala.
When: March 25, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
Earth Day Festival

 

Earth Day Festival
Enjoy sustainable food samples, music, a scavenger hunt and more at the festival, which runs until 2 p.m.
When: March 28, 11:30 a.m.
Where: Asbury Circle
Admission: Free
 
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Representation, Self-Care and Academia
When: March 24, 9:30 a.m.
Where: Callaway Memorial Center, Kemp Malone Library
Admission: Free
 
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Insurance Fundamentals: Harsh Realities of Avoiding Insurance
When: March 24, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Goizueta Business School, Room 234
Admission: Free
 
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Baseball: Emory vs. Case Western Reserve
When: March 24, 3:00 p.m.
Where: Chappell Park
Admission: Free
 
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Open Mic Night Benefit for Atlanta Taskforce for the Homeless
When: March 24, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Grace Crum Rollins Building, Rita Anne Rollins Room
Admission: Donation
 
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Men's tennis: Emory vs. Rhodes College
When: March 25, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Woodruff PE Center
Admission: Free
 
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Concert: Morgan Rubin, soprano
When: March 25, 3:30 p.m.
Where: Performing Arts Studio
Admission: Free
 
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Film screening: "Whiplash"
When: March 25, 4:00 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 105
Admission: Free
 
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Conversation with actor Harry Lennix and Dwight Andrews, Emory professor of music
When: March 25, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Collegium Vocale Choral Concert: "Dance into Spring"
When: March 25, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Glenn Memorial Auditorium
Admission: $15-$20
 
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Atlanta's Young Artists
When: March 26, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Recital of Original Compositions by Michael Crawford
When: March 26, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Contesting Non-Citizenship: African American Responses to Nativism, Immigration Restriction and Deportation, 1903-1939
When: March 27, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room
Admission: Free
 
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Activist Art
When: March 27, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Cannon Chapel, Brooks Commons
Admission: Free
 
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My Last Lecture by Clark Lemons
When: March 27, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Oxford College, Tarbutton Performing Arts Center
Admission: Free
 
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Emory Farmers Market
When: March 28, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Cox Hall Bridge
Admission: Free
 
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Atlanta Studies @ Emory
When: March 28, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room
Admission: Free
 
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Farmworker Awareness Week: Lunch Panel
When: March 28, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Candler School of Theology, Rita Anne Rollins Building, Room 252
Admission: Free
 
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Environmental Justice in America
When: March 28, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Room 1055
Admission: Free
 
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Madrassahs and 9/11: Studies between Knowledge and Politics
When: March 28, 4:00 p.m.
Where: PAIS, Room 290
Admission: Free
 
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Fran Brearton: Louis MacNeice and Mountains
When: March 28, 4:15 p.m.
Where: Callaway Memorial Center, Kemp Malone Library
Admission: Free
 
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Korea Week: The "Comfort Women" Statue Installation in Atlanta as a Transnational Peace Movement
When: March 28, 5:45 p.m.
Where: Candler School of Theology, Rita Anne Rollins Building, Room 102
Admission: Free
 
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Emory Jazz Combos
When: March 28, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Looking Outward: Reframing Jewish Studies
When: March 29, 9:00 a.m.
Where: Dobbs University Center, Room E338
Admission: Free
 
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Who is Christ for Us Today? God Crucified?
When: March 29, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Candler School of Theology, Rita Anne Rollins Building, Room 252
Admission: Free
 
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Film screening: "In Satmar Custody" (2003)
When: March 29, 7:30 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 205
Admission: Free
 
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Sex Bias in Biomedical Research
When: March 30, 7:00 a.m.
Where: Emory University Hospital, Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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Canvas 101
When: March 30, 9:00 a.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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The Philosophers' Ship: The Postrevolutionary Voyage Continues
When: March 30, 1:00 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 102
Admission: Free
 
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Softball: Emory vs. DePauw (double header)
When: March 30, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Emory Softball Field
Admission: Free
 
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The Disruptive Force of Endangered Language Documentation on Linguistics and Beyond
When: March 30, 4:00 p.m.
Where: PAIS, Room 290
Admission: Free
 
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Benjamin Reiss: "How Taming Sleep Created Our Restless World"
When: March 30, 4:30 p.m.
Where: Barnes & Noble @ Emory
Admission: Free
 
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South Korean Popular Culture Before and After Democracy
When: March 30, 5:30 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 103
Admission: Free
 
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Barenaked Voices: 14th Annual Emory Student A Cappella Celebration
When: March 30, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: $5, benefits Emory Counseling Center Helpline and Active Minds
 
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Theater performance: "Ravished"
When: March 30, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Mary Gray Munroe Theater
Admission: $22; $18 discount categories; $6 students
 
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