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Thursday, April 20, 2017
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RESEARCH
Frog slime kills flu virus
A component of the skin mucus secreted by South Indian frogs can kill the H1 variety of influenza viruses, researchers from Emory Vaccine Center and the Rajiv Gandhi Center for Biotechnology in India have discovered.

 

LEADERSHIP
Emory joins new amicus brief against President Trump's executive order on immigration
Emory joined 30 other universities around the country in filing a new amicus brief opposing President Trump's second executive order restricting immigration. The brief was filed April 20 in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

 

ADVOCACY
Research funding pits White House against Congress
Any cuts to science and research would slow medical progress, eliminate jobs, threaten the careers of young scientists, minimize our nation's standing as a global innovation leader and compromise other key American priorities.

 

LITERATURE
Creative Writing Program announces 2017-2019 fellows in fiction, poetry
Emory's Creative Writing Program will welcome two new postgraduate fellows to campus this fall. Michael Marberry has been named the new Fellow in Poetry and Cassie Gonzales will serve as the Fellow in Fiction for 2017-2019.

 

SAFETY
Oxford campus drill tests emergency preparedness
Student and staff volunteers, first responders and members of Emory's Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response recently staged the first full-scale emergency preparedness drill on the campus of Emory's Oxford College.

 

EVENTS
Ready, set, go! for Heel to Heal Superhero 5K and Fundraiser
On Saturday, the Emory Physician Assistant Program hosts the 16th annual Heel to Heal Superhero 5K and Fundraiser. Funds help provide free health care to farm workers in South Georgia and underserved communities in Atlanta.

IMPACT
Recent graduate's STEM nonprofit continues to grow links with Emory
Kwadwo Sarpong, who graduated from Emory in 2015 with a bachelor's degree in neuroscience and behavioral biology, is co-founder of a nonprofit providing hands-on research experience to aspiring female scientists in Africa.
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Photo Gallery
 
Ebola team attends "Facing Darkness" screening
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Members of Emory's Serious Communicable Diseases Unit recently attended the first Atlanta screening of "Facing Darkness - A True Story of Faith: Saving Dr. Brantly from Ebola in Africa."
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Take Note
 
Project invites students, faculty, staff to create collaborative vision of health
Project invites students, faculty, staff to create collaborative vision of health

Faculty Council posts discussion summary for March meeting
Faculty Council posts discussion summary for March meeting

Exhibit on Martin Luther and the 95 Theses closes May 5
Exhibit on Martin Luther and the 95 Theses closes May 5

Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital SIBR program shows teamwork in health care
Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital SIBR program shows teamwork in health care
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Emory Insider: Services
 
Emory Insider

 

Check out a laptop for up to seven days: Woodruff Library now offers four MacBooks and six Dell laptops that can be checked out for up to seven days, a great option if your computer is being repaired or you need a laptop for a presentation and you only have a desktop. Reserve in advance by visiting or calling the Music & Media Library.
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In The News
 
Georgia House race, seen as Trump referendum, heads to a runoff

 

Georgia House race, seen as Trump referendum, heads to a runoff
April 19 |  Alan Abramowitz |  USA Today

Atlanta March for Science organizers hope to start a movement

 

Atlanta March for Science organizers hope to start a movement
April 19 |  Jasmine Clark and Nadia Lelutiu |  WABE-FM

He has autism. She doesn't. And they're best friends. Here's what we can learn from them.

 

He has autism. She doesn't. And they're best friends. Here's what we can learn from them.
April 17 |  Laurie Vismara |  WXIA-TV
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Featured Events
 
Healthy Transitions: Planning for Retirement

 

Healthy Transitions: Planning for Retirement
Learn about both the financial and emotional aspects of retirement and develop strategies for your next milestone.
When: April 24, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Miller-Ward Alumni House, Governor's Hall
Admission: Free
Mozart @ the Med School

 

Mozart @ the Med School
The world-renowned Vega String Quartet performs its popular annual concert at the Emory School of Medicine.
When: April 25, 12:00 p.m.
Where: James B. Williams Medical Education Building, Lobby
Admission: Free
State of the Woodruff Health Sciences Center Address

 

State of the Woodruff Health Sciences Center Address
Jonathan Lewin, executive vice president for health affairs and president and CEO of Emory Healthcare, discusses the Woodruff Health Sciences Center. Reception follows.
When: April 25, 4:30 p.m.
Where: WHSCAB Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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Oxford Research Scholars Spring Symposium
When: April 21, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Oxford Student Center
Admission: Free
 
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Concert: Ransom Notes
When: April 21, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Writing Across Emory: Designing a Continuing Writing Class
When: April 21, 12:00 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 200
Admission: Free
 
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Baseball: Emory vs. New York University
When: April 21, 3:00 p.m.
Where: Chappell Park
Admission: Free
 
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Trailblazers Awards
When: April 21, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Emory Black Student Union
Admission: Free
 
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Oxford Scholars and Leaders Dinner
When: April 21, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Oxford College
Admission: Free; registration required
 
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Emory Wind Ensemble
When: April 21, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
 
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The Heel to Heal Superhero 5k
When: April 22, 9:30 a.m.
Where: SAAC field and Lullwater Preserve
Admission: $30 online; $35 at the event; kids under 10 are free
 
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Global Humanitarian Summit
When: April 22, 1:00 p.m.
Where: School of Medicine, Room 120
Admission: Free
 
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Concert: Amanda Melton, harp
When: April 22, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Stageworks 2017
When: April 22, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Performing Arts Studio
Admission: Free
 
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Emory University Worship: Senior Recognition and End of Semester Service
When: April 23, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Cannon Chapel
Admission: Free
 
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The Political Role of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem during the Crusades
When: April 23, 3:00 p.m.
Where: Oxford Road Building, Presentation Room
Admission: Free
 
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Emory Concert Choir
When: April 23, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Healthy Transitions: Planning for Retirement
When: April 24, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Miller-Ward Alumni House, Governor's Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Break the Cycle Conference: Environmental Health Disparities
When: April 24, 8:30 p.m.
Where: Health Research Sciences Building, Rollins Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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Emory Farmers Market
When: April 25, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Cox Hall Bridge
Admission: Free
 
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Poetry reading and panel with Richie Hoffmann and Emily Leithauser
When: April 25, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Stuart A. Rose Library, Teaching and Learning Studio
Admission: Free
 
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Atlanta Studies Symposium: Rethinking Equity in Atlanta
When: April 26, 8:30 a.m.
Where: Atlanta University Center, Robert W. Woodruff Library
Admission: Free
 
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Uncertain Correspondence: What Vladimir Putin Can Teach Us about Donald Trump
When: April 26, 7:00 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 208
Admission: Free
 
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