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Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017
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RESEARCH
NSF awards Emory's Center for Selective C-H Functionalization $20 million
The National Science Foundation has awarded another $20 million to Emory's Center for Selective C-H Functionalization to fund the next phase of a global effort to revolutionize the field of organic synthesis, with implications for drug discovery and the production of new materials for everything from agriculture to electronics.

 

IMPACT
Candler event series to explore moral injury, Oct. 12-14
Candler School of Theology will host four events on the concept of moral injury, the emotional and spiritual pain that can afflict soldiers and others who are asked to perform actions that run counter to their moral codes.

 

DISCOVERY
New digestive/liver disease gene identified by international team
Mutaz Sultan, a pediatrician at Mukassed Hospital in Jerusalem, and Paul Dawson, Emory professor of pediatrics, worked with geneticists in Israel to identify a new gene mutation affecting bile acid transport, a cause of congenital diarrhea and liver disease in children.

 

SUPPORT
Screenings, risk assessment help Emory employees evaluate their health
Healthy Emory's "Know Your Numbers" screenings, held at 85 onsite events at Emory Healthcare and Emory University earlier this year, provided more than 7,300 Emory employees with important information about their health and well-being. Learn more about the results.

 

ENGAGEMENT
Emory students host American Mock World Health Organization Conference
"Climate Change: The Global Health Response" will be the focus when more than 200 students from around the world gather at Emory for the fourth annual American Mock World Health Organization Conference, Oct.13-15.

EVENTS
October: 10 things to do for $10 or less
The academic year is in full swing with a variety of events on and near Emory's campus. As the weather finally cools down, enjoy outdoor events including Jazz on the Green, soccer matches and the Open Streets Emory Village festival.
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"The Dream Machine" exhibition opening
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The Emory community gathered Sept. 28 to celebrate the opening of "The Dream Machine: The Beat Generation & the Counterculture." The first major consideration of the Beats in the U.S. in nearly a decade, the exhibit continues through May 15 at Woodruff Library. View more photos.
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Take Note
 
Reminder: Tickets available today for Irish writer Colm Toibin's Ellmann Lectures series
Reminder: Tickets available today for Irish writer Colm Toibin's Ellmann Lectures series

Emory Dining announces modified schedule for fall break, Oct. 8-10
Emory Dining announces modified schedule for fall break, Oct. 8-10

Emory Law's Houses program wins diversity award from American Bar Association
Emory Law's Houses program wins diversity award from American Bar Association

Apply for Sustainability Revolving Fund project loans by Oct. 11
Apply for Sustainability Revolving Fund project loans by Oct. 11
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Emory Insider: Resources
 
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Support for caregivers: The Emory WorkLife Resource Center offers workshops to help employees caring for children or adults. Upcoming sessions include Wills, Trusts and Powers of Attorney (Oct. 11), Selecting and Evaluating Quality Childcare (Oct. 27) and the Caregiver Open House (Nov. 15).
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In The News
 
Emory University Open Expression Committee opinion on limited public forums

 

Emory University Open Expression Committee opinion on limited public forums
Oct. 3 |  Sasha Volokh |  Washington Post

Emory acquires letter that served as Kerouac inspiration

 

Emory acquires letter that served as Kerouac inspiration
Oct. 1 |  Emory University |  Associated Press

7 habits for a healthy heart

 

7 habits for a healthy heart
Sept. 28 |  Gina Lundberg |  New York Times
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Featured Events
 
Concert: Alessio Bax, piano, and Chee-Yun, violin

 

Concert: Alessio Bax, piano, and Chee-Yun, violin
The Candler Concert Series kicks off with pianist Alessio Bax and violinist Chee-Yun performing Beethoven, Busconi and Brahms.
When: Oct. 7, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: $50; $40 discount categories; $5 Emory students
Racial Realities and the Beloved Community

 

Racial Realities and the Beloved Community
The Most Rev. Michael Curry, the 27th presiding bishop and primate of the Episcopal Church, gives a lecture, followed by a panel discussion.
When: Oct. 11, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Cannon Chapel, Sanctuary
Admission: Free
Quizzes and Exams in Canvas

 

Quizzes and Exams in Canvas
Take a deep dive into creating and delivering exams and quizzes in Canvas, Emory's learning management system.
When: Oct. 12, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 314
Admission: Free
 
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Seminar: "Frankenstein; or The Modern Prometheus"
When: Oct. 9, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry
Admission: Free
 
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Sacred Sound Meditation
When: Oct. 10, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Cannon Chapel, Room 106
Admission: Free
 
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Troubled Waters: Leak Warfare and Live Wires
When: Oct. 11, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Candler Library, African American Studies Conference Room
Admission: Free
 
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National Coming Out Day: Out on Campus
When: Oct. 11, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Cox Hall Ballroom
Admission: Free
 
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Climate Impacts and the Global University
When: Oct. 11, 12:00 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 208
Admission: Free
 
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Artist Talk: A Conversation with "Intimate Strangers" Photographer Hugo Fernandes
When: Oct. 11, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room
Admission: Free
 
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Georgia's Waterways
When: Oct. 11, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry
Admission: Free
 
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Film screening: "Naked Among Wolves" (1963)
When: Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 208
Admission: Free
 
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Concert: The Aster Duo featuring Elisabeth Remy Johnson, harp, and Christina Smith, flute
When: Oct. 11, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Prequel, Sequel or Transquel? Making Sense of Seriality in James Bond Films
When: Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Williams Hall, Oxford College
Admission: Free
 
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Ancient Grains Cooking Class
When: Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: $15 for Carlos Museum members; $20 for non-members
 
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Hindustani Music Performance with Rabindranath Goswami and Ramchandra Pandit
When: Oct. 12, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Cannon Chapel
Admission: Free
 
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