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Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017
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INSIGHT
'Bunk': Kevin Young's new book examines the rise of hoaxes
In his acclaimed new book, Emory University Distinguished Professor Kevin Young explores the history of hoaxes and fakers, and how they continue to shape our culture.

 

HEALTH CARE
eXtraordinarY: New clinic for X and Y chromosome variations
One day a month, the recently opened "eXtraordinarY" clinic sees two to three young patients in Emory Clinic B. While its patient base is small, its reputation is growing as a resource for families affected by sex chromosome variations.

 

TEACHING
History class uses digital storytelling to study political movements
Emory College undergraduates in an upper-level history class are analyzing U.S. political movements by learning about digital storytelling and multimedia production. They will debut their work at the "Documenting the Right" Student Film Festival on Wednesday evening.

 

DISCOVERY
New catalyst controls activation of a carbon-hydrogen bond
Emory chemists working in Huw Davies' lab have led the development of another catalyst that can selectively activate a carbon-hydrogen bond, part of an ongoing strategy to revolutionize the field of organic synthesis and open up new chemical space.

 

RESEARCH
Bacteria in a beetle make it a leaf-eater
In a paper published in Cell, lead author and Emory post-doctoral fellow Hassan Salem finds that a leaf-eating beetle has evolved a symbiotic relationship with bacteria that allows the insect to break down pectin -- part of a plant's cell wall that is indigestible to most animals.

CAMPUS
Quilt on the Quad honors World AIDS Day
On Friday, Emory marks World AIDS Day with Quilt on the Quad, the nation's largest collegiate display of panels from the AIDS Memorial Quilt. Learn more about the event and Emory's 20 years of groundbreaking HIV research.
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Take Note
 
Submit 2017 faculty books for Feast of Words celebration by Dec. 15
Submit 2017 faculty books for Feast of Words celebration by Dec. 15

Emory's Tammie E. Quest selected as 'visionary' in hospice, palliative care medicine
Emory's Tammie E. Quest selected as 'visionary' in hospice, palliative care medicine

Registration open for January's Healthy New You Expo
Registration open for January's Healthy New You Expo
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Emory Insider: Support
 
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Give back on #GivingTuesday: By making a gift to Emory on #GivingTuesday, you can help a scientist make a breakthrough against a deadly disease, lead a scholar to a discovery that changes humanity or support a student who may become that scientist or scholar.
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In The News
 
It's the grim reality of frequent work travel: Health problems

 

It's the grim reality of frequent work travel: Health problems
Nov. 27 |  Phyllis Kozarsky |  New York Times

Georgia's newest Rhodes scholars making a difference already

 

Georgia's newest Rhodes scholars making a difference already
Nov. 26 |  Chelsea Jackson |  Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Why the guilt? When eating habits make you feel guilty this holiday season

 

Why the guilt? When eating habits make you feel guilty this holiday season
Nov. 26 |  Rachel Hershenberg |  Psychology Today
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Featured Events
 
Film screening: "Black Book" (2006)

 

Film screening: "Black Book" (2006)
See swashbuckling action and espionage in this film with images of resistance and survival from Dutch director Paul Verhoeven ("Robocop," "Total Recall").
When: Nov. 29, 7:30 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 208
Admission: Free
Emory's Young Artists

 

Emory's Young Artists
Hear performances by some of the most outstanding undergraduate talents from Emory's Department of Music.
When: Dec. 1, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

 

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
Participate in this candlelit evening service of choral music and scripture readings, an Emory tradition since 1935. Also on Saturday at 4 and 8 p.m.
When: Dec. 1, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Glenn Memorial Auditorium
Admission: $20; $15 discount categories; $5 students
 
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Learning Services: Communicating with Impact
When: Nov. 29, 8:30 a.m.
Where: 1599 Clifton Road
Admission: Free
 
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Poetry Reading in Honor of V. Narayana Rao
When: Nov. 29, 3:30 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Men's basketball: Emory vs. Birmingham Southern
When: Nov. 29, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff PE Center, Gym
Admission: Free
 
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Documentary screening: "Bending the Arc: The Story of Dr. Paul Farmer" (2016)
When: Nov. 29, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Rollins School of Public Health, Rollins Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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Kamal A. Mansour Visiting Lectureship: Evolving Management of Esophageal Cancer
When: Nov. 30, 7:00 a.m.
Where: Emory University Hospital, Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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WaterHub Tour
When: Nov. 30, 10:00 a.m.
Where: WaterHub on Peavine Drive
Admission: Free
 
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Advent Service: Magnificat
When: Nov. 30, 11:05 a.m.
Where: Cannon Chapel, Sanctuary
Admission: Free
 
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Impact of "Change Starts at Home": Preventing Violence Against Women and Girls in Nepal
When: Nov. 30, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Room 6001
Admission: Free
 
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Women's basketball: Emory vs. Piedmont College
When: Nov. 30, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff PE Center, Gym
Admission: Free
 
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Film screening: "Hercules 56" (2006)
When: Nov. 30, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Harland Cinema
Admission: Free
 
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Concert: Oxford Chorale
When: Nov. 30, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Oxford College, Chapel
Admission: $5
 
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Carlos Museum Bookshop Two-Day Holiday Sale
When: Dec. 1, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Bookshop, Level One
Admission: Free
 
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Catalyzing the Modernization of Graduate Biomedical Education
When: Dec. 1, 11:30 a.m.
Where: Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Room 1000
Admission: Free
 
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"About the Etiology of Schizophrenia: A View from Cuba" with Segundo Mesa-Castillo, Psychiatric Hospital of Havana
When: Dec. 1, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Psychology and Interdisciplinary Studies (PAIS) Building; Center for Mind, Brain and Culture
Admission: Free
 
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The Transition to (Food) Foraging for Dense and Predictable Resources and its Impact on the Evolution of Modern Humans
When: Dec. 1, 3:00 p.m.
Where: Psychology and Interdisciplinary Studies (PAIS) Building, Room 290
Admission: Free
 
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Concert: Oxford Chorale
When: Dec. 1, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Oxford College, Chapel
Admission: $5
 
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Laszlo-Excalibur Lecture: "The Berlin Painter and His World" by Princeton curator J . Michael Padgett
When: Dec. 3, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Fieldwork Showcase with Emory Dance, CORE Performance Company and The Field in New York
When: Dec. 3, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Dance Studio
Admission: $7
 
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New Gradebook Features in Canvas
When: Dec. 4, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 314
Admission: Free
 
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Carlos Reads Book Club
When: Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Board Room, Level Two
Admission: $20 Carlos Museum members; $25 non-members; includes cost of book
 
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Emory Farmers Market
When: Dec. 5, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Cox Bridge
Admission: Free
 
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