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Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018
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MEDICINE
Winship gives new meaning to the 'Big C'
Winship Cancer Institute has been granted Comprehensive Cancer Center status by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the highest designation given by the NCI. What does that mean -- for Emory, for patients, for Georgia and for cancer research?

 

ARTS
New film series explores 'Black Lives on the Small Screen'
Curated by film studies professor Beretta E. Smith-Shomade, this semester's Emory Cinematheque series looks at television created for, targeted toward and most often written by African Americans.

 

COLLABORATION
Georgia Research Alliance universities sign agreement to share core facilities
Research leaders from the eight universities in the Georgia Research Alliance have signed a memorandum of understanding for the shared use of core research facilities at each of their institutions.

 

EVENTS
Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor discussion rescheduled at Emory Law
Sonia Sotomayor, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, will participate in a discussion with Emory Law professor Fred Smith Jr. at an event for the law school community on Tuesday, Feb. 6.

 

BENEFITS
Healthy Emory Connect is catching on with Emory employees
To date, more than 3,600 employees have joined Healthy Emory Connect. This new platform is accessible via desktop and a free mobile app.

PSYCHOLOGY
New research aims to understand how genetic differences contribute to addiction
Psychology professor Rohan Palmer has earned a five-year, $2.34 million grant to examine why some people become addicted to alcohol or drugs, while others don't. His novel project involves both graduate and undergraduate student researchers.
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Take Note
 
Emory employees will see paycheck changes due to tax reform
Emory employees will see paycheck changes due to tax reform

Sign up for spring workshops at the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship
Sign up for spring workshops at the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship

Emory Johns Creek Hospital offers free wellness event, health screenings to women
Emory Johns Creek Hospital offers free wellness event, health screenings to women
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Emory Insider: Benefits
 
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Start your summer planning at Emory's Camp and Learning Expo: Registration is now open for Emory's annual Camp and Learning Expo, set for Feb. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Find out about the variety of summer camps and learning programs offered throughout the metro area.
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In The News
 
We should have made the opioid crisis OUR problem from the start

 

We should have made the opioid crisis OUR problem from the start
Jan. 18 |  Claire E. Sterk |  CNN

Amazon closely watching Atlanta, other top 20 cities

 

Amazon closely watching Atlanta, other top 20 cities
Jan. 18 |  Tom Smith |  WXIA-TV

The health app that beat Hurricane Harvey

 

The health app that beat Hurricane Harvey
Jan. 18 |  Kenneth Castro |  Politico
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Featured Events
 
Town Hall: America's Opioid Crisis

 

Town Hall: America's Opioid Crisis
As part of the ongoing "Conversations with America" series, Emory will host a campus discussion led by renowned pollster Peter D. Hart with experts on addiction and drug trafficking.
When: Jan. 24, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Oxford Road Building, Presentation Room
Admission: Free
Atlanta Community Choral Festival

 

Atlanta Community Choral Festival
Enjoy performances by some of Atlanta's finest community choirs at this festival hosted by the Atlanta Master Chorale.
When: Jan. 27, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: $10
Emory Farmers Market

 

Emory Farmers Market
The new semester brings the return of Emory's popular weekly farmers market, so come fill up your kitchen and stomach with fresh, local food.
When: Jan. 30, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Cox Hall Bridge
Admission: Free
 
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Caregiving Technology: Gadgets, Apps and More to Help You in Caregiving Roles
When: Jan. 24, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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Meet Me @ the Tunnel
When: Jan. 24, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Emory University Hospital, Tunnel
Admission: Free
 
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Set up your Canvas Gradebook
When: Jan. 24, 12:30 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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Teaching with Emory Center for Digital Scholarship Projects
When: Jan. 24, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 303E
Admission: Free; RSVP in advance
 
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Talk: "To Hell and Back: Burnout and the Emotional Lives of Surgeons"
When: Jan. 25, 7:00 a.m.
Where: Emory University Hospital, Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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Using Canvas Pages & Modules
When: Jan. 25, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 314
Admission: Free
 
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Aquinas Day Service
When: Jan. 25, 11:05 a.m.
Where: Cannon Chapel, Sanctuary
Admission: Free
 
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Lecture: "Rupture and Return: Lessons from the Makhuwa"
When: Jan. 25, 4:00 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 103
Admission: Free
 
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Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Awards
When: Jan. 25, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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Workshop: Conflict as Opportunity
When: Jan. 25, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Candler School of Theology, Rita Anne Rollins Building, Room 250
Admission: Free
 
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Creativity and Arts Awards Night
When: Jan. 25, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Chace Gallery
Admission: Free
 
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Italian film screening: "The Startup"
When: Jan. 25, 6:30 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 206
Admission: Free
 
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Film screening: "Old Dog" with Tibetan Filmmaker Pema Tsedan
When: Jan. 25, 7:00 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 110
Admission: Free
 
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Women's basketball: Emory vs. University of Chicago
When: Jan. 26, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff PE Center, Gym
Admission: Free
 
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Men's basketball: Emory vs. University of Chicago
When: Jan. 26, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff PE Center, Gym
Admission: Free
 
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Men's basketball: Emory vs. Washington University
When: Jan. 28, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff PE Center, Gym
Admission: Free
 
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Women's basketball: Emory vs. Washington University
When: Jan. 28, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff PE Center, Gym
Admission: Free
 
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James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference: Nursing Civil Rights in the Army Nurse Corps
When: Jan. 29, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room
Admission: Free
 
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Mediterranean Archaeology Lecture: "Into the Mani: The Archaeology of Diros Bay, A Neolithic Maritime Ritual Center"
When: Jan. 29, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
 
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2018 U.S.-China Young Scholars Forum
When: Jan. 30, 8:30 a.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room
Admission: Free
 
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Using Mastery Paths in Canvas
When: Jan. 30, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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Breathe: Stillness in the Busy-ness
When: Jan. 30, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Cannon Chapel
Admission: Free
 
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