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Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018
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DISCOVERY
New method calculates equilibrium constant at the small scale
Mixing computational chemistry and theoretical math proved a winning formula for Emory chemist James Kindt and graduate students Xiaokun Zhang, Lara Patel, Olivia Beckwith and Robert Schneider. The result? A new, fast method to calculate equilibrium constants using small-scale simulations -- even when the Law of Mass Action does not apply.

 

COMMUNITY
Emory's 2018 'All in a Day' giving challenge set for Feb. 7-8
Exciting projects and meaningful relationships at Emory will be celebrated Feb. 7-8 with a 24-hour online fundraising challenge.

 

HONORS
Emory Alumni Association announces 2018 Emory Medal recipients
Emory's highest alumni award will be presented to H. Kenneth Walker, a physician and professor, and to nursing alumni Crystal Johnson, Laura Mitchell-Spurlock and Jason Slabach, who were part of the Emory Healthcare team that treated patients with Ebola virus disease.

 

CAMPUS
Take time to get prepared during Severe Weather Awareness Week
Severe Weather Awareness Week in Georgia is Feb. 5-9, which offers an opportunity for the Emory community to review campus emergency plans for what to do in the event of disasters.

 

INSIGHT
Sephardi Jewish history is theme of 22nd Tenenbaum Lecture
Historian Aron Rodrigue will speak on "The Making and Unmaking of Sephardi Jewry: The Ottoman Centuries," Monday, Feb.12, at 7:30 p.m. as the 22nd annual Tenenbaum Family Lecturer.

ACHIEVEMENT
School of Nursing in top five in NIH research funding for the past three years
Emory's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing is once again among the top five nursing schools in the U.S. for funding from the National Institutes of Health. In 2017, the school received $7.8 million in NIH funding.
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Take Note
 
Marsteller named to leadership role with American Association for the Advancement of Science
Marsteller named to leadership role with American Association for the Advancement of Science

Winship announces Madhav Dhodapkar as director of new Center for Cancer Immunology
Winship announces Madhav Dhodapkar as director of new Center for Cancer Immunology

Emory selects cardiothoracic bioengineer for Levy Research Award
Emory selects cardiothoracic bioengineer for Levy Research Award
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Emory Insider: Your Health
 
Emory Insider

 

Tips for preventing and treating flu: This is proving to be a worse-than-usual flu season. Get tips and guidance from Emory experts to help mitigate the impact of the flu epidemic in our community.
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In The News
 
Should you worry about getting sick from a plane flight? Maybe

 

Should you worry about getting sick from a plane flight? Maybe
Feb. 5 |  Phyllis Kozarsky |  New York Times

Power's role in sexual harassment

 

Power's role in sexual harassment
Feb. 5 |  Melissa Williams |  Wall Street Journal

Do pro football players have a higher risk of dying earlier?

 

Do pro football players have a higher risk of dying earlier?
Feb. 1 |  Ken Mautner |  CNN
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Featured Events
 
Poetry reading: Erica Dawson

 

Poetry reading: Erica Dawson
Poet Erica Dawson reads from her works. She will also join in a colloquium at 2 p.m. in Room N301 of the Callaway Memorial Center.
When: Feb. 7, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room
Admission: Free
Emory's Annual Camp & Learning Expo 2018

 

Emory's Annual Camp & Learning Expo 2018
Get help with summer child care and enrichment with information from nearly 100 summer camps and quality academic programs for children aged 5-17.
When: Feb. 8, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Woodruff PE Center
Admission: Free
A Feast of Words

 

A Feast of Words
This annual celebration of Emory faculty authors or editors of books published in the last year will feature remarks and a toast from President Claire Sterk and Provost Dwight A. McBride.
When: Feb. 12, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room
Admission: Free
 
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Pop-Up Public Library Card Drive
When: Feb. 7, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Level 2
Admission: Free
 
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WaterHub Tour
When: Feb. 7, 11:00 a.m.
Where: WaterHub on Peavine Drive
Admission: Free
 
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Meet Me @ the Tunnel Walking Group
When: Feb. 7, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Emory University Hospital, Tunnel
Admission: Free
 
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All in a Day: 24 Hours of Change
When: Feb. 7, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission:  Donations to favorite Emory causes
 
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International Collaborations Faculty Panel Discussion
When: Feb. 7, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room
Admission: Free
 
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Intro to Digital Publishing
When: Feb. 7, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 303E
Admission: Free
 
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Film screening: "Hearing the Call: The Spiritual and Cultural Journey of Rosemary McCombs Maxey"
When: Feb. 7, 4:00 p.m.
Where: MIchael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Brave New Works: "Rothschild's Fiddle" by Anton Chekhov
When: Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Theater Lab
Admission: Free
 
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Film screening: "Eyes on the Prize"
When: Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 208
 
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Regenerative Therapies for Peripheral Arterial Disease
When: Feb. 8, 7:00 a.m.
Where: Emory University Hospital, Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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Involving Undergraduates in Your Research
When: Feb. 8, 10:30 a.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 217
Admission: Free
 
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Lecture: "Room for All in Post-Modern Epidemiology"
When: Feb. 8, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Rollins School of Public Health, Rita Ann Rollins Room
Admission: Free
 
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Can We Know What It's Like to Be a Dog?
When: Feb. 8, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Atwood Chemistry Building, Room 360
Admission: Free
 
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Disability Studies Initiative Speaker Series: "Fasting Girls, Then and Now"
When: Feb. 8, 5:00 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 110
Admission: Free
 
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A Discussion with Justice Leah Ward Sears 80L
When: Feb. 8, 5:30 p.m.
Where: School of Law, Room 1C
Admission: Free
 
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"Gruzzolino": Music, Fables and Italian Puppets
When: Feb. 8, 7:00 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 208
Admission: Free
 
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Jazz Fest 2018: Peter Erskine, Gary Motley, Darek Oles and Warren Wolf
When: Feb. 9, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Annual Sacred Harp Sing
When: Feb. 10, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Cannon Chapel Sanctuary
Admission: Free
 
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Brave New Works: "A Road to a Dream: Scenes from Buford Highway" by Mark Valdez
When: Feb. 10, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Theater Lab
Admission: Free; reservations required
 
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Jazz Fest 2018: Big Band Night
When: Feb. 10, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
 
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"The Divine Felines of Ancient Egypt" by Brooklyn Museum curator Yekaterina Barbash
When: Feb. 11, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
 
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James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference: "Black Love/Lives in the Transatlantic Archive"
When: Feb. 12, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Goizueta Business School, Room W525
Admission: Free
 
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Film screening and discussion: "Shakespeare Behind Bars"
When: Feb. 12, 4:00 p.m.
Where: 1462 Clifton Road, Room 100C
Admission: Free
 
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Annual Tenenbaum Lecture: "The Making and Unmaking of Sephardi Jewry: The Ottoman Centuries"
When: Feb. 12, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Lecture: "The Destitution of Citizenship: Crises of Democracy and the Radical Critique of the State"
When: Feb. 12, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Oxford College, Williams Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Emory Farmers Market
When: Feb. 13, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Cox Hall, Bridge
Admission: Free
 
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Introduction to EndNote (Mac)
When: Feb. 13, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Health Sciences Center Library, Room B_65
Admission: Free
 
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Breathe: Stillness in the Busy-ness
When: Feb. 13, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Cannon Chapel
Admission: Free
 
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Lecture: "The Biology and Evolution of Language"
When: Feb. 13, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Atwood Chemistry Building, Room 360
Admission: Free
 
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Lecture: "Why is Rama Still All Around?"
When: Feb. 13, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
 
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