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Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018
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IMPACT
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor visits Emory Law
In a conversation with Emory constitutional law scholar Fred Smith Jr., Sonia Sotomayor, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, reflected on her personal experiences and how the crux of law is "about helping people."

 

INSIGHT
Twitter reveals how future-thinking Americans are and how that affects their decisions
Individuals who tend to think further into the future are more likely to invest money and to avoid risks, finds a new paper by Emory psychologists Phillip Wolff and Robert Thorstad.

 

TEACHING
Atlanta Hawks, Falcons and Braves talk survey analysis with students
Michael Lewis, associate professor of marketing at Goizueta Business School, brought in representatives from the Atlanta Falcons, Braves and Hawks to speak with his Sports Marketing Analytics class as they create a survey on Atlanta sports.

 

RESEARCH
Emory researchers win Distinguished Investigator grants for mental health projects
Three Emory professors are among just 17 researchers around the country to receive Distinguished Investigator grants from the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation, the most of any university.

 

HONORS
Georgia Bio selects Georgia Clinical and Translational Science Alliance for Deal of the Year Award
Georgia Clinical and Translational Science Alliance will receive the 2018 Deal of the Year Award from Georgia Bio. The alliance includes Emory, Morehouse School of Medicine, Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Georgia.
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Take Note
 
Emory Libraries celebrates data during Love Data Week, Feb. 12-16
Emory Libraries celebrates data during Love Data Week, Feb. 12-16

Reminder: Nominate outstanding faculty, staff for Jefferson Award by Feb. 15
Reminder: Nominate outstanding faculty, staff for Jefferson Award by Feb. 15

Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital to host Run for Mercy 5K on March 24
Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital to host Run for Mercy 5K on March 24

Dabney P. Evans recipient of the 2018 ASPPH Early Career Public Health Teaching Award
Dabney P. Evans recipient of the 2018 ASPPH Early Career Public Health Teaching Award
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Emory Insider: Benefits
 
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Assess your well-being: Emory's Faculty Staff Assistance Program offers online self-assessments for issues such as depression, eating disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, alcohol abuse and more. The free screenings are anonymous and can help you decide if you need to reach out to a doctor or other professional.
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In The News
 
How 'Black Mirror' exposes the racist reality of the death penalty in America

 

How 'Black Mirror' exposes the racist reality of the death penalty in America
Feb. 7 |  Daniel LaChance |  Washington Post

Sotomayor urges citizens to be active in lawmaking process

 

Sotomayor urges citizens to be active in lawmaking process
Feb. 6 |  Fred Smith |  Associated Press

A breakthrough stroke treatment can save lives -- if it's available

 

A breakthrough stroke treatment can save lives -- if it's available
Feb. 6 |  Raul Nogueira |  Wall Street Journal
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Featured Events
 
Jazz Fest 2018: Big Band Night

 

Jazz Fest 2018: Big Band Night
Emory's Gary Motley performs with guest jazz musicians Peter Erskine, Darek Oles, the Emory Big Band and members of the Emory University Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Emory composer-conductor Richard Prior.
When: Feb. 10, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free; tickets required
Lecture: "The Divine Felines of Ancient Egypt"

 

Lecture: "The Divine Felines of Ancient Egypt"
Brooklyn Museum curator Yekaterina Barbash explores the various roles of cats and lions in Egypt in conjunction with the Carlos Museum's latest exhibition.
When: Feb. 11, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
A Feast of Words

 

A Feast of Words
This annual celebration of faculty authors or editors of books published in the last year features remarks and a toast from President Claire E. Sterk and Provost Dwight A. McBride.
When: Feb. 12, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room
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
 
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Concert: Juilliard in Atlanta
When: Feb. 11, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert 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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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
 
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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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WaterHub Tour
When: Feb. 13, 2:30 p.m.
Where: WaterHub on Peavine Drive
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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Scene Presentation and Discussion: "Sheltered"
When: Feb. 13, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Emory Center for Ethics
Admission: Free
 
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Lecture: "Queer Spaces in Anna Sokolow's 'Rooms'"
When: Feb. 13, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Oxford Road Building, Presentation Room
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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Meet Me @ the Tunnel Walking Group
When: Feb. 14, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Emory University Hospital, Tunnel
Admission: Free
 
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Using Canvas Pages and Modules
When: Feb. 14, 1:30 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 314
Admission: Free
 
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Workshop: Data Cleaning and Manipulation
When: Feb. 14, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 312
Admission: Free
 
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EndNote for the Beginner
When: Feb. 14, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Grady Campus, Glenn Building, Grady Branch Library
Admission: Free
 
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Ash Wednesday Service
When: Feb. 14, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Glenn Memorial UMC, Sanctuary
Admission: Free
 
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Film screening: "4 Little Girls"
When: Feb. 14, 7:30 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 208
Admission: Free
 
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Emory Youth Symphony Orchestra
When: Feb. 14, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Lecture: "Eliminating Colorectal Cancer Disparities in Georgia and Beyond: A Public Health Conundrum"
When: Feb. 15, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Room 2001
Admission: Free
 
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Having Difficult Conversations with Elders
When: Feb. 15, 11:45 a.m.
Where: Rollins School of Public Health
Admission: Free
 
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Webinar series: "The Chlorine Revolution"
When: Feb. 15, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online; viewing at Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Room 2001
Admission: Free
 
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Safe Space: About Racial Microaggression
When: Feb. 15, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Candler School of Theology, Rita Anne Rollins Building, Room 250
Admission: Free
 
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