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Thursday, March 29, 2018
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RESEARCH
All in the mind: Examining why the brain short-circuits
Through an unexpected discovery, Emory scientists working in David Katz's lab gain a new understanding of the pathology behind Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases.

 

COMMUNITY
President's 'Conversations on the Quad' inaugural event to take place April 5
Emory students, faculty and staff are invited to join "Conversations on the Quad" on Thursday, April 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The inaugural event's theme is "Building a Culture of Innovation at Emory."

 

WELL-BEING
Traveling this spring? Researcher offers tips for healthy travel
Vicki Hertzberg, professor at Emory's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing and author of a recent study about disease transmission on airplanes, offers tips for healthy travel.

 

EVENTS
President of Tibetan government-in-exile to deliver Berman Lecture
Sikyong Lobsang Sangay, president of the Tibetan government-in-exile, will deliver the 2018 Berman Lecture on April 9 at Emory University School of Law. He will speak on "The Tibetan People's Transition to Secular Democracy."

 

INSIGHT
RespectCon 2018 focuses on sexual violence prevention, social justice
Student activist Venkayla Haynes will be the keynote for this year's RespectCon, a national conference hosted by Emory focused on social justice and sexual assault prevention on college campuses.

 

COMMUNITY
Campus memorial service to honor former Emory Provost Billy Frye
A campus memorial service to celebrate the life of Billy E. Frye, Emory's first provost, will be held Saturday, April 14, at 1 p.m. in Cannon Chapel.

 

FOR FUN
The Peeps experiments: A seasonal celebration of science
Douglas Mulford, senior lecturer and director of undergraduate studies for the Department of Chemistry, treats his students every spring to a "Peeps" show, a 45-minute experiment of every chemical thing that you can do to Peeps.

THINGS TO DO
April arts events include innovative dance, music performances
Arts at Emory celebrates warmer spring weather with lively events including performances from world-class visiting artists Trisha Brown Dance Company and electronic music composer Sam Pluta with trumpet virtuoso Peter Evans.
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Atlanta Science Festival
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Emory's campus was the scene Friday, March 23, for some of those dazzling, wondrous, marvelously messy moments that made up the 2018 Atlanta Science Festival. View more photos.
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Take Note
 
Candler's McDonald Lectures to address Jesus, reconciliation in 21st century
Candler's McDonald Lectures to address Jesus, reconciliation in 21st century

Emory president to hold office hours with student organizations on April 5
Emory president to hold office hours with student organizations on April 5

Lecture by author, feminist theorist bell hooks canceled
Lecture by author, feminist theorist bell hooks canceled
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Emory Insider: Perks
 
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Join Emory colleagues for National Walking Day: Wednesday, April 4, is National Walking Day, with 30-minute walks scheduled for more than two dozen Emory University and Emory Healthcare locations. You can also help others by donating sneakers at a variety of campus sites. Employees who attend a walk and donate shoes will have a chance to win prizes.
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In The News
 
 Key bills unresolved as state legislative session winds down

 

Key bills unresolved as state legislative session winds down
March 28 |  Andra Gillespie |  Georgia Public Broadcasting

The medicine woman: Emory researcher takes up fight against superbugs

 

The medicine woman: Emory researcher takes up fight against superbugs
March 28 |  Cassandra Quave |  WABE-FM

'Carousel' revival to credit Agnes de Mille's original choreography

 

'Carousel' revival to credit Agnes de Mille's original choreography
March 27 |  Jonathan Prude |  New York Times
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Featured Events
 
Tibet Week Closing Ceremonies

 

Tibet Week Closing Ceremonies
Geshe Lobsang Tenzin and the monks of Drepung Loseling conclude the annual week of learning about the art and culture of Tibet.
When: March 31, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum
Admission: Free
Poetry reading: Sinéad Morrissey

 

Poetry reading: Sinéad Morrissey
Award-winning Irish poet Sinéad Morrissey, raised in Belfast during the Troubles, reads from her work.
When: April 3, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Rose Library
Admission: Free
Beverly Daniel Tatum: "Dr. King's Legacy: Beyond the Dream"

 

Beverly Daniel Tatum: "Dr. King's Legacy: Beyond the Dream"
Beverly Daniel Tatum, Spelman College president emerita, speaks as Oxford College commemorates the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
When: April 4, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Allen Memorial United Methodist Church, Oxford
Admission: Free
James Weldon Johnson Distinguished Lecture: "Lift Every Voice: Martin Luther King Jr. and James Weldon Johnson"

 

James Weldon Johnson Distinguished Lecture: "Lift Every Voice: Martin Luther King Jr. and James Weldon Johnson"
Historian Taylor Branch asks if we look back 50 years to 1968 and 100 years to 1918, what can we learn about race and democracy from these two leaders?
When: April 5, 4:30 p.m.
Where: Cannon Chapel
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
Panel discussion: Public Health's Role in the #MeToo Movement
When: April 4, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Auditorium
Admission: Free; reservation required
 
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April
 
National Walking Day
When: April 4, 9:00 a.m.
Where: all Emory campuses
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
WaterHub Tour
When: April 4, 11:00 a.m.
Where: WaterHub on Peavine Drive
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
Meet Me @ Lullwater OR the Tunnel
When: April 4, 12:00 p.m.
Where:  Lullwater Preserve or Emory University Hospital Tunnel entrance
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
Seminar: Contemplative Science
When: April 4, 4:00 p.m.
Where: PAIS, Room 230
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
Cinematheque screening: "Being Mary Jane"
When: April 4, 7:30 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 208
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
11th Annual Ira Ferguson Lectureship: "From Bench to Bedside -- Changing Practice and Saving Lives"
When: April 5, 7:00 a.m.
Where:  Emory University Hospital, Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
AntiquiTEA: "The Forms of the Sphinx"
When: April 5, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
2018 Kemp Malone Lecture Series Keynote Lecture: "Precarious Imaginaries"
When: April 5, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Atwood Chemistry Center, Room 360
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
Faculty Conversation Series: Dalia Judovitz on "Georges de La Tour and the Enigma of the Visible"
When: April 5, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Barnes & Noble at Emory, 2nd floor
Admission: Free
 
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Nix Mann Endowed Lecture: "Mut-Sekhmet-Bastet and Festivals of Drunkenness in the New Kingdom"
When: April 5, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
Symposium: "Digital Humanities for the Study and Teaching of South Asia"
When: April 6, 9:00 a.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
RespectCon 2018
When: April 7, 8:00 a.m.
Where: Emory Hotel and Conference Center
 
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April
 
Junior Recital: Rachel Chon, piano
When: April 7, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
 
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April
 
Senior Honors Recital: Haley Matthews, bassoon
When: April 7, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
Concert: Atlanta¿s Young Artists
When: April 8, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
 
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April
 
Senior Honors Recital: Amanda Melton, harp
When: April 8, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference: Althea Gibson on "Femininity & Homophobia in Sports"
When: April 9, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
Lecture: "WASH and Women"
When: April 9, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Room 2001
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
Coffee Hour with Dr. Afaf I. Meleis
When: April 9, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Claudia Nance Rollins Building, 7th floor foyer
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
Sustainability Events Showcase
When: April 9, 3:00 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
Donna J. Brogan Lecture in Biostatistics: "On Some Controversies in Cardiovascular Clinical Trials"
When: April 9, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Room 8030
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
John F. Morgan Sr. Distinguished Faculty Lecture: Dr. Carol Anderson
When: April 9, 4:00 p.m.
Where:  Oxford Road Building, Presentation Room
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
Lecture: "Petroglyphs, Figurines, and Pot Burials: The Mediterranean Connections of the Early Bronze Age Site at Vathy, Astypalaia"
When: April 9, 7:00 p.m.
Where: PAIS Building, Room 290
 
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April
 
Lecture: President of Tibetan government-in-exile on "The Tibetan People¿s Transition to Secular Democracy"
When: April 9, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Gambrell Hall, Tull Auditorium
 
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April
 
Lecture: Afghan War Rugs
When: April 9, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Oxford College, Williams Hall
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
Workshop: Introduction to Manifold
When: April 10, 9:00 a.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 312
Admission: Free
 
10
April
 
Emory Farmers Market with Waste Outreach Education Table
When: April 10, 11:00 a.m.
Where:  Cox Hall Bridge
Admission: Free
 
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