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Tuesday, April 3, 2018
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MILESTONE
Emory University undergraduate applications reach new record high
Emory University has received a record 27,982 applications to be part of the Class of 2022, a 16 percent jump from the previous year. Learn more about the students who applied and were accepted this year.

 

TEACHING
Class looks at fake archeological stories to understand modern thinking
In "Archaeology: Modern Myths, Pseudo-Science and the Study of the Past," classics professor Sandra Blakely's students learn analytical skills that can help them evaluate not only archaeological theories, but also today's "fake news."

 

DISCOVERY
Joint supplement speeds melanoma cell growth
Cancer researchers found that chondroitin sulfate, a dietary supplement taken to strengthen joints, can speed the growth of a type of melanoma in experiments conducted in cell culture and mouse models.

 

ADVOCACY
Federal omnibus spending bill includes victories for research, education programs
President Trump recently signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, containing all 12 appropriations bills for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2018. Thanks to the efforts of advocates across the country, the new law provides the largest research funding increase in nearly a decade.

 

INSIGHT
Historian Taylor Branch to discuss Martin Luther King Jr., James Weldon Johnson
Taylor Branch, acclaimed for his narrative histories of America during the King years, visits Emory on Thursday, April 5, to deliver the annual James Weldon Johnson Distinguished Lecture.

EVENTS
April: 10 things to do for $10 or less
As the semester winds down, there are still plenty of engaging, inexpensive events on campus, including two free concerts of Jazz on the Green.
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Take Note
 
Student-led event on April 5 will discuss intersection of religion and sustainability
Student-led event on April 5 will discuss intersection of religion and sustainability

Apply by April 6 for Community-Engaged Learning Grants to support faculty teaching
Apply by April 6 for Community-Engaged Learning Grants to support faculty teaching

Video: Run for Mercy 5K supports outreach of Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital
Video: Run for Mercy 5K supports outreach of Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital
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Emory Insider: Community
 
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Remembering MLK: On Wednesday, the clock towers on Emory's Atlanta and Oxford campuses will chime 39 times at 7:05 p.m. to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination. King was 39 years old when he was murdered in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968.
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In The News
 
Legalizing medical marijuana may cut opioid abuse, study shows

 

Legalizing medical marijuana may cut opioid abuse, study shows
April 3 |  Jason Hockenberry  |  NBC News

Harper Lee letters offer candid takes on religion, family

 

Harper Lee letters offer candid takes on religion, family
April 2 |  Joseph Crespino |  Associated Press

Why the medical community is concerned about a genetic testing boom

 

Why the medical community is concerned about a genetic testing boom
March 27 |  Karen Grinzaid and Jane Lowe Meisel |  Washington Post
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Featured Events
 
National Walking Day

 

National Walking Day
Join this annual call-to-action to take a 30-minute walk during the workday. Choose from many walks at different times on Emory University and Emory Healthcare campuses.
When: April 4, 9:00 a.m.
Where: All Emory campuses
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
Conversations on the Quad

 

Conversations on the Quad
Faculty, staff and students are invited to drop by the Quad between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to discuss "Building a Culture of Innovation at Emory." President Sterk presents welcoming remarks at noon.
When: April 5, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Emory Quadrangle
Admission: Free
John F. Morgan Sr. Distinguished Faculty Lecture: Carol Anderson

 

John F. Morgan Sr. Distinguished Faculty Lecture: Carol Anderson
Carol Anderson, Charles Howard Candler Professor and Chair of African American Studies, will speak on "White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide."
When: April 9, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Oxford Road Building, Presentation Room
Admission: Free
 
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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
 
Lecture: "Caregiver Impact on Care Recipient Health and Well-Being"
When: April 4, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Room 2001
Admission: Free
 
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Seminar: Contemplative Science
When: April 4, 4:00 p.m.
Where: PAIS, Room 230
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
Film screening: "Dolores"
When: April 4, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Candler School of Theology, Rita Anne Rollins Building, Room 322
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
 
Social Concerns Network Farmworker Awareness Week
When: April 5, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Candler School of Theology, Atrium
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
 
James Weldon Johnson Distinguished Lecture: "Lift Every Voice: Martin Luther King Jr. and James Weldon Johnson"
When: April 5, 4:30 p.m.
Where: Cannon Chapel
Admission: Free
 
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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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Film screening: "Cowspiracy"
When: April 5, 7:00 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 206
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
 
Roundtable: "Black Panther"
When: April 6, 1:30 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 205
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
 
Trisha Brown Dance Company: "In Plain Site"
When: April 7, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Tharp Rehearsal Hall
Admission: Free
 
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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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Concert: Atlanta's Young Artists
When: April 8, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
 
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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: Femininity and Homophobia in Sports"
When: April 9, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room
Admission: Free
 
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Lecture: "WASH and Women: What Does 'Involvement' in Water and Sanitation Mean for Females" and Why Do We Care?
When: April 9, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Room 2001
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
Workshop: SPSS Basics
When: April 9, 3:00 p.m.
Where: Health Sciences Center Library, Room B_65
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
Sustainable Events Showcase
When: April 9, 3:00 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
 
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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
 
2018 Hugh P. Davis Lecture: "Women and Health: Are We Making Progress?"
When: April 9, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
Film screening: "Chasing Coral"
When: April 9, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Harland Cinema
Admission: Free
 
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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
 
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April
 
Set up your Canvas Gradebook
When: April 10, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 314
Admission: Free
 
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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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April
 
Lecture: "Islamophobia and the Struggle for Recognition"
When: April 10, 1:00 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 206
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
Lights in the Darkness Movie Series: "Dead Man Walking"
When: April 10, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Candler School of Theology, Rita Anne Rollins Building, Room 252
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
Debate: "Is Eating Meat Ethical or Healthy?"
When: April 10, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Auditorium
Admission: Free; registration required
 
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April
 
Print Matters: Discussion and reception
When: April 10, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: $20 for Carlos Museum members; $30 for nonmembers; registration required
 
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April
 
Campus memorial service to honor former Emory Provost Billy Frye
When: April 14, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Cannon Chapel
Admission: Free
 
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