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Tuesday, April 17, 2018
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TEACHING
Author Tayari Jones joins Emory faculty
New York Times bestselling author and critically acclaimed writer Tayari Jones will join Emory University's renowned Creative Writing Program this fall as a member of the English faculty in Emory College of Arts and Sciences.

 

ACHIEVEMENT
Truman Scholar focuses on reducing health care disparities
Lamar Greene, an Emory junior devoted to expanding access to health care for marginalized populations, has been named a 2018 Harry S. Truman Scholar, a national honor recognizing leadership, academic excellence and public service.

 

HEALTH
Emory receives $12.7 million grant to continue oxytocin research
Emory's Yerkes National Primate Research Center and Brain Health Center received a five-year, $12.7 million grant to continue innovative research on oxytocin, a brain chemical known for establishing mother-infant bonds. Professor Larry Young will lead the research team.

 

CAMPUS
Ceremony to mark opening of new trail for cyclists, pedestrians
A ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday, April 20, will celebrate the opening of the PATH at Emory, a new bicycle and pedestrian trail that links Emory's Clairmont Campus to Mason Mill Park and points beyond.

 

EVENTS
Emory Employee Council hosts Spring Leadership Social
The Employee Council Spring Leadership Social, set for Monday, April 23, provides an opportunity for Emory employees to mingle with President Claire E. Sterk and members of her senior leadership team.

 

OPPORTUNITY
Emory Business Institute accepting applications for non-business majors
The Emory Business Institute offers students who are not majoring in business a chance to experience the Goizueta Business School curriculum. For eligible Emory employees, courtesy scholarships are accepted.

RESEARCH
Physicists show why it's hard to clog a drain with soft particles
Physicists working in Emory professor Eric Weeks' lab quantified the clogging dynamics of soft objects for the first time and identified the parameters that seem to explain why it's completely opposite the physics that govern hard objects. Graduate and undergraduate students, including sophomore Mia Morrell, worked on the experiments.
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Take Note
 
Emory Autism Center presents April 18 event "Beyond Rainman: Autism on Stage and Screen"
Emory Autism Center presents April 18 event "Beyond Rainman: Autism on Stage and Screen"

Emory hosts April 21 symposium to showcase chemical biology in Atlanta
Emory hosts April 21 symposium to showcase chemical biology in Atlanta

Kathleen Miner receives 2018 Charles Hatcher Award for Excellence in Public Health
Kathleen Miner receives 2018 Charles Hatcher Award for Excellence in Public Health

Survey seeks feedback about Emory's shuttle and parking services contractors
Survey seeks feedback about Emory's shuttle and parking services contractors
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Emory Insider: Community
 
Emory Insider

 

Help prepare for Commencement: Faculty and staff are invited to join in the university's rich history of service to the graduating class, their families and guests by volunteering at Commencement. Opportunities begin Wednesday, May 9, with the annual Chair Rodeo. Register to help.
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In The News
 
The powerful pattern Democrats must break to win the Senate

 

The powerful pattern Democrats must break to win the Senate
April 17 |  Alan Abramowitz |  CNN

Survey: Holocaust is fading from American memory

 

Survey: Holocaust is fading from American memory
April 15 |  Deborah Lipstadt |  NPR

Pod people: Atlanta hitting stride as podcast hub

 

Pod people: Atlanta hitting stride as podcast hub
April 13 |  Hank Klibanoff |  Atlanta Business Chronicle
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Featured Events
 
Emory Denim Day 2018

 

Emory Denim Day 2018
Wear denim in support of survivors of sexual violence and email or post a photo to the Respect Program. For every photo submitted, SGA will donate $1 to the program.
When: April 18, 8:00 a.m.
Where: Campus-wide
Admission: Free
Earth Month Recycling Day at Emory Point

 

Earth Month Recycling Day at Emory Point
Bring electronics, hard-to-recycle items and materials and papers for shredding.
When: April 18, 11:30 a.m.
Where: Emory Point green adjacent to General Muir restaurant
Admission: Free
Making a Move Within: Tips for Interview Skills

 

Making a Move Within: Tips for Interview Skills
Interested in a new position at Emory? Learn how to prepare for an interview in this 45-minute webinar.
When: April 18, 12:15 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 Emory University Symphony Orchestra and Emory University Chorus: An American Celebration

 

Emory University Symphony Orchestra and Emory University Chorus: An American Celebration
Hear two Emory musical powerhouses collaborate to perform music of Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein.
When: April 20, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Workshop: Canvas 101
When: April 18, 9:00 a.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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McDonald Lecture: David Ford on "Reconciliation in the 21st Century"
When: April 18, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Candler School of Theology
Admission: Free
 
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WaterHub Tour
When: April 18, 11:00 a.m.
Where: WaterHub on Peavine Drive
Admission: Free
 
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Lecture: William M. Page on "How Law Constrains Policy in U.S. Health Reform"
When: April 18, 11:30 a.m.
Where: School of Nursing, Boardroom 400
Admission: Free
 
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Meet Me @ Lullwater OR the Tunnel
When: April 18, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Lullwater Preserve or Emory University Hospital Tunnel entrance
Admission: Free
 
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Lecture: Stanley Foster on "Strengthening Community Ownership of Health and Well Being"
When: April 18, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Room 1000
Admission: Free
 
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Lecture: Kate Winskell on "Narrative, Communication and HIV"
When: April 18, 12:15 p.m.
Where: PAIS, Room 230
Admission: Free
 
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Lecture: Victor Lieberman on "Ethnic Loyalty in Asia and Europe"
When: April 18, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Modern Languages Building, Room 201
Admission: Free
 
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Lecture: Lester Friedman on "Creature Features"
When: April 18, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Center for Ethics, Room 102
Admission: Free
 
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Panel: "Who Tells the Story? The Ethics of Archaeology, Curatorship, and Indigenous Voices"
When: April 18, 7:30 p.m.
Where:  Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Creative Writing Program and English Department Awards and Readings
When: April 18, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room
Admission: Free
 
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Workshop: Using Design Templates in Canvas
When: April 19, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 314
Admission: Free
 
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Faculty Conversation Series
When: April 19, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Barnes & Noble at Emory, 2nd floor
Admission: Free
 
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Presentation: Weddings in the Middle East and South Asia
When: April 19, 5:30 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 101
Admission: Free
 
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Atlanta Studies Symposium: "Atlanta: City + Region"
When: April 20, 8:30 a.m.
Where: Woodruff LIbrary
Admission: Free
 
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EndNote Introduction
When: April 20, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 312
Admission: Free
 
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Concert: Beethoven's "Kreutzer Sonata"
When: April 20, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Healthcare for Transgender and Gender Diverse Patients
When: April 20, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Auditorium P01
Admission: Free
 
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Atlanta Studies Symposium keynote: Ellen Dunham-Jones on "Retrofitting Suburban Atlanta in Response to Changing Demographics and Desires"
When: April 20, 5:15 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Rose Teaching and Learning Studio
Admission: Free
 
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Film screening: Red Torch Theatre's "Three Sisters" (2018)
When: April 21, 11:30 a.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 208
Admission: Donations accepted
 
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Concert: Emory Chamber Ensembles
When: April 22, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Panel: "What is the Purpose of College? A Panel Discussion on Ethical Dilemmas in Higher Education"
When: April 23, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Candler School of Theology, Rita Ann Rollins Building, Room 102
Admission: Free
 
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Lecture: Yuri Herrera on "Beyond Boundaries: Writing Across Borders"
When: April 23, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Candler Library, Room 114
Admission: Free
 
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Canvas Discussions
When: April 24, 12:30 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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Emory Farmers Market with Waste Outreach Education Table
When: April 24, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Cox Hall Bridge
Admission: Free
 
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Concert: Emory Big Band
When: April 24, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
 
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