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Tuesday, May 8, 2018
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CLASS OF 2018
 
IMPACT
Acclaimed artist Fahamu Pecou earns PhD with project exploring black identity
Not every PhD candidate has elements of their dissertation displayed in an art gallery, but Fahamu Pecou has never followed the typical path for a doctoral student. A rising star in the art world, Pecou found an intellectual home in Laney Graduate School, from which he will receive his degree at Monday's 173rd Commencement.

 

MILESTONE
Emory program for first-generation college students set to graduate first participants
Amid the pomp and circumstance of next week's Commencement, the 1915 Scholars, an Emory program that aids first-generation college students, will graduate its first cohort.

 

RESEARCH
Undergraduate research explores the ethics of artificial intelligence
Ben Goldfein's honors thesis examines the philosophical impact of AI and why "we need to shift the current ethos of technological progress and start realizing that it is not just the end results which matter, but also the means to get there."

 

HONORS
Arts majors receive national award for achievement in creativity
Film and media studies major Leila Yavari and business and music major Eric Newell are the 2018 recipients of the Louis B. Sudler Prize in the Arts, honoring graduating seniors with exceptional promise in the arts.

ACHIEVEMENT
Separated at graduation: The Boden triplets part ways for a great cause
The Boden triplets will be separated for the first time in their lives as they graduate from Emory University School of Medicine and head to different residency programs to begin their careers in orthopedics.
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Emory Insider: Volunteering
 
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Give your time to help with Commencement: As thousands of students and guests fill the Emory Quad on Monday, they will be greeted by volunteers who answer questions, help with seating, pass out programs and much more. Register to help with Emory's big day, and possibly get to wear one of the iconic straw hats!
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MORE NEWS
 
COLLABORATION
Emory Healthcare and DeKalb Medical move to finalize strategic partnership
Emory Healthcare and DeKalb Medical are close to completing their strategic partnership, initiated through a letter of intent signed in November 2017. The Federal Trade Commission has approved the partnership, and the application will now be filed with the Georgia Attorney General.

 

COMMUNITY
Emory's approach to open expression gains attention
When Emory students gathered April 20 to advocate for gun safety measures, they were joined by two "open expression observers," part of the university's ongoing, innovative efforts to support free speech on campus.

 

ARTS
Emory acquires archive of dancers Carmen de Lavallade and Geoffrey Holder
Emory has acquired the papers of dancers, activists and artists Carmen de Lavallade and Geoffrey Holder. The university will award de Lavallade an honorary doctor of fine arts degree at Commencement on May 14.

 

RESEARCH
DNA analysis adds twists to ancient story of a Native American group
Geneticist John Lindo publishes research on the Tsimshian indigenous people, drawing from the first population-level nuclear DNA analysis of a Native American group from ancient to modern times.
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In The News
 
Their ancestors were on opposite sides of a lynching. Now, they're friends.

 

Their ancestors were on opposite sides of a lynching. Now, they're friends.
May 4 |  Jackie Jordan Irvine |  New York Times

Rare eye cancer striking some Auburn grads

 

Rare eye cancer striking some Auburn grads
May 4 |  Hans Grossniklaus |  Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Will Amazon lose customers by raising Prime prices? Netflix and McDonald's may hold the answer.

 

Will Amazon lose customers by raising Prime prices? Netflix and McDonald's may hold the answer.
May 3 |  Ryan Hamilton |  Washington Post
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Featured Events
 
Emory Youth Symphony Orchestra

 

Emory Youth Symphony Orchestra
Enjoy major works from the orchestral repertoire with the region's premiere young musicians.
When: May 9, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
173rd Commencement Exercises

 

173rd Commencement Exercises
A tradition-filled ceremony in the heart of Emory's campus sends students on their way to the next phase of their lives.
When: May 14, 9:00 a.m.
Where: Emory Quadrangle
Admission: Free
Staff Fest 2018

 

Staff Fest 2018
Emory celebrates its hard-working staff with food, fun, games, music and more.
When: May 18, 11:30 a.m.
Where: Emory Quadrangle
Admission: Free; staff only
 
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WaterHub Tour
When: May 9, 11:00 a.m.
Where: WaterHub on Peavine Creek Drive
Admission: Free
 
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May
 
Webinar: "Wellness Matters: Understanding Why the Balanced Professional Gets Ahead"
When: May 9, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
09
May
 
Workshop: EndNote for the Beginner
When: May 9, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Grady Campus, Glenn Building, Grady Branch Library
Admission: Free
 
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May
 
Joseph B. Whitehead Lectureship: "Transplantation: A Medical Miracle of the 20th Century, But the Best is Yet to Come"
When: May 10, 7:00 a.m.
Where: Emory University Hospital, Auditorium
 
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May
 
Workshop: Planning a Systematic Review
When: May 10, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Grady Campus, Glenn Building, Grady Branch Library
Admission: Free
 
10
May
 
CFAR Network Science Seminar
When: May 10, 4:30 p.m.
Where: Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
12
May
 
Oxford Commencement
When: May 12, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Oxford College Quad
Admission: Free
 
12
May
 
Dooley Noted Friends and Family Concert
When: May 12, 3:00 p.m.
Where: Oxford Road Building, Presentation Theater
Admission: Free; registration requested
 
12
May
 
Candler Singers Concert
When: May 12, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Cannon Chapel, Sanctuary
Admission: Free
 
13
May
 
Aural Pleasure A Cappella's Friends and Family Concert
When: May 13, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Alumni Memorial University Center, Harland Cinema
Admission: Free
 
13
May
 
Cherry Emerson Memorial Alumni Concert
When: May 13, 1:30 p.m.
Where: Miller-Ward Alumni House
Admission: Free
 
16
May
 
Seminar: "Exposure Science, Traffic Pollution and the Theory of Everything"
When: May 16, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Room 2001
Admission: Free
 
16
May
 
Webinar: "Making a Move Within: Tips for Job Search"
When: May 16, 12:15 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
17
May
 
Seminar: "Household Energy and Health in India and Beyond"
When: May 17, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Room 2001
Admission: Free
 
18
May
 
Staff Fest Fun Run-Walk
When: May 18, 10:30 a.m.
Where: Asbury Circle
Admission: Free
 
18
May
 
Staff Fest Volleyball Tournament
When: May 18, 10:30 a.m.
Where: Emory Quadrangle
Admission: Free
 
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May
 
Extra Planning, Hold the Stress: Smart Advice for Not Getting Squeezed When You're in the Sandwich Generation
When: May 21, 12:00 p.m.
Where: 1599 Clifton Road, Room 1.432
Admission: Free
 
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May
 
Panel discussion: "How Start-Ups Are Founded and Deals Get Done"
When: May 21, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Goizueta Business School, Room 234
Admission: Free
 
23
May
 
Webinar: "Making a Move Within: Tips for Job Search"
When: May 23, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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May
 
An Overview of Audience Response Systems ("Clickers")
When: May 24, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 314
Admission: Free
 
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