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Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018
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ACHIEVEMENT
Emory receives prestigious national campus sustainability award
Emory's WaterHub, which uses processes that emulate natural ecological systems to reclaim wastewater, was honored with the 2018 Campus Sustainability Achievement Award. Learn how you can tour the innovative facility, which recently reached the milestone of recycling 200 million gallons of water.

 

RESEARCH
Songbird data yields new theory for learning sensorimotor skills
Emory biophysicist Ilya Nemenman uses Bengalese finches to offer a new mathematical model for distribution of sensory errors in learning. The findings suggest that animals want to explore and keep track of a range of possibilities when learning something in order to compensate for variables.

 

EVENTS
Civil rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson to discuss mass incarceration
Lawyer Bryan Stevenson, author of the best-seller "Just Mercy," will discuss the American legal system, mass incarceration and social justice on Oct. 26. He will be joined by former client Anthony Ray Hinton, who served 28 years on death row before his conviction was overturned.

 

IMPACT
Nominate outstanding individuals for honorary degrees
Faculty, staff and students are invited to nominate exceptional individuals to receive honorary degrees at Commencement. Nominations are due by Oct. 22 for degrees to be presented in 2020 and beyond.

 

COMMUNITY
Campus events planned for October's Relationship Violence Awareness Month
Honor October¿s Relationship Violence Awareness Month by participating in community events that invite speaking out against and learning more about interpersonal violence.

 

CAMPUS
Get ready to set sail for Emory 'Homecoming at Sea'
Emory celebrates Homecoming Oct. 14-21 with a diverse schedule of activities, events and traditions for both students and alumni.
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Emory Insider
 
Emory Insider

 

End of the outdoor swimming season: You still have a few days left to take a dip in the outdoor pool at the Student Activity and Academic Center on the Clairmont Campus. The pool is open until Nov. 1 and is heated to a minimum of 78 degrees. Faculty and staff may purchase discount memberships or use the $10 daily walk-up pass.
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Take Note
 
Help Emory's Educational Gardens identify campus locations to grow fruit trees
Help Emory's Educational Gardens identify campus locations to grow fruit trees

Sign up for Oct. 16  'Preparing for a Successful Retirement' workshop
Sign up for Oct. 16 'Preparing for a Successful Retirement' workshop

Nominate teams and individuals for Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance awards
Nominate teams and individuals for Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance awards

Center for Ethics hosts 'Tell 'Em We Don't Die' exhibit
Center for Ethics hosts 'Tell 'Em We Don't Die' exhibit
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In the News
 
Author Tayari Jones on moving home to Atlanta and getting a phone call from Oprah

 

Author Tayari Jones on moving home to Atlanta and getting a phone call from Oprah
Oct. 10 |  Tayari Jones |  Atlanta Magazine

Rural Georgians want Medicaid, but they're divided on Stacey Abrams, the candidate who wants to expand it

 

Rural Georgians want Medicaid, but they're divided on Stacey Abrams, the candidate who wants to expand it
Oct. 9 |  Andra Gillespie |  The New Yorker

Can 3-D printing help people walk?

 

Can 3-D printing help people walk?
Oct. 4 |  Mathew Pombo |  How Stuff Works
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Featured Events
 
Sustainable Food Fair

 

Sustainable Food Fair
Enjoy great-tasting, sustainable foods and learn facts that make you feel good about eating them at this annual event for sustainable eating.
When: Oct. 16, 11:30 a.m.
Where: Cox Bridge
Admission: Free; bring cash to support local vendors
Meet Me at Lullwater

 

Meet Me at Lullwater
Join the walk through beautiful Lullwater Preserve on this last day of the six-week walking group.
When: Oct. 17, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Lullwater Preserve, Clifton Road gate
Admission: Free
Three-Episode Screening: "Alfred Hitchcock Presents"

 

Three-Episode Screening: "Alfred Hitchcock Presents"
See "Revenge" (1955); "Lamb to the Slaughter" (1958) and "A Crime for Mothers" (1961), three episodes of Alfred Hitchcock's anthology television series.
When: Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 208
Admission: Free
 
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Symposium: Adolescent Medicine
When: Oct. 13, 7:30 a.m.
Where: Health Sciences Research Building
Admission: Free
 
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Winship Win the Fight 5K
When: Oct. 13, 8:00 a.m.
Where: Emory Quad
Admission: $50 on-site registration on event day
 
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Destination Public Health information session
When: Oct. 13, 9:00 a.m.
Where: Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Plaza and Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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Emory Gamelan 21st Anniversary Concert: "Memayu Hayuning Bawana - Sustaining the World's Beauty"
When: Oct. 13, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Cannon Chapel, Sanctuary
Admission: $10 donation at the door; free for students
 
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Atlanta Master Chorale: "Making Sense"
When: Oct. 13, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: $30; $10 all students
 
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Cooking Class: Heirloom Beans with Rancho Gordo
When: Oct. 14, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: $15 for Carlos Museum members; $25 for nonmembers; registration required by calling 404-727-6118
 
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Health Innovation Commercialization Series, second session
When: Oct. 15, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Georgia Tech, Marcus Nanotechnology Building, Room 1116
Admission: Free
 
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Race and Difference Colloquium: "Racial Ideology During the Cuban Revolution"
When: Oct. 15, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room
Admission: Free
 
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Documentary screening and discussion: "I'm a Civil War"
When: Oct. 15, 5:00 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 101
Admission: Free
 
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Panel discussion: "Religion and Peacebuilding in an Era of Islamophobia: Prospects and Challenges"
When: Oct. 15, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Candler School of Theology, Rita Anne Rollins Building, Room 252
Admission: Free
 
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Latino Catholicism
When: Oct. 15, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Pitts Theology Library, Room 360
Admission: Free
 
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Emory Farmers Market
When: Oct. 16, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Cox Bridge
Admission: Free
 
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El Refugio Luncheon Discussion and Letter Writing to Detainees at Stewart Detention Center
When: Oct. 16, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Cannon Chapel, Brooks Common
Admission: Free
 
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Workshop: What's New In Canvas?
When: Oct. 16, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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WaterHub Tour
When: Oct. 16, 2:30 p.m.
Where: WaterHub at Peavine Creek Drive
Admission: Free
 
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Film Screening: "Romero"
When: Oct. 16, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Candler School of Theology, Room 102
Admission: Free
 
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Panel: Social Protest Across Generations
When: Oct. 17, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Cannon Chapel, Sanctuary
Admission: Free
 
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"The Radius of Us" Roundtable Book Discussion
When: Oct. 18, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Cannon Chapel, Room 106
Admission: Free
 
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Guided Meditation at Emory
When: Oct. 18, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Cannon Chapel
Admission: Free
 
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Lecture: "Touch and Tactility in Maya Art"
When: Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Night Bike Ride to Jeni's
When: Oct. 19, 9:30 p.m.
Where: Cox Bridge
Admission: Free
 
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