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Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018
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RESEARCH
Scientists chase mystery of how dogs process words
A study by Emory neuroscientists suggests that dogs have at least a rudimentary neural representation of meaning for words they have been taught, differentiating words they have heard before from those they have not.

 

LEADERSHIP
National Academy of Medicine elects Emory President Claire E. Sterk
The National Academy of Medicine has elected Emory University President Claire E. Sterk to its 2018 class of 75 leading health scientists and 10 international members. Sterk is Emory's 20th president and the Charles Howard Candler Professor of Public Health.

 

HEALTH
Clinical trial underway to test vitamin/steroid combination in sepsis patients
A new clinical trial at Emory University and 45 other sites around the U.S. will test a combination of vitamins and steroids in patients diagnosed with sepsis.

 

CAMPUS
Argentine tango musicians teach, perform at Emory this week
Argentine tango musicians Sonia Possetti and Damián Bolotin visit Emory this week as artists in residence, culminating in an Oct. 20 performance with the Emory University Symphony Orchestra.
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Emory Insider
 
Emory Insider

 

Be a Zero Landfill Waste Ambassador: The Office of Sustainability Initiatives is hosting two more sessions to train faculty, staff and students to be Zero Landfill Waste Ambassadors, helping educate the Emory community about how to divert waste from landfills. Training sessions are Oct. 17 and Nov. 1. 
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Take Note
 
Walter Fluker to present McDonald Lectures on Thurman, MLK, Jamestown
Walter Fluker to present McDonald Lectures on Thurman, MLK, Jamestown

Learn to put complex ideas into clear prose in CFDE workshop
Learn to put complex ideas into clear prose in CFDE workshop

Winship Cancer Institute announces two 2018 Winship 5K Endowed Professors
Winship Cancer Institute announces two 2018 Winship 5K Endowed Professors
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In the News
 
 Study: Dogs have some understanding of language

 

Study: Dogs have some understanding of language
Oct. 15 |  Greg Berns |  U.S. News & World Report

This new tool can help parents find the best sport for their kids

 

This new tool can help parents find the best sport for their kids
Oct. 12 |  Neeru Jayanthi |  Time

Percentage of young U.S. children who don't receive any vaccines has quadrupled since 2001

 

Percentage of young U.S. children who don't receive any vaccines has quadrupled since 2001
Oct. 11 |  Saad Omer |  Washington Post
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Featured Events
 
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
Jazz on the Green

 

Jazz on the Green
Enjoy Emory Jazz Ensembles in comfortable weather and bring a picnic, blanket, family and friends.
When: Oct. 18, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Patterson Green
Admission: Free
Emory Homecoming Parade, Festival and Concert

 

Emory Homecoming Parade, Festival and Concert
See the Homecoming parade wind its way through campus, then head to the Quad for the festival and concert by Oxford alum Keri Wilson.
When: Oct. 20, 1:30 p.m.
Where: Emory Campus and Quadrangle
Admission: Free
Mummies & Mixers

 

Mummies & Mixers
This is the ticket for viewing permanent and special collections, face painting, scary stories, specialty cocktails and more.
When: Oct. 24, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: $40 general admission; $35 alumni/faculty/staff; $30 museum members
 
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Seminar: "Health in Humanitarian Emergencies: Principles and Practice for Public Health and Healthcare Practitioners"
When: Oct. 17, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Room 1000
Admission: Free
 
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Workshop: "Data Visualization: Tableau Public"
When: Oct. 17, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 312
Admission: Free
 
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Creativity Conversation: Sonia Possetti and Damian Bolotin, tango musicians
When: Oct. 17, 2:30 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Tharp Rehearsal Hall
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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Workshop: Get to Know ArcGIS Pro
When: Oct. 18, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 312
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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WaterHub Tour
When: Oct. 19, 9:30 a.m.
Where: WaterHub at Peavine Creek Drive
Admission: Free
 
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Building Programs and Partnerships: A Highlight on the Grady Fruit and Veggie Prescription Program
When: Oct. 19, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Grady Memorial Hospital, Faculty Office Building, Room 101
Admission: Free
 
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Concert: Momoro Ono, piano
When: Oct. 19, 12:00 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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Emory University Symphony Orchestra with Sonia Possetti and Damian Bolotin
When: Oct. 20, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free; tickets required
 
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Emory Wind Ensemble
When: Oct. 21, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Fuld Palliative Care Distinguished Scholar Lecture by Marie Bakitas
When: Oct. 22, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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Emory Farmers Market
When: Oct. 23, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Cox Bridge
Admission: Free
 
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Workshop: EndNote for Beginners (PC)
When: Oct. 23, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Health Sciences Center Library, Room B_63
Admission: Free
 
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AntiquiTEA: "The Works of Printmaker Giovanni Battista Piranesi on the Ruins of Rome"
When: Oct. 23, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Theater Emory Fall Repertory: "The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity"
When: Oct. 23, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Mary Gray Munroe Theater
Admission: $15; $5 all students
 
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Dance: Kendra Portier Showing
When: Oct. 23, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Dance Studio
Admission: Free
 
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