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HEALTH
The flu is coming
A hundred years ago, the 1918 flu pandemic swept the globe, killing 50 to 100 million people. Since then, there have been three more pandemics -- in 1957, 1968 and 2009. The next pandemic, experts say, is a question of when, not if. Are we ready?

 

COLLABORATION
Ray C. Anderson Foundation grant supports statewide climate consortium
The Ray C. Anderson Foundation has awarded a $650,000 grant to Emory to advance the Georgia Climate Project, a statewide consortium co-founded by Emory, the University of Georgia and Georgia Tech.

 

HONORS
Emory students, graduate named Schwarzman Scholars for study in China
Emory senior Elliot Shuwei Ji, Emory/Georgia Tech dual degree student Veronica Chua and recent alumna Zhongyuan "Echo" Zeng have been selected as Schwarzman Scholars, among only 147 chosen from more than 2,800 applicants around the world.

 

CAMPUS
University chaplain search launched
Emory University President Claire E. Sterk has charged a search advisory committee with the recruitment and identification of the most highly qualified candidates for Emory's next university chaplain and dean of spiritual and religious life.

COMMUNITY
Bicentennial tribute to Frederick Douglass shows abolitionist's speeches still resonate
Lectures originally given by abolitionist and orator Frederick Douglass were brought to life in dramatic readings by Emory and community presenters at an event Nov. 27 to mark his 200th birthday.
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Take Note
 
Emory University announces new three-day Winter Recess
Emory University announces new three-day Winter Recess

Faculty books sought for Feast of Words by Dec. 11
Faculty books sought for Feast of Words by Dec. 11

Classes offered on performance management system
Classes offered on performance management system
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EMORY INSIDER: PERKS
 
Emory Insider

 

Free online classes: Through Lynda.com, Emory University faculty, staff and students have free access to more than 4,000 online video courses related to technology, business and professional skills. Tutorials include many popular software programs and digital tools.
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In The News
 
Black male writers for our time

 

Black male writers for our time
Nov. 30 |  Jericho Brown and Kevin Young |  New York Times Style Magazine

Teens need a strong, and large, support system. Here's how to help them build it.

 

Teens need a strong, and large, support system. Here's how to help them build it.
Nov. 30 |  Catherine Bagwell |  Washington Post

2.4-million-year-old stone tools turn up in an unexpected place

 

2.4-million-year-old stone tools turn up in an unexpected place
Dec. 29 |  Jessica Thompson |  The Atlantic
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Featured Events
 
Concert: Vega String Quartet

 

Concert: Vega String Quartet
Pianist Andrew Bayles and soprano Caitlin Andrews Bayles join the Vega String Quartet to perform music by Respighi, Villa-Lobos and more.
When: Dec. 7, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
 A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

 

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
An Emory tradition since 1935, this candlelit service of choral music and scripture readings by special guests from the Emory community will be repeated Dec. 8.
When: Dec. 7, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Glenn Memorial Auditorium
Admission: $20; $5 Emory students
Emory Farmers Market

 

Emory Farmers Market
Take advantage of the last market of the calendar year with fresh and organic foods, prepared foods and treats for the holidays.
When: Dec. 11, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Cox Bridge
Admission: Free
 
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Consistent Ethic of Life Lecture: "Value-based Decision-making at the End of Life and the Role of Palliative Care"
When: Dec. 5, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Candler School of Theology, Room 252
Admission: Free
 
05
Dec.
 
Argentine Tango Music and Dance
When: Dec. 5, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Performing Arts Studio
Admission: Free
 
06
Dec.
 
Emory Haiti Alliance: June 2018 Surgical Trip Report
When: Dec. 6, 6:30 a.m.
Where: Emory University Hospital, Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
06
Dec.
 
Advent service: "Magnificat: My Soul Magnifies the Lord"
When: Dec. 6, 11:05 a.m.
Where: Cannon Chapel Sanctuary
Admission: Free
 
06
Dec.
 
Global Nursing Students Present Global Health Monologues
When: Dec. 6, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Room 110
Admission: Free
 
06
Dec.
 
Lecture: "Opera, Media and Society"
When: Dec. 6, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Psychology and Interdisciplinary Sciences Building, Room 290
Admission: Free
 
06
Dec.
 
Lecture: "Small Magazines and Black Internationalism: Corridors of Storytelling"
When: Dec. 6, 4:15 p.m.
Where: Candler Library, Room 212
Admission: Free
 
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Dec.
 
Ancient Near East Gallery Talk
When: Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Morgens West Foundation Galleries of Ancient Near Eastern Art
Admission: Free; reservation required
 
07
Dec.
 
WaterHub Tour
When: Dec. 7, 9:30 a.m.
Where: WaterHub at Peavine Drive
Admission: Free
 
07
Dec.
 
Carlos Museum Bookshop Holiday Sale
When: Dec. 7, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum
Admission: 20 percent discount
 
07
Dec.
 
Lecture: "Human-Centered Algorithms for Assessing Deviant Mental Health in Online Communities"
When: Dec. 7, 3:00 p.m.
Where: Mathematics and Science Center, Room W201
Admission: Free
 
07
Dec.
 
Workshop: How to Use Garden Herbs
When: Dec. 7, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Cox Hall, Food Court
Admission: Free
 
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Dec.
 
Emory Gamelan Concert: Infinite Hope
When: Dec. 8, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Performing Arts Studio
Admission: $10; free for students
 
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Dec.
 
Dance: Fieldwork Showcase
When: Dec. 9, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Dance Studio
Admission: $7
 
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Advent Service: Carols in the Chapel
When: Dec. 11, 11:05 a.m.
Where: Cannon Chapel Sanctuary
Admission: Free
 
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