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Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019
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IMPACT
How inclusion can change the brains of kids with and without autism
In two new episodes of "Your Fantastic Mind," Emory and Georgia Public Broadcasting explore how a preschool for typical children and children with autism has been enriching for both, how early-onset Alzheimer's has impacted a family, and things you can do to lower your risk for Alzheimer's. Watch the episodes and see exclusive content.

 

INSPIRATION
Civil rights icon Andrew Young to deliver Emory Commencement address
Civil rights icon and humanitarian Andrew Young will deliver the keynote address at Emory University's 174th Commencement, scheduled for Monday, May 13.

 

HEALTH
Emory offers new Diabetes Prevention Program for employees
To help combat the prevalence of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes, Emory recently launched the Diabetes Prevention Program, a health resource available at no cost to employees.

 

INSIGHT
Tenenbaum Lecture explores the Jews of Cuba and their diasporas
Emory's annual Tenenbaum Lecture will explore "The Jews of Cuba and their Diasporas: Memories, Stories, Dilemmas," with guest scholar Ruth Behar of the University of Michigan, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb.13.

LEADERSHIP
Emory names Enku Gelaye as vice president and dean of Campus Life
Emory has named Enku Gelaye as vice president and dean of Campus Life. Gelaye currently serves as vice chancellor of student affairs and campus life at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She will assume the post in August 2019.
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EMORY INSIDER
 
Emory Insider

 

Get a SafeRide on campus at night: Now you can use TransLoc's OnDemand feature for SafeRide to reserve a ride from the safety of your dorm room, office, library, etc., when you need to travel alone on campus at night. The service also provides real-time vehicle tracking. You'll receive an alert when pickup is 3-5 minutes away. The SafeRide service is available for both employees and students from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
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TAKE NOTE
 
Sign up to take a tour of Emory's Recycling Center
Sign up to take a tour of Emory's Recycling Center

Learn how Wikipedia editing assignments can build student writing skills
Learn how Wikipedia editing assignments can build student writing skills

Registration now open for Carlos Museum camps for Spring Break and summer
Registration now open for Carlos Museum camps for Spring Break and summer
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IN THE NEWS
 
Measles was eliminated. But we can't be sure it'll stay that way.

 

Measles was eliminated. But we can't be sure it'll stay that way.
Feb. 11 |  Saad B. Omer and Robert Bednarczyk |  Washington Post

More 'moderate' Democrats will enter the presidential race

 

More 'moderate' Democrats will enter the presidential race
Feb. 10 |  Andra Gillespie |  CNBC

Mirror test hints at surprising cognitive abilities in fish

 

Mirror test hints at surprising cognitive abilities in fish
Feb. 7 |  Frans de Waal  |  New York Times
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Featured events
 
 Film screening: "An American in Paris" (1951)

 

Film screening: "An American in Paris" (1951)
This musical features a 17-minute ballet sequence arguably topping the creative pinnacle of Technicolor in Hollywood.
When: Feb. 13, 7:30 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 208
Admission: Free
Tom Hück: Meet the Artist

 

Tom Hück: Meet the Artist
See the exhibition and enjoy beer and light bites from People's Barbecue.
When: Feb. 16, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: $10 members; $15 nonmembers; $20 at the door
Concert: "Jazz Meets Classics: Impressions and Reflections"

 

Concert: "Jazz Meets Classics: Impressions and Reflections"
Pianist Julie Coucheron, the Vega String Quartet and the Gary Motley Trio perform.
When: Feb. 16, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Create Turnitin Assignments in Canvas
When: Feb. 13, 11:30 a.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 312
Admission: Free
 
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Meet Me @ the Tunnel Walking Group
When: Feb. 13, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Emory University Hospital Tunnel, Entrance
Admission: Free
 
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Seminar: Grey Literature
When: Feb. 13, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Health Sciences Center Library, Room B_63
Admission: Free
 
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Lecture: "International Tourists Love Tropical Islands: What Do We Leave Behind?"
When: Feb. 13, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Room 2001
Admission: Free
 
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Workshop: "R Application: Social Media Scraping"
When: Feb. 13, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 312
Admission: Free
 
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Lecture on Heart Disease
When: Feb. 13, 3:00 p.m.
Where: Whitehead Biomedical Research Building, Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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Compassion Meditation
When: Feb. 13, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Cannon Chapel, Room 106
Admission: Free
 
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Emory Youth Symphony Orchestra
When: Feb. 13, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Balancing Privacy and Professionalism: Social Media and Online Reputation Management for the Modern Surgeon
When: Feb. 14, 7:00 a.m.
Where: Emory University Hospital, Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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Lecture: "Promoting Equity, Quality and Sustainability: Japan's Contribution to Global Health"
When: Feb. 14, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Room 2001
Admission: Free
 
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Lecture: "Hidden Sources: Cultivating New Knowledge About African American Religions"
When: Feb. 14, 4:30 p.m.
Where: Candler School of Theology, Rita Anne Rollins Building, Room 252
Admission: Free
 
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Lecture: "Nightmare-Knowledges"
When: Feb. 14, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Oxford College, Williams Hall
Admission: Free
 
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WaterHub Tour
When: Feb. 15, 9:30 a.m.
Where: WaterHub at Peavine Drive
Admission: Free
 
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Lecture: "Reflections on the EPA: What's Happened and What's Next"
When: Feb. 15, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Room 1000
Admission: Free
 
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Czech National Symphony Orchestra with Isabel Leonard, mezzo-soprano
When: Feb. 15, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: $80, $10 Emory students
 
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Lecture: "Convicted and Condemned: Politics, Prisoner Reentry"
When: Feb. 18, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room
Admission: Free
 
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Presentation: Systems and Sustainable Services
When: Feb. 18, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Room 1000
Admission: Free
 
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Emory Farmers Market
When: Feb. 19, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Cox Bridge
Admission: Free
 
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