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Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019
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CAMPUS
Rollins Foundation gift to Emory University advances public health
The O. Wayne Rollins Foundation has pledged $65 million to Emory toward construction of a third Rollins School of Public Health building on campus. Groundbreaking for the new facility, to be named the R. Randall Rollins Building, is tentatively set for 2020.

 

ARTS
Printmaker Tom Hück explores the art of provocation
Tom Hück brings his brash sociopolitical commentary to Emory with "Rival Cuts," a new exhibition at the Michael C. Carlos Museum. Hück will be artist-in-residence Feb. 16-23 with a series of events for students and the broader community.

 

HONORS
Emory professors nominated for NAACP Image Awards
Carol Anderson's "We Are Not Yet Equal" is a nominee for the NAACP's award for most outstanding literary work for youth, while Tayari Jones' "An American Marriage" is a nominee in the fiction category.

 

HEALTH
Reporter's mystery illness leads to a challenging diagnosis
In 2016, political broadcast journalist Jamie Dupree lost his ability to speak. He was later diagnosed with oromandibular dystonia, a disorder where the muscles of the mouth and tongue do not move as they should when speaking, chewing or swallowing.

RESEARCH
A new spin on computing: Chemist leads $3.9 million DOE quest for quantum software
The Department of Energy has awarded theoretical chemist Francesco Evangelista $3.9 million to lead research into the development of software to run the first generation of quantum computers. The tools the team develops will be open access, made available to other researchers for free.
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EMORY INSIDER
 
Emory Insider

 

Get your gadgets: Emory faculty, staff and students can check out a variety of electronic gadgets from Woodruff Library. Use one of the library's laptops or check out adaptors, cameras and other devices and accessories. Borrow an iPad or Nook. Check-out varies from three hours to a week. 
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TAKE NOTE
 
Apply for the the national OpEd Project's two-day intensive "Write to Change the World" workshop by Feb. 18
Apply for the the national OpEd Project's two-day intensive "Write to Change the World" workshop by Feb. 18

Enjoy catered food samples and discussion at the Sustainable Events Symposium on Feb. 27
Enjoy catered food samples and discussion at the Sustainable Events Symposium on Feb. 27

Sign up to take a tour of Emory's Recycling Center
Sign up to take a tour of Emory's Recycling Center
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IN THE NEWS
 
The political magic of us vs. them

 

The political magic of us vs. them
Feb. 13 |  Alan Abramowitz |  New York Times

 Emory offers new diabetes prevention program for employees

 

Emory offers new diabetes prevention program for employees
Feb. 13 |  Erin Ferranti and Maurice Watson |  Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Atlanta at center of AIDS battle

 

Atlanta at center of AIDS battle
Feb. 11 |  Carlos del Rio, James Curran and Wendy Armstrong |  Georgia Health News
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Featured events
 
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
Candler Blood Drive

 

Candler Blood Drive
Candler's Black Student Caucus invites staff, students, faculty and alums to consider rolling up their sleeves and donating to help someone else.
When: Feb. 18, 9:30 a.m.
Where: Theology Atrium
Admission: Free
Reading: Tayari Jones, prose writer

 

Reading: Tayari Jones, prose writer
Acclaimed novelist Tayari Jones, who just joined the Emory faculty, will give a reading of her work. A reception and book signing will follow.
When: Feb. 19, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Cox Hall, Ballroom
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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Boris Richir Master Class: Paris Opera Ballet Technique
When: Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts, Dance Studio
Admission: Free
 
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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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Lecture: "Cuts and Bans in Bollywood: Controversy and Censorship"
When: Feb. 18, 5:30 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 101
Admission: Free
 
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Lecture: "Is There a Secret to Putin's Invincibility?"
When: Feb. 18, 5:30 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 206
Admission: Free
 
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Mary Lynn Morgan Annual Lecture: "Reframing Choice: Abortion as a Moral Good"
When: Feb. 18, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Grace Crum Rollins Building, Rita Anne Rollins Room
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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Workshop: "Geocoding Street Addresses"
When: Feb. 19, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 312
Admission: Free
 
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Workshop: Visions of Health
When: Feb. 19, 4:30 p.m.
Where: Candler Library, Room 124
Admission: Free
 
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Conversation: "Not a Minor Issue: Russian Intellectual Life, Still a Reality?"
When: Feb. 19, 5:30 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 207
Admission: Free
 
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Film screening and discussion: "Paywall: The Business of Scholarship"
When: Feb. 19, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room
Admission: Free
 
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Print Matters: Tom Hück
When: Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: $25 for Carlos Museum members; $35 for nonmembers
 
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Meet Me @ the Tunnel
When: Feb. 20, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Emory University Hospital Tunnel, Entrance
Admission: Free
 
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Research Resources 101: "Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub: Innovating Innovation"
When: Feb. 21, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Memorial Research Building, Room 317
Admission: Free
 
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