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HEALTH
Freezing the 'hunger nerve'
In the latest episode of "Your Fantastic Mind," Emory and Georgia Public Broadcasting explore how freezing the "hunger nerve" might help with weight loss, and also examine the high cost of incivility and rudeness in the workplace. Watch the episodes and see exclusive content.

 

INSIGHT
Scholar explores impact of bias in facial-recognition software
Facial-recognition software fails most often on women of color, scholar Joy Buolamwini explained in her talk "Dangers of the Coded Gaze," presented through Emory's Provost Lecture Series.

 

COLLABORATION
Emory, High Museum of Art receive $1 million Mellon Foundation grant
The High Museum of Art, Emory's art history department and the Carlos Museum have received a $1 million grant from the Mellon Foundation to continue the Mellon Object-Centered Curatorial Research Fellowship Program for the next five years.

 

HONORS
Sloan Foundation Awards fellowships to two biomedical engineering faculty
Two faculty members from the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University have been awarded research fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

INSPIRATION
Presidential leadership lessons
With leadership education a core theme of its mission, Emory's Oxford College offered students, faculty and staff a special discussion with Emory professor and former U.S. President Jimmy Carter.
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EMORY INSIDER
 
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If your car leaves you flat: A tire let you down? Car won't start? Emory's Transportation and Parking Services assists motorists on campus who are dealing with these problems. TPS's Motorist Assistance will also provide an escort if needed. This free service is available 24 hours a day. For help, call 404-727-1130.
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TAKE NOTE
 
Free "Know Your Numbers" health screenings continue through March 4
Free "Know Your Numbers" health screenings continue through March 4

Schwartz Center for Performing Arts announces its 2019-2020 Candler Concert Series
Schwartz Center for Performing Arts announces its 2019-2020 Candler Concert Series

Attend a lunch and learn about how a Juris Master degree can enhance your career
Attend a lunch and learn about how a Juris Master degree can enhance your career
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IN THE NEWS
 
Measles is back in the US because states make it too easy to avoid vaccines

 

Measles is back in the US because states make it too easy to avoid vaccines
Feb. 18 |  Saad Omer |  Vox

'Antisemitism: Here and Now' author discusses resurgence of public antisemitism

 

'Antisemitism: Here and Now' author discusses resurgence of public antisemitism
Feb. 17 |  Deborah Lipstadt |  NPR

Smartwatches are changing the purpose of the EKG

 

Smartwatches are changing the purpose of the EKG
Feb. 17 |  Michelle Au |  The Atlantic
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Featured events
 
An Evening with Natasha Trethewey

 

An Evening with Natasha Trethewey
Former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey will read and discuss her work. A booksigning will follow.
When: Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Oxford College, Williams Hall
Admission: Free
Poetry reading: Richard Blanco

 

Poetry reading: Richard Blanco
Richard Blanco gained recognition when he read his work at the second inauguration of President Barack Obama.
When: Feb. 23, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts
Admission: Free
Creativity Conversation with Tom Hück

 

Creativity Conversation with Tom Hück
Tom Hück and Curator of Works on Paper Andi McKenzie discuss the printmaker's influences and his creative enterprise.
When: Feb. 23, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Using Wikipedia Editing Assignments to Build Information Literacy and Public Writing Skills
When: Feb. 20, 11:30 a.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room
Admission: Free
 
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Meet Me @ the Tunnel Walking Group
When: Feb. 20, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Emory University Hospital Tunnel, Entrance
Admission: Free
 
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Lecture: "Forever Young: Can Altering Cell Fate in Aging Promote Youthful Healing?"
When: Feb. 20, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Health Sciences Research Building, Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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Lecture: "Gorbachev and the Lessons of Perestroika"
When: Feb. 20, 5:30 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 207
Admission: Free
 
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Film screening: "All That Heaven Allows" (1955)
When: Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 208
Admission: Free
 
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Concert: "Inside Out: New Electro/Acoustic Works, Adam Mirza"
When: Feb. 20, 8:00 p.m.
Where:  Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
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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The Fixie Bike Repair and Maintenance
When: Feb. 21, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Longstreet-Means Parking Deck
Admission: Free
 
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Lecture: "Break the Teeth of the Wicked: Picturing Righteous Violence in the Ancient Near East"
When: Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Chamber Society Concert: Ransom Notes
When: Feb. 22, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Making an Impact: Conversation with Doug Shipman
When: Feb. 22, 2:30 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Chace Upper Lobby
Admission: Free
 
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Film screening and discussion: "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"
When: Feb. 22, 5:45 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 205
Admission: Free
 
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Paul Matteson Master Dance Class: Studio Practice/Technique
When: Feb. 23, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Dance Studio
Admission: Free
 
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Emory Chinese Theater Club presents "Absolute Power"
When: Feb. 23, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Harland Cinema
Admission: Free
 
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Dance: "another piece apart," Jennifer Nugent and Paul Matteson
When: Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Dance Studio
Admission: $15; $8 all students
 
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Pitts Theology Library Annual Book Sale
When: Feb. 26, 8:00 a.m.
Where: Pitts Lecture Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Emory Farmers Market
When: Feb. 26, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Cox Bridge
Admission: Free
 
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Lecture: "Sex Abuse Crisis: Fact, Fiction, Future"
When: Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Cannon Chapel
Admission: Free
 
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Webinar: "WorkLife Benefits Overview: Highlighting a New Vendor"
When: Feb. 27, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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