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TEACHING
Emory receives AAU grant to improve undergraduate STEM education
Emory is one of 12 universities nationwide selected to receive a grant from the Association of American Universities to further existing efforts to improve undergraduate education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines.

 

HEALTH
Rare sleep disorder brings Icelandic man to Emory
In high school, Sigurjon Jakobsson was a decathlete competing as part of Iceland's national sports team. But at the age of 16, an increasing need for sleep began to encroach upon his life, until he was sleeping more than 16 hours per day. He sought treatment at Emory for hypersomnia, a rare sleep disorder.

 

COMMUNITY
#EmoryBandTogether aims to provide 500 student meals over Spring Break
The #EmoryBandTogether initiative will collect donations through March 1 to provide 100 students with five meals during Spring Break.

ACHIEVEMENT
Outstanding students chosen as Bobby Jones Scholars for study in Scotland
Emory College students Farah Al Chammas, Claire Barnes, John Priddy and Camila Reed-Guevara will spend a year studying at the University of St Andrews as part of the prestigious Robert T. Jones Jr. Scholarship.
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SOCIAL JUSTICE WEEK
 
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Emory marks Social Justice Week with a diverse slate of events Feb. 25 through March 1, including keynote speaker Raj Patel, an award-winning writer, activist and academic on global food systems, at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, in Cannon Chapel. View the full schedule.
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TAKE NOTE
 
Emory Foundations for Online Teaching's 4th module on communications and community starts March 4
Emory Foundations for Online Teaching's 4th module on communications and community starts March 4

RSVP for the 2019 Emory Women of Excellence Awards to be held March 7
RSVP for the 2019 Emory Women of Excellence Awards to be held March 7

Submit a nomination for the 2019 International Awards from the Office of Global Strategy and Initiatives
Submit a nomination for the 2019 International Awards from the Office of Global Strategy and Initiatives

Emory OUTLaw's annual conference, No Pride in Borders, explores struggles of indigenous, migrant and queer communities
Emory OUTLaw's annual conference, No Pride in Borders, explores struggles of indigenous, migrant and queer communities

Celebrate National Pancake Week at Char'd Grilled in Cox Hall Food Court Feb. 25-March 1
Celebrate National Pancake Week at Char'd Grilled in Cox Hall Food Court Feb. 25-March 1
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IN THE NEWS
 
Tayari Jones became a writer after a trip to Mars and a year in Africa

 

Tayari Jones became a writer after a trip to Mars and a year in Africa
Feb. 19 |  Tayari Jones |  Wall Street Journal

In Milwaukee, Muslim girls' basketball team courts a broader understanding

 

In Milwaukee, Muslim girls' basketball team courts a broader understanding
Feb. 19 |  Florian Pohl |  Washington Post

Season 2 of 'Buried Truths' podcast, based on Emory's Georgia Civil Rights Cold Cases Project, debuts

 

Season 2 of 'Buried Truths' podcast, based on Emory's Georgia Civil Rights Cold Cases Project, debuts
Feb. 17 |  Hank Klibanoff |  WABE-FM
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Featured events
 
Men's basketball UAA championship

 

Men's basketball UAA championship
The Eagles face off against the University of Rochester for the UAA title and automatic berth to the NCAA D-III Tournament.
When: Feb. 23, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff PE Center
Admission: Free
Meet Me @ the Tunnel

 

Meet Me @ the Tunnel
This is the last day of the six-week session for the walking group.
When: Feb. 27, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Emory University Hospital Tunnel, Entrance
Admission: Free
Friends of Winship Presents Learn and Live: Clinical Trials

 

Friends of Winship Presents Learn and Live: Clinical Trials
Hear experts on Winship's innovative and cutting-edge clinical trials and get a tour through the new Phase I unit.
When: March 5, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Emory University Hospital Tower, 2nd floor conference room
Admission: Free; register by Feb. 26
 
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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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Movie screening and panel discussion: "Saint Judy"
When: Feb. 22, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Gambrell Hall, Room 5E
Admission: Free
 
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Feb.
 
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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Creativity Conversation with Tom Hück
When: Feb. 23, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Poetry reading: Richard Blanco
When: Feb. 23, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts
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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Lecture: "Climate Change: Challenges & Opportunities"
When: Feb. 25, 11:30 a.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 208
Admission: Free
 
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JWJI Race & Difference Colloquium: "Slave & Free Black Marriage in the 19th Century"
When: Feb. 25, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room
Admission: Free
 
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Feb.
 
Lecture: "Between Israel and Yemen: Yemeni Jewish Identity"
When: Feb. 25, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Modern Languages Building, Room 201
Admission: Free
 
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Theater: "The Meeting"
When: Feb. 25, 4:30 p.m.
Where: Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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MAP IT/Little Dots, Big Ideas: "Mapping the Manual of Birds: A New Approach to Understanding Chinese Natural History Painting"
When: Feb. 25, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Oxford Road Building, Presentation Room
Admission: Free
 
26
Feb.
 
Pitts Theology Library Annual Book Sale
When: Feb. 26, 8:00 a.m.
Where: Pitts Lecture Hall
Admission: Free
 
26
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Emory Farmers Market
When: Feb. 26, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Cox Bridge
Admission: Free
 
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Workshop: ArcGIS Online and Esri Story Maps
When: Feb. 26, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 312
Admission: Free
 
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Cookies in Candler Atlanta Campus Edition
When: Feb. 26, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Math and Science Center
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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Concert: Todd Qualls, piano
When: Feb. 26, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
 
27
Feb.
 
Webinar: "WorkLife Benefits Overview: Highlighting a New Vendor"
When: Feb. 27, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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Workshop: Introduction to Git and GitHub
When: Feb. 27, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 312
Admission: Free
 
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Special Screening: Rare IB Technicolor Print
When: Feb. 27, 7:30 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 208
Admission: Free
 
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