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Thursday, April 4, 2019
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IMPACT
Emory awarded $1.25 million grant from Mellon Foundation for undergraduate humanities education
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded Emory a $1.25 million grant to support the Humanities Pathways initiative, designed to better prepare students to convert their academic pursuits into meaningful professional opportunities in a rapidly changing world.

 

RESEARCH
Machine learning used to understand and predict dynamics of worm behavior
Biophysicists have used an automated method to model a living system — the dynamics of a worm responding to a stimulus. Dubbed "Sir Isaac" after Isaac Newton, the algorithm makes accurate predictions about the dynamics of worm behavior.

 

INSIGHT
Leading Chinese translator of 'The Letters of Samuel Beckett' comes to Emory
Bo Cao, an English professor at Hunan Normal University in China, will be in residence at Emory this year as he translates influential Irish writer Samuel Beckett's letters for Chinese readers.

 

INNOVATION
Emory Global Health Institute marks 10th anniversary of annual case competition
The Emory Global Health Institute recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of its annual International Emory Global Health Case Competition by hosting 30 university teams charged with developing hurricane preparedness strategies for multiple countries.

EVENTS
April: 10 things to do for under $10
With spring in full swing, head outside to celebrate National Jazz Appreciation Month with Jazz on the Green, part of a full slate of campus events for April.
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EMORY INSIDER
 
Emory Insider

 

Get guidance on summer camps and activities: Planning for summer? The Emory WorkLife Resource Center has a Summer Camp and Learning Programs Spotlight for quick overviews about various camps, including discounts for Emory employees and links to more information.  
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TAKE NOTE
 
New exhibition on "The English Bible in History and Worship" opens at Pitts Theology Library
New exhibition on "The English Bible in History and Worship" opens at Pitts Theology Library

Dooley's Week, Emory's annual celebration of school spirit, set for April 8-14
Dooley's Week, Emory's annual celebration of school spirit, set for April 8-14

Scholars can promote research to new audiences in the Scholarly Impact 5-Day Challenge April 8-12
Scholars can promote research to new audiences in the Scholarly Impact 5-Day Challenge April 8-12
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IN THE NEWS
 
 Do this for 5 minutes every day to rewire your brain for success, according to neuroscience

 

Do this for 5 minutes every day to rewire your brain for success, according to neuroscience
April 3 |  Sanjay Gupta |  CNBC

Mick Jagger prepares for heart surgery

 

Mick Jagger prepares for heart surgery
April 2 |  Vasilis Babaliaros |  CNN

Have you herd? It turns out cows have feelings, too.

 

Have you herd? It turns out cows have feelings, too.
April 2 |  Frans de Waal |  Christian Science Monitor
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FEATURED EVENTS
 
Film screenings: "Moi, Un Noir" and "Félicité"

 

Film screenings: "Moi, Un Noir" and "Félicité"
These films are part of the Tournées Film Festival on campus this week. The final screenings in the festival are set for April 5-6.
When: April 5, 6:00 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 207
Admission: Free
Collaborative Piano Concert

 

Collaborative Piano Concert
Emory undergraduate students perform celebrated works from the four-hand and two-piano repertoire.
When: April 7, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
Provost's Lecture Series: Carrie Mae Weems on "A History of Violence-Heave"

 

Provost's Lecture Series: Carrie Mae Weems on "A History of Violence-Heave"
Artist Carrie Mae Weems will explore the legacy of African American identity, class and culture.
When: April 8, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Glenn Memorial Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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Lecture: "Korean Theological Views of Current Christianity"
When: April 5, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Candler School of Theology, Rita Anne Rollins Building, Room 322
Admission: Free
 
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WaterHub Tour
When: April 5, 9:30 a.m.
Where: WaterHub at Peavine Creek Drive
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
Center for Women and Feminists in Action: Watch Your Mouth monologues
When: April 5, 7:00 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 208; also April 6
Admission: Free; donations welcome
 
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Theater: "The Tatischeff Café"
When: April 5, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Mary Gray Munroe Theater
Admission: $15; $5 all students
 
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April
 
Javanese Shadow Puppetry and Gamelan Music Concert
When: April 6, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Performing Arts Studio
Admission:  $10 suggested donation; $5 for students; children free
 
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April
 
Emory University Chorus and Emory Wind Ensemble
When: April 6, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Lecture: "Soul, Double, Life Force? The Ancient Egyptian Concept of Ka"
When: April 7, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Chamber music concert: Atlanta's Young Artists
When: April 7, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
JWJI Colloquium: "Race, Military Recruitment Advertising and Violence"
When: April 8, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
Psychology Colloquium: "Visions of the Past: The Role of Sensory Re-Experience in Emotional Memory"
When: April 8, 3:00 p.m.
Where: PAIS, Room 290
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
Panel discussion and Q&A: "Living With A Mental Health Condition"
When: April 8, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
Biomedical Research Awareness Day 2019
When: April 9, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Whitehead Biomedical Research Building, Courtyard
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
MediaLab Spring Workshop: Adobe Photoshop
When: April 9, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, MediaLab
Admission: Free
 
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Spring Garden Celebration
When: April 9, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Theology Garden outside Rita Anne Rollins Building
Admission: Free
 
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Lecture and discussion: "The Political Dimension of Moral Injury"
When: April 10, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Candler School of Theology, Rita Anne Rollins Building, Room 501
Admission: Free
 
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Film screening: "Distant Voices, Still Lives"
When: April 10, 7:30 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 208
Admission: Free
 
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Presentation: "Innovation in LGBT and Global Health Research"
When: April 11, 11:15 a.m.
Where: Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Boardroom
Admission: Free
 
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Lecture: "Another Time, Another Place: Birds in the Ancient World"
When: April 11, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Emory Miracle Dance Marathon
When: April 12, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Cox Hall, Ballroom
Admission: Free; donations welcome
 
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April
 
Donna J. Brogan Lecture in Biostatistics: "Precision Discovery of Neuroimaging Biomarkers for Parkinson's Disease"
When: April 15, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Room 8030
Admission: Free
 
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