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Thursday, April 18, 2019
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RESEARCH
Campus tree leads student to ancient Chinese text and laboratory discovery
Extracts from the seeds of the ginkgo tree show antibacterial activity on pathogens that can cause skin infections, according to a study that started as Emory biology major Xinyi Huang's senior thesis and drew inspiration from an ancient text in the theology library.

 

COLLABORATION
Harlem Globetrotters name Emory Healthcare as official team sports medicine provider
The Harlem Globetrotters have named Emory Healthcare as their official sports medicine provider. As part of the partnership, the team will have access to the physicians and athletic trainers at the Emory Sports Medicine Center and Emory Healthcare network.

 

HONORS
Public health professor Karen Andes selected to Governor's Teaching Fellows Program
Karen Andes, assistant professor in the Hubert Department of Global Health at Emory's Rollins School of Public Health, is one of 18 higher education faculty from across the state chosen as a 2018-2019 Governor's Teaching Fellow.

 

INSIGHT
Artist Carrie Mae Weems visits Emory to 'think together the big questions'
As the final speaker in this year's Provost Lecture Series, photographer and video installation artist Carrie Mae Weems explored the legacy of African American identity, class, culture.

CAMPUS
The Peeps experiments: A seasonal celebration of science
Douglas Mulford, senior lecturer for the Department of Chemistry, treats students every spring to a "Peeps" show, a 45-minute experiment of every chemical thing that you can do to Peeps. Watch the video to see the many things that won't destroy a Peep -- and what ultimately will.
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EMORY INSIDER
 
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Save the date for Staff Fest: Registration is now open for the friendly but fierce volleyball competition at Emory's annual Staff Fest, so start forming your team. Staff Fest is set for Friday, May 17, with games, food, music and more on the Quad.
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TAKE NOTE
 
James Weldon Johnson Distinguished Lecture set for April 18 featuring scholar Nell Irvin Painter discussing race in America
James Weldon Johnson Distinguished Lecture set for April 18 featuring scholar Nell Irvin Painter discussing race in America

Office of Sustainability Initiatives lists Earth Month events and activities
Office of Sustainability Initiatives lists Earth Month events and activities

Learning and Organizational Development accepting applications and nominations for its summer cohort leadership programs
Learning and Organizational Development accepting applications and nominations for its summer cohort leadership programs

Carlos Museum bookshop will hold annual two-day spring clearance sale May 3- 4
Carlos Museum bookshop will hold annual two-day spring clearance sale May 3- 4
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IN THE NEWS
 
 Attacking AIDS in Atlanta

 

Attacking AIDS in Atlanta
April 18 |  Carlos del Rio |  U.S. News & World Report

Scientists partly restore activity in dead-pig brains

 

Scientists partly restore activity in dead-pig brains
April 17 |  Karen Rommelfanger |  The Atlantic

 What to know about the origins and meanings of the major Holy Week rituals

 

What to know about the origins and meanings of the major Holy Week rituals
April 12 |  Susan Reynolds |  Time
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FEATURED EVENTS
 
Chamber music concert: The Vega String Quartet

 

Chamber music concert: The Vega String Quartet
Hear Emory's quartet-in-residence perform quartets of Haydn, Debussy and Beethoven.
When: April 20, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
Earth Day film screening: "The Ivory Game"

 

Earth Day film screening: "The Ivory Game"
Hongxiang Huang, who was featured in the film, will share his experience related to the ivory poaching and trade.
When: April 22, 5:30 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 206
Admission: Free
Meet Me @ Lullwater or the Tunnel

 

Meet Me @ Lullwater or the Tunnel
"Move more" by joining these Wednesday group walks either in the outdoor beauty of Lullwater Preserve or the climate-controlled comfort of Emory's hospital tunnels.
When: April 24, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Lullwater Preserve OR the Emory University Hospital Tunnel Entrance
Admission: Free
 
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Lecture: Nell Irvin Painter on "What Can 'The History of White People' Teach Us About Race in America?"
When: April 18, 4:30 p.m.
Where: Cannon Chapel
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
Twelfth Annual Southeastern Critical Care Summit
When: April 19, 7:30 a.m.
Where: Emory Conference Center Hotel, large amphitheatre
Admission: Varies
 
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Panel discussion: Asians in Art
When: April 19, 4:30 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 207
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
Third Annual St. Jude Gala
When: April 19, 7:00 p.m.
Where: School of Medicine, Lobby
Admission: $10 advance; $12.50 at door; students free; donations welcome
 
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Documentary film: "Human with a Stool"
When: April 19, 7:30 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 208
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
All the Hospital's a Stage: Student-Written One-Act Plays
When: April 19, 8:00 p.m.
Where: School of Medicine, Room 110
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
WaterHub Tour
When: April 22, 10:00 a.m.
Where: WaterHub at Peavine Drive
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
AntiquiTEA: The God Vishnu and the Forms of the 10 Avatars
When: April 23, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
Bettye Rose Connell Lecture and Reception: Pat Parmelee on research and services for the elderly and chronically ill
When: April 23, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Miller-Ward Alumni House
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
Concert: Emory Big Band
When: April 23, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
Lecture: Teresa Morgan on "Can Theology Talk to History?"
When: April 24, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Candler School of Theology, Rita Anne Rollins Building, Room 252
Admission: Free
 
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Compassion Meditation
When: April 24, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Cannon Chapel, Room 106
Admission: Free
 
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Film screening: "Speed Racer" (2008)
When: April 24, 7:30 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 208
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
Lecture: James Zainaldin on "The Tangled Web of War: Generalship as an Art and Science in the Early Roman Empire"
When: April 25, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Candler Library, Room 120
Admission: Free
 
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April
 
Emory Dance Company Spring Concert
When: April 25, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts, Dance Studio
Admission: $10; $6 all students
 
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