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Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019
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IMPACT
Emory to lead international drug discovery center as part of Alzheimer's grant
The National Institute of Aging is awarding approximately $37 million over five years to a team of international researchers, led by Emory, to help accelerate the development of new therapies that will effectively treat or prevent Alzheimer's disease.

 

LITERATURE
Claudia Rankine to deliver Ellmann Lectures on campus
Award-winning poet and essayist Claudia Rankine will deliver the next series of the Richard Ellmann Lectures in Modern Literature on Nov. 7-9. Tickets become available Oct. 2.

 

CAMPUS
10 things to do for $10 or less
October brings Homecoming and Halloween, a Buddhist master on compassion, a wealth of fine photographs on exhibit and much more. Here are just a few options for entertainment and learning this month.

 

RESEARCH
Study gets to the root of rice's resilience to floods
Although rice is the only major food crop that's resilient to flooding, a new study by Emory researchers identifies genetic clues that may help scientists improve the resilience of other crops.

COMMUNITY
Emory celebrates new PATH trail options
Created through a partnership between Emory and the PATH Foundation, two new sections of a traffic-restricted, multi-use trail system expand options for cyclists and pedestrians.
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TAKE NOTE
 
Join experts to learn about global book history research on Friday, Oct. 4
Join experts to learn about global book history research on Friday, Oct. 4

Sample tasty treats and discover food options at the Sustainable Food Fair on Tuesday, Oct. 8
Sample tasty treats and discover food options at the Sustainable Food Fair on Tuesday, Oct. 8

Oct. 21 program shows faculty how to create healthy learning environments for graduate students
Oct. 21 program shows faculty how to create healthy learning environments for graduate students
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Emory Insider
 
Emory Insider

 

End of the outdoor swimming season: You still have a few days left to take a dip in the outdoor pool at the Student Activity and Academic Center on the Clairmont Campus. The pool is open until Nov. 1 and is heated to a minimum of 78 degrees. Faculty and staff may purchase discount memberships or use the $10 daily walk-up pass.
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In the News
 
Can marijuana help treat autism symptoms? A new study aims to find out

 

Can marijuana help treat autism symptoms? A new study aims to find out
Sept. 29 |  Michael Morrier |  CNN

Atlanta school unveils new mural honoring namesake

 

Atlanta school unveils new mural honoring namesake
Sept. 28 |  Emory's Center for Creativity and Arts and Emory's Center for Women and Graduation Generation |  FOX 5 Atlanta

Analysis: Economic warning signs give Democrats an opening in 2020. They may not take it

 

Analysis: Economic warning signs give Democrats an opening in 2020. They may not take it
Sept. 25 |  Alan Abramowitz |  Chicago Tribune
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Featured Events
 
Livestream: Meshell Ndegeocello

 

Livestream: Meshell Ndegeocello
The Provost Lecture Series presents singer-songwriter Meshell Ndegeocello. The event is filled to capacity, but you can still watch online.
When: Oct. 3, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
Dance: "fence" by staibdance

 

Dance: "fence" by staibdance
This political and socially driven work by Emory Dance faculty George Staib will also be performed Oct. 4, 5 and 6.
When: Oct. 3, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Dance Studio
Admission: $10 / $20 / $25
Winship 5K Run: Win the Fight

 

Winship 5K Run: Win the Fight
Help raise money for innovative cancer research at Winship Cancer Institute. Note: Online registration closes Thursday, Oct. 3, at 6 a.m.
When: Oct. 5, 7:00 a.m.
Where: Emory University Quadrangle
 
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Webinar: "Suddenly You're a Caregiver"
When: Oct. 2, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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Volleyball: Emory vs. Lee University
When: Oct. 2, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff PE Center
Admission: Free
 
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Film Screening: "Sunset Boulevard" (1950)
When: Oct. 2, 7:30 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 208
Admission: Free
 
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Workshop: "Writing a Data Management Plan for Basic Science"
When: Oct. 3, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 314
Admission: Free
 
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Political Science Speaker Series: Emily Ritter
When: Oct. 3, 11:30 a.m.
Where: 120A Tarbutton Hall
Admission: Free
 
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The Fixie Bike Repair and Maintenance
When: Oct. 3, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Parking deck across from Kaldi's at the Depot
Admission: Free
 
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Women's Soccer: Oxford vs. Georgia Military College
When: Oct. 3, 6:45 p.m.
Where: Oxford College, Bivings Athletic Field
Admission: Free
 
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Dooley's Players: "I Am an Emotional Creature"
When: Oct. 3, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Harland Cinema
Admission: Free; registration required
 
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Environmental Sciences Seminar Series: Jill Gambill on "Sea Level Rise Adaptation on Georgia's Coast"
When: Oct. 4, 10:00 a.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 112
Admission: Free
 
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Contemplative Science Seminar: Briana Woods-Jaeger on "Mindfulness as a Tool to Promote Health Equity"
When: Oct. 2, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Psychology Building, PAIS 220
Admission: Free
 
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Atlanta Master Chorale: "All Creatures Great and Small"
When: Oct. 4, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: $25 / $30
 
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Workshop: "Preparing for a Successful Retirement: Healthcare Matters"
When: Oct. 7, 1:30 p.m.
Where: 1599 Clifton Building, Room 1.432
Admission: Free; register by Oct. 4
 
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