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LITERATURE
Emory professor Jericho Brown named finalist for National Book Award for poetry
Out of hundreds of submissions, Emory Creative Writing Program Director Jericho Brown's collection "The Tradition" is one of just five finalists named to the prestigious "short list" for the 2019 National Book Award for poetry.

 

GROWTH
Groundbreaking marks next step toward Executive Park long-term plan
Emory Healthcare broke ground on the new Emory Musculoskeletal Institute on Oct. 4. The facility will house services for orthopaedics and spine care, physical therapy, imaging and ambulatory surgery, plus include research support space.

 

HEALTH
'Refresh From Stress' wellness program returns with even more reasons to join
Healthy Emory and the Faculty Staff Assistance Program have teamed up again to present "Refresh From Stress: 30 Day Inspiration" during October. Join to learn new ways to manage stress, practice self-care and earn points toward health plan incentives.

 

ARTS
Photography exhibit explores Minor White's work and his search for meaning
The Carlos Museum's newest exhibit opens Oct. 12, featuring photography by Minor White and others who focus on minimalism and nature abstraction such as Ansel Adams, Edward Weston and Rose Mandel.

 

ENVIRONMENT
Emory earns 2019 Outstanding Institutional Recycling Program award
Emory's extensive efforts to divert campus waste from landfills garnered the Spirit of Green Award for institutional recycling from the Georgia Recycling Coalition.

SCIENCE
Navigating 'Neuralville': Virtual town helps map brain functions
Emory psychologists have found that the human brain uses three distinct systems to perceive our environment — one for recognizing a place, another for navigating through that place and a third for navigating from one place to another.
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Apply now to be considered for Emory leadership, mentor or administrative professionals programs
Apply now to be considered for Emory leadership, mentor or administrative professionals programs

New $8 million grant from CDC will support cancer prevention in rural Georgia
New $8 million grant from CDC will support cancer prevention in rural Georgia

Faculty: Register for Dean's Pop-Up event on Oct. 16
Faculty: Register for Dean's Pop-Up event on Oct. 16

Catch the 'Punk's Not Dead' exhibit in the Rose Library before it closes Oct. 31
Catch the 'Punk's Not Dead' exhibit in the Rose Library before it closes Oct. 31
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Emory Insider
 
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Honorary degree nominations: Faculty, staff and students are invited to nominate outstanding individuals to receive honorary degrees at Commencement. Nominations are due by Nov. 1 for consideration for degrees to be presented in 2021 and beyond. Learn more at the Honorary Degrees website.
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In the News
 
DeKalb lawmakers will attend ethics town halls despite 'cancellations'

 

DeKalb lawmakers will attend ethics town halls despite 'cancellations'
Oct. 7 |  Paul Root Wolpe |  Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The end of guinea worm was just around the corner. Not anymore

 

The end of guinea worm was just around the corner. Not anymore
Oct. 4 |  Jessica Fairley |  NPR

#WhyIVaccinate trends as people share the life-saving benefits of vaccines

 

#WhyIVaccinate trends as people share the life-saving benefits of vaccines
Oct. 3 |  Carlos del Rio |  Newsweek
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Featured Events
 
Emory Safety Fair

 

Emory Safety Fair
Meet Emory's safety and emergency preparedness partners. Learn about crime prevention, fire safety, Stop the Bleed, CPR/AEDs and more. Free giveaways, games and prizes.
When: Oct. 10, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Cox Hall Bridge at Asbury Circle
Program: "Cultivating Compassion: A Roadmap from Buddhism"

 

Program: "Cultivating Compassion: A Roadmap from Buddhism"
The Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion-Based Ethics hosts His Eminence, Geshe Lobsang Dorjee, the Sharpa Choeje Rinpoche, distinguished scholar from Drepung Loseling Monastery.
When: Oct. 10, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
 
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Planetary Health and Infectious Diseases Speaker Series: Thomas Gillespie on "The Ecology of Infection"
When: Oct. 10, 12:00 p.m.
Where: RSPH Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Room 1051
Admission: Free
 
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Zotero Introduction
When: Oct. 10, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Robert W. Woodruff Library, Level 3, Room 312
Admission: Free
 
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Volleyball vs. Birmingham Southern
When: Oct. 10, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff PE Center
Admission: Free
 
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Waterhub Tour
When: Oct. 11, 12:00 p.m.
Where: 700 Peavine Creek Drive
Admission: Free
 
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Identity, Inclusion and Sense of Belonging Series: Jay Austin on "From 'Janice' to 'Jay'"
When: Oct. 11, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Emerson Center Lectureship Award Symposium: Alan Aspuru on "The Materials for Tomorrow, Today: Advancing Molecular Sciences by Machine Learning and Quantum Computing"
When: Oct. 11, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Oxford Road Building Presentation Room
 
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CMBC Webcast Watch Party: CARTA Symposium on "Impact of Early Life Deprivation on Cognition"
When: Oct. 11, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Psychology Building, PAIS 280
Admission: Free
 
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New Exhibit: "Minor White, Unburdened: Photographs from the Collection of Lindsay W. Marshall"
When: Oct. 12, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Carlos Museum
 
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Women's Soccer vs. Washington University
When: Oct. 12, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Woodruff PE Center
Admission: Free
 
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Men's Soccer vs. Washington University
When: Oct. 12, 1:30 p.m.
Where: Woodruff PE Center
Admission: Free
 
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Atlanta Celebrates Photography: "Remembering Mario" Panel
When: Oct. 13, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Chace Gallery
 
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Latinx at Emory Block Party
When: Oct. 16, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Asbury Circle (rain location: the Pavilion)
 
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Annual Benefits Enrollment Session
When: Oct. 29, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Health Sciences Center, Auditorium
 
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