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Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019
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SUSTAINABILITY
From Georgia farms to Emory tables
In partnership with The Conservation Fund, Emory makes a bold commitment to support the next generation of local farmers -- which also will boost the supply of fresh, local, sustainably grown food for Emory's campus and hospital communities.

 

LEADERSHIP
Letter from President Claire E. Sterk to the Emory community
In a letter to the Emory community, President Claire E. Sterk discusses her decision to retire as the university's president, effective August 2020, and her return to Emory's faculty.

 

UNIVERSITY
President Claire E. Sterk announces retirement, effective August 2020
President Claire E. Sterk has notified the Emory University Board of Trustees that she will be retiring as president, effective August 2020. The Board has accepted her retirement and will be launching a search for a successor.

 

HONORS
McKenna receives 2019 AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Award
Since joining Emory last spring, Maryn McKenna has worked to develop and teach courses and skills workshops on health and science communication, addressing writing, multimedia storytelling and public persuasion.

 

CAMPUS
Four new fellows join Emory's Creative Writing Program
Bringing talents in poetry, fiction and playwriting, Kimberly Belflower, Katie Condon, Gabriel Houck and Josh Wilder will help educate undergraduates and continue honing their own craft. Houck and Belflower give a public reading Nov. 18.

PARTNERSHIPS
Georgia Climate Conference explores what's at stake for state
Held at Emory, the Georgia Climate Conference drew diverse interests and industries to share ideas about how to minimize Georgia's risks and maximize the state's future in a changing climate.
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TAKE NOTE
 
Hear Creative Writing Program fellows Gabriel Houck and Kimberly Belflower read their own works on Monday, Nov. 18
Hear Creative Writing Program fellows Gabriel Houck and Kimberly Belflower read their own works on Monday, Nov. 18

Nominate an Emory shuttle driver or parking ambassador for special recognition by Nov. 30
Nominate an Emory shuttle driver or parking ambassador for special recognition by Nov. 30

Center for the Study of Law and Religion launches Canopy Forum
Center for the Study of Law and Religion launches Canopy Forum
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EMORY INSIDER
 
Emory Insider

 

Resources for quitting smoking: Nov. 21 is the Great American Smokeout, sponsored by the American Cancer Society to encourage smokers everywhere to quit. Emory offers a variety of resources to help you quit smoking, improve your health and generally feel better.
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In the News
 
Emory event explores the intersection of psychiatry and the humanities

 

Emory event explores the intersection of psychiatry and the humanities
Nov. 12 |  Andrew Furman and Jericho Brown |  WABE-FM

Emory breaks ground on $469 million cancer treatment tower in Midtown

 

Emory breaks ground on $469 million cancer treatment tower in Midtown
Nov. 12 |  Walter Curran, Jr. and Daniel Owens |  Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Trauma outcomes worse with risk factors for heart disease and stroke

 

Trauma outcomes worse with risk factors for heart disease and stroke
Nov. 8 |  Brett Tracy |  Reuters
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Featured Events
 
NCAA Atlanta Regional Volleyball Tournament

 

NCAA Atlanta Regional Volleyball Tournament
Catch great volleyball action this weekend as the Emory Eagles host the region tournament and begin the road to defending their national title. Play starts at 12:30 p.m. Friday, with the Eagles' first match at 8 p.m.
When: Nov. 15, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff P.E. Center
Admission: Free
Rothschild Lecture: Lillian Faderman on "Harvey Milk Through a Jewish Lens"

 

Rothschild Lecture: Lillian Faderman on "Harvey Milk Through a Jewish Lens"
Hear an internationally known scholar of LGBT history and literature deliver Emory's 11th annual Rothschild Lecture.
When: Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Oxford Road Building, Oxford Presentation Room
Admission: Free
Election 2020 Presidential Debate Watch Party

 

Election 2020 Presidential Debate Watch Party
Join Emory friends to watch the Democratic Presidential debate, plus hear two of Emory's election experts analyze the dialogue and weigh in on campaign trail dynamics.
When: Nov. 20, 8:30 p.m.
Where: Miller-Ward Alumni House
Admission: Free; registration required
 
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Cooke Noontime Concert: Emily Uematsu, Violin
When: Nov. 15, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Nov.
 
An Evening of Dance with Yolande Snaith: Process, Product, Performance
When: Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Oxford College, Williams Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Dooley's Players: "Peerless"
When: Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Burlington Road Building
Admission: Free
 
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Theater Emory: "The Nether"
When: Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Theater Lab
Admission: $15 / $12 / $5 students and industry
 
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Children's Workshop: Painting the Cosmos
When: Nov. 17, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Tate Room
Admission: $15 for Carlos Museum members; $20 for nonmembers; registration required
 
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Concert: "Songs of Norway: Music of Grieg, Sinding and Halvorsen"
When: Nov. 17, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
 
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JWJI Colloquium: Trimiko Melancon on "What Do You Have to Lose? Race and the Politics of Personhood in America"
When: Nov. 18, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 311
Admission: Free
 
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Nov.
 
Workshop: Introduction to Python
When: Nov. 18, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Emory Student Center, Room N103
Admission: Free
 
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Nov.
 
Launch Event: Lancet Report on Health and Climate
When: Nov. 19, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Klamon Room
Admission: Free
 
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Lecture: Todd Cronan on "From Expression to Creation: Minor White's Staged Photography"
When: Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Workshop: The New Canvas Gradebook
When: Nov. 20, 9:00 a.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 314
Admission: Free
 
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Information Fair: Get to Know the Environmental Health and Safety Office
When: Nov. 21, 11:30 a.m.
Where: Yerkes Main Building, Seminar Room
Admission: Free
 
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