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Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020
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INSPIRATION
New space for students expands Emory’s innovation ecosystem
The Hatchery, Emory's new student innovation center, opens its doors in mid-February, joining the university's thriving environment of creativity and discovery.

 

RECOGNITION
Emory’s Sterk, Lewin among '100 most influential Georgians'
Emory University President Claire E. Sterk and Jon Lewin, president, CEO and chair of Emory Healthcare, have been named among the "100 Most Influential Georgians" for the second consecutive year by Georgia Trend magazine.

 

LITERATURE
Celebrated poet Nikki Giovanni to give free reading at Emory
Celebrated activist poet Nikki Giovanni will read her work on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 4 p.m. at Emory University's Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts.

 

RESEARCH
How personality predicts seeing others as sex objects
Several personality traits related to psychopathy — especially being openly antagonistic — predict a tendency to view others as merely sex objects, finds a study by psychologists at Emory.

 

CONNECTIONS
Super Bowl kicker has deep ties to Emory
Harrison Butker, a record-setting field goal kicker for the Kansas City Chiefs, has strong family ties to Emory's Winship Cancer Institute and will play in Super Bowl LIV on Feb. 2 in Miami.

CREATIVITY
Theater Emory introduces original new plays with Brave New Works Festival
Celebrate the creativity of playwriting and enjoy new works from professional playwrights, Emory students and others during the biennial Brave New Works Festival, encompassing three weekends beginning Jan. 31.
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TAKE NOTE
 
Jan. 31 is deadline to apply for Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science Workshop
Jan. 31 is deadline to apply for Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science Workshop

Nominations open for Graduating Women of Excellence Awards; submit by Feb. 3
Nominations open for Graduating Women of Excellence Awards; submit by Feb. 3

Jagdish Sheth to receive prestigious award from Indian government
Jagdish Sheth to receive prestigious award from Indian government
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EMORY INSIDER
 
Emory Insider

 

Stay safe: If you're on campus at night, contact SafeRide to get a free shuttle, golf cart, vehicle or walking escort to your destination. Just call 404-727-7555 or use the On Demand feature in TransLoc's Rider app. The SafeRide service is available for faculty and staff from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
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In the News
 
Coronavirus outbreak: Window seat safest place to avoid potential transmission in flight

 

Coronavirus outbreak: Window seat safest place to avoid potential transmission in flight
Jan. 29 |  Vicki Hertzberg |  Fox News

How one town's life with coal ash inspired a Georgia bill

 

How one town's life with coal ash inspired a Georgia bill
Jan. 29 |  Carmen Marsit |  GPB Radio News

Trailblazing female attorney is honored in Atlanta

 

Trailblazing female attorney is honored in Atlanta
Jan. 27 |  Nancy Scott Rogers |  Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Featured Events
 
Pajama Concert with the Vega String Quartet

 

Pajama Concert with the Vega String Quartet
Sip some hot chocolate while enjoying musical bedtime stories with the Vega String Quartet. Little ones are invited to wear their pajamas.
When: Jan. 31, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
Oxford Student Center Grand Opening

 

Oxford Student Center Grand Opening
Help celebrate a new chapter in the life of Oxford College and the long-anticipated dream of opening the Oxford College Student Center.
When: Feb. 2, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Oxford College Student Center
Admission: Free
 
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2020 Intramural Global Health Case Competition
When: Feb. 1, 1:15 p.m.
Where: Rollins School of Public Health, Claudia Nance Rollins Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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Feb.
 
Concert: The Bach Bowl on Super Bowl Sunday
When: Feb. 2, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Feb.
 
JWJI Colloquium: Rashida Braggs on "Why Leave, Why Come?"
When: Feb. 3, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room
Admission: Free; RSVP requested
 
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Feb.
 
Lecture: The Story of Christian Art as Iconography
When: Feb. 4, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Candler School of Theology, Room 252
Admission: Free
 
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Lecture: Jessica Tomkins on "Power in Death: Mastabas and Provincial Elite Power in Old Kingdom Egypt"
When: Feb. 4, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum
Admission: Free
 
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Lecture: Elizabeth Pastan on "The History of the Gothic Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris"
When: Feb. 5, 4:30 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Film Screening: "A Raisin in the Sun"
When: Feb. 5, 7:30 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 208
Admission: Free
 
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