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Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020
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CONNECTIONS
Coronavirus, community and compassion
The global health crisis hits home for Emory, from faculty exploring possible treatments to a postdoctoral researcher who had to cancel the traditional wedding she had planned with her family in China. Across Emory's campuses, students, faculty and staff are coming together to help those impacted by the outbreak.

 

ACHIEVEMENT
Acclaim: Recent honors for Emory faculty and staff
Emory faculty and staff are routinely recognized for their work locally, nationally and internationally. Learn about some recent accolades, from book awards to honors from professional societies and other nations.

 

WELLNESS
Healthy Emory Connect offers expanded digital resources
Employees have new wellness resources at their fingertips, with over 250 Whil programs added to the Healthy Emory Connect platform. Through February, earn double points toward helping offset medical costs by completing Whil programs.

 

RESEARCH
New synthesis tools enhance 3D chemical space for drug discovery
Emory scientists helped develop a new approach for organic synthesis: carbon-hydrogen functionalization. Now they’re showing how it may apply to drug discovery.

CAMPUS
Feast of Words celebrates Emory faculty authors and editors
The Emory community gathered on Feb. 10 for Feast of Words, the university’s annual celebration of faculty authors. Ninety-eight faculty members authored or edited a total of 104 books in 2019.
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TAKE NOTE
 
Reserve your space at the 16th Annual Hamilton E. Holmes Memorial Lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 19
Reserve your space at the 16th Annual Hamilton E. Holmes Memorial Lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 19

RSVP for the 2020 Pride Awards to be held Tuesday, March 3
RSVP for the 2020 Pride Awards to be held Tuesday, March 3

RSPH renames Department of Environmental Health in honor of Eugene and Rose Gangarosa
RSPH renames Department of Environmental Health in honor of Eugene and Rose Gangarosa
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EMORY INSIDER
 
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Summer fun: Whether you’re looking for camps to keep children busy this summer or need tutoring services or driving lessons for teens, Emory’s free 2020 Annual Camp and Learning Expo might have the connections for you. Stop by Woodruff PE Center on Thursday, Feb. 13, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. to meet representatives and gather info.
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In the News
 
150-year-old mummified bee nests found in Panama City cathedral

 

150-year-old mummified bee nests found in Panama City cathedral
Feb. 7 |  Berry Brosi |  Smithsonian Magazine

The other viral threat: Misinformation about coronavirus spreads on social media

 

The other viral threat: Misinformation about coronavirus spreads on social media
Feb. 7 |  Marybeth Sexton |  Georgia Public Broadcasting

Where Trump's acquittal fits into the history of impeachment, according to historians

 

Where Trump's acquittal fits into the history of impeachment, according to historians
Feb. 6 |  Carol Anderson |  TIME
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Featured Events
 
Concert: Emory Youth Symphony Orchestra

 

Concert: Emory Youth Symphony Orchestra
Emory Youth Symphony Orchestra and Atlanta Junior Chamber Orchestra present an evening of orchestral masterworks. Paul Bhasin and Georgia Ekonomou conduct.
When: Feb. 12, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
Transcendent Deities Conversation: "Guising as God"

 

Transcendent Deities Conversation: "Guising as God"
Learn about the practice of vesham (using clothing and ornamentation to guise and disguise) across a range of Indian contexts, including the possibility of becoming god.
When: Feb. 12, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Artist Conversation: Derrick Phillips Sr. on "Bullets and Nooses"
When: Feb. 12, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Center for Ethics, Ethics and the Arts Gallery
Admission: Free; registration needed
 
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Film Screening: "Claudine"
When: Feb. 12, 7:30 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 208
Admission: Free
 
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Concert: Seraph Brass
When: Feb. 12, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Oxford College, Williams Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Theater: "Heathers: The Musical"
When: Feb. 13, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Burlington Road Building, Black Box Theater
Admission: $5; discounts available
 
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Beethoven 2020: Violin and Cello Works I
When: Feb. 14, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum
Admission: Free
 
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Frederick Douglass Day Reading
When: Feb. 14, 12:30 p.m.
Where: McDonough Plaza
Admission: Free
 
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Brave New Works: "Day" and "Land of Smiles"
When: Feb. 14, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Theater Lab
Admission: Free; registration needed
 
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Artful Stories: Hanuman’s Adventure from Indian Tales Anthology
When: Feb. 15, 9:00 a.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Special Exhibition Galleries
Admission: Free
 
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Brave New Works: "Edinburgh Fringe Project"
When: Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Theater Lab
Admission: Free; registration needed
 
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