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IMPACT
Global health project advances toward $100M MacArthur grant
Emory’s proposal to end death and disability from diabetes and hypertension for millions of people in India is now among the top 100 projects under consideration for a $100 million grant by the MacArthur Foundation. Finalists will be selected in the spring.

 

CAMPUS
Emory remembers James V. Hatch, collector of African American arts and activism
James V. Hatch, a longtime supporter of Emory Libraries, died Feb. 14. He and his wife, Camille Billops, created a vast collection at Emory documenting the history of African American art, activism and culture.

SUPPORT
School of Medicine receives record NIH funding in 2019
The School of Medicine was awarded more federal funding than ever before from the National Institutes of Health, allowing researchers to pursue cutting-edge discoveries to cure and treat diseases.

 

ATHLETICS
Swimming and diving teams win UAA Championships
For the 22nd consecutive year, the Eagles brought home both the men’s and women’s swimming and diving team UAA Championship titles. They host the Emory Invitational Feb. 21-22 before competing at the NCAA Championships in March.

SCIENCE
Why germs jump species from animals to people
Although not yet confirmed, preliminary evidence suggests that the virus causing COVID-19, the 2019 coronavirus disease, may have originated in horseshoe bats in China. Disease ecologist Thomas Gillespie studies how germs jump between wild animals, domesticated animals and people -– and factors that can add to the risks of these “spillover” events.
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TAKE NOTE
 
Emory Johns Creek Hospital to host Women's Wellness Expo on Feb. 27
Emory Johns Creek Hospital to host Women's Wellness Expo on Feb. 27

RSVP to attend the 2020 Pride Awards by Feb. 28
RSVP to attend the 2020 Pride Awards by Feb. 28

Black History Month events continue; check out some highlights of what's still to come
Black History Month events continue; check out some highlights of what's still to come
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Keep current: Did you know that you can read the New York Times online for free through Emory Libraries? Access includes archives, blogs and other content. Set up your account and start reading.
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In the News
 
High Museum show examines Africa’s slave trade castles

 

High Museum show examines Africa’s slave trade castles
Feb. 18 |  David Eltis |  Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A cure for ‘tribal’ politics? Try learning from actual tribal people

 

A cure for ‘tribal’ politics? Try learning from actual tribal people
Feb. 20 |  Devaka Premawardhana |  Los Angeles Times

What’s a ‘super-spreading event’? And has it happened with COVID-19?

 

What’s a ‘super-spreading event’? And has it happened with COVID-19?
Feb. 19 |  Max Lau |  NPR
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Featured Events
 
Poetry Reading with Nikki Giovanni

 

Poetry Reading with Nikki Giovanni
Acclaimed poet Nikki Giovanni will read her work in an event that is free and open to the public. Seating will be limited, so plan to arrive early. Books and a limited-edition broadside will be for sale at the reading, with a signing immediately after.
When: Feb. 22, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts
Admission: Free
Workshop: "Having a Ball: Music, Laughter and Patient Inspiration"

 

Workshop: "Having a Ball: Music, Laughter and Patient Inspiration"
Use music, humor and fun to look at the patient experience and the roles health professionals play in their lives. The presentation is part of “Embodied: A Celebration of Human Health and the Arts,” a semester-long series of events examining health and the arts.
When: Feb. 26, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Performing Arts Studio
Admission: Free; registration needed
 
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Grand Rounds: "Diabetes in the Developing World"
When: Feb. 21, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Rollins School of Public Health, GCR Building, Rita Anne Rollins Room 860 (Facebook live stream also available)
Admission: Free
 
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Lecture: Anthony Grafton on "Images in the Margins: Renaissance Readers Draw the Meanings of Their Texts"
When: Feb. 21, 3:00 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Theater: "Heathers: The Musical"
When: Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Burlington Road Building, Black Box Theater
Admission: $5; discount available
 
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Theater: "Much Ado About Nothing"
When: Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Campus Life Pavilion
Admission: Free; registration required
 
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Arbor Day Celebration
When: Feb. 22, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Oxford College
Admission: Free
 
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JWJI Spring Colloquium Series: "Transnational Cosmopolitanism"
When: Feb. 24, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Goizueta Business School, Room W25
Admission: Free
 
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Philosophy Colloquium: "For Love of a Common World: James Baldwin, Hannah Arendt and the Claim of Black Modernity"
When: Feb. 24, 4:15 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 110
Admission: Free
 
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Lecture: Ayal Feinberg on "Quantifying Modern Antisemitism"
When: Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Oxford College, Williams Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Workshop: "ArcGIS Online and StoryMaps"
When: Feb. 25, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 312
Admission: Free; registration needed
 
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Poetry Reading: Jericho Brown
When: Feb. 25, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Oxford College, Student Center
Admission: Free
 
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Data Science Symposium and Panel Discussion: "How Health and Big Data Are Merging"
When: Feb. 26, 5:30 p.m.
Where: School of Medicine, Room 120
Admission: Free
 
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Lecture: Thomas S. Kidd on "Who Is an Evangelical?"
When: Feb. 26, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Candler School of Theology, Room 360
Admission: Free; registration requested
 
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