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RESEARCH
Earliest look at newborns' visual cortex reveals the minds babies are born with
Within hours of birth, a baby’s gaze is drawn to faces. Now, brain scans of newborns reveal the neurobiology underlying this behavior, showing that as young as six days a baby’s brain appears hardwired for the specialized tasks of seeing faces and seeing places.

 

ATHLETICS
Men's basketball to host opening rounds of NCAA D-III Championship
Cheer on Emory as championship basketball begins. Play starts at 5 p.m. Friday in the WoodPEC before the Eagles take on Methodist University at 7:30 p.m. Winners will advance to Saturday’s second-round game at 7:30 p.m.

 

VIEWPOINTS
Lecture to explore book smugglers who saved rare works from Nazis
David E. Fishman will deliver Emory's annual Tenenbaum Lecture on Thursday, March 19. He will explore "The Book Smugglers of the Vilna Ghetto: A Story of Spiritual Resistance."

 

CAMPUS
Site preparations begin on new R. Randall Rollins Building
Construction begins this month on a 10-story facility to significantly expand Rollins School of Public Health. Site preparations include the installation of safety fencing and the carefully regulated process of tree removal and replacement.

ACTIVITIES
10 free things to do in March
Campus activities this month include enlightening lectures, multiple performances and the chance to create a sand painting reminiscent of a Tibetan mandala. Learn about these and other ways to have fun for free.
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CORONAVIRUS UPDATES
 
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Travel and social distancing: Emory community members returning from countries with a CDC Level 3 health notice for coronavirus — China, Iran, Italy and South Korea — must wait 14 days before returning to campus. See the latest coronavirus updates for the Emory community.  
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TAKE NOTE
 
Vote for Emory's research on detecting Alzheimer's through eye movements in #STATMadness
Vote for Emory's research on detecting Alzheimer's through eye movements in #STATMadness

Retired U.S. Navy Chief of Chaplains to speak about leadership on March 25 at Candler
Retired U.S. Navy Chief of Chaplains to speak about leadership on March 25 at Candler

School of Nursing ranked No. 5 in NIH funding among nursing schools
School of Nursing ranked No. 5 in NIH funding among nursing schools
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EMORY INSIDER
 
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Save the date: The Provost Lecture Series continues next month, with former Surgeon General Jocelyn Elders speaking at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 2. The program will be at the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. There is no charge, but tickets are required for admission. Reserve your seat now.
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IN THE NEWS
 
LGBT+ candidates win big in U.S. Super Tuesday contests

 

LGBT+ candidates win big in U.S. Super Tuesday contests
March 4 |  Alan Abramowitz |  Reuters

Rate cut has limits in virus-proofing Atlanta’s economy

 

Rate cut has limits in virus-proofing Atlanta’s economy
March 3 |  Tom Smith |  Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Weinstein accuser shares cultural, religious factors that prevented her from dealing with alleged abuse

 

Weinstein accuser shares cultural, religious factors that prevented her from dealing with alleged abuse
Feb. 28 |  Helen Jin Kim |  NBC News
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Featured Events
 
Atlanta Master Chorale: "Questions and Queries"

 

Atlanta Master Chorale: "Questions and Queries"
Join the Chorale for its third concert of the season as they ponder questions and conundrums large and small. A second performance will be Saturday, March 7, at 8 p.m.
When: March 6, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: $30; Emory faculty, staff and students are eligible for a discount
Movement Workshop: "Peace, Love, Vote"

 

Movement Workshop: "Peace, Love, Vote"
The Dancing Flowers for Peace lead this workshop for women, connecting peace and transformation with dance. Movements are easily adaptable and no dance experience is necessary. Part of the event series “Embodied: A Celebration of Human Health and the Arts.”
When: March 7, 12:30 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Tharp Rehearsal Hall
Admission: Free; register online
Author Tour and Art Workshop: "Warrior Queens"

 

Author Tour and Art Workshop: "Warrior Queens"
Bring children ages 8-14 to hear author Vicky Shecter read about six historical rebel queens, then explore images and stories of warrior women with her in the galleries. After the tour, children will create their own warrior shields.
When: March 8, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum
Admission:  $20 for members; $30 for nonmembers; online registration required
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