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10 things to do at Emory in March
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Don’t forget to add fun events on campus, ranging from jazz concerts to thrilling sports and engaging lectures, to your calendar for March.

As the February cold begins to break, it’s time for warm weather and fun events on campus, ranging from intriguing lectures and exciting sports to entertaining theatre productions and concerts. Don’t forget to add these dates to your March calendar so you don’t miss any of these great events.

1. Create fabric coasters in a fun workshop.

Emory students, faculty and staff are invited to the TechLab to explore basic sewing by making fabric coasters. Sharpen your sewing skills by using pre-cut fabric squares and fusible fleeces. All materials and supplies will be provided in this free workshop at the Computing Center in Cox Hall on Friday, March 1, at 4 p.m.

2. Sharpen your knowledge of AI.

Artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming part of everyday life. Wouldn’t it be helpful to know more about it? Through March, Emory’s Center for AI Learning will bring together the power of the university to shape the AI revolution and provide programming for members of the Emory community to build a strong foundation of their AI knowledge.

Center for AI Learning student fellow Alisha Morejon will lead a workshop for students on building neural networks using artificial intelligence, navigating through the different stages, tools and methods of generating a neural network. The program will be Friday, March 1, at 2 p.m. in the Center for AI Learning classroom. Attendees are encouraged to register online.

Emory faculty, staff, students and community members are invited to attend the AI.Humanity speaking seminar featuring Julia Wrobel, assistant professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, on Wednesday, March 6, at 2 p.m. in Convocation Hall, Room 208.

Later in the month, on Wednesday, March 20, at 6 p.m., the AI.Humanity Speaker Series will continue in Convocation Hall, Room 208, with Phillip Wolf of Emory’s Psychology Department in Emory College of Arts and Sciences.

3. Catch OxTheatre’s spring production.

OxTheatre will explore the fusion of classical mythology and the harsh realities of street life in “Polaroid Stories” by Naomi Lizuka. The compelling narrative unfolds on the desolate outskirts of a major city and includes a poignant reflection of contemporary struggles. The performance runs Friday, March 1, and Saturday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m. An additional performance will also be held Saturday, March 2, at 3 p.m. in the Tarbutton PAC at Oxford College. Tickets are $8 and the show is open to the public.

4. Cheer on the Emory Eagles.

Beginning Friday, March 2, there are plenty of opportunities to show your support for the Emory Eagles as they compete at home. Head to Chappell Park at noon and 3 p.m. on Friday, March 2, to cheer on Eagles baseball.

Then, on Thursday, March 7, catch a softball game at 3 p.m. at Cooper Field against Covenant College. Catch a doubleheader on Saturday, March 16, at noon and 2 p.m. when Emory softball takes on Illinois Wesleyan at Cooper Field. You can also head to Chappell Park to catch Emory baseball battling Piedmont University at 2 p.m.

On Sunday, March 24, watch Emory women’s tennis as they take on Colby College at noon and celebrate Senior Day. Finish out the month with an Emory men’s tennis tournament when the Eagles take on Georgia Gwinnett College on Saturday, March 30, at 11 a.m. at the WoodPEC outdoor tennis courts.

All athletic events are free and open to the public. Be sure to check out the full schedule on the Emory Athletics website.  

5. Enjoy a time-honored tradition at Emory. 

Two can’t-miss lecture series will be held in March. The Richard Ellmann Lectures in Modern Literature will resume from March 3-5, featuring poet Natasha Trethewey and writer Fintan O’Toole. Their lectures will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the death of Seamus Heaney, the inaugural Ellmann Lecturer, with discussions centering on the theme “Writing Lives.” Reserve your free tickets online for all events.

The 27th annual Tenenbaum Family Lecture will be held Wednesday, March 6, at 7 p.m. in Convocation Hall. Laura Limonic, associate professor and chair of the Department of Sociology at State University of New York-Old Westbury, will examine “Latinx Jews in their Adopted Homeland: Constructing New Realities and Claiming New Identities.” This lecture is free and open to the public, but reservations are required.

6. Visit the Farmers Market and stock up on fresh, local goods.

Stock your pantry with homegrown goods and fun artisanal wares at the Emory Farmers Market. Head to McDonough Plaza on March 5, 19 and 26 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. to shop from a variety of vendors, engage with the community and contribute to a more sustainable food system. If you can’t make it in March, there are plenty more opportunities to visit the market throughout spring semester.

7. Get lost in the music.

Ring in spring with friends and colleagues by enjoying a show!

On Tuesday, March 5, at 7 p.m., head to Williams Hall at Oxford College for a performance by The APU INKA Musical Group. The group provides authentically traditional musical expression, and will play Peruvian, Latin American and world-popular music with the help of traditional Andean instruments. The show is free and open to the public.

On Friday, March 15, at 8 p.m., join the Atlanta Master Chorale at the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts for “Same Light, Different Lanterns: Sacred Music from Around the World,” an evening of sacred choral music with global flair. Created by composer Reena Esmail, “This Love Between Us: Prayers for Unity” will feature a choir, chamber orchestra, sitar and tabla. The first half of the show will feature Leonard Bernstein’s “Chichester Psalms” in Hebrew. The show is open to the public and tickets are $10 for Emory students and $38 for all other attendees.

Join Grammy-winning group Turtle Island at the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts on Friday, March 22, at 8 p.m. The quartet will perform “Island Prayers,” a multi-composer piece featuring works from jazz composer Terence Blanchard, MacArthur Genius Fellow Rhiannon Giddens, New Music USA Composer-in-Residence Jerrod Impichchaachaaha' Tate and Turtle Island Quartet founder David Balakrishnan. The public is invited to attend, and tickets are $10 for Emory students and $45 for other attendees. 

Round out March by joining the Emory Jazz Ensembles on Tuesday, March 26, at 8 p.m. at the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. The groups feature five to eight student members focusing on gaining experience and soloing for each participant. The event is open to the public and free to attend, with no tickets required. 

8. See a film screening with Sara Lasley.

Join award-winning filmmaker, actor, curator and educator Sarah Lasley for a film screening at Oxford College on Thursday, March 7, at 7 p.m. in the Humanities Building, Room 202. Lasley has screened her films nationally and internationally, with her latest solo film, “How I Choose to Spend the Remainder of my Birthing Years,” exploring the relationship between isolation and paracosm through a reenactment of an iconic dance scene from the film “Dirty Dancing.” Lasley’s film even caught the eye of Eleanor Bergstein, writer and producer of “Dirty Dancing,” and is the recipient of multiple awards, including Best Film and Best Female Actor at the Green Screen Film Festival in Perth, Australia.

9. Discover something new at a lecture on the civil rights movement.

Don’t miss the Dana Greene Distinguished Scholar Lecture Series at Oxford College on Tuesday, March 19, at 7 p.m. Kevin M. Kruse, professor of history and director of the Center for Collaborate History at Princeton University, will deliver the lecture “Seeking Justice: The Civil Rights Movement and the Federal Government” at the Greer Forum at Oxford. This lecture is free and open to the public, with no advance registration required.

10. Learn more about classical drapery and dress reform.

Head to Ackerman Hall at the Michael C. Carlos Museum on Thursday, March 21, at 7:30 p.m. for the Laszlo-Excaliber Lecture: “The Tanagras, Greek Dress and Femininity,” with Mireille M. Lee of Vanderbilt University. The lecture will explore the discovery of the Tanagras in the late 19th century, which caused a sensation across Europe and excited the imagination of the emerging bourgeoisie. This lecture serves as the keynote address for the colloquium happening the following day. The event is free but advance registration is recommended.

Return to the Carlos Museum on Friday, March 22, for a morning full of academic exploration into women’s dress. The morning begins at 9:30 a.m. with coffee, tea and pastries, and moves into a welcome at 10 a.m. from Ruth Allen, Carlos Curator of Greek and Roman Art. Allen will introduce the exhibition “Recasting Antiquity: Whistler, Tangra and the Female Form.” The morning will continue with sessions discussing “Venus’s Waist: Ancient Sculpture and Dress Reform” and “Rosa Genoni’s Tanagra Dress Reframed: A Story of Fashion, Performance and Feminism.” The colloquium is free and open to the public, but advance registration is recommended.

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