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Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019
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PERSPECTIVES
Meshell Ndegeocello shares her inner life, praises Emory as 'amazing campus'
Musician Meshell Ndegeocello didn't perform during her Provost Lecture Series appearance on Oct. 3. Instead, she took the audience on an honest journey through her personal life, lessons learned and being at peace with herself.

 

ARTS
Photography explores Minor White's work and his search for meaning
The Carlos Museum's newest exhibit opens Oct. 12, featuring photography by Minor White and others who focus on minimalism and nature abstraction such as Ansel Adams, Edward Weston and Rose Mandel.

 

ENVIRONMENT
Emory earns 2019 Outstanding Institutional Recycling Program award
Emory's extensive efforts to divert campus waste from landfills garnered the Spirit of Green Award for institutional recycling from the Georgia Recycling Coalition.

COMMUNITY
Emory leads effort to honor M. Agnes Jones Elementary School namesake
Emory's Graduation Generation program led the creation of a mural and curriculum honoring Mary Agnes Boswell Jones, the first African American superintendent in the Atlanta Public School System, at the Atlanta elementary school bearing her name.

 

RESEARCH
Study gets to the root of rice's resilience to floods
Although rice is the only major food crop that's resilient to flooding, a new study by Emory researchers identifies genetic clues to this resilience that may help scientists improve the prospects for other crops.

 

PROFILE
One Emory: Investing in faculty
Meet the people bringing the "One Emory" strategic framework to life, starting with Christa Acampora, deputy provost for academic affairs, who explains how "faculty are at the heart and center" of Emory's bold aspirations for the future.

LITERATURE
Emory professor Jericho Brown named finalist for National Book Award for poetry
Out of hundreds of submissions, Emory Creative Writing Director Jericho Brown's collection "The Tradition" is one of just five finalists named to the prestigious "short list" for the 2019 National Book Award for poetry.
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TAKE NOTE
 
October is LGBTQ History Month; here's what's happening on campus
October is LGBTQ History Month; here's what's happening on campus

Apply now to join 'Writing to Change the World' workshop; deadline is Oct. 25
Apply now to join 'Writing to Change the World' workshop; deadline is Oct. 25

Check out the 'Punk's Not Dead' exhibit at the Rose Library through Oct. 31
Check out the 'Punk's Not Dead' exhibit at the Rose Library through Oct. 31

Emory Healthcare breaks ground on orthopedic/spine facility in Executive Park
Emory Healthcare breaks ground on orthopedic/spine facility in Executive Park
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Emory Insider
 
Emory Insider

 

Honorary degree nominations: Students are invited to nominate outstanding individuals to receive honorary degrees at Commencement. Nominations are due by Nov. 1 for consideration for degrees to be presented in 2021 and beyond. Learn more at the Honorary Degrees website.
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In the News
 
Supreme Court decision on Louisiana abortion law could direct argument on Georgia's 'heartbeat'

 

Supreme Court decision on Louisiana abortion law could direct argument on Georgia's 'heartbeat'
Oct. 4 |  Robert Schapiro |  WXIA 11Alive News

The end of guinea worm was just around the corner. Not anymore

 

The end of guinea worm was just around the corner. Not anymore
Oct. 4 |  Jessica Fairley |  NPR

Brain stimulation shows promise in treating severe depression

 

Brain stimulation shows promise in treating severe depression
Oct. 4 |  Helen Mayberg and Andrea Crowell |  New York Times
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Featured Events
 
Emory Safety Fair

 

Emory Safety Fair
Meet Emory's safety and emergency preparedness partners. Learn about crime prevention, fire safety, Stop the Bleed, CPR/AEDs and more. Free giveaways, games and prizes.
When: Oct. 10, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Cox Hall Bridge at Asbury Circle
Admission: Free
Clairmont Pride Weekend Kick-off

 

Clairmont Pride Weekend Kick-off
Prep for Pride Weekend with face painting, tutu making, cupcake decorating, button making, a photo booth, free food and more. Sponsored by ResLife, LGBT Life Office, SPC and Emory Pride.
When: Oct. 10, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Clairmont Campus SAAC Field
Admission: Free
Program: "Cultivating Compassion: A Roadmap from Buddhism"

 

Program: "Cultivating Compassion: A Roadmap from Buddhism"
The Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion-Based Ethics hosts His Eminence, Geshe Lobsang Dorjee, the Sharpa Choeje Rinpoche, distinguished scholar from Drepung Loseling Monastery.
When: Oct. 10, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free; registration is required
 
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Planetary Health and Infectious Diseases Speaker Series: Thomas Gillespie on "The Ecology of Infection"
When: Oct. 10, 12:00 p.m.
Where: RSPH Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Room 1051
Admission: Free
 
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Zotero Introduction
When: Oct. 10, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Robert W. Woodruff Library, Level 3, Room 312
Admission: Free
 
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Volleyball vs. Birmingham Southern
When: Oct. 10, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff PE Center
Admission: Free
 
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Waterhub Tour
When: Oct. 11, 12:00 p.m.
Where: 700 Peavine Creek Drive
Admission: Free
 
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Identity, Inclusion and Sense of Belonging Series: Jay Austin on "From 'Janice' to 'Jay'"
When: Oct. 11, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Emerson Center Lectureship Award Symposium: Alan Aspuru on "The Materials for Tomorrow, Today: Advancing Molecular Sciences by Machine Learning and Quantum Computing"
When: Oct. 11, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Oxford Road Building Presentation Room
Admission: Free
 
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Artist Talk with DJ Rasta Root
When: Oct. 11, 2:30 p.m.
Where: Burlington Road Building, Room 321
Admission: Free
 
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CMBC Webcast Watch Party: CARTA Symposium on "Impact of Early Life Deprivation on Cognition"
When: Oct. 11, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Psychology Building, PAIS 280
Admission: Free
 
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New Exhibit Opens: "Minor White, Unburdened: Photographs from the Collection of Lindsay W. Marshall"
When: Oct. 12, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Carlos Museum
Admission: Free
 
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Women's Soccer vs. Washington University
When: Oct. 12, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Woodruff PE Center
Admission: Free
 
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Men's Soccer vs. Washington University
When: Oct. 12, 1:30 p.m.
Where: Woodruff PE Center
Admission: Free
 
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Emory Experience Shuttle to Pride Weekend
When: Oct. 13, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Woodruff Circle
Admission: Free
 
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Atlanta Celebrates Photography: "Remembering Mario" Panel
When: Oct. 13, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Chace Gallery
Admission: Free
 
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International Pronoun Day Celebration
When: Oct. 16, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Level 2
Admission: Free
 
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Latinx at Emory Block Party
When: Oct. 16, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Asbury Circle (rain location: the Pavilion)
Admission: Free
 
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Japanese Book Binding Workshop
When: Oct. 16, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Cox Hall, TechLab
Admission: Free
 
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Biodiversity Symposium
When: Oct. 17, 8:15 a.m.
Where: Cox Hall Ballroom
Admission: Free
 
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