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Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019
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CAMPUS
Celebrate 'Swoop State' next week with packed schedule of Homecoming events
Emory will celebrate Homecoming Oct. 24-27 with a full schedule of festivities for students and alumni, including the annual parade and festival, this year featuring a concert by Emory alum Kristian Bush of Sugarland.

 

PARTNERSHIP
Emory teams up with the Atlanta Falcons
Emory's Winship Cancer Institute and the Atlanta Falcons join forces this month to promote early detection of cancer through the NFL's "Crucial Catch: Intercept Cancer" initiative. The team's game Oct. 20 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium celebrates cancer survivors.

 

IMPACT
New funding will support international research on moderate Islam
Religion professor Jim Hoesterey will co-lead a team of global scholars examining the widely differing concepts of moderate Islam across the Muslim-majority countries of Egypt, Indonesia and Morocco. Undergraduate research assistants are needed.

 

LEADERSHIP
Provost McBride named president at The New School
Dwight A. McBride, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, has been named president of The New School in New York City, effective spring 2020.

 

HONORS
Physicist Connie Roth elected as fellow of American Physical Society
Physicist Connie Roth has been elected as a 2019 American Physical Society Fellow. Only eight APS Fellowships have previously been awarded to Emory faculty, and Roth is the first female recipient for Emory.

ACCOMPLISHMENT
40 Under Forty: Outstanding Emory alumni
They are doctors, authors, journalists and lawyers; leaders in business, education, faith and community service. Meet this year's class of 40 Under Forty, selected from hundreds of nominees, representing the very best in achievement and impact across the diverse community of Emory alumni.
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TAKE NOTE
 
Emory Athletics needs national anthem performers; get the scoop on how to audition
Emory Athletics needs national anthem performers; get the scoop on how to audition

Learn how you can help reduce food wastage during Emory's Weigh the Waste Campaign Oct. 21-25
Learn how you can help reduce food wastage during Emory's Weigh the Waste Campaign Oct. 21-25
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Emory Insider
 
Emory Insider

 

Flu safety: Having an annual flu vaccine is the best way to reduce your risk of getting sick with seasonal flu and spreading it to others. Get your shot through Student Health Services until Dec. 12 (Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.). No appointment needed. Find out more. 
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In the News
 
Special edition of Political Rewind: Our polarized politics, how did we get here?

 

Special edition of Political Rewind: Our polarized politics, how did we get here?
Oct. 15 |  Joe Crespino |  Georgia Public Broadcasting

She was a teacher. She got pregnant. Her case ended up at the Supreme Court.

 

She was a teacher. She got pregnant. Her case ended up at the Supreme Court.
Oct. 15 |  Deborah Dinner |  Education Week

The case for cluster hiring to diversify your faculty

 

The case for cluster hiring to diversify your faculty
Oct. 9 |  Carla Freeman |  NPR
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Featured Events
 
France-Atlanta 2019 Biodiversity Symposium

 

France-Atlanta 2019 Biodiversity Symposium
Learn about the impact of biodiversity on human health and other issues surrounding how environmental changes can impact daily life.
When: Oct. 17, 8:15 a.m.
Where: Cox Hall Ballroom
Admission: Free; registration required
JWJI Public Dialogues Series: "Race, Scholarship and Activism"

 

JWJI Public Dialogues Series: "Race, Scholarship and Activism"
Scholars in different fields will discuss their strategies for balancing the demands of teaching and research with a desire to apply their work to pressing community issues.
When: Oct. 17, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room, 3rd Floor
Admission: Free; Reservation required
Therapy Dog Study Break

 

Therapy Dog Study Break
Take a break from the stress to visit the therapy dogs from Canine Assistants.
When: Oct. 22, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Science Commons Atrium
Admission: Free
 
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Cecilia Ethun on "Searching for Unicorns in a Land Where Biology is King"
When: Oct. 17, 7:00 a.m.
Where: Emory University Hospital Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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Lunch and Learn: Behind the Screens
When: Oct. 17, 12:00 p.m.
Where: AMUC, Room 225
Admission: Free
 
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Jennifer Heemstra on "Why Success Is More Likely When You're Willing to Fail"
When: Oct. 17, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Atwood Hall, Room 360
Admission: Free
 
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Film Screening: "Said and Saida"
When: Oct. 17, 4:00 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 103
Admission: Free
 
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Philosophy Colloquium Series: Christa Acampora on "On the Very Possibility of Being Morally Injured"
When: Oct. 17, 4:15 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 112
Admission: Free
 
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Rosie Lavan, author of "Seamus Heaney and Society," on "Watching Ourselves at a Distance"
When: Oct. 17, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Kemp Malone Library
Admission: Free
 
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Volunteer Emory Town Hall
When: Oct. 17, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Harland Cinema
Admission: Free
 
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Literatur und Bastelabend: Coloring, Painting and General Arts and Crafts
When: Oct. 17, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Clairmont Tower, Room 716
Admission: Free
 
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American Mock World Health Organization Policy and Prevention Dinner and Discussion
When: Oct. 17, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 215
Admission: Free; Reservation required
 
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Deborah Rho on "An Experiment to Detect Race and Religion-Based Labor Market Discrimination"
When: Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Oxford College, Williams Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Bench2Market Talks: Early Translational Funding
When: Oct. 18, 8:30 a.m.
Where: School of Medicine, Room 153A
Admission: Free
 
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WaterHub Tour
When: Oct. 18, 12:00 p.m.
Where: 700 Peavine Creek Drive
Admission: Free
 
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Student Studio: Drawing With Fire
When: Oct. 18, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Carlos Museum, Tate Room
Admission: Free
 
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Emory Volleyball vs. Hendrix
When: Oct. 18, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff PE Center
Admission: Free
 
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Emory Pride Drag Show
When: Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Glenn Memorial Auditorium
Admission: $5 donation
 
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JWJI Colloquium: "Can White People Appreciate Rap?"
When: Oct. 21, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Student Center, Multi Room 1
Admission: Free; Registration required
 
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Black Graduate Student Reception
When: Oct. 21, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Student Center Plaza
Admission: Free
 
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