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Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020
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IMPACT
Former child soldier studies global development at Emory to give back
Garang Buk Buk Piol was once a child soldier in Sudan. Today, he is pursuing a master's degree in global development at Emory so he can return to foster social and economic progress in his home country.

 

RESEARCH
Dogs process numerical quantities in similar brain region as humans
Dogs spontaneously process basic numerical quantities, using a distinct part of their brains that corresponds closely to number-responsive neural regions in humans, finds a study by Gregory Berns, Emory professor of psychology.

 

CAMPUS
Kevin C. Karnes appointed vice provost for the arts
As Emory's vice provost for the arts, Kevin C. Karnes will work with faculty, students and staff to envision and realize a thriving arts culture on campus. A professor of music history, Karnes is chair of the music department.

 

ACCOMPLISHMENT
A strong start: Emory welcomes first students in Class of 2024
On Dec. 11, 730 students were admitted to Emory College, Oxford College or both. These outstanding Early Decision I applicants join 29 students who matched to Emory through QuestBridge, which links talented low-income scholars with leading universities, to start the Class of 2024.

 

LEADERSHIP
Presidential Selection Committee announces executive search firm
Emory's Presidential Selection Committee has finalized the engagement of an executive search firm. Isaacson, Miller is a national firm founded by John Isaacson with almost 40 years of experience recruiting exceptional and diverse leaders for universities and other organizations that advance the public good.
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PHOTO GALLERY
 
First day of spring semester
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The first day of classes was rainy, but that didn't dampen spirits. Welcome back to campus!
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THINGS TO DO
 
January offers many activities to keep you busy as the semester begins, ranging from numerous concerts and lectures to opportunities to remember Martin Luther King Jr.

COMMUNITY
Emory to honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy with King Week
The life and legacy of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. will be honored with Emory's King Week. A series of events featuring lectures, service awards and volunteer opportunities will be held Jan. 20-26.

 

EVENTS
Enjoy movies, music, museum yoga and more in January
The new year begins with an extensive lineup of arts events, including the new Emory Cinematheque series celebrating African Americans in film, a diverse slate of campus concerts and even opportunities to practice yoga in the Carlos Museum.

 

ART
New exhibit explores depictions of Indian gods and goddesses
What does it mean to see the divine in new ways? "Transcendent Deities of India: The Everyday Occurrence of the Divine" opens Jan. 18 at the Carlos Museum. More than 70 works from three artists explore the visual communion between humans and the divine.

 

MUSIC
Emory celebrates 250 years of Beethoven with year-long event series
Free events throughout 2020 will mark the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven's birth. The Vega String Quartet performs the first concert in the series on Saturday, Jan. 18.

 

ACTIVITIES
10 things to do for under $10
Begin the new year by participating in a variety of free or inexpensive activities across campus, including cheering for the Emory Eagles in swimming, diving and basketball.
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EMORY INSIDER
 
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Be ready for winter weather: Know the multiple ways to stay informed about possible closings and delays at Emory in the event of severe weather conditions. Here is a reminder of the university's inclement weather procedures and policies.
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2019 IN REVIEW
 
As the new semester begins, take a look back at some of last year's top stories, then see if you agree with Emory experts' picks for 2019's best movies and TV shows.

 

INNOVATION
Improving the future through research
Emory's research funding in 2019 reinforces a record of successful innovation and seeks to unlock the mysteries of the human condition. Read how our research is making a difference worldwide, from bringing history to life through big data to understanding how HIV affects aging.

 

ACHIEVEMENT
10 of Emory's most-read stories of 2019
2019 brought a new student center to the Atlanta campus, record-setting grants to support work across disciplines and the highest number of first-year applicants in the university’s history. Take a look back at 10 of the most-read stories in the Emory News Center in 2019.

 

MOTIVATION
Creativity, courage and compassion: Inspiring stories from 2019
Emory's mission is to "create, preserve, teach and apply knowledge in the service of humanity." Throughout the year, the university community takes that mission to heart. Meet just a few of the people who inspired us through their service and scholarship in 2019.

 

CINEMA
Movies worth watching from 2019
Faculty from Emory's Department of Film and Media Studies have compiled their list of best films from 2019, just in time for awards season. See their favorites, including "Booksmart."

 

ENTERTAINMENT
2019's best television shows, ranked by Emory film experts
2019 was full of stellar choices in television shows. If you’re searching for something new to watch, check out these top picks from Emory’s Department of Film and Media Studies.
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Featured Events
 
Live Painting with Artist Abhishek Singh

 

Live Painting with Artist Abhishek Singh
Watch the artist at work as he creates a painting that will join his other pieces in the new "Transcendent Deities" exhibit at the Carlos.
When: Jan. 17, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Emory Student Center Commons
Admission: Free
MLK Holiday Observance Keynote Presentation

 

MLK Holiday Observance Keynote Presentation
Hear Nikole Hannah-Jones, award-winning journalist and creator of the landmark 1619 Project, deliver the keynote address for Emory’s King Week observances.
When: Jan. 21, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room
Admission: Free
 
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Workshop: MLK Week Button Making
When: Jan. 16, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Level 1 (near Peet's)
Admission: Free
 
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Beethoven 2020: Lecture with Stephen Crist
When: Jan. 18, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Tharp Rehearsal Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Beethoven 2020: String Quartet Cycle I Concert
When: Jan. 18, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Recital: Songs of Struggle and Hope
When: Jan. 19, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
 
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Artist Talk with Abhishek Singh
When: Jan. 21, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
When: Jan. 21, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Oxford College, Old Church
Admission: Free
 
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Film Screening: "Within Our Gates"
When: Jan. 22, 7:30 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 208
Admission: Free
 
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Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture: Dorothy Roberts on "Dr. Martin Luther King's Vision of Health and Justice”
When: Jan. 23, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Law School, Tull Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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