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Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020
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COMMUNITY
'Day On' honors Martin Luther King Jr. with day of service
Many students spent their MLK Day tackling service projects as part of Emory's Day On in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. See photos and learn about additional King Week events, which continue through Jan. 26.

 

ARTS
Cinematheque explores history of African Americans in American films
Four Cinematheque titles this spring feature Academy Award-winning actor Louis Gossett Jr., who will attend the screenings of his films and will participate in post-screening discussions.

 

PERSPECTIVES
New TheoEd Talks from Candler School of Theology set for Feb. 9
As part of its initiative in public theological education, TheoEd Talks feature church and academy leaders sparking conversations that change the way people think about faith.

DISCOVERY
'Bilingual' molecule connecting two basic codes for life is synthesized
A new molecule synthesized in Emory chemist Jennifer Heemstra's lab could become a powerful tool for diagnostics, gene therapy and drug delivery targeted to specific cells. Colin Swenson, first author of the paper, is a graduate student in Heemstra’s lab.

 

INNOVATION
Emory to host new cutting-edge science exhibition venue
Science Gallery International and Emory will partner to create and curate an immersive exhibition space in Atlanta designed to inspire young adults in the sciences and arts.

 

RECOGNITION
Laney student receives Kharen Fulton Award
Brent Allman, a fourth-year student in the Population Biology, Ecology and Evolution doctoral program, has been named the Laney Graduate School’s 2019-20 Kharen Fulton Diversity Awardee.

ACHIEVEMENT
Emory mathematician ignites acclaim for one of year's top discoveries
Discover Magazine names Emory mathematician Hao Huang's proof of the sensitivity conjecture one of the "Top 50 Science Stories That Matter" for 2019 and Popular Mechanics calls it one of "The 10 Biggest Math Breakthroughs" of the year.
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TAKE NOTE
 
Nominate someone for Emory's Annual Pride Awards by Friday, Jan. 24
Nominate someone for Emory's Annual Pride Awards by Friday, Jan. 24

Volunteer to help with EGHI's Intramural Global Health Case Competition Jan. 31, Feb. 1
Volunteer to help with EGHI's Intramural Global Health Case Competition Jan. 31, Feb. 1

Did you intern or study abroad during 2019? Enter the Emory College Study Abroad Photo Contest by Feb. 24
Did you intern or study abroad during 2019? Enter the Emory College Study Abroad Photo Contest by Feb. 24

50 diverse Atlanta small businesses selected for support through Goizueta's Start:ME program
50 diverse Atlanta small businesses selected for support through Goizueta's Start:ME program
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EMORY INSIDER
 
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Extra money: Find a side job this semester through the Employee-Student Job Network. The network is exclusively for Emory faculty and staff looking to hire Emory students on a part-time basis for babysitting, pet care, house sitting, lawn care and more.
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In the News
 
Atlanta artist celebrates the life of Dr. Martin Luther King with Google's MLK Day Doodle

 

Atlanta artist celebrates the life of Dr. Martin Luther King with Google's MLK Day Doodle
Jan. 22 |  Fahamu Pecou |  WXIA 11 Alive

Atlanta airport begins screening after first U.S. case of coronavirus

 

Atlanta airport begins screening after first U.S. case of coronavirus
Jan. 21 |  Aneesh Mehta |  Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The one thing about Martin Luther King Jr.'s greatness everyone keeps missing

 

The one thing about Martin Luther King Jr.'s greatness everyone keeps missing
Jan. 20 |  Robert M. Franklin Jr. |  CNN
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Featured Events
 
Lecture: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Vision of Health and Justice

 

Lecture: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Vision of Health and Justice
Dorothy Roberts of University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School will present this annual lecture as part of Emory's King Week activities.
When: Jan. 23, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Law School, Tull Auditorium
Admission: Free
Student Studio: Transcendent Deities

 

Student Studio: Transcendent Deities
Be inspired by the fabrics in the exhibition "Transcendent Deities of India" and design a pillow cover using traditional Indian carved wooden blocks and colorful inks.
When: Jan. 24, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Tate Room
Admission: Free
Poetry Reading with Heather Christle

 

Poetry Reading with Heather Christle
Enjoy hearing faculty member Heather Christle read from her work, then stay for a book signing and reception.
When: Jan. 28, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room
Admission: Free
 
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Workshop: How to Master the Subtle (and Sometimes Blatantly Obvious) Art of Persuasion
When: Jan. 23, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration needed
 
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Lecture: Linda Grabbe on "The Community Resiliency Model"
When: Jan. 23, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Center for Ethics, Room 162
Admission: Free
 
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Emory Creativity and Arts Awards
When: Jan. 23, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Chace Upper Gallery
Admission: Free; RSVP required
 
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Lecture: Jessica Sterling on "Keeping Watch Over the Chattahoochee River Using Science, Policy and the Law"
When: Jan. 24, 10:30 a.m.
Where: Math/Science Center, Room N304
Admission: Free
 
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Beethoven 2020: Violin Sonatas
When: Jan. 24, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum
Admission: Free
 
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Women in STEM Networking Night
When: Jan. 24, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Atwood Chemistry Center, Room 260
Admission: Free
 
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Concert: Lomazov Rackers Piano Duo
When: Jan. 24, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Concert: Emory Piano Competition Final
When: Jan. 25, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Theater: "For Peace I Rise"
When: Jan. 25, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Theater Lab
Admission: Free
 
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Race and Difference Colloquium: Edward Flores on "Prophetic Redemption: Faith-based Community Organizing for the Formerly Incarcerated"
When: Jan. 27, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room
Admission: Free
 
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Election 2020 Speaker Series: Richard DeMillo on "Ballot Marking Devices Cannot Assure the Will of the Voters"
When: Jan. 27, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room
Admission: Free
 
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Concert: Perimeter Flutes
When: Jan. 27, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Oxford College, Williams Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Lecture: Dana Greene on "Telling Lives: The Work of the Biographer"
When: Jan. 28, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Oxford College, Williams Hall
Admission: Free
 
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