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Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020
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ARTS
Theater Emory introduces original new plays with Brave New Works Festival
Celebrate the creativity of playwriting and enjoy new works from professional playwrights, Emory students and others during the biennial Brave New Works Festival, encompassing three weekends beginning Jan. 31.

 

HEALTH
Coronavirus updates for the Emory community
Get the latest information for faculty, students, staff and campus visitors. Learn about travel restrictions, what to do if you feel ill, prevention tips, support resources and more.

 

INSIGHT
Candler's McDonald Lectures to explore option for the poor, Christian interpretation of the border
As holder of the McDonald Chair, Roberto S. Goizueta will present public lectures on Feb. 12 and March 31. He has been named one of the 10 most influential Hispanic American educators, pastors and theologians by The National Catholic Reporter.

 

RESEARCH
Emory biologist awarded grant for male contraceptive research
Biology professor Steven L'Hernault is working to develop a platform to use nematode worms to screen for male contraceptive candidates that block the binding of sperm and egg.

CREATIVITY
'Embodied' celebrates the interplay between health and the arts
Arts at Emory and the Center for the Study of Human Health partner to present "Embodied," a semester-long exploration of the intersection of well-being and creative expression. The joint effort stemmed partly from students who expressed interest in more STEAM programming.

 

COLLABORATION
Partnership receives funding for single ventricle heart defect research
The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Emory and Georgia Tech will share in a $5.7 million Innovation Fund to identify cures for children born with single ventricle heart defects, a rare but incurable condition.

 

RECOGNITION
International Awards highlight Emory’s global impact
Meet the recipients of Emory's 2019-2020 International Awards, including chemistry professor Dennis Liotta, alumna Mabel Magowe and Frank Gaertner of Emory College’s Office of Undergraduate Education.

 

CONNECTION
Super Bowl kicker has deep ties to Emory
Harrison Butker, a record-setting field goal kicker for the Kansas City Chiefs, has strong family ties to Emory's Winship Cancer Institute and will play in Super Bowl LIV on Feb. 2 in Miami.

IMPACT
Emory’s traveling exhibit on black art and activism inspires Atlanta students
A team at Emory is helping get educational materials out of the library and into the community through "Speak What Must Be Spoken," a traveling exhibition now on display at Drew Charter School. The opening celebration included music, art and a barber-shop skit written by students, all sparked by the exhibit.
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TAKE NOTE
 
Nominations open for Graduating Women of Excellence Awards; submit by Feb. 3
Nominations open for Graduating Women of Excellence Awards; submit by Feb. 3

Help mentor first-year and transfer international students next fall; apply to be an academic fellow by Feb. 7
Help mentor first-year and transfer international students next fall; apply to be an academic fellow by Feb. 7

Carlos del Rio named foreign secretary of National Academy of Medicine
Carlos del Rio named foreign secretary of National Academy of Medicine
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EMORY INSIDER
 
Emory Insider

 

Stay safe: If you're traveling alone on campus after dark, contact SafeRide to get a free shuttle, golf cart, vehicle or walking escort to your destination. Just call 404-727-7555 or use the On Demand feature in TransLoc's Rider app. The SafeRide service is available for students from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
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In the News
 
Removal of unsafe lead begins in contaminated Atlanta neighborhood

 

Removal of unsafe lead begins in contaminated Atlanta neighborhood
Jan. 27 |  Eri Saikawa |  Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The problem that psychology can’t shake

 

The problem that psychology can’t shake
Jan. 25 |  Patricia Bauer |  The Atlantic

Dolly Parton started the 'LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Tinder' challenge

 

Dolly Parton started the 'LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Tinder' challenge
Jan. 24 |  Emory Police Department |  11 Alive News
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Featured Events
 
Symposium: Beat Neglected Tropical Diseases

 

Symposium: Beat Neglected Tropical Diseases
On the first-ever World NTD Day, hear global health practitioners discuss why we should all be passionate about eliminating NTDs. Attend in person or watch online.
When: Jan. 30, 3:30 p.m.
Where: The Task Force for Global Health
Admission: Free; registration required for in-person attendance
Oxford Student Center Grand Opening

 

Oxford Student Center Grand Opening
Help celebrate a new chapter in the life of Oxford College and the long-anticipated dream of opening the Oxford College Student Center.
When: Feb. 2, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Oxford College Student Center
Admission: Free
 
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Lecture Series: Developing Peace in a Violent World
When: Jan. 30, 5:30 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 206
Admission: Free
 
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Lecture: Ken Carter on "Inside the Minds of Thrill-Seekers"
When: Jan. 30, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Oxford College Student Center
Admission: Free
 
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Film Screening: "Breaking the Silence"
When: Jan. 30, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Oxford College; Williams Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Concert: The Bach Bowl on Super Bowl Sunday
When: Feb. 2, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
 
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JWJI Colloquium: Rashida Braggs on "Why Leave, Why Come?"
When: Feb. 3, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room
Admission: Free; RSVP requested
 
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Lecture: Elizabeth Pastan on "The History of the Gothic Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris"
When: Feb. 5, 4:30 p.m.
Where: Harland Cinema
Admission: Free
 
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Film Screening: "A Raisin in the Sun"
When: Feb. 5, 7:30 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 208
Admission: Free
 
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