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For Students of Emory University
Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020
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COMMUNITY
Emory responds to coronavirus with empathy, support
"The outbreak of the novel coronavirus is a reminder of how connected we are as a global community," notes President Claire E. Sterk, emphasizing Emory's support for Chinese students, researchers and faculty who are concerned for friends and family back home.

 

RESEARCH
Emory, collaborators testing antiviral drug as potential treatment for coronaviruses
An antiviral compound, discovered here, is being developed by Drug Innovation Ventures at Emory to potentially treat the new coronavirus currently spreading around the globe.

 

RECOGNITION
Emory to mark Black History Month with lectures, films and more
Numerous events on campus will commemorate Black History Month, ranging from lectures on racial issues to film screenings and the opportunity to from the first black woman to graduate from Emory's School of Medicine.

 

CAMPUS
February: 10 free things to do at Emory
Fill your month learning about love, chilling to cool jazz and hearing authors read their works. Plus, watch a play or attend the 15th annual Sacred Harp Sing — all for free.

INSPIRATION
New space for students expands Emory’s innovation ecosystem
The Hatchery, Emory's new student innovation center, opens its doors in mid-February, joining the university's thriving environment of creativity and discovery.

 

RESOURCES
Review safety steps during Severe Weather Awareness Week
February 3-7 is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Georgia. Learn about steps you can take to be prepared in case of emergencies, such as downloading Emory’s safety app, LiveSafe.

 

CONNECTIONS
How personality predicts seeing others as sex objects
Several personality traits related to psychopathy — especially being openly antagonistic — predict a tendency to view others as merely sex objects, finds a study by psychologists at Emory.

 

CREATIVITY
February brings brand-new theater and musical collaborations to campus
Emory is bustling with exciting events for arts enthusiasts this month, from original plays and thought-provoking lectures to concerts with two legendary musicians: saxophonist Bob Mintzer and classical guitarist Pablo Sáinz Villegas.

MILESTONE
New Oxford Student Center opens to enhance student experiences
For the first time in its history, Oxford College has a place built specifically to support the life of students outside the classroom. The center opened to Oxford students in mid-January for spring semester 2020. Take a look inside and see all it has to offer.
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TAKE NOTE
 
Register now for Emory's 12th Annual Green Networking Night on Feb. 13
Register now for Emory's 12th Annual Green Networking Night on Feb. 13

Global health field scholar applications for summer work due by Feb. 14
Global health field scholar applications for summer work due by Feb. 14

Tap into campus discussions at the "Belonging and Community Justice" pop-ups through Feb. 17
Tap into campus discussions at the "Belonging and Community Justice" pop-ups through Feb. 17
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EMORY INSIDER
 
Emory Insider

 

Be informed: The Emory Alumni Association hosted a Facebook live event on Friday, Jan. 31, featuring Dr. Carlos del Rio answering questions about the current coronavirus strain. You can watch it here if you weren't able to tune in on Friday.
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Featured Events
 
Jazz Fest 2020: Big Band Night with Bob Mintzer

 

Jazz Fest 2020: Big Band Night with Bob Mintzer
Don’t miss this chance to hear legendary jazz musician Bob Mintzer of the Grammy Award-winning Yellow Jackets perform with Emory’s Big Band led by Gary Motley.
When: Feb. 8, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free; ticket required
TheoEd Talks

 

TheoEd Talks
TheoEd Talks is a faith-based speaker series that brings together leading thinkers in the church and the academy to give the talk of their lives in 20 minutes or less.
When: Feb. 9, 4:00 p.m.
Where: First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta
Admission: $15 general admission; free for students
 
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Workshop: Build a Desk Shelf
When: Feb. 6, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Cox Hall, TechLab
Admission: Free
 
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Lecture: Dean Hicks on "Images of Leadership"
When: Feb. 6, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Oxford College Dining Hall and Online
Admission: Free; register to listen live or receive a recording
 
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Symposium: The Science of Love
When: Feb. 6, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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Film Screening: "J.E.S.U.S.A."
When: Feb. 6, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Pitts Theology Library, Room 360
Admission: Free
 
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Human Health on Film Series: "The King's Speech"
When: Feb. 6, 7:30 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 208
Admission: Free
 
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Lecture: Sharon Shalom on "The Migrant Journey of an Ethiopian Rabbi"
When: Feb. 7, 11:30 a.m.
Where: Callaway, Room N204
Admission: Free
 
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Concert: Bob Mintzer with the Gary Motley Trio
When: Feb. 7, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: $20 general admission; Emory students are eligible for a discount
 
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Brave New Works: "4:48 x 2020: Alumni Edition"
When: Feb. 8, 3:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Theater Lab
Admission: Free
 
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Performance: Emory Dance Alumni Showcase
When: Feb. 8, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Dance Studio
Admission: Free
 
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JWJI Colloquium: Brenna Greer on "The Civil Rights Work of Black Capitalists"
When: Feb. 10, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room
Admission: Free
 
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Film Screening: "True Justice"
When: Feb. 10, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Oxford College, Williams Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Concert: Daniel Benitez Perez
When: Feb. 10, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Oxford College, Williams Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Undergraduate Skills Workshop: Avoiding Plagiarism and Managing Your Research
When: Feb. 12, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 314
Admission: Free; registration required
 
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