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ThoughtWork: Emerging Knowledge and News in Emory's Intellectual Community

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Please note: This issue concludes the 2017-18 volume of ThoughtWork. Publication will resume in August with the beginning of the Fall 2018 semester. Best wishes for the summer.

Emory Acquries Archive of Artists/Activists de Lavallade and Holder

Emory's Rose Library has acquired the papers of dancers, activists, and artists Carmen de Lavallade and the late Geoffrey Holder. De Lavallade danced on Broadway, with the Metropolitan Opera Ballet, and the American Ballet Theater. She also taught at Yale University and choreographed for the Dance Theatre of Harlem, Philadance, the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, and the Metropolitan Opera. Holder, who de Lavallade married in 1955, worked as a director, cheoreographer, actor, dancer, and visual artist, becoming a Guggenheim Fellow in Fine Arts in 1956 and winning a Tony Award in 1975. The archive consists of correspondence, photographs, scripts, manuscripts, books, periodicals, videos, and sketchbooks. During Commencement on May 14, Emory will award de Lavallade an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree. For more information, please visit this link.

From Excellence to Eminence

Rollins Faculty Honored by American Statistical Association

Michael Kutner, professor of biostatistics and bioinformatics at Rollins School of Public Health, and Ying Guo, associate professor of biostatistics and bioinformatics at Rollins School of Public Health, were chosen as American Statistical Association (ASA) Fellows. Kutner was also honored with the 2018 ASA Mentoring Award. These recognitions will be awarded at the 2018 Joint Statistical Meetings, to be held July 28-August 2 in Vancouver, Canada. For more information, please visit this link.

Heard on Campus

The European Migrant Crisis and European Imperialism

The current European crisis is thus neither new, nor unexpected, nor caused externally. Rather, it is a result of the continent’s persistent refusal to address the ongoing consequences of its colonial past and new colonial present, both outside and inside of Europe. While politicians and media continue to insist that Europe is willing to take in “real” refugees, there is open sympathy for a real sense of resentment and fear of those supposedly exploiting this generosity: “terrorists,” economic refugees, Muslims unwilling or unable to accept liberal European values. This mainstreaming of anti-refugee and anti-Muslim sentiment is reflected in the demands for caps on refugees and for preferential quotas for migrants from “Christian Occidental cultures,” as was recently proposed by the Christian Democratic Union, one of the parties in Germany’s ruling coalition.

--Fatima El-Tayeb, professor of literature and ethnic studies at the University of California-San Diego, during her talk “The European Refugee Crisis, Neoliberal Racial Capitalism, and Queer of Color Activism,” Wednesday, April 11, 2018, part of the Longstreet Speaker Series

Resources for Faculty

Traveling for Work This Summer? Check out International SOS

Faculty traveling this summer, especially to rural or hard-to-reach places, are eligible for services offered by International SOS (ISOS). ISOS automatically covers all Emory faculty, staff, and students who are traveling internationally on Emory-related business. This coverage provides international medical, security, and travel assistance. ISOS can also provide security updates and international medical guidance, help you find translators and interpreters, provide lost document assistance, and facilitate non-emergency medical and legal referrals. For more information or to register your travel with ISOS, please visit this link.

New to the Faculty

Nelson Lind, Associate Professor of Economics, Emory College of Arts and Sciences

Nelson Lind completed his PhD in economics at the University of California-San Diego (2017). Lind studies questions in macroeconomics and trade. His work in macroeconomics examines the origins of credit-fueled boom-bust cycles and the extent to which policy can mitigate or prevent these macroeconomic crises. His work in trade characterizes how a country’s export specialization changes over time, and how technological dissimilarities lead to gains from trade.

Events This Week

Monday, May 14

The 173rd Commencement Exercises of Emory University will be held at 9:00 a.m. on the Quadrangle. For more information, please see the Emory Commencement website.

The Emory College of Arts and Sciences Diploma Ceremony will be held at 10:45 a.m. on the Quadrangle. For more information, please see the Emory Commencement website.

The School of Medicine Medical Imaging Program Reception and Diploma Ceremony will be held at 11:00 a.m. in the Jones Room of the Woodruff Library. For more information, please see the Emory Commencement website.

The School of Medicine Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Diploma Ceremony will be held at 11:00 a.m. in the Woodruff Health Sciences Center Administration Building Auditorium. For more information, please see the Emory Commencement website.

The School of Law Diploma Ceremony and Reception will be held at 11:00 a.m. on the South Lawn of Gambrell Hall. For more information, please see the Emory Commencement website.

The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing Diploma Ceremony will be held at 11:00 a.m. on McDonough Field. For more information, please see the Emory Commencement website.

The Goizueta Business School MBA Reception and Diploma Ceremony will be held at 11:00 a.m. on the Patterson Green. For more information, please see the Emory Commencement website.

The Goizueta Business School BBA Diploma Ceremony will be held at 11:00 a.m. in the George W. Woodruff Physical Education Center. For more information, please see the Emory Commencement website.

The Laney Graduate School PhD Ceremony will be held at 11:30 a.m. in the Emerson Concert Hall, Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts. For more information, please see the Emory Commencement website.

The School of Medicine Genetic Counseling Training Program Diploma Ceremony will be held at 11:30 a.m. in the Whitehead Auditorium, Whitehead Biomedical Research Building. For more information, please see the Emory Commencement website.

The Candler School of Theology Diploma Ceremony will be held at 11:30 a.m. in Glenn Memorial Auditorium. For more information, please see the Emory Commencement website.

The Rollins School of Public Health Diploma Ceremony will be held at 1:30 p.m. on McDonough Field. For more information, please see the Emory Commencement website.

The School of Medicine Doctor of Medicine Diploma Ceremony will be held at 1:45 p.m. in the Glenn Memorial Auditorium. For more information, please see the Emory Commencement website.

Tuesday, May 15

At 9:00 a.m. in 5052 Rollins Research Center, Daniel Harper, research investigator in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Michigan, will speak on "Turn it Up! Neuroimaging Reveals Possible Brain Mechanisms Underlying Perceptual Amplification in Chronic Pain." This event is part of the pharmacology seminar series.

Wednesday, May 16

Martin Styner, associate professor in the Neuro Image Research and Analysis Lab, Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities, and the Departments of Psychiatry and Computer Science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, will speak on "Predictive Image Analysis for Early Brain Development and Autism" at 1:0 p.m. in the Marcus Autism Center, Bellsouth Conference Room, second floor. This event is part of Special Grand Rounds at Marcus Autism Center.

Thursday, May 17

As part of the Department of Surgery's Grand Rounds series, Diana Lee Farmer, chair and Pearl Stamps Stewart Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of California, Davis Health System; surgeon-in-chief at the University of California, Davis Children's Hospital, will speak on "The Joy of Discovery" at 7:00 a.m. in the Emory University Hospital Auditorium. This talk also serves as the 18th Annual Gerald Zwiren Lectureship in Pediatric Surgery.

Francisco Javier Alvarez-Leefmans, professor in pharmacology at Wright State University, will speak on "Cation-Chloride-Cotransporters in Cerebospinal Fluid Secretion and K Absorption by Choroid Epithelial Cells: The Apical NKCC1 Puzzle" as part of the physiology seminar series at 9:00 a.m. in the Whitehead Biomedical Research Building, 5th floor conference room.

At 1:00 p.m. in the John Kauffman Auditorium, Winship Cancer Institute, Building C, room 5012, Rong Fu, core director in the Department of Pharmacology at Emory University, will speak on "Introducing the New HPLC Bioanalytical Core: HPLC-Based Analysis of Purines and Neurotransmitters." This event is part of the pharmacology seminar series.

Friday, May 18 – Sunday, May 20

No events scheduled.

Monday, May 21

The Emory Emeritus College Lunch Colloquium Series will continue for summer 2018 with Monica Modi Khant, executive director of the Georgia Asylum and Immigration Network, speaking on "Pursuing Law in the Public Interest: Fighting the Good Fight." This event will be held in room 130 of the Luce Center from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend. However, attendees who opt for lunch must register on or before the Thursday prior to each colloquium. The fee for lunch is $7.00 and it will be accepted at the door. For more information about The Lunch Colloquium and to register for events throughout the summer, please visit emory.edu/emeritus.

The Emory WorkLife Resource Center will hold a workshop, "Extra Planning, Hold the Stress: Smart Advice for Not Getting Squeezed When You're in the Sandwich Generation," at noon in 1599 Clifton Road, 1.432. Please visit this link to register.

As part of the Coulter Commercialization Seminar Series, "The Exercise of Translation: How Start-Ups Are Founded and Deals Get Done" will be held at 5:00 p.m. in Goizueta room 234. Please visit this link to register.

Tuesday, May 22 – Wednesday, May 23

No events scheduled.

Thursday, May 24

As part of the Department of Surgery's Grand Rounds series, Eileen M. Bulger, professor of surgery in the Division of Trauma, Burn, and Critical Care Surgery at the University of Washington and chief of trauma at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, will speak on "Optimizing Prehospital Trauma Care Through Research" at 7:00 a.m. in the Emory University Hospital Auditorium. This talk also serves as the 13th Annual Harlan Stone Lecutre in Trauma.

Bruce R. Johnson of the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior at Cornell University will speak on a topic TBA as part of the physiology seminar series at 9:00 a.m. in the Whitehead Biomedical Research Building, 5th floor conference room.

Library & Information Technology will hold "An Overview of Audience Response Systems (Clickers)" at 2:00 p.m. in room 314 of the Woodruff Library.

Friday, May 25 – Sunday, May 27

No events scheduled.

Monday, May 28

The university will be closed for Memorial Day.

Tuesday, May 29

At 9:00 a.m. in 5052 Rollins Research Center, Raymond Dingledine, professor in the department of pharmacology at Emory, will speak on a title TBA. This event is part of the pharmacology seminar series.

Wednesday, May 30

No events scheduled.

Thursday, May 31

As part of the Department of Surgery's Grand Rounds series, Salila Hashmi, chief resident in the Department of Surgery at the Emory University School of Medicine, will speak on "Lessons from Historical Challenges and Successes in Hepatobiliary Surgery" at 7:00 a.m. in the Emory University Hospital Auditorium.

George Z. Mentis, associate professor in the Motor Center at Columbia University, will speak on "Imbalance Between Excitation and Inhibition Causes Motor Neuron Dysfunction in Spinal Muscular Atrophy" as part of the physiology seminar series at 9:00 a.m. in the Whitehead Biomedical Research Building, 5th floor conference room.

For more events at Emory throughout the summer, visit http://www.emory.edu/home/events.

ThoughtWork: Emerging Knowledge and News in Emory's Intellectual Community

Monday, May 14, 2018, Volume 18, Issue 35

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