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

Forefront

April 11-12: Meet the Editors and Agent

Emory faculty are invited to Meet the Editor and Agent, an annual event that brings experts in publishing to campus, sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development and Excellence. This year's event will include a panel discussion, Q&A session, and individual consultations with Patrick Allen, acquisitions editor, University of Georgia Press; Walter Biggins, executive editor, University of Georgia Press; and Rob McQuilkin of Massie & McQuilkin, Literary Agents (New York). The three will discuss trends and expectations for faculty authors in the current environment of scholarly publishing, focusing in particular on finding the right press for a book project.

Public Panel Discussion: Tuesday, April 11 - 4:00 p.m. (Winship Ballroom, DUC)
Visiting editors and literary agent will discuss the changing landscape of scholarly publishing, current trends, and how to find the right press for your project.
Register here for this event.

Individual Consultations: Wednesday, April 12 - Scheduled throughout the day
Faculty authors will have opportunities to meet one-on-one with Mr. Allen, Mr. Biggins, or Mr. McQuilkin during the day of Wednesday, April 12, to discuss individual projects and proposals. This is a tremendous opportunity to make an impression and connection that will help faculty get their work into publication. To meet with one of the three, please submit a short summary or abstract of your book project to Allison Adams (aadam02@emory.edu) no later than April 3. Our visiting editors and agent will review the summaries before their visit to campus. This brief description of your book should be two pages maximum and include some abbreviated biographical information. Please also include contact information. A limited number of these slots are available and they tend to fill up quickly, so make your appointment request early (first come, first served).

For more information on these events, please visit cfde.emory.edu.

From Excellence to Eminence

Sociologist Named a Public Intellectuals Program Fellow

Bin Xu, Confucius Institute Professor in the Department of Sociology, has been named with 20 others a fellow in the Public Intellectuals Program of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations for the 2016-2018 cycle. This prestigious fellowship for young China studies scholars gives Xu the opportunity to attend workshops and participate in a research trip to China. He will learn to engage the public in his work while engaging with scholars, policymakers, and local communities in both the United States and China. For more information, please visit this link.

Heard on Campus

Undoing Baldwin Scholarship

For too long, a declension narrative obfuscated our understanding and appreciation of James Baldwin’s corpus. It went something like, “Baldwin started out strong with his early fiction and essays, notably Go Tell It On the Mountain and Notes Of A Native Son from the early 1950s, peaked with the publication of Another Country and The Fire Next Time in the early 1960s, and afterwards lost the qualities that had defined and distinguished his early art.” Besides its glaring simplicity, this conventional, myopic view of Baldwin’s oeuvre focuses almost exclusively on the author’s early to middle career, overlooking the many essays and books he wrote from the mid-1970s until his death in 1987, or lumping these works together in ways that confound any reader. Fortunately, such a narrow and misguided approach to Baldwin’s work is now coming undone, as the research and scholarship of Baldwin attests.

-- Dagwami Woubshet, associate professor of Africana Studies and Research Center at Cornell University, during his talk, “‘Another Time, Another Space’: James Baldwin’s Late Style,” Tuesday, February 21, 2017, part of the Department of African American Studies’s Futures in African American Literature and Culture Series

Resources for Faculty

Call for Proposals: Fund for Innovative Teaching (FIT) Grants for 2017-18

Funds are available to support innovative undergraduate, graduate, and/or postgraduate teaching at Emory. The deadline for all submissions is Wednesday, April 19, 2017.

Grants range from $500 to $3000. FIT Grants are open to all full-time faculty (both tenure and non-tenure track) and are available for both individual faculty members and faculty working as teams. Priority will be given to those whose proposals promise long-term educational effects within the Emory community.

Funds support a variety of new approaches:

  • Courses that support recent discoveries in research and take that research into the classroom
  • New interdisciplinary courses that move across departments or across schools
  • Courses that use creative pedagogical approaches, (some examples: developing a consortium across Georgia colleges and universities on a specific topic, development of virtual “rounds” in a hospital, or flipping a classroom).

The submission must include:

  • the proposed innovation
  • course outline or proposed syllabus
  • budget
  • schedule for integration of the proposed project in the classroom setting.

Please visit this link to apply by uploading your completed documents online. More information on these grants, including judgment criteria, requirements, and other miscellaneous information, is available at this link.

New to the Faculty

Bernardo A. Mainou, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Bernardo A. Mainou completed his PhD in Microbiology and Immunology at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (2007). Before joining the faculty at Emory, Mainou did postdoctoral work at Vanderbilt University. Mainou's primary scholarly focus is virus interactions with host microbiota and development of viral oncolytics. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Journal of Virology and mBio.

Events This Week

Monday, March 27

The Tam Institute for Jewish Studies will host the conference "Looking Outward: Reframing Jewish Studies" through Wednesday, March 29. Adam Zachary Newton (Emeritus Professor of English, Yeshiva University; Distinguished Visiting Professor, Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry) will deliver the keynote, "Of Pitchforks, Levers, and Acts of Adhesion: The Jewish Studies-to-Come," at 7:30 p.m. in the Carlos Museum Reception Hall.

The James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference's Race and Difference Colloquium Series will continue at noon with Emily Pope-Obeda (James Weldon Johnson Institute Visiting Fellow) speaking on "Contesting Non-Citizenship: African American Responses to Nativism, Immigration Restriction, and Deportation, 1903-1939." Colloquiums take place in the Jones Room of the Woodruff Library; please visit this link to RSVP.

Joseph Rodriguez (National Cancer Institute/National Institutes of Health) will speak on "Regulation of Estrogen-Responsive Genes in Single Living Cells" at 12:15 p.m. in the Whitehead Ground Floor Auditorium. This event is part of the series of biochemistry seminars.

The Disability Studies Initiative presents a lecture titled "Disability and Sexuality: Joyce's Gerty MacDowell," by Marin Linett (English and Critical Disability Studies, Purdue). This event will take place in PAIS 290 at 4:15. Linett will also conduct a workshop at 1:00 that same day, "Flannery O'Connor as Bioethicist: The Violent Bear It AWay and the Value of Disabled Lives," in Woodruff Library 215. For more information, contact caroline.warren@emory.edu.

The final Carlos Reads Book Club event of the spring 2017 semester will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Carlos Museum's Board Room, Level Two. Sheila Cavanagh, professor of English, will conclude the series by leading discussion on The Tempest, Shakespeare's last wholly written play. For more information on the book club, to reserve a space, or to see the full semester's offerings, please visit this link.

Clark Lemons, professor of English at Oxford College, will retire this year after teaching at Oxford for 35 years. He will give "My Last Lecture" at 7:30 p.m. in the Tarbutton Performing Arts Center (Oxford College). For more information, please visit oxford.emory.edu.

Tuesday, March 28

The Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS), in collaboration with the Emory Center for Faculty Development and Excellence and The Bill & Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry, will host "Atlanta Studies @ Emory" from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Jones Room of the Woodruff Library. This event will be a discussion of the research platforms, projects, and publications about Atlanta that are currently facilitated with the ECDS.

The Candler School of Theology will host a Farmworker Awareness Week Lunch Panel at noon in the Rita Anne Rollins Building, room 252. Lunch will be served. Please RSVP at this link.

Roger K. Sunahara (pharmacology, University of California-San Diego) will speak on "Allostery in G Protein-Coupled Receptors: From G Proteins to Small Molecules to Cations" at 2:00 p.m. in 5052 Rollins Research Center. This talk is the Neil C. Moran Lecture and is part of the pharmacology seminar series.

Mohammad Talib, 2017 Pierce Visiting Scholar, will speak on "Madrassahs and 9/11: Studies Between Knowledge and Politics" at 4:00 p.m. in PAIS 290. For more information, please visit mesas.emory.edu.

Fran Brearton, professor of modern poetry and director of the Seamus Heaney Center at Queen's University, Belfast, will give a talk titled "Louis MacNeice and Mountains" at 4:15 p.m. in the Kemp Malone Library (Callaway N301). For more information, please visit english.emory.edu.

At 5:45 p.m., the Russian and East Asian Languages and Cultures department will host "The 'Comfort Women' Statue Installation in Atlanta as a Transnational Peace Movement" in Rita Anne Rollins Building 102.

As part of the conference "Looking Outward: Reframing Jewish Studies," hosted by The Tam Institute for Jewish Studies, there will be a roundtable on "The Crisis in the Humanities: Its Impact on Jewish Studies and Strategies for Future Growth, Reinvention, and Engagement" at 7:30 p.m. in the Jones Room of the Woodruff Library. Jack Kugelmass (University of Florida) and Deborah Dash Moore (University of Michigan) will be featured.

Emory Jazz Combos will perform at 8:00 p.m. in the Emerson Concert Hall, Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts. For more information, please see Music at Emory.

Wednesday, March 29

At 11:00 a.m., David H. Kelsey (Luther A. Weigle Professor Emeritus of Theology at Yale Divinity School) will give his second and final lecture as the spring 2017 distinguished visiting professor in the Alonzo L. McDonald Family Chair on the Life and Teachings of Jesus and Their Impact on Culture. The talk, titled "Who Is Christ for Us Today? God Crucified?", will be held in the Candler School of Theology, room 252. For more information or to register (required), please visit this link.

A panel discussion on "Women's Studies & Archives" will feature Pamela Scully, professor of women's, gender, and sexuality studies and of African studies, and director of the Center for Faculty Development and Excellence, and graduate students Hanne Blank (history) and Rachel Weitzenkorn (women's, gender, and sexuality studies). This event will take place at 11:00 a.m. in the Rose Library. This event is sponsored by the Archives Research Program.

As part of Women's History Month at Emory University, Bita Moghaddam (behavioral neuroscience, Oregon Health & Science University) will speak on "Women's Reality in Academic Science" at 12:15 p.m. in room 120 of the School of Medicine Building. Please RSVP using this link.

Domain of One's Own will host a workshop, "Following Student Interests and Mentoring Across the Disciplines Through 'Domain of One's Own,'" at 2:00 p.m. in Cox Computing, Classroom A. Christine Ristaino, senior lecturer in Italian, will facilitate.

At 4:00 p.m., Craig Perry (gradute student, Tam Institute for Jewish Studies) will speak on "Black Slave Women and Their Jewish Children in the Middle Ages" in Candler Library 125. This event is hosted by The Tam Institute for Jewish Studies.

As part of the Nitzan Gilady Film Series presented by the Department of Film and Media Studies in partnership with the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival and the Tam Institute for Jewish Studies, there will be a screening of In Satmar Custody at 7:30 p.m. in White Hall 205.

Thursday, March 30

As part of the surgery department's Grand Rounds series, Melina R. Kibbe (surgery, University of North Carolina School of Medicine) will speak on "Sex Bias in Biomedical Research" at 7:00 a.m. in the Emory University Hospital Auditorium. This talk is also the 16th Annual William C. Wood Research Symposium.

The 2017 TI:GER (Technological Innovations: Generating Economic Results) Conference, focused on the future of innovation, will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Tull Auditorium, Gambrell Hall. For more information or to register, please visit this link.

Library & Information Technology Services will host a Canvas 101 - Online Only Session at 9:00 a.m. at this link.

Jesper Linde of Riksbank will give a macroeconomics seminar at 11:30 a.m. at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. For more information, please see economics.emory.edu.

Andrew P. VanDemark (biological sciences, University of Pittsburgh) will speak on "Developed With a Twist: Structure, Function, and Localization of the Shroom-Rock Signaling Module" at noon in the Whitehead Ground Floor Auditorium. This event is part of the series of biochemistry seminars.

Igor Klyukanov (communication, Eastern Washington University) will give a talk titled "The Philosophers' Ship: The Postrevolutionary Voyage Continues" at 1:00 p.m. in Modern Languages 201. For more information, please visit realc.emory.edu.

The Institute for Developing Nations will host "ELMO: Real Time Quantitative and Qualitative Data Collection and Analysis for Your Field Research" at 2:00 p.m. in room 312 of the Woodruff Library. For more information or to RSVP, please visit this link.

Shobhana Chelliah (linguistics, University of North Texas) will speak on "The Disruptive Force of Endangered Language Documentation on Linguistics and Beyond" at 4:00 p.m. in PAIS 290. This event is sponsored by the Center for Mind, Brain, and Culture.

Bruce Hall (history, Duke University) will deliver the next Institute of African Studies (IAS) seminar for the 2016-17 academic year with "The Particularity of Islamic Law in Africa? Muslim West African Ideas About Slavery and Commerce." IAS seminars meet in Candler Library 212 at 4:15 p.m.

Benjamin Reiss (professor of English) will discuss and sign his new book Wild Nights: How Taming Sleep Created Our Restless World at 4:30 p.m. in the Barnes & Noble @ Emory. For more information, please email Lang Thompson at wlthomp@emory.edu.

At 5:30 p.m., the Russian and East Asian Languages and Cultures department will host "South Korean Popular Culture Before and After Democracy" in White Hall 103.

Barenaked Voices: 14th Annual Emory Student A Cappella Celebration will be held at 7:00 p.m. in Emerson Concert Hall, Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts. For more information, please see Music at Emory.

There will be a screening of Munich '72 and Beyond: A Film of Redemption, a Monument of Remembrance at 7:00 p.m. in White Hall 208. This event is hosted by The Tam Institute for Jewish Studies.

Mohammad Talib, 2017 Pierce Visiting Scholar, will give a lecture titled "Making Sense of Islam in the Contemporary World: Themes and Critical Reflections" at 7:30 p.m. in Williams Hall (Oxford College). For more information, please visit oxford.emory.edu.

Theater Emory presents performances of Ravished at 7:30 p.m. in the Mary Gray Munroe Theater, Dobbs University Center. Subsequent performances will be held Friday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, April 2 at 2:00 p.m., all in the Mary Gray Munroe Theater.

Friday, March 31

The REAL Conference (Recognizing, Empowering, and Affirming Latinas) will begin today and run through tomorrow, Saturday, April 1. This event is part of Women's History Month at Emory University.

Library & Information Technology Services will host Graphic Design 102 for Canvas at 10:00 a.m. in Woodruff Library 312.

Emory's Young Artists will perform at noon in the Carlos Museum's Ackerman Hall, Level Three. For more information, please see Music at Emory.

A webinar, "Managing Dyslipidemia in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus," will be held at noon via this link. Mary Ellen Sweeney (associate professor of medicine in the division of endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism) will present.

Literature is Alive @ Emory will present A.H. Jerriod Avant, Sean D. Henry-Smith, and Nabila Lovelace at 7:00 p.m. in the Barnes & Noble @ Emory. This is the final Literature is Alive @ Emory event of the year.

Saturday, April 1

RespectCon 2017 will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Emory Hotel and Conference Center. For more information or to register, please visit this link.

British poet Alice Oswald will give a poetry reading at 7:30 p.m. in the Carlos Museum's Ackerman Hall, Level Three.

There will be a Kabir Singers Concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Canon Chapel, part of the David Goldwasser Series in Religion and the Arts. For more information or to register (required), please visit this link.

Sunday, April 2

Caroline Rocheleau, curator of ancient art at the North Carolina Museum of Art, will give a lecture titled "Excavating Kush" at 2:00 p.m. in the Carlos Museum's Ackerman Hall, Level Three.

A lecture-recital titled "Larsen as a Lens: The Male Gaze vs. the Female Voice" will be held at 3:30 p.m. in the Harland Cinema. This honors thesis event is part of Women's History Month at Emory University.

Pianist Paulo Gualdi will give a concert at 4:00 p.m. in Williams Hall (Oxford College). For more information, please visit oxford.emory.edu.

Monday, April 3

The 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation conference will be held through Tuesday, April 4. For more information, a full schedule, or to register (required), please visit this link.

The Emory Emeritus College Lunch Colloquium Series will conclude for the spring 2017 with John Bugge, professor of English emeritus, giving a talk on "Re-Inventing the Canterbury Tales: Hypertext and The General Prologue." 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 $10.00 and it will be accepted at the door. For more information about The Lunch Colloquium and to register, please visit emory.edu/emeritus.

The James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference's Race and Difference Colloquium Series will continue at noon with Katie Schank (James Weldon Johnson Institute Visiting Fellow) speaking on "Public Relations for a New Public: How Tenants, Civil Rights Organizations, and African American Politicians Shaped a New Image of Public Housing." Colloquiums take place in the Jones Room of the Woodruff Library; please click here to RSVP.

Erin Mooney (Head of Education & Outreach Services at Robert W. Woodruff Library) will facilitate a Creating Bibliographies with Zotero Workshop at 2:00 p.m. in room 312 of the Woodruff Library. For more information, please visit this link.

Dave Robinson (World Vision International) will speak on "Fear, Death, Faith, and Trust: Muslims and Christians Fighting Ebola Together in Sierra Leone" at 4:00 p.m. in the Lawrence P. and Ann Estes Klamon Room in the Rollins School of Public Health. For more information, please visit this link.

Christa Clarke, curator of the arts of global Africa at the Newark Museum, will give a lecture titled "Curating Contemporary African Art" at 7:30 p.m. in the Carlos Museum's Ackerman Hall, Level Three.

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

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

Monday, March 27, 2016, Volume 17, Issue 29

ThoughtWork is a publication of the Center for Faculty Development and Excellence, which is supported by the Office of the Provost. This electronic newsletter list is moderated; replies are not automatically forwarded to the list of recipients. Please email aadam02@emory.edu with comments and calendar submissions. Calendar submissions are due 5:00pm the Wednesday before the week of the event. Dates and details of events on calendar are subject to change; please confirm with organizers before you attend.

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