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

Forefront

Nursing Faculty Honored Regionally, Nationally, and Internationally

A number of faculty at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing have recently received honors. These awards include:

Elizabeth Corwin and Bonnie Jennings were honored during the Southern Nursing Research Society's 29th Annual Conference in Tampa, held February 25-28. Corwin (associate dean for research) received the Distinguished Researcher Award, and Jennings (professor) received the inaugural Research in Nursing & Health Authorship Award. More information is available here.

Jennifer Foster (associate clinical professor) was selected to receive a Fulbright award to research and develop community involvement in midwifery practice in Chile. To learn more about Foster, please click here.

Suzanne Staebler (associate clinical professor) was selected as one of eight nurse educators to participate in the American Association of Colleges of Nursing's 2015 Faculty Policy Intensive Program. More information on this honor is available here.

From Excellence to Eminence

Awards for Emory Authors

Jericho Brown (Creative Writing, English) was honored as a finalist in the NAACP's Image Awards, held in early February. He was nominated in the category of "Outstanding Literary Work - Poetry," alongside four other finalists, for his latest collection The New Testament (Copper Canyon Press). More information on Brown and this honor is available here.

Jacob Wright (Candler) won an honorable mention at the PROSE book awards of the American Association of Publishers. His book (David, King of Israel, and Caleb in Biblical Memory) was nominated in the category of Theology and Religious Studies.

Heard on Campus

Foreign Language Education and Job Creation

Utah has created more tech jobs than any other state. The governors of Utah and Delaware have placed their bets on dual language immersion programs in K-12 education. They want to make sure their high school seniors can graduate with the advantages of bilingualism. According to NPR, [Utah’s] secret economic weapon is they have more foreign language speakers than any other state. Now they send [many young people] out as missionaries, and they come back. But at the time that this decision was made, their governor was Jon Huntsman, fluent in Chinese. There’s nothing like being fluent in another language to see the benefits of this, especially when you’re in a decision-making situation. The Utah state government decided to provide funding for a huge dual-language immersion program across the entire state, guided by a foreign-language roadmap. . . . As a result, tech and security companies are flocking to Utah because of this incredible resource of having so many people who speak so many other languages.

—Elaine Tarone, Director, Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition, Distinguished Teaching Professor, University of Minnesota, from her talk, “Revitalizing Foreign Languages in the Academy,” January 27, 2015, presented by the Emory College Language Center

Resources for Faculty

Calls for Nominations: 2016 Distinguished Faculty Lecturer, Eleanor Main Mentor Awards

1) 2016 Distinguished Facultly Lecture: Each year, the Emory University Faculty Council sponsors a Distinguished Faculty Lecturer. This lectureship recognizes the achievements of distinguished Emory faculty members and provides an opportunity for these individuals to present major themes of their work that are of intellectual interest to the Emory community as a whole. The Council is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Distinguished Faculty Lecturer. Nominations are invited from members of all units and departments of the university community.

Nominations will be accepted through March 17, 2015. Letters of nomination should include a statement of the nominee's accomplishments and ability to convey his/her work to an audience from many different disciplines. In addition, the nominee's CV must be provided. Please send letters of nomination and CVs via email to Jaffar Khan, Chair-Elect of the Emory University Faculty Council (jkhan@emory.edu). Examples of past lecturers and talks are available via the link above.

2) Eleanor Main Mentor Awards: The Laney Graduate School has announced two new awards to recognize the importance and value of mentorship in graduate education. Named for an Emory faculty member and mentor, the Eleanor Main Graduate Faculty Mentor Award and the Eleanor Main Graduate Student Mentor Award will both be presented annually during commencement. Both awards carry a monetary prize.

The call for nominations for these two awards has been announced. Nominations are due at 5:00 p.m. on March 23. To nominate a graduate student for the award, a complete nomination must include:

  • a nomination letter with the nominee's full name, address, email address, phone number, graduate program, and a detailed description of the nominee's mentoring achievements over his/her graduate student career
  • support letters demonstrating the nominee's significant contributions to mentoring from graduate students and others, including students they teach
  • a complete, current CV of the nominee
  • a list of mentees (name, type of training, dates they were mentored, current position/location when relevant)

To nominate a faculty member for the award, a complete nomination must include:

  • a nomination letter with the nominee's full name, address, email address, phone number, graduate program, primary academic appointment, and a detailed description of the nominee's mentoring achievements of his/her academic career
  • support letters from graduate students which demonstrate the nominee's significant contributions to mentoring
  • a complete, current CV of the nominee
  • a list of mentees (name, type of training, dates they were mentored, current position/location)

Email or mail nominations to Donna Lynch Cunningham (Laney Graduate School - Emory University, 200 Administration Building, 201 Dowman Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322, dlynchc@emory.edu) by 5:00 p.m. on March 23.

New to the Faculty

Ihab M. Hajjar, Associate Professor of Medicine

Ihab Hajjar received his MD from the American University of Beirut (1994). Previously, he held positions at Hebrew SeniorLife, Harvard Medical School, and the University of Southern California.

Events This Week

Monday, March 2

At 3:00 p.m., there will be a mentoring event titled "How to Prepare a Tenure Track Promotion Dossier" in the School of Nursing 108. Please see the School of Nursing's calendar for more information.

The English Department's annual Kemp Malone Lecture will be held today at 4:30 p.m. in the Jones Room of the Woodruff Library. Jeffrey Jerome Cohen (George Washington University) will give a lecture titled "Drown." For more information, please click here.

There will be a Digital Pedagogy Meetup tonight at 7:00 p.m. at Manuel's Tavern (602 N. Highland). Rob Baker and Jeff Young (Georgia State University) will speak on "A Data-Driven Approach to Assisting At-Risk Students in Survey Courses," and Timothy M. Renick (Georgia State University) will discuss "Using Data and Predictive Analytics to Help At-Risk Students." More information on these presentations and on the monthly meet-up is available at the link above.

The next Carlos Reads Book Club event will be held tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the Carlos Museum's Board Room, Level Two. The discussion will focus on Wole Soyinka's Death and the King's Horseman, which explores Yoruba worldviews in the context of British colonialism and the role of rituals in maintaining cosmic order. Discussion will be led by Nathan Suhr-Sytsma, assistant professor of English. Information on how to register for this event may be found here.

The Aquinas Center will host a speaker for its Major Catholic Speaker Series tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the P-Level Auditorium (Ground Floor) of the Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Rollins School of Public Health. John Allen, Jr., an award-winning Catholic journalist and Vatican expert, will speak on "Who is Pope Francis: Reformer? Servant Leader? Global Missionary?" Seating is limited; to reserve a free ticket, please click here.

At 7:30 p.m., Paolo Gualdi will give a piano concert at Williams Hall (Oxford College). For more information, please click here.

Tuesday, March 3

There will be a Human Genetics Seminar at 8:00 a.m. in the Whitehead Biomedical Research Building, room 300. William Wilcox (Human Genetics) will speak on "Genetics of Limb Deficiency Disorders."

At noon, there will be a research roundtable in room 400 of the School of Nursing. David Vance (University of Alabama-Birmingham) will discuss "An Overview of NeuroAIDS and Aging: Implications for Research." Please see the School of Nursing's calendar for more information.

There will be a Physics Colloquia event today at 2:30 p.m. in E300 Mathematics and Science Center. Haim Teitelbaum (Bar-Ilan University) will discuss "Exotic Behavior of Reactive-Wetting Interfaces."

At 4:00 p.m., there will be a discussion forum on "Ebola: Religion as Obstacle and Asset." This event will be held in room 252 of the Rita Anne Rollins Building, Candler School of Theology. This discussion forum will be the fourth of seven on Ebola that will be held throughout the semester. For more information, including the names of the speakers and the dates and topics of future forums, please click here. Please RSVP by February 27 to idn@emory.edu.

The Office of the Provost invites you attend the third Public Scholarship Panel of Sprign 2015. This panel will focus on "Challenges and Opportunities in Managing a Public Intellectual Profile" and will take place at 4:00 p.m. in the Jones Room of the Woodruff Library. Law Professor Timothy Holbrook will moderate a discussion with Julie Winch, Director of Social Media, Emory University Marketing, and Tressie McMillan Cottom, PhD student in sociology, around the challenges and opportunities in managing a public intellectual profile in the age of social media. The event is free, but please RSVP to Joyce Alston at joycelyn.alston@emory.edu.

The Center for Mind, Brain, and Culture will sponsor a talk by Ann Bradlow (Linguistics, Northwestern University) titled "Linguistic Experience and Speech-in-Noise Recognition." This talk will take place at 4:00 p.m. in White Hall 207. For more information, please click here.

Jenn Ortegren (PhD Candidate, Graduate Division of Religion) will give a speech titled "Dharma, Class and Aspiration: The Shifting Religious Worlds of Urban Rajasthani Women" at 4:30 p.m. in Candler Library 125. For more information, please see mesas.emory.edu.

At 7:30 p.m., Atlanta Ballet's resident choreographer Helen Pickett and Atlanta Ballet company dancer/choreographer Tara Lee will host an event titled "Inside the Dancer's Studio." This event will take place in the Presentation Room, Oxford Road Building. Please see dance.emory.edu to learn more.

Wednesday, March 4

Radiology Grand Rounds will continue with Pari Pandharipande (Mass. General) giving a talk on "Radiation Exposure and Clinical Decision-Making: Cognitive Pitfalls" at 7:30 a.m. in the EUH Auditorium (2nd floor).

Thomas Remington (Goodrich C. White Professor of Political Science) will give a talk titled "Grounded: Place and Time in Political Science" today at 4:00 p.m. in room 201 of the Modern Languages Building. Please see the website of the Emory College Language Center to learn more.

There will be a Zotero workshop today at 4:00 p.m. in room 312 of the Woodruff Library. Please click here to learn more.

The Office of Technology Transfer will host its 9th Annual Awards Celebration of Technology and Innovation in the Emory Conference Center from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Please click here to RSVP.

Anthony F. Aveni, Russell B. Colgate Professor of Astronomy and Anthropology at Colgate University, will give a talk titled "Moonwatching in Africa and the Americas" in the Math and Science Center's Planetarium at 7:30 p.m. Due to space limitations, registration is required by calling 404-727-6118. This talk is presented in conjunction with the Carlos Museum.

The Emory Cinematheque series will continue with a screening of The Longest Yard at 7:30 p.m. in White Hall 208. For more information, please see filmstudies.emory.edu.

Thursday, March 5

At noon, there will be an event commemorating the 500th birthday of anatomist and physician Andreas Vesalius. The event will feature lectures from Theo Dirix, author of In Search of Andreas Vesalius: The Quest for the Lost Grave, and Pascale Pollier, a biomedical artist who is sculpting a life-size reconstruction of Vesalius. Lunch will be served. This event is co-sponsored by the Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library and the Consulate General of Belgium in Atlanta, and will start at noon in the Emory School of Medicine's Williams Medical Education Building, 100 Woodruff Circle. Please click here to learn more.

Anne Krook, an expert on preparing academics to transition to the for-profit, non-profit, and public sector workforces, will host a lunch session today titled "Tips for Faculty Providing References to Students on Non-Academic Job Search" at noon in Few Hall Multipurpose Room. For more information on Dr. Krook's visit, please see the programming calendar of the Laney Graduate School.

The next installment in the AntiquiTEA series will be held today at 4:00 p.m. as Laura Somenzi (graduate student, Art History) discusses William Kentridge's film Journey to the Moon. This event will take place in the Reception Hall (Level Three) of the Michael C. Carlos Museum.

The Center for Mind, Brain, and Culture will sponsor a talk by Mark Moffett (Entomology, National Museum of Natural History; Visiting Scholar, Department of Human Evolution, Harvard University) titled "War and Peace and Social Identity." This talk will take place at 4:00 p.m. in PAIS 290. For more information, please click here.

The Institute of African Studies will host a seminar at 4:15 p.m. in Bowden Hall, room 323 (major seminar room). William Reno (Northwestern University) will give a talk on "The End of the Era of Liberation? The National Patriotic Front of Liberia and the Failures of Rebel Diplomacy (1989-1994)."

Provost Claire Sterk will host an event titled "In Dialogue: Faculty Conversations with the Provost" from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. in the Pitts Theology Library, room 560A. This event is a chance for Emory faculty members to participate in small-group conversations about their ideas, aspirations, and concerns. Each session is limited to 10 participants; to register or for more information, please click here.

As part of the Schwartz Artist in Residence Series, Dana Haugaard will present a sound + sculpture installation titled "Now, More Than Ever." There will be two shows per night on Thursday, March 5 and Friday, March 6. Performances will start promptly at 6:00 and 7:30 p.m. each night, and will be held in the Visual Arts Building. For more information, please see the website for the Schwartz Residency Program.

There will be an Oxford Studies event tonight at 7:30 p.m. in Williams Hall (Oxford College). Jacquelyn Arsenuk, crime victims specialist, will give a lecture titled "Crime Victims Advocacy and Prevention."

The Emory University Symphony Orchestra will perform tonight at 8:00 p.m. in the Emerson Concert Hall, Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts. For more information, please see Music at Emory.

Friday, March 6

The Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta's John and Linda Cooke Noontime Series will continue with Kate Ransom (violin) and William Ransom (piano) performing alongside special guest violinist Eun-Sun Lee for a concert titled "Ransom Notes" in the Carlos Museum Reception Hall (Level Three). Please see the website of the Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta to learn more.

The Emory WorkLife Resource Center will host a workshop titled "Maximizing the Right Mortgage Strategies in Today's Market" from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Grace Crum Rollins Building's Rita Anne Rollins Room (8th floor). Stewart Sadler will facilitate. For more information or to register, please click here.

Anne Krook, an expert on preparing academics to transition to the for-profit, non-profit, and public sector workforces, will host a lunch session today titled "Practical Advice for Women Entering the Workplace" at noon in Few Hall Multipurpose Room. All members of the Emory community are invited to attend. For more information on Dr. Krook's visit, please see the programming calendar of the Laney Graduate School.

Saturday, March 7

There are no events listed for this date.

Sunday, March 8

An exhibit of art by nine members of the Emory University Emeritus College will be on display in the Chace Upper Lobby of the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts beginning on this day and runining through April 6. There will be an opening reception at 3:00 pm. The exhibit will be open Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 4:00pm or whenever there is an event in the Schwartz Center. For more information or to attend the reception please contact emeriti@emory.edu or call 712-8834.

Monday, March 9

Spring break starts today for all schools and runs through Friday, March 13.

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

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

Monday, March 2, 2015, Volume 15, Issue 25

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