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Forefront

171st Emory Commencement Next Monday, May 9

The 171st Emory Commencement ceremony will be held on Monday, May 9. A commencement website is now live at this link. This website consists of a Commencement Quick Guide, sections for both students and faculty, and a page of frequently asked questions, among many other pieces of information. Additionally, although the All-Schools Central Ceremony will be held on May 9 at 9:00 a.m. on the Quadrangle, a full and detailed schedule of commencement events is available here, and many of these events may also be found in the calendar section below. The ceremony will also be webcast live via this link.

The keynote speaker for the All-Schools Central Ceremony is epidemiologist William Foege. He will also receive the Emory President's Medal, one of the highest honors Emory awards. Three other individuals will receive honorary degrees at the ceremony: Raymond Danowski, fine arts dealer for whom the Rose Library's Raymond Danowski Poetry Library is named; Temple Grandin, animal science researcher and advocate for the autism community; and Amartya Sen, winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences. For more information on Foege's life and work, as well as information about the other individuals receiving honorary degrees, please visit this link.

From Excellence to Eminence

Business Professor Named One of Best 40 Under 40

Erika Hall, assistant professor of organization & management at the Goizueta School of Business, has just been named one of 2016's Best 40 Under 40 Professors by the business website Poets & Quants. She has also recently been named to the Atlanta Business Chronicle's 30 Under 30 list. Hall’s research examines implicit biases of race and gender. Her studies of racial perceptions look at the ways descriptions such as “Black” and “African American” are perceived and how leaders with multiple minority identities are perceived in teams and organizations. To read her profile on Poets & Quants, please visit this link.

Heard on Campus

A Fraternal Notion of World Literature

[Rabindranath] Tagore’s idea of world literature is not arithmetical or accumulative. It’s not about this national literature plus that national literature, or this regional literature plus that regional literature, making up a corpus called “world literature.” [For him], there’s a dimensionality to it that breaks free from this accumulative or cataloging apparatus. I think this is important because [Gayatri Chakravorty] Spivak also speaks a little about it, alluding back to Max Mueller, who said that modern knowledge cannot but involve cataloging and enumeration. Tagore is taking a position against that instrumental, scientific methodology, which was in a way the basis of Orientalism and Indology itself. Tagore is . . . looking for a different, fraternal manner of relating to other peoples. 

--Makarand Paranjape, professor of English at the Centre for English Studies, School of Language, Literature, and Cultural Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India, during his talk “Reworlding the House of Literature: Tagore’s Idea of Visva-Sahitya [World Literature]," on Friday, March 25, sponsored by the Program in Global and Postcolonial Studies

Resources for Faculty

Summer 2016 Course Development Discussion Group

This summer, the Center for Faculty Development and Excellence (CFDE) will host a very informal discussion group in which faculty help each other think through how to best organize courses, brainstorm about innovative assignments, and generally talk about course development. This group is especially intended for those developing a new course or revising a previously-taught course, but all are welcome. If interested, please click here to sign up, and the CFDE will contact you to set up a schedule.

For more information, please visit cfde.emory.edu.

New to the Faculty

Sheila Rauch, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Sheila A.M. Rauch is clinical director of the Emory Veterans Program, associate professor in the school of medicine, and director of research and program evaluation in the Mental Health Service at the Atlanta Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Center. Rauch has been providing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and anxiety disorders treatment for more than 20 years. She is currently principal investigator on two PTSD treatment outcome and mechanisms trials, including a Department of Defense (DOD) -funded, multi-site PTSD treatment trial comparing prolonged exposure and sertraline and a VA/DOD collaboratively funded trial examining biomarkers in active duty military service members completing psychotherapy. Rauch's research focuses on translational treatment outcomes and modifications of proven treatments for use in alternate settings, such as primary care. She has published scholarly articles and book chapters in the areas of anxiety disorders and PTSD focusing on neurobiology and factors involved in the development, maintenance, and treatment of anxiety disorders, psychosocial factors in medical settings, and the relation between physical health and anxiety. Rauch has been involved in the modification and adaptation of proven psychotherapeutic interventions for anxiety disorders for various populations and settings, including primary care. 

To view a list of all new Emory faculty in 2015-16, please visit provost.emory.edu.

Events This Week

Monday, May 2

No events scheduled

Tuesday, May 3

Avtar Roopra (neuroscience, University of Wisconsin-Madison) will give a talk on "Chromatin Biology in Autism and Epilepsy" at noon in the Whitehead Auditorium, Whitehead Biomedical Research Building. For more information, please see pharm.emory.edu.

Wednesday, May 4

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

Thursday, May 5

The 10th Annual Southeastern Critical Care Summit will be held today and tomorrow, Friday, May 6, in the Emory Conference Center Hotel. For morei nformation or to register, please click here.

Jeffrey Skolnick (biology, Georgia Institute of Technology; director, Center for the Study of Systems Biology; director, Integrative BioSystems Institute) will speak on "Comprehensive Prediction of Drug-Protein Interactions and Side Effects for the Human Proteome" at 12:15 p.m. in the Whitehead Auditorium, Whitehead Biomedical Research Building. Please click here for more information.

Friday, May 6

The Shepard Award Oral Presentation and Luncheon will be held today from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Rollins School of Public Health, Claudia Nance Building - Lawrence P. and Ann Estes Klamon Room. Please see the Emory commencement schedule for more information.

The International Graduation Recognition Ceremony will be held today at 5:00 p.m. in a location TBD. Please see the Emory commencement schedule for more information.

Saturday, May 7

The Goizueta Business School's Weekend Executive MBA Graduation Celebration and Reception will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon in the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall. Please see the Emory commencement schedule for more information.

The Oxford College commencement ceremony will be held today at 10:00 a.m. on the Oxford College Quadrangle. For more information, please click here.

The Goizueta Business School BBA Graduation Celebration and Reception will be held from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. in the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall. Please see the Emory commencement schedule for more information.

The Goizueta Business School Modular Executive MBA Graduation Celebration and Reception will be held from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. in the Michael C. Carlos Museum's reception hall (third floor). Please see the Emory commencement schedule for more information.

The Goizueta Business School Evening MBA Graduation Celebration and Reception will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Goizueta Business School's Boynton Auditorium (room 130). Please see the Emory commencement schedule for more information.

There will be a Candler Singers Concert at 5:00 p.m. in the Cannon Chapel. Please see the Emory commencement schedule for more information.

The Goizueta Business School Full-Time MBA Graduation Celebration and Reception will be held from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. in the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall. Please see the Emory commencement schedule for more information.

The CARAS Commencement Celebration will be held from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the Woodruff Health Sciences Center Administration Building. Please see the Emory commencement schedule for more information.

Sunday, May 8

The Aural Pleasure A Cappella group will hold a Friends & Family Concert at noon in the Dobbs University Center, Harland Cinema. Please see the Emory commencement schedule for more information.

The Dooley Noted Friends & Family Concert will be held at 1:00 p.m. in the Presentation Theater, Oxford Road Building. Please see the Emory commencement schedule for more information.

The Annual Cherry Emerson Memorial Alumni Concert will be held at 1:30 p.m. in the Miller-Ward Alumni House. For more information, please see Music at Emory.

The Gathering Concert will be held at 2:00 p.m. in the Math and Science Building, room N302. Please see the Emory commencement schedule for more information.

Temple Grandin (animal science, Colorado State University) will give a special lecture on the topic of "Her Life, Her Work, and Her Perspective on Autism" at 2:00 p.m. at the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall. Please click here for more information or for tickets.

The Emory College of Arts and Sciences Honors Ceremony will be held at 2:30 p.m. in the Glenn Memorial Auditorium. Please see the Emory commencement schedule for more information.

The Laney Graduate School Master's Ceremony will be held in the Emory Conference Center Hotel, Silverbell Pavilion at 3:00 p.m. Please see the Emory commencement schedule for more information.

Amartya Sen, Thomas W. Lamont University Professor of Economics and Philosophy at Harvard University, will deliver a lecture on global security at 4:00 p.m. in White Hall 208. This lecture is part of the Kafoglis-Economics Nobel Laureate Lecture Series. For more information, including how to RSVP, please click here.

The AHANA A Cappella Friends & Family Concert will be held at 4:00 p.m. in the Dobbs University Center, Harland Cinema. Please see the Emory commencement schedule for more information.

The No Strings Attached Friends & Family Concert will be held at 4:00 p.m. in the Dobbs University Center, Winship Ballroom. Please see the Emory commencement schedule for more information.

The Laney Graduate School Reception for Master's and PhD Graduate School Degree Candidates will be held at 4:00 p.m. in the Emory Conference Center Hotel, Lullwater Ballroom. Please see the Emory commencement schedule for more information.

Monday, May 9

The 171st Commencement Exercises of Emory University will be held from 9:00 to 10:45 a.m. on the Quadrangle. Please see the Emory commencement schedule for more information.

The Emory College of Arts and Sciences Diploma Ceremony will be held from 10:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the Quadrangle. Please see the Emory commencement schedule for more information.

The Medical Imaging Program Diploma Pre-Reception and Diploma Ceremony will be held from 10:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. in the Winship Ballroom and Harland Cinema of the Dobbs University Center. Please see the Emory commencement schedule for more information.

The School of Law Diploma Ceremony and Reception will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the Gambrell Hall South Lawn. Please see the Emory commencement schedule for more information.

The Goizueta Business School BBA Diploma Ceremony will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the George W. Woodruff Physical Education Center (WoodPEC). Please see the Emory commencement schedule for more information.

The Physical Therapy Program Diploma Ceremony will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Woodruff Health Sciences Center Administration Building (WHSCAB) Auditorium. Please see the Emory commencement schedule for more information.

The School of Medicine Reception will be held at 11:00 a.m. in the James B. Williams Medical Education Building. Please see the Emory commencement schedule for more information.

The Candler School of Theology Diploma Ceremony will be held from 11:00 a.m. to noon in the Glenn Memorial Auditorium. Please see the Emory commencement schedule for more information.

The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing Diploma Ceremony will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on McDonough Field. Please see the Emory commencement schedule for more information.

The Goizueta Business School MBA Reception and Diploma Ceremony will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the Patterson Green. Please see the Emory commencement schedule for more information.

The Genetic Counseling Training Program Diploma Ceremony will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Whitehead Auditorium, Whitehead Biomedical Research Building. Please see the Emory commencement schedule for more information.

The Laney Graduate School PhD Ceremony will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall. Please see the Emory commencement schedule for more information.

The Candler School of Theology Commencement Lunch will be held at 12:30 p.m. in the Candler School of Theology Atrium and Plaza. Please see the Emory commencement schedule for more information.

The Rollins School of Public Health Diploma Ceremony will be held from 1:30 to 3:0 pm. on McDonough Field. Please see the Emory commencement schedule for more information.

The School of Medicine Diploma Cermony will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Glenn Memorial Auditorium. Please see the Emory commencement schedule for more information.

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

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

Monday, May 2, 2016, Volume 16, Issue 34

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