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Forefront

Founding Director Named for New Center for Translational Research in Neuroimaging and Data Science

Vince Calhoun, one of the world’s foremost experts in brain imaging and analysis, has been named the founding director of the Center for Translational Research in Neuroimaging and Data Science (TReNDS) at Georgia State University. TReNDS will be a tri-institutional effort supported by Georgia State, the Georgia Institute of Technology, and Emory University, with a focus on increasing cooperation among Atlanta brain imaging researchers. Calhoun is joining the university as a Georgia Research Alliance (GRA) Eminent Scholar in Brain Health and Image Analysis, becoming the first eminent scholar with appointments at three institutions. For more than 25 years, the GRA has partnered with Georgia’s research universities to recruit world-class scientific talent to Georgia. The organization also invests in advanced laboratory equipment and fosters collaboration among universities, business, and government.

For more information, please visit this link.

From Excellence to Eminence

Emory Healthcare Veterans Program Receives Wounded Warrior Project Grant

The Emory Healthcare Veterans Program has received a five-year, $29.2 million-dollar grant from the Wounded Warrior Project to further its work providing transformative care for Veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, depression, and anxiety. The Emory Healthcare Veterans Program is one of four U.S. programs that are part of Wounded Warrior Project’s Warrior Care Network, a first-of-its-kind treatment partnership that provides world class mental health care to veterans or service members who served/deployed after 9/11. The grant includes funding to continue treatment for warriors and a capital grant to expand the Emory Healthcare Veterans Program’s physical space and increase treatment capacity. It follows a 2015 grant from Wounded Warrior Project for $15 million to help establish the current program.

For more information, please visit this link.

Heard on Campus

War, Media, and the Destructive Sublime

World War II has since been molded into a triumphalist teleology, sanded of its rough edges and imbued with a sense of moral righteousness: the war was good because we won, and we won because we were good. . . . [Destructive Sublime] illuminates some strategies that war movies have used to scrub World War II of its unruly horror and turn it into evidence of American virtue. But my book also goes further than this. It also demonstrates how some of the tragedy and the violence of the war sneaks back into these media, introducing ambiguity and complexity that belie our typical associations of World War II media, if we assume that they are always patriotic, conservative, or formulaic entertainment. . . . My methodology is inspired by [video games like Call of Duty], specifically “first-person shooter” games. . . . [The creators] put a lot of time and effort into how they are going to make environments destructible. . . . You can look at that morally and perhaps dismiss it or think it’s bad. Or you can look at it formally, and that’s what I’m trying to do -- to see what function violence and killing has in the game, and ultimately how it changes the picture that’s painted of World War II.

--Tanine Allison, assistant professor of film and media studies, during her author talk and book signing, "War, Media, and the Destructive Sublime" on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, sponsored by the Department of Film and Media Studies

Resources for Faculty

Oct 24: CFDE Webinar Viewing Party -- Writing for a Broader Audience

Join the CFDE for a Webinar Viewing Party on Wednesday, October 24 at 11:50 a.m. Bring your lunch to the CFDE and join in to watch the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity webinar on "Writing for a Broader Audience: How to Convey Complex Ideas in Clear, Accessible Prose."

How should you adapt your writing style as you turn your specialized research into a book, a magazine article, or an essay? What does it mean to write as a public intellectual, and how can you convey complex ideas without "dumbing down" your work? In this webinar, participants will learn about

  • Authorial voice, tone, and register, and how to vary them to reach different audiences
  • Using basic principles of plain language to make your writing more accessible, without losing meaning
  • Integrating creativity, humor, and passion into your writing
  • Crediting sources without burdening the text
  • Avoiding common "academese" pitfalls, such as repetition and awkward transitions

No RSVP is necessary. Come by our office in the Woodruff Library, Room 216, bring your lunch, and enjoy drinks and company courtesy of CFDE staff.

For more information about this event, please visit this link.

New to the Faculty

Aaron Siegler, Associate Professor, Epidemiology and Behavioral Sciences/Health Education, Rollins School of Public Health

Aaron Siegler's research explores the intersection of the biomedical and behavioral realms, with a focus on sexual minority populations and disparities in healthcare. He currently serves as the Assistant Director of the Emory CFAR Prevention Sciences Core. Currently, his research interests include issues of how to scale up provision of pre-exposure prophylaxis, how to increase condom use through innovating the condom itself, geospatial analyses to better understand access to healthcare, and exploring novel combination HIV prevention strategies. For more information about Siegler's research and publications, please visit this link.

Events This Week

Monday, October 15

At 11:00 a.m. in the Marcus Nanotechnology Building, Room 1116, the Health Innovation Commercialization Series will hold a panel discussion on Early Translational Funding. For more information, please visit the Eventbrite page.

At noon in the Woodruff Library, Jones Room, 311, Danielle Clealand, assistant professor of international relations at Florida International University, will deliver arguments from her recent book The Power of Race in Cuba: Racial Ideology and Black Consciousness during the Revolution. This talk is part of the Race and Difference Colloquium. For more information, please visit the James Weldon Institute for the Study of Race and Difference website.

At 5:00 p.m. in White Hall 101, the Institute for Jewish Studies with the Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies will screen the documentary I'm a Civil War. Discussion with the filmmaker, Omri Lior will follow. For more information, visit this link.

At 7:30 p.m. in the Michael C. Carlos Board Room, Louise Pratt, professor of classics at Emory, will lead readers through Emily Wilson’s new translation of The Odyssey. This event is part of the Carlos Reads series. For more information, please visit the Emory Events Calendar.

At 7:30 p.m. in the Candler School of Theology, Room 360, Timothy Matovina, professor and chair of theology at the University of Notre Dame, will deliver a lecture on Latino Catholicism. Candler's Aquinas Center of Theology is sponsoring the event. For more information and to register, please visit the Aquinas Center event page.

At 7:30 p.m. in Williams Hall at Oxford College, Joonna Trapp, senior lecturer in the Writing Program at Emory and Director of Writing Across Emory, will deliver a lecture on "The Southern College Oratorical Tradition." For more information, visit this link.

Tuesday, October 16

At 11:30 a.m. in 120A Tarbutton Hall, John Huber, professor of political science at Columbia University, will present at the Political Science Brown Bag Speaker Series. For more information, please visit the Emory Events Calendar.

At noon in the Cannon Chapel, Brooks Common, the Aquinas Center will host El Refugio Luncheon Discussion. For more information and to RSVP to this event, please visit the Aquinas Center Events Calendar.

At 1:30 p.m. in the Oxford Road Building Presentation Room, Fraser Stoddart, Northwestern University, will deliver the keynote address at the Emerson Center Lectureship Award Symposium. The title of this talk is "The Rise and Promise of Artificial Molecular Machines Based on the Mechanical Bond." For more information, plase visit the Emerson Center Events page.

At 2:30 p.m., the WaterHub will host a tour of its facilities. For more information, please visit the Emory Sustainability Initiatives website.

At 4:00 p.m. in Rich 211, Tim Christensen, New York University, will deliver the Econometrics Seminar. For more information, please visit the Emory Events Calendar.

At 4:15 p.m. in 323 Bowden Hall, Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor Gyanendra Pandey will present "Three Men and their Marriages: a reflection on 20th century India” as part of The Interdisciplinary Workshop in Colonial and Postcolonial Studies. For more information, contact sujit.shrestha@emory.edu.

The Claus M. Halle Institute for Global Learning and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese will host award-winning Brazilian writer Luiz Ruffato for a discussion titled "Writing on the World's Periphery." This event will take place at 4:00 p.m. in Emory College, MLB 201. For more information, please visit the Emory Events Calendar.

At 7:00 p.m. in the Candler School of Theology, Room 102, the Aquinas Center will screen the film Romero. For more information, please visit The Aquinas Center Events Calendar.

Wednesday, October 17

As part of the Emory Law School Faculty Colloquium Series, Alexander Boni-Saenz, Chicago-Kent College of Law, will deliver a lecture titled "Age, Time, and Discrimination" at noon in Gambrell Hall, Room G575. For more information, please visit the Emory Law Events Calendar.

The Jewish Law Students Association will be hosting a video chat conference with financier and human rights advocate Bill Browder. The event will take place in Room 1E 12-1 PM, and all students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend. To RSVP, please sign up at www.tinyurl.com/BrowderJLSA

At 1:00 p.m., the Center for Childhood Infections and Vaccines Annual Symposium will take place in the Health Sciences Research Building Auditorium. For more information and to register, please visit the Pediatric Research Alliance Events Calendar.

The Emory Center for Digital Scholarship will lead a workshop on Data Visualization: Tableau Public at 2:00 p.m. in Woodruff Library Room 312. For more information, please visit the Fall 2018 ECDS Workshops RSVP website.

At 2:00 p.m. in Tharp Rehearsal Hall, Schwartz Center, the Rosemary Magee Creativity Conversation Series will host Sonia Possetti and Damián Bolotin, tango musicians. For more information, please visit the Arts Emory Events Calendar.

At 4:00 p.m. in PAIS 290, Louis-Jean Boë, GIPSA-lab, CNRS, Grenoble Alpes University, France, and Thomas R. Sawallis, New College, University of Alabama, will present the CMBC lecture, "Which Way to the Dawn of Speech? Reanalyzing Half a Century of Debates and Data in Light of Speech Science." For more information, please visit the CMBC Events Calendar.

At 4:30 p.m. in the Oxford Presentation Auditorium, Oxford Road Building, Hank Klibanoff, Professor of Practice, English and Creative Writing, will deliver an Emory Williams Lecture titled "Gunnar Myrdal's American Dilemma." For more information, please visit the Voluntary Core Curriculum Program webpage.

At 4:30 p.m. in White Hall 112, Phil. Reyhan Sahin, German-Turkish scholar at the University of Hamburg, will give a presentation titled "Soccer and Racism in Germany: The Ambiguity of the Mesut Ozil Case." For more information, please visit the Emory Events Calendar.

Candler’s Laney Program in Moral Leadership will host a panel discussion on Social Protest and Social Justice at 6:30 p.m. in the Cannon Chapel Sanctuary. For more information and to RSVP, please visit the event page.

At 7:30 p.m. in White Hall 208, Emory Film and Media Studies will host "Alfred Hitchcock Presents," a Three Episode Screening. This screening is part of the Emory Cinematheque: Hitchcock/Hitchcockian film series. For more information, please visit the Emory Cinematheque Events Calendar.

At 7:30 p.m. in Williams Hall, Oxford College, the Southern Circuit Film Series will screen Man Made. For more information, please visit the Emory Events Calendar.

Thursday, October 18

As part of the Surgical Grand Rounds, Emory Medical School will host the 24th Annual W.D. Warren Lecture: Biology Predicts Outcome in Patients Undergoing Local Therapy for Colorectal Liver Metastases, presented by Jean-Nicolas Vauthey (M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas). This event will take place at 7:00 a.m. in the Emory University Hospital Auditorium. For more information, please visit the Department of Surgery's Events Calendar.

At 9:00 a.m. in the Whitehead Building, the Department of Physiology will host Alexander Staruschenko, professor of physiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin. For mor information, please visit the Emory Events Calendar.

The Emory Center for Digital Scholarship will lead a Get to Know ArcGIS Pro Workshop at 10:00 a.m. in Woodruff Library Room 312. For more information, please visit the Fall 2018 ECDS Workshops RSVP website.

At 10:00 a.m. in Callaway N301, Sheila Tefft of the Emory Writing Program will lead a workshop titled on Digital Projects to Build Science Literacy. For more information, please visit the English Department Events Calendar.

At 11:30 a.m. at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, the Department of Economics will host Andy Abel, Ronald A. Rosenfeld Professor of Finance at the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania. For more information, please visit the Emory Events Calendar.

At noon in Whitehead Auditorium, Emily Weinert, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and School of Medicine, will deliver a presentation titled "Investigating Bacterial Signaling Proteins and Pathways: from O2 Sensing to Atypical Cyclic Nucleotides." For more information, please visit the Emory Events Calendar.

At noon in Room 1052 of the O. Wayne Rollins Research Center, Javier Stern, Neuroscience Institute, Georgia State, will lead Science Cafe as part of the Biology Seminar Series. His lecture is titled "Unraveling mechanisms underlying stimulus-secretion coupling at neuronal dendrites using novel cell biosensors." For more information, please visit the biology department events page.

At noon in Cannon Chapel, Room 106, the Aquinas Center will host a book discussion with Marie Marquardt, author of The Radius of Us. For more information, please visit the Aquinas Center Events Calendar.

At 4:00 p.m. in PAIS 290, the CMBC Lecture Series will host Nicole Creanza, professor of biological sciences at Vanderbilt University. Her presentation is titled "The Evolution of Learned Behaviors: Insights from Birds and Humans." For more information, please visit the CMBC Events page.

Join the Office of Global Strategy and Initiatives for a Global Sip & Learn from 4:30 to 5:30 in PAIS Room 250. This informal discussion will be a chance to become familiar with the Office of Global Strategy and Initiatives team and the resources that our office provides. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, contactglobal@emory.edu.

At 6:00 p.m. on Patterson Green, Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, join the Emory Jazz Ensembles for Jazz on the Green. For more information, please visit the Arts Emory Events Calendar.

At 6:30 p.m. in the Woodruff Library Jones Room, the MAP IT | Little Dots, Big Ideas lecture series will host Stephanie C. Leone of Boston College. Leone will present “Nodes and Edges: Architecture in Baroque Rome under Innocent X Pamphilj.” For more information, please visit the MAP IT scholarblog.

At 6:30 p.m. in the Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry, Candler School of Theology’s Walter T. Wilson, professor of New Testament, will moderate discussion on "The Sermon on the Mount: Inspiring the Moral Imagination." For more information, please visit the Fox Center's Events page.

At 7:00 p.m. in White Hall 208, the Department of French and Italian with the Consulate General of Switzerland in Atlanta invite you to a film screening of IL NIDO. For more information, please visit the Emory Events Calendar.

At 7:30 p.m. in Ackerman Hall, Michael C. Carlos Museum, Megan O'Neil, assistant professor of art history and curator of art of the Americas, will deliver a lecture titled "Touch and Tactility in Maya Art." For more information, please visit the Arts Emory Events Calendar.

At 7:30 p.m. in the Tarbutton Performing Arts Center, Oxford College, Oxford Studies will host a performance of The Arsonist by Max Frisch. For more information, please visit the Emory Events Calendar.

Emory Medical School will host the Cardiology in Primary Care Conference, which will take place at the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel and Conference Center October 18-20. For more information and to register, please visit the conference website.

Friday, October 19

At noon in Raoul Hall, 2 Eagle Row, the Aquinas Center will host a free lunch and discussion event, "Making the Connection Between the 1980s and Today." This event is part of Romero Week, and is cosponsored by Catholic Studies at Candler School of Theology, Center for Civic and Community Engagement, and El Refugio. For more information, please visit the Emory Events Calendar.

At noon, the Pediatric Research Alliance will host James Dahlman, assistant professor of biomedical engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. The title of this presentation is "Making RNA Therapies Safe by Testing Thousands of Nanoparticles in vivo." For more information, please visit the Pediatric Research Alliance Events Calendar.

As part of the Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta Cooke Noontime Series, vituoso pianist Momoro Ono will perform at 12:00 p.m. in Ackerman Hall, Michael C. Carlos Museum. For more information, please visit the Arts Emory Events Calendar.

At 1:00 p.m. in Rich 104, the Department of Economics will host a Professional Pathways Conversation and panel discussion. To register for this event, please visit this link.

At 3:30 p.m. in the Auditorium, Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Emory University's Center for Humanitarian Emergencies and Institute for Developing Nations with the French Consulate General in Atlanta will host the FA2018 Humanitarian Forum: Gender-based Violence in Emergency Settings. For more information and to register, please visit the Eventbrite page.

At 7:30 p.m. in the Tarbutton Performing Arts Center, Oxford College, Oxford Studies will host a performance of The Arsonist by Max Frisch. For more information, please visit the Emory Events Calendar.

Emory Medical School will host the Cardiology in Primary Care Conference, which will take place at the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel and Conference Center October 18-20. For more information and to register, please visit the conference website.

Saturday, October 20

At noon on the Math and Science Patio, Dooley's Players will perform In Earnest, a site-specific adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest. For more information, please visit the Emory Events Calendar.

At 3:00 p.m. in the Tarbutton Performing Arts Center, Oxford College, Oxford Studies will host a performance of The Arsonist by Max Frisch. For more information, please visit the Emory Events Calendar.

At 8:00 p.m. in Emerson Concert Hall, Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, the Emory University Symphony Orchestra will perform with Buenos Aires Tango musicians Sonia Possetti and Damián Bolotin for an evening of Latin American orchestral works. Paul Bhasin will conduct. For more information and tickets, please visit the Arts Emory Calendar of Events.

Emory Medical School will host the Cardiology in Primary Care Conference, which will take place at the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel and Conference Center October 18-20. For more information and to register, please visit the conference website.

Sunday, October 21

At noon on the Math and Science Patio, Dooley's Players will perform In Earnest, a site-specific adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest. For more information, please visit the Emory Events Calendar.

At 4:00 p.m. in Ackerman Hall, Michael C. Carlos Museum, the Gary Motley Trio will perform as part of the Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta's Just Jazzin' Around concert series. For more information, please visit the Arts Emory Events Calendar.

At 4:00 p.m. in Emerson Concert Hall, Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, the Emory Wind Ensemble and two Atlanta Symphony Orchestra musicians, Stuart Stephenson, principal trumpet, and Emily Brebach, oboe/English horn, will present two wind concerti: Jolivet’s Second Concerto for Trumpet, and Weber’s Concertino for Oboe and Winds. Paul Bhasin will conduct. For more information, please visit the Arts Emory Events Calendar.

Monday, October 22

At 11:30 a.m. at The Luce Center, 825 Houston Mill Road, Room 130, Sheila Cavanagh, professor of English and Director of the World Shakespeare Project will deliver a lecture titled "Crowd-sourcing 'Return to The Wasteland': Margate and Conventry in 2018." This lecture is part of the EUEC Lunch Colloquium Series. For more information, please visit the Emory University Emeritus College website.

At noon in the Woodruff Library, Jones Room 311, Beth Lew-Williams, assistant professor of history at Princeton University, will deliver a presentation titled "The Chinese Must Go: Making the Alien in America." This lecture is part of The Race and Difference Colloquium Series. For more information, please visit The James Weldon Johnson Institute events page.

At 4:00 p.m. in the PAIS Building, Kate Harkness, professor of psychology and psychiatry at Queen's University, will deliver a lecture titled "Stress Mechanisms in Major Depression: From Exposure to Response." This lecture is part of the Department of Psychology Colloquium Series. For more information, please visit the Emory Events Calendar.

At 7:30 p.m. in the Michael C. Carlos Board Room, Louise Pratt, professor of Classics at Emory, will lead readers through Emily Wilson’s new translation of The Odyssey. This event is part of the Carlos Reads series. For more information, please visit the Emory Events Calendar.

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

Monday, October 15, 2018, Volume 19, Issue 8

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