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

Forefront

New Collections Open in the Rose Library

The Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Books Library is pleased to announce four new collections open in the library.

In addition, the Rose Library will be hosting the exhibition Still Raising Hell: The Art, Activism, and Archives of Camille Billops and James V. Hatch through May 14, 2017. The exhibition is curated by Pellom McDaniels, III, and is drawn from the couple's more than 50 years of art and activism. More information is available at this link.

From Excellence to Eminence

Awards for Early Career Scientists

David Zureick-Brown (assistant professor, mathematics and computer science), Ymir Vigfusson (assistant professor, mathematics and computer science), and Alexa Mattheyses (assistant professor, cell biology) have been honored by the National Science Foundation's Faculty Early Career Development Program. The award comes with a five-year grant to support junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholar and the integration of education and research. Additionally, Francesco Evangelista (assistant professor, chemistry) has won a $750,000, five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Energy's Early Career Research Program, and the 2016 Sloan Research Fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. For more on these scholars, please visit this link.

Heard on Campus

Nativism Past and Present

We’re at a moment in the history of the United States when a presidential candidate publicly lashes out at ethnic groups with the vilest language and transparent stereotypes, demanding that others be categorically barred for an unspecified period of time. Americans would do well to remind themselves that this is hardly the first time in our history that we have broadcast a kind of dual-edged, contradictory message regarding our view of the foreign-born. So often in American history, Americans have looked at the foreign-born workers who labor in our fields and our factories, who lend their intellectual talents to enhance the national prosperity, while at the very same time, denigrating their heritage, mocking their appearance, religion, or mannerisms. And it comes as no surprise that in response to the ambivalent reception, immigrants, including Jewish immigrants of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, often repeated the popular aphorism, “America beckons, but Americans repel.” . . . . Nativist scholarship has often supported demands for immigration restriction, cloaked in the mantel of the social sciences, and at times even the medical sciences. And Jews, especially, aroused the concerns of nativist authors in the past. And so the question we’re posing this evening is, “What can we learn more generally about nativism, even today’s nativism, by placing under the microscope the anti-Semitic nativism of an earlier era?”

-- Alan Kraut, University Professor of History at American University, during the panel discussion, “Closing the Gates, Building a Wall: What the History of Immigration Restriction Against Jews Can Teach Us About American Nativism,” Wednesday, September 14, 2016, sponsored by the Tam Institute for Jewish Studies

Resources for Faculty

Teaching Consultations with the CFDE

The Center for Teaching Development and Excellence (CFDE) offers teaching consultations for faculty members interested in improving one or more aspects of his or her teaching. A teaching consultation is a focused session or sessions between a faculty member, a CFDE staff member, and/or another faculty member. A consultation can be a one-off meeting but is often undertaken over the course of a semester of a year. The aim of a teaching consultation is to help a faculty member to develop a clear set of goals for improving their teaching and to realize at least one of their goals by the end of the semester.

Consultations are available in a variety of areas, including general teaching and pedagogy, community-engaged learning, and online education. For more information or to sign up to participate, please visit this link. We look forward to hearing from you!

New to the Faculty

Alvaro Alonso, Associate Professor of Epidemiology

Alvaro Alonso completed his MD (2000) and PhD in epidemiology (2005) at The University of Navarra (Spain) with post-doctoral research as a Fulbright Fellow at Harvard School of Public Health. Prior to joining the faculty at Emory, Alonso held the position of associate professor of epidemiology and community health at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. Alonso's primary scholarly focus is conducting studies that contribute to the prevention of chronic disease, particularly cardiovascular diseases. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including American Journal of Epidemiology, Lancet, and Circulation.

Events This Week

Monday, September 26

The James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference's Race and Difference Colloquium Series will continue at noon with Kristen Lavelle (sociology, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater) speaking on "Whitewashing the South: White Memories of Segregation and Civil Rights." Colloquiums take place in the Jones Room of the Woodruff Library; please click here to RSVP.

Pianist Philip Thomson will perform at 7:30 p.m. in Williams Hall (Oxford College). For more information, please click here.

"Music & Storytelling: An Evening With Anna and Elizabeth" will be held at 8:00 p.m. in the Performing Arts Studio, 1804 North Decatur Road. For more information, please see Music at Emory.

Tuesday, September 27

The Emory WorkLife Resource Center will host a workshop titled "Tick Tock: Caregivers Reclaim Your Clock" today from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the School of Nursing, room 203. Please visit this link to register.

At noon, Richard Neubig (pharmacology and toxicology, Michigan State University) will speak on "Role of G-alpha-o (GNA01) in Human Epilepsy and Movement Disorders" in 5052 Rollins Research Center. This event is part of the pharmacology seminar series.

Library and Information Technology Services will host a Canvas 101 workshop from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in room 312 of the Woodruff Library. Please visit this link to learn more.

Anne Murphy (Asian Studies, University of British Columbia) will speak on "Writing Punjabi Across Borders" at 4:30 p.m. in Callaway Center S-319. Please visit mesas.emory.edu to learn more.

Faculty, staff, and students interested in exploring the boundaries of public health and religion are welcome to attend a reception for Religion and Public Health Community of Scholars.  Hosted by the Religion and Public Health Collaborative, the reception will be held at 5:30 p.m., in the Rita Anne Rollins Room (Rm 860), Grace Crum Rollins Building, Rollins School of Public Health. For more information, please visit here

Clark Poling (art history emeritus, former director of the Carlos Museum) will give a lecture titled "Transforming an Emory Original: Carlos Hall 1916-2016" at 7:30 p.m. in the Carlos Museum's Ackerman Hall, level three.

Wednesday, September 28

Harumi Miyake (Russian and East Asian Languages and Cultures) will speak on "Beyond the Basics: Maximizing the Potential of Instructional Technologies in the Classroom" at 11:30 a.m. in Modern Languages, 201. Please visit realc.emory.edu to learn more.

The Domain of One's Own @ Emory program will sponsor a talk on "Domain in the Second Langauge Classroom" at noon in the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts 136. More information may be found at emorydomains.org.

Annie Hardison-Moody (Youth, Family, and Community Sciences at North Carolina State University and PhD, Emory 2012) will explore the relationship between faith communities and food insecurity in her talk “Mixed Blessings: Faith Communities, Food Pantries, and the Lived Realities of Food Insecurity in the Southern United States.”  The lecture will be in Rm 102, Center for Ethics at noon, and is sponsored by the Religion and Public Health Collaborative, Center for Ethics, and the Women’s and Children’s Center at the Rollins School of Public Health.  For more information, please visit here

ART21 will sponsor a screening of Art in the Twenty-First Century at 6:00 p.m. in the Visual Arts Building. Please visit art21.org to learn more.

As part of the Candler School of Theology's Faith and Politics in the 21st Century series, Julianne Malveaux of Economic Education will speak on "Faith and Economic Justice" at 6:00 p.m. in room 252 of the Rita Anne Rollins Building. Please register at this link.

Martin Brauen (chief curator emeritus at the Rubin Museum of Art) will give a lecture titled "Buddha in a Shopping Bag" at 7:30 p.m. in the Carlos Museum's Ackerman Hall, level three.

There will be a performance of The Boys from Syracuse at 7:30 p.m. in the Theater Lab of the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts. This is a "Pay What You Will at the Door" performance. Full-price performances will also be held this week on Thursday, September 29 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, September 30 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, October 1 at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, October 2 at 2:00 p.m. All performances are held in the Theater Lab. For more information or to purchase tickets, please click here.

The Emory Cinematheque series, themed around comics and graphic novels, will continue at 7:30 p.m. in White Hall 208 with a screening of Popeye.

Thursday, September 29

The comparative literature department will host the "New Materialisms and Economies of Excess" graduate conference starting today and running through Saturday, October 1. More information is available at this link.

As part of the surgery department's Grand Rounds series, Philip Goodney (assistant professor of surgery and The Dartmouth Institute, vascular surgery, Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine; affiliated faculty, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Dartmouth Hitchcock) will speak on "Patient-Centered Approaches to Improving Vascular Practice" at 7:00 a.m. in the Emory University Hospital Auditorium.

The Emory WorkLife Resource Center will host a workshop titled "Selecting and Evaluating Quality Child Care" today from noon to 1:30 p.m. in 1599 Clifton Road, room 1.432. Please visit this link to register.

Emory Libraries will host an installment of "Neil Asks" at 4:00 p.m. in the Jones Room of the Woodruff Library. Joseph Crespino (history), Kevin Young (English and creative writing), and Natasha Trethewey (English and creative writing) will discuss the question, "What Do History and Poetry Reveal About Ourselves and Our Times?" A reception will follow at 5:30 p.m. Please RSVP at engage.emory.edu/NeilAsks.

Jennie Burnet (Global Studies Institute, Georgia State University) will deliver the third Institute of African Studies (IAS) seminar for the 2016-17 academic year with "Inventing the Future in Rwanda: Nostalgia, State-Building, and Ontology." IAS seminars meet in Candler Library 212 at 4:15 p.m.

The Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry will host a four-week seminar series on the topic "The Too-Busy City: Atlanta and Urbanity" starting tonight at 6:30 and continuing on October 6, 13, and 20. The seminar will be moderated by Edward Hatfield (history, Kennesaw State University). For further information or to reserve seating on a first-come, first-served basis, please email the Fox Center at foxcenter@emory.edu or call 404.727.6424.

Friday, September 30

There will be a performance of The Boys from Syracuse at 7:30 p.m. in the Theater Lab of the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts. This is a "Pay What You Will at the Door" performance. Full-price performances will also be held this week on Thursday, September 29 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, October 1 at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, October 2 at 2:00 p.m. All performances are held in the Theater Lab. For more information or to purchase tickets, please click here.

Saturday, October 1

At 8:00 p.m., the Branford Marsalis Quartet will perform with special guest Kurt Elling in the Emerson Concert Hall, Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts. For more information, please see Music at Emory.

Sunday, October 2

The Halle Institute will sponsor the 2016 Sheth Lecture in Indian Studies at 3:30 p.m. in W525, Goizueta Business School. Nipun Mehta, founder of ServiceSpace, will speak on "Gandhi 3.0: Bridging the Internet and the Inner-Net." A reception will follow after the lecture. Please use this link to register.

The Vega Quartet and pianist William Ransom will perform "Invitation to the Dance" at 4:00 p.m. in the Michael C. Carlos Museum's Reception Hall. For more information, please see Music at Emory.

Monday, October 3

The James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference's Race and Difference Colloquium Series will continue at noon with Andre Carrington (English and philosophy, Drexel University) speaking on "Speculative Blackness: The Future of Race in Science Fiction." Colloquiums take place in the Jones Room of the Woodruff Library; please click here to RSVP.

At 4:00 p.m., there will be a workshop on "Creating Bibliographies with Zotero" in room 312 of the Woodruff Library. Learn more at this link.

Literature is Alive @ Emory will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the Barnes & Noble @ Emory Bookstore, featuring Lydia Conklin, Kalpana Narayanan, Masande Ntshanga, and Claire Vaye Watkins. More information is available at this link.

The second Carlos Reads Book Club event of the fall 2016 semester will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Carlos Museum's Board Room, Level Two. The Carlos Reads series this semester will discuss all of Shakespeare's plays set in antiquity, in conjunction with the exhibition of Shakespeare's First Folio this fall. Sheila Cavanagh, professor of English, will continue the series by leading discussion on Julius Caesar. For more information on the book club, to reserve a space, or to see the full semester's offerings, please click here.

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

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

Monday, September 26, 2016, Volume 17, Issue 6

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