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

Forefront

Two New Coursera Courses to Launch in January

In late January, Emory University will offer two new massive open online courses via the Coursera platform. Each course will consist of five modules, and each module contains two hours' worth of content, ranging from lectures to discussion forums to personalized assignments. Participants may set their own pace through the modules. Melinda Higgins, associate professor in the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, will teach "Reproducible Templates for Analysis and Dissemination," and Kenneth Carter, Charles Howard Candler Professor of Psychology at Oxford College, will teach "The Psychology of Thrill Seekers." For more information on either class or on Coursera in general, please visit this link.

From Excellence to Eminence

Nursing School Associate Dean Receives Alumni Honor

Sandra Dunbar, associate dean of academic advancement at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, was honored with Florida State University's highest honor for alumni. Dunbar received the Alumni Association's Grads Made Good Award, which honors graduates of Florida State who have made a significant difference through outstanding success in their chosen fields. A graduate of the Florida State University College of Nursing, Dunbar's career has been dedicated to improving clinical practice and patient outcomes. For more information, please visit this link.

Heard on Campus

W.B. Yeats and the Formation of Modern Ireland

I’ve always seen the poem [W.B. Yeats’s “To Ireland in the Coming Times”] as an important one, and I’m using it this evening as a kind of point of entry into what I consider to be an important topic, both in literary terms but also in terms of the history of Ireland. I’ve always been fascinated by that intersection between history and literature, which is particularly powerful in the period between 1890 and, say, 1922, when Ireland first became independent. And that was really the age of Yeats. Yeats was a dominant literary and artistic figure in Ireland throughout this age. So the reason I’ve chosen this poem as my guiding poem for this talk is that it touches on three of the themes that are key to Yeats’s work and life in the 1890s and beyond, and those are the themes of love, mysticism, and Ireland. . . . The main focus of my talk is the third bit, the Ireland bit. That’s what I’ve always been interested in: Yeats as an Irish poet, as part of the fabric of Ireland, and a poet whose work is central to understanding modern Ireland.

-- Irish Ambassador to the United States, Dan Mulhall, during his talk “’To Sweeten Ireland’s Wrong’: W.B. Yeats in the 1890s,” Monday, November 6, 2017, sponsored by Irish Studies at Emory

Resources for Faculty

International Collaborations: A Faculty Panel Discussion

On Wednesday, February 7, at noon, the Center for Faculty Development and Excellence and the Office of Global Strategy and Initiatives will host "International Collaborations: A Faculty Panel Discussion." What are the most important things to know for scholars collaborating across continents and cultures? In this session, four faculty from different fields who have collaborative projects in other parts of the world and/or with international partners discuss best practices and advice, common pitfalls to avoid, what they think makes for a great international collaboration, how they found collaborators, and more. Part three of the "Thinking Together" series on Scholarly Collaborations, this panel will feature Aryeh D. Stein (Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health), Jeffrey Lesser (Department of History, Emory College of Arts and Sciences), Deborah Bruner (Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing), and Gonzalo Vazquez-Prokopec (Department of Environmental Sciences, Emory College of Arts and Sciences). Lunch will be provided. Please register at this link.

New to the Faculty

Dorothy A. Lerit, Assistant Professor of Cell Biology in the Emory University School of Medicine

Dorothy A. Lerit completed her PhD in molecular biology at Princeton University (2010). Before joining the faculty at Emory in 2016, she conducted postdoctoral research at the NIH. Lerit's primary scholarly focus is RNA localization, centrosome function, and how the deregulation of cellular proliferation leads to cancer and neurodevelopmental disorders. Her articles have been published in a number of leading journals, including The Journal of Cell Biology and Cell Reports.

Events This Week

Monday, January 22

Emory Foundations for Online Teaching will begin a new session on "Measuring Online Learning" that will run through February 2. Please visit this link to enroll.

Library & Information Technology Services will host "Canvas Discussions - Live Online Session" at 1:30 p.m. For more information or to register, please visit this link.

The first spring 2018 event in the Carlos Reads Book Club will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Board Room, Level Two of the Carlos Museum. Over the course of two sessions, Louise Pratt, professor of classics at Emory, will lead readers through Bryan Doerries's translations of Sophocles's Ajax and Philoctetes. For more information, including how to reserve a space, please visit this link.

Tuesday, January 23

Library & Information Technology Services will host Unicheck Plagiarism Check in Canvas from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in room 312 of the Woodruff Library. For more information or to register, please visit this link.

Library & Information Technology Services will host Using Interactive Tools in Canvas from 10:30 a.m. to noon in room 314 of the Woodruff Library. For more information or to register, please visit this link.

Library & Information Technology Services will host Using Echo 360 with Canvas from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. in room 314 of the Woodruff Library. For more information or to register, please visit this link.

At 7:30 p.m., Emory students who were enrolled in a class on the Ramayana will lead visitors through an exhibit they designed, "Tell the Whole Storying from Beginning to End: The Ramayana in Indian Painting." After the tour, guests will enjoy a traditional Indian feast and wine pairing from Chef Archna Becker of Bhojanic restaurant. This event will take place in the Carlos Museum. For more information, including pricing and how to register, please visit this link.

Wednesday, January 24

As part of Emory Law School's fall colloquium series, Jonathan Nash, Robert Howell Professor of Law at Emory, will give a talk titled "National Personal Jurisdiction" at noon in room G575 of the law school.

The Emory Worklife Resource Center offers a Caregiving Technology Webinar: Gadgets, Apps, and More to Help You in Caregiving Role with Sherri Snelling from noon to 1 p.m.

Library & Information Technology Services will host Set Up Your Canvas Gradebook from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. as a live online session. For more information or to register, please visit this link.

The Emory Center for Digital Scholarship will begin its spring 2018 workshop series with "Teaching with ECDS Projects" at 2:00 p.m. in room 303E of the Woodruff Library. Please RSVP at this link.

A special Town Hall Discussion on America's Opioid Crisis will take place at 4:00 p.m. in the Presentation Room of the Oxford Road Building. Following an introduction from Emory President Claire Sterk, Peter D. Hart, NBC and Wall Street Journal pollster, will moderate a town hall style conversation with the audience and Debra E. Houry, director of the CDC National Center for Injury Prevention and Control; David Laws, founding member of Georgia Overdose Prevention; and John C. "Jack" Killorin, director of Atlanta-Carolinas High Intensity Drug Trafficking. For more information or to register online, please visit this link.

The Emory Cinematheque series, "Black Lives on the Small Screen," will begin for the spring 2018 semester with a screening of Color Adjustment (1992) at 7:30 p.m. in White Hall 208.

Thursday, January 25

As part of the Department of Surgery's Grand Rounds series, Jonathan D. Pollock, assistant professor of surgery in the division of general and GI surgery, department of surgery, Emory School of Medicine, will speak on "To Hell and Back - Burnout and the Emotional Lives of Surgeons" at 7:00 a.m. in the Emory University Hospital Auditorium.

Woo-Yang Kim, associate professor in developmental neuroscience at the Munroe-Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center, will give a physiology seminar on "Chromatin Remodeler Haploinsufficiency in Brain Development and Cognitive and Emotional Behavior" at 9:00 a.m. in the Whitehead Building 6th floor common room. An informal discussion with the speaker will follow.

Library & Information Technology Services will host Using Canvas Pages & Modules from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. in room 314 of the Woodruff Library. For more information or to register, please visit this link.

Claudia R. Morris (Associate Professor, Pediatrics) will present a seminar sponsored by the Emory Center for Clinical and Molecular Nutrition, HERCULES, and the graduate program in Nutrition and Health Sciences titled "Sickle Cell Disease and Trauma: Arginine Deficiency Syndromes with Distinct Nutritional Requirements” at 12 noon in the School of Medicine Building, Room 178P. Contact jalvar9@emory.edu for more information.

Devaka Premawardhana, assistant professor of religion at Colorado College, will speak on "Rupture and Return: Lessons on Life from the Makhuwa of Mozambique" at 4:00 p.m. in White Hall 103. For more information, please see religion.emory.edu.

The Department of French and Italian will host a screening of the Italian movie The Startup (2017) at 6:30 p.m. in White Hall 206.

The Creativity & Arts Awards Night will take place at 6:30 p.m. in Chace Gallery, Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts. For more information, please visit creativity.emory.edu.

There will be a film screening of Old Dog (2011) with award-winning Tibetan filmmaker Pema Tsedan at 7:00 in White Hall 110. For more information, please see religion.emory.edu.

Friday, January 26

The Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta will host a Pajama ConcertMusical Bedtime Stories from pianists Julie Coucheron and William Ransom at 7:00 p.m. in the Carlos Museum.

Saturday, January 27

The Center for Ethics presents an Advanced Ethics Consultation Workshop, an interactive clinical ethics session from 9:00am to 4:30pm. For more information and registration, visit this link.

Atlanta Master Chorale will host the Atlanta Community Choral Festival at 8:00 p.m. in the Emerson Concert Hall, Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts.

Sunday, January 28

At 6:30 p.m., Jonathan Strom, professor of church history; associate dean of faculty and academic affairs; and director of international initiatives at the Candler School of Theology, and Steffen Losel, associate professor of systematic theology at the Candler School of Theology, will speak on "From Conflict to Communion" in Mulhern hall, St. Thomas More Catholic Church, in Decatur. For more information, please visit this link.

Monday, January 29

The James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference's colloquium series will begin for spring semester 2018 with a talk by Charissa Threat, assistant professor of history at Spelman College, titled "Nursing Civil Rights in the Army Nurse Corps." Lunch colloquia take place at noon in the Jones Room of the Woodruff Library; as lunch is provided, please register via this link.

Ayanna Howard, chair of The School of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology, will speak on "Ethical Design in Intelligent Robots" at 3:00 p.m. in room 102 of the Center for Ethics. As seating is limited, please RSVP to akear@emory.edu by Thursday, January 25. This event is sponsored by the Neuroethics Program.

William Parkinson of the University of Chicago and the Field Museum will speak on "Into the Mani: The Archaeology of Diros Bay, a Neolithic Maritime Ritual Center" at 7:30 p.m. in the Ackerman Hall, Carlos Museum.

The second spring 2018 event in the Carlos Reads Book Club will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Board Room, Level Two of the Carlos Museum. In the second of two sessions, Louise Pratt, professor of classics at Emory, will lead readers through Bryan Doerries's translations of Sophocles's Ajax and Philoctetes. For more information, including how to reserve a space, please visit this link.

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

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

Monday, January 22, 2018, Volume 18, Issue 19

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