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

Forefront

Emory Joins National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

Through the Office of the Provost, Emory has become an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD). The NCFDD offers an online core curriculum consisting of webinars from their own and other faculty experts on topics such as planning each semester, mastering academic time management, cultivating mentors, and learning to engage in conflict for transformation. Member benefits include

  • Core Curriculum webinars
  • Guest expert webinars
  • Multi-week courses
  • 14-Day Writing Challenge program
  • Dissertation Success Curriculum program
  • Private discussion forum for peer-mentoring, problem-solving, and moderated writing challenges

Founded in 2010, the NFCDD aims to help faculty and future faculty thrive in the academy. The NCFDD approaches faculty success holistically, offering training and guidance on how to achieve tenure, how to write and publish work, and how to manage stress and time.

Access to the NCFDD services is available to all faculty, postdocs, and graduate students at Emory. To activate your membership, go to https://www.facultydiversity.org/join, search for Emory University, and sign in using your emory.edu email.

From Excellence to Eminence

Holstad Honored With Distinguished Researcher Award

Marcia Holstad, professor at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, has been selected as the Southern Nursing Research Society's 2018 Distinguished Researcher Award recipient. Holstad was awarded this honor due to her work with HIV and AIDS research, education, and healthcare practice. She has also been awarded millions of dollars in external funding, published widely in her field of research, organized several conferences, and mentored many junior faculty and postdoctoral fellows. For more information on this award and Holstad's accomplishments, please visit this link.

Heard on Campus

Melancholy and the Brazilian Counterculture

To understand the Brazilian counterculture, I think one has to take into account the sense of profound disillusionment with the failure of the emancipatory project of national liberation in Brazil in the 1950s, and the rise of a right-wing military regime. The poem “Revolucao” by Francisco Alvim, captures this very nicely. . . .Iin contrast to that 1960s-era conviction in the power of culture and indeed, literature, as a revolutionary vocation of artists and intellectuals, Alvim’s poem is more about self-critique, disengagement from organized politics, and a reorientation towards personal behavior. . . At first glance, the final three lines [of the poem] seem to reinforce a sense of melancholic retreat, as the poet seems to say, “I’m just working on myself now.” However, not mistreating oneself or others was clearly not a plan for collective resistance. It wouldn’t have drawn the attention of regime censors, even if they had paid attention to poetry. In its focus on retreat and self-healing, Alvim’s poem almost suggests a kind of narcissism, proper to what Walter Benjamin called “left melancholy,” a debilitating attachment to a loss or defeat that hinders or prevents any recovery. Yet the final line may also be read as a transcendence of left melancholy, suggesting process of resolution and reorientation.

--Christopher Dunn, Professor of Portuguese and Africana Studies at Tulane University, during his talk “From Counterculture to Fragmented Utopia in Authoritarian Brazil,” Tuesday, March 20, 2018, sponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Resources for Faculty

New Business Databases Available in Emory Libraries

Three new business databases are now available to all Emory Libraries users: AtoZdatabases for marketing and reference; eMarketer for information on digital marketing, media and commerce; and S&P NetAdvantage, which provides descriptions of companies, industries, and mutual funds and is sometimes known as Capital IQ "lite". These databases have been added to the larger Emory Libraries catalog to fill a need for non-business library users to conduct business research. All three new databases may be accessed from the Databases @ Emory website.

New to the Faculty

Katia Koelle, Associate Professor of Biology in the Emory College of Arts and Sciences

Katia Koelle completed her PhD in ecology and evolutionary biology at University of Michigan (2005). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2017, Koelle held a position at Duke University. Koelle's primary scholarly focus is on understanding the joint ecological and evolutionary dynamics of viral infectious diseases through the use of quantitative analyses. Her articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Nature, Science, and Molecular Biology and Evolution.

Events This Week

Monday, April 23

Novelist and assistant professor of Latin American studies at Tulane University Yuri Herrera will speak on "Beyond Boundaries: Writing Across Borders" at 4:00 p.m. in Candler 114. For more information, please visit spanport.emory.edu.

"What is the Purpose of College? A Panel Discussion on Ethical Dilemmas in Higher Education" will be held at 4:00 p.m. in the Rita Anne Rollins Building, room 102.At this point in history, the U.S. system of higher education holds a dominant position in the world market. However, there are many pressing issues and ethical dilemmas within this highly stratified system, including the costs of higher education, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA, affirmative action, and diversity and inclusion on college campuses. This discussion will explore how higher education has changed over time and the major challenges it faces today. The panel will feature Lee L. Jacks Professor of Education at Stanford University David Labaree, assistant professor of sociology at Emory Cassidy Puckett, and PhD student in sociology at Emory Marisela Martinez-Cola, along with graduate students from Emory and Georgia State University. For more information, contact cassidy.puckett@emory.edu.

Tuesday, April 24

The Emory ADRC 15th Brain Health Forum will be held in the Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 2500 Clairmont Road, beginning at 8:30 a.m. For more information or to register, please visit this link.

Library and Information Technology Services will host "Canvas Discussions" from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., online. For more information or to register, please visit this link.

The Spring Undergraduate Research Symposium will be held from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Math and Science Center Lobby. It will also be held on Wednesday, April 25, in the same time and place. More information is available at college.emory.edu.

Xizoxia Shi of the University of Wisconsin will give an econometrics seminar at 4:00 p.m. in room N302 of the Math and Science Center. This talk is sponsored by the Department of Economics.

Bridget Alsdorf, associate professor in the Department of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University, will speak on "Gawkers: Street Theater in Fin-de-Siecle French Art" at 7:15 p.m. in room 212 of Carlos Hall. For more information, please visit arthistory.emory.edu.

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

The Oxford Chamber Ensemble Concert will take place at 8:00 p.m. in Williams Hall at Oxford College.

Wednesday, April 25

Library and Information Technology Services will host "Copying Courses in Canvas" from noon to 1:00 p.m., online. For more information or to register, please visit this link.

Amelia Arria, director of the Center on Young Adult Health and Development at the University of Maryland School of Public Health and an associate professor with the Department of Behavioral and Community Health, will speak on "Utilizing Research Evidence to Promote College Student Health and Success" at 2:00 p.m. in White Hall 208. Please RSVP to Heather Zesiger, heather.zesiger@emory.edu or Rohan Palmer, rohan.palmer@emory.edu.

Composer, laptop improviser, electronics performer, and sound artist Sam Pluta and trumpet player, improviser, and composer Peter Evans will hold a Creativity Conversation at 7:00 p.m. in the Performing Arts Studio, 1804 N. Decatur Road. Other events in this Artist Residency on Live Electronic Music include a Super Collisions Concert at 8:00 p.m.; an artist talk by Peter Evans on Thursday, April 26 at noon; and a composer talk by Sam Pluta on Thursday, April 26, at 2:30 p.m., all in the Performing Arts Studio. This residency is co-sponsored by the Department of Music and Friends of Music.

Thursday, April 26

Neonatology Conference 2018 will be held in the Emory Conference Center, beginning at 7:00 a.m. and continuing through Friday, April 27. For more information, please see pediatrics.emory.edu.

As part of the Department of Surgery's Grand Rounds series, Elizabeth A. Mittendorf, Robert and Karen Hale Distinguished Chair in Surgical Oncology at Brigham and Women's Hospital; director of surgical research, Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center Breast Program; director, Breast Immuno-Cology Program, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; co-director, Breast Cancer Clinical Research Program, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, will speak on "Advancing Immunotherapy in Breast Cancer -- A Surgeon Scientist's Adventure" at 7:00 a.m. in the Emory University Hospital Auditorium. This talk is also the 17th Annual William C. Wood Research Symposium.

Geoffrey Laumet, instructor at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, will speak as part of the physiology seminar series at 9:00 a.m. in the Whitehead Biomedical Research Building.

Library and Information Technology Services will host "Canvas 101" from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m., online. For more information or to register, please visit this link.

Jim Schwoebel, CEO of Neurolex Labs, will speak on "Smarter Phones for Gathering Digital Signatures of Brain Health" at 11:45 a.m. in room 162 of the Center for Ethics. For more information, including instructions on how to RSVP, please visit this link.

The Department of Economics will host Thomas J. Sargent, Nobel Prize Winner and William R. Berkley Professor of Economics and Business at New York University, for the Milton and Virginia Kafoglis Economics Department Nobel Laureate Lecture Series, "What Does the Trump 2017 Tax Cut Imply for the U.S. Economic Growth, Inflation, and Government Debt?" This talk will take place at 2:30 p.m. in White Hall 208. Please RSVP to sjgray@emory.edu.

The Artist Residency in music continues with an artist talk by trumpet player, improviser, and composer Peter Evans at noon and a composer talk by composer, laptop improviser, electronics performer, and sound artist Sam Pluta at 2:30 p.m., both in the Performing Arts Studio, in 1804 N. Decatur Road. This residency is co-sponsored by the Department of Music and Friends of Music.

Jazz on the Green will take place at 6:00 p.m. on Patterson Green. For more information, please see Music at Emory.

The Emory Dance Company Spring Concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Dance Studio of the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts. For more information, please see dance.emory.edu.

There will be a screening of Sita Sings the Blues at 7:30 p.m. in the Ackerman Hall, Carlos Museum.

Friday, April 27

The Emory Dance Company Spring Concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Dance Studio of the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts. For more information, please see dance.emory.edu.

The Emory Wind Ensemble Broadway Concert will be held at 8:00 p.m. in the Emerson Concert Hall, Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts. For more information, please see Music at Emory.

Saturday, April 28

The Emory Dance Company Spring Concert at 2:00 and 7:30 p.m. in the Dance Studio of the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts. For more information, please see dance.emory.edu.

Sunday, April 29

As part of the Frankenstein Anniversary Celebration at Emory, there will be a premiere of the short film Fran K at 2:00 p.m. in White Hall 208. This film is a collaboration between Theater Emory and Film and Media Studies.

The Emory Concert Choir will perform "Come to the Woods" at 7:00 p.m. in the Emerson Concert Hall, Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts. For more information, please see Music at Emory.

International lecturer and award-winning author Sister Joan Chittister will speak on "Radical Spirit" at 7:30 p.m. in the Cannon Chapel. For more information or to sign up, please visit the Aquinas Center.

Monday, April 30

The Emory WorkLife Resource Center will hold a workshop, "Emory Caregiver Support Program Overview," at noon in 1599 Clifton Road, 1.432.

Library and Information Technology Services will host "Using Canvas Pages and Modules" from noon to 1:30 p.m. in room 314 of the Woodruff Library. For more information or to register, please visit this link.

The Southwest Airlines Art + Social Engagement Project Unveiling will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the Emory Center for Ethics.

The Oxford Dance Performance will take place at 8:00 p.m. in Williams Hall at Oxford College.

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

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

Monday, April 23, 2018, Volume 18, Issue 32

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