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Emory/Spelman Nursing Degree Program Established

Emory's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, the top-ranked nursing school in Georgia, and Spelman College, a leading historically black women's liberal arts college, have partnered to offer a dual degree program so that Spelman students may earn a degree in nursing. Students will begin their studies at Spelman, and after three years, they will then enroll at Emory for two additional years. Their studies will culminate with a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, allowing students to receive both a liberal arts education and a nursing degree.

More information is available at this link.

From Excellence to Eminence

Emory Medical Researchers Win Prestigious Awards

Mahlon DeLong (Neurology) has been honored with the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation's 2014 Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award. DeLong, the William Timmie Professor of Neurology at the Emory University School of Medicine, received the award alongside Alim Louis Benabid of Grenoble, France. DeLong and Benabid were recognized for their roles in developing deep brain stimulation of the subthalamic nuceus, a surgical technique that reduces tremor and restores motor function in patients with advanced Parkinson's disease. For more information, please click here.

Raymond Schinazi (Pediatrics) received the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)'s 2014 Research & Hope Award for Excellence in Academic Research. The Research & Hope Awards program honors scientists working in the field of HIV/AIDS therapies. Schinazi is the Frances Winship Walters Professor of Pediatrics at Emory and director of the Laboratory of Biochemical Pharmacology, as well as a senior research career scientist at the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Director of the Scientific Working Group on Viral Eradication for the Emory Center for AIDS Research (CFAR). More information is available here.

Heard on Campus

Mentoring is a Mutual Relationship

Fundamentally, mentoring is a mutual relationship. It’s understanding that the mentor is going to be as affected as much the mentee. Just as teachers are changed by their students, I would think that mentors are also just as much changed by their mentees in positive ways. Some of my best mentorship relationships with faculty have been ones where they ask me, “What do you do outside the classroom? What are you interested in and how is this going to relate to your life and goals or your values?” . . . Mentees need to understand what they’re trying to seek from this relationship and what they’re trying to get out of it, and also understand that [the mentor] is taking time out of their busy lives to interact with you, help you, and truly invest in you.

-- Deema Elchoufi, Emory Student and Global Health Institute Field Scholar, from her talk at the panel discussion, “Emory Engaged: Mentoring Matters,” February 27, 2014, sponsored by the Commission on the Liberal Arts and the Center for Faculty Development and Excellence

Resources for Faculty

Langmuir African American Photo Collection Open to Emory Community

Emory's Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL) has announced the opening of the Robert Langmuir African American Photograph Collection to the Emory community. The collection, which was acquired in 2012 and will be available online, contains nearly 12,000 photographs focused on African American life in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The images range from photographs of daily life to studio portraits to class photographs and more. The collection is accessible to Emory faculty, staff, and students with an active Emory user ID.

For more information or to access the collection, please see web.library.emory.edu or marbl.library.emory.edu.

New to the Faculty

Leigh Allen, Lecturer in French and Italian

Leigh Allen completed her Ph.D. in twentieth century French literature and theater at Columbia University (2006). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2014, Allen held positions at the Ecole normale superieure and IES in Paris. Allen's primary research focus is contemporary and francophone theater.

Events This Week

Monday, September 29

There will be a workshop on Using the Blackboard Grade Center I from 10 a.m. to noon today in Woodruff Library room 312. For more information or to register, please click here.

At 4:00 p.m., Daniel Schacter (Department of Psychology, Harvard University) will speak on "The Seven Sins of Memory: An Update" in the Oxford Presentation Auditorium. For more information, please see the calendar of the Center for Mind, Brain, and Culture.

The third Carlos Reads Book Club event of the year will be held tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the Carlos Museum's Board Room, Level Two. The discussion will focus on Thomas Mann's Joseph and His Brothers and will be led by Erdmann Waniek, associate professor emeritus of German Studies. This is the first of a four-part series focusing on this book. While this evening is sold out and no more registrations can be taken, information on future events may be found here.

Tuesday, September 30

There will be a workshop on Using the Blackboard Grade Center II from 10 a.m. to noon today in Woodruff Library room 312. For more information or to register, please click here.

At noon, D. Samba Reddy (Professor, Department of Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics, College of Medicine, Texas A&M University) will give a lecture titled "Neurosteroids and Extrasynaptic GABA-A Receptors." This lecture will be held in 5052 Rollins Research Center. For more information on this series of pharmacology seminars, please see pharm.emory.edu.

Peter Webster of the Georgia Institute of Technology will speak on "The Physics of Monsoons" today at 2:30 in the Mathematics and Science Center E300. This talk is part of the Physics Colloquia series.

The Emory Black Law Students Association will host a panel discussion titled "New-Age Diversity in the Legal Profession" from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Tull Auditorium, Emory University School of Law. Interested parties may RSVP here.

There will be a Walking Through Genesis Gallery Talk at 7:30 p.m. in the Carlos Museum's Works on Paper Gallery, Level One. Joel M. LeMon, associate professor of Old Testament at Emory's Candler School of Theology, will explore major narratives and themes in the Book of Genesis in the exhibition God Spoke the Earth: Stories of Genesis in Prints and Drawings. For more information, please see the calendar of the Michael C. Carlos Museum.

Wednesday, October 1

At 6:00 p.m., the Vaccine Dinner Club of the Center for AIDS research presents "The Road to Emory: Ebola, Ethics, and the Law," featuring Polly Price (Law) and Paul Root Wolpe (Ethics Center), in the WHSCAB Auditorium. For more information, please click here.

Composer and violinist Daniel Roumain will give a public talk in Emerson Concert Hall, Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts, at 6:30 p.m. A reception will follow. He will return to Emory in March 2015 to perform a special commissioned work as part of the Emory Creation Stories Project. Please click here to learn more.

There will be a screening of Food, Inc. at 7:00 p.m. in the Center for Ethics, room 102. For more information, please email Jennifer Sarrett at jsarret@emory.edu.

The 2014-2015 Emory Cinematheque Film Series will continue with a screening of That Cold Day in the Park at 7:30 p.m. in White Hall 208. For more information, please click here.

Thursday, October 2

The two-day conference, "HIV & Aging: From Mitochondria to the Metropolis," begins today at the Marriott Couryard Decatur. For more information or to register, please click here.

At 12:15 p.m., Anita Corbett (Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Emory University School of Medicine) will speak on "Post-Transcriptional Regulation by RNA Binding Proteins: Linking Function and Mechanism to Understand Tissue-Specific Human Diseases" in the Whitehead Building, Ground Floor Auditorium. Please see biochem.emory.edu for more information.

John Carlos Rowe (University of Southern California) will give a lunchtime lecture at 12:30 p.m. on "The Ends of Transnationalism and U.S. Cultural Imperialism," followed by discussion. Limited space is available, and lunch will be served to those who register in advance; please indicate your interest in attending to Benjamin Reiss (breiss@emory.edu). For more information on Rowe, please click here.

"Mama and Papa Lala: 30 Years of Billops-Hatch Films" will take place at 3:00 p.m. in the Jones Room of the Woodruff Library. There will be screenings of "Older Women and Love" and "A String of Pearls," followed by a discussion. Later this evening (7:30 p.m., in the Jones Room), Valerie Smith of Princeton University will give the keynote talk for this event. Tomorrow (October 3) from 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., film screenings will continue in White Hall 207. Please click here to learn more and to see a full schedule of screenings.

Brad Cooke (Neuroscience Institute, Georgia State University) will speak on "Male and Female Brains: A Distinction that Makes a Difference" at 4:00 p.m. in PAIS 290. For more information, please see the calendar of the Center for Mind, Brain, and Culture.

Dona Yarbrough, Director of the Center for Women and Associate Vice Provost for Community and Diversity, will talk on "Switching Tracks: Administrative Career Paths for PhDs" at 4:00 p.m. in White Hall 112. For more information, contact Chanel Craft Tanner, chanel.tanner@emory.edu.

At 4:30 p.m., Robyn Fivush (Psychology) will deliver a lecture titled "Talking Trauma: Is It Always Good for You?" This talk will take place in White Hall 111. Please see the webpage of the Psychoanalytic Studies Program for more information.

There will be a Pinter Revue, part of Theater Emory's Pinter Fest, directed by Donald McManus, at 7:00 p.m. in the Theater Lab of the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. The Revue will be a collection of short works spanning more than thirty years of playwright Harold Pinter's career. There will be additional performances at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 3 and Saturday, October 4, as well as at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 5. For more information, please see the current season of Theater Emory.

"A Tribute to Seamus Heaney: An Evening of Poetry and Song" will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts. Natasha Trethewey, Kevin Young, Tracy K. Smith, Belinda McKeon, William Corbett, and others will be read Heaney poems as well as their own work, accompanied by the Vega String Quartet. For more information or to acquire tickets, please click here.

Friday, October 3

At noon, there will be a workshop on "Picking Your 401(K) Investments - Part 1" in the Claudia Nance Rollins Building - CNR 1000. Alok Desphande will facilitate. Please see the website of the WorkLife Resource Center for more information.

The Emory Center for Women will be hosting a Women's Wine Down from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Center for Women (Cox Hall, 3rd Floor). Please click here to learn more.

Saturday, October 4

No new events have been scheduled for today.

Sunday, October 5

Tom McCollough, Professor of Religion at Centre College, will give a talk on "A Suitable Place for a Wedding and a Miracle: Finding the True Cana of Galilee" in the Reception Hall of the Carlos Museum at 3:00 p.m. Please see mesas.emory.edu to learn more.

The 2014 Sheth Lecture in Indian Studies will be held from 3:30 to 5:45 p.m. in the Emory University School of Law, Tull Auditorium. The lecture will feature a film screening of "The Unseen Sequence: Exploring Bharatanatyam through the Art of Malvika Surkkai" and a conversation with the film's star, Malvika Surkkai, and its director, Sumantra Ghosal. Associate Professor of English Deepika Bahri will moderate the discussion, and a light reception will follow. The event is free and open to the public, but guests should register to attend by October 3. Please click here to learn more.

There will be an Emory Piano and Voice Faculty Recital at 4:00 p.m. in the Emerson Concert Hall of the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. For more information, please see music.emory.edu.

Monday, October 6

The Emory University Emeritus College will host the second talk in its fall Luncheon Colloquium Series. Ellen Idler (Sociology & Public Health), Ken Hunter (School of Nursing), and Ted Johnson (School of Medicine) will give a talk titled "Religion and Public Health: Making an Invisible Determinant Visible." This colloquium will be held in Room 130 at The Luce Center from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend. However, attendees who opt for lunch must register on or before the Thursday prior to each colloquium. The fee for lunch is $8.00 and it will be accepted at the door. For more information about The Lunch Colloquium and to register, please visit emory.edu/emeritus.

At 4:00 p.m., restorationist and filmmaker Ross Lipman will speak on "Persistence of Revision" in White Hall 101. The talk will examine the intersection of theory and practice in moving image restoration. At 7:30 p.m., Ross Lipman will offer a sneak preview of excerpts of his work-in-progress, "Notfilm," in White Hall 205. Samuel Beckett ventured into film with his 1964 production, "FILM," starring Buster Keaton and directed by Alan Schneider; Lipman's project "Film and Notfilm" will present some of the sections that were cut and provide a study of the original scenario and the process of filming. These events are hosted by The Letters of Samuel Beckett.

Linda Hutcheon (English and Comparative Literature, University of Toronto) and Michael Hutcheon (Medicine, University of Toronto) will speak on "Watching Doctors Watching You: Representing Patient-Physician Relations on the Operatic Stage" at 4:15 p.m. in the Candler School of Theology, room 252. This event is presented by the Disability Studies Initiative. Please click here to learn more.

There will be a Friends of Dance Lecture by Victoria Phillips of Columbia University titled "Dance is a Weapon: Choreographing Protest During the Great Depression" 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 Aquinas Center for Theology presents the annual Flannery O'Connor lecture, "Flannery O'Connor with Her Irish Up," with Bryan Giemza (University of North Carolina). This event will take place at 7:30 pm in the Oxford Presentation Auditorium in the Oxford Road Building. Tickets are required for this event. An additional night of the lecture, on October 7, is sold out. For more information, please see aquinas.emory.edu.

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

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

Monday, September 29, 2014, Volume 15, Issue 6

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