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

Forefront

Oct 4: University Course "Pandemic Reflections" Presents The Viral Underclass author Steven Thrasher

As part of the Center for Faculty Development and Excellence's “Pandemic Reflections” course on AIDS and COVID-19 led by Jodie Guest (professor and vice chair of epidemiology), Steven Thrasher (Daniel H. Renberg Chair of Social Justice in Reporting) will discuss his new book, The Viral Underclass: The Human Toll when Inequality and Disease Collide. The project, lauded by scholars such as Michael Eric Dyson, exposes the deep, persistent historical relationship between pandemics and health inequities. The conversation promises to be an engaging one, with sharp insight into several topics at the intersection of these issues!

The event will take place on Tuesday, October 4 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. For more information and to register, please visit this CFDE webpage.

From Excellence to Eminence

Teng receives NIH Grant to Study Role of FAT1 Mutations in Aggressiveness of Head and Neck Cancer

Winship Cancer Institute researcher Yong Teng, associate professor of hematology and medical oncology at Emory University School of Medicine, and collaborators at Northwestern University have received an R03 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study how FAT1 mutations contribute to aggressive behaviors of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. Preliminary data for the study was supported by a Winship Invest$ pilot grant.

Heard on Campus

Visualizing Moral Decisionmaking

A prevailing view in developmental psychology for several decades was the idea that young children are motivated by personal benefits and personal benefits alone. And while it is true that even very young children have a strong motivation for material rewards (for example, if you give a baby the choice between a larger number of crackers and a smaller number of crackers, they'll consistently accept or take the larger amount), it's also true that babies at these same ages have a deep-seated aversion to those who treat others poorly. So, to make this a little clearer, when you show a baby as young as three months a morality play in which a character is struggling to accomplish some kind of a goal like opening up a clear box that has a toy inside, or climbing an incline, infants will consitently reject a mean character, that is, a character that thwarts their goal either by slamming that box shut or pushing them down the hill, in favor of a nice character or a character that facilitates the accomplishment of the goal by opening up that clear box with a toy inside or pushing the character up the incline.

-- Arber Tasimi, assistant professor of psychology, during the webinar "Ancient and Modern Perspectives on Value Conflict," hosted by the Center for Mind, Brain, and Culture on Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Resources for Faculty

Poll Everywhere Working Session

CFDE AND TLT ARE COLLABORATING TO CREATE A POLL EVERYWHERE WORKING SESSION. THIS SESSION WILL HELP YOU INCREASE YOUR CLASS ENGAGEMENT WITH POLL EVERYWHERE QUESTIONS STRATEGICALLY PLACED THROUGHOUT YOUR CLASS.

When

Tuesday, October 4th, 10:00 am - 11:30 am, Woodruff Library 314 (comp lab) REGISTER FOR TUESDAY

Wednesday, October 5th, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm, Woodruff Library 314 (comp lab) REGISTER FOR WEDNESDAY

Description

THINK (30 MINS)

We will start by highlighting several ways to use Poll Everywhere to meet different learning needs and goals. Bring your class plans, lecture notes, quiz questions etc. and plan along with us as we discuss.

PLAN (15 MIN)

Using your own class notes, slides, quiz questions etc., map out how you might use polling to support student learning and community engagement.

DO (45 MIN)

Experts from TLT will demonstrate a variety of question formats, review best practices around question management, show you how to re-use or re-run questions, run reports, embed questions in ppt etc. Sign in to your Poll Everywhere account and create the questions for your class. Leave this session with at least one class (or more!) ready to go with Poll Everywhere questions and feeling confident that you can collect the class reports.

New to the Faculty

Yana Bromberg, Professor of Biology and Computer Science, Emory College of Arts and Sciences

Yana Bromberg will join the Emory faculty in spring 2023. She has held positions at Rutgers University and Columbia University. Her research focuses on deciphering the DNA “blueprints” of life’s molecular machinery. She develops novel bioinformatics techniques to find out where this machinery comes from and why/how it runs. The answers to these basic questions are important for improving our health/quality of life, preserving our environment, and, well, . . . did we really start as green slime?!

Bromberg received her degrees from SUNY Stony Brook and Columbia University. Her work has been recognized by private and federal agencies, including NASA and NIH. She received an NSF CAREER award and is also a Fellow of the Munich Institute for Advanced Study. Her findings consistently indicate that our world functions via dependencies and interactions at all scales.

Events This Week

Monday, October 3

At 9:00 a.m. in Convocation Hall and via Zoom, the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will host Carol E. Henderson, Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer, for Diversity Week 2022 Keynote - Building Blocks of Transformation. For more information and to sign up, please visit this link.

At 11:30 a.m. at the Asbury Traffic Circle (Between Cox Hall and the Student Center), the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion invites you to join the Diversity Week 2022 - Diversity Fair. For more information, please contact Nicole Ingram (odei@emory.edu).

At 11:30 a.m. via Zoom, EUEC Lunch Colloquiums will feature Marla Frederick, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Religion and Culture, Candler School of Theology. The title of this talk is "The Courage to Build: Black Religion and the Development of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)." For more information, please contact Dianne Becht (dianne.becht@emory.edu).

At noon in Woodruff Library Jones Room, the JWJI Colloquium Series continues with Monica De La Torre, assistant professor of transborder studies (Arizona State University). The title of this talk is "Feminista Frequencies: Community Building through Radio in the Yakima Valley." For more information and to register, please visit the events calendar.

At noon via Zoom, the Emory Pride Employee Network will host a Transgender Education Panel Discussion. For more information and to register, please visit the events calendar.

At noon in Emory Children's Center Room 302, the CCNR Seminar will focus on "Neurobehavioral Consequences of Viral Infections in Nonhuman Primates" with Jessica Raper, assistant professor of pediatrics. For more information, please visit the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta events calendar.

At 1:00 p.m. via Zoom, the CCIV and CIAG Seminar will feature Duke Geem, Division of Gastroenterology and Department of Pediatrics. The title of this talk is "The Role of SIRPa+ Myeloid Cells in children with Anti-TNF Refractory Chron's Disease." For more information, please visit this Children's Healthcare of Atlanta webpage.

At 4:00 p.m. in Modern Languages Building 219, the German studies department invites you to attend Kaffeestunde. For more information, please visit this webpage.

At 4:00 p.m. at Double Zero in Emory Village, Emory College invites you to attend a Celebration Honoring New Faculty, Newly Promoted Faculty, and Named Chairs. For more information, please visit the ECAS events calendar.

At 4:15 p.m. via Zoom, the 2022-2023 Interdisciplinary Research Seminar, Europe and Beyond, will host Everet Smith (philosophy) and Melissa Gayan (history). The titles of their respective talks are "Gloria Anzaldua, Chicana Feminism, and the Author as Producer" and "Joseph Stalin and the Re-Centralization of Soviet Postwar Control." For more information, please visit this link.

At 6:00 p.m. online, the Candler School of Theology presents Thinking About Padilla & Perkins. For more information and to register, please visit the Candler events calendar.

Tuesday, October 4

At 10:00 a.m. in Woodruff Library Room 314 (computer lab), CFDE & TLT will host a Poll Everywhere Working Session. For more information, please visit the events calendar.

At 11:30 a.m. in Atwood Chemistry Center, the Political Science Dept Speaker Series presents Guillermo Rosas, associate professor, Department of Political Science Fellow at the Center in Political Economy (Washington University). The title of their lecture is "Income Inequality, Preferences over Redistribution, and Perceptions of Fiscal Platforms." For more information, please visit the events calendar.

At noon in 5052 Rollins Research Center, Pharmacology and Chemical Biology presents Douglas Green, member and chair, Department of Immunology, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The title of this talk is "PhCB - Persister Act: Near Death Experience in Cancer Cells." For more information, please visit the events calendar.

At noon in the Jones Room (Woodruff Library) and via Zoom, the CFDE and the Emory Emeritus College will host "Reimagining Retirement: A Vibrant Intellectual Life Continued." Panelists include Steve Nowicki, Charles Howard Candler Professor Emeritus of Psychology; Helen O’Shea, Emerita Professor of Nursing; Don Stein, Asa G. Candler Professor Emeritus of Emergency Medicine; Bobbi Patterson, Emerita Professor of Pedagogy, Department of Religion. For more information, please visit this link.

At noon in Rollins Building Room 322, the Religious Education Program invites you to attend Exploring a Career in K-12 Teaching. For more information, please visit the Candler events calendar.

At 3:00 p.m. via Zoom, the Center for Faculty Development and Excellence presents Steven W. Thrasher, Daniel H. Renberg Chair of Social Justice in Reporting in Northwestern University’s Medill School for The Viral Underclass Community Event. He will discuss his new book The Viral Underclass: The Human Toll when Inequality and Disease Collide. For more information and to register, please visit this link.

At 4:00 p.m. in Candler Library 114, Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies presents Upali Sraman, doctoral candidate, Graduate Division of Religion. The title of their talk is "Why do monks punch each other? Humor and Ethics in the Buddhist Vinaya Texts." For more information, please visit this link.

At 4:30 p.m. in Math and Science Center E300, the Physics Department will host Physics Department Colloquium: Daniel Weissman (Emory University). The topic of this colloquium is "Evolution in Space." For more information, please visit the ECAS events calendar.

At 5:30 p.m. Tharp Rehearsal Hall (Schwartz Center), the Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta Series continues with ECMSA: Masterclass with David Coucheron, Violin. For more information, please visit this link.

At 7:30 p.m. in Candler 252, the Aquinas Center will host Michele E. Watkins, assistant professor of theology and religious sudies (University of San Diego). The title of their lecture is "The Politics of Virtue, Love, and Suffering." For more information and to register, please visit this Aquinas Center webpage.

At 7:30 p.m. in the Schwartz Center Dance Studio, the Emory Friends of Dance present Friends of Dance Lecture: Singing Spirit in the Body: Urban Bush Women and Black Cultural Dance. The lecturer is Anita Gonzalez, professor of performing arts and African American studies (Georgetown University). For more information, please visit the ECAS events calendar.

Wednesday, October 5

All day on campus, the Candler School of Theology will celebrate Black Seminarians' Day. For more information, please visit this link.

At 10:30 a.m. via Zoom, Teaching and Learning Technologies will offer Video Production Team Drop-In. For more information and to sign up, please visit the events calendar.

At 11:00 a.m. via Zoom, Teaching and Learning Technologies will host Design Tools in Canvas - Online. For more information and to sign up, please visit the events calendar.

At noon via Zoom, the Pitts Theology Library presents Martin Luther as a Reader of Scripture and Insights for Today: A Conversation with G. Sujin Pak. Pak is dean of Boston University’s School of Theology and professor of the history of christianity. For more information and to register, please visit this link.

At noon online, the Candler School of Theology will host Living on a Seminary Budget. The webinar will feature Melissa Tosetti, certified money coach and founder of the Savvy Life. For more information and to register, please visit the Candler events calendar.

At 1:00 p.m. in Woodruff Library Room 314 (computer lab), CFDE & TLT will host a Poll Everywhere Working Session. For more information and to sign up, please visit the events calendar.

At 4:00 p.m. in Antrhopology 206, the Anthropology Department, Economics Department, and Goizueta Business School presents Cengiz Cemaloğlu (Stanford Graduate School of Business). The title of their talk is "Anthropology and the Private Sector: Why Companies Desire Ethnographers for Economic Growth." For more information and to register, please visit this link.

At 7:00 p.m. at the Fox Center, the 2022-2023 Georgia Seminar will begin a focus on Jasper Johns. The seminar will be led by Katherine Smith, professor of art history (Agnes Scott College). For more information and to RSVP, please visit this link.

Thursday, October 6

At 7:00 a.m. In the Emory University Hospital Auditorium or virtually via Zoom, Surgical Grand Rounds will feature Alison F. Ward, assistant professor of surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery. The title of this lecture is "Surgical Management of Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy." For more information and to sign in, please visit this link.

At 11:00 a.m. on Cox Hall Bridge, the Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response invites you to attend Emory's Annual Campus Safety Fair. For more information, please visit the events calendar.

At 11:30 a.m. in O. Wayne Rollins Research Center Room 1052, the Biology Seminar Series presents Wade Powell (Kenyon). For more information, please contact Malia Escobar (mescoba@emory.edu).

At noon via Zoom, the Benefits & Worklife Department will host the workshop Should I or Shouldn't I? When to Update Your Documents. The presenter is Hurley Elder Law. For more information and to register, please visit the events calendar.

At 4:00 p.m. at the Candler School of Theology, the School of Theology invites you to attend McDonald Lecture I: Christian Smith, professor of sociology and director of the Center for the Study of Religion and Society (University of Notre Dame). The title of this lecture is "The Future of American Churches: Is the U.S. Finally Secularizing or Just Morphing Religiously?" For more information and to register, please visit this link.

At 4:30 p.m. in White Hall Room 208, the Interdisciplinary Workshop in Colonial and Post-Colonial Studies will host Anand Patwardhan: Film Screening of "Reason." For more information, please contact Hugo Hansen (hugo.hansen@emory.edu).

At 4:30 p.m. via Zoom the Aflac Visiting Lecture Series presents Prashant Raghavendran (Vanderbilt), who will speak on "Evaluating New Assays for Bivalirudin Monitoring." To register for this session visit this link.

At 5:00 p.m. in Miller-Ward Alumni House, the Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences presents "Vivian Maier: Master of Visualization." The event will feature Maier biographer Ann Marks. For more information and to RSVP, please visit this link.

At 6:00 p.m. on Patterson Green (adjacent to the Schwartz Center), Music at Emory presents Jazz on the Green. For more information, please visit the ECAS events calendar.

At 7:00 p.m. at the Fox Center, 2022-2023 Great Works Seminar will turn its attention to Mahmood Mamdani's Good Muslim, Bad Muslim: Historical Lessons, Current Anxieties. The event will be moderated by James Hoesterey, associate professor of religion. For more information and to register, please visit this link.

At 7:30 p.m. in Ackerman Hall and via Zoom, the Carlos Museum presents "Beyond the Pictorial: The Materiality of Classical Gems." The speaker is Rachel Patt, Mary Seeger O’Boyle Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Princeton’s Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies. For more information, please visit this Carlos Museum webpage.

Friday, October 7

All day in Gambrell Hall, the Moot Court Society will host the Sixteenth Annual Civil Rights and Liberties Moot Court Competition. For more information and to register, please visit this link.

At noon via Zoom, Teaching and Learning Technologies will host Canvas Support Drop-in. For more information and to sign up, please visit the events calendar.

At 1:00 p.m. at the Fox Center, the Interdisciplinary Research Seminar will focus on Translation, moderated by Lisa Dillman, professor of Spanish and Portuguese. For more information, please visit this link.

At 4:00 p.m. at the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory College and the James Weldon Johnson Institute will host First Friday at 4. The event will feature Mónica García Blizzard, assistant profesor of Spanish and Portuguese, who will speak on "Mexican Cinema's White Indians: Racial Masquerade and Border-crossing Stars." For more information and to register, please visit the events calendar.

Saturday, October 8

At 10:00 a.m. at Emory SAAC (Student Activity & Academic Center), Emory Physician Assistant Heel to Heal 5k Committee invites you to join Emory PA Program's 2022 Heel to Heal 5K. For more information and to register, please visit this link.

Sunday, October 9

No events scheduled. Please check your departmental calendars.

Monday, October 10

Fall Break.

At 1:00 p.m. via Zoom, the CCIV Monday Seminar Series will feature Gokul Raghunath (School of Medicine). For more information, please visit the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta events calendar.

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

Monday, October 3, 2022, Volume 23, Issue 7

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