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Poet Nikki Giovanni to give free reading at Emory on Feb. 22

Celebrated activist poet Nikki Giovanni will read her work on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 4 p.m. at Emory University’s Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts. The event is open to the public at no charge. Tickets are not required, but seating will be limited. Doors will open 30 minutes prior to the event. Books and…

2020 Women of Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at Emory, 2/25/2020 from 6-8pm

Edit Wikipedia for the greater good! For the 5th year in a row, Emory University Libraries and Teaching and Learning Technologies will host a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon to improve coverage of women on Wikipedia and to empower new editors. According to Women in Red (WiR),  as of 20 January 2020, only of 18.21% of English Wikipedia’s…

‘Fake News’ class helps students learn to research and identify false information

by Maureen McGavin Sumedh Khanolkar, a first-year Emory student from Mumbai, India, first became concerned about fake news a few years ago. False rumors about child abductions were spreading through social media in his home country, leading crowds to attack innocent strangers, beating and sometimes even killing them without any evidence. “People have died in…

Poet Kevin Young returns to Emory for reading on Dec. 5

Poet and Emory University Distinguished Professor Kevin Young returns to the Emory campus for a reading from his most recent book, “Brown: Poems,” on Thursday, Dec. 5. A reception at 5:30 p.m. in the Rose Library will precede the reading at 7 p.m. in the Carlos Museum, where a book signing will follow. Seating is…

Dogged by finals? Sign up for the Pet Therapy Study Break

As finals approach and stressed-out students crowd into study areas and coffee shops, the Woodruff Library offers a way to relieve some of that tension – its annual Pet Therapy Study Break. On Thursday, Dec.12, from 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Jones Room, students can come out to scratch behind some ears and rub some…

Meet 2019-2020 Woodruff Fellow – Jennifer Morgan

This is the fifth post in a series of interviews conducted by the Woodruff Library with the 2019-2020 Emory Libraries/Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS) Fellows. Funded by the Laney Graduate School, the library and ECDS award fellowships to advanced graduate students expecting to complete their dissertations by the end of the fellowship period. Fellows…

New article, e-book, and reference databases for Korean Studies

Over the past year, Emory Libraries has purchased three databases that will enable faculty and students to access scholarly research produced in Korea. They include DBpia (and its sister site, KRpia), KISS, and Media Korean Studies. DBpia provides the full text of articles published in over 3,000 Korean scholarly journals in the humanities, sciences, social…

National Native American Heritage Month

November is the National Native American Heritage Month. Throughout this month, lecture series, cultural programs, exhibits, and other kinds of programs are organized to celebrate Native Americans’ culture, traditions, achievements, and contributions to our country. Eager to learn about the American Indian tribes of Georgia? Please check out the New Encyclopedia of Georgia about the Georgia Indians….

Meet 2019-2020 Woodruff Fellow – Robert Thorstad

This is the fourth post in a series of interviews conducted by the Woodruff Library with the 2019-2020 Emory Libraries/Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS) Fellows. Funded by the Laney Graduate School, the library and ECDS award fellowships to advanced graduate students expecting to complete their dissertations by the end of the fellowship period. Fellows…

Meet 2019-2020 Woodruff Fellow – Amy Li

This is the third post in a series of interviews conducted by the Woodruff Library with the 2019-2020 Emory Libraries/Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS) Fellows. Funded by the Laney Graduate School, the library and ECDS award fellowships to advanced graduate students expecting to complete their dissertations by the end of the fellowship period. Fellows…

National First-Generation College Day

Today is National First-Generation College Day! To learn more about National First-Generation College Day, check out: 2019 First Generation College Celebration. For first generation college students, the excitement of getting that college acceptance letter comes with other complex emotions and challenges. It can be a confusing and frustrating experience, but it doesn’t have to be isolating….

Meet 2019-2020 Woodruff Fellow – Jordan Daniels

This is the second post in a series of interviews conducted by the Woodruff Library with the 2019-2020 Emory Libraries/Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS) Fellows. Funded by the Laney Graduate School, the library and ECDS award fellowships to advanced graduate students expecting to complete their dissertations by the end of the fellowship period. Fellows…