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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…

‘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…

ECDS helps launch Emory podcast for healthy living

When Dr. Sharon Bergquist wanted to start a podcast to give people on-the-go access to the latest health and wellness information that could change their lives, she turned to the staff at the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship. ECDS helped her launch “The Whole Health Cure,” Emory Healthcare’s podcast that aims to inform and inspire…

Story of Atlanta businessman Chip Robert told with exhibit, reception on Sept. 19

The Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library will mark the opening of the Chip Robert Jr. papers with an exhibition that debuts with a public reception on Sept. 19. “Chip Robert: Life as Art” celebrates the life of Lawrence Wood “Chip” Robert Jr. (1887-1976), an Atlanta businessman, civil servant, and world traveler….

Emory Libraries offers diverse range of drop-in workshops

This fall, Emory Libraries will offer more drop-in workshops that help students and faculty learn new skills, programs, and software.  “We cover a wide range of topics in our workshops, and we’re always open to hearing feedback, ideas, and suggestions for future workshop programming,” says Sarah Morris, head of instruction and engagement for the Emory…

Emory Libraries offers diverse range of drop-in workshops

This fall, Emory Libraries will offer drop-in workshops aimed at supporting students and faculty in learning new skills, programs, and software. “We cover a wide range of topics in our workshops, and we’re always open to hearing feedback, ideas, and suggestions for future workshop programming,” says Sarah Morris, head of instruction and engagement for the…

Yolanda Cooper promoted to dean and university librarian for Emory

Yolanda Cooper has been promoted to dean and university librarian for Emory University, effective July 1. Cooper has served as Emory’s university librarian since 2014. Read the full article: http://news.emory.edu/stories/2019/07/er_university_librarian/campus.html

‘Black Cosmopolitan’ exhibit focuses on James Weldon Johnson’s diplomatic career

The newest exhibit at the Rose Library highlights the often-overlooked diplomatic career of James Weldon Johnson and how his international experiences intersected with his advocacy for black freedom at home and abroad. “Black Cosmopolitan: James Weldon Johnson in an Age of Empire,” examines Johnson’s early life, his political appointment in the U.S. consular service, and…

Spelman president and Emory professor discuss representation in African American photographs

Spelman College President Mary Schmidt Campbell recently joined Emory University professor Kimberly Wallace-Sanders for a fascinating conversation about portraits of African American nannies, and how African Americans were represented in photography and images around the turn of the 20th century. Read the full article: http://news.emory.edu/stories/2019/06/er_framing_shadows/campus.html