Friday, September 22, 2017, 4 p.m. EDT
GPS invites you to a 5-5-10 panel this coming Friday at 4 PM.
5 speakers-5 slides-10 minutes each
FRIDAY, SEPT. 22, 4-5:30 PM
KEMP MALONE LIBRARY, N301 Callaway Building, Emory
OPENING STATEMENT BY PROFESSOR VALERIE LOICHOT, English, French, and CPLT, currently at work on her book in progress, Water Graves
Shanna Early: The Hydrosocial Cycle: Water as a Socio-natural Hybrid
Marlo Starr: Nuclear Waters
Stephanie Iasiello: Always Drowning
Mike Lehman: Flotsam and Drift
(Talk titles subject to change)
Sunday, September 24, 2017, 5 – 6:30 p.m. EDT
India's rise has followed three to four decades behind that of the East Asian countries. As East Asia has slowed, India has gathered momentum to become the world's fastest-growing large economy. As a latecomer to the party, India has the usual advantages of learning from others' experiences, but the disadvantage of having to create space for itself in a crowded world with more established players. In addition, India faces three distinct disadvantages: functioning in a world being transformed by technology; dealing with a noticeably less hospitable international trading environment; and finding solutions when the standard economic policy packages have created rising inequality such that it presents new social and political challenges.
The principal challenge for latecomer India is how to deliver sustained, rapid economic growth, regardless of these circumstances, and thereby to create the millions of jobs that are needed to get people off low-productivity farms and into higher-productivity occupations. India will have to work out new solutions for itself.
Mr. T. N. Ninan is widely considered to be a pioneering editor and trend-setter in Indian business journalism. During an illustrious career spanning more than four decades, he brought about transformative change and rapid growth in different publications that he led as the editor. His book on India’s recent history and prospects, titled The Turn of the Tortoise, was published in India by Penguin Random House in 2015, and later in New York by Oxford University Press.
He is currently the Chairman of Business Standard. Earlier, he was the paper’s Editor from 1993 to 2009, and also its Publisher for most of that period. Before moving to Business Standard, Mr. Ninan was the editor of The Economic Times; among magazines, the executive editor at India Today (India’s leading newsmagazine) in the 1980s, and later the editor of Business World.
Mr. Ninan has been a television commentator on economic and business issues. He was awarded the Jawaharlal Nehru Fellowship in 2013-2014. He has been at various times a board member of the World Editors Forum, President of the Editors Guild of India, member of the National Integration Council, member of the Board of Trade, and an invitee to the Prime Minister’s Advisory Council on Trade and Industry. He has taken part in Track II Dialogues with the US, Germany, China, Israel and Singapore. He currently chairs the Board of Trustees of the Independent and Public-Spirited Media Foundation.
Mr. Ninan is a recipient of several professional awards, including three for lifetime achievement.
Reception to follow in Oxford Road Living Room.
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Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 4:30 – 6 p.m. EDT
Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 4 – 6 p.m. EDT
Reception to follow.
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Thursday, September 28, 2017, 4 – 6 p.m. EDT
Friday, September 29, 2017, 4 – 7 p.m. EDT
Across the African diaspora, how do textile arts, memory, and spirituality interweave? How do black women’s quilt- and lace-making traditions serve as ritual practices connecting folk religion and cultural identity?
"Textures of the Diaspora" lecture and communty workshop is an investigation of black women's cultural and spiritual heritage work across two African diaspora locations: Alabama, USA and Bahia, Brazil. Focusing on the varied uses of textile-based arts in Africana sacred ritual and ancestral communication, this program includes a moderated discussion among scholars and practitioners, a texile art demonstration, and an interactive workshop.
Hear from master quilters Mary Margaret Pettway from Gee's Bend, Alabama, and Iyalorixá Valnizia de Ayra and Vandrea Amaral from the Terreiro do Cobre Candomblé Community in Bahia, Brazil. Our presenters from Alabama and Bahia will show their work and discuss the sacred dimensions of their artistic practice. During the second half of the program, event participants will convene in small groups where presenters will lead hands-on demonstrations of textile art techniques. Participants in the workshop portion of the program will learn basic elements of quilting and lace-making.
***PRE-EVENT ACTIVITY: Guest viewing of Carlos Museum exhibition “Threads of Time” and African textiles collection in the permanent gallery, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
This event is organized by The Ceremony Music and Events in conjunction with the James Weldon Johnson Institute. The project is sponsored in part by a grant from the Emory College Center for Creativity and Arts' David Goldwasser Series in Religion and the Arts.
More info: texturesofdiaspora.eventbrite.com
Thursday, September 21, 2017, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. EDT
Come join the German Studies department for donuts and other light refreshments! Hosted on the third Thursday of every month.
Monday, September 25, 2017, 6 – 8 p.m. EDT
Join the residents of the German House for Filmabend! We will be watching a German movie and serving light refreshments.
Friday, September 29, 2017, 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. EDT
Eating and education coalesce as we bring you both great-tasting, sustainable food, and some important facts that will allow you to feel good about eating them!
The Emory Sustainable Food Fair aims to empower local chefs, farmers, organizations both on and off campus, and of course, YOU. Come join us to celebrate Atlanta’s vibrant sustainable food movement, and better yet, to learn how to be a part of it!
***Please bring cash so you can support our local, sustainable vendors and pick up some delicious and ethical goodies!***
There will be samples available as well!
Our event will feature:
❀ Farmers from all over Georgia selling delicious, organic/local produce
❀ Food samples from Atlanta's best restaurants with a dedication to sustainability
❀ Student-run educational tables there to help you become a more mindful consumer
❀ Tasty and sustainably made treats- that means desserts, sweets, snacks, and products you can buy locally when you crave for more!
❀ Campus organizations to let you know what's the next step on getting more involved
Email us at email@example.com with any questions or comments!
Find us on instagram at @emorysustainablefood ❁
Like us at The Emory Sustainable Food Fair!
More info: www.facebook.com…
Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 4 – 5:30 p.m. EDT
Given the continued crisis and debate on healthcare in the United States, Rt. Hon. Sir Simon Burns, former UK Minister of Health and Member of Parliament for Chelmsford, provides a perspective on healthcare, the British experience, and a European view of America's healthcare system.
Sir Simon is visiting Emory University this week and also speaking in classes at Emory College and Goizueta Business School on Brexit and the future of the UK and Europe, as well as on the topic of Britain's unwritten constitution.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 5 – 6 p.m. EDT
Come enjoy free refreshments with the German Studies department to kick off our academic year! (Rescheduled after Hurricane Irma)
Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 12 – 2 p.m. EDT
Emory is implementing a new waste management policy this spring and the Office of Sustainability Initiatives wants your feedback! Stop by our table at Wonderful Wednesday and let us know what you think of the new recycling and composting system.
Thursday, September 28, 2017, 4 – 5:30 p.m. EDT
From understanding contemporary migration patterns to the United States (including the Latinx, Asian and African Diasporas) to understanding how current debates over immigration can change political identities and voting behavior, this program will be of interest to anyone who wants to learn more about the diversity of contemporary US immigration and how it is politicized.
We are pleased to have five eminent scholars from a wide range of disciplinary fields join us.
More info: jamesweldonjohnson.emory.edu…
Thursday, September 28, 2017, 6 – 7:15 p.m. EDT
Everyone can benefit from discovering meditation. Emory Buddhist Club meets every Thursday at 6pm in Cannon Chapel basement, and is open to people of all backgrounds. We usually have a mix of meditation, short talk, Q&A, and tea social. Our teachers are monks or nuns from Emory and surrounding communities. Join our weekly email list to find out who the teacher of the week is - contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or enter it at www.atlantabuddhism.org
We hope to see you on Thursday! Free parking in Peavine Lot after 5pm.
More info: www.atlantabuddhism.org
Emory University Campus
1600 North Decatur Road
Atlanta, GA 30307
Parking is available at the Peavine Parking Deck.
Thursday, September 28, 2017, 6 – 9 p.m. EDT
Emory University and The League of Women Voters will host the Atlanta Mayoral Candidates Forum on Thursday, September 28 from 6pm to 9pm.
Thursday, September 28, 2017, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. EDT
Opening reception for "The Dream Machine exhibition. Please register at the link provided. The exhibition reconsiders postwar literature and the ways it mirrored,predicted, and remade the culture around it, with special focus on the influential group known as “the Beats.” Pulling from the Rose Library’s rich literary collections, especially the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library, the show rediscovers a number of fascinating countercultural writers and will be the first major consideration of the Beats in the U.S. in nearly a decade.
More info: web.library.emory.edu…
26 Eagle Row
Atlanta, GA 30322
Thursday, September 28, 2017, 7 – 9 p.m. EDT
More info: www.emoryathletics.com
1700 North Decatur Road NE 30322
Thursday, September 28, 2017, 7:30 p.m. EDT
Theater Emory presents
Inspired by Mary Shelley, Directed by Park Krausen
13 playwrights, 6 Actors, and a bedroom. What dreams haunt your midnight pillow?
Tickets on sale now!
Friday, September 29, 2017, 1 – 2:30 p.m. EDT
Portuguese Conversation Hour