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12:00PM 01:00PM Prophetic Redemption: University Event Topic: Lectures & MeetingsSchool: Emory CollegeDepartment / Organization: James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and DifferenceBuilding/Room: Robert W. Woodruff LibraryMeeting Organizer/Sponsor: James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and DifferenceSpeaker/Presenter: Dr. Edward Flores - University of California-MercedEvent Open To: All (Public)Cost: FreeRegistration / R.S.V.P. link: https://form.jotform.com/53145385695162Contact Name: Rhonda PatrickContact Email: rhonda.patrick@emory.eduLink: http://jamesweldonjohnson.emory.edu/home/colloquium/index.html(JWJI Spring Colloquium Series)Dr. Edward Flores will be presenting findings from his new book, Jesus Saved an Ex-Con: Political Activism and Redemption after Incarceration (NYU Press, 2018). Dr. Flores’ research, based upon qualitative fieldwork in Chicago and in Los Angeles, examines several successful campaigns to expand the rights of the formerly incarcerated. Dr. Flores’ research offers an intervention into debates surrounding prisoner reentry and criminal justice reform; whereas dominant narratives have emphasized the role of elite-driven policy, Dr. Flores’ work instead illuminates how faith-based organizations have rearticulated prisoner reentry as grassroots and reconfigured criminal justice reform. Faith-based organizations wage campaigns to expand the rights of the formerly incarcerated through “prophetic redemption”—religious displays that expand the boundaries of democratic inclusion and socially integrate those furthest on the margins. + Robert W. Woodruff Library - Jones Room Campus Events
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12:00PM 01:00PM Prophetic Redemption: University Event Topic: Lectures & MeetingsSchool: Emory CollegeDepartment / Organization: James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and DifferenceBuilding/Room: Robert W. Woodruff LibraryMeeting Organizer/Sponsor: James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and DifferenceSpeaker/Presenter: Dr. Edward Flores - University of California-MercedEvent Open To: All (Public)Cost: FreeRegistration / R.S.V.P. link: https://form.jotform.com/53145385695162Contact Name: Rhonda PatrickContact Email: rhonda.patrick@emory.eduLink: http://jamesweldonjohnson.emory.edu/home/colloquium/index.html(JWJI Spring Colloquium Series)Dr. Edward Flores will be presenting findings from his new book, Jesus Saved an Ex-Con: Political Activism and Redemption after Incarceration (NYU Press, 2018). Dr. Flores’ research, based upon qualitative fieldwork in Chicago and in Los Angeles, examines several successful campaigns to expand the rights of the formerly incarcerated. Dr. Flores’ research offers an intervention into debates surrounding prisoner reentry and criminal justice reform; whereas dominant narratives have emphasized the role of elite-driven policy, Dr. Flores’ work instead illuminates how faith-based organizations have rearticulated prisoner reentry as grassroots and reconfigured criminal justice reform. Faith-based organizations wage campaigns to expand the rights of the formerly incarcerated through “prophetic redemption”—religious displays that expand the boundaries of democratic inclusion and socially integrate those furthest on the margins. + Robert W. Woodruff Library - Jones Room Campus Events
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03:30PM 04:30PM Seminar: Sylvie Garneau-Tsodikova, University of Kentucky: Room: Atwood Hall 360University Event Topic: Research,Science,Seminars & WorkshopsDepartment / Organization: Chemistry DepartmentSchool: Emory CollegeHost: Bill WuestEvent Contact: kwals6@emory.eduCommunity: biomolecular,faculty,graduate,organic,postdocsLink: http://pharmacy.uky.edu/research-innovation-and-discovery/faculty-labs/garneau-tsodikova-laboratory"ENGINEERING MULTIFUNCTIONAL ENZYMES AND INVESTIGATING VERSATILITY OF ENZYMATIC HALOGENATION FOR NONRIBOSOMAL PEPTIDE SYNTHESIS" Sylvie Garneau-Tsodikova Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 40536-0596, USA Nonribosomal peptides are natural products biosynthesized by multi-modular enzymatic assembly-lines comprised of domains performing varied activities. Adenylating enzymes play a key role in dictating the identity of building blocks to be incorporated in growing peptides during nonribosomal peptide biosynthesis. To increase the structural diversity of the products it generates, Nature has evolved unique interrupted adenylating enzymes capable of performing both adenylation and methylation reactions. We will present our biochemical and structural work towards understanding the mechanism by which these unique enzymes function and our efforts towards engineering novel interrupted enzymes with adenylating and methylating activities. Additionally, we will discuss halogenation, an important biotransformation and a highly promising transformation in medicinal chemistry, which could lead to improvement in pharmacological and pharmaceutical properties of compounds or enabling further modifications by using the halogen as a reactive handle. In the last decade, halogenases have emerged as highly promising tools that may serve as an alternative or the only route to halogenating some molecules, especially natural products. Our biochemical and structural study of two halogenases will be presented. + Atwood Hall 360 Campus Events
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03:30PM 04:30PM Seminar: Sylvie Garneau-Tsodikova, University of Kentucky: Room: Atwood Hall 360University Event Topic: Research,Science,Seminars & WorkshopsDepartment / Organization: Chemistry DepartmentSchool: Emory CollegeHost: Bill WuestEvent Contact: kwals6@emory.eduCommunity: biomolecular,faculty,graduate,organic,postdocsLink: http://pharmacy.uky.edu/research-innovation-and-discovery/faculty-labs/garneau-tsodikova-laboratory"ENGINEERING MULTIFUNCTIONAL ENZYMES AND INVESTIGATING VERSATILITY OF ENZYMATIC HALOGENATION FOR NONRIBOSOMAL PEPTIDE SYNTHESIS" Sylvie Garneau-Tsodikova Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 40536-0596, USA Nonribosomal peptides are natural products biosynthesized by multi-modular enzymatic assembly-lines comprised of domains performing varied activities. Adenylating enzymes play a key role in dictating the identity of building blocks to be incorporated in growing peptides during nonribosomal peptide biosynthesis. To increase the structural diversity of the products it generates, Nature has evolved unique interrupted adenylating enzymes capable of performing both adenylation and methylation reactions. We will present our biochemical and structural work towards understanding the mechanism by which these unique enzymes function and our efforts towards engineering novel interrupted enzymes with adenylating and methylating activities. Additionally, we will discuss halogenation, an important biotransformation and a highly promising transformation in medicinal chemistry, which could lead to improvement in pharmacological and pharmaceutical properties of compounds or enabling further modifications by using the halogen as a reactive handle. In the last decade, halogenases have emerged as highly promising tools that may serve as an alternative or the only route to halogenating some molecules, especially natural products. Our biochemical and structural study of two halogenases will be presented. + Atwood Hall 360 Campus Events
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