Apr 02, 2020 Apr 02, 2020
07:00PM 09:00PM Close Escapes: Four Poets on Leaving Georgia: Born in Georgia, poets John Rollins Ridge, Conrad Aiken, and Alice Walker all experienced moments of extreme trauma that pushed them out of their home state. Born in Florida, Chelsea Rathburn moved to Georgia in 2001, returning to a place that had once been her family’s longtime home. Just months ago, Rathburn became Georgia’s newest poet laureate. These departures (and, for some, homecomings) marked significant events in these poets’ lives that correspond in turn with some of the state’s most pivotal moments: Indian Removal, the rise of Jim Crow laws, the Great Migration, and contemporary debates about women’s rights as mothers. How does leaving Georgia and leaving for Georgia influence these writers and their work? How do a state’s policies and communities shape the lives of its writers? This seminar will be moderated by Lizzy LeRud, scholar of American poetry and poetics, a former Fox Center fellow who is currently a Marrion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow at Georgia Institute of Technology. During the final seminar session, Lizzy will be joined by Chelsea Rathburn for a conversation focused on Rathburn’s newest book, Still Life with Mother and Knife (2019). This seminar will meet at the Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry from 7-9pm on four Thursday evenings sessions during the spring 2020 semester: March 26, April 9, 16, and 23. + Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry<br>1635 N. Decatur Road Campus Events
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07:30PM 07:30PM Lecture: Epidemic Models for the COVID-19 Pandemic: School: Oxford CollegeDepartment / Organization: Oxford CollegeEvent Open To: Faculty,Oxford College Students,StaffCost: FreeContact Name: Dean's OfficeContact Email: oxforddean@emory.eduOxford students, faculty, and staff are invited to an upcoming and innovative Oxford Studies program related to COVID-19. It will be given live at 7:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, April 2, and will include interactive questions and conversations sessions. Students enrolled in Oxford Studies will receive credit for attending. Dr. Samuel Jenness, PhD is an assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. Jenness will speak on "Epidemic Models for Projecting the COVID-19 Global Pandemic." Epidemic models are used to understand the transmission dynamics of infectious diseases, including the novel Coronavirus circulating globally. In this lecture, Jenness will describe how epidemic models are built and analyzed for two high-priority uses: 1) projecting the future number of COVID cases, hospitalizations, and deaths to compare against current healthcare capacity; and 2) estimating the population-level effects of biological and behavioral interventions (such as social distancing) as strategies for preventing disease. Jenness is the principal investigator of the EpiModel Research Lab, where the research focuses on developing methods and software tools for modeling infectious diseases. Its primary applications are focused on understanding HIV and STI transmission in the United States and globally, as well as the intersection between infectious disease epidemiology and network science. Students enrolled in Oxford Studies will receive credit for attending. + Zoom Campus Events
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07:30PM 07:30PM *CANCELED* The Grand Bizarre + Shorts | Not Coming to a Theater Near You: University Event Topic: Arts,Student & Campus LifeDepartment / Organization: Film & Media StudiesType of Art: Film - Screenings, Lectures, & EventsSeries: Not Coming to a Theater Near YouBuilding/Room: White HallCost: Free - no ticket requiredContact Name: Matthew Bernstein: mbernst@emory.eduTHIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED/CANCELED. Any updates for future events and rescheduled performances will be posted online and on the Arts at Emory calendar. Visit here for more information on Emory University’s response to COVID-19. “Not Coming to a Theater Near You” is a student-run festival, programmed by third-year film studies major and festival founder Evan Amaral (supervised by Department Chair Dr. Matthew H. Bernstein), and sponsored by the Department of Film and Media Studies. None of the films from our diverse selection have screened theatrically in Atlanta — one of the country’s largest, fastest-growing hubs of film production — so Emory brings them here to be shared with local film lovers. Trained at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and based at Dartmouth, experimental animator Jodie Mack is one of the most influential avant-garde film artists of the past decade. THE GRAND BIZARRE, her first feature-length project, is a handmade wonder, a 16mm collage of textiles, music, and other everyday objects as they travel along the economic routes that have come to define our globalized, modern world. A Canyon Cinema release. The feature, screened on 35mm, will be accompanied by three of Mack’s short films, screened on digital files: "Posthaste Perennial Pattern" (2010, 4 minutes), "Wasteland No. 1: Ardent, Verdant" (2017, 4 minutes), and "Hoarders Without Borders 1.0" (2018, 6 minutes). Recommended parking: Oxford Road Parking Deck, Peavine Parking Deck + White Hall 208 | 301 Dowman Drive Campus Events
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