Spring 2016 Newsletter

Drop by the Lounge for snacks!

ECLC Excellence in Language Studies Award Recipients

Congrats to the 2016 recipients of the Emory College Language Center (ECLC) Excellence in Language Studies Awards!

The Awards are presented to one student in each language offered at Emory College. Each student is chosen by his/her respective department and recognized at the ECLC awards ceremony each Spring.

Awards ceremony: April 25, 4:30-6:00PM, Jones Room (Woodruff Library)

Things You Need to Know

Reminder to Seniors: RSVP to the Scholars Senior Lunch!

When: Saturday, May 7 from 11:30AM-1:30PM
Where: Lullwater Ballroom, Emory Conference Center Hotel
What: Last week, our graduating Emory Scholars seniors received an email to RSVP to the Emory Scholars Senior Lunch. This is a friendly reminder to complete the survey by April 13.

Open SLE Lotteries

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Evolution in the Media Coffeetalk

When: Tuesday, April 12 from 2:50-4:00 pm
Where: Meet at Kaldi's Coffee
What: Come join your fellow Emory Scholars and Dr. Pat Marsteller for a conversation about evolution in the news. We will be meeting on Tuesday, April 12th at 2:50pm to order drinks (on the Scholars Program!) at Kaldi’s Coffee in the DUC before moving to a room upstairs for the discussion. Hope to see you there!
To RSVP: DEADLINE EXTENDED! Sign up via OrgSync by Monday, April 11 at 5PM!
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Birding Hike at Kennesaw Mountain

When: Saturday, April 16, 2016, 7:30AM-12:30PM
Where: Meet in the M&SC Lounge // Kennesaw Mountain
What: Come join us for a birding hike at Kennesaw Mountain led by our resident birding expert, Marshall Weber (C'19)! Kennesaw Mountain is both the historic site of a Civil War battle and is widely considered the best birding hotspot for spring migration. We will be leaving early in the morning to catch sight of the best birds! This will be a great opportunity to go for a gorgeous hike, see and hear a variety of birds (binoculars will be provided!), and eat some free lunch while enjoying the scenery at Kennesaw Mountain.
We'll leave campus around 7:30AM and should return at the latest by 12:30PM, although we may return as early as 12PM.
To RSVP: DEADLINE EXTENDED! Sign up via Orgsync by Tuesday, April 12 at noon.
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Perception in Biology Coffeetalk

When: Friday, April 15 from 1-2 pm
Where: Cox Classroom B
What: We're excited to announce that Dr. Alexander Escobar will be hosting a Coffeetalk entitled "Perception in Biology." A few more details on this fascinating topic from Dr. Escobar: Conscious subjective experiences are an intimate part of who we are, but these experiences have only recently been studied through the natural sciences. How is it that you generate your internal subject experience of vision? What are the neural correlates of consciousness? This is a very deep question and we will explore this topic through the filter of modern biology and neuroscience.

To RSVP: Sign up via OrgSync by Wednesday, April 13 at noon!

Scholars on Campus

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East Asia Week!

When: April 11-14, 2016
What: Every wondered what actually goes on in North Korea? Or whether China can overtake the U.S. with its massive economy? Come find out more at East Asia Collective's inaugural East Asia Week! We have four exciting panels for you: Monday: North Korea's economy, Tuesday: THAAD missile & security, Wednesday: China's economic diplomacy, and Thursday: Trans-Pacific Partnership. Click here to view the event flyer!
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Emory Hillel's Trip to Cuba

Check out this article, published in the Atlanta Jewish Times written by fellow Scholar Jason Friedman '17C about Emory Hillel's Trip to Cuba over spring break that included himself and Scholar Adam Feldenkris '17C.

Scholar Opportunities

Usher for the Emory Honors Ceremony

When: Sunday, May 8 from 11:00-5:30 pm
Where: Glenn Memorial Auditorium
Rate: $50.00 flat fee
What: We are looking for four students to assist in set up and to serve as ushers for the Honors Ceremony this year. Since many of you will be participating in the honors program and the ceremony in future years or have friends who will be recognized as this year’s ceremony, we thought you might like the first chance at the positions. We will provide lunch on the day of the ceremony. We will also request late stay for any students living in the Emory residence halls. The actual job will include helping to set up the church auditorium (taping reserved rows, hanging directional signs, etc.). Leading up to the ceremony, you will stand at the doors to serve as ushers (giving directions, pointing out the bathrooms, directing people to the handicapped entrance, etc.). You would be welcome to join in the festivities at the reception. Afterwards, we may need your help removing signs and other materials from Glenn.

Please contact Dr. Jason Ciejka (jciejka@emory.edu) by email immediately if you are interested or have questions.

Int'l Shakespeare in a New Media World - Maymester Course

When: Daily during Maymester, 9AM-12:30PM
Where: 217 Woodruff Library
What: This course (cross-listed between English and Film Studies) will combine the study of Shakespearean drama with a range of international and new media connections. The course will link electronically with faculty, students, and other visitors from several countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Japan, India, Nigeria, and Morocco. Students will analyze Shakespeare's texts from an international perspective, watching productions, for example, with disparate global influences. Students will concurrently develop their own Shakespearean projects, incorporating a range of interests (e.g. current art trends, historical material, interdisciplinary perspectives, etc.)

White House Internship Program - Fall '16

When: September 6, 2016 - December 16, 2016
What: The White House Internship Program is designed to mentor and cultivate today's young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office, and prepare them for future public service opportunities. To apply, visit the following link. For application deadlines and program dates, see Internship Timeline and FAQs. View the flyer for more info!

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Photos from Scholars Finalists' Week

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