October 14, 2020
A note from the Dean
Dear Faculty and Staff Colleagues,

We've made it halfway through the fall semester and I would like to thank you for your hard work to create and maintain the Oxford community. 
Over the next few weeks, you will each receive a magenta limited-edition Oxford T-shirt. You might notice that it is printed in the same colors as the "For you. For us. For Emory." campaign. Our on-campus students received their shirts yesterday and off-campus students will receive theirs in the mail starting early next week. 

I hope you will enjoy your shirt and know that we stand unified as Oxford College, no matter where we are working or learning. Together we are Oxford College.
I hope you will join me—and our students—in posting a selfie in your T-shirt on your social media. Be sure to tag the @EmoryOxford Instagram/Twitter handle so we can share to our story. (You can also use the #EmoryOxford hashtag.) We will feature many of your photos on the Oxford College accounts—collectively expressing our Oxford spirit from campus and around the world. 
Again, thank you! 
Notes from ChapLyn Take a Break Tuesdays & Wonder-full Wednesdays
Friends, I hope you are taking care of yourself as we now turn the corner and eye the latter half of the semester. If you’re on campus on Tuesdays, join us for Take a Break Tuesday anytime between 1:30-2:45 p.m. in front of the student center. This is a safe way for our community to connect this semester and is open to everyone. Each week, we’ll have pre-packaged snacks (popcorn, fruit roll ups, catered items, etc.) and swag (journals, mindfulness coloring books, and more).
If you’re on Instagram, follow us @oxfordrsl. Each Wednesday we highlight a Wonder-full Wednesday post to help us focus our attention, lift our spirit, and spark wonder in the middle of the week. Last week’s post is shared on the left.
Don’t forget that the Office of Religious & Spiritual Life is a resource for faculty and staff, not just students. We’re here for pastoral care and counseling, general concerns and listening, and to engage ideas you may have for programs. Schedule a meeting with us here: www.oxford.emory.edu/LynCalendar.
Oxford in the news
Zach Binney, assistant professor of quantitative theory and methods, was quoted in the USA Today article, "College football and COVID-19: A big, disjointed experiment exposes scientific, political gaps."
Pearl Dowe, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Political Science and African American Studies, writes the op-ed "Kamala Harris and the stereotypes we place on Black women," published by the Hill.
Faculty presentations and publications
Ken Carter, Charles Howard Candler Professor of Psychology, appeared on the following podcast episodes recently: Something You Should Know on September 21 and Faster than Normal on September 30.
Salvador L. Raggio, visiting assistant professor of Spanish, published
Sobre lo mutante (On Mutation) through Peter Lang Publishing (Germany). This scholarly book explores how textual and visual narratives from the Western and Pan-Hispanic world challenge the traditional notion of the monstrous in the twenty-first century. Sobre lo mutante focuses on fictional representations that give life to “mutants:” non-monolithic figures that create new meanings and symbolic networks through their fluidity and adaptability. More information about the book is available on Peter Lang’s official website (in Spanish).
Natalia Bayona-Vásquez, visiting assistant professor of biology,
participated in the panel "Latinas Energizing Science" on October 8. Hosted by LatinX@Broad as part of Virtual LatinX Heritage Week.
Chaplain's Lecture Series October 14
The Chaplain’s Lecture Series takes place on Wednesday, October 14, at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom.
The speaker, Valarie Kaur, is an activist and change agent who brings a much needed message of hope and revolutionary love in her new book, See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love. This event is free thanks to the generous support of the Pierce Program in Religion and the Office of Religious & Spiritual Life. You may view a trailer for the book and get a sense of Kaur’s message here.
Faculty Film Series for students continues for fall semester
From Ken Anderson, Dean for Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer, and
Joe Moon, Dean for Campus Life

Academic Affairs and Campus Life are collaborating for a series of co-curricular faculty-hosted film screenings during the remaining weekends of the fall semester. Please share these upcoming event opportunities with students that you think would enjoy attending.

For faculty members interested in hosting a screening eventThese can be serious cinema or light-hearted comedies, whatever you want to share with students. Faculty who are willing to host would select a film to show on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday evening, and then briefly introduce it and/or facilitate a discussion on the film (those details are up to you). Your selected film should be entertaining to students and, also, connect with your classes or, broadly, with your academic field. Campus Life staff will take care of all the logistics such as advertising, student participant sign-ups, and AV needs. They will need to know the name of the film and your proposed date as soon as possible. We will allow for up to 30 students to attend the screening. Please email Joe Moon with the film title and dates you would be available.

Upcoming October events in the series include:

October 18
Class Action Park with Devon Goss
Candler Hall | 7:00 p.m.

October 24
West Side Story with Maria Archetto
Candler Hall | 7:00 p.m.

October 30
Fat Man and Little Boy with Saikat Chakraborty
Candler Hall | 7:00 p.m.
Homecoming 2020 goes virtual October 22-25
Join the Emory Alumni Association for Homecoming 2020! Explore interesting topics of conversation, reconnect with old friends and reunion classes in our Homecoming Chat Rooms, and learn how Emory is pushing research, teaching, and service boundaries. The best part? Registration is free and open to all alumni, faculty, staff, students, friends of Emory, and their families. One easy registration is all it takes to unlock access (live and on-demand) to all exclusive Homecoming programs. Click here to visit the website for information or to register for any events. Event highlights include Sydney Harcourt and Lexi Lawson reprising their Broadway Hamilton roles of Aaron Burr and Eliza Schuyler Hamilton and the Indigo Girls and Shadowboxers in an exclusive Homecoming Musical Showcase.

Specific events of interest to the Oxford Community that feature Oxford faculty and alumni:

October 22 at 6:00 p.m.
Untold Stories: Race, Place, and Vulnerability in the Women’s Suffrage Movement
Examine the role that race, place, and vulnerability played in women’s suffrage and the fight for voting rights in the South. Faculty members Pearl Dowe, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Political Science and African American Studies at Oxford College and Emory College; Martha Albertson Fineman, Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Law; and Andra Gillespie, Associate Professor of Political Science, Graduate Faculty of Emory Sociology and Director of the James Weldon Johnson Institute, will explore these themes with guests.

Saturday, October 24 at 9:00 a.m.
A Taste of Emory From Around the World
Three international alumni will discuss their work related to food and beverage. Jamie Koh 07B will dial in from Singapore, where she is perfecting the next batch of craft spirits at her Brass Lion Distillery. Claudia Kreklau 16G 18G, a 20th century food and beverage historian, will be calling in from Scotland, where she is a professor at The University of St Andrews. And from Dubai, Digant “Raj” Kapoor 10Ox 12C will share his expertise as the People Manager at Madar Farms, a company focused on sustainable farming to address food insecurities.

Saturday, October 24 at 6:00 p.m.
Dorm Room Restauranteur: Butter Chicken Basics with Farhan Momin 13Ox 15C
Presented by the Oxford College Class of 2015. Join Farhan Momin 13Ox 15C for a brief history and demonstration on creating a restaurant-quality Butter Chicken at home. Momin is a local dentist who spent his years at Oxford and Emory recipe testing and managing his family’s restaurant. He went on to compete on MasterChef and now runs a pop-up series and co-owns his family’s butcher shop and restaurant Atlanta Halal Meat & Food.

Sunday, October 25 at 1:00 p.m.
Empowerment through Equity and Exposure: Donté Flanagan 04Ox 06N
Empowerment through Equity and Exposure is a mantra and mission that has the ability to disrupt our community locally and nationally for the betterment of society as a whole. The focus of this session pulls on the tragedies within the healthcare system, globally and locally, and the role we can play in aiding in improving the experience and outcomes of our patient population.
Benefits Annual Open Enrollment
Each year, Emory University offers you the opportunity to review your benefit elections during the annual enrollment period and make changes for the upcoming plan year. This year’s annual benefits enrollment period will be held October 26 through November 6, 2020. Changes made to your coverage will become effective January 1, 2021. For more information about rates, plans, incentives, and to compare available options, please visit the annual enrollment website.
Valerie Kaur, Revolutionary Love: See No Stranger 
Zoom event link | 7:30 p.m.
Virtual reading of The Odyssey
Sign-up online here to read | noon until 5:00 p.m.
Virtual reading of The Odyssey
Sign-up online here to read | noon until 5:00 p.m.
Faculty Film Series
Class Action Park with Devon Goss
Candler Hall | 7:00 p.m.
Performance: Khari Joyner, Cello
Zoom event link | 7:30 p.m.
Take a Break Tuesday, hosted by the Office of Religious & Spiritual Life
Oxford Student Center front patio | 1:30-2:45 p.m.
"Re-membering the Past for the Future" with Molly McGehee
Register online | 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Faculty Film Series
West Side Story with Maria Archetto
Candler Hall | 7:00 p.m.
Balkan Quartet, Quartet Performance
Zoom event link | 7:30 p.m.
Lecture: Richie Reseda, Talking Plain About Patriarchy
Zoom event link | 7:00 p.m.
Faculty Film Series
Fat Man and Little Boy with Saikat Chakraborty
Candler Hall | 7:00 p.m.
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